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  • West Africa: Ebola Exposes Shocking Gaps

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A decade ago, scientists would have laughed at the idea of Ebola as a public health emergency of international concern. Today, they are shocked at the glaring gaps the deadly virus... Read more »

  • Liberia: Considering the Humanitarian Factor [editorial]


    ON TUESDAY, PRESIDENT Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced several additional stringent measures her government will urgently embark on to curtail if not end the Ebola terror or trauma... Read more »

  • Liberia: No Shoot and Kill Order - Says Defense Ministry

    New Republic

    The Ministry of National Defense has stated categorically that the Armed Forces of Liberia has not been issued any order to shoot and kill on sight as was reported by some media... Read more »

  • Liberia: Quarantine Measure Affects Commercial Activities

    New Republic

    Residents of the township of West Point are now bracing the tough realities of staying indoors as part of government's measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus disease... Read more »

  • South Africa: Cabinet Bans Travellers From High-Risk Ebola Countries


    Travellers from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia not allowed into South Africa unless they are returning residents Read more »

  • Liberia: Stop Disturbing Me - Public Works Minister Warns Church Mother

    New Dawn

    Liberia needs all of the prayers that can be offered to invoke God's intervention in the wake of the Ebola outbreak here, and Mother Oretha Taylor, spiritual head of the Living... Read more »

  • Liberia: Gunshots Fired in West Point As Govt Quarantines Township

    New Dawn

    Gunshots were fired in the air as security forces (members of the armed forces and riot police) clashed with angry protesters on Wednesday as government quarantined the densely... Read more »

  • Liberia: Visit to the Crematorium Center and How Corpses Are Cremated [opinion]

    New Dawn

    It was a fateful Tuesday evening of August 20, 2014 when I chose to embark on a fact-finding mission to ascertaining whether seventeen Ebola patients who fled the densely popular... Read more »

  • Liberia: Curfew Unnecessary - Chief Cyril Allen

    New Dawn

    The chairman emeritus of the former ruling National Patriotic Party has uprightly condemned the curfew imposed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday night. Read more »

  • West Africa: WHO Health Promotion Officer Comments On Helping Control Ebola in West Africa

    The Point

    Momodou Gassama of the WHO country office has been sharing information with The Point about the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Gassama is the health promotion... Read more »

  • Liberia: Crying Wolf - Is Cholera-Stricken Ghana Flirting With Ebola?


    Two close calls in the past weeks helped spur a series of reports linking Liberia with suspected spread of the Ebola virus in neighboring Ghana, currently embroiled in a... Read more »

  • Liberia: Waterside Deserted, West Point Quarantined


    The Waterside General Market located on U.N. Drive in Monrovia has been deserted as Liberian Government quarantined the Township of West Point. The market is just a stone-throw to... Read more »

  • Liberia: Security Tightened At Entry Points


    In an effort to keep the southeastern counties safe from the deadly Ebola virus, security officers at every entry point are vigorously enforcing the recently announced measures by... Read more »

  • Liberia: Lethal Force Against Protesters


    Four persons have been wounded in the densely populated community of West Point after Liberian security forces reportedly fired warning shots to dispel angry protesters. Read more »

  • Liberia: Soldiers Did Not Fire On Protesters - Defense Minister


    Liberia's Defense Minister said troops enforcing Monrovia's West Point slum Ebola quarantine did not shoot directly at residents Wednesday. Read more »

  • South Africa: South Africa Bans Travelers From Ebola-Stricken Countries


    South Africa said on Thursday that due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus it was banning travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the country, apart... Read more »

  • Liberia: Defense Clarifies


    The Ministry of National Defense wishes to state categorically that the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) has not been issued any order to shoot and kill anybody on sight, as was... Read more »

  • Liberia: In Enforcing New Measures to Contain Ebola - Monrovia Paralyzed


    Active commercial activities and the mobility of residents of Monrovia were yesterday impeded when news broke out that the densely populated slum community of West Point has been... Read more »

  • Liberia: Curfew Is Nationwide - Government Clarifies

    New Republic

    The Government of Liberia has clarified that the curfew imposed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to combat the Ebola virus is nationwide. Read more »

  • Liberia: YES Intensifies Awareness Campaign in Liberia

    New Republic

    In an endeavor to stop the widespread of Ebola outbreak in Liberia, the Youth Exploring Solutions (YES), a passionate, voluntary, grassroots youth-led development and accredited... Read more »

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