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's George Weah Fails to Win Extra Time in Referendum - BloombergLiberia's George Weah Fails to Win Extra Time in Referendum  Bloomberg

Liberia Misleads on Justice at UN Rights Review - Human Rights WatchLiberia Misleads on Justice at UN Rights Review  Human Rights Watch

Liberia takes the lead to introduce the typhoid vaccine for children - RFI EnglishLiberia takes the lead to introduce the typhoid vaccine for children  RFI English

Liberia, World Bank Sign US$74.2M to Strengthen Electricity Sector, Others - Liberian Daily ObserverLiberia, World Bank Sign US$74.2M to Strengthen Electricity Sector, Others  Liberian Daily Observer

Turkish religious body opens 25 wells in Chad, Liberia - Anadolu AgencyTurkish religious body opens 25 wells in Chad, Liberia  Anadolu Agency

Liberia: Curfew in Maryland after 90 prisoners escape - Anadolu AgencyLiberia: Curfew in Maryland after 90 prisoners escape  Anadolu Agency

New NASA maps will help Liberia chart course for a sustainable future - Conservation InternationalNew NASA maps will help Liberia chart course for a sustainable future  Conservation International

Liberia: 15 years later, we remember the long hunt for Charles Taylor - The Africa ReportLiberia: 15 years later, we remember the long hunt for Charles Taylor  The Africa Report

Liberian Registry Introduces New Online Services for Seafarers - The Maritime ExecutiveLiberian Registry Introduces New Online Services for Seafarers  The Maritime Executive

World Bank projects to boost energy access and economy in Liberia - ESI AfricaWorld Bank projects to boost energy access and economy in Liberia  ESI Africa

Ambassador McCarthy Dedicates New LEC Customer Service Center - lr.usembassy.govAmbassador McCarthy Dedicates New LEC Customer Service Center  lr.usembassy.gov

Liberia: Relatives of Slain President Tolbert Say "He Wasn't Given the Chance" As They Observe 41st Memorial - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Relatives of Slain President Tolbert Say "He Wasn't Given the Chance" As They Observe 41st Memorial  Front Page Africa

11-Year Old Eric Marshall Is Playing Senior Football In Liberia And He's Tearing It Up - SPORTbible11-Year Old Eric Marshall Is Playing Senior Football In Liberia And He's Tearing It Up  SPORTbible

Liberians Reject Plan for Shorter Terms, Dual Citizenship - Courthouse News ServiceLiberians Reject Plan for Shorter Terms, Dual Citizenship  Courthouse News Service

Liberia: Former CDC Chairman George Solo Calls on Pres. Weah to Retrospect on The Sweat And Blood of His Supporters Who Fought for The Revolution - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Former CDC Chairman George Solo Calls on Pres. Weah to Retrospect on The Sweat And Blood of His Supporters Who Fought for The Revolution  Front Page Africa

‘Not a noisy gun’: The women peacebuilders of Liberia - Al Jazeera English‘Not a noisy gun’: The women peacebuilders of Liberia  Al Jazeera English

Note to Correspondents: Press Release by the Peacebuilding Commission Liberia Configuration - UN NewsNote to Correspondents: Press Release by the Peacebuilding Commission Liberia Configuration  UN News

Liberia becomes the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to introduce Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV): Over 1 million children to be reached - Liberia - ReliefWebLiberia becomes the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to introduce Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV): Over 1 million children to be reached - Liberia  ReliefWeb

Madam Commerce Minister, You're Killing the Economy, Strangulating Businesses and Putting Liberians' Health at Risk - Front Page AfricaMadam Commerce Minister, You're Killing the Economy, Strangulating Businesses and Putting Liberians' Health at Risk  Front Page Africa

