Politics of Liberia
The government of Liberia submits a bill to the Parliament which would allow the seizure of the assets of former President Charles G. Taylor, his relatives and associates.
- Liberian crisis: President Charles Taylor resigns as Nigerian peacekeepers entered Liberia. Taylor names his vice president, Moses Blah, as his successor. Peacekeepers intercepted an arms shipment to Liberia from Libya. Taylor, who is indicted for war crimes, indicates that he will seek political asylum in Nigeria.
- George Weah takes office as President of Liberia, and Jewel Taylor as Vice President. It is the first peaceful transition between two Liberian presidents in 74 years.
- Voters in Liberia go to the polls to elect members to the country's House of Representatives and to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term.
- Voters in Liberia go to the polls for the second round of a presidential election, with the incumbent President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, likely to be re-elected.
- The Norwegian Nobel Committee announce the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, with the prize being shared between the President of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women's rights activist Tawakkul Karman.