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  Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberia   (3046 words)

 LIBERIA - LoveToKnow Article on LIBERIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is at the southern extremity of Liberia, Cape Paimnas, that the West African coast from Morocco to the southernmost extremity of Guinea turns somewhat abruptly eastwards and northwards and faces the Gulf of Guinea.
The extreme north of Liberia is still for the most part a very well-watered country, covered with a rich vegetation, but there are said to be a few breaks that are rather stony and that have a very well-marked dry season in which the vegetation is a good deal burnt up.
The region of dense forest, however, does not cover the whole of Liberia; the Makona river and the northern tributaries of the Lofa and St Pauls flow through a mountainous country covered with grass and thinly scattered trees, while the ravines and watercourses are still richly forested.
62.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LI/LIBERIA.htm   (5875 words)

 Politics of Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Liberia takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President is the head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Liberia is still in transition from dictatorship and civil war to democracy.
From 1980 to 2003, Liberia was governed by a series of military and transitional governments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Liberia   (965 words)

Many impressive buildings were built, along with the old University of Liberia (opened in 1862, university status in 1951), and a secondary school system, hospitals etc. However, the infrastructure has been largely destroyed by the fighting in recent years.
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.
us-africa.tripod.com /liberia.html   (661 words)

 Liberia (05/06)
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   (2912 words)

 EUROPA - Development - Countries - Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Liberia is a small country (3 million inhabitants) that is richly endowed with water, mineral resources, forests, and a climate favourable to agriculture.
The LURD received support from a new rebel group, the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL) from early 2003, which led to an upsurge in fighting that reached a climax with the siege of Monrovia and the attack on Buchanan Port in July 2003.
In its resolution 1343 on Liberia, adopted on 7th March 2001, the UN Security Council demanded that the Liberian Government immediately cease all financial and military support to the RUF and other armed rebel groups in the region.
europa.eu.int /comm/development/body/country/country_home_en.cfm?cid=lr&lng=en&status=new   (1198 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   (2233 words)

 Liberia: The African-American Mosaic (Library of Congress Exhibition)
In this 1849 letter, President Joseph Jenkins Roberts of Liberia appeals to the government and people of the United States for aid in purchasing the territory of Gallinas, enabling Liberia to control the West-African coast from Sierra Leone to Cape Palmas.
Liberia's president lived in a handsome stone mansion that resembled a southern plantation house.
Fishtown was a settlement in the Grand Bass[u]a area of Liberia, south of Monrovia, near the St. John's River.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/african/afam003.html   (745 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Africa : Liberia
As the transfer of Liberia's former president to face trial in The Hague remains stalled, the EU ministerial meeting this week with the Economic Community of West African States could not be more timely.
Liberia’s new president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, should take prompt action to ensure that former Liberian President Charles Taylor is surrendered to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Campaign Against Impunity said today in an open letter to President Johnson-Sirleaf, who was inaugurated on January 16.
This briefing paper warns that Liberia’s transition from a near-failed state to a democratic country governed by rule of law cannot be considered complete until there is considerably more progress in several key areas.
www.hrw.org /africa/liberia.php   (1276 words)

 Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The original (1827) flag of Liberia had a white cross on a blue canton.
I presume this was changed to the current single star when Liberia became independent in 1845.
Liberia may be the only country in the world to have gained independence because of its national flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/lr.html   (1057 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Country profiles | Country profile: Liberia
Liberia is Africa's oldest republic, but it became better known in the 1990s for its long-running, ruinous civil war and its role in a rebellion in neighbouring Sierra Leone.
Although founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves, Liberia is mostly made up of indigenous Africans, with the slaves' descendants comprising 5% of the population.
Known in Liberia as the "Iron Lady", Mrs Johnson-Sirleaf drew much of her support from women voters, and from Liberia's small educated elite.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1043500.stm   (721 words)

Portuguese explorers visited Liberia's coast in 1461, and during the next 300 years, European merchants and coastal Africans engaged in trade.
The history of modern Liberia dates from 1816, when the American Colonization Society, a private United States organization, was given a charter by the United States to send freed slaves to the west coast of Africa.
In 1838, the settlers united to form the Commonwealth of Liberia, under a governor appointed by the American Colonization Society.
www.uiowa.edu /~africart/toc/countries/Liberia.html   (344 words)