ULAA Executives on Bank Establishment Tour in Liberia - Liberian Daily ObserverULAA Executives on Bank Establishment Tour in Liberia  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: South Beach Still Haunted by Execution of 13 Former Officials of Tolbert Government - Front Page AfricaLiberia: South Beach Still Haunted by Execution of 13 Former Officials of Tolbert Government  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Maryland County Police Detachment Commander Jacob Comehn under Investigation for Mercilessly Beating a Female Officer - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Maryland County Police Detachment Commander Jacob Comehn under Investigation for Mercilessly Beating a Female Officer  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Pres. Weah Asks Liberians to Forgive Him Each Time They See Him Playing Football; Says It's an Inborn Tendency - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Pres. Weah Asks Liberians to Forgive Him Each Time They See Him Playing Football; Says It's an Inborn Tendency  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Man who Murdered Wife in Bong in over Jealousy Begs for Forgiveness - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Man who Murdered Wife in Bong in over Jealousy Begs for Forgiveness  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Shooting at Cyber-Ed Christian School, One Dead - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Shooting at Cyber-Ed Christian School, One Dead  Front Page Africa

Survivors of Liberia's civil war massacre react to news of US trial - RFI EnglishSurvivors of Liberia's civil war massacre react to news of US trial  RFI English

Liberian Students in Stranded in Sudan; Say They Risk Dropping out of School - Front Page AfricaLiberian Students in Stranded in Sudan; Say They Risk Dropping out of School  Front Page Africa

BobbyJayTV, a Liberian-American Entrepreneur Surpassed His American Dream - Liberian Daily ObserverBobbyJayTV, a Liberian-American Entrepreneur Surpassed His American Dream  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: COP Secretary-General Yorgbor Urges Youths to Resist Political Manipulation - Front Page AfricaLiberia: COP Secretary-General Yorgbor Urges Youths to Resist Political Manipulation  Front Page Africa

Christian school in Liberia plans to rebuild after destruction - Baptist StandardChristian school in Liberia plans to rebuild after destruction  Baptist Standard

Liberia Electricity Corporation Gets Modern Customer Center - Front Page AfricaLiberia Electricity Corporation Gets Modern Customer Center  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Alexander Cummings' Wife Tests Positive for COVID-19 - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Alexander Cummings' Wife Tests Positive for COVID-19  Front Page Africa

Liberia Launches Vaccination Against COVID-19 - Liberia - ReliefWebLiberia Launches Vaccination Against COVID-19 - Liberia  ReliefWeb

Victims wait for ruling in lawsuit over Liberian massacre - Associated PressVictims wait for ruling in lawsuit over Liberian massacre  Associated Press

Lifeline for Liberia's Threatened Vast Forest - Liberian Daily ObserverLifeline for Liberia's Threatened Vast Forest  Liberian Daily Observer

Green Climate Fund approves US$17.2 million grant for climate resilience project in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia - Liberia - ReliefWebGreen Climate Fund approves US$17.2 million grant for climate resilience project in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia - Liberia  ReliefWeb

Soccer Star Leader Fails to Win Extra Time in Liberia Referendum - BNNSoccer Star Leader Fails to Win Extra Time in Liberia Referendum  BNN

Liberia Multi-Partner Trust Fund/Peace Building Fund (LMPTF/PBF): Evaluability Assessment Report (February 2020) - Liberia - ReliefWebLiberia Multi-Partner Trust Fund/Peace Building Fund (LMPTF/PBF): Evaluability Assessment Report (February 2020) - Liberia  ReliefWeb

City on the move: Ganta, Liberia - How we made it in AfricaCity on the move: Ganta, Liberia  How we made it in Africa

Montserrado County Health Team, IRC Urge Liberians to Take COVID-19 Vaccine - Liberian Daily ObserverMontserrado County Health Team, IRC Urge Liberians to Take COVID-19 Vaccine  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Man, 49, on the Run for Reportedly Raping and Impregnating His 14-year-old Daughter in Bong - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Man, 49, on the Run for Reportedly Raping and Impregnating His 14-year-old Daughter in Bong  Front Page Africa

