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 declares rape a national emergency - Hindustan TimesLiberia declares rape a national emergency  Hindustan Times

Liberia's Weah orders dismissal of healthcare workers on Covid strike - RFI EnglishLiberia's Weah orders dismissal of healthcare workers on Covid strike  RFI English

Liberia: Why Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Liberia Are Ideal Birthplaces - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLiberia: Why Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Liberia Are Ideal Birthplaces  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Liberia: Menipakei Dumoe Vows to Pressure Gov to Push for Taylor's Release - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLiberia: Menipakei Dumoe Vows to Pressure Gov to Push for Taylor's Release  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

AN EMERGENCY PROGRAM COORDINATOR - LIBERIA - MONROVIA - ReliefWebAN EMERGENCY PROGRAM COORDINATOR - LIBERIA - MONROVIA  ReliefWeb

US Diplomat Pouring Water On Duck In Liberia's 'Enabling Environment' Remark - Front Page AfricaUS Diplomat Pouring Water On Duck In Liberia's 'Enabling Environment' Remark  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Pres. Weah Urges Un To Redirect Focus to Inclusiveness of Most Vulnerable in Society - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Pres. Weah Urges Un To Redirect Focus to Inclusiveness of Most Vulnerable in Society  Front Page Africa

Liberia's President Should Showcase Justice on International Stage - Human Rights WatchLiberia's President Should Showcase Justice on International Stage  Human Rights Watch

Cash-Strapped Liberia Must Reject Representatives Eyeing Senate Seats - Front Page AfricaCash-Strapped Liberia Must Reject Representatives Eyeing Senate Seats  Front Page Africa

Liberian journalist beaten, robbed while covering pre-election events - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineLiberian journalist beaten, robbed while covering pre-election events  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Liberia: Eleven Liberian Students Risk Jail in China Due to Overstay of Permit - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Eleven Liberian Students Risk Jail in China Due to Overstay of Permit  Front Page Africa

Liberia: U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Urges Liberia to "Create Conducive Environment" for U.S. Investors to Come and Invest - AllAfrica.comLiberia: U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Urges Liberia to "Create Conducive Environment" for U.S. Investors to Come and Invest  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Alternative National Congress Draws Distance From Ex-Partisan's Independent Run in Nimba - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Alternative National Congress Draws Distance From Ex-Partisan's Independent Run in Nimba  Front Page Africa

Liberia: CHICO's Rivergee Project Manager Work Permit Revoked - Front Page AfricaLiberia: CHICO's Rivergee Project Manager Work Permit Revoked  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Diaspora Liberians Donate Assorted School Materials to School Going Kids - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Diaspora Liberians Donate Assorted School Materials to School Going Kids  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: First Lady Clar Yet to Fulfill Promise to Female National Team - AllAfrica.comLiberia: First Lady Clar Yet to Fulfill Promise to Female National Team  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Residents of Kpanyan Town, Firestone Complete Out-of-Court Settlement in Longstanding Land Dispute - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Residents of Kpanyan Town, Firestone Complete Out-of-Court Settlement in Longstanding Land Dispute  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: LFA Appoints New Committee to Probe How Referee Torjilar Ban Was Lifted - AllAfrica.comLiberia: LFA Appoints New Committee to Probe How Referee Torjilar Ban Was Lifted  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Striking Health Workers Seek Diplomatic Missions' Intervention; Wants Govt. Uphold MoU - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Striking Health Workers Seek Diplomatic Missions' Intervention; Wants Govt. Uphold MoU  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia Says National Legislature Is Not Balance, As They Train Female Candidates for December Election - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLiberia: Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia Says National Legislature Is Not Balance, As They Train Female Candidates for December Election  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Liberia Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Association Collaborate to Showcase Liberia's Rich History on World Tourism Day - Front Page AfricaLiberia Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Association Collaborate to Showcase Liberia's Rich History on World Tourism Day  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Miss Hovers Crowned Miss Earth Liberia 2020 - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Miss Hovers Crowned Miss Earth Liberia 2020  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: 'Deny Corrupt Justices Visa' - Outgoing IMO Rep. Calls on US Government - Front Page AfricaLiberia: 'Deny Corrupt Justices Visa' - Outgoing IMO Rep. Calls on US Government  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Leaked Anti-Corruption Report Says Central Bank Failed to Provide Oversight in US$25 Million Mop-up - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Leaked Anti-Corruption Report Says Central Bank Failed to Provide Oversight in US$25 Million Mop-up  Front Page Africa

