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


Liberia has enjoyed nearly two decades 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, impunity, and violence against women.

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Freedom in the World — Liberia Country Report

Liberia is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.