Monthly Archives: April 2008

Making Research

That’s what our Liberian research assistants / interpreters told people we were doing when they explained the purpose of our visit. This past week Tom Smyth, a computer science PhD student from Georgia Tech, came over to help start up … Continue reading

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Akon in Liberia

Senegalese rapper Akon came to Monrovia today for a concert. Akon is by far the most popular musician in the country. You can’t go 100 feet without hearing one of his songs being blasted at a bar, music shop, or … Continue reading

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Robbery

So this wasn’t the best weekend I’ve had in Liberia. Friday was Prayer and Fasting day in Liberia which is a national holiday. In light of this, Michael and I went surfing at Silver beach Friday morning. Silver beach is … Continue reading

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Local Entrepreneur Seeks Micro-Loan

I’d like to introduce my dear friend Mr. Jonathan Saah. Jonathan is a local Liberian entrepreneur. After the war he saved up enough money to buy a car for use as a taxi. As Jonathan operated the taxi he earned … Continue reading

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Camping on the beach in Robertsport

Kate, a freelance reporter, Adam, works for the Clinton Foundation, and I went to Robertsport this weekend to camp and surf. We had a late start and a little trouble at a immigration check point so we arrived a little … Continue reading

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Amputee African Cup of Nations results and other stuff

So Liberia won the Amputee African Cup of Nations football championship. They beat Sierra Leone 1-0. I met some of the Liberian team players yesterday at the local supermarket. Sadly, this is where they beg since being an amputee soccer … Continue reading

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Amputee Football – Response

In my post about the African Amputee Football Cup of Champions I made some comments about the size of the field and the lack of proper equipment for the team. I received an email from Jim Loudon former goal keeper … Continue reading

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Tent Making – Part 2

Today the tailor finished up the fabric part of the Liberian tent prototype. I also picked up a shirt and some, “short trousers” too. They all three fit pretty well. Mr. Amsu Am Bility, the tailor, did a pretty good … Continue reading

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African Amputee Football Cup of Champions

Today, Gabe and I went to see Angola play Nigeria in the African Amputee Football Cup of Champions at Anthony Tubman Stadium (SKD) in downtown Monrovia. The feel of the game and the stadium reminded me of going to see … Continue reading

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Lonestar Cell rolls out GPRS

The Little ‘G’ on the top of my cell phone screen means that the network I’m using supports GPRS or General Packet Radio Service. GPRS is the entry level standard for cellular data transmission. GPRS falls under the GSM (Global … Continue reading

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