Liberia

Country Liberia
Capital Monrovia
Continent Africa
Currency Liberian dollar(LRD)
Languages English

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Introduction

Settlement of freed slaves from the US in what is today Liberia began in 1822; by 1847, the Americo-Liberians were able to establish a republic. William TUBMAN, president from 1944-71, did much to promote foreign investment and to bridge the economic, social, and political gaps between the descendents of the original settlers and the inhabitants of the interior. In 1980, a military coup led by Samuel DOE ushered in a decade of authoritarian rule. In December 1989, Charles TAYLOR launched a rebellion against DOE's regime that led to a prolonged civil war in which DOE himself was killed. A period of relative peace in 1997 allowed for elections that brought TAYLOR to power, but major fighting resumed in 2000. An August 2003 peace agreement ended the war and prompted the resignation of former president Charles TAYLOR, who faces war crimes charges in The Hague related to his involvement in Sierra Leone's civil war. After two years of rule by a transitional government, democratic elections in late 2005 brought President Ellen JOHNSON SIRLEAF to power. The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) maintains a strong presence throughout the country, but the security situation is still fragile and the process of rebuilding the social and economic structure of this war-torn country continues.

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Liberia - Wikipedia
Liberia - CIA World Fact Book
Liberia - BBC
Liberia - Timeline - BBC

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Liberia: Leymah Gbowee Describes Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike Nomination as an "Error", Wants His Withdrawal - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Leymah Gbowee Describes Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike Nomination as an "Error", Wants His Withdrawal  Front Page Africa

U.S. Sends Second Evacuation Plane to Get Its Citizens out of Liberia - Front Page AfricaU.S. Sends Second Evacuation Plane to Get Its Citizens out of Liberia  Front Page Africa

International report - Liberia President Weah sends message of solidarity in coronavirus tune - RFIInternational report - Liberia President Weah sends message of solidarity in coronavirus tune  RFI

Liberia: Nat’l Elections Commission Chairman-Designate ‘Naturalized Citizenship’ Comes under Heavy Questioning - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Nat’l Elections Commission Chairman-Designate ‘Naturalized Citizenship’ Comes under Heavy Questioning  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Not Illegal Entry – Lawmakers Provide Proof of their Entry into Liberia, Say they Self-quarantined - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Not Illegal Entry – Lawmakers Provide Proof of their Entry into Liberia, Say they Self-quarantined  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Waterside Market Shuts Down Amid Rioting Fears - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Waterside Market Shuts Down Amid Rioting Fears  Front Page Africa

Liberia Closes Borders with Guinea and Ivory Coast Due to Coronavirus Pandemic as Several Ghanaians Arrested in Nimba - Front Page AfricaLiberia Closes Borders with Guinea and Ivory Coast Due to Coronavirus Pandemic as Several Ghanaians Arrested in Nimba  Front Page Africa

Liberia President George Weah leads the fight against Covid-19 through song - RFI EnglishLiberia President George Weah leads the fight against Covid-19 through song  RFI English

Liberia: ECOWAS, Chinese Billionaire Donate Huge Consignment of PPEs, Test Kits to Help Fight Against Covid-19 - Front Page AfricaLiberia: ECOWAS, Chinese Billionaire Donate Huge Consignment of PPEs, Test Kits to Help Fight Against Covid-19  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Diaspora Liberian Warns Liberians Against Spreading False Information About Coronavirus - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Diaspora Liberian Warns Liberians Against Spreading False Information About Coronavirus  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Neyor Calls For NOCAL, LPRC Merger to Attract Investors - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Neyor Calls For NOCAL, LPRC Merger to Attract Investors  Front Page Africa

