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 - Aug 18, 2017: Presidential Candidates Spar On Issues - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [FrontPageAfrica] Very few people in the Paynesville Town Hall Thursday expected much from the first in a series of presidential debates organized by the Deepening Democracy Coalition (DDC).
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: The Presidential Debates - Time to Evaluate Well - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] The second phase of presidential debates ahead of the October 10 election is expected to take place today. Among presidential candidates scheduled to appear are Alexander B. Cummings of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Benoni Urey of the All Liberian Party (ALP), George M. Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Charles W. Brumskine of Liberty Party (LP), J. Mills Jones of Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai of the ruling Unity Party.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: The Presidential Debate - Divided They Stand On National Security Issues - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] National security proved to be one of many concerns that divided the four presidential candidates in yesterday's debate at the Paynesville Town Hall, outside Monrovia. Mr. Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress, Ambassador Joseph Boakai of Unity Party, Mr. Benoni Urey of the All Liberian Party, and Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine of the Liberty Party highlighted opposing views on handling national security. Each of the candidates gave their views on what specific plans they have to strength
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: How Presidential Candidates Fared At Debate - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Great ideas to make Liberia a better country were in abundant supply at the Liberia's 2017 presidential debate at the Paynesville Town Hall, as four candidates vying to become the next president put across their plans to the public.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Liberia Must End 'Racist Negro Clause' - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] The framers of our Constitution knew that time could blind us to certain truths and later generations can see laws once thought necessary, can only serve to oppress. It is the case with the 'Nationality Clause' in the Liberian Constitution, the 6,000-pound elephant in the room.