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

  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: Atty. Isaac Jackson Sacks CLLR. Arthur Johnson for Conflict of Interest - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Liberia's Permanent Representative to IMO, Atty, Isaac W. Jackson Jr. has with immediate effect relieved Cllr. Arthur T. Johnson of his post as his legal counsel representing him at the ongoing Prohibition Case before the Supreme Court.
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: German Investor Killed in Grand Bassa - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] -Police hunt for suspects
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: Partners Sub-Grant SGBV Funds to Improve Reporting - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] European Union (EU) Head of Cooperation to Liberia Mr. Theodorus Kaspers says through the newly launched Enough! Project, more than 65 percent of the funds are sub-granted to local women rights organizations so that more action can be taken from within communities surrounding sexual gender - based violence (SGBV).
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: Tweah Forecasts 2020 Recovery - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] -As he signs 3.7m PPAA with World Bank
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: CoP's Allies Scatter - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] -UP in trouble