Among the modest flurry of new Western-style fast food joints that seem to have popped up along Tubman Boulevard in my absence, I only sampled two, roughly across from each other, around the Airfield Junction. This review discusses the latest outpost of the Monroe Chicken empire and the rather more upmarket The Hub Diner (an incongruous name), which boasts similar offerings.
After an absence from Liberia of 30 months, it was with much gusto that I tucked into two Evelyn’s meals in one day.
Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s co-leadership of the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute observer team for the July 30 Zimbabwean elections builds on significant but overlooked historical connections between the two nations.
Liberia, more than most places in the world, is defined and perceived by others through interpretations of its past. If the mainstream narrative on Liberia is to change, it will be a new generation of predominantly Liberian historians that will be responsible for the shift.
Allegations of a Charles Taylor voice in a Weah presidency are at this stage largely speculative. From a competency standpoint, a Weah presidency leaves much to be desired.
Hundreds were killed and thousands were displaced from their homes last week outside of Freetown, Sierra Leone following a massive mudslide. Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf briefly visited Sierra Leone to attend the burial of victims of the disaster.
Joseph Boakai’s tenure as vice president of Liberia has been relatively quiet, particularly when considering the attention lavished on the president in whose administration he serves.
In August 1979, President William Tolbert, Jr. appointed Liberia’s first female minister of finance, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The vacancy arose in part due to the economic fall-out associated with the high cost of hosting the 16th summit of the Organization of African Unity in Monrovia the previous month.