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Population: 5.56m
GDP: $4.75bn
Debt: 56.5% of GDP (2024)

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A more perfect union

Beijing’s special relationship with Monrovia defies market conditions and is expanding into Guinea and Sierra Leone

The US$2.68 billion agreement signed by China Union's Chief Executive Yin Fuyou and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on 19 January to restart iron ore production at the ol...

The born-again Bong mines

The US$2.68 billion Bong Mines deal hands the Chinese consortium led by Yin Fuyou and China Union a 25-year concession for the formerly German-owned Bong Mines in Bong Country, ...

Graft never really went away

Revelations of grand corruption in mining and shipping contracts embarrass the government

Liberia's government, foreign diplomats and United Nations officials say that Liberia is a nation reborn. War is over, corruption is being rooted out and under the two-and-half yea...

All my friends in New York

Madam President addresses the UN General Assembly

Life in Liberia is gradually improving, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told the United Nations' General Assembly to some applause on 23 September. The economy has been getting st...

Nightmare on Broad Street

Liberia's Finance Minister Antoinette Sayeh faces a huge problem as she steers the country into qualifiying for the World Bank's and International Monetary Fund's debt reduction pr...

Rumours and plots

President Johnson-Sirleaf's enemies have come out in the open with a raft of allegations and threats of military action

Murky reports of coup plots and corruption are tarnishing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s government. Local political scheming undermines her high international credibility and t...

Referee in a tug-of-war

The technocratic President is battling to keep her reforms on track and to outplay the kleptocrats and nationalists

Monrovia's political tug-of-war is getting tougher and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is in the middle as reluctant arbiter and sole referee. At one end of the rope, Liberia's pol...

Snowe white-out

Edwin Melvin Snowe's battle to keep his position as Speaker of the House of Representatives is becoming an embarrassing cause célèbre as he claims the plot against hi...

Economy up, politics down

The post-war economy is easier to manage than Monrovia's politicians

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's economic record is widely praised, as she gets ready for her first anniversary on 16 January. Yet she does not control the flow of finance from th...

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