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 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.

  • Vol 53 No 18
  •  7th September 2012

Not out of the woods

Solve one problem and another appears, which is why Liberia still needs the UN and its peacekeepers

  • Vol 53 No 14
  •  6th July 2012

Killers united

The Norwegian court trying Anders Behring Breivik, the self-confessed killer of 77 people in July 2011, has heard evidence on his stay in Liberia. In the 1,500-page manifesto that he posted on the internet before his deadly attacks, Breivik mentioned a v...

  • Vol 53 No 13
  •  22nd June 2012

Warlords at work

Coup plots in Côte d’Ivoire are linked to the murder of United Nations peacekeepers in the west of the country, officials in Abidjan say.

  • Vol 53 No 12
  •  8th June 2012

Warning to future Taylors

Most people implicated in the warlord president’s crimes have escaped justice but his sentence will still deter others

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