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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ArcelorMittal Liberia Extolled For Launching US$7M Vocational Training Center - Liberian Daily Observer

Liberian Daily Observer

ArcelorMittal Liberia Extolled For Launching US$7M Vocational Training Center
Liberian Daily Observer
The Vice of the Republic of Liberia, Madam Jewel Howard Taylor has hailed the ArcelorMittal Liberia for the official launch of a modern vocational training center in the mining town of Yekepa. Speaking at the launching ceremony on Friday, September 21, ...



Liberians Take to Streets to Demand Return of Lost Millions - Voice of America

Voice of America

Liberians Take to Streets to Demand Return of Lost Millions
Voice of America
Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Liberia's capital on Monday to press the government for an independent accounting into how millions of dollars were diverted from the Central Bank of Liberia. "This money is for our country, for our children, for ...
Liberians protest to demand for the return of the missing $104 millionThe Standard
Disappearance of $104 million sparks protest in LiberiaDeutsche Welle
Liberians Petition International Community to Freeze Support to Liberia amid Troubling 'Corruption'Front Page Africa
AllAfrica.com -Vanguard -Reuters Africa
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Former President Makes Passionate Plea To Int'l Partners for Liberia - Front Page Africa

Front Page Africa

Former President Makes Passionate Plea To Int'l Partners for Liberia
Front Page Africa
Washington D.C – Liberia's international supporters and partners must remain focused on the country for it to continue its emergence as a post-conflict success story, says former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Madam Sirleaf also asked ...
Legislature Gave CBL Blank Check to Print Additional Liberian DollarsLiberian Daily Observer
Liberians demonstrate after new banknotes vanish into thin air ...News24

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Liberia: Deputy Information Minister Fahngon and Rep. Snowe Embroiled in Lawsuits - Front Page Africa

Front Page Africa

Liberia: Deputy Information Minister Fahngon and Rep. Snowe Embroiled in Lawsuits
Front Page Africa
Monrovia – Representative Edwin M. Snowe of Bomi County Electoral District #1 and the Deputy Minister of Information for Press and Public Affairs, Eugene L. Fahngon have found themselves in a web of legal battles totaling US$4 million in damages before ...

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Liberia: Unity Party Endorses Female Candidate For Montserrado County By-Election - Front Page Africa

Front Page Africa

Liberia: Unity Party Endorses Female Candidate For Montserrado County By-Election
Front Page Africa
Monrovia – Unity Party has finally concluded to endorse a young woman believe to be innovative, educated, and politically motivated to take the seat of Unity Party for the upcoming Montserrado District # 13 by-election. In a release read by the party's ...



OP-ED – Liberia's 'Missing Billions' Case is More Than What It Seems for Liberia's Development - The Bush Chicken

The Bush Chicken

OP-ED – Liberia's 'Missing Billions' Case is More Than What It Seems for Liberia's Development
The Bush Chicken
A few days ago, I woke up to an email from the director of Social Impact at my school: “Wainright: Stop by the Lab when you get a chance. I have an article for you on Liberia from today's New York Times.” My friend Jerry, who has worked for over 40 ...



$100 Million in Cash Vanishes in Liberia, and Fingers Start Pointing - New York Times

New York Times

$100 Million in Cash Vanishes in Liberia, and Fingers Start Pointing
New York Times
BAMAKO, Mali — Containers full of newly minted currency worth more than $100 million have gone missing in Liberia, setting off finger pointing and travel bans as officials puzzle over the mystery in one of the poorest countries in the world. The cash ...
Liberia seeks US assistance in tracking missing millionsafricanews
US may aid Liberia in search for missing millionsReuters
Ex-Liberia Central Bank Chief Under Probe for Missing $104M, State Seeks FBI HelpBitcoin News (press release)
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Liberia: New taskforce to handle illegal electricity connections - ESI Africa

ESI Africa

Liberia: New taskforce to handle illegal electricity connections
ESI Africa
The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has announced the establishment of a new task force aimed at reducing losses on the corporation's network. The local news agency, New Liberia, cited a company statement: “We want to inform our customers and the ...



In Wayétu Moore's Ambitious Debut Novel, Liberia Is Reborn - New York Times

New York Times

In Wayétu Moore's Ambitious Debut Novel, Liberia Is Reborn
New York Times
When Wayétu Moore was 5 years old, she and her family fled Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. It was 1989 and the country was caught in a violent civil war. Ms. Moore, her father and two sisters took refuge in her maternal grandmother's home village ...



Liberia wants early reporting of compliant fuel oil - Hydrocarbon Engineering

Hydrocarbon Engineering

Liberia wants early reporting of compliant fuel oil
Hydrocarbon Engineering
Liberia has submitted a paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) calling for early reporting on the availability of fuel oil that is compliant with the new 0.50% global fuel oil sulfur limit ...