A visit between the civil war and the Ebola outbreak
date of entry 14/03/2013
area 97.079 km²
GDP 730 M. US-Dollar
official language English
Liberia, which means "the land of the free", had been inaccessible to Otto on several previous journeys. In the early 1990s, civil war made it simply too unsafe to visit. The rebels of warlord Charles Taylor massacred large numbers of people and also attacked the neighbouring country of Sierra Leone. In 2013, Gunther Holtorf finally managed to visit the country, just before the devastating outbreak of Ebola in the region in 2014.