Africa’s oldest republic, the Republic of Liberia is located on the Western coast of Africa. It shares a border with Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Guinea. Originally founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves, Liberia is now predominantly inhabited by indigenous Africans. In the 1990s civil war broke out in Liberia and resulted in the death of 250,000 Liberians and the destruction of the country. Liberia suffered a further setback with the Ebola outbreak in 2014.
President: George Weah
Population: 2.3 million
Religion: Christianity, Islam
Languages: English, indigenous languages