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Capital: MonroviaGovernment: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


  • 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)

  • Christian: 85.6%
  • Muslim: 12.2%
  • Traditional: 0.6%
  • Other: 0.2%
  • None: 1.4%


  • English: 20% (official)
  • Kpelle
  • Dan
  • Bassa



  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Why the Chief of Protocol Made So Many Mistakes - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Liberia's Chief of Protocol Javis Witherspoon appears to have been in a dreamland on Monday. Whether he was overwhelmed or not, the Liberia chief MC made several mistakes on the podium as he MC the program.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Weah Takes Oaths of Office - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] The streets of Monrovia and Paynesville City, including its surroundings became very jam parked as early as 4:00 A.M. Monday, 22 January with people who had gathered to witness the official ceremony of Liberia's 24th President George Manneh Weah and his Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor take the oaths of affirmation.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: News Behind the News - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Did former President Sirleaf drive herself out of SKD? Unconfirmed reports, emerging from the inauguration ceremony of Liberia's 24th elected President George Manneh Weah, speaks of former President Sirleaf taking her own steering immediately after performing her turning over ceremony at the Samuel Kayon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville follow by a reduced number of security vehicles.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Rep. Koffa Prepared to Work With Sen. Sherman - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Former President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf's special prosecutor Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa who led the trial against Sen. H. Varney Sherman over an alleged Global Witness corruption report, says he looks forward to working with the indictee on Capitol Hill where both will be chairing similar committees at the Legislature.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Transparency International Advances Recommendations - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Ahead of the inauguration of President George Manneh Weah, Transparency International and the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), have called on the incoming government of Liberia led by the Congress for Democratic Change and Mr. Weah to follow through on commitments to clean up government and tackle corruption.