Liberia

Flag of LiberiaLiberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Côte d'Ivoire to its east. It covers an area of 111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi) and is home to about 3.7 million people. English is the official language and over thirty indigenous languages are also spoken within the country. Its coastline is composed mostly of mangroves, while its more sparsely populated inland consists of forests opening onto a plateau of drier grasslands. The climate is hot and equatorial, with significant rainfall during the May–October rainy season and harsh harmattan winds the remainder of the year. The country possesses about forty percent of the remaining Upper Guinean rainforest. Liberia is the only country in Africa rooted in U.S. colonization.
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  • Offers extensive information on Liberia with pictures, maps and analysis. This website is maintained by Fred P.M. van der Kraaij who worked as an evaluator for the Dutch government. Liberia: the past and present of Africa’s oldest republic
  • Comments and information on events in Liberia and Liberia-related events by Fred P.M. van der Kraaij, a former evaluator for the Netherlands government.Liberian Perspectives
  • The African Union (AU) was founded in 1999 with the goal of accelerating the process of integration in the continent, to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are by certain negative aspects of globalisation. African Union (AU) member

Government, politics and elections

  • Offical website of the Presidency of Liberia.The Executive Mansion
  • This official government site provides news and information about Liberia's President and executive branch, including details of speeches, events, issues and a staff directory. Liberia Executive mansion
  • Official portal of the government of Liberia, maintained by the Ministry of Information.Government of Liberia official online portal
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  • The Zárate's Political Collections (ZPC) is a site devoted to collect dates and figures of the worldwide leadership on a country basis.Zarate World Political Leaders
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  • ElectionGuide is provided by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), an international nonprofit dedicated to strengthening electoral democracy. Launched in 1998 through a grant from USAID and currently funded by the same, ElectionGuide is the most comprehensive and timely source of verified election information available online.IFES Election Guide
  • PARLINE is the IPU's database on national parliaments. It contains authoritative information on the structure and working methods of every national parliament.IPU PARLINE Parliament database
  • Provides access to African constitutions and laws and treaties on intellectual property (IP). WIPO Lex law database
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Crisis, conflict, peacebuilding and security

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  • UN Reliefweb offers overviews, news, analysis and maps on crises and disasters.UN Reliefweb
  • The Global Observatory provides timely analysis on peace and security issues by experts, journalists, and policymakers. It is published by the International Peace Institute. The views expressed here represent those of the contributors and not IPI.IPI Global Observatory
  • The International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world.International Crisis Group
  • The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was established by Security Council resolution 1509 (2003) PDF Document of 19 September 2003 to support the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the peace process; protect United Nations staff, facilities and civilians; support humanitarian and human rights activities; as well as assist in national security reform, including national police training and formation of a new, restructured military.UNMIL - UN Mission in Liberia
  • Maps and ground breaking peace research from the Institute for Economics and Peace. Global Peace Index
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Human rights

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Statistics

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  • Gives access to a wide range of development data on Africa in African Development Bank Group's data portals as well as from other regional and international partners. The platform also facilitates the collection, analysis, and sharing of data on topics such as food security, gender equality, and climate change.Open Data for Africa
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  • The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.African Development Bank Group
  • Statistical information from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.FAOSTAT Country indicators
  • Social and economic statistics and geo-spatial information about Liberia.Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS)

News media

  • News and information about Liberia. The Liberian Connection Africa
  • All Africa is an important provider of news from and about Africa. All Africa aggregates and distributes news from many African and international news sources and media.All Africa
  • Thomson Reuters is a leading news and information provider. Their philantropic arm is the Thomson Reuters Foundation (http://www.trust.org), providing humanitarian news.Reuters Africa
  • The Economist prodives world news, news on politics, economics, business & financeThe Economist

Internet resources

Publications

Libraries and archives

  • Includes historical and ethnographic documents, newspapers, government publications, books, journals, dissertations, maps, slides, photographs, microfilms, audio and video tapes, artefacts and memorabilia. Indiana University Liberian Collections
  • This website has material from Liberian President William V. S. Tubman’s (1895-1971), presidency (1944–1971), including his personal correspondence and memorabilia from the Tubman’s family.William V.S. Tubman Papers, 1904-1992

Movies and images

  • Lists more than 1300 films/documentaries on a specific country in the library catalogue of the African Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden. African films at the ASC
  • IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. The IMDb consumer site (www.imdb.com) is the #1 movie website in the world with a combined web and mobile audience of more than 250 million unique monthly visitors. IMDb 'movies by country' offers lists and other information about titles produced or co-produced by that country.International Movie Database (IMDb)
  • The Library of Congress prints & photographs online catalog.Library of Congress Prints & Photographs

Music

  • Discographic database of African and Caribbean music at Le MediaPort de l'INA (L'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel). Afromix African music
  • Provides information on the Liberian music and dance collection of the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University. Also gives links to other Liberia-related projects, and has news and a short historical overview of Liberia. Liberian Collections Project
  • Provides information on traditional and popular music, Hipco and related artists. Music of Liberia on Wikipedia

Experts

  • Is a media file repository that offers public-domain and freely licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips). Country maps on Wikimedia Commons
  • Provides access to the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and includes a collection of online CIA and historical maps. Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
  • A collection of Liberian maps with twenty examples from the American Colonization Society (ACS) that was set up in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West Africa.Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870

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