Liberia


11 die of mystery illness in Liberia, Ebola ruled out

2017-04-29 07:17

United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus.

Peacekeeping chief expects 3 mission to close by March 2018

2017-03-24 22:00

The UN peacekeeping chief says he expects the missions in Haiti, Ivory Coast and Liberia to end by March 2018 which will save hundreds of millions of dollars

Liberia hydro plant powers businesses left in dark by war

2017-03-15 12:16

Liberia is making a giant leap into an electrified future with the rehabilitation of a hydropower plant damaged during a civil war, allowing small businesses to lower costs and boost productivity.

After surviving Ebola, Liberian icon dies giving birth

2017-03-05 09:01

In November 2014, Salome Karwah of Liberia graced the cover of Time magazine as a symbol of strength and humanity after surviving Ebola and using her experience to help others with the virus.

Liberia, NGO seize three vessels for illegal fishing

2017-02-28 08:35

The Liberian coastguard has seized three foreign vessels that were fishing illegally in the country's waters, in a joint operation with the Sea Shepherd environmental group, the defence ministry says.

Forced evictions dragging down African investment: report

2017-02-10 11:45

Forced evictions are at the heart of most African land disputes, and local anger over those displacements threatens investment across the continent, a report has said.

AU leaders 'endorse' Dlamini-Zuma for SA's next president as they say goodbye

2017-02-01 08:32

African Union leaders bade farewell to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by giving her ringing endorsements for her battle back home.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

Nigerian legislators OK offering asylum to Gambia leader

2017-01-13 15:16

Nigerian legislators have voted to offer asylum to Gambia's longtime leader, who is refusing to cede power after losing elections.

African leaders apply pressure as Jammeh faces isolation

2017-01-10 06:06

West African leaders have announced they would return to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down, as the strongman was left looking increasingly isolated at home and abroad.

 

Ebola treatment unit torn down as Liberians recall outbreak

2017-04-06 08:35

Bulldozers have cleared the remains of a once busy Ebola treatment unit in Liberia as health care workers, officials and some who were treated there gathered to mark the centre's last day and official decommissioning.

116 million African children to get polio vaccines: WHO

2017-03-24 20:33

The World Health Organization says 116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as part of efforts to eradicate the disease on the continent.

Liberia asks as UN leaves: Who will pursue war's atrocities?

2017-03-11 21:31

The skeletal remains of 27 people were all that was left of a massacre, one of many in this West African nation's back-to-back civil wars more than a decade ago.

Ebola health care worker dies after childbirth in Liberia

2017-03-02 20:30

Salome Karwah survived Ebola after it killed both her parents and eight other relatives, then returned to her clinic to help countless others as she had become immune to the deadly virus.

Liberians accuse 2 boats of illegal fishing, seek $1m

2017-02-10 21:06

Liberian authorities say they've impounded two foreign fishing vessels and are seeking $1m in compensation

Liberia leader Sirleaf bars official travel abroad for 60 days

2017-02-06 13:30

Liberia's president has ordered a 60-day moratorium on official overseas travel to curb the depletion of foreign currency reserves.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

No deal in talks to persuade Gambian leader to step down

2017-01-14 17:30

No deal has been reached in last-ditch attempts by a regional mediation team to persuade Gambia's longtime leader to step down.

Nigeria leader heads delegation to Gambia in election crisis

2017-01-10 16:02

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is set to lead three West African heads of state to Gambia in an effort to persuade its longtime leader to step down, officials have said.

US orders families of embassy personnel out of Gambia

2017-01-08 09:00

The US has ordered relatives of diplomats and embassy staff to leave Gambia and warned all its citizens to depart "now", saying those who choose to stay should "prepare for the possible deterioration of security".

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