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

  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: 'Liberia Taking Precaution After Mystery Deaths in Sinoe' - WHO - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Liberian health authorities are taking rapid precautionary measures after 10 people died of a mystery illness, 10 months after the end of a catastrophic two-year Ebola virus outbreak.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: FA Cup Top Clashes Preview - Liscr Vs. Watanga - Byc Vs. FC Fassel - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Watanga FC will go out to erase their defeat in their last league match against LISCR FC when they lock horns for the third time this season in the FA Cup later this week at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: 11 Kids Qualify for Zone II, Ecowas Championship in Guinea - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Eleven young athletes have been selected by the Liberia Athletic Federation following their qualification in the April 26 time trials at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: 'There Is a Need for Post-Ellen Era Platform' - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Meima Sirleaf-Karneh, the Assistant Minister for Policy, Planning and Research at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, is calling for the setting up of a platform for the post-Ellen Era in the political governance of Liberia.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Lab Technicians Celebrate 3rd Annual Professionals' Week - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Laboratory technicians in the country on have ended the 3rd Annual Medical Laboratory Professionals' week in Monrovia.