Doctors Suspend Strike With Preconditions
- The Bush Chicken
MONROVIA, Montserrado – On Tuesday, May 15, several protesting doctors from across the country converged at a building that hosts both the Liberia
Medical Dental Council and the Liberia
Medical and Dental Association to discuss whether to continue an ...
Davido celebrates first daughter, Imade's birthday
- Pulse Nigeria
Davido performs for Sierra Leone president. Davido recently performed at the inauguration of Sierra Leone's new president, Julius Maada Bio. Notable world leaders at the gathering, including Nigeria's Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo and Liberia's ...
Liberia records more Lassa Fever cases
- Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
The National Public Health Institute of Liberia
(NPHIL) says cases of Lassa Fever have been on the increase in the country.In a press statement issued here late Tuesday, the National Public Health Institute said the outbreak is occurring in Bong ...
AfDB approves $20m facility to boost lending to SMEs in Liberia
Lack of trade finance has negatively impacted Liberia's
economic growth, especially in the agriculture sector –which is heavily reliant on importation of farm implements such as fertilizer and machinery. This has affected the manufacturing sector ...
Congo aims to stop its Ebola outbreak with an experimental vaccine
- MIT Technology Review
For the first time, health officials will use an experimental vaccine in an effort to stop an Ebola outbreak in its early stages. The last outbreak, in Guinea, Liberia
, and Sierra Leone in 2014 and 2015, sickened nearly 29,000 people and killed more ...
Home Grown School Meals in Liberia: A Win-Win for All
- Front Page Africa
Written by Octavius T. Quarbo. As an academic with a keen interest in seeing the practical development of Liberia's
new pro-poor focus, I was very intrigued by ZOA's initiative to deliver a school meals program that sources food directly from local ...
UNHCR Liberia Factsheet - April 2018
32 Education staff supported by UNHCR in Bahn High Extension School, Tchien Public School and Little Wlebo Extension Elementary School. 407 Birth certificates have been shared with refugee parents from January-April 2018. 11,263 Total number of ...
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Peace in Monrovia - Liberia | July 2004 | Michel | Flickr
Liberia - Monrovia ::,Liberia Green landscape :: Travel ...
Monrovia Breweries, Liberia – Club Beer - Home
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Saran Kaba Jones -- Liberian. Founder, Face Africa - pg.3
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j-collection Nissan Pick-Up 2007 UN United Nations Liberia ...
Liberia ( ( listen)), officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Ivory Coast to its east, the Atlantic Ocean to its south. It covers an area of 111,369 square kilometers (43,000 sq mi) and has a population of around 4,700,000 people. English is the official language and over 20 indigenous languages are spoken, representing the numerous ethnic groups who make up more than 95% of the population. The country's capital and largest city is Monrovia.Forests on the coastline are composed mostly of salt-tolerant mangrove trees, while the more sparsely populated inland has forests opening onto a plateau of drier grasslands. The climate is equatorial, with significant rainfall during the May–October rainy season and harsh harmattan winds the remainder of the year. Liberia possesses about forty percent of the remaining Upper Guinean rainforest. It was an important producer of rubber in the early 20th century.The Republic of Liberia began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society (ACS), who believed black people would face better chances for freedom and prosperity in Africa than in the United States. The country declared its independence on July 26, 1847. The U.S. did not recognize Liberia's independence until during the American Civil War on February 5, 1862. Between January 7, 1822, and the American Civil War, more than 15,000 freed and free-born black people who faced legislated limits in the U.S., and 3,198 Afro-Caribbeans, relocated to the settlement. The black settlers carried their culture and tradition with them to Liberia. The Liberian constitution and flag were modeled after those of the U.S. On January 3, 1848, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a wealthy, free-born African American from Virginia who settled in Liberia, was elected as Liberia's first president after the people proclaimed independence.Liberia was the first African republic to proclaim its independence, on July 26, 1847, and is Africa's first and oldest modern republic. Liberia retained its independence during the Scramble for Africa. During World War II, Liberia supported the United States war efforts against Germany and in turn the U.S. invested in considerable infrastructure in Liberia to help its war effort, which also aided the country in modernizing and improving its major air transportation facilities. In addition, President William Tubman encouraged economic changes. Internationally, Liberia was a founding member of the League of Nations, United Nations and the Organisation of African Unity.The Americo-Liberian settlers did not relate well to the indigenous peoples they encountered, especially those in communities of the more isolated "bush". The colonial settlements were raided by the Kru and Grebo from their inland chiefdoms. Americo-Liberians developed as a small elite that held on to political power, and the indigenous tribesmen were excluded from birthright citizenship in their own lands until 1904, in a repetition of the United States' treatment of Native Americans. The Americo-Liberians promoted religious organizations to set up missions and schools to educate the indigenous peoples.Political tensions from the rule of William R. Tolbert resulted in a military coup in 1980 that overthrew his leadership soon after his death, marking the beginning of years-long political instability. Five years of military rule by the People's Redemption Council and five years of civilian rule by the National Democratic Party of Liberia were followed by the First and Second Liberian Civil Wars. These resulted in the deaths of 250,000 people (about 8% of the population), the displacement of many more and shrunk Liberia's economy by 90%. A peace agreement in 2003 led to democratic elections in 2005, in which Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President. Recovery proceeds but about 85% of the population lives below the international poverty line. Liberia's economic and political stability was threatened in the 2010s by an Ebola virus epidemic; it originated in Guinea in December 2013, entered Liberia in March 2014, and was declared officially ended on May 8, 2015.
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