AllAfrica News: Liberia

Ebola Cases Now Exceed 10,000
[allAfrica]Geneva -An overview of the current state of Ebola infections is provided by excerpts from the October 25 situation report of the World Health Organization's Ebola Response Roadmap:

Liberia's Graft Agency Submits Top Dogs for Prosecution
[FrontPageAfrica]Recommendations for prosecution of officials of government has now become a cliché with several reports from the Ministry of Justice, General Auditing Commission, the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission all stockpiled and awaiting action from the Executive Branch of Government. Despite the public declaration that corruption is the public enemy number one with a promise by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her regime to fight the menace head-on, there are no known cases of prosecution against indivi

How I Could Have Brought Ebola to Washington
[allAfrica]New York -In September, I spent time with an American woman who had recently been in Lofa County, Liberia, an Ebola hot spot bordering the village in Guinea where the first case was identified. We were nowhere near west Africa; we were both attending an international conference with participants from around the world.

'We Want Justice for Shaki' - Kids Hold Protest On Capitol Hill
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Group of children between the ages of 12 to 16 gathered before the Capitol Building, seat of the National Legislature Thursday, seeking justice for their fallen colleague Shaki Kamara, who died in a state security shootout against civilians in the West Point Community in August this year. The children gathered with placards, chanting antigovernment slogans with specific messages to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf while others directed their protest to the National Legislature.

Liberia Revenue Authority Receives Major ICT Boost From UNDP
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has received several ICT equipment and accessories from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Liberia. The equipment include 50 desktop computers, 25 laptops, 50 UPS, 20 switches and six heavy duty printers among others.

Protecting Liberia's Forest - Liberia-Norway Sign Agreement
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Forestry Development Authority says the 150 million agreement signed between the governments of Liberia and Norway is not meant to infringe on the interest of the Liberian people, rather to improve forest governance, strengthen and support effort in reducing greenhouse emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Liberia.

'Miraculous Resilience' - Liberia's Ebola Survivors Tell Their Stories
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Six-Year-old Miatta Urey and ten others walked out of the Island Clinic Ebola Treatment Unit on Bushrod Island in Monrovia. Miatta is the fourth of her family including her mother and two other siblings to survive the disease. She lost her father and her four-month-old baby sister to the deadly disease.

Claude Langley Threatens to Quit After Spat With Dr. Weeks
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Embattled Public Works Minister Antoinette Weeks is engulfed in yet another shouting match with one of her Deputy Ministers, this time, the Deputy Minister for Technical Services, Mr. Claude Langley, FrontPageAfrica has learned. Sources confirmed to FrontPageAfrica Thursday that the latest incident unfolded when Minister Langley walked into his office and found the minister behind his desk, apparently searching his laptop behind his back.

Ebola Virus Rips Cape Mount Town - 16 Dead, 43 Quarantined
[FrontPageAfrica]Grand Cape Mount -Since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, two counties are known to be the epic centers of the virus as Lofa and Montserrado are worse hit, reporting more cases and deaths but it seems other counties are now experiencing an increase in Ebola cases.

Several Officials Indicted
[New Dawn]The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission or LACC has forwarded names of several officials to the Justice Ministry for probable prosecution for alleged mismanagement of public funds and corruption.

LACC Indicts LPRC MD, Others Over 'Misapplication' of Millions of United States Dollars
[Observer]The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has indicted the Managing Director of the Liberian Petroleum Refining Corporation (LPRC), along with other current and former senior government officials for their alleged involvement in the misapplication of millions of United States Dollars in connection with various government transactions.

AU Chair Lobbies for Flight Resumption to Ebola Affected Countries
[Observer]The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Madam Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, disclosed yesterday that she has been working behind the scene to ensure that regional and continental airlines resume flight to Ebola affected countries.

FACT SHEET: The U.S. Government's Response to Ebola at Home and Abroad
[White House]At the President’s direction, the U.S. Government is coordinating and operationalizing a comprehensive strategy to respond to the threat of Ebola here at home, enhance our broader domestic preparedness, and contain the epidemic in West Africa.

Ebola Survivors Are Symbols of Hope and Help
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Ebola survivors in Liberia are quickly becoming an important part of the fight against the deadly virus that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa since being detected in the region in March.

