Liberian LifeStyle Home & Abroad
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,is Liberia's first elected female president, as well as the first elected female leader on the continent. On November 23, 2005, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was declared the winner of the Liberian election and confirmed as the country's next president. Her inauguration, attended by the likes of the former First Lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, took place on Monday, January 16, 2006.
The Temple Of Justice Building - Monrovia, Liberia
There are 16 ethnic groups that make up
There also are sizable numbers of Lebanese, Indians, and other West African nationals who make up a significant part of
The concept of family is different in Liberia compared to most countries like the United States, Europe, Canada etc. Most Liberian have extended families not just consist of a mother and father. The extended families, include aunts, uncles, cousins, and a number of other relatives who would be considered "distant relations" in context of the nuclear family.
Most Liberians are not very puncture in terms of social activies. (When most Liberians invite you to a party and says the party starts at 8 PM, presumably what we are actually saying the party starts at 10 pm). Remember not all Liberians, but a sufficient number of Liberians do have a problem arriving exactly at the time appointed.
It is ok to just show up at someone's house without prior appointment or invitation. Unexpected visits are acceptable. Liberians are God-fearing, fun, loving, caring, and strong people.
Most people work five days a week, typically Monday - Friday during the day. Saturday and Sunday is consider the weekend and fun time. Most soical activities, sports and non-work related outings are scheduled during the weekend, e.g., a soccer match, night clubbing, and going to the movie. Many people also use the weekend to do household work like cleaning, going to the market, and visitng friends and relatives.
The state-run broadcaster, LBS, operates a radio service.
BBC World Service broadcasts in Monrovia on 103 FM.
- The Inquirer - private daily
- Daily Observer - private
- The News - private daily
- The Analyst - private daily
- The Heritage - private weekly
- Poll Watch - private daily
- Clar TV - private
- Power TV - private
- Real TV - private
- Liberian Broadcasting System (LBS) - state-run
- Star Radio - FM and shortwave station, operated in partnership with Swiss-based Hirondelle Foundation
- UNMIL Radio - operated by United Nations mission
- Kiss FM - private, Monrovia
- Radio Veritas - Catholic
- ELWA - Christian
- Sky FM - private, Monrovia
- Liberian News Agency