The First 5 Star Hotel In Africa ABANDONED??

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  1. The problem with Liberia is corruption, specifically the Chinese having a big influence in Liberian affairs..Many of the leaders are getting their palms greased as opposed/filling their personal coffers as opposed to truly trying to help the people…Ive known people who have personally invested into Liberia only to have their efforts thrwated by the central government.Itsblike if you live outside of Monrovia your screwed..I hope that President Weah will do the right things.

  2. Wode Maya I always love your videos but this one is a huge fail! You're trying to put lipstick on a pig with this story. This is sad, sad, sad and tragic seeing the ruins of this building as if it were something majestic to behold. And then he gives the pledge of allegiance at the end—–tragic! This story left me feeling deviated ๐Ÿ™

  3. In the 1970โ€™s and 1980โ€™s, Ivory Coast ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ was called the Europe of Africa, this hotel was the grandest, Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ currency was valued more than the ยฃ and $, Burkina Faso ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ was the first in the world to eradicate polio and give women 100% right, West Africa as a whole was ahead or on par with the rest of the world…..but at that time, they told the rest of the world, we are poor, uneducated and starving. So why didnโ€™t the pink people leave? Now you know

  4. let me run for office!! this hotel is a CLEAR example of why americans are not coming back to liberia. direct flights from atlanta, ga to liberia and seats remain going to other islands like galapagos island or somewhere else. should ask motel6/g6 hospitality to invest because marriott and 5 star chains wont.
    #jy 's doen goed werk Wode

  5. African to the world ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Africa's let talk about our country we have beautiful place

  6. I'm baffled by how even Africans don't seem to know the names of places and things in their lands, as if there was nothing before colonization. What was the name before city of christ? What did the native people call it? Almost everything is named after/commemorating whites…..I thought it was primarily the Americans that lost themselves to whiteness. Despite this, I still look forward to returning home. Our strong roots/ancestors are still there, even if we can't call them by name.

  7. Africa mans maintenance structure is terrible and 0- nothing. I donโ€™t know when the black man is going to get their act together and build structures that last and maintenance is kept strong. Too many abandoned buildings left. As far as I am concerned the people in government should stop looting and start building.

  8. Hi Maya i'm a beninois from benin republic living in cote ivoire i've been following you since then BUT BUT BUT it's seems that you don't want to go to benin because you went to nigeria; to togo and benin not yet. I will be sending text message till you go . Please please there are a lot to see. Proud to be VAUDOUN proud to be beninois proud to be african

  9. The " Slave "(or not)Trade๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ปโ˜ ๏ธ
    ย African โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ’” ๐Ÿ’›Resistance :
    Introduction – Africans started to fight the transatlantic trafficking / trade as soon as it began. Their freedom fights were multifaceted and covered four continents over four centuries. Still, they have often been underestimated, overlooked, or forgotten. African resistance was reported in European sources only when it concerned attacks on "slave" ships and company barracoons, but acts of resistance also took place far from the coast and thus escaped the ย " slaversโ€™ " attention.

    To discover them, oral history, archaeology, autobiographies and biographies of African victims of the "slave" trade have to be probed.

    Taken together, these various sources offer a detailed image of the varied strategies Africans used to defend themselves from and mount attacks against the trade.

    The Africansโ€™ resistance continued in the Americas. They ran away, established maroon communities, used sabotage, conspired, and rose against those who held them in captivity. Freed people petitioned the authorities, led information campaigns, and worked actively to abolish the trade and "slavery".

    Using violent as well as nonviolent means, Africans in Africa,Africans ย in the Americas and Europe were constantly involved in the fight against the trade .

    Defensive Strategies :

    When the first European navigators reached the coast of Mauritania in 1441 and Senegal in 1444, they organized systematic abductions, and met with hostility and reprisals.

    Although they continued kidnapping, they also started to buy people. But that policy also met with opposition. Trafficker ย Alvise Caโ€™Damosto, who was attacked by 150 โˆ†fricโˆ†n men on the River Gambia in 1454, wrote than when he tried to talk to them,

    they replied that they had had news of our coming and if they sought our friendship could not but be bad men, for they firmly believed that we Christians ate human flesh, and that we only bought negroes to eat them; that for their part they did not want our friendship on any terms, but sought to slaughter us all, and to make a gift of our possessions to their lord.

    But armed struggle was neither the only nor always the best strategy. Long-term approaches were also needed to protect people from the "slave " trade. Earthworks were built to thwart small-scale raids and kidnappings; some rivers were diverted so that they would not bring ships near settlements.

    Africans surrounded their main towns by thick walls, twelve feet high; they built ramparts and fortresses with deep ditches and planted venomous and thorny trees and bushes all around.

    Communities deserted their vulnerable settings to relocate in hard-to-find, easy-to-defend places such as hills, mountains, underground tunnels, marshes, caves, forests, or behind high sand dunes. Some hamlets regrouped to defend themselves more easily.

