With the ebola crisis behind it, Cynthia Blandford, Liberia’s honorary consul in Atlanta, has been actively strengthening Georgia’s business and educational ties with the West African country. In October last year, she hosted Liberia‘s vice president and current presidential candidate, Joseph N. Boakai Sr., at a black-tie gala at the Georgia Institute of Technology to […]
Book: Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea: A History of the Liberian People Before 1800 Author: C. Patrick Burrows Reviewer: Bior Bropleh, regional account specialist at Home Depot Inc.; Atlanta hub leader for AIESEC Growing up in the coastal West African city of Monrovia, I could not help but feel that there was a gap […]
Liberia‘s vice president, Joseph N. Boakai Sr., is to visit Atlanta Thursday, Oct. 13 to attend a black-tie gala to raise funds on behalf of youth development programs in his country. Mr. Boakai’s visit follows on the heels of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama‘s overseas trip in June for her “Let Girls Learn” initiative to […]
Alexander Cummings, the former executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Coca-Cola Co., brings a host of credentials but also several challenges as a presidential candidate in the West African country of Liberia. In his presidential bid, which he launched shortly after retiring from 18 years at Coke in March last year, Mr. […]
When Saki T. Golafale had the chance to address an education and business conference four years ago at the University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia, he took full advantage to decry the lack of laboratories, equipment and textbooks at his alma mater blocking his efforts to further his chemistry studies. Liberia was still getting over decades of […]
While still in office, President Jimmy Carter came for a groundbreaking of the Cannon Chapel at Emory’s Candler School of Theology in the sweltering August of 1979 — the same year that Emory University received $105 million from Robert and George Woodruff, the largest gift ever given to an educational institution at the time. Unbeknownst […]
The Carter Center has now trained 166 mental health clinicians in Liberia, exceeding its goal of 150 in an ongoing effort to help the West African nation’s health ministry meet its dire need for expanding access to care in this largely neglected field.
Atlanta’s role as a center for the treatment of infectious diseases such as Ebola was enhanced this week with the unveiling of two biocontainment units to be housed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. The flight-ready Containerized Biocontainment Systems are designed to transport people infected with highly contagious diseases and can be quickly rolled on and […]
A guest commentary by Cynthia L. Blandford, the honorary consul of Liberia based in Atlanta and the president, CEO and board chair of the University Consortium for Liberia. Education will continue to be a key priority of Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf‘s post-Ebola recovery strategy. That University Consortium for Liberia initiative was launched in June […]
Alabama State University has joined the University Consortium of Liberia, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization strengthening the academic ties between U.S. and Liberian universities.