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Liberian president's son wants rally ban lifted

2014-12-08 18:48

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's son, who is running for a Senate seat, has filed a lawsuit contesting her Ebola-related ban on political rallies, an official says.

Liberia chasing Ebola now

2014-11-25 05:15

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has hailed Liberians' efforts in fighting the country's worst ever haemorrhagic fever outbreak.

Liberia says won’t extend state of emergency over Ebola

2014-11-13 18:50

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she would not seek an extension to a state of emergency imposed in August over the outbreak of Ebola that has killed at least 2 836 people in the country.

Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centres

2014-10-31 22:31

Liberia has opened one of its largest Ebola treatment centres yet in Monrovia, bracing for a new wave of infections even as officials express hope the disease is on the decline.

Number of Ebola cases nears 10 000

2014-10-23 14:06

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10 000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation says, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Ebola risks lost generation: Liberian leader

2014-10-19 21:48

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa risks unleashing an economic catastrophe that will leave a lost generation of young West Africans, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has warned.

Liberia cancels nationwide election

2014-10-10 05:28

Ebola-hit Liberia has suspended its nationwide Senate polls after the election commission admitted it would not be able to stage the ballot safely.

Liberia's Sirleaf sees signs of Ebola 'stabilisation'

2014-10-02 08:26

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the Ebola outbreak that has devastated her country is showing signs of stabilising, as the official death toll rose again.

Ebola crisis 'being used to attack media freedom'

2014-09-18 14:27

From the closure of newspapers to arrests and harassment of journalists, rights groups and the media say Liberia’s fight against Ebola is being accompanied by an alarming assault on press freedom.

Ebola: Liberia urges more international help

2014-09-10 11:40

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she expects the Ebola crisis gripping her country to worsen in the coming weeks as health workers struggle with inadequate supplies.

Ebola crisis: Liberia extends stay-home order

2014-09-01 14:36

Liberia’s president has ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a statement says.

Ebola death toll rises to 1 350 - WHO

2014-08-21 06:14

Security forces acting on the president's orders have used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50 000 people inside their crowded slum in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak.

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

2014-08-20 07:24

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has imposed a night-time curfew and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

Obama talks to Liberia, S Leone leaders on Ebola

2014-08-15 11:57

US President Barack Obama has called the presidents of Liberia and Sierra Leone to discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the White House says.

Liberians demand that govt pick up Ebola bodies

2014-08-09 23:01

Riot police have raced to quell a demonstration blocking Liberia's busiest highway as an angry crowd protested the government's delays in collecting the bodies of Ebola victims.

Sierra Leone army isolates Ebola areas

2014-08-07 18:26

The army has isolated rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone a senior officer has said, after neighbouring Liberia declared a state of emergency.

Pray to halt Ebola, Liberian president urges

2014-08-06 16:32

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called for three days of fasting and prayer to ask for divine intervention against her country's deadliest-ever Ebola outbreak.

Liberia shuts border crossings to curb Ebola

2014-07-28 08:44

The Liberian government has closed most of its border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people.

Liberia’s Sirleaf warns of Ebola epidemic

2014-07-01 07:47

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed serious concern about a resurgence of the Ebola virus in the country.

Case against Liberian editor dropped

2013-11-20 15:18

The editor of one of Liberia's leading newspapers who was jailed over reports about government corruption says all charges against him have been dropped.

Libel case against Liberian journos dropped

2013-09-27 17:43

Two Liberian journalists arrested on suspicion of criminal libel after accusing the government of corruption on national radio have had the case against them dropped.

Hunger strike: Liberia journo in hospital

2013-09-03 17:48

The editor of one of Liberia's leading newspapers is spending his eighth day in hospital after he was jailed over reports about government corruption.

Liberian students all fail varsity test

2013-08-27 12:44

Liberia's education minister says she finds it hard to believe that none of the 25 000 school-leavers who wrote a university admission examination passed.

 

Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola

2014-11-26 18:51

Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country.

Mali rushes to contain Ebola outbreak

2014-11-14 09:26

Mali is rushing to impose tougher measures to contain the spread of Ebola after recording a new case of the disease in the west African nation’s capital, health officials say.