Cuban Health Workers Arrive to Help Curb Ebola
[Observer]A team of 51 Cuban doctors, nurses and administrators arrived in Monrovia yesterday to assist Liberia in overcoming the deadly Ebola virus disease in the country.

Hunger Threatens Quarantined Community in Paynesville
[Observer]A village of 23 households under quarantine in the Omega Tower Community in Paynesville have been suffering deprivation and Ebola stigma following the deaths of five persons and three confirmed cases of the stubborn virus.

IMF Sees Strong Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
[Observer]Strong growth in the majority of sub-Saharan Africa's economies should underpin a robust regional expansion in 2014 and 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Africa Department said in its latest regional outlook.

Chinese Team Arrives to Build More ETUs
[New Dawn]A high level 15-member advance team from the People's Republic of China is expected in Liberia Friday, October 24, 2014 for the construction and operation of Ebola Treatment Units in the Country.

Liberia Begins Study On More Equitable Compensation Scheme
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Executive Branch of Government has begun a study that would lead to a more uniformed and equitable compensation scheme among state-owned-enterprises (SoEs) and autonomous agencies.

PUL, Micat Pen MOU On Media Registration
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) Wednesday, October 22, 2014 signed an MoU on the registration of journalists and media institutions in the country after an initial standoff (protest by the PUL), followed by weeks of dialogue initiated by the US-Government funded Carted Center.

Female Journalists Association Donates to Island Hospital ETU
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -As donations and contributions are made by organizations and individuals in support of the fight against the Ebola virus in Liberia; the Female Journalist Association of Liberia (FeJAL) has donated water and juices to Ebola patients at the Island Hospital Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), on the Bushrod Island near Monrovia.

Poor Maternal Facilities At C. B. Dunbar Hospital in Bong County
[FrontPageAfrica]Gbarnga -Not all women have a good story to tell while giving birth to babies. This is because many still die in large numbers during delivery in Liberia. A housewife, Mrs. Mary Kollie, was, however, lucky as she put to bed without complications. Many have travelled the same road and ended up in the morgue. It was the first pregnancy for the 30-year- old undergraduate, yet it ended in a safe delivery.

'We Are Committed to Transparent, Accountable Leadership', FDA Boss Allays Fears
[Observer]The Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) says his agency is committed to open, transparent and accountable leadership in the forestry sector.

Dr. Kollie Meets With EU Delegation
[New Dawn]Acting Finance and Development Planning Minister, Dr. James F. Kollie, has met with EU delegation visiting Liberia and underscored the need for Liberia's partners to assist the country meet the post-Ebolachallenges.

'China Stands With Liberia'
[Observer]Chinese President Xi Jinping has stated emphatically that his country, the People's Republic of China, "stands with Liberia in exerting every effort to defeat the deadly Ebola Virus."

LRA Receives ICT Boost
[New Dawn]The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has received several ICT equipment and accessories from the UNDP in Liberia. The equipment includes 50 computer desktops, 25 laptops, 50 UPS, 20 switches and 6 heavy duty printers among others.

School Administrator Fears Consequences On Post-Ebola Education
[Observer]As Liberians pray and look up to seeing the country freed of the Ebola virus, the principal of the G.W. Gibson High School is suggesting a vigorous counseling program to be set up in all schools in the republic to deal with students.

PUL, MICAT Pen MOU On Media Registration, Press Union Still Registers Journalist
[Observer]The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) Wednesday, penned an MoU on the registration of journalists and media institutions in the country. The signing ceremony followed an initial standoff - a protest by the Union not to give in to the Ministry's demand that it wants to be the entity vetting journalists in the country.

Liberian Guards to Protect MV/VEGA
[New Dawn]As part of ongoing military cooperation between Liberia and the United States, the Liberian Coast Guard is expected to provide security protection for the MV/VEGA, a container ship conveying huge supply of assorted equipment and supplies at the Port of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County for the American military in Liberia under the mission "Operation United Assistance."

80 Teachers Get Ebola Training
[New Dawn]The Ministry of Education has trained over 80 public and private school teachers from Bain-Garr, Nimba County on Ebola awareness. Addressing reporters in Ganta recently at the start of the training, the administrative assistant from the bureau of planning, research and development at the Ministry of Education, Bill C. Pyne, said, the exercise is intended to educate teachers on the deadly Ebola virus and how to fight the disease.