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

  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: When Aid Workers Become Sexual Predators - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [ProPublica] An acclaimed American charity said it was saving some of the world's most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. But from the very beginning, girls were being raped.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: A Message to the MTM Community Regarding Sexual Assault at the More Than Me Academy - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [More Than Me] We are deeply, profoundly sorry.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: More Than Me CEO Steps Down - Temporarily - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [More Than Me] We the Liberian Advisory Board (LAB) of More Than Me regret the incidences that were reported in 2014 regarding the sexual exploitation of some of the students in the institution's care which is the subject of recent media reports. This Liberian Advisory Board was established in September 2015 to advise the US Board of More Than Me.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Defense for Children-Liberia Embarks On Reuniting 33 Children With Families - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Defence for Children International (DCI-Liberia), a local non-governmental child rights organization early October reunified nine Sierra Leoneans children with their family in that neighboring West African country.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: 'No Reason to Come After Me' - Senator Prince Y. Johnson - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [FrontPageAfrica] Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson is crying wolf that war crimes people are after him for absolutely no reason.