Liberia: BCM Investment Limited Employees Threaten Company over Five Months of Work without Salary - Front Page AfricaLiberia: BCM Investment Limited Employees Threaten Company over Five Months of Work without Salary  Front Page Africa

Snapshot: Westfield Washington Schools donates furniture to new school in Liberia • Current Publishing - Current in CarmelSnapshot: Westfield Washington Schools donates furniture to new school in Liberia • Current Publishing  Current in Carmel

Liberia: LRA Threatens Duty-Free Privilege Restriction, Other Sanctions On Elected, Appointed Government Officials Evading Taxes - Front Page AfricaLiberia: LRA Threatens Duty-Free Privilege Restriction, Other Sanctions On Elected, Appointed Government Officials Evading Taxes  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Senator Tokpa Presents Legislative Report to Bong Citizens; Calls for Unity to Foster Development - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Senator Tokpa Presents Legislative Report to Bong Citizens; Calls for Unity to Foster Development  Front Page Africa

Angry man with bulldozer severely damages Dellanna West O'Brien School in Liberia - Baptist News GlobalAngry man with bulldozer severely damages Dellanna West O'Brien School in Liberia  Baptist News Global

COVID-19 Information - lr.usembassy.govCOVID-19 Information  lr.usembassy.gov

Liberia: Sports Minister Wants 'Sports Development Tax' Levied on Some Consumer Goods - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Sports Minister Wants 'Sports Development Tax' Levied on Some Consumer Goods  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Stakeholders Seek Reforms in Liberia's Laws, Cultural Practices to Protect Rights of every citizen - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Stakeholders Seek Reforms in Liberia's Laws, Cultural Practices to Protect Rights of every citizen  Front Page Africa

'Women Must Promote Women' - Liberian Daily Observer'Women Must Promote Women'  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Should the US State Department be Quoting Allegations from Online Tabloids When preparing Important Documents Such as Annual Country Human Rights Reports? - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Should the US State Department be Quoting Allegations from Online Tabloids When preparing Important Documents Such as Annual Country Human Rights Reports?  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Anti-Money Laundering Delegation Urges Collaboration - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Anti-Money Laundering Delegation Urges Collaboration  Front Page Africa

WFP, the Government of Liberia and Canada provide support to school children and their families - Liberia - ReliefWebWFP, the Government of Liberia and Canada provide support to school children and their families - Liberia  ReliefWeb

23 Players Called to Liberia WNT Training - Liberian Daily Observer23 Players Called to Liberia WNT Training  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Edith Gongloe-Weh Urges Supporters to Accept Supreme Court's Ruling; Calls for Unity and Respect for Newly Elected Senator - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Edith Gongloe-Weh Urges Supporters to Accept Supreme Court's Ruling; Calls for Unity and Respect for Newly Elected Senator  Front Page Africa

European Union Delegation to Liberia Gives Ex-convicts a New Beginning - Front Page AfricaEuropean Union Delegation to Liberia Gives Ex-convicts a New Beginning  Front Page Africa

US Gov't Report Links Liberia to Human Rights Abuse, Corruption - Liberian Daily ObserverUS Gov't Report Links Liberia to Human Rights Abuse, Corruption  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: “LBA Must Take Preventative Measures” - Flames President - Front Page AfricaLiberia: “LBA Must Take Preventative Measures” - Flames President  Front Page Africa

Verdier: “There's No Lack of Money to Implement TRC Report” - Liberian Daily ObserverVerdier: “There's No Lack of Money to Implement TRC Report”  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Widows of Fallen Soldiers Protest for Months Pension Arrears - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Widows of Fallen Soldiers Protest for Months Pension Arrears  Front Page Africa

All Set for 2nd Edition of Pennoh W. Bestman Memorial Football Tournament - Liberian Daily ObserverAll Set for 2nd Edition of Pennoh W. Bestman Memorial Football Tournament  Liberian Daily Observer

