Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1986 by the Republic of Liberia


Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Sierra Leone on the west, Guinea on the north and Côte d'Ivoire on the east. Liberia's coastline is composed of mostly mangrove forests while the more sparsely populated inland consists of forests that open to a plateau of drier grasslands. The country possesses 40% of the remaining Upper Guinean rainforest. Liberia has a hot equatorial climate, with significant rainfall during the May to October rainy season and harsh harmattan winds the remainder of the year. Liberia covers an area of 111,369 km² and is home to about 3.7 million people. English is the official language, while over 30 indigenous languages are spoken within the country. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.66, Rank: 94, Personal Freedom: 6.09, Economic Freedom: 7.22, Democracy Index: 4.8
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.22, Rank: 65
Liberia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 61, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 4
"Following a severe 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in May 2015. The announcement followed a change in government strategy in late 2014 that favored community engagement over coercive tactics in combatting the virus. The success of government-led community engagement is widely credited with Ebola's early decline in Liberia, compared to neighboring countries."