Liberia: CSO Platform Wants Senate Halt Confirmation Hearing amid Covid-19 Concerns But Supreme Court Denies Petition - Front Page AfricaLiberia: CSO Platform Wants Senate Halt Confirmation Hearing amid Covid-19 Concerns But Supreme Court Denies Petition  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Several Controversial Issues Hang over President Weah’s Nominees to the National Elections Commission - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Several Controversial Issues Hang over President Weah’s Nominees to the National Elections Commission  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Grand Bassa Lawmaker Completes US$150K Bridge Project in Wee District - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Grand Bassa Lawmaker Completes US$150K Bridge Project in Wee District  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Will USAID Support the Idea to Build a Tire Factory in Liberia? - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Will USAID Support the Idea to Build a Tire Factory in Liberia?  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: State Prosecutors Plead for Time to Gather Evidence Against Indicted Former Central Bank Officials - Front Page AfricaLiberia: State Prosecutors Plead for Time to Gather Evidence Against Indicted Former Central Bank Officials  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Japanese Government Approves Grant of U$217,780.00 to Commence Duala Market Construction - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Japanese Government Approves Grant of U$217,780.00 to Commence Duala Market Construction  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Rep. Koffa Urges Govt to Provide Food Supplies for Citizens amid Covid-19 Pandemic - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Rep. Koffa Urges Govt to Provide Food Supplies for Citizens amid Covid-19 Pandemic  Front Page Africa

Liberia: ‘Withdraw Nominations to Elections Commission’; Ex Envoy to UN Tells Weah - Front Page AfricaLiberia: ‘Withdraw Nominations to Elections Commission’; Ex Envoy to UN Tells Weah  Front Page Africa

MTN Liberia provides free data for access to education materials - TelecompaperMTN Liberia provides free data for access to education materials  Telecompaper

Former Liberian UNMIL Staffers Donate Anti-Covid-19 Materials to Health Ministry - Front Page AfricaFormer Liberian UNMIL Staffers Donate Anti-Covid-19 Materials to Health Ministry  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Credibility Issue Comes Back to Haunt Weah’s Elections Commission Nominee - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Credibility Issue Comes Back to Haunt Weah’s Elections Commission Nominee  Front Page Africa

Liberia announces 1st coronavirus case - Anadolu AgencyLiberia announces 1st coronavirus case  Anadolu Agency

‘We emerged resilient from the Ebola epidemic, and stronger as a society’ — Former Liberian president who fought Ebola sends message to pandemic-stricken world - Extra.ie‘We emerged resilient from the Ebola epidemic, and stronger as a society’ — Former Liberian president who fought Ebola sends message to pandemic-stricken world  Extra.ie

Liberia: Identifying With Women in Precautionary Quarantine - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Identifying With Women in Precautionary Quarantine  AllAfrica.com

Will USAID Support the Idea to Build A Tire Factory in Liberia? - Liberian Daily ObserverWill USAID Support the Idea to Build A Tire Factory in Liberia?  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: U.S. Embassy Evacuates Citizens from Liberia amid Covid-19 Pandemic - Front Page AfricaLiberia: U.S. Embassy Evacuates Citizens from Liberia amid Covid-19 Pandemic  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Council of Churches Announces Suspension of Sunday Service in Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Council of Churches Announces Suspension of Sunday Service in Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic  Front Page Africa

Liberia: French Petroleum Giant Chain, Total Sold to Liberian-Owned Conex - Front Page AfricaLiberia: French Petroleum Giant Chain, Total Sold to Liberian-Owned Conex  Front Page Africa

Conex buys Total Sierra Leone, Liberia - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceConex buys Total Sierra Leone, Liberia - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Liberia: ‘Confined to My Home’: Rep. Snowe Explains Speculations Over Quarantine Saga - Front Page AfricaLiberia: ‘Confined to My Home’: Rep. Snowe Explains Speculations Over Quarantine Saga  Front Page Africa

Coronavirus enters Liberia after observer returns from Green Climate Fund meeting - Climate HomeCoronavirus enters Liberia after observer returns from Green Climate Fund meeting  Climate Home

Lessons learned from Ebola: Liberia takes immediate steps to curb coronavirus - RFI EnglishLessons learned from Ebola: Liberia takes immediate steps to curb coronavirus  RFI English

Liberia: Wife of Former President Taylor Squashes Death Rumors - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Wife of Former President Taylor Squashes Death Rumors  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Senate Confirms Ebola ‘Hero’ to Ministry of Health Post - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Senate Confirms Ebola ‘Hero’ to Ministry of Health Post  Front Page Africa

