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Liberian President Weah orders probe of Exxon 2013 oil deal

The Liberian president has ordered a probe into Exxon's 2013 deal for drilling rights off its coast.

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Liberian President George Weah ordered a probe into Exxon Mobil Corp.'s 2013 deal for drilling rights off the West African nation's coast, his office said.

The investigation follows last month's report by campaign group Global Witness that Exxon purchased the rights despite knowing that the block was suspected of being partially owned by Liberian individuals who may have illegally granted it to themselves while holding public office.

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