Author Archives: Brooks Marmon

Luscious Libations in Monrovia: A Tour of 5 Bars

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.

Government, Academia, and Civil Society Actors Discuss Natural Resource Procurement

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?”

OP-ED: Michelle Obama’s Visit Follows Historical Template of Superficial US Engagement in Liberia

On Monday, Michelle Obama, with daughters Malia and Sasha in tow, touches down in Liberia for a day. The US first lady will not set foot in the capital, her two public events will be at a school in Unification Town and at the Peace Corps training facility in Kakata. No sooner will the Obama’s have arrived and they will be on their way to Morocco.