Posts Tagged ‘Liberia’

Liberia, an African country founded by freed American slaves in the early 19th century, is defined by deep racial and social complexities. A 1980 military coup ended the rule of the American-Liberian elite class and led to a 13-year civil war. The current president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president in Africa, has written […]

Football (soccer) fans without tickets in the western African nation of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) decided to rush the gate Sunday of the Houphouet Boigny arena and caused a stampede that killed 19 people; 132 were injured. World Cup 2010 qualifying matches were being held in the 35,000-capacity stadium in the coastal city of Abidjan, […]

BET founder and billionaire Bob Johnson is building a $12 million, four-star beachfront resort in the African nation of Liberia, near Monrovia. The highly anticipated resort, which Johnson hopes will help improve the country’s international image, is scheduled to open next month. The mega-entrepreneur is also putting together a $30 million private equity fund to support […]