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 Gets Third Central Bank Governor in Less Than Two Years - BloombergLiberia Gets Third Central Bank Governor in Less Than Two Years  Bloomberg

Liberia: Called to bring healing, even when times are tough - The Lutheran World FederationLiberia: Called to bring healing, even when times are tough  The Lutheran World Federation

FIU Fines Orange Money Liberia - Liberian Daily ObserverFIU Fines Orange Money Liberia  Liberian Daily Observer

'Be afraid': one woman’s fight to hold Liberia’s warlords to account - The Guardian'Be afraid': one woman’s fight to hold Liberia’s warlords to account  The Guardian

Visiting Chinese senior legislator hails China-Liberia ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaVisiting Chinese senior legislator hails China-Liberia ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Liberia, China Reaffirm Diplomatic Relations and Mutual Commitments - The Bush ChickenLiberia, China Reaffirm Diplomatic Relations and Mutual Commitments  The Bush Chicken

Liberia: Four Stranded Nigerian Seamen Claim LACC Nominee and Associate Caused Them 16 Years of Hardship - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Four Stranded Nigerian Seamen Claim LACC Nominee and Associate Caused Them 16 Years of Hardship  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Education Minister Personal School Flourishes as School of the Blind Remains Shut - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Education Minister Personal School Flourishes as School of the Blind Remains Shut  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Pres. Weah Pleads with Firms 'That Made America Great' to Invest in Liberia - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Pres. Weah Pleads with Firms 'That Made America Great' to Invest in Liberia  Front Page Africa

Orange Liberia Fined for Not Reporting on Suspicious Mobile Money Transactions - The Bush ChickenOrange Liberia Fined for Not Reporting on Suspicious Mobile Money Transactions  The Bush Chicken

Why do one in ten ships fly tiny Liberia’s flag? - The EconomistWhy do one in ten ships fly tiny Liberia’s flag?  The Economist

Former Miss Liberia 2012 to Host ‘Most Beautiful Girl in Liberia’ Pageant - Front Page AfricaFormer Miss Liberia 2012 to Host ‘Most Beautiful Girl in Liberia’ Pageant  Front Page Africa

WFP Liberia Country Brief, September 2019 - Liberia - ReliefWebWFP Liberia Country Brief, September 2019 - Liberia  ReliefWeb

Liberia: The Problem with Printing New Money - Front Page AfricaLiberia: The Problem with Printing New Money  Front Page Africa

“To Destroy Liberia Does Not Require Arms, but Sub-standard Education” - Liberian Daily Observer“To Destroy Liberia Does Not Require Arms, but Sub-standard Education”  Liberian Daily Observer

LWF launches SDGs' mapping for Liberia - The Lutheran World FederationLWF launches SDGs' mapping for Liberia  The Lutheran World Federation

Liberia to Raise Up the Country's Poorest with $100 in Cash - charlestonchronicle.netLiberia to Raise Up the Country's Poorest with $100 in Cash  charlestonchronicle.net

Letter: Thanks for continued support of WIN-Liberia - INFORUMLetter: Thanks for continued support of WIN-Liberia  INFORUM

French tuna vessel sinks off Liberia after being struck by mysterious object - Undercurrent NewsFrench tuna vessel sinks off Liberia after being struck by mysterious object  Undercurrent News

Liberia: Crisis Hits Liberian Community in Canada - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Crisis Hits Liberian Community in Canada  AllAfrica.com

57 Journalists to Undergo Training - Liberian Daily Observer57 Journalists to Undergo Training  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Much Ado Over President Weah’s Pick for Central Bank of Liberia - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Much Ado Over President Weah’s Pick for Central Bank of Liberia  Front Page Africa

Liberia, China Reaffirm Commitment To Fruitful Relations - Front Page AfricaLiberia, China Reaffirm Commitment To Fruitful Relations  Front Page Africa

CDC Lawmaker: Lack of Jobs, Hike In Prices Imposing Hardship on Liberians - Front Page AfricaCDC Lawmaker: Lack of Jobs, Hike In Prices Imposing Hardship on Liberians  Front Page Africa

Liberia: The AG's Advice Does Make Sense - AllAfrica.comLiberia: The AG's Advice Does Make Sense  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Foreign Investor Considering Legal Action Against Gov’t For Alleged Breach of Confidentiality - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Foreign Investor Considering Legal Action Against Gov’t For Alleged Breach of Confidentiality  Front Page Africa

