Liberia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Monrovia

Government: 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

  • Thu - Mar 23, 2017: President Sirleaf Extols Grand Kru Citizens - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extolled citizens of Grand Kru County for the support and patriotism demonstrated in keeping the peace for 11 years stressing: "We are proud of you citizens of Grand Kru and your support; the peace we enjoy today could not have been possible if each of you did not play your part well, thank you Grand Kru County," she told jubilant citizens and residents of county.
  • Tue - Mar 21, 2017: President Sirleaf Arrives in Greenville City - Commissions Marine Crafts - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has arrived in Greenville City, Sinoe County at the start of the third leg of County Tour, which takes her to the South-eastern part of Liberia. In Greenville, President Sirleaf commissioned marine crafts, patrol as well as pilot and tug boats.
  • Mon - Mar 20, 2017: Cabinet Reviews 150 Days Action Plan At Special Meeting - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Liberia Govt] A special meeting of Cabinet has carefully reviewed a 150-day action plan focusing on agriculture, education, energy, health and infrastructure.
  • Mon - Mar 20, 2017: President Sirleaf Makes Several Appointments in Government - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made several appointments in government affecting the National Social Security & Welfare Corporation, National Housing Authority, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Internal Affairs as well as the Law Reform Commission.
  • Sun - Mar 19, 2017: Police Reports Three Mob Violence Killings in Bong County in One Month - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -The Bong County Police Detachment says three suspected criminals have been killed in the county as a result of mob violence in less than one month.