Hundreds have joined protests in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, concerning the disappearance of more than $100m-worth (£76m) of newly printed banknotes intended for the central bank.
That sum, which vanished from the country’s main port and airport when the notes were imported for distribution, accounts for 5% of the country’s GDP according to the Financial Times.
Liberia’s government has banned 15 people, including the son of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from leaving the country while it investigates what happened.
The government has asked the IMF and the FBI to assist with the investigation. But according to President George Weah in a statement, the role of those international partners will be to advise the government on transparency. Citizens say this does not go far enough and are instead calling for the organisations to be directly involved in the probe.
According to BBC, Protesters have amassed outside the US embassy hoping to get their message heard.