Liberian Laureate Launches Election Anti-Violence Campaign - Africanews EnglishLiberian Laureate Launches Election Anti-Violence Campaign  Africanews English

Liberia: In the Midst of Two Major Encroachments, Arcelormittal Remains Firm On Lasting Interest in Liberia - AllAfrica.comLiberia: In the Midst of Two Major Encroachments, Arcelormittal Remains Firm On Lasting Interest in Liberia  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Youth for Change, Collaborating Partners Launch Election Dialogues to Promote Peaceful Electoral Process Ahead of December 8 Polls - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Youth for Change, Collaborating Partners Launch Election Dialogues to Promote Peaceful Electoral Process Ahead of December 8 Polls  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Public procurement Concession Commission's Boss Says PPCC Laws Should Not Be Seen as Barrier to National Development - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Public procurement Concession Commission's Boss Says PPCC Laws Should Not Be Seen as Barrier to National Development  Front Page Africa

Liberia: President George Weah's Address to the 75th UN General Assembly (Full Text) - AllAfrica.comLiberia: President George Weah's Address to the 75th UN General Assembly (Full Text)  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Senatorial Aspirants Warns against Electing Candidates Already in the House of Representatives - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Senatorial Aspirants Warns against Electing Candidates Already in the House of Representatives  Front Page Africa

Liberia: President Will Not Recall Amb. Kemayah ... .Deputy Press Secretary Says - AllAfrica.comLiberia: President Will Not Recall Amb. Kemayah ... .Deputy Press Secretary Says  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: 'Rise Above Politics' - AllAfrica.comLiberia: 'Rise Above Politics'  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Isaac Jackson Urges U.S. to Bar Corrupt Judges - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Isaac Jackson Urges U.S. to Bar Corrupt Judges  AllAfrica.com

Esports On The Rise In Liberia - Liberian Daily ObserverEsports On The Rise In Liberia  Liberian Daily Observer

Why Liberia Just Declared Rape a National Emergency - Global CitizenWhy Liberia Just Declared Rape a National Emergency  Global Citizen

Liberia: Heath Workers Dismissal a Costly Election-Year Elementary Gaffe; Timing Calls for Calm on Both Sides - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Heath Workers Dismissal a Costly Election-Year Elementary Gaffe; Timing Calls for Calm on Both Sides  Front Page Africa

Liberia: ALJA Condemns Targeted Attacks On Liberia's Opposition - AllAfrica.comLiberia: ALJA Condemns Targeted Attacks On Liberia's Opposition  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Mass Dismissal Soon - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Mass Dismissal Soon  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Elections Experts Smell Fraud in Pending December Polls - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Elections Experts Smell Fraud in Pending December Polls  AllAfrica.com

Liberian regulators find against Lonestar and Orange - Developing TelecomsLiberian regulators find against Lonestar and Orange  Developing Telecoms

Miss Hovers Crowned Miss Earth Liberia 2020 - Liberian Daily ObserverMiss Hovers Crowned Miss Earth Liberia 2020  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberian Women Based in Minnesota Put Smiles On the Faces of New Matadi Estate Swamp Dwellers - AllAfrica.comLiberian Women Based in Minnesota Put Smiles On the Faces of New Matadi Estate Swamp Dwellers  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Why Voters Sell Their Vote And What Are The Effects On Democratic Governance? - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Why Voters Sell Their Vote And What Are The Effects On Democratic Governance?  Front Page Africa

