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Fuad October 20th

I Checked Into Ducor Hotel, Sort Of

If you checked in to Ducor Hotel in the 1970s, you’ll be checking into Monrovia’s finest hotel. Everywhere you turned, there’ll be murals, marble floors, sculptures, and palatial splendour. You’d most likely have been a diplomat, a politician, or simply mega-rich. If you were (un)lucky, you might have run into a certain Idi Amin, swimming […]
Toketemu October 19th

I Have Only One Word To Describe Liberians

Beyond our unwilling affinity for generators, the one thing Nigerians and Liberians have in common is their resilience. Everyone we talked to about living through the Ebola Outbreak and the Second Civil War had a joke or two to go with their trauma. I’ve also thought Nigerians have an uncanny knack for making a joke […]
Fuad October 16th

There Are No Good Roads Into Liberia

There are no good roads into Liberia — if you’re entering from the east of the country that is. Our first attempt at entering Liberia led us down 30km of mud to the Ivorian border with Liberia. That didn’t go as planned. On the second day, we made another attempt at entering Liberia, this time […]

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