Liberia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Monrovia

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: George Weah

Economy:

  • Heavily reliant on foreign assistance for revenue.
  • Richly endowed with water, mineral resources, forests and a climate favorable to agriculture, Liberia has been a producer and exporter of basic products including raw timber and rubber.

Population: 4,809,768 (2018)

Land Size: 99,067 sq km (38,250 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Kpelle: 20.3%
  • Bassa: 13.4%
  • Grebo: 10%
  • Gio: 8%
  • Mano: 7.9%
  • Kru: 6%
  • Lorma: 5.1%
  • Kissi: 4.8%
  • Gola: 4.4%
  • Other: 20.1% (2008 census)
Religions:

  • Christian: 85.6%
  • Muslim: 12.2%
  • Traditional: 0.6%
  • Other: 0.2%
  • None: 1.4%

Language(s):

  • English: 20% (official)
  • Kpelle
  • Dan
  • Bassa

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RECENT NEWS

  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: NaFAA Boss Lauds Chinese Govt. - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [NEWS] ... As 25 NaFAA Staff Return From Training In China
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Govt. 'Bans' Sale of Uniforms - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [NEWS] ... By School Authorities
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Noah Ark's School Graduates 314 - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Noah Ark's secondary school situated in Gardnersville Township, suburbs of Monrovia graduates 314 students with call by District Education Officer Peter Nordeh to the graduates to go to college and respect those molding their minds for future endeavors.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Dillon Dares Chie - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Newly indicuted Montserrado County Sen. Abraham Darius Dillon is warning Senate President Pro - Tempore Albert Chie to rethink his "foolhardy" decision to threaten him (Dillon) with removal from the Liberian Senate for declaring his assets and reducing his salary to give back to the people.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Photographers Warned of Big Challenge - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] The National Photographers Union of Liberia (NAPUL) has been warned of a big challenge posed to them by the digital world which has made many amateur photographers to obstruct the work of professional photographers by the use of smartphones and other cameras at occasions.