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: Annual Message Preview – What Will Weah Say Amid Economic, Political Uncertainty? - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Annual Message Preview – What Will Weah Say Amid Economic, Political Uncertainty?  Front Page Africa

Liberia: 'Cognizant of Challenges' - Full Text of President Weah's Third Annual Message - Front Page AfricaLiberia: 'Cognizant of Challenges' - Full Text of President Weah's Third Annual Message  Front Page Africa

Liberia's Gasoline Shortage: Tankers Unable to Berth at Free Port? NPA Denies - Front Page AfricaLiberia's Gasoline Shortage: Tankers Unable to Berth at Free Port? NPA Denies  Front Page Africa

mcCallumSather key to Liberian library build - Daily Commercial NewsmcCallumSather key to Liberian library build  Daily Commercial News

Liberia expands a key elephant park again, this time with help of locals - Mongabay.comLiberia expands a key elephant park again, this time with help of locals  Mongabay.com

INCHR to Start Builiding Massacre Memorials Across Liberia - Liberian Daily ObserverINCHR to Start Builiding Massacre Memorials Across Liberia  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Man Stabbed Multiple Times to Death - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Man Stabbed Multiple Times to Death  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Celebrating Black History Month With Heritage Tours of Liberia - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Celebrating Black History Month With Heritage Tours of Liberia  AllAfrica.com

When Overzealous Sycophants Shut The Door On Humanity: The Saga of Liberia’s Security Apparatus - Front Page AfricaWhen Overzealous Sycophants Shut The Door On Humanity: The Saga of Liberia’s Security Apparatus  Front Page Africa

Liberia Fast Declining in Corruption Fight – Center for Transparency and Accountability - Front Page AfricaLiberia Fast Declining in Corruption Fight – Center for Transparency and Accountability  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Gov’t Endorses New Approach to Cut Down Cost On Road Construction - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Gov’t Endorses New Approach to Cut Down Cost On Road Construction  Front Page Africa

Liberia discontent: More anti-government protests expected - Aljazeera.comLiberia discontent: More anti-government protests expected  Aljazeera.com

Liberia: Unclench Your Fist, Mr. President, for Liberia’s Sake, An Opened Hand Is Extended - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Unclench Your Fist, Mr. President, for Liberia’s Sake, An Opened Hand Is Extended  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Education 'secret to post-war reconciliation' - The Lutheran World FederationLiberia: Education 'secret to post-war reconciliation'  The Lutheran World Federation

Liberia: Korea Ambassador Lectures UL On Possible Economy Growth Through Education - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Korea Ambassador Lectures UL On Possible Economy Growth Through Education  AllAfrica.com

How is Liberia Preparing for the Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)? - Front Page AfricaHow is Liberia Preparing for the Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?  Front Page Africa

Weah unveils 2020 plans today - The New Dawn LiberiaWeah unveils 2020 plans today  The New Dawn Liberia

India Promises Charity Hospital at the Celebration of Her 71st Republic Day in Liberia - Front Page AfricaIndia Promises Charity Hospital at the Celebration of Her 71st Republic Day in Liberia  Front Page Africa

Solicitor General Cyrenius Cephus ‘Maligns Cancer In The Body Of Liberia - Front Page AfricaSolicitor General Cyrenius Cephus ‘Maligns Cancer In The Body Of Liberia  Front Page Africa

Sierra Leone detains Liberian political activist - Anadolu AgencySierra Leone detains Liberian political activist  Anadolu Agency

Liberian Authors New Book Underscoring the Significance of Early Childhood Education - Front Page AfricaLiberian Authors New Book Underscoring the Significance of Early Childhood Education  Front Page Africa

Liberians, Interested In Portfolios And Not Productivities - Front Page AfricaLiberians, Interested In Portfolios And Not Productivities  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Rep. Yekeh Kolubah Suspends Membership from Council of Patriots - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Rep. Yekeh Kolubah Suspends Membership from Council of Patriots  Front Page Africa

Liberia questions presidential critic Henry Costa for alleged forged document - RFI EnglishLiberia questions presidential critic Henry Costa for alleged forged document  RFI English

Liberia: Korean Ambassador - 'Education a Transforming Tool' - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Korean Ambassador - 'Education a Transforming Tool'  AllAfrica.com

Liberia Gets First Female Maritime Educator - Front Page AfricaLiberia Gets First Female Maritime Educator  Front Page Africa