Delay in teachers' salaries sparks unrest in Liberia - Anadolu AgencyDelay in teachers' salaries sparks unrest in Liberia  Anadolu Agency

Liberia: Liberians Want Proper Mechanism for Accountability Before Printing of New Money - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Liberians Want Proper Mechanism for Accountability Before Printing of New Money  Front Page Africa

French Tuna Vessel Sinks Off Liberia’s Coast - Liberian Daily ObserverFrench Tuna Vessel Sinks Off Liberia’s Coast  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Violent Clashes At Gay Party - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLiberia: Violent Clashes At Gay Party  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Spirit of Duluth Series at Zeitgeist Cafe Features Liberian Food - FOX 21 OnlineSpirit of Duluth Series at Zeitgeist Cafe Features Liberian Food  FOX 21 Online

Liberia: Woman Claiming Ownership of Deceased Former Auditor General’s Properties Taken to Court - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Woman Claiming Ownership of Deceased Former Auditor General’s Properties Taken to Court  Front Page Africa

Liberian central bank gets third governor in two years - Central BankingLiberian central bank gets third governor in two years  Central Banking

Liberia: To Signal a New Shift in the Fight Against Corruption - AllAfrica.comLiberia: To Signal a New Shift in the Fight Against Corruption  AllAfrica.com

UNHCR Liberia Factsheet - July - September 2019 - Liberia - ReliefWebUNHCR Liberia Factsheet - July - September 2019 - Liberia  ReliefWeb

Accusing Trump Of Racial Animus, Liberians Facing Deportation Are Fighting To Stay - wgbh.orgAccusing Trump Of Racial Animus, Liberians Facing Deportation Are Fighting To Stay  wgbh.org

Liberia Airport Authority and Atlanta Airport partner for MRO centre at Monrovia Airport - CAPA - Centre for AviationLiberia Airport Authority and Atlanta Airport partner for MRO centre at Monrovia Airport  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Equatorial Palm Oil losses deepen on Liberia asset write down, 13 Nov 2019 13:17 - Shares magazineEquatorial Palm Oil losses deepen on Liberia asset write down, 13 Nov 2019 13:17  Shares magazine

“Liberia Is Sinking, Fast” - Liberian Daily Observer“Liberia Is Sinking, Fast”  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: We Must Tell Our Children, Our Leaders the Truth! Reflections On November 12, 1985 - AllAfrica.comLiberia: We Must Tell Our Children, Our Leaders the Truth! Reflections On November 12, 1985  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Baboon Muh Divide Kola Befo Dey Know? God Forbid! - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Baboon Muh Divide Kola Befo Dey Know? God Forbid!  AllAfrica.com

Visiting Chinese Parliamentary Delegation Meets with Liberian Lawmakers - The Bush ChickenVisiting Chinese Parliamentary Delegation Meets with Liberian Lawmakers  The Bush Chicken

UL, UCSF Launch Scholarship for Liberian Students - Liberian Daily ObserverUL, UCSF Launch Scholarship for Liberian Students  Liberian Daily Observer

The impact of the worldwide crisis of capitalism on Liberia - In Defence of MarxismThe impact of the worldwide crisis of capitalism on Liberia  In Defence of Marxism

Liberia: CDC Lawmaker Discloses Reason For Printing New Money - Front Page AfricaLiberia: CDC Lawmaker Discloses Reason For Printing New Money  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Money Exchangers Still Cautious Despite Exchange Rate Drop - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Money Exchangers Still Cautious Despite Exchange Rate Drop  Front Page Africa

African Communities Together v. Trump: Liberian DED Holders - The National Law ReviewAfrican Communities Together v. Trump: Liberian DED Holders  The National Law Review

Foundation dedicated to helping Liberia holding first public event at BCCC - The IntelligencerFoundation dedicated to helping Liberia holding first public event at BCCC  The Intelligencer

Liberia: 1200 to Benefit From ILO Peacebuilding, Livelihood Programs - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLiberia: 1200 to Benefit From ILO Peacebuilding, Livelihood Programs  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

“Liberia’s Women Engineers Breaking Frontiers” - Says Swedish Envoy - Front Page Africa“Liberia’s Women Engineers Breaking Frontiers” - Says Swedish Envoy  Front Page Africa

