Liberia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Monrovia

Government: 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

  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: 'Ellen Is Not Supportive of Boakai' - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [NEWS] It appears that Unity Party is gradually crumbling and within a matter of days the reality would be unbelievable. There are reports that the bickering within the party could undermine its cohesion and split it along ethical lines.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Senate Mandates Weah, Johnson - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [NEWS] Senators George Manneh Weah and Prince Yormie Johnson have been requested to submit detailed performance report on happenings at the ECOWAS Parliament. The senators are Liberia's representatives at the parliament at the level of the Senate.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Theo Joseph to Lead Discussions At Tax Confab. - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [NEWS] The President of the Liberia Institute of Tax Practitioners Mr. Theo. Dekonty Joseph has been invited to the West African Union of Tax Institutes (WAUTI) 5th Annual International Conference in Abuja, Nigeria. The conference is slated for February 28 to March 1, 2017.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: 'Nocal Not Bankrupt' - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [NEWS] In response to the Wednesday, February 22, 2017 edition of this paper in which it was reported that 'Bankrupt' NOCAL Gets US$1 M for Salary', the interim Management team of NOCAL says the company did not go bankrupt.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Sex Workers in Liberia Share Experience With Frontpageafica Newspaper - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Angel Hawkins has spent 11 years working as a sex worker in one of Liberia's slum communities noted for harboring teenage prostitutes, drug users and thieves, and armed robbers.