Liberia: NEC Investigates Three Of Its Elections Magistrates From Bomi, Grand Cape-Mount, And Grand Gedeh Counties - Front Page AfricaLiberia: NEC Investigates Three Of Its Elections Magistrates From Bomi, Grand Cape-Mount, And Grand Gedeh Counties  Front Page Africa

Liberia war crimes suspect arrested in London - Anadolu AgencyLiberia war crimes suspect arrested in London  Anadolu Agency

US Embassy Stands with Liberia in the Fight Against SGBV - lr.usembassy.govUS Embassy Stands with Liberia in the Fight Against SGBV  lr.usembassy.gov

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO - lr.usembassy.govSTATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO  lr.usembassy.gov

ArcelorMittal CEO Addresses Ongoing Encroachment Issues, Workers Union Concerns, Steel Giant's Future In Liberia - Front Page AfricaArcelorMittal CEO Addresses Ongoing Encroachment Issues, Workers Union Concerns, Steel Giant's Future In Liberia  Front Page Africa

Liberia's Defense Minister Warns Politicians Against Electoral Violence; Says Such Would Destabilize The Sub Region - Front Page AfricaLiberia's Defense Minister Warns Politicians Against Electoral Violence; Says Such Would Destabilize The Sub Region  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Sen. Teahjay Wants Vru in Bomi and Cape Mount Cancelled - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Sen. Teahjay Wants Vru in Bomi and Cape Mount Cancelled  AllAfrica.com

Former Press Union Leaders Call for US Sanctions Against Liberia's Elections Commission Officials If Senatorial Elections are Rigged - Front Page AfricaFormer Press Union Leaders Call for US Sanctions Against Liberia's Elections Commission Officials If Senatorial Elections are Rigged  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Rep. Robert Womba Assertion that He is Funding US$80k Bridge in Bong's Zota District Debunked by Project Management Committee - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Rep. Robert Womba Assertion that He is Funding US$80k Bridge in Bong's Zota District Debunked by Project Management Committee  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Cummings 'Sacrifices' Taa Wongbe To Keep CPP Together Despite Rejection of Nimba Primary Result - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Cummings 'Sacrifices' Taa Wongbe To Keep CPP Together Despite Rejection of Nimba Primary Result  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Senate to Investigate Allegation of Sexual Harassment before Conducting Hearing for Liberia's Foreign Minister-designate - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Senate to Investigate Allegation of Sexual Harassment before Conducting Hearing for Liberia's Foreign Minister-designate  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Aggrieved Judicial Workers Halt Protest - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Aggrieved Judicial Workers Halt Protest  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Solway Mining - Company encroaching on ArcelorMittal Concession area Linked to Millionaire Within Putin's Russia Inner Circle - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Solway Mining - Company encroaching on ArcelorMittal Concession area Linked to Millionaire Within Putin's Russia Inner Circle  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Taa Wongbe to Contest Nimba Senatorial Seat as Independent Candidate - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Taa Wongbe to Contest Nimba Senatorial Seat as Independent Candidate  Front Page Africa

Liberia: President Weah to Address UN 75th Event Today - AllAfrica.comLiberia: President Weah to Address UN 75th Event Today  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Senators Fuss Over NEC Appearances - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Senators Fuss Over NEC Appearances  AllAfrica.com

114 Ivorians, Guineans, Liberian migrants return home from Algeria amid COVID-19 with IOM assistance - Côte d'Ivoire - ReliefWeb114 Ivorians, Guineans, Liberian migrants return home from Algeria amid COVID-19 with IOM assistance - Côte d'Ivoire  ReliefWeb

Liberia: Scuffle At NPHIL Over COVID-19 Travel Certificate - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Scuffle At NPHIL Over COVID-19 Travel Certificate  Front Page Africa

