AllAfrica News: Liberia

U.S. Announces Additional U.S.$5 Million to Support Ebola Response
[State Department]Washington -The infection rate in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has the world health community scrambling to marshal all available resources to help.

Ebola Caseload Could Exceed 20,000 in Course of Emergency, UN Response Roadmap Shows
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the total caseload could exceed 20,000 over the course of the emergency.

Liberia's Ebola Quagmire - More Patients, Less Beds, 694 Dead
[FrontPageAfrica]In the newest Ebola Management Center set up by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a man lay on a plastic sheet protected mattress. His eyes are red and his face is pale; he has no shirt on and he turns from side to side, too weak to move and too sick to call for help with food or water.

Indian Community in Liberia Contributes to the Fight Against Ebola
[Liberia Govt]In an effort to buttress the fight against the Ebola virus disease now ravaging the sub-region, the Association of Indian Community in Liberia has donated assorted anti-Ebola related items worth more than US$200,000 to the National Task Force on Ebola.

AfDB President Kaberuka and WHO Regional Director for Africa Sambo Visits Liberia, Renew Their Commitment to Fight the Ebola Virus Disease in the Sub-Region
[Liberia Govt]The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have renewed their commitment to working with Liberia in its fight against the ravaging Ebola virus disease now plaguing the sub-region.

Indian Community Donates Ambulances, Ebola Gears
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -As Liberia continues the fight against the killer Ebola virus, donations are fast coming from friends with the Association of Indian community in Liberia becoming the latest to make significant contributions to the government in fighting the virus.

'Ebola Survivors Increasing in Liberia' - ELWA Administrator
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Dr. Rick Sacra acting administrator of the ELWA hospital says more people who were diagnosed positive of the Ebola Virus are surviving and returning home.

Indian Community Identifies With Gov't
[New Dawn]The Indian Community in Monrovia has donated food, plastic buckets and other items to the Government of Liberia to assist in the ongoing Ebola fight.

United Ebola Front - Urey, Sanvee Come to West Point Residents' Aid
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Liberty Party's Montserrado Senatorial Candidate Benjamin Sanvee and 2017 Presidential Hopeful Mr. Benoni Urey donated several food and assorted items to the Ebola treatment Center at ELWA and the quarantined West Point Community.

FPA 'Shaki Shooter' Report Prejudicial, Defense Ministry
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Liberia's Ministry of National Defense has described a FrontPageAfrica report naming the alleged shooter in last Wednesday's West Point shooting as an attempt to prejudice the outcome of an investigation that has been set up to probe the matter.

Embattled CDC Chair Suspends Three Senior Party's Officials
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The embattled Chairman of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Mr. George Solo has issued a statement suspending his Vice Chairman for operations, Mr. Mulbah K. Morlu, Youth League Chairman, Mr. Jefferson T. Koijee and Deputy Secretary General for Administration, Mr. Samora P.Z. Wollokollie. In Solo's statement he said, these individuals are suspended for time indefinite and they are expected to submit to the special investigative committee.

Residents Want Health Facilities Reopened
[New Dawn]Residents at the SHATAI Market in Careysburg Montserrado County are calling for the reopening of all health centers across Liberia to ensure a robust response to the health needs of Liberians in the wake of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease here.

Gov't Lawyers Hits Back, Reply Koreans Cash Seizure Claim
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Solicitor General Betty Larmie Blamo appeared at the Criminal Court "C" at the Temple to resist claim by three Korean nationals that state security officers from the National Security Agency (NSA) had unlawfully entered their home and made away with several valuable items including cash.

UNMIL Capacitates Foreign Ministry's Printing Bureau‏
[New Dawn]The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has donated a consignment of printing equipment and accessories to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs valued at over thirty-eight thousand United States dollars (US$38,000.00).

USAID Announces U.S. Five Million for Ebola Fight
[New Dawn]The United States Agency for International Development or USAID has announced additional five million United States Dollars for the ongoing combat against the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa.

UK Airlifts First Aid Supply to Liberia
[New Dawn]The UK- Liberia Ebola Taskforce established by the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) has airlifted the first of two consignments of assorted protective medical supplies to Liberia to assist the Government in the fight to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus from the country.

Foreign Office Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia Travel Advice Update
[PR Newswire]London -The UK has changed its travel advice to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to these countries.

Police Academy Community Begins Door-to-Door Ebola Awareness
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -As the Ebola crisis deepens some communities have begun setting up local networks to buttress government's effort and one of such is the Police Academy community in Paynesville, which under the banner Police Academy Development Association [PACDA] has gathered residents who are public health and community development practitioners to train volunteers in helping to combat the outbreak.

Sawyer's Widow Launches 'Infectious Diseases' Foundation
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The widow of Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who took the deadly Ebola virus to Nigeria, has established a foundation dedicated to offering grants to surviving members (with a special focus on women and children) in underserved communities and lower income families, who lost their parents, guardians, or partners to infectious diseases such as Ebola. The widow revealed the news on her Facebook page Thursday assuring survivors that they are not alone.

NOCAL Supports 'Feed the Future'
[New Dawn]The National Oil Company of Liberia or NOCAL has provided several items to a local organization, 'Feed the Future,' as part of the ongoing Ebola fight. Items donated on Wednesday, 28 August include a consignment of Clorox, heavy duty rubber gloves and detergent soap. NOCAL also provided mattresses, buckets, clothing, assorted food items as well as other basic commodities.

Gov't Protests Koreans' $247,500 Trial
[New Dawn]Government lawyers are challenging a trial court's jurisdiction here over four South Korean nationals' complaint that National Security Agency operatives "illegally seized" their US$247,500.00.

Sheikh Dukuly Calls for Unity in Ebola Fight-Donates to West Pointers
[New Dawn]The head of the Islamic Society of Liberia for the Advancement of Mankind (ISLAM Inc.), Sheikh Mohammed A. Dukuly, is urging Liberians of all faiths and spheres to unite during these troubling times to fight the deadly Ebola virus, which continues to rage hell in the country.

Ebola - Dangote Pulls Out Employees From Liberia
[This Day]Disease takes toll on aviation, restaurants, hotels & tourism, trade in Nigeria IMF lowers growth forecast for S'Leone, Guinea, Liberia.

People Power Is Changing Ebola Narrative
[allAfrica]Monrovia -The young campaigners thronging the street were wearing mismatched white T-shirts on which they had scribbled the words "Ebola awareness".As they passed a church, a melodious chorus coming from inside seemed to serenade them. Waving fliers, some of the young people peeked in through the open church doors and sang along. Others snapped to the beat of the gospel song before they were quickly beckoned onward by an older boy at the group's front. He knew they were on a campaign to save lives.

CDC Boss Bemoans Liberia - 'Worst Ever Ebola Outbreak'
[FrontPageAfrica]U.S medical experts and emergency responders say the Ebola crisis is a dire one that needs the efforts of all Liberians and the world to contain it. The head of the U.S Centers for Disease Control CDC Dr. Tom