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

  • Fri - Jun 14, 2019: Council of Patriots 'Makes' Financial Report to 'Supporters' - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -It seems the Council of Patriots (COP) has heeded to calls from most of its detractors, to make full accountability of the funds they received to host the June 7 #SavetheState protest.
  • Fri - Jun 14, 2019: BYC Meets LISCR At Ats On Sunday - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] The Liberia Football Association (LFA) Cup Final has been transferred from Buchanan, Grand Bassa County to Monrovia.
  • Fri - Jun 14, 2019: IMF Wants Rational Spending and Realistic Budgets - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says policy uncertainty and slippages have imposed a significant toll on the economy of Liberia over the past two years, noting that particularly, higher fiscal deficits and accommodative monetary policy led to rapid depreciation of the Liberian dollar and increased inflation thereby, eroding the purchasing power of the poor.
  • Fri - Jun 14, 2019: We've Not Violated Human Rights Law - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] During discussion of Human Rights pledge at the Liberian Senate, Ex-rebel leader Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County says there has been no record of any one of them in the Senate violating the International Human Rights law, for which they are asked to reaffirm or recommit the Human Rights pledge.
  • Fri - Jun 14, 2019: International Partners Salute Liberians - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Liberia's international partners have commended all stakeholders for the peaceful manner in which the June 7 protest took place and record it as another of Liberia's achievements in the consolidation of democracy, peace and stability.