Coalition of Political Parties Women In Liberia Says National Legislature Is Not Balance, As They Train Female Candidates For December Election - Front Page AfricaCoalition of Political Parties Women In Liberia Says National Legislature Is Not Balance, As They Train Female Candidates For December Election  Front Page Africa

Menipakei Dumoe Vows to Pressure GOL to Push for Taylor's Release - Liberian Daily ObserverMenipakei Dumoe Vows to Pressure GOL to Push for Taylor's Release  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Purported Loan Scam Shakes Maryland County - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Purported Loan Scam Shakes Maryland County  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Taa Wongbe Certificated As Independent Candidate - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Taa Wongbe Certificated As Independent Candidate  AllAfrica.com

Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe Calls on Liberia's Foreign Partners to Snub Ongoing Anti-Corruption Conference, Withhold Funding from the Anti-Corruption Commission - Front Page AfricaCllr. Tiawan Gongloe Calls on Liberia's Foreign Partners to Snub Ongoing Anti-Corruption Conference, Withhold Funding from the Anti-Corruption Commission  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Judiciary Grievance Committee To Investigate Nwadubike Over Alleged Ethical Misconduct - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Judiciary Grievance Committee To Investigate Nwadubike Over Alleged Ethical Misconduct  Front Page Africa

Liberia: First Lady's Dream for Underprivileged Liberians Turns Reality - Front Page AfricaLiberia: First Lady's Dream for Underprivileged Liberians Turns Reality  Front Page Africa

Liberia National Incident Management System (IMS) Unveils Five (5) Months COVID- 19 Reduction Strategy to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability of the Response - Liberia - ReliefWebLiberia National Incident Management System (IMS) Unveils Five (5) Months COVID- 19 Reduction Strategy to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability of the Response - Liberia  ReliefWeb

Liberia: Has Jewel Lost Control of the NPP? Court Ruling Indicates So - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Has Jewel Lost Control of the NPP? Court Ruling Indicates So  Front Page Africa

Liberia: 'Ja'Neh Verdict Looms At ECOWAS Court - Front Page AfricaLiberia: 'Ja'Neh Verdict Looms At ECOWAS Court  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Lack of Details of Foreign Loans; Submission of Contingent Spending, And Covid-19 Expenditure Reports Delay FY2020-2021 Budget Passage - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Lack of Details of Foreign Loans; Submission of Contingent Spending, And Covid-19 Expenditure Reports Delay FY2020-2021 Budget Passage  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Chea Cheapoo Sr., Former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Attorney General Dies at 88 - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Chea Cheapoo Sr., Former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Attorney General Dies at 88  Front Page Africa

11 students risk jail in China if… - The New Dawn Liberia11 students risk jail in China if…  The New Dawn Liberia

Liberia: Pres. Weah Gives LPRC Managing Director Ultimatum to Submit Reports on Remittance of Petroleum Product to Suppliers after This Year's Acute Shortage - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Pres. Weah Gives LPRC Managing Director Ultimatum to Submit Reports on Remittance of Petroleum Product to Suppliers after This Year's Acute Shortage  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Justice Ministry Seeks Amendment in Criminal Law - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Justice Ministry Seeks Amendment in Criminal Law  AllAfrica.com

Nominations Open For A2IM's 2021 Liberia Awards - CelebrityAccess ENCORENominations Open For A2IM's 2021 Liberia Awards  CelebrityAccess ENCORE

Don't trade your future for rice - The New Dawn LiberiaDon't trade your future for rice  The New Dawn Liberia

Liberia's Weah urges tougher measures to curb 'rape epidemic' - Africanews EnglishLiberia's Weah urges tougher measures to curb 'rape epidemic'  Africanews English

Liberia: 'Lies and False Sexual Harassment Allegations' – Foreign Minister-Designate Debunks Allegations - Front Page AfricaLiberia: 'Lies and False Sexual Harassment Allegations' – Foreign Minister-Designate Debunks Allegations  Front Page Africa

Health workers complain to foreign embassies - The New Dawn LiberiaHealth workers complain to foreign embassies  The New Dawn Liberia