The National Civil Society Union of Liberia (Nacsul) condemns Liberian Journalists - The New Dawn LiberiaThe National Civil Society Union of Liberia (Nacsul) condemns Liberian Journalists  The New Dawn Liberia

Liberia: Edwin Melvin Snowe Denies Making Commitment To Support President George Weah's Second Term - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Edwin Melvin Snowe Denies Making Commitment To Support President George Weah's Second Term  Front Page Africa

ActionAid Liberia Wants MRU Citizens Tackle Climate Change - Liberian Daily ObserverActionAid Liberia Wants MRU Citizens Tackle Climate Change  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberian-born Wynfred Russell to Contest for Mayor of Brooklyn Park - Liberian Daily ObserverLiberian-born Wynfred Russell to Contest for Mayor of Brooklyn Park  Liberian Daily Observer

Release of the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - lr.usembassy.govRelease of the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  lr.usembassy.gov

Liberia: Heaven Eleven FC Remain Unbeaten - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Heaven Eleven FC Remain Unbeaten  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Judiciary Inquiry Commission Recommends One-year Suspension for Chief Commercial Court Judge Eva Mappy-Morgan over US$3M Financial Mal-Practice - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Judiciary Inquiry Commission Recommends One-year Suspension for Chief Commercial Court Judge Eva Mappy-Morgan over US$3M Financial Mal-Practice  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Liberian Women Unite to Push for More Seats in the Legislature - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Liberian Women Unite to Push for More Seats in the Legislature  Front Page Africa

Printing $48b in New Family Banknotes: UPUSA-CA Disappointed in 54th Legislatures - Liberian Daily ObserverPrinting $48b in New Family Banknotes: UPUSA-CA Disappointed in 54th Legislatures  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Police Nab Main Murder Suspect in Maryland Killing - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Police Nab Main Murder Suspect in Maryland Killing  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Rep. Thomas Goshua Wants Expatriates Leave Equatorial Palm Oil; Says There are Qualified Liberians - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Rep. Thomas Goshua Wants Expatriates Leave Equatorial Palm Oil; Says There are Qualified Liberians  Front Page Africa

Rep. Boley Joins Anthem of No Remorse for War Crimes - Liberian Daily ObserverRep. Boley Joins Anthem of No Remorse for War Crimes  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia's Chief Imam Calls for Dialogue Over Protest As Ramadan Approaches - AllAfrica.comLiberia's Chief Imam Calls for Dialogue Over Protest As Ramadan Approaches  AllAfrica.com

Local NGO Makes Headways in Implementing Impactful Projects - Liberian Daily ObserverLocal NGO Makes Headways in Implementing Impactful Projects  Liberian Daily Observer

GIABA: “GoL Needs to Redouble Efforts in Fight against Money Laundering” - Liberian Daily ObserverGIABA: “GoL Needs to Redouble Efforts in Fight against Money Laundering”  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberian Born Mohammed Kamara Wants Insurance Before Playing for Lone Star - Front Page AfricaLiberian Born Mohammed Kamara Wants Insurance Before Playing for Lone Star  Front Page Africa

Disenchanted Liberian Mourners Vow to Gang up Against Secret And Mysterious Killings in Liberia; Plan to Memorialize Citizens Who Deaths Are Unexplainable - Front Page AfricaDisenchanted Liberian Mourners Vow to Gang up Against Secret And Mysterious Killings in Liberia; Plan to Memorialize Citizens Who Deaths Are Unexplainable  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Agricultural livelihoods and food security in the context of COVID-19, Monitoring Report, January 2021 - Liberia - ReliefWebLiberia: Agricultural livelihoods and food security in the context of COVID-19, Monitoring Report, January 2021 - Liberia  ReliefWeb

Liberia: New Program Tackles Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses - Front Page AfricaLiberia: New Program Tackles Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses  Front Page Africa