Liberia's miracle oil brings farmers only empty promises - The GuardianLiberia's miracle oil brings farmers only empty promises  The Guardian

Liberia: Henry Costa Explains How He Escaped Liberia, What Prompted His Escape - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Henry Costa Explains How He Escaped Liberia, What Prompted His Escape  Front Page Africa

Food for thought: the school lunch scheme linking London and Liberia - The GuardianFood for thought: the school lunch scheme linking London and Liberia  The Guardian

German businessman shot dead in Liberia - News24German businessman shot dead in Liberia  News24

Liberia: What Will Weah Say Amid Economic, Political Uncertainty? - AllAfrica.comLiberia: What Will Weah Say Amid Economic, Political Uncertainty?  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Constitutional Scholar Rules out Possible Third Term for President George Weah - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Constitutional Scholar Rules out Possible Third Term for President George Weah  Front Page Africa

Liberia: “Show Some Respect at All Times” – Sen. Sando Johnson Speaks on Behalf of VP Taylor at Ruling Party’s Retreat - Front Page AfricaLiberia: “Show Some Respect at All Times” – Sen. Sando Johnson Speaks on Behalf of VP Taylor at Ruling Party’s Retreat  Front Page Africa

Liberia: When Overzealous Sycophants Shut the Door On Humanity - the Saga of Liberia's Security Apparatus - AllAfrica.comLiberia: When Overzealous Sycophants Shut the Door On Humanity - the Saga of Liberia's Security Apparatus  AllAfrica.com

Korea encourages Liberians to use education for development - The New Dawn LiberiaKorea encourages Liberians to use education for development  The New Dawn Liberia

Liberia Immigration Service Dismisses, Suspends Employees for Divulging Sensitive Information on Costa on Social Media - Front Page AfricaLiberia Immigration Service Dismisses, Suspends Employees for Divulging Sensitive Information on Costa on Social Media  Front Page Africa

In Liberia, Weah Faces Growing Protests Over a Sinking Economy - World Politics ReviewIn Liberia, Weah Faces Growing Protests Over a Sinking Economy  World Politics Review

Liberia: Taylor's NPP Concerned over Treatment of Vice President - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Taylor's NPP Concerned over Treatment of Vice President  Front Page Africa

Acute Scarcity: Long Queues at Filling Station as Gasoline Shortage Expected to Continue in Liberia - Front Page AfricaAcute Scarcity: Long Queues at Filling Station as Gasoline Shortage Expected to Continue in Liberia  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Diplomatic Note, ‘Proper Channels’ Deciding COP Leader’s Extradition Fate - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Diplomatic Note, ‘Proper Channels’ Deciding COP Leader’s Extradition Fate  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Justice Kaba Orders Senate Secretary Singbeh to Face U.S.$5 Million Corruption Case - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Justice Kaba Orders Senate Secretary Singbeh to Face U.S.$5 Million Corruption Case  AllAfrica.com

Lessons from a radical education experiment in Liberia - The EconomistLessons from a radical education experiment in Liberia  The Economist

Liberia: Ministry of Health, Partners Prepared to Use Preventive Measures to Stop Coronavirus Entering Liberia - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Ministry of Health, Partners Prepared to Use Preventive Measures to Stop Coronavirus Entering Liberia  AllAfrica.com

Opposition postpones anti-government rally in Liberia - FRANCE 24Opposition postpones anti-government rally in Liberia  FRANCE 24

Trump defense bill grants path to citizenship for 4,000 Liberians - Quartz AfricaTrump defense bill grants path to citizenship for 4,000 Liberians  Quartz Africa

Liberia’s story is far bloodier than what has been portrayed - The Washington PostLiberia’s story is far bloodier than what has been portrayed  The Washington Post

Liberia: 'A Sad Day for the World' - Liberian President Pays Tribute to Fallen Basketball Star, Kobe Bryant - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLiberia: 'A Sad Day for the World' - Liberian President Pays Tribute to Fallen Basketball Star, Kobe Bryant  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Central Bank of Liberia Launches Technical Assistance Program - Front Page AfricaCentral Bank of Liberia Launches Technical Assistance Program  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Public Health Authorities Release Health Advisory on Coronavirus Outbreak in China - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Public Health Authorities Release Health Advisory on Coronavirus Outbreak in China  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Women Leaders Network Concerned Over Resource Allocation to Vice President's Office - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Women Leaders Network Concerned Over Resource Allocation to Vice President's Office  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Liberia: Renowned Rice Producer, UN Veteran Nominated as Agriculture Minister - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Liberia: Renowned Rice Producer, UN Veteran Nominated as Agriculture Minister  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Unity Party Suspends Chairman, Places Him Under Investigation - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Unity Party Suspends Chairman, Places Him Under Investigation  Front Page Africa

