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  Maryland County - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Farming is the main economic activity in Maryland County, accounting for the employment of approximately 60% of residents.
Rice and cassava are the main crops raised in the county.
The flag of Maryland County, Liberia, consists of a drawing of a tree and a lighthouse on a cliff with a small Liberian flag in the upper left corner.
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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.
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 Liberia - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
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.
According to statistics published by UNESCO for the years 1999-2000 (the most recent available for Liberia as of 2005) 61%[1] of primary-school age and 18% (estimated)[2] of secondary-school age children were enrolled in school.
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 Maryland county (Liberia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The emblem on the flag of Maryland county is a drawing of a tree and a lighthouse on a cliff.
The flag of the African Republic of Maryland was thirteen horizontal stripes alternating between yellow and white.
Influenced by Liberia, these are normally shown as white, but Phillipe believes that they should be fl because the settlement was created by freed slaves from Maryland in United States and yellow and fl are the colors of Maryland.
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 TLP: LinkM
Maryland County is the southern and easternmost county of Liberia's 15 counties and shares a border with Cote d'Ivoire.
As of 1999, the county's estimated population was 71,977.
Liberia is the only country I know; it is the only country I want to see at peace, and anything I can do to ensure that there will be that stability, that peace in Liberia, I will do it.
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 Maryland (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maryland, the U.S. state formerly the Province of Maryland
Maryland, London an area of Newham, London, England, United Kingdom.
Maryland, New York, United States, a town in Otsego County.
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 Stories from Liberia: Field Officer Reflects on Election Prep in a War-Torn Land
The war drained this county's population from 200,000 to 71,000, according to U.N. estimates.
We gave the assistant county magistrate of the National Election Commission a chance to answer questions, and many of the partisans said it was the first time they had met anyone in that office.
As in the United States, Liberia's Senate represents the country's subdivisions equally, but a county earns seats in the lower chamber according to its proportion of registered voters, a proxy for population in a country that hasn't done a census in more than 20 years.
www.cartercenter.org /doc2140.htm   (2304 words)

  
 >Marylanders For Progress
Marylanders for Progress (Liberia) Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable purposes to assist in the economic and social development of Maryland County, Liberia.
Marylanders for Progress(Liberia), Inc, or MFP, was formed and incorporated in 1999 by a group of Liberian citizens from Maryland County, Liberia, West Africa.
Purpose: Uniting Liberian citizens from Maryland County residing in the United States to mobilize necessary resources in an effort to provide aid to the people war ravaged country, particularly, the County of Maryland.
www.marylandersforprogress.org   (408 words)

  
 LIBERIA: Crumbled system leaves suspects languishing in jails without trial Liberian Online - Liberia Portal
Battered Liberia emerged from 14 years of brutal civil war in 2003 to begin a mammoth reconstruction programme under UN supervision.
Africa’s first female president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took office in Liberia in mid-January and has promised to head a government of action but many of her cabinet nominees, including would-be Justice Minister Frances Johnson-Morris, have yet to be confirmed by the senate.
Liberia’s chief prosecutor Theophillus Gould told IRIN that the government was working to clear the backlog.
www.liberianonline.com /liberia-news857.html   (762 words)

  
 Liberians From Maryland County Organize National Association
While there are a number of Liberian county organizations in the United States, Liberians from Maryland County have not organized themselves into a national body.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, Marylanders came to Atlanta to organize a county organization that is national in scope to collectively tackle problems of their county.
Some of the schools in the county that ranked among the top during pre-war days, are now said to be among the least in the country.
www.theperspective.org /marylanders.html   (945 words)

  
 Was Liberia Founded By Freed U.S. Slaves?
Slave states like Maryland and Virginia were already home to a significant number of free fls, and whites there—still reeling from Nat Turner's 1831 rebellion, which emancipated slaves had a hand in—formed local colonization societies.
Thus encouraged, Maryland legislators passed a law in 1832 that required any slave freed after that date to leave the state and specifically offered passage to a part of Liberia administered by the Maryland State Colonization Society.
Today, vestiges of the emigration can be seen in Liberia's Maryland County, in the American-sounding names we read in the papers, and, as reported on National Public Radio, in one Liberian restaurant's offer of Maryland-style fried chicken.
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 [11 Dec 1995] H/2888 : SUSPECT CASES OF EBOLA IN LIBERIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The confirmed case is a 25 year-old refugee from neighbouring Liberia who was admitted to the health facility of the Cote d'Ivoire village of Gozon, 15 kilometers from the border.
Yesterday, the five-member team visited the household of the confirmed case which is located in Plibo village in Liberia's Maryland County.
Maryland County, where the village of the confirmed Ebola case is situated, is controlled by the National Patriotic Front of Liberia.
www.un.org /news/Press/docs/1995/19951211.h2888.html   (434 words)