Has Liberia/Liberians Lost Out? - Front Page AfricaHas Liberia/Liberians Lost Out?  Front Page Africa

Liberia: New Airport Agreements to Expand RIA, Make it an Aircraft Maintenance Hub - Front Page AfricaLiberia: New Airport Agreements to Expand RIA, Make it an Aircraft Maintenance Hub  Front Page Africa

Liberia: ‘Elementary and Outrageous’- Fmr. House Chair on Banking, Currency Describes Printing of New Banknotes - Front Page AfricaLiberia: ‘Elementary and Outrageous’- Fmr. House Chair on Banking, Currency Describes Printing of New Banknotes  Front Page Africa

Liberia to Host International Intellectual Property Conference - Front Page AfricaLiberia to Host International Intellectual Property Conference  Front Page Africa

Liberia: One Teacher Instructs Six Classes Amid Massive Challenges In rural School - Front Page AfricaLiberia: One Teacher Instructs Six Classes Amid Massive Challenges In rural School  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Were the 'Doe Coin' and 'Liberty' Bank Note Legal Tenders in Liberia? - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Were the 'Doe Coin' and 'Liberty' Bank Note Legal Tenders in Liberia?  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Govt Loses First Corruption Case; Court Says Allegations were "Fabricated" - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Govt Loses First Corruption Case; Court Says Allegations were "Fabricated"  Front Page Africa

WAFU U-20 Draw: Liberia Pair against Gambia, Mali, Guinea - Liberian Daily ObserverWAFU U-20 Draw: Liberia Pair against Gambia, Mali, Guinea  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: National Housing Authority Officials Cleared of Corruption Charges - Front Page AfricaLiberia: National Housing Authority Officials Cleared of Corruption Charges  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Corruption in Housing Investment Turns to be an Embarrassing Family Matter for President Weah - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Corruption in Housing Investment Turns to be an Embarrassing Family Matter for President Weah  Front Page Africa

Liberia: 2019 She’s The Way Summit Aims To Help Young Girls Embrace Beauty While Finding Values - Front Page AfricaLiberia: 2019 She’s The Way Summit Aims To Help Young Girls Embrace Beauty While Finding Values  Front Page Africa

MCA Liberia Breaks Ground for US$18M Pipeline Water Project Today - Liberian Daily ObserverMCA Liberia Breaks Ground for US$18M Pipeline Water Project Today  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Legislature Urged to Increase Health Budget to 15 Percent - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Legislature Urged to Increase Health Budget to 15 Percent  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: New Central Bank Governor Faces Retrenchment, New Money Printing Headaches - Front Page AfricaLiberia: New Central Bank Governor Faces Retrenchment, New Money Printing Headaches  Front Page Africa

Hamdy Fathi's goal makes the difference as Egypt edge Liberia 1-0 - KingFutHamdy Fathi's goal makes the difference as Egypt edge Liberia 1-0  KingFut

Liberia: 'We Are Not Answerable to Other Branches of Govt' - AllAfrica.comLiberia: 'We Are Not Answerable to Other Branches of Govt'  AllAfrica.com

High Airline Fees May Hamper Air France's Return to Liberia - The Bush ChickenHigh Airline Fees May Hamper Air France's Return to Liberia  The Bush Chicken

“IMF Program Is Positive for Liberia” - Liberian Daily Observer“IMF Program Is Positive for Liberia”  Liberian Daily Observer

NECOL Elects New Leaders - Liberian Daily ObserverNECOL Elects New Leaders  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Naymote Ends Debate in Bong - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Naymote Ends Debate in Bong  AllAfrica.com

1200 to Benefit from ILO Peacebuilding, Livelihood Programs - Liberian Daily Observer1200 to Benefit from ILO Peacebuilding, Livelihood Programs  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia Lays Out Its Roadmap to Address Water Crisis - BloombergLiberia Lays Out Its Roadmap to Address Water Crisis  Bloomberg

Liberia: CBL Governor - What Does the Job Involve? - AllAfrica.comLiberia: CBL Governor - What Does the Job Involve?  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: President Weah Demands Paradigm Shift in MCC After ‘Disappointing’ Scorecard - Front Page AfricaLiberia: President Weah Demands Paradigm Shift in MCC After ‘Disappointing’ Scorecard  Front Page Africa

