Liberia. After many difficult years, the tormented Liberia hoped for a better future. Sales of diamonds could be resumed after the UN Security Council lifted the export ban. It was introduced to prevent diamond sales from funding warfare in Liberia and neighboring Sierra Leone. The world’s largest steelmaker, Arcelor Mittal, decided to invest one billion US dollars in a new iron mine. The project also includes the construction of a new railway and the renovation of ports.
- According to abbreviationfinder: LR is the 2-letter acronym for the country of Liberia.
According to CountryAAH, Monrovia is the capital city of Liberia. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) made an optimistic assessment of Liberia’s economic outlook and predicted annual growth of about 11 percent over the next five years. After the United States and Germany pledged to repay Liberia’s total debts to them of more than $ 600 million, the IMF agreed on a debt write-off program to enable Liberia to obtain new loans and be able to access new multilateral assistance.
In September, the UN Security Council decided to extend the mandate of the UNMIL peacekeeping force by one year but to reduce the number of soldiers and police. Liberia is stabilizing, but quite quiet is not the country. Crime is widespread due to high unemployment, not least among former militia soldiers. A message about a failed coup attempt against President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shocked the nation in July. Five people, including a former army chief and a former parliamentarian, were charged with treason.
Gyude Bryant, head of the Transitional Government 2003-06, was indicted for embezzlement of more than one million US dollars. A court found that he, as appointed head of state, not elected, did not have the right to legal immunity.
Dictionary of History
Liberia West African state. Corresponding with the region called by the Europeans Costa di Malagueta, or del Pepe, ethnically varied and divided among many small political entities, it knew from 1821 the settlement of groups of American blacks under the patronage of philanthropic and anti-slavery associations, based on widely utopian return to Africa of blacks freed from slavery. In 1847 the immigrant communities united in an independent republic, which took the name of Liberia and adopted a democratic constitution on the American model, reserved however for the few tens of thousands of free-Americans, while the indigenous were excluded. During the colonial partition, it was with Ethiopia the only African state that maintained its sovereignty, albeit under strong British influence. Having delimited the borders with the French and English possessions in 1902, the government assumed real control of the interior of the country only in the 1920s, carrying out campaigns of subjugation of the indigenous communities, towards which the free-Americans maintained attitudes of superiority and relationships based on exclusion and exploitation. The extension of voting rights to all citizens came only with the presidency of William VS Tubman (1944-71), who strengthened the political-commercial ties with the USA (L. became the world center of rubber production, in the great concessions of Firestone plantations Co.). Having strengthened relations with neighboring states and opened up to socialist countries with President WR Tolbert, in the seventies the Liberia was hit by the crisis in the prices of raw materials. Economic destabilization favored the SK Doe coup in 1980, of the Krahn ethnic group, who came to power by putting an end to Free-American supremacy but establishing a strongly authoritarian regime. In 1989 the rebellion unleashed by CG Taylor, linked to the interests of the diamond industry, plunged the country into a devastating civil war, in which Doe was also brutally killed. International interventions (ECOWAS, UN) favored the achievement of a ceasefire agreement (1993). In 1994 the interim president A. Sawyer left the government to a Council of State of eminent figures, which organized elections (1997), won by Taylor. Relative calm lasted only two years and by 2000 the country was again in full civil conflict. The war ended with a peace agreement in 2003 and the resignation and exile of Taylor, later accused by the Hague International Court of criminal involvement in the Sierra Leone civil war. After two years of transitional government headed by G. Bryant, in 2005 E. Johnson-Sirleaf was elected to the presidency. The reconstruction of the country is proceeding in a situation that has not yet fully stabilized.
Liberia weather in March, April and May
Daily temperatures averaging 31 to 32 ° C are to be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 28-29 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
The expected rainfall is around 10 days in March, around 17 days in April and around 21 days in May.
In the period from March to May, the sun shines an average of 5 to 7 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Monrovia is in March, but with less sun you will have to get by in May.