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Yekepa is located in Liberia
Location in Liberia
Coordinates: 7°35′N 8°32′W / 7.583°N 8.533°W / 7.583; -8.533
CountryFlag of Liberia.svg Liberia
CountyNimba County

Yekepa is a town in northern Nimba County in Liberia, lying near the Guinean border. It was the base for Lamco's iron ore mining operation until it was destroyed in the First Liberian Civil War which lasted from 1989 to 1997. Nearby Guesthouse Hill is one of the highest points in the nation. The community is home to the African Bible College University.[1] Rehabilitation of the once prosperous mining town has now been taken up by Arcelor Mittal, the steel giant. The company received the green light in May 2007 after many a controversy. It has begun the reconstruction of hospital, schools and the township.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Movies from Yekepa
  • [2] Images and info Yekepa
  • [3] Images from Yekepa, the Mines and more, 2008


  1. ^ Kwanue, C.Y. (February 7, 2010). "Faculty at Liberia's 9 Universities, Colleges Numbers 1,137". Daily Observer. Retrieved June 27, 2011.

Coordinates: 07°34′46″N 08°32′16″W / 7.57944°N 8.53778°W / 7.57944; -8.53778