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Capital: Monrovia

Government: 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



  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: 600 to Benefit From CII Microloan in Buchanan - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [Observer] At least 600 petty traders and low-income business owners in Buchanan are to benefit from microloans from the Citizens Independent Initiative (CII), according to the executive director of the Universal Human Rights International, Joe Luamba.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: Tax Officials Disagree in U.S. Cars Case - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Liberian tax officials assigned at the Freeport of Monrovia have come in disagreement on procedural matter relating to amending information in the on-going alleged stolen U.S. vehicles at the Criminal Court "C" in Monrovia.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: Ecowas Raises Elections Concerns - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] A joint ECOWAS delegation comprising the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commission (ECONEC) and the ECOWAS Fact-finding Team has raised concerns regarding hate messages being spread by some media institutions and on social media ahead of Liberia's presidential and representatives' elections.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: NEC Welcomes Candidates Protest - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Authorities at the National Elections Commission or NEC has commended Liberians here in the wake of the unparalleled upsurge of protests being filed against candidates believed to be in violation of some general provisions of the ongoing nomination process.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: Mineral Water Companies Reject Report of Producing Contaminated Water - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The managements of the Diamond Star Mineral Water and Best Aqua Water Companies have rejected reports emanating from the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) of their producing unsafe drinking water.