Identifying with Women in Precautionary Quarantine - Liberian Daily ObserverIdentifying with Women in Precautionary Quarantine  Liberian Daily Observer

LIBERIA: GoL, Afriland Bank Sign US$700k Stimulus Package To Enhance Rice Production - Global News NetworkLIBERIA: GoL, Afriland Bank Sign US$700k Stimulus Package To Enhance Rice Production  Global News Network

Liberia: ‘What Is Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander’ - Front Page AfricaLiberia: ‘What Is Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander’  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Collaborating Political Parties Rejects President Weah’s Appointment of NEC Commissioners - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Collaborating Political Parties Rejects President Weah’s Appointment of NEC Commissioners  Front Page Africa

Liberia Has 45 High-Risk Cases Covid-19 Cases, Three New Suspected Cases - Front Page AfricaLiberia Has 45 High-Risk Cases Covid-19 Cases, Three New Suspected Cases  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Police Orders Cummings’ Security Details to Abandon Him and Leave Quarantine Center - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Police Orders Cummings’ Security Details to Abandon Him and Leave Quarantine Center  Front Page Africa

Conex Signs Deal to Acquire TOTAL Liberia, Sierra Leone - Liberian Daily ObserverConex Signs Deal to Acquire TOTAL Liberia, Sierra Leone  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Serious Reservation About Bropleh’s Appointment On Investigation Committee - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Serious Reservation About Bropleh’s Appointment On Investigation Committee  Front Page Africa

Conex Oil And Gas Holdings Ltd, Acquire Total Liberia & Total Sierra Leone - Front Page AfricaConex Oil And Gas Holdings Ltd, Acquire Total Liberia & Total Sierra Leone  Front Page Africa

Memorandum on Extending Wind-Down Period for Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians - Mirage NewsMemorandum on Extending Wind-Down Period for Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians  Mirage News

Coronavirus: Young Liberians make African print masks for protection [No Comment] - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus: Young Liberians make African print masks for protection [No Comment]  Africanews English

Liberia: CSA Rolls Sleeves On Cleaning Gol Payroll of Ghost Workers - Front Page AfricaLiberia: CSA Rolls Sleeves On Cleaning Gol Payroll of Ghost Workers  Front Page Africa

Liberian journalist Kolubah Bobo Akoi arrested over Facebook posts - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineLiberian journalist Kolubah Bobo Akoi arrested over Facebook posts  CPJ Press Freedom Online

How Can We Truly Be Free Citizens? - An Open Letter to the Liberian Senate - Front Page AfricaHow Can We Truly Be Free Citizens? - An Open Letter to the Liberian Senate  Front Page Africa

Commerce Minister warns against profiteering - The New Dawn LiberiaCommerce Minister warns against profiteering  The New Dawn Liberia

'Liberia's Coronavirus Cases Might Be More Than Reported' - Liberian Daily Observer'Liberia's Coronavirus Cases Might Be More Than Reported'  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Liberia Has a COVID-19 Primary Source Dilemma After Traveler from Italy Tests Negative - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Liberia Has a COVID-19 Primary Source Dilemma After Traveler from Italy Tests Negative  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Liberian Government Rescues Missing Fishermen(Observer) - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Liberian Government Rescues Missing Fishermen(Observer)  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh Hints Imminent Gasoline Shortage Amid Importers’ Inability to Finance Importation - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh Hints Imminent Gasoline Shortage Amid Importers’ Inability to Finance Importation  Front Page Africa

Liberia: National Youth Taskforce Against COVID-19 Established, Set To Embark On Awareness In Various Communities - Front Page AfricaLiberia: National Youth Taskforce Against COVID-19 Established, Set To Embark On Awareness In Various Communities  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Commerce Ministry Warns Businesses Against Hiking of Prices - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Commerce Ministry Warns Businesses Against Hiking of Prices  AllAfrica.com

Waterside turns ghost town - The New Dawn LiberiaWaterside turns ghost town  The New Dawn Liberia