 The Perspective
The Movement for political Reform in Liberia (MOP) has said that while President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has scored some progress on the international scene in restoring Liberia’s broken image abroad, her government was performing unsatisfactorily in tackling the domestic agenda.
Liberia, after experiencing about two decades of turbulent times and crises was holding an inauguration for a new civilian government.
Liberia is poised to embark upon a new and dynamic undertaken: The Restructuring of its Armed Forces and Security Organizations.
www.theperspective.org   (5453 words)

 Liberia - Amnesty International
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone: Diamond trading must be controlled and monitored from the point of mining to the point of export
In September a Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Liberia was appointed and the UN Security Council subsequently decided to elaborate a comprehensive strategy on Liberia.
AI called for the UN Peace-building Support Office in Liberia (UNOL), whose mandate was extended to the end of 2003, to include a strong human rights component, including monitoring and reporting human rights abuses.
web.amnesty.org /report2003/Lbr-summary-eng   (2073 words)

 Liberia, Africa - Travel Guide
Located on the west coast of Africa, Liberia is bordered by Guinea in the north, Ivory Coast to the east, Sierra Leone on the northwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southwest.
The Nimba Mountains, near the Guinea border, rise to 4,200 feet, and the Waulo Mountains to 4,500 feet.
Of the six principal rivers, all of which are at right angles to the coast, and flow into the Atlantic Ocean, only the Cavally, which separates Liberia from the Ivory Coast, is navigable for more than a few miles.
www.africaguide.com /country/liberia   (164 words)

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.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107718.html   (1016 words)

 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Liberia including economic and travel overviews and directories of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Liberia is an independent republic which lies on the on the bulge of Africa between Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire and forms part of the West African Region.
The international time zone for Liberia is GMT and the international dialling code is +231.
The rubber industry generated over US$100 million export earnings annually and the discovery of significant iron ore deposits attracted substantial foreign investment and in the 1960's and 1970's the country was one of the world’s largest iron ore exporters.
mbendi.co.za /cylicy.htm   (526 words)

 NationMaster.com - Detailed Nation Profile: Liberia
The National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) - composed of rebel, government, and civil society groups - assumed control in October 2003.
The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which maintains a strong presence throughout the country, completed a disarmament program for former combatants in late 2004, but the security situation is still volatile and the process of rebuilding the social and economic structure of this war-torn country remains sluggish.
I am in serach of a detailed map of liberia and Sapo National Park which had enromous diveristy both in terms of flora and fuana.
www.nationmaster.com /country/li   (279 words)

 United Nations - OCHA IRIN Africa News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MONROVIA, 11 May 2006 (IRIN) - Large areas of the Liberian countryside where former fighters control rubber plantations are “lawless” and are putting plantation workers and their families at risk, according to a UN report.
MONROVIA, 9 May 2006 (IRIN) - The government of Liberia and the UN peacekeeping mission on Tuesday promised to conduct investigations into a report by British-based charity Save the Children that government workers, peacekeepers and aid workers are giving Liberian girls money, food and favours in return for sex.
One thing is certain: Dutch national Guus Kouwenhoven, still widely known in Liberia as 'Gus', was once on excellent terms with Charles Taylor.
www.irinnews.org /frontpage.asp?SelectRegion=West_Africa&SelectCountry=Liberia   (554 words)

 Liberia Creation @ ArtisticNudity.com (Artistic Nudity)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Once in Africa, they referred to themselves as "Americans" and were recognized as such by local Africans and by British colonial authorities in neighboring Sierra Leone.
In late 1989, a civil war began, and in September 1990 Doe was ousted and killed by the forces of faction leader Yormie Johnson and members of the Gio tribe.
Life in A Liberian Refugee Camp July 2005 essay by Andy Carvin about a visit to the Liberian refugee camp of Buduburam.
www.artisticnudity.com /encyclopedia/Liberia   (2419 words)

 USAID Africa: Liberia
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)

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