  
 Carter Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Liberia's destroyed infrastructure, pervasive poverty, 85 percent illiteracy rate, and bitter electoral history are compounding the challenges of providing civic education and making technical arrangements for the election process.
The Carter Centre U.K. and its London-based partner, Electoral Reform International Services, are collaborating in Liberia to implement a European Commission Bi-Lateral Elections Programme on voter education initiatives, training of domestic election monitors, and building the capacity of political parties.
Land lines haven't functioned in Liberia for many years, and when I arrived in April, cellular service was restricted to Monrovia and a handful of other population centres.
www.cartercenter.org /printdoc.asp?docID=2140&submenu=news   (2291 words)

  
 TLC Africa
Liberia lies between the Mano and Cavalla Rivers on the west and east respectively.
Its source is in the mountains east of Macenta, and its upper reach (the Diani, or Nianda, River) forms part of the border between Guinea and Liberia.
Port of Harper is located in Harper City, Maryland and it is a major docking port for ships traveling along the West African section of the Atlantic.
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 TLP: LinkH
Help Liberia Foundation is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, non-partisan, Christian charity organization that is established to assist the needy people of Liberia, especially the children who have become unfortunate as a result of the fourteen-year civil war.
The Republic of Liberia, located on the Atlantic coast in West Africa was founded by former American slaves who desired to return to their country of origin.
Born in the town of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, he worked his way up through the civil service to become secretary of the True Whig Party, the country's only political party at the time.Howard was elected president in 1911 and assumed office on January 1, 1912.
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 CRORA : RESUME DES PUBLICATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The patient was a 25-year-old male from a village in neighbouring Liberia who was admitted to hospital in the Tabou Prefecture (south of Tai National Park).
The team has ensured the patient is properly isolated in the hospital and that all precautions have been taken to prevent spread of the infection.
The team has also investigated hospital and village contacts of the confirmed case and visited the household of the case which is located in Plibo Village Maryland County, Liberia.
www.pasteur.fr /recherche/banques/CRORA/res8/re4655.htm   (285 words)

  
 Kru Money
The origin of these objects is not known with certainty, except for the fact that they were made and used among the Kru and the Grebo in southeastern Liberia.
Liberia’s numerous ethnic groups are characterized by an extremely rich cultural life.
Projects like the Liberia Collections Project may help to prevent that more of Liberia’s cultural heritage will be lost for ever.
www.liberiapastandpresent.org /culture2.htm   (1219 words)

  
 Liberian Embassy
Born on January 17, 1949, Chairman Bryant hails from Cavalla, Maryland County in Liberia where his father C.G. Bryant worked as a Collector.
Chairman Bryant graduated from Cuttington University College in Suacoco, Bong County, Liberia where he received a degree in Economics in 1972.
Since being named Chairman of the NTGL, Bryant has become a symbol of Liberia 's transition from war, to a nation supported the international community in pursuit of peace, unity, greater democracy, and the prevalence of the rule of law.
www.embassyofliberia.org /about/bryantbio.html   (294 words)

  
 SOS Children's Villages: Highlights and special moments
On 19 November 2004, Quendi Appleton from Liberia, Maryland County, was awarded the Hermann Gmeiner Award which she received in a ceremonial setting...
On 19 November 2004, Quendi Appleton from Liberia, Maryland County, was awarded the Hermann Gmeiner Award which she received in a ceremonial setting at the SOS Children’s Village Hermann Gmeiner Academy in Innsbruck.
The now 29-year-old nurse was not only honoured for making her way in life and becoming a qualified nurse in a country suffering from civil war, but also for providing her help to thousands of fellow countrymen during the chaos of war.
www.sos-childrensvillages.org /html/highlights_and_special_moments.html   (992 words)

  
 UNICEF - At a glance: Liberia - 400,000 Liberian children receive school supplies from UNICEF
HARPER, Liberia, 2 December 2005 — In a symbol of hope for Liberia’s children, UNICEF is distributing educational supplies to some 2,000 public schools across the country, benefiting nearly half a million students.
In Maryland County 50,000 children received their kits delivered by a 60-foot Fanti canoe and a powerboat from a UNICEF partner, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC).
To help announce the distribution of school supplies, and to celebrate the reopening of schools in Liberia, UNICEF is distributing a 90-second video, “When I Grow Up,” to television stations in the Liberian capital and hundreds of video clubs across the country.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/liberia_30295.html   (463 words)

