The West African nation of Liberia will vote for a new president on Tuesday in a run-off race between President George Weah, an ex-international football star, and veteran politician and technocrat Joseph Boakai.
Here are five things to know about the country founded by freed American slaves, which is still recovering from 14 years of civil war and an Ebola epidemic.
In the 1820s, the United States started colonising a part of West Africa to create a country that freed black slaves from the American South could call their own.
The new country became known as Liberia, which gained independence in 1847.
Source: The East African