12 Liberian political parties join forces ahead of 2017 elections

2016-09-21 11:52

Twelve political parties have joined forces in Liberia to take on the ruling Liberty Party in the 2017 presidential polls, a report says.

Sierra Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation

2016-08-10 09:24

Sierra Leone and Liberia risk new deadly epidemics akin to the impact of the Ebola virus due to lack of clean water and hygienic conditions in most homes.

Liberia takes over security from UN for the first time in 13 years

2016-07-01 10:57

Liberia is assuming responsibility for its security for the first time since civil war ended in the West African country 13 years ago, a move welcomed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Michelle Obama urges Liberian girls to stay in school

2016-06-28 05:35

US First Lady Michelle Obama has urged girls in Liberia to fight to stay in school, as she visited the west African country where the vast majority drop out due to financial pressures.

West Africa marks end of deadly Ebola outbreak

2016-06-09 19:05

Liberia says it is free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa of the tropical virus that has left more than 11 300 people dead in the region since late 2013.

UN ends sanctions on Liberia

2016-05-25 22:00

The last remaining United Nations sanctions on Liberia have been lifted in a decision the United States said was a tangible sign of how far the West African country had come.

Abandoned tanker runs aground on Liberia shore

2016-05-11 22:06

Liberia's Defence Ministry says it has dispatched Coast Guard personnel to investigate a tanker that washed ashore with no one onboard about 75km from Monrovia.

5-year-old becomes latest Ebola victim in Liberia

2016-04-04 13:11

A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, just months after the country was declared free of the disease, according to health officials.

Liberia authorities call for calm after new Ebola case

2016-04-03 09:39

Liberian authorities have called for calm following the discovery of a fresh case of the deadly Ebola virus, more than two months after the epidemic had been declared over in the country.

Liberian president appoints son head of central bank

2016-02-19 08:22

Liberia's central bank has confirmed it has appointed the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as interim governor despite his previous suspension from the institution for failing to properly declare his assets.


Liberia editor detained over 'cannibal' African leader story

2016-09-16 06:00

A Liberian newspaper editor has been arrested after republishing an article from Britain's Daily Mail website that alleges the president of Equatorial Guinea is a cannibal.

Migrants face torture, rape in journey from Libya to Europe

2016-07-11 05:56

In Libya, migrants trying to find better lives or reach Europe face imprisonment, torture and rape at the hands of multiple armed groups, complicating Europe's efforts to stem the flow.

UN forces returning control of security to Liberia

2016-06-28 21:05

After devastating back-to-back civil wars in Liberia, the UN launched a peacekeeping mission in September 2003 to ensure security. On June 30, the mission finally hands back security to Liberia's military and police.

Michelle Obama, daughters, mom land in Liberia

2016-06-27 15:54

US First Lady Michelle Obama has landed in Liberia with her daughters and her mother for an overseas trip promoting education for girls, starting with a country recovering from the recent Ebola epidemic.

Liberia Ebola outbreak to be declared over

2016-06-09 10:25

The latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia, the last country still affected by the deadliest flare-up in the history of the feared tropical virus, is to be declared over.

Beached 'ghost ship' under guard in Liberia surfer paradise

2016-05-14 07:15

When an empty oil tanker drifted onto a Liberian beach, it disturbed golden shores usually troubled only by baby crabs, and raised rumours of everything from an Islamist invasion to a ghost crew.

Liberian teachers to strike over private schools

2016-04-15 05:19

Liberia's teachers have threatened to strike over plans to privatise the country's crumbling primary schools.

Liberia says latest Ebola fatality travelled to Guinea

2016-04-03 23:00

A woman who died of Ebola this week in Liberia, months after it was declared Ebola-free, had travelled to Guinea with her three children.

Ebola health emergency over

2016-03-29 22:41

The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constitutes an international emergency.

Liberian opposition leader flees

2016-02-16 22:31

The Liberian government says it is seeking a prominent opposition leader for questioning after he claimed a state-sponsored "death squad" was targeting him.

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