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>>
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> Liberia is investigating the disappearance of $104 million of newly printed bank notes. The cash was intended for the Central Bank. It's worth about 5% of the impoverished country's GDP.>>
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that the Liberians are crying at the level of rampant corruption. It's affecting our country.
00:00:22
>> Newspaper headlines called it Container-Gate, that's because much of the money vanished from containers used to ship in the newly minted notes. Liberia doesn't print its own currency. 15 Liberians now banned from leaving the country on suspicion of connection with the disappearance. Among their number is the son of former President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
00:00:44
The government has said the money arrived when she was still in power. Now pressure is mounting on Sirleaf's replacement as president, George Weah.>> I'm calling all the ambassador, doctor, Dr. George manner we had to be able to probe the investigating master as to see who is responsible.
00:01:01
If any of the government officials are responsible they should be brought to justice.>> Now it's unclear what the country will do about the missing money. Only the Central Bank has the power to order more. So far it's refused to comment on its plans.