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  104 Hearings: Unprinted Senate Hearings by Title (1995- 1996)
Foreign Relations 19950202 Nominations: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Johnie Carson, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe, and Bismarck Myrick, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho,...
Foreign Relations 19950928 Nominations: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Robert E. Gribbin III, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda, David P. Rawson, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mali, and Gerals Wesley Scott, of Oklahoma, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Gambia,...
Foreign Relations 19960621 Nominations: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of James Francis Creagan, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, Leslie M. Alexander, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador, and Lino Gutierrez, of Florida, to be Ambas- sador to the Republic of Nicaragua,...
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 Liberia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire.
The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they came to be known, to Africa — who established a colony of “free men of color” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
Liberia's government is based on the American model of a republic with three equal branches of government, though in reality the President of Liberia has usually been the dominant force in Liberian politics.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Liberia   (3137 words)

 Liberia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Liberia fronts on the Atlantic Ocean for some 350 mi (560 km) on the southwest and is bordered on the northwest by Sierra Leone, on the north by Guinea, and on the east by Côte d’Ivoire.
Liberia was founded in 1821, when officials of the American Colonization Society were granted possession of Cape Mesurado by local De chiefs for the settlement of freed American slaves.
Liberia was involved in efforts to end the W African slave trade.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Liberia
Liberia, which means "Land of the Free,"?title=was founded as an independent nation by free-born and formerly enslaved African Americans.
Taylor was quickly flown to Liberia, where he was shuffled onto a waiting UN helicopter to face charges for crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone (although the venue for this trial has since shifted to The Hague and Taylor was flown out of Sierra Leone on June 20, 2006).
Although some official exporting and legitimate business activity resumed once the hostilities ended (for instance, Liberia signed a new deal with steel giant Mittal for the export of iron ore in summer 2005), as of mid-2006 Liberia is dependent on foreign aid, and carries a debt overhang of $3.5 billion.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Liberia   (3345 words)

Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, next to Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire.
Liberia was settled by freed American slaves in the early 1800s, and this is where the country gets its name from.
These freed slaves were called Americo-Liberians, and became an elite group living on the coast of the country.
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The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire.
The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they were to be known — who established a colony of “free men of color” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
Liberia was traditionally noted for its hospitality and academic institutions, cultural skills and arts and craft works.
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 Foreign relations of Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberian foreign relations were traditionally stable and cordial throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Relations between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Liberia have been broken and reestablished several times since February 17, 1977, when diplomatic relations between the PRC and Liberia were first formed.
Liberia is a founding member of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and is a member of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), African Development Bank (ADB), Mano River Union (MRU) and the Non-Aligned Movement.
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 Liberia (09/06)
Liberia was traditionally noted for its hospitality and academic institutions, iron mining and rubber industry booms, and cultural skills and arts and craft works.
Liberia is still trying to recover from the ravages of war; until today, pipe-borne water and electricity are unavailable, and schools, hospitals, roads, and infrastructure remain derelict.
Liberia is a founding member of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and is a member of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Development Bank (ADB), the Mano River Union (MRU), and the Non-Aligned Movement.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/6618.htm   (2916 words)

 The Liberia waiting game - Salon
Although President Bush has promised to come to Liberia's aid once the conditions of a regional peace agreement are met, the United Nations has called upon the United States to send in a small peacekeeping force now.
Liberia was founded in 1847 by freed American slaves and freeborn fl American landowners, and they brought with them some of the baggage of Southern culture.
Once in Liberia they built plantations and excluded the indigenous Africans from voting or holding office, considering them to be "uncivilized." Evidence of the original American influence is still widespread, from the capital Monrovia, named after U.S. president James Monroe, to the architecture.
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 About Liberia
Liberia is a republic in western Africa, bounded on the north by Sierra Leone and Guinea, on the east by Côte d'Ivoire, and on the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean.
Liberia owes its establishment to the American Colonization Society, founded in 1816 to resettle freed American slaves in Africa.
The war spread through Liberia, as the NPFL battled ECOMOG, the Liberian army, their splinter group the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), and the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), composed of former allies of Doe.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/s_z/tolson/liberia.htm   (1831 words)

