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Population: 4.19m
GDP: $3.509bn
Debt: 56.2% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Weah stays in pole position

The controversial president has a poor governing record, but no candidate looks strong enough to defeat him in October’s poll

The temperature is rising fast in the run-up to Liberia's parliamentary and presidential election in October. Last month, President George Weah used the occasion of his sixth annua...

Washington weighs in on Weah

The latest US sanctions against Liberian officials target the President's closest allies after ever louder complaints of grand corruption since he came to power in 2018

The spotlight on corruption at the highest levels of government in Monrovia suddenly shone brightly on 15 August when the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ...

Weah slaloms through the opposition

Regardless of mounting scandals, broken promises and economic woes the President is set to win another term in next year's elections

As AC Milan's top striker in the 1990s, George Weah once ran through the opposing team to score a spectacular goal. As his country's President he plans to repeat the feat electoral...

Refining brand Weah

Amid concerns that relations with the United States have cooled during his presidency, resulting in a loss of financial support, President George Weah has hired three US lobbying a...

War crimes trial divides justice-seekers

A warlord granted immunity for giving key evidence against ex-President Charles Taylor is himself in the dock facing similar charges

Echoes of the horrific civil wars of Sierra Leone and Liberia on the cusp of the 21st century still sound through the world, even as far as the Finnish city of Tampere, two hours' ...

Fear and loathing in Monrovia

Another suspicious death adds to growing unease about George Weah's rule and the consequences of speaking against him

A string of mysterious deaths of officials with links to the centre of power has caused deep consternation among the political elite, and confusion about the true character of Geor...

George Weah at bay

Popular discontent as fuel prices rocket and a deepening rift with his deputy are weakening the President

The crippling petrol shortages this year have pushed up the prices of fuel and much else as commercial transporters raised their fares. Liberians, angered by the steep fall of the ...

Iron back on track

A mining rights sale linked to railways sets off an iron rush of sorts and promises to open up the sub-region

The granting of the much-coveted multi-billion-dollar Simandou South iron ore concession in Guinea to a Chinese-backed consortium promises to shake up regional mining industry dyna...

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