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Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom

Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masakela and other freedom fighers made Liberia their home in the 60s and 70s. Nina Simone said, “Liberia and America were connected through history in a positive way, and Liberian culture and society reflected that. It was a good place to start for any Afro-American looking to reconcile themselves to their own history.” This is what drove she and many others to calling Liberia home in the 60s and 70s. Hugh Masakela Hugh Masekela is a world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice who remains deeply connected [...] Read more

Climb, Bike, Picnic, See and Just Go Wild on Mount Nimba

Climb, Bike, Picnic, See and Just Go Wild on Mount Nimba

The East Nimba Nature Reserve (ENNR) covers 11,533 hectares, is home to 317 animal species of which 107 are mammals, 2,500 invertebrate species, and 2000 plant types. Forming part of the Upper Guinea Forest Ecosystem of West Africa which extends from Guinea into eastern Sierra Leone; eastward through Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana; and into western Togo; Liberia's share of this biodiversity hotspot is 45%. This misty mountains is home to endangered species as the Nimba Toad, Nimba Otter shrew and West African Chimpanzee. Managed by the Forestry Development Authority of Liberia, forest guards [...] Read more