 International Relations Committee - Democratic Office - Foreign Policy Briefs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
We should also continue to press for strengthening sanctions against neighboring Liberia, which is perpetuating the crisis, and pass the Clean Diamonds Act, which would address the root cause of the civil war raging in Guinea.
A panel of experts mandated by the UN Security Council to investigate the role of diamonds in West African conflicts concluded that Liberia is indeed facilitating the trafficking of conflict diamonds and contributing to the refugee crisis.
Liberia faces a ban on diamond exports, a travel ban on senior Liberian officials, and the grounding of Liberian-registered aircraft, in addition to an increased arms embargo.
www.house.gov /international_relations/democratic/fpb_west_africa.html   (722 words)

 Global Connections . Liberia . U.S. Policy | PBS
Liberia had a thriving and prosperous agricultural sector, but, lacking an industrial base at a time when industrialization was critical for economic development, Liberia began to face financial troubles in the 1860s.
Liberia viewed his visit as a symbol of the strong relationship between the United States and Liberia, and as a confirmation that the U.S. would be a source of support and aid to Liberia.
Today the U.S. provides some assistance to Liberia, not in direct aid to the Liberian government but rather in the form of humanitarian services (health care, education, social services) through the United Nations and non-governmental organizations for the Liberian people, who are beginning the long struggle to rebuild their lives and their war-ravaged country.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/globalconnections/liberia/essays/uspolicy/index.html   (2233 words)

However, Liberia’s growth rates of 6% in the 1960s and 4% in the 1970s, "characterized as growth without development" had relatively little impact on the overwhelming majority of Liberians, and mainly benefited a small urban elite.
Liberia is located on the southern part of the west coast of Africa.
The people united in 1839 to form the Commonwealth of Liberia under a governor appointed by the American Colonization Society, and, in 1847, the Free and Independent Republic of Liberia was proclaimed.
us-africa.tripod.com /liberia.html   (1328 words)

Because matters were usually left in the hands of the minister and his officials, foreign policy positions could change radically from one minister to another, depending on the minister's orientation.
To pursue the economic interests through of foreign relations within West Africa, Nigeria championed the formation of ECOWAS and, in spite of competing allegiances to rival organizations within the subcontinent, continued to support the organization's objectives.
The prevailing perception in Nigeria's foreign policy was that, as predominant the African leader, it should play a bigbrother role in relations with African states.
countrystudies.us /nigeria/80.htm   (2283 words)

 A Look At Relations With Neighboring States And The U.S.
The effective pursuit of Liberian foreign policy which is reflective of the country's post-war realities is hamstrung by the lack of properly trained and an experienced foreign minister.
Yes, neither Taylor, nor his Foreign Minister could achieve any diplomatic success in the region and this is why Jackson was brought on board to resolve the crisis of confidence between the Conteh and Kabbah on one hand, and Taylor on the other hand.
For Liberia to be taken seriously by its neighbours and other countries within the international society of states, the present regime will have to sort its foreign policy priorities out more properly.
www.theperspective.org /relations.html   (1341 words)

 About SA - Foreign relations
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Aziz Pahad, and the Minister of Provincial and Local Government, Mr Sydney Mufamadi, represented South Africa at the SADC Council of Ministers Meeting in Arusha, Tanzania in March 2004.
Bilateral relations between South Africa and Senegal are based mainly on the Senegalese Government's strong support for the African Renaissance initiative and NEPAD as well as strong commitment to the promotion of democracy and good governance.
Relations with Brazil were given further impetus with the inaugural meeting of the South Africa-Brazil JBC in Brasilia in August 2002.
www.info.gov.za /aboutsa/foreign.htm   (12769 words)

 Liberia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Africa's first republic, Liberia was founded in 1822 as a result of the efforts of the American Colonization Society to settle freed American slaves in West Africa.
Liberia's indigenous population is composed of 16 different ethnic groups.
Liberia - Liberia (New Lat.,=place of freedom), officially Republic of Liberia, republic (2005 est.
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 Liberia — FactMonster.com
Liberia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture - Information on Liberia — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
Liberia: Bibliography - Bibliography See C. Huberich, The Political and Legislative History of Liberia (2 vol., 1947);...
Liberia: Government - Government Liberia is a multiparty republic.
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To find other books on Liberia, search MONDO using "Liberia" and other keywords pertaining to your topic.
Liberia from the University of Louisville, Eckstrom Library, Government Publications
Liberia (from Jurist at the University of Pittsburgh)
exlibris.colgate.edu /gateway/Liberia.html   (983 words)

