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.

Oxfam: $1.9bn in Ebola aid not delivered by donors

2016-01-31 22:14

International donors have failed to deliver $1.9bn in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11 000 people, Oxfam says.

With Ebola in check, are we ready for the next outbreak?

2016-01-13 09:14

The world will heave a collective sigh of relief when west Africa's Ebola epidemic is finally declared at an end after claiming more than 11 000 lives over two years.

Liberia records 1st Ebola death since July

2015-11-24 16:56

A health official in Liberia says the country has recorded its first Ebola death since July.

ArcelorMittal to slash jobs, exports from Liberia

2015-11-18 12:58

ArcelorMittal plans to cut up to 450 jobs in Liberia and lower iron ore exports from the West African nation as it battles to reduce costs.


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.

Putin claims Russia has developed Ebola vaccine

2016-01-13 22:49

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country has developed a vaccine for the Ebola virus which has killed thousands of people in west Africa.

Liberia discharges last two Ebola cases

2015-12-04 13:15

Liberia has released its last two known Ebola cases from hospital and started the countdown to being declared free of the virus for a third time, authorities said on Friday.

Health authorities: 1 confirmed Ebola case in Liberia

2015-11-20 16:04

Health authorities report 1 confirmed Ebola case in Liberia, previously declared Ebola free

Obama lifts Liberia sanctions, cites pro-democracy moves

2015-11-13 09:02

Citing its strides towards democracy, President Barack Obama has lifted economic sanctions against Liberia that had been in place for more than a decade.

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