  
 ReliefWeb » Professional Resources » Vacancies
Merlin has been operational in Liberia since 1997 and has developed an extensive reputation in the health sector, including support to primary level health care in five of the fifteen counties of Liberia (Sinoe, Grand Gedeh, Grand Bassa, Montserrado, and Margibi Counties).
Although immediate interventions in Liberia have centred around provision of emergency aid to the war affected in Monrovia, Merlin is now looking to expand its scope of intervention as many IDPs and refugees return to their homes outside the capital.
From an emergency intervention in the county hospital to establish a cholera ward, Merlin is now establishing a programme to re-habilitate and re-establish a functioning secondary referal hospital.
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Tabou Police Commissioner, Yao Joseph, told IRIN by telephone that more refugees from Liberia had entered the town on Tuesday and others were scattering into surrounding villages.
The port was now occupied by fighters of the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL), a rebel movement which appeared on the scene earlier this year and has siezed control of large swathes of southeastern Liberia.
The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Liberia said that following renewed fighting in several areas of the country, humanitarian organisations were examining immediate options for providing assistance without jeopardising lives of beneficiaries or losing scarce resources.
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 In Maryland County
The St. Francis Catholic High school in Pleebo city, Maryland County recently captured the LFA Pleebo Sub-Committee tournament when they drew with the soccer squad of Pleebo High school, thus taking the trophy on goal aggregate.
The Liberia Football Association (LFA) Sub-Committee in Pleebo organized a tournament which brought together three outstanding high schools in the city of Pleebo.
After the match the Principal of St. Francis Catholic high school, Jackson W. Weah, told our Correspondent that their match with Pleebo high school was just a friendly one but was intended to promote oneness and unity in sports between the two schools female teams.
www.liberiansoccer.com /in_maryland_county.htm   (445 words)

  
 Liberian Corruption: Behold The Well Overflows
Once upon a time, there was a family that lived in the remotest part of Maryland County, Liberia which is located on the west coast of Africa.
When the world community heard the sound of guns and the cries of women and children, they inquired: "What is happening in Liberia?" The military replied, sarcastically.
But when the dust finally settled down, everybody was surprised to hear the whole generation of corruption at Ducor Palace Hotel and elsewhere celebrating its victory for not losing a single member in the fight, and waiting for the next Council of State to begin its proliferation anew.
www.theperspective.org /corruption.html   (786 words)

  
 UNHCR - More Liberians returning from western Côte d'Ivoire, reports UNHCR
Better reception arrangements in Maryland and Nimba counties have also boosted repatriation as UNHCR improved its transit facilities, trucking capacity and assistance.
The pace of returns to Liberia is expected to slow down with the approach of the Liberian elections scheduled for October 11.
An overview of security and displacement within Liberia and in the region, as well as UNHCR's plans to help displaced Liberians return and cope with life back home: see our special pages here.
www.unhcr.org /cgi-bin/texis/vtx/news/opendoc.htm?tbl=NEWS&id=42dd0b454   (670 words)

  
 Profile of MODEL Chairman Nimely Yaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He was born in a rubber plantation at Pleebo in the Maryland County of Liberia on November 5, 1956.
He worked in the medical field in Liberia for UNICEF and continued to the United States where he has stayed for the past twenty years.
With the Liberian civil war officially over since August 18, when all warring parties endorsed a West African brokered comprehensive peace agreement, MODEL says it is yet to decide whether it will transform itself from a rebel group into a political party.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=36119   (830 words)

  
 Liberia Past & Present Presidents @ Liberian Online - Liberia Portal
In 1892, the area beyond Cape Palmas was claimed by the Ivory Coast when Liberia and France signed a treaty.
Charles D. King became Liberia's President in 1920 and serve for 10 years.He was the third President who resigned.
She was the first female Head of State of LIberia and africa as a whole.
www.liberianonline.com /modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=93   (586 words)

  
 WMU News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Born in Tugbakeh, Maryland County, Liberia, Wesley grew up in the capital city of Monrovia.
She attended the University of Liberia in the late 1970s during a period of political unrest, which resulted in the country's first military coup in 1980.
In 1983, she was awarded a World Bank Fellowship to do graduate studies at Indiana University, where she earned a master's degree in English education.
www.wmich.edu /~wmu/news/2003/0303/0203-ae084.html   (235 words)

  
 Worcester County Tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Emerging as a new and significant part of the Worcester County populace during the first half of the 19th century were free fls.
While a few of the free fls living in Worcester County in 1800 could trace their ancestry back to free fl colonists, the larger part descended from ex-slaves who had been freed following the Revolution.
Several families residing near Snow Hill around 1830 relocated to a watermens' community known as Sandy Ground on New York's Staten Island, Members of the Hinman, Lambden, Bishop, Purnell, Robins and Johnson families established new homes along the island's south coast, engaging primarily in the oyster business they had known on the Eastern Shore.
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