 Liberia on the Internet
Both pressure and "principled" engagement should be used to obtain a negotiated solution that ends Liberia's conflict and secures fundamental reforms, including restructuring of the armed forces, return of opposition, and guarantees of freedom of expression and political activity." ICG is "an independent, non-profit, multinational organisation, based in Brussels, Belgium.
Terrence Lyons is a Fellow at Foreign Policy Studies (Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.) and on the faculty at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA).
Essays and lessons for schools (The Story of Liberia, Liberia and the U.S., economic factors and U.S. foreign policy), a historical chronology, From PBS, the public television organization.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/liberia.html   (5102 words)

 USAID Africa: Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Despite progress made since the end of the war, much more needs to be done to complete the resettlement tasks, rebuild communities and the country’s devastated roads, hospitals, and schools, hold free and fair elections, restructure key ministries in government, educate the youth, and rebuild civil society from the bottom up.
The holding of free and fair elections scheduled for October 2005 is one of the U.S. government’s top priorities in Liberia, and is essential to the completion of the transition to a legitimate government.
USAID is rehabilitating Liberia’s community health care by supporting rural clinics and community health services and strengthening the capacity of organizations that promote and deliver health care.
www.usaid.gov /locations/sub-saharan_africa/countries/liberia   (784 words)

 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Africa - Liberia - Foreign Relations
Liberia currently also maintains diplomatic relations with Libya, Cuba, and Taiwan.
Liberia accuses Guinea of backing rebels who have fought the Liberian Government to a standstill in the north.
Fighting and looting on both sides of the Liberian-Ivoirian border has been fomented between members of the respective Krahn and Guere ethnic groups with their Gio and Yacouba neighbors.
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 Working Paper Sites of Political Science - Country Biography Index
Liberia was traditionally noted for its hospitality and academic
Liberia, which means "land of the free," was founded by freed slaves from the
Liberia's main export items since the end of the war.
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 Sub-Saharan Africa :: Countries :: Liberia :: Canada-Liberia Relations
The Canadian Ambassador resides in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia's Ambassador resides in Washington, D.C. Canada has no bilateral development program with the Liberian government.
Canada's imports from Liberia, totalling C$3.5 million, consist almost exclusively of rubber.
Canada's United Nations Liberia Regulations, implementing the UN sanctions on Liberia in Canadian domestic law, came into force on August 1, 2001.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /africa/liberia-canada-en.asp   (144 words)

 Opening Remarks and Q&A Session at Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Increasingly, talking to populations is important, particularly with democratic governments where they have to have the support of their populations for the policy that they are pursuing to support American foreign policy and Hungary would be an example of that.
We were instrumental, along with the African states, in bringing peace to Liberia, where you now have -- and I attended her inauguration, a very fine new president of Liberia, the first woman on the African continent.
And we are going to support Liberia so that West Africa is beginning to become a place that is no longer given to conflict.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2006/64797.htm   (10543 words)

 Liberia - Council on Foreign Relations
Listen to Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first elected female head of state, speak about the challenges facing her country.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa, discusses her historic victory, the challenges her country faces emerging from years of civil war, and the place of women in government, in a conversation with Princeton Lyman at the 2005-2006 David Rockefeller Lecture.
Copyright 2006 by the Council on Foreign Relations.
www.cfr.org /region/181/liberia.html   (413 words)

 Welcome To Nigeria - Foreign Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This in itself was modulated by a need to stimulate and enshrine the tenets of justice, equity and societal development, the emancipation of the oppressed and the true independence of African states.
However, economic indices and realignment of global interests have necessitated a new focus in Nigeria’s foreign policies, especially in the drive to improve the economy and grow the industrial base of the nation.
Africa is still largely the cornerstone of Nigerian foreign policies, though relations with other parts of the world continue to grow.
www.nigeria.gov.ng /foreignrelation.aspx   (733 words)

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