Liberia: 12 Senators Walk Out of Confirmation Hearing for Elections Commission Nominees’ - Front Page AfricaLiberia: 12 Senators Walk Out of Confirmation Hearing for Elections Commission Nominees’  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Inspired by President Sirleaf, Cornelia Kruah-Togba Lands AMUJAE’s fellowship - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Inspired by President Sirleaf, Cornelia Kruah-Togba Lands AMUJAE’s fellowship  Front Page Africa

Finland Arrests Sierra Leonean over Liberia’s Civil War - Front Page AfricaFinland Arrests Sierra Leonean over Liberia’s Civil War  Front Page Africa

Liberia: ANC Leader Cummings Says He is Complying With Quarantine Rules - Front Page AfricaLiberia: ANC Leader Cummings Says He is Complying With Quarantine Rules  Front Page Africa

Liberians Organize To Help Community During Covid-19 Outbreak - ccxmedia.orgLiberians Organize To Help Community During Covid-19 Outbreak  ccxmedia.org

Liberia: Health Authorities Search for MoE Official for Quarantine - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Health Authorities Search for MoE Official for Quarantine  Front Page Africa

Liberia: LCC Finally Announces Suspension of Church Services - AllAfrica.comLiberia: LCC Finally Announces Suspension of Church Services  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: House of Representatives Ratifies US$40M Direct Budgetary Support Agreement - Front Page AfricaLiberia: House of Representatives Ratifies US$40M Direct Budgetary Support Agreement  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Public Health Institute, UNFPA Train Convid-19 ‘Contact Tracers’, Others - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Public Health Institute, UNFPA Train Convid-19 ‘Contact Tracers’, Others  Front Page Africa

Liberia: “I’m Ready to Join in the Fight against Coronavirus” -Former UNMIL Community Outreach Officer, Sabato J. Neufville - Front Page AfricaLiberia: “I’m Ready to Join in the Fight against Coronavirus” -Former UNMIL Community Outreach Officer, Sabato J. Neufville  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Gbalewein Town in Sinoe Poised to Embark on Development Projects - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Gbalewein Town in Sinoe Poised to Embark on Development Projects  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Water Aid-Liberia Donates to 3 Clinics in Montserrado - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Water Aid-Liberia Donates to 3 Clinics in Montserrado  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Close Associates of Pres. Weah Reportedly By-Pass Health Protocols at Airport, But… - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Close Associates of Pres. Weah Reportedly By-Pass Health Protocols at Airport, But…  Front Page Africa

Liberia: LRA to Experience Drastic Decline in Revenue Generation - AllAfrica.comLiberia: LRA to Experience Drastic Decline in Revenue Generation  AllAfrica.com

LIBERIA: Journalist Murderer Jonathan Williams Gets Life Imprisonment - Global News NetworkLIBERIA: Journalist Murderer Jonathan Williams Gets Life Imprisonment  Global News Network

Lutheran Church Liberia Suspends All Gatherings - Liberian Daily ObserverLutheran Church Liberia Suspends All Gatherings  Liberian Daily Observer

Coronavirus: What the world can learn from Ebola fight - BBC NewsCoronavirus: What the world can learn from Ebola fight  BBC News

Liberia: Senators Want President Weah Publicly Announce New Health Regulations to Curb Coronavirus - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Senators Want President Weah Publicly Announce New Health Regulations to Curb Coronavirus  Front Page Africa

LIBERIA: President Weah Signs US$40m IDA Financing Agreement Into Law - Global News NetworkLIBERIA: President Weah Signs US$40m IDA Financing Agreement Into Law  Global News Network

World Bank Provides Liberia US$15M to Fight COVID-19 - Liberian Daily ObserverWorld Bank Provides Liberia US$15M to Fight COVID-19  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: UBA-Liberia Fulfills Pledge - AllAfrica.comLiberia: UBA-Liberia Fulfills Pledge  AllAfrica.com

LIBERIA : Monrovia speeds up development of Gbedin Falls hydropower project - Africa IntelligenceLIBERIA : Monrovia speeds up development of Gbedin Falls hydropower project  Africa Intelligence

