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
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Liberia, EU End Political Dialogue - Liberian Daily Observer

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Liberia, EU End Political Dialogue
Liberian Daily Observer
The sixth political dialogue between the Government of Liberia (GoL) and the European Union (EU), which was held last Thursday, July 12, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has ended in Monrovia, highlighting Liberia's legislative agenda, human ...



Philadelphia is a flashpoint for Liberian human rights advocates - WHYY

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Philadelphia is a flashpoint for Liberian human rights advocates
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The recent federal convictions of suspected Liberian war criminals Mohammed “Jungle Jabbah” Jabbateh and Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu in Philadelphia is fueling the demand for a war crimes court in Liberia. Liberians around the world are still seeking ...



Liberia : Independent Economist Critiques US$1 Billion Loan - Front Page Africa

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Liberia : Independent Economist Critiques US$1 Billion Loan
Front Page Africa
Monrovia – An economics professor at the University of Liberia has urged the Government of Liberia to institute measures to curb illicit financial flow and reduce tariffs on goods and services if it would make any gain on the combined (nearly) US$1 ...
Liberia: Govt Launches Coastal Defense ProjectAllAfrica.com
France Revives Weah's Gov't HopeLiberian Daily Observer
Weah submits US$227m financing agreementThe New Dawn Liberia
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DEPRECIATION OF THE LIBERIAN FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATE (CURRENCY OF THE LIBERIAN DOLLAR): ONE OF ... - The New Dawn Liberia

DEPRECIATION OF THE LIBERIAN FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATE (CURRENCY OF THE LIBERIAN DOLLAR): ONE OF ...
The New Dawn Liberia
But we noted today July 11, 2018, that the Governance Commission (GC), Liberia's powerful all-public policy Advisor, announced that “it will hold a Policy Dialogue on the state of the country's currency today (New Democrat, July 11, 2018) on the theme ...



Over 300 Benefit from Christian Medical Outreach - Liberian Daily Observer

Liberian Daily Observer

Over 300 Benefit from Christian Medical Outreach
Liberian Daily Observer
During the medical outreach exercise in Gardnersville over the weekend, where men, women and children were in their numbers seeking treatment, Oni told the gathering that Liberia needs great help in many areas, especially in the area of health. As such ...



Weah plans to shock critics - The New Dawn Liberia

Weah plans to shock critics
The New Dawn Liberia
Dedicating the King Gray Market at the ELWA Community in Paynesville Friday, 13 July, Mr. Weah said his government is working to change and make Liberia a better place to live, but expressed concern that this is a country where politics wants to ...



LCC constitutes Economic Policy Committee - The New Dawn Liberia

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LCC constitutes Economic Policy Committee
The New Dawn Liberia
The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) announces the constitution of a 12-member Ecumenical Economic Policy Committee (EEPC) headed by veteran Economist and ex-minister of planning and economic affairs, Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh, to study the current ...
Liberia Council of Churches Appoints Dr. Tipoteh to Chair Its Economy Policy C'teeFront Page Africa

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Heavy ERU deployment at Cocopa - The New Dawn Liberia

Heavy ERU deployment at Cocopa
The New Dawn Liberia
Armed officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberia National Police have deployed in the Cocopa Rubber Plantation along the Ganta-Saclepea highway in electoral district#8, Nimba County, as over 500 former employees of the plantation ...



Teahjay, Sloh, others join CDC - The New Dawn Liberia

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Teahjay, Sloh, others join CDC
The New Dawn Liberia
According to him, the late Bacchus Matthews, also founding father of the Progressive Alliance of Liberia or PAL dedicated his time, expertise and resources to the formulation of the CDC, adding that he (Baccus) is a happy man in his grave as the CDC ...
'Let's Go after Them' – Speaker Suggests Prosecution of Former Corrupt Government OfficialsFront Page Africa

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Healthpage Liberia Seeks Help for Triplets and Mother - Front Page Africa

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Healthpage Liberia Seeks Help for Triplets and Mother
Front Page Africa
Monrovia – Healthpage Liberia, a local kids' NGO, has launched an SOS for a set of triplets and their parents. Ms. Charlesetta N. Williams, Healthpage's Executive Director, who now shelters the babies and their mother, told this newspaper that she and ...