Liberians protest against president George Weah and his government.  Monrovia, Liberia. 7 June 2019. Editorial credit: AHMED JALLANZO/​EPA-EFE/​Shutterstock.com

Liberia

Liberia has enjoyed more than a decade of peace and stability since the second civil war ended in 2003. During this time, the country has made considerable progress rebuilding government capacity, reestablishing the rule of law, and ensuring the political rights and civil liberties of citizens, and 2017 saw the first peaceful transfer of power between leaders since 1944. However, Liberia still faces serious issues with corruption, violence against women, and discrimination against LGBT people.

An opposition demonstrator plays the violin during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images.

Freedom in the World — Liberia Country Report

Liberia is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.