Liberia Reflections: How Doe Became a Dictator - Front Page AfricaLiberia Reflections: How Doe Became a Dictator  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Solicitor General Cyrenius Cephus 'Maligns Cancer in the Body of Liberia - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Solicitor General Cyrenius Cephus 'Maligns Cancer in the Body of Liberia  AllAfrica.com

Korea Ambassador Lectures UL on Possible Economy Growth through Education - Front Page AfricaKorea Ambassador Lectures UL on Possible Economy Growth through Education  Front Page Africa

Government of Liberia Urged to Pay More Attention to Rice Production - Front Page AfricaGovernment of Liberia Urged to Pay More Attention to Rice Production  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Law Society Recalls Tragic Lessons of History, Cautions Weah’s Government - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Law Society Recalls Tragic Lessons of History, Cautions Weah’s Government  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Diplomatic Community Wants Clarification on Process Leading to Staging Democratic Protest - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Diplomatic Community Wants Clarification on Process Leading to Staging Democratic Protest  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Foreign Ministry Employee in Costa’s Laissez-Passer Scandal Revealed - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Foreign Ministry Employee in Costa’s Laissez-Passer Scandal Revealed  Front Page Africa

“No Gas Shortage in Liberia” - Liberian Daily Observer“No Gas Shortage in Liberia”  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Rep. Munah Pelham Clarifies Statement on Amending the Constitution to Give Pres. Weah a Third Term - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Rep. Munah Pelham Clarifies Statement on Amending the Constitution to Give Pres. Weah a Third Term  Front Page Africa

Peter Butler Is Building New Foundations For Liberia | Steve Menary - World SoccerPeter Butler Is Building New Foundations For Liberia | Steve Menary  World Soccer

Liberia: UL Lifts Ban On Campus Based Politics - AllAfrica.comLiberia: UL Lifts Ban On Campus Based Politics  AllAfrica.com

Preventing Another Bloodbath in Liberia: A Case for International Intervention - Front Page AfricaPreventing Another Bloodbath in Liberia: A Case for International Intervention  Front Page Africa

Liberia: 'Pastor' Arrested with US$400,000 in Counterfeit - Front Page AfricaLiberia: 'Pastor' Arrested with US$400,000 in Counterfeit  Front Page Africa

More Liberian Students Depart for Morocco, but Parents Could Pay for Stay - Front Page AfricaMore Liberian Students Depart for Morocco, but Parents Could Pay for Stay  Front Page Africa

Liberia: German Logging Company Manager Shot, Killed in Buchanan - Front Page AfricaLiberia: German Logging Company Manager Shot, Killed in Buchanan  Front Page Africa

Liberia: 10 Political Parties Concerned About Liberia's Economic Hardship - AllAfrica.comLiberia: 10 Political Parties Concerned About Liberia's Economic Hardship  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: National AIDS Commission Chief reveals no. of HIV infected & homosexuals - DevdiscourseLiberia: National AIDS Commission Chief reveals no. of HIV infected & homosexuals  Devdiscourse

Sime Darby Plantations says completed exit from Liberia - ReutersSime Darby Plantations says completed exit from Liberia  Reuters

Liberia Ranked Worst Decliner Worldwide in the Fight Against Corruption - Liberian Daily ObserverLiberia Ranked Worst Decliner Worldwide in the Fight Against Corruption  Liberian Daily Observer

Ministry of Health, Partners Prepared To Use Preventive Measures to Stop Coronavirus Entering Liberia - Front Page AfricaMinistry of Health, Partners Prepared To Use Preventive Measures to Stop Coronavirus Entering Liberia  Front Page Africa

NOBEL Financial Service Overwhelms Liberian Banks - Front Page AfricaNOBEL Financial Service Overwhelms Liberian Banks  Front Page Africa

Takeover Syndrome? Liberia Is Slipping into Total Dependency - Front Page AfricaTakeover Syndrome? Liberia Is Slipping into Total Dependency  Front Page Africa

Liberia to offer nine offshore West Africa blocks in new licensing round - WorldOilLiberia to offer nine offshore West Africa blocks in new licensing round  WorldOil

