Liberia

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famous sharp

to funds for the colonization of free negroes in Liberia. He contributed personally for the famous Sharp rifles, which, packed as “books” and “primers,” were shipped to Kansas and afterwards came into the hands of Brown. During the contest in Kansas, Lawrence wrote frequently to President Franklin Pierce (his mother's nephew) in behalf of the free-state settlers; and when John Brown was arrested he appealed to the governor of Virginia to secure for him a lawful trial. He repeatedly urged


medical charity

date 1948-01-10 accessdate 2009-08-30 The victims' flesh would be cut from their bodies and distributed to members of the society. In the 1980s, Médecins Sans Frontières, the international medical charity, supplied photographic and other documentary evidence of ritualized cannibal feasts


book high

The Daily Show, Colbert Report work CBC News date December 3, 2006 accessdate July 14, 2008 Since Stewart became host, the show's guest list has tended away from celebrities and more towards non-fiction authors and political pundits, as well as many prominent elected officials. While in the show's earlier years it struggled to book high-profile politicians—in 1999, for an ''Indecision 2000'' segment, Steve Carell struggled to talk his way off Republican


significant social/

, 2003, the Federal Council (Swiss Federal Council) ended the import restrictions on raw diamonds from Sierra Leone and lifted sanctions against Libya. Serbia participates in the Partnership for Peace program, but so far has shown no intention of full integration into NATO, due to significant social rejection, largely derived from the NATO bombing in 1999. Amnistía Internacional. ''


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30 Liberian dollars to send, and will probably arrive at their destination. Packages are packed on the premises. To receive mail, you must get a locked box together with a P.O. Box number at the Randall Street post office. Do not send anything of value through the Liberian postal service. Numerous people have reported items being stolen while at the post office; in Liberia the postal system is new and very corrupt. Commons:Category:Liberia WikiPedia:Liberia Dmoz:Regional Africa Liberia


work food

, plantains (Plantain (cooking)), coconut, okra and sweet potatoes. Heavy stews spiced with habanero and scotch bonnet (scotch bonnet (pepper)) chillies are popular and eaten with fufu.

Food in Every Country accessdate August 27, 2013 Liberia also has a tradition of baking imported from the United States that is unique in West Africa. Sports The most popular sport in Liberia is association football, with George Weah (the only African to be named FIFA World Player of the Year


causing massive

district of Lofa County in Liberia. It has an estimated population (July, 2004) of 26,827. Kolahun was the scene of heavy fighting between government troops and rebels during Liberia's second civil war (Second Liberian Civil War), causing massive shifts in population and destruction of property. thumb right 200px Location of Zorzor District in Lofa County (Image:Lofa-Zorzor.png) '''Zorzor District''' is one of six districts (Districts of Liberia) located in Lofa County, Liberia. Zorzor is principal city of the county. thumb right 200px Location of Firestone District in Margibi County (Image:Margibi-Firestone.png) '''Firestone District''' is one of four districts (Districts of Liberia) located in Margibi County, Liberia. It is home to Duside Hospital. thumb right 200px Location of Kakata District in Margibi County (Image:Margibi-Kakata.png) '''Kakata District''' is one of four districts (Districts of Liberia) located in Margibi County, Liberia. Kakata, the capital city of Margibi County, is located in the district. Commons:Category:Liberia WikiPedia:Liberia Dmoz:Regional Africa Liberia


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forests make up the dominant vegetation in the northern sections. The equatorial climate is hot year-round with heavy rainfall from May to October with a short interlude in mid-July to August. During the winter months of November to March, dry dust-laden harmattan winds blow inland, causing many problems for residents. Liberia's watershed tends to move in a southwestern pattern towards the sea as new rains move down the forested plateau off the inland mountain range of Guinée Forestière, in Guinea. Cape Mount (Grand Cape Mount County) near the border with Sierra Leone receives the most precipitation in the nation. Liberia's main northwestern boundary is traversed by the Mano River while its southeast limits are bounded by the Cavalla River. Liberia's three largest rivers are St. Paul (Saint Paul River) exiting near Monrovia, the river St. John (Saint John River (Liberia)) at Buchanan (Buchanan, Liberia) and the Cestos River, all of which flow into the Atlantic. The Cavalla is the longest river in the nation at Commons:Category:Liberia WikiPedia:Liberia Dmoz:Regional Africa Liberia


providing medical

Corps After completing her medical training, Jemison joined the staff of the Peace Corps and served as a Peace Corps Medical Officer from 1983 to 1985 responsible for the health of Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Jemison's work in the Peace Corps included supervising the pharmacy, laboratory, medical staff as well as providing medical care, writing self-care manuals, and developing and implementing guidelines


play role

; see also Johnson, Joe “Notaries play role in fake document ploy: York's sect at it again” ''Athens Banner-Herald'' 20 December 2009 (In June 2005 a new web site – the Nuwaubian Administration of International Affairs – was inaugurated to better represent this new incarnation of York.). Military career Riggle is currently a Lieutenant Colonel (Lieutenant colonel (United States))

Liberia

'''Liberia''' and is home to about 4 million people. English (English language) is the official language; 15 indigenous languages are also spoken within Liberia. 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 (Tropical rainforest climate), with significant rainfall during the May–October rainy season (Wet season) and harsh harmattan winds the remainder of the year. Liberia possesses about forty percent of the remaining Upper Guinean rainforest (Upper Guinean forest).

Liberia was founded by the United States while occupied by local Africans. Beginning in 1820, the area was settled by African Americans, most of whom were freed slaves (Free negro). African captives freed from slave ships by the British and Americans were sent to Liberia instead of being repatriated to their various African countries of origin. The colonists established a new country with the help of the American Colonization Society, a private organization whose leaders thought former slaves would have greater opportunity in Africa and that the Black population in the United States would remain a permanent racial underclass.

In 1847, this new country became the Republic of Liberia, establishing a government modeled on that of the United States and naming its capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States and a prominent supporter of the colonization. The colonists and their descendants, known as Americo-Liberians, led the political, social, cultural and economic sectors of the country and ruled the nation for over 130 years as a dominant minority.

Liberia began to modernize in the 1940s following investment by the United States during World War II and economic liberalization under President William Tubman. Liberia was a founding member of the United Nations and the Organisation of African Unity. In 1980 a military coup overthrew the Americo-Liberian leadership after 150 years of power, marking the beginning of political and economic instability and two successive civil wars (First Liberian Civil War). These resulted in the deaths of between 250,000 and 520,000 people and devastated Liberia's economy (Economy of Liberia). A peace agreement in 2003 (Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement) led to democratic elections in 2005. Today, about 85% of the population live below the international poverty line. Liberia's economic and political stability has recently been threatened by a deadly Ebola virus epidemic (Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa) which originated in Guinea in December 2013 and entered Liberia in March 2014.

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