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

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Testing Mittal's steel

In its last days, Charles Gyude Bryant’s National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) signed a US$900 million, 25-year deal with the world’s largest steel company, British-re...

Dutch probe

Dutch police are investigating Mittal Steel's US$900 million deal to mine iron ore in Liberia following a slew of allegations by politicians and trades unionists about the contract...

Taylor's trajectories

The coming trial will set a world precedent and embarrass politicians in Africa and the West

As daylight faded, the United Nations helicopter carrying Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor came in low and fast over the hills of Freetown, depositing the Liberian warlord president...

Hope at last

The new government blends technocrats, dodgy names and good intentions

The great and the good lined up under the bullet-speckled walls of the National Assembly to welcome new President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on 16 January (AC Vols 46 No 25 & 47 No ...

Madam President

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has the political support and economic experience to succeed

Security, anti-corruption and political reconciliation top the agenda as Liberia prepares for its, and Africa's, first female president. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 67, a former directo...

Off-road rage

Members of parliament are angry because the Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia, Gyude Bryant, has refused to sign a bill allowing them to keep their govern...

Penalty shoot out

Soccer star George Weah kept his election lead and the dealmakers are hard at work

In the second round of the presidential election, due on 8 November, Liberians must choose between ex-AC Milan striker George Manneh Opong Weah and former United Nations Developmen...

The soccer vote

After 14 years of war, Liberians mistake a footballer for a politician

The international football star George Manneh Opong Weah leads the pack of 22 presidential hopefuls, in the last weeks of campaigning for the national elections due on 11 October. ...

Welcome to the world

Liberia re-entered the international system on 16 September after two decades of lawlessness. At a grand signing ceremony in the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Chairm...

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