Liberia: House Invites LWSC Boss - AllAfrica.comLiberia: House Invites LWSC Boss  AllAfrica.com

Liberia Loses Membership at African Union; Owes US$1.6M - Front Page AfricaLiberia Loses Membership at African Union; Owes US$1.6M  Front Page Africa

Liberia Football Association Sets Minimum Wage for Local Clubs' Players - Front Page AfricaLiberia Football Association Sets Minimum Wage for Local Clubs' Players  Front Page Africa

Liberia: National Traditional Council Women Hail Pres. Weah for Amb. Kemayah's Preferment as Foreign Minister - Front Page AfricaLiberia: National Traditional Council Women Hail Pres. Weah for Amb. Kemayah's Preferment as Foreign Minister  Front Page Africa

Liberian Education System: Attainment of Vocational, Technological Skills & Youth National Service - Front Page AfricaLiberian Education System: Attainment of Vocational, Technological Skills & Youth National Service  Front Page Africa

Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised. - The Washington PostAfrica has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised.  The Washington Post

Liberian Government Re-indicts Former Passport Director, Issues Writ of Arrest for Him - Front Page AfricaLiberian Government Re-indicts Former Passport Director, Issues Writ of Arrest for Him  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Elections Coordinating Committee Alarms over Voter Trucking; Calls on the National Elections Commission to Investigate and Prosecute Perpetrators - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Elections Coordinating Committee Alarms over Voter Trucking; Calls on the National Elections Commission to Investigate and Prosecute Perpetrators  Front Page Africa

3rd Circuit upholds conviction, sentence for Liberian war lord - The Delaware County Daily Times3rd Circuit upholds conviction, sentence for Liberian war lord  The Delaware County Daily Times

Rights Group Donates To Orphanage Home - Liberian Daily ObserverRights Group Donates To Orphanage Home  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: CPP Blows Alarm Over Mobile Voter Roll - Front Page AfricaLiberia: CPP Blows Alarm Over Mobile Voter Roll  Front Page Africa

Claim of Divorce Dominates Gospel Music Ambassador Cassell's Late Husband's Property Case - Liberian Daily ObserverClaim of Divorce Dominates Gospel Music Ambassador Cassell's Late Husband's Property Case  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: EPS Not Taking Sen. Dillon's Threat against Pres. Weah for Granted - Front Page AfricaLiberia: EPS Not Taking Sen. Dillon's Threat against Pres. Weah for Granted  Front Page Africa

Several Marylanders dupe in loan scam - The New Dawn LiberiaSeveral Marylanders dupe in loan scam  The New Dawn Liberia

Ex-Liberian Foreign Minister Launches New Book Titled “Sundaymah's Adventures” Written By Madam Brenda Brewer Moore Under The KEEP Project - Front Page AfricaEx-Liberian Foreign Minister Launches New Book Titled “Sundaymah's Adventures” Written By Madam Brenda Brewer Moore Under The KEEP Project  Front Page Africa

Liberia: A 'Flawed and Fraudulent' Voter Roll Update - Sen. Aspirants Call for a Halt to Process, Threatens Injunction - Front Page AfricaLiberia: A 'Flawed and Fraudulent' Voter Roll Update - Sen. Aspirants Call for a Halt to Process, Threatens Injunction  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Charles Taylor Fears Losing Life in Prison Due to COVID-19; Request to Serve Remaining Term in a Safe Country Denied - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Charles Taylor Fears Losing Life in Prison Due to COVID-19; Request to Serve Remaining Term in a Safe Country Denied  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Sen. Dillon's Incitement, Threats on Pres. Weah Meet Stiff Resistance from Ruling Party - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Sen. Dillon's Incitement, Threats on Pres. Weah Meet Stiff Resistance from Ruling Party  Front Page Africa

Liberia: President Declares Rape a National Emergency - Front Page AfricaLiberia: President Declares Rape a National Emergency  Front Page Africa