As the October 2017 general and presidential election draws nearer, Nimba, Liberia’s second most populous county, continues to receive attention from political parties seeking votes.
As Liberia’s electricity generation capacity continues to increase, getting homes connected to the electricity grid continues to be very difficult and time-consuming.
One early night a few weeks ago, after the sun had set and the roads of Greater Monrovia had become dark enough to require drivers to start blaring their high beam lights, an unusually slow traffic jam had sprouted in Congo Town, right around where the Palm Springs Hotel is located.
Could Liberians and the Liberia Electricity Corporation benefit from the lessons exhibited in success stories across the continent?
The Liberian government aims to lure investors into the country, but there are many hurdles that may dissuade potential investors from starting businesses in the country. One of those is the challenge of getting electricity for a business.
The Press Union of Liberia has held its annual awards event, with reporters of The Bush Chicken topping the list of this year’s award recipients.
Once again I bring to the community of Liberia scholars the sad news of the passing of a renowned scholar of the Liberian experience. Professor Svend E. Holsoe, an expert on the Vai people and an avid and unrelenting collector of things Liberian passed away at a Philadelphia hospital on the morning of May 4, 2017 after a protracted illness at age 78.
Our ranks have been thinned by the passing on April 25, 2017 in Maryland, U.S.A. of Dr. Alpha Bah, one of the very few Liberians trained as a professional historian.