Africa

DISCOVERING THE DUCOR HOTEL IN MONROVIA

ducor hotel

I run. I run next to a European girl and a Liberian. I keep up because I usually go jogging a few times a week around UN Drive. The Liberian guy also takes great strides and sets a good pace. We don’t know where to go. Does it matter? Yes, it must matter. I am…

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“A TRIP TO THE MOST SINGULAR COUNTRY IN AFRICA”. CARLOS BATTAGLINI IN GUINEA” (1) OF (6)

Guinea-Conakry

“GUINEA? WHY GUINEA? Why would you complicate your life?” the Lebanese landlord asked me, frowning and bringing a hand to his head. “Why don’t you go to Namibia? It’s a wonderful country”. A few hours later, while I spooned rice into my mouth, Sophie paraphrased the words of her French friend, “Guinea is the dump…

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INVISIBLE CHINESE CONQUER LIBERIA

chinese

I’ve never had to deal with them. I don’t know what they talk about. I ignore what they like. In meetings, all countries are usually present but them. I have received emails from colleagues of all nationalities but them. There are a lot of them but you never see them in restaurants, in bars at…

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GOOD MORNING O LIBERIA!

Liberia

HE RAISES HIS HAND. In the middle of the trial, the man with the gold earring raises his hand and asks for permission to go to the bathroom for a minute. The judge looks at the two police officers and concedes with a slight nod of the head. In Paynesville they continue talking about the…

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