    In southern Benin, people built small towns on stilts at the edge or in the middle of lakes. This innovation gave them a clear view of approaching raiders and allowed them enough time to take the appropriate measures.

    Africans established work teams for protection, left the paths to their villages overgrown, stationed armed groups at vulnerable points, and covered their roofs with noisy leaves to detect would-be kidnappers. They used their habitat as a safeguard by reconfiguring the layout, size, and architecture of their houses, villages, and capital cities. They built their towns in mazes to confuse and disorient attackers. Houses were connected one with another; they abutted forests and the sea to make escape easier. Some communities adopted the most brutal tactics: they indiscriminately killed anyone who ventured close to their territory so as to discourage any incursion.

    Some leaders actively worked against the transatlantic "slave" trade. One of the most famous was Abdel Kader Kane, the Muslim leader of the Futa Toro region in northern Senegal. Kane had succeeded in peopling his kingdom by retaking by force his people who had been kidnapped and by forbidding slave caravans from passing through his territory. After the French took three children from Futa, Kane sent a letter to the governor:

    We are warning you that all those who will come to our land to trade [in "slaves"] will be killed and massacred if you do not send our children back. Would not somebody who was very hungry abstain from eating if he had to eat something cooked with his blood? We absolutely do not want you to buy Muslims under any circumstances. I repeat that if your intention is to always buy Muslims you should stay home and not come to our country anymore. Because all those who will come can be assured that they will lose their life.

    On a personal level, families who could locate a captive on the coast gathered resources to obtain his or her release, even if it meant substituting another person for their loved one. Some relatives were even able to trace the whereabouts of kin deported to the Americas and tried – sometimes successfully – to buy their freedom.

    Armed Struggle in Africa and in the Middle Passage :

    As the "slave" trade expanded, resistance to it grew as well, and the need for shackles, guns, ropes, chains, iron balls, and whips tells an eloquent story of continuous and violent struggle from the hinterland to the high seas. As one "slave" trader remarked:

    For the security and safekeeping of the slaves on board or on shore in the African barracoons, chains, leg irons, handcuffs, and strong houses are used. I would remark that this also is one of the forcible necessities resorted to for the preservation of the order, and as recourse against the dangerous consequences of this traffic.

    Wherever possible, such as in Saint-Louis and Gorรฉe (Senegal), James (Gambia), and Bance (Sierra Leone), the Europeans' barracoons were located on islands, which made escapes and attacks more difficult. In some areas, as soon as local people approached the boats,

    the crew is ordered to take up arms, the cannons are aimed, and the fuses are lighted . . . One must, without any hesitation, shoot at them and not spare them. The loss of the vessel and the life of the crew are at stake.

    The heavily fortified forts and barracoons attest to the Europeans' distrust and apprehension. They had to protect themselves, as Jean-Baptiste Durand of the Compagnie du Sรฉnรฉgal explained, "from the foreign vessels and from the Negroes living in the country."

    These precautions notwithstanding, in the eighteenth century, Fort Saint-Joseph on the Senegal River was attacked and all commerce was interrupted for six years. Several conspiracies and actual revolts by captives erupted on Gorรฉe Island and resulted in the death of the governor and several soldiers. In addition, the crews of quite a few "slave" ships were killed on the River Gambia; in Sierra Leone, people sacked the captives' quarters of the infamous trader John Ormond. Similar incidents occurred in other parts of the African coast. Written records document how Africans on shore attacked more than a hundred ships.

    Some Western "slavers" maintained occult centers in their barracoons, staffed by men they paid to "work on" the captives, sometimes with medicinal plants. The objective was to kill any spirit of rebellion, to "tame" the detainees, and make them accept their fate. The existence of these centers shows the extent of the precautions taken by "slavers" to prevent rebellions on land and during the Middle Passage: shackles and guns controlled the body, while the spirit was broken.

    But revolts on "slave" ships, although extremely difficult to organize and conduct, were numerous. About 420 revolts have been documented in "slavers' " papers, and they do not represent the totality. It is estimated that 100,000 Africans died in uprisings on the coast or during the Middle Passage. The fear of revolts resulted in additional costs for the "slavers": larger crews, heavy weapons, and barricades. About 18 percent of the costs of the Middle Passage were incurred due to measures to thwart uprisings, and the captives who rose up saved, according to estimates, one million Africans from deportation by driving up the " slavers' ย " expenses..ES is it possible for you to arrange an interview with Phil
    Scott of African diaspora channel.I believe it would benefit your channel and viewship numbers immensely and spread your message even wider.Also many more folk in the diaspora NEED to see your almost unique eye opening offering !
    Your platform and it's unique transformational messaging would benefit countless diaspora souls !
    Don't under estimate the role you are playing and the hundreds of thousands of diaspora lives you Africa focused Youtubers can completely transform .
    You are painting for them a vast range of quite attractive choices & viable alternatives available.
    ย ES you wouldn't believe it , I have watched this vlog 3 times in a row , the first of your vlogs I have felt the need to .Perhaps it's the magical allure of the greenery .
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