Features articles

Global Racial Justice Protests and Liberia’s Historiography: An Update

In June, I penned a piece for The Bush Chicken which speculated on the possible ramifications of the rising global prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement for Liberia’s historiography. Since that time, issues of race and decolonization have maintained great prominence in global discourse. Within these discussions have been numerous evocations of Haiti and

Preserving Liberian Presidential History: An Interview with Dr. Christopher Clapham

As Liberia seeks to turn a corner in the consolidation of its democratic system, the preservation of the work and legacies of its leaders will become an increasingly germane issue. The Bush Chicken spoke with Christopher Clapham, a political scientist, about his experience reviewing President William V. S. Tubman’s presidential papers at the request of the late president’s widow, Antoinette Tubman.

Dr. Maima Darbah Fahnbulleh, A Tireless Advocate for People With Disabilities (1946-2020)

Today, while Liberia has a long way to go with regard to providing educational, rehabilitative, and other services for people with disabilities, the country has a legislation for people with disabilities and a National Council on Disabilities. Among the sung and unsung heroes and heroines who laid the foundation for this accomplishment was Maima Darbah Fahnbulleh.

PHOTOS: Monrovia Attempts a Stay Home Order, But Ends Up With a Curfew

On April 8, President George Weah announced a state of emergency restricting travel across counties. For four counties that had already recorded Coronavirus cases, the president ordered a stay home measure requiring all residents to stay indoors and only come out for essential trips relating to food or medical supplies. The following pictures show residents of the Monrovia metropolitan area navigating the stay home order.