If the publicity around Helene Cooper’s new book is a reliable indicator, one would be hard pressed to expect a biography that does anything but draw on the tried and true single story that paints Liberia as a land torn by violence, where accountability is a luxury, and in which there is little to celebrate except the novelty of its female chief executive.
Over the past week and a half, my social media feeds have been flooded with pictures and musings from Liberian journalists in the United States, primarily as a result of a meeting of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the United States.
According to the international travel guidebooks on West Africa – whose sections on Liberia are invariably the smallest – Robertsport is THE place to holiday in Liberia. I too was eager to visit Robertsport, but not for the same reasons.
A review of Choosing the Hero, a book by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Chief Lobbyist, K. Riva Levinson.
In a possible sign of a post-Ebola culinary resurgence, the restaurant of the Great Wall Hotel, a Chinese establishment that previously spanned both sides of Tubman Boulevard and 10th Street, has re-opened.
I probably shouldn’t even review Diana’s. I’ve sampled very little of their extensive menu. I’ve never had their Soujok pizza or the mushroom steak with fries and mixed vegetables. Instead, my forays have been limited to their sandwiches, and principally the meat shawarma.
Expanding on my recent review of the rooftop bar at the Royal Grand Hotel, The Bush Chicken readers may be interested in a brief tour of some dedicated drinking establishments that stand out, but are more representative of the typical drinking scene in Liberia.
On June 29, the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation at the University of Liberia, in association with GIZ, hosted a panel discussion on the theme, “How Effective is the Bidding Process in Liberia’s Natural Resource Sector?”