Liberia lifts Ebola emergency

2014-11-13 20:32

Liberia has lifted its state of emergency, announcing huge gains in the fight with Ebola as Africa pinned its hopes on trials for a miracle drug.

Liberia punishes Ebola soldiers

2014-11-10 21:00

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered four soldiers and their commanding officer to be punished for their actions during a protest over an Ebola quarantine.

Ebola: Embattled Liberian leader’s letter to the World

2014-10-29 10:40

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has written a letter to the world lamenting the death of thousands of people in her country over the past six months through the deadly Ebola virus.

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

2014-10-20 11:43

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Ebola has killed more than 2 000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill".

Liberia leader seeks more power to fight Ebola

2014-10-10 14:40

Liberian lawmakers are to meet in special session to debate granting President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf more powers to confront the Ebola crisis, including placing restrictions on movement and public gatherings.

Liberia president ‘angry’ over Ebola countryman in Texas

2014-10-03 06:33

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she is "very angry" with a fellow Liberian who travelled to the US after being infected with Ebola.

Ebola worse than terrorism - Sierra Leone leader

2014-09-26 09:36

The president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma says the deadly Ebola virus is "worse than terrorism", as President Barack Obama urged the world to do more to tackle the disease.

Liberia hopes US Ebola pledge will spur others to act

2014-09-18 07:29

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she hopes President Barack Obama’s decision to send 3 000 troops to West Africa to battle the worst Ebola outbreak on record would spur other countries to help.

Ebola outbreak stirs anger in fragile Liberia

2014-09-06 20:38

When a starving Ebola patient escaped from a treatment centre in Monrovia and staggered through a crowded market in search of food, bystanders voiced their anger not at him, but at Liberia's president.

Monrovia crematorium cannot cope

2014-08-21 21:26

The crematorium in the Liberian capital Monrovia is struggling to deal with the dozens of Ebola victims whose bodies are being brought each day.

Residents riot as police quarantine slum to curb ebola

2014-08-20 17:21

Riots broke out in Monrovia after the government quarantined Liberia's biggest slum in an effort to curb the Ebola epidemic.

Liberian police seal newspaper office

2014-08-15 15:53

Dozens of riot police have sealed the offices of a newspaper critical of the Liberian government and officers attempted to detain its publisher.

In Liberia village, shunned Ebola victims left to die

2014-08-14 10:05

The only sounds in the abandoned Liberian village were the cries of a little girl, shut up with her mother's body inside the family home, starving and thirsty as she waits for death.

Riot police called to Liberia Ebola protest

2014-08-09 21:04

Riot police have raced to central Liberia to put down a demonstration by crowds who had blocked the country's busiest highway to protest the government's delay in collecting bodies of Ebola victims.

Liberia races to enforce Ebola quarantine

2014-08-07 18:26

Soldiers have clamped down on people trying to travel to Liberia's capital from rural areas hard-hit by Ebola, hours after the president declared a national state of emergency.

Liberians in 'panic' over Ebola

2014-08-01 08:28

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed for more doctors and supplies to help African nations battle an outbreak of deadly Ebola, warning that the crisis was 'nearing a catastrophe'.

Liberia journo held after criticising president

2014-07-04 08:53

The editor of a Liberian newspaper critical of the government and family of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been arrested, police say.

Liberia to prosecute for hiding Ebola patients

2014-06-30 20:11

Liberia's president has vowed to prosecute anyone caught hiding suspected Ebola patients.

Children two thirds of Liberia rape victims

2014-01-28 21:04

Two-thirds of rape victims in Liberia last year were children, with ten under-14s dying as a result of their injuries.

Liberia leader's guard 'smuggled drugs worth $4m'

2013-11-13 07:43

Liberia's Drug Enforcement Agency says marijuana smuggled over the border from Sierra Leone by a member of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's motorcade is valued at more than $4m.

Liberia keeps editor in jail

2013-09-04 18:53

Liberia has rejected pleas from international press groups to release the jailed editor.

Liberian newspaper shut down

2013-08-27 14:02

One of Liberia’s leading local daily newspapers has shut down after its publisher was jailed for libel over a report about government corruption, its staff says.

Police corruption harms Liberia's progress

2013-08-22 15:15

Rampant police corruption is impeding Liberia’s development a decade after its 14-year civil war ended, Human Rights Watch says.

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