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 - Feb 16, 2019: President Weah Suspends Bong County Superintendent - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Govt of Liberia] The President of Liberia, H. E. Dr. George M. Weah has suspended Bong County Superintendent, Esther Walker with immediate effect. Madam Walker remains suspended pending investigation into allegations she made in a leaked audio which went viral on February 15, 2019. She is henceforth advised to turnover all government properties in her possession.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: President Weah Declares Monday As National Day of Mourning - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Govt of Liberia] Friday, Febuary 15, 2019: The President of the Republic, H. E. George Manneh Weah, has declared Monday, February 18, 2019 a Day of National Mourning in the aftermath of the tragic death of over 40 citizens in a mudslide in Gbanipea, Tappita District, Lower Nimba County.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: "You Have to Face Justice So I Can Get Peace" - Calls for War Court in Liberia - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [African Arguments] 15 years after the brutal war ended, no one has been prosecuted in Liberia and many victims feel they've been forgotten.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Drawing Lessons From the Death of 'Executive Horn' in Tragic Road Accident - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] The attention of the Daily Observer is drawn to the untimely and tragic death of EPS officer Gabriel Wilson, otherwise known as Executive Horn, in a fatal motor accident on the Gbarnga highway.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Jon Bricks Donates to Danny Feeney Orphanage - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] Partial view of some of the donated items with Jon Bricks standing at the back.