LIBERIA: Grand Gedeh Health Officer Hints At Mother, Child Suspected COVID-19 Case - Global News NetworkLIBERIA: Grand Gedeh Health Officer Hints At Mother, Child Suspected COVID-19 Case  Global News Network

Liberia: Government, World Bank Sign US$40m Budget Support - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Government, World Bank Sign US$40m Budget Support  Front Page Africa

Lawmakers Bypass Health Protocols; Secretly Enter Liberia through Buutuo from Ghana - Front Page AfricaLawmakers Bypass Health Protocols; Secretly Enter Liberia through Buutuo from Ghana  Front Page Africa

Liberia suspends all petroleum licenses in an effort to regulate the industry - RFI EnglishLiberia suspends all petroleum licenses in an effort to regulate the industry  RFI English

Liberia: U.S. Human Rights Report Details Arbitrary Killings, Abuses And Harsh Conditions In Liberia - Front Page AfricaLiberia: U.S. Human Rights Report Details Arbitrary Killings, Abuses And Harsh Conditions In Liberia  Front Page Africa

Liberia: 'Gasoline Available for 12 Days Nationwide Supply' - LPRC Discloses - Front Page AfricaLiberia: 'Gasoline Available for 12 Days Nationwide Supply' - LPRC Discloses  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Former Press Union Leaders Call On Gov’t to Reconstitute Media Probe Committee - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Former Press Union Leaders Call On Gov’t to Reconstitute Media Probe Committee  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Let Have A National Memorial Day For All Our Dead Loved Ones Having Graves Or Not - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Let Have A National Memorial Day For All Our Dead Loved Ones Having Graves Or Not  Front Page Africa

Liberia: "We'll Come After You" - Police Chief Warns Violators of Health Protocols - Front Page AfricaLiberia: "We'll Come After You" - Police Chief Warns Violators of Health Protocols  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Council of Churches Urges Members to Hold Multiple Services to Avoid Overcrowdedness - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Council of Churches Urges Members to Hold Multiple Services to Avoid Overcrowdedness  Front Page Africa

Coronavirus drives Liberia licence round online - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceCoronavirus drives Liberia licence round online - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Liberia: CEMENCO Joins Fight Against COVID-19 - Front Page AfricaLiberia: CEMENCO Joins Fight Against COVID-19  Front Page Africa

Liberia's War Criminal, Alieu Kosiah Long-Awaited Trial At Switzerland's Federal Court Postponed Due To COVID-19 - Global News NetworkLiberia's War Criminal, Alieu Kosiah Long-Awaited Trial At Switzerland's Federal Court Postponed Due To COVID-19  Global News Network

U.S. Ambassador Christine Elder Completes Liberia Assignment - Front Page AfricaU.S. Ambassador Christine Elder Completes Liberia Assignment  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Former Finance Minister Urges Upholding CBL’s Independence, Integrity - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Former Finance Minister Urges Upholding CBL’s Independence, Integrity  Front Page Africa

Where We Slipped: Choosing Electoral Board Members in Liberia - Front Page AfricaWhere We Slipped: Choosing Electoral Board Members in Liberia  Front Page Africa

From war-torn Liberia to signing with Argos, Bazzie's life has taken many turns - Toronto SunFrom war-torn Liberia to signing with Argos, Bazzie's life has taken many turns  Toronto Sun

Liberia: House of Representatives Summons Health Authorities, Others on Gov’t’s Preparedness to Combat Coronavirus - Front Page AfricaLiberia: House of Representatives Summons Health Authorities, Others on Gov’t’s Preparedness to Combat Coronavirus  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Rep. Flomo Advocates for Media Institutions - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Rep. Flomo Advocates for Media Institutions  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: President Weah Nominates as Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike New NEC Boss - Front Page AfricaLiberia: President Weah Nominates as Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike New NEC Boss  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Japanese Government Approves Grant of U.S.$217780.00 to Commence Duala Market Construction - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Japanese Government Approves Grant of U.S.$217780.00 to Commence Duala Market Construction  AllAfrica.com