Liberia

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INFORMATION

Capital: MonroviaGovernment: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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: 4.1 million (UN 2011)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Former Police Chief Under Probe for Journalist's Death - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Atty. Chris Massaquoi, former Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, has been invited by the Police for questioning in connection with the murder of journalist Tyron Brown.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Nigeria Trains 36 LEC Employees in Several Professional Areas - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Thirty-six employees of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) have completed a two-week "intensive training" in Nigeria in several professional areas, to enhance productivity of the corporation.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Min. Wolokollie Wants Liberians Distribute, Retail Manufactured Goods - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Deputy Commerce Minister for Small Business Administration Jemima Wolokollie says in order to create a level playing field in the business community, Liberian entrepreneurs must be the distributors and retailers of manufactured goods, whether produced in the country or imported from abroad.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Scuffles At Capitol As Disabled Demand Audience With Speaker Chambers - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] A group of physically challenged Liberians under the banner of Disabled Like Minds for Good Governance, led by Samuel Dean yesterday congregated on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, to present a petition to House Speaker Bhofal Chambers. Their purpose was however thwarted by scuffles with the House's Sergeant-at-arms who hurled invectives not worthy of mention here.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Margibi's New Superintendent - 'Power Will Not Change Me' - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Margibi County new Superintendent Jerry Varnie has assured Margibians of his preparedness not to let 'power' turn him around, most especially against the residents, who he has come to serve.