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Category - Liberia
Founded by freed slaves, you could say Liberia was built on the darker histories of the 18th and 19th centuries. The cities of Liberia are worth visiting not only its beaches but also for culture. Currently, the cities in Liberia are under infrastructural development to steer them forward and expand the economy of Liberia following the ravages of wars in the country. Today Liberia bears the scars of multiple civil wars, coups, political revolutions, and power struggles, not to mention the disastrous Ebola outbreak of more recent years. That said, things are seemingly back on track here, and there’s certainly no denying the utter beauty to be found along the shimmering golden stretches of Atlantic coast, at the roaring surf spots and between the dense, chimp-peppered jungles of the island.
Liberia is Africa’s oldest republic and is is the only black state in Africa never subjected to colonial rule. By the American Colonization Society, it was established on land acquired for freed U.S. slaves, which founded a colony at Cape Mesurado in 1821. The territory was named Liberia, and its main settlement was named Monrovia in 1824, which is the present-day capital. In 1847, Liberian independence was proclaimed, and its boundaries were expanded. Until a rebellion in 1989, the country enjoyed relative stability escalated into a destructive civil war in the 1990s that did not fully cease until 2003. Especially on the coast, the climate is warm and humid year-round, dominated by a dry season from November to April and by a rainy season from May to October. The dusty and dry harmattan (desert winds) blow from the Sahara to the coast in December, bringing relief from the high relative humidity.
Liberian people are classified into three major groups: the indigenous people, who are in the majority and who migrated from western Sudan in the late Middle Ages; black immigrants from the United States, and the West Indies. With founding Liberia the Americo-Liberians are most closely associated. Between 1820 and 1865, most of them migrated to Liberia; continued migration has been intermittent. In 1980 Americo-Liberians controlled the government until a military coup.