Population: 4.3 mn.
GDP: 1.9 bn.
Debt: 0.4 bn.

Corruption and security concerns are weighing down President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's government as the United Nations' mission contemplates its exit. China Union's iron-ore mine is set to export its first production but other investments face significant delays. 


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  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Oil blocks and shocks

Questions are arising about irregularities in contracts and the state’s fitness to manage the hydrocarbons sector

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

The men to follow Ellen

Its choice of candidate gives the Unity Party an uphill climb to win the presidency in 2017

  • Vol 55 No 9
  •  1st May 2014

Ghost workers stalk the payrolls

A damning USAID report into institutionalised corruption and ‘ghost workers’ has been widely ignored since it was leaked in late March

  • Vol 55 No 9
  •  1st May 2014

Family business under pressure

The persistence of charges of nepotism and revelations about public sector corruption are threatening the President’s image and legacy

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

The price of peace

Ouattara’s government has been paying Liberian mercenaries to keep a truce, while others are on trial in Monrovia. It is proving a major political headache in Liberia

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

Mid-term blues

The President’s final term of office is half-way through: it is a time of uncertainty, realignment and anxious looks towards the future

  • Vol 54 No 22
  •  1st November 2013

Feted and berated

Few doubt the President’s achievements but she is unpopular at home and persistent governance problems irk Western donors and the UN

  • Vol 54 No 20
  •  4th October 2013

Taylor goes down alone

Taylor loses his appeal against war crimes conviction as governments demand changes in international courts

  • Vol 54 No 19
  •  20th September 2013

Eclipse of the son

The pressure would not let up. Human Rights Watch, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General Karin Landgren and a chorus of domestic voices clamoured for President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to take action against corruption. Close to the ...

  • Vol 53 No 23
  •  16th November 2012

What price the Unity Party

The member of parliament and former Speaker Edwin Melvin Snowe has renewed the offensive against Robert Alvin Sirleaf, Chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia, and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s claimed nepotism.

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