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Liberia, situated on the west coast of Africa, holds historical significance as one of the few African nations not colonized by Europeans in the 19th century. Established by freed American and Caribbean slaves in the 1820s, Liberia gained independence in 1847, making it Africa’s oldest republic. Governed as a presidential representative democratic republic, Liberia’s political landscape is characterized by multiparty systems, with significant parties including the Unity Party (UP), the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), and the Liberty Party. The nation has faced challenges such as the devastating civil wars from 1989 to 2003, leaving a legacy of political and economic instability, human rights abuses, and infrastructure damage. Liberia’s economy, based on agriculture, mining, and rubber production, has shown signs of recovery, but issues like corruption, poverty, and high unemployment persist. The country’s rich cultural heritage is evident in diverse ethnic groups and traditional practices, with notable festivals like the Poro and Sande societies. Liberia’s commitment to peace is reflected in hosting UN peacekeeping missions, and the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and peace activist Leymah Gbowee in 2011. As Liberia continues its post-conflict recovery, fostering political stability, economic development, and social cohesion remains crucial, while addressing issues of governance, justice, and reconciliation shapes the nation’s trajectory in the broader West African context. GETZIPCODES: Features democracy and rights of Liberia.

Liberia Population 2014

Liberia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Liberia. Liberia population in 2020 is estimated at 5,057,692. Liberia was one of the countries in West Africa that was most severely affected by the ebola outbreak that began in February. At...