Liberia: Vice President on Strain Ties with President Weah – ‘ I Wish It Were Closer’ - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Vice President on Strain Ties with President Weah – ‘ I Wish It Were Closer’  Front Page Africa

Liberia: LRA Employee Allegedly Pours Hot Water on Girlfriend - Front Page AfricaLiberia: LRA Employee Allegedly Pours Hot Water on Girlfriend  Front Page Africa

Living in limbo may end for Liberians in the US | TheHill - The HillLiving in limbo may end for Liberians in the US | TheHill  The Hill

Firestone tires built Liberia's economy. Now, painful layoffs are sowing fear for the future. - The Washington PostFirestone tires built Liberia's economy. Now, painful layoffs are sowing fear for the future.  The Washington Post

Liberia’s History of Strains: Bad Blood Between President Weah, VP, Latest in Long Line of Spats - Front Page AfricaLiberia’s History of Strains: Bad Blood Between President Weah, VP, Latest in Long Line of Spats  Front Page Africa

Seeking new trial, ex-warlord living in Delco questions whether murders, rapes, torture, and cannibalism make - The Philadelphia InquirerSeeking new trial, ex-warlord living in Delco questions whether murders, rapes, torture, and cannibalism make  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Liberia: Gov’t Declares Henry Costa a Fugitive - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Gov’t Declares Henry Costa a Fugitive  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Youngblood Returns to Legislature after Almost a Year of Absence - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Youngblood Returns to Legislature after Almost a Year of Absence  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Farmer Accuses Presidential Protocol Officer Finda Bundoo, Father of Constant Intimidation - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Farmer Accuses Presidential Protocol Officer Finda Bundoo, Father of Constant Intimidation  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: A Rejoinder to Hassan Fadiga - the Real Deal of Hypocrisy and Showmanship - AllAfrica.comLiberia: A Rejoinder to Hassan Fadiga - the Real Deal of Hypocrisy and Showmanship  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: VP Taylor Confined Indoor for Several Weeks - Front Page AfricaLiberia: VP Taylor Confined Indoor for Several Weeks  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Government Stops Henry Costa from Leaving the Country - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Government Stops Henry Costa from Leaving the Country  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Immigration Service Interrogates Henry Costa - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Immigration Service Interrogates Henry Costa  Front Page Africa

Liberia Immigration Service Denies Stopping Henry Costa from Traveling - Front Page AfricaLiberia Immigration Service Denies Stopping Henry Costa from Traveling  Front Page Africa

Profiling An Accomplished Liberian Businessman: P. Edwin Tisdell - Modern GhanaProfiling An Accomplished Liberian Businessman: P. Edwin Tisdell  Modern Ghana

Liberia souring on George Weah at two-year mark - Yahoo NewsLiberia souring on George Weah at two-year mark  Yahoo News

Liberia: Press Union Slams Freedom FM, Owned by Deputy NSA Boss After Attacks on Weah’s VP - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Press Union Slams Freedom FM, Owned by Deputy NSA Boss After Attacks on Weah’s VP  Front Page Africa

Liberia Joins West Africa Healthcare Federation - Front Page AfricaLiberia Joins West Africa Healthcare Federation  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Major Gov’t Lab for Testing Medicine, Health Products Not Functional - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Major Gov’t Lab for Testing Medicine, Health Products Not Functional  Front Page Africa

2020 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Qualifiers: Liberia 3-0 Guinea - Liberian Daily Observer2020 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Qualifiers: Liberia 3-0 Guinea  Liberian Daily Observer

Liberia: Mercy Corps Prepares 58 Youths for Job Training - AllAfrica.comLiberia: Mercy Corps Prepares 58 Youths for Job Training  AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Diplomatic Missions Urge Henry Costa to Clarify "Inflammatory Language" - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Diplomatic Missions Urge Henry Costa to Clarify "Inflammatory Language"  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Court Issues Contempt Charge Against Police Inspector General - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Court Issues Contempt Charge Against Police Inspector General  Front Page Africa

Liberia: Five Council of Patriots Protesters Detained at Monrovia Central Prison - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Five Council of Patriots Protesters Detained at Monrovia Central Prison  Front Page Africa

Liberia: UP Leadership In Crisis, Standard Bearer Reportedly Wants ‘Standalone’ Party Chairman Changed - Front Page AfricaLiberia: UP Leadership In Crisis, Standard Bearer Reportedly Wants ‘Standalone’ Party Chairman Changed  Front Page Africa