Population: 4.397 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 25
  •  19th December 2014

Uneasy peace on the border

The volatile frontier between the two countries is far from calm. A defecting guerrilla warns of possible trouble ahead

  • 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 ...

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