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: 5,073,296 (2020)

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

  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Protect the Constitution - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] -former foreign minister urges Liberians
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Liberia: Understanding People's Dependence on Forests - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] -A World Bank report
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Original Letter to God - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Dear Father:
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Gbarpolu: Voter Education not Reaching all the Voters - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Uncertainty over the referendum continues to grow as voters find it increasingly difficult to understand what they are expected to vote on, and officials try to bring some clarity on whether or not the referendum will even take place on December 8.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Rep. Koffa Speaks of Victory - AllAfrica News: Liberia
    [New Dawn] Grand Kru County Electoral District #2 Representative, Cllr. J. FonatiKoffa, who heads the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change campaign said victory is certain for the CDC.