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Roberts International Airport, Inquirer, iron ore, Railroads, Monrovia

Of about 10,600 km (about 6,587 mi) of roads that serve Liberia, only about a quarter are classified as all-weather. The war has left the country with only two usable highways—those connecting Kakata and Monrovia and Monrovia and Buchanan. Railroads, with a total of 493 km (306 mi) of track, carry iron ore to the coast. The major airport is Roberts International Airport, east of Monrovia. The Liberian merchant marine, because of low registry costs, small annual fees, and absence of operational controls, has one of the largest tanker fleets in the world. In 2001, 1,566 ships, with a combined gross registered tonnage of 52 million, were registered in Liberia; most were owned by foreign interests. Liberia’s newspapers were all destroyed or shut down during the country’s civil war, but The Inquirer reopened in 1996, and several smaller newspapers have followed suit.



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