On a recent Thursday evening, following a tip-off that some of Monroviaâ€™s best Indian food was to be found at Embassy Suites, I set off to rectify this state of affairs.
As an American living in Liberia, a country whose modern-day existence is due to the historical decisions of people in my country, most of whom never visited Africa, I am keenly aware of the tenuous historical ground on which my current existence stands.
Monroviaâ€™s entertainment scene has taken an important step forward with the May 14 launch of NasseBar in Fiamah. Conceived by Nasseman, Liberia’s premier reggae artist, the venue located at the corner of 21st Street and Gibson Avenue promises that visitors will experience â€œwhat a true reggae bar is like.â€
On April 12, 1980, just two days before the anniversary of the 1979 rice riots that shook the core of the Tolbert administration, President William R. Tolbert Jr. became the first sitting Chairman of the Organization of African Unity to be deposed by a coup dâ€™etat since Kwame Nkrumah.