Diaspora Liberians Association Wants Alien & Nationality Law Repealed - Front Page AfricaDiaspora Liberians Association Wants Alien & Nationality Law Repealed  Front Page Africa

Liberian Man Sentenced to 27 Months For Bank Fraud - Department of JusticeLiberian Man Sentenced to 27 Months For Bank Fraud  Department of Justice

Liberia: MNG Gold's General Manager Cem Koray Honored by Local Non-governmental Organization in Kokoyah Statutory District - Front Page AfricaLiberia: MNG Gold's General Manager Cem Koray Honored by Local Non-governmental Organization in Kokoyah Statutory District  Front Page Africa

Diaspora Liberian Association Wants Alien, Nationality Law Repealed - Liberian Daily ObserverDiaspora Liberian Association Wants Alien, Nationality Law Repealed  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Split Over April 14 Sit in Action - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Split Over April 14 Sit in Action  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: 31 Persons Arrested in Connection to Maryland Violence - Front Page AfricaLiberia: 31 Persons Arrested in Connection to Maryland Violence  Front Page Africa

Liberia to Host ECOWAS Decolonized Meeting to Focus Women Empowerment - Front Page AfricaLiberia to Host ECOWAS Decolonized Meeting to Focus Women Empowerment  Front Page Africa

Liberia: How Eco Fuel Fraud Caught Up With Them - Front Page AfricaLiberia: How Eco Fuel Fraud Caught Up With Them  Front Page Africa

British Ambassador Draws Attention to Accountability for Crimes in Liberia - Liberian Daily ObserverBritish Ambassador Draws Attention to Accountability for Crimes in Liberia  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: UNICCO Identifies With Nimba, Bong Families Of Carbon Monoxide Victims - Front Page AfricaLiberia: UNICCO Identifies With Nimba, Bong Families Of Carbon Monoxide Victims  Front Page Africa

The first Black mayor in Brooklyn Center says Daunte Wright's shooting is 'unfathomable' - WRCB-TVThe first Black mayor in Brooklyn Center says Daunte Wright's shooting is 'unfathomable'  WRCB-TV

Liberia: Finnish Judges Hear Massaquoi Tortured Man - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Finnish Judges Hear Massaquoi Tortured Man  Front Page Africa

Liberia: The National Civil Society Union of Liberia (Nacsul) Condemns Liberian Journalists - AllAfrica.comLiberia: The National Civil Society Union of Liberia (Nacsul) Condemns Liberian Journalists  AllAfrica.com

Cocoa Farmers to Benefit from improved Seedlings in Liberia - Front Page AfricaCocoa Farmers to Benefit from improved Seedlings in Liberia  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Why Sen. Conmany Wesseh Went against the CPP's Mandate on Printing of New Banknotes - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Why Sen. Conmany Wesseh Went against the CPP's Mandate on Printing of New Banknotes  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Bong County Man, 41, 'Admits' Murdering Wife of Nine Children in Jealous Rage - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Bong County Man, 41, 'Admits' Murdering Wife of Nine Children in Jealous Rage  Front Page Africa

Ex-Sierra Leonean Leader Killed in Liberia - Liberian Daily ObserverEx-Sierra Leonean Leader Killed in Liberia  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Supreme Court Trashes Edith Gongloe-Weh's Petition for Recount, Re-run in Nimba Senatorial Election - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Supreme Court Trashes Edith Gongloe-Weh's Petition for Recount, Re-run in Nimba Senatorial Election  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Pul Union Reunites With LACC to Fight Corruption - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Pul Union Reunites With LACC to Fight Corruption  AllAfrica.com

Court Issues Arrest Order for Indicted Former Liberia Electricity Corporation Employee Charged with Power Theft, Economic Sabotage - Front Page AfricaCourt Issues Arrest Order for Indicted Former Liberia Electricity Corporation Employee Charged with Power Theft, Economic Sabotage  Front Page Africa