Kpatawee Waterfall is located within the rainforest of Liberia. This beautiful waterfall is a branch of the St. John River, one of the six major rivers in Liberia. St. John River defines part of the border between Guinea and Liberia. Kpatawee Waterfall is about a 4-hour drive from Monrovia. A 4WD vehicle will make the drive more enjoyable, as the roads here do get rough
When the Lıberıa Mınıng Company began to abandon its operations in Bomi County in northwestern Liberia, it left behind a series of pit mines. But as nature began to reclaim these scars in the Bomi Hills, one of the pits filled with water, creating a beautiful blue lake. Blue Lake is about 300 feet deep. It is suspended midway between the peaks of the surrounding mountains which, with the sun’s reflection, give the lake its blue hue. The waters spring from a huge pit dug by the Liberia Mining Company, an American-owned company that ceased operations in the country because of the presumed depletion of iron ore in the area.
In search of a vaccine for a spate of blood-related diseases, the New York Blood Center bankrolled VI Lab II (one of the largest blood banks in the United States) led by Betsy conducted medical tests on over 100 chimpanzees. The chimps were injected with various forms of Hepatitis, onchocerciasis (commonly referred to as river blindness), and a host of other maladies. Once they tested positive for one of the diseases, the animals would be transferred to islands considering chimpanzees’ innate physiological inability to swim; The Island was perfect for keeping the infected subjects away from the regular population. This research continued through the start of the çivil war in 1989 and successfully led to a vaccine for Hepatitis B and a screening method for Hepatitis C. However, the U.S. federal government and the National Institute of Health instituted a moratorium on breeding research chimps and declared that most chimp testing did more harm than good. This resulted in the Vi Lab closure in 2005 leaving approximately 60 or more chimps on a mangrove island where the neighboring villager would take coconuts and food for them to survive. Wİth time, they grew in numbers and more familiar to humans. It’s an amazing experience. Genetically chimpanzee DNA sequences are 99% similar to humans while 29 percent of the genes code for the same amino sequence.
Distinctive structure exhibiting a majör navigation light. Latitude: 5° 52' 7" N, Longitude: 10° 3' 40" W found in the Grand Bassa County region of Liberia.
Cuttington University is a private university in Suacoco, Liberia. Founded in 1889 as Cuttington College by Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA), it is the oldest private, coeducational, four-year, degree-granting institution in sub-Saharan Africa. In 1887, Robert Fulton Cutting, treasurer of the ECUSA, donated $5000 to an Episcopalian bishop in Liberia for the establishment of a school for teaching Liberian children — both Americo-Liberian and native — about industry and agriculture.
A former 5-star hotel that was once a symbol of prosperity and the first international-class hotel to be built in the Liberian capital Monrovia lies in a state of rack and ruin after the country's civil war. The nine-story 106-room Ducor Hotel was built in 1960 by Israeli architect Moshe Mayer, and it welcomed guests from all over the world, including high-level diplomats, politicians, and business people. The hotel closed in 1989 before the First Liberian Civil War that ended in 1997, two years before the onset of the Second Civil War that lasted until 2003. In over a decade of violence, the hotel was damaged, looted, and eventually occupied by displaced people from Monrovia's slums. After many years of peace and reconciliation, the Ducor Hill and Ducor Hotel ruins became tourist attractions as the entire Monrovia sea view can be seen from the top of Ducor hill.
The coastal counties of Liberia are endowed with some of the richest fishing grounds in the world, contributing in a significant way to people’s livelihoods, nutrition, and overall economies. Fisheries currently represent at least 10 percent of Liberia's national GDP. But Not Every Fish is for dinner in the rural areas.
The capital city of the Republic of Liberia was named in honor of James Monroe an American Military Commander. There are 16 counties in Liberia and the capital city which is the most populated city with about 1 million population is Monrovia in Montserrado county. Liberia has suffered long years of civil war but never has the enthusiasm and good energy of the people of Liberia seized to strive for growth and development. After H.E. Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf restored peace and won the Noble Peace Price, H. E. President Dr. George M. Weah continued to maintain peace and development through Pro-Poor Plan in addition to Vision 2030 started by Madam Sirleaf. Currently, Street lights are being installed through Monrovia.
Gbarnga is the capital city of Bong County, Liberia, lying north east of Monrovia. During the First Liberian Civil War, it was the base for Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia. Cuttington College, a private, Episcopal-affiliated institution, is located near the town.