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

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Where's the delivery man?

A pile of 'pro-poor' promises and IMF questions about a road project are putting President Weah's populism to the test

Three months into his presidency, George Weah is still riding high among core supporters but already struggling with tough choices to deliver on his promises of new jobs and housin...

Weah's known unknowns

The new leader is the first civilian president to win a peaceful transfer of power in seven decades. Other 'firsts' lie ahead

George Oppong Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change won such a resounding victory in Liberia's delayed run-off elections on 26 December that his opponent, Joseph Nyuma...

Fraud claims fail to convince

The establishment parties want an election re-run to stop George Weah, but it's putting them at odds with President Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia's Supreme Court has acceded to claims by four major political parties – including the governing Unity Party – that there was fraud during the first round of the...

Weah walks up to the spot

The odds favour the soccer star turned politician against the Vice-President  but there is all to play for ahead of the run-off vote

Although he is ten points ahead after the first round of the elections, George Weah has given few indications of what kind of government he would run, besides making plenty of popu...

Weah sprints towards an open goal

A comfortable lead for the soccer hero in the first round of elections leaves the old elite floundering for a response

Such is the commanding lead built up by George Weah, the star footballer turned politician, in the first round of presidential elections on 10 October that his nearest rival, Vice-...


Asphalt jungle

Liberia still won't try its own suspected war criminals, so others have to. The latest to come to trial is Mohammed Jabbateh, a commander in the so-called United Liberation Movemen...

After Ellen

Presidential hopefuls are finding it difficult to get their message heard in a crowded field of twenty candidates

Officially, campaigning for the seat shortly to be vacated by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first female President and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, began on 31 July. Y...

Heroes and villains

Corruption during the Ebola outbreak is enfeebling the health-care system, according to secret audits

When nursing assistant Salome Karwah, an Ebola fever survivor who had appeared on the cover of America's Time Magazine as a Person of the Year in 2014, died after giving birth this...

Taylor tries to sway vote

Candidates rush to fill the vacuum soon to be left by Johnson-Sirleaf. Even Charles Taylor is making his views felt from prison

A scramble to replace Africa's first elected female president, Nobel Prize winner Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, at elections in October has led to strange alliances and the intervention o...

Taylor calls politicians from prison

The convicted mass murderer is making phone calls to supporters and enemies in Liberia from his maximum security prison in Britain

Africa Confidential has obtained a recording of a phone call of Charles Taylor giving political advice to his supporters in Liberia. The call appeared to use a landline inside Fran...

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