Liberia not giving up after Toure opts for Australia - The World GameLiberia not giving up after Toure opts for Australia  The World Game

Liberia: ‘By God’s Grace, I Will Be The World Champion’ – Freddy Kiwitt - Front Page AfricaLiberia: ‘By God’s Grace, I Will Be The World Champion’ – Freddy Kiwitt  Front Page Africa

Liberia: President Weah Reunites With Debbah - Front Page AfricaLiberia: President Weah Reunites With Debbah  Front Page Africa

Liberia: US$7.7 Million (L$1.6 Billion) For 7 Offices Unacceptable - Front Page AfricaLiberia: US$7.7 Million (L$1.6 Billion) For 7 Offices Unacceptable  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Solidaridad Trains 38 Extension Officers in Oil-Palm Cultivation - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Solidaridad Trains 38 Extension Officers in Oil-Palm Cultivation  AllAfrica.com

Assignment, The Zogos of Liberia - BBC NewsAssignment, The Zogos of Liberia  BBC News

Koijee Threatens to Sue Jerome Verdier - Liberian Daily ObserverKoijee Threatens to Sue Jerome Verdier  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia's child soldiers: 'I know I killed people' - BBC NewsLiberia's child soldiers: 'I know I killed people'  BBC News

Liberia to Host ARIPO Annual Intellectual Property Meetings - Liberian Daily ObserverLiberia to Host ARIPO Annual Intellectual Property Meetings  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: ALJA Fears Looming Leadership Quagmire At PUL - AllAfrica.comLiberia: ALJA Fears Looming Leadership Quagmire At PUL  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Koijee Threatens to Sue Jerome Verdier - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Koijee Threatens to Sue Jerome Verdier  AllAfrica.com

‘Add Value to Liberia’s Natural Resources to Spur Economic Growth’ - Liberian Daily Observer‘Add Value to Liberia’s Natural Resources to Spur Economic Growth’  Liberian Daily Observer

Watch: KLM plane receives water-cannon salute in first flight to Liberia, Costa Rica - The Tico TimesWatch: KLM plane receives water-cannon salute in first flight to Liberia, Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Sierra Leonean Refugees in Liberia Protest Over ‘Abandonment’ - Front Page AfricaSierra Leonean Refugees in Liberia Protest Over ‘Abandonment’  Front Page Africa

Liberians Lose Suit Over Trump's End of Immigration Protections - Bloomberg LawLiberians Lose Suit Over Trump's End of Immigration Protections  Bloomberg Law

HUSTLERS ENTER THE LIBERIAN MEDIA; CONSTANT BREACH OF ETHICS CODE ON THE RISE!! - Front Page AfricaHUSTLERS ENTER THE LIBERIAN MEDIA; CONSTANT BREACH OF ETHICS CODE ON THE RISE!!  Front Page Africa

Pres. Weah Invites Zambian ‘Prophet’ To Pray for Liberia - Liberian Daily ObserverPres. Weah Invites Zambian ‘Prophet’ To Pray for Liberia  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: UL Board of Trustees Approves Dr. Nelson's Nomination - AllAfrica.comLiberia: UL Board of Trustees Approves Dr. Nelson's Nomination  AllAfrica.com

Liberia Drops in World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking - Liberian Daily ObserverLiberia Drops in World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Observer's Anthony Kokoi Wins LFA Best Sports Journalist Award - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Observer's Anthony Kokoi Wins LFA Best Sports Journalist Award  AllAfrica.com

Bakers’ Association of Liberia Commends Pres. Weah - Liberian Daily ObserverBakers’ Association of Liberia Commends Pres. Weah  Liberian Daily Observer

European Union Scholarship Opportunity Announced - Liberian Daily ObserverEuropean Union Scholarship Opportunity Announced  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia Chairs AU Peace, Security Council - Liberian Daily ObserverLiberia Chairs AU Peace, Security Council  Liberian Daily Observer

Crowd 50 Inducts New Officers - Liberian Daily ObserverCrowd 50 Inducts New Officers  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Govt Calls for Vigilance Amid Lassa Fever Outbreak - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Govt Calls for Vigilance Amid Lassa Fever Outbreak  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Grand Kru Wants End to 32-Yr. 'Trophy Drought' - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Grand Kru Wants End to 32-Yr. 'Trophy Drought'  AllAfrica.com