Monrovia – George Weah emerged from Liberia’s slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and has spent the last 13 years building political credibility to match his status as a sporting icon. Weah, 51, put education, job creation and infrastructure at the centre of his policy platform to[…]
Liberia’s Supreme Court has ordered the elections body to investigate fraud allegations brought by a losing aspirant in the October 10, 2017 presidential elections, local news portals have reported. The court on Monday ruled that Tuesday’s run-off vote will not hold until the National Elections Commission (NEC) completes its investigations.[…]
Liberia may be seeing a decline in the spread of Ebola, with falls in the number of burials and new admissions as well as a plateau in laboratory-confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. “Do we feel confident that the response is now getting an upper hand on the[…]
With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn. The already impoverished west African state was on the slow road to recovery after 14 years of ruinous civil war ended in 2003,[…]
Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like “wild fire”, the defence minister warned Tuesday, following a grim World Health Organization assessment that the worst is yet to come. After predicting an “exponential increase” in infections across West Africa, the WHO warned that Liberia,[…]
The World Health Organization has warned that Liberia is set to see a huge spike in infections from the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, with thousands of new cases imminent. The UN agency on Monday said the country, worst-hit in the outbreak with almost 1,100 deaths, faced “many thousands” of[…]
Eleven top resource-sector executives urged governments to lift travel bans on Ebola-hit countries Monday, saying they “aggravate” the humanitarian crisis. The CEOs of firms operating in west Africa — including ArcelorMittal’s Lakshmi Mittal and Randgold’s Mark Bristow — praised the international response to the epidemic, but said some measures were[…]
The ebola epidemic in Liberia is set to get worse and many cases of the deadly disease are not included in the official tally, the head of the US’s top public health body said Wednesday. “The cases are increasing. I wish I did not have to say this, but it[…]
Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family. Four residents were injured in the clashes that flared in Monrovia’s West Point slum which has been contained as part[…]
Liberia has said it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat infected doctors in the West African country. A statement, published on the Liberian presidency’s website on Monday, said the United States had approved a request from Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to ship the medicine, ZMapp,[…]
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