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: 4,689,021 (2017)

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

  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Lawmakers Alarm Over High U.S.$ Rate - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Liberia] Members of the House of Representatives has alarmed over the constant deprecation of the Liberian dollar, leading to the unprecedented hike of various commodities in the country.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: LWSC Deputy MD to Restitute U.S.$48k - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Moseray Momoh (front), the deputy managing director for administration at the LWSC is a former procurement officer of UNDP at the time when his company was awarded the controversial contract.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Welcoming a Worthwhile Initiative - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] "I lived in Sasstown from 1975 to 1979; I never had the opportunity to live in a decent house. Today, in this 21st Century, I see that my parents, the people and my friends are still living the hut life. Now, we are in a modern era; it is time to change that.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Pres. Weah Commissions Several Senior Govt Officials - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Pres. Weah administers oath to the commissioned officials. Photo Credit: Ministry of Labor
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Mayor Koijee to Weah's Critics - 'Grow Up to Face Reality' - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Monrovia City Mayor Koijee insists history on the side of the Weah-led government