Liberia's Sirleaf to campaign for female candidates in election

2017-08-02 19:08

Liberia's outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she will actively campaign for the handful of female candidates contesting elections in October, while her male vice-president seeks to replace her.

Ex-warlord, footballer begin Liberia presidential campaign

2017-07-31 20:27

Liberia's 20 presidential candidates have kicked off campaigning for an October election, among them a former warlord, a footballer and a fashion model, as Africa's first woman head of state Ellen Johnson Sirleaf steps down.

UK police arrest woman suspected of war crimes in Liberia

2017-06-01 19:53

A woman has been arrested in London for committing suspected war crimes during civil war in Liberia.

West Africans in Minnesota to lose immigration status

2017-05-17 11:37

Hundreds of people living in Minnesota are expected are expected to lose the temporary immigration status they were given when the Ebola epidemic hit three West African countries three years ago.

Next Ebola outbreak 'inevitable' but world better prepared: WHO

2017-05-05 13:04

A new outbreak of the Ebola virus is "inevitable" but new vaccine and rapid-response measures mean it will be more effectively contained, the head of the World Health Organisation says.

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.


Liberia's president calls for peace as campaigns begin

2017-08-01 19:42

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is urging peaceful elections as candidates begin campaigning to replace the Nobel Peace Prize winner who has led the West African country through the Ebola crisis and recovery from civil war.

Home beckons across the border for exiled Ivorian children

2017-06-20 21:06

Hurbain Souomi was only five years old, but he still remembers the day he trekked 50km across the border into Liberia to escape gunfire strafing his Ivory Coast village.

US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4 800

2017-05-18 19:36

US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has made his first trip overseas to Liberia, the West African country where Ebola killed more than 4 800 people.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali identified as Liberian

2017-05-05 20:00

A UN peacekeeper killed in a rocket and mortar attack claimed by a powerful jihadist alliance in Mali has been identified by the United Nations as a Liberian soldier.

Illegal hunters kill 2 Liberia forestry staff after arrests

2017-05-02 06:06

A Liberian forestry authority says a mob of people has killed two forestry staffers who had arrested at least 20 people for hunting illegally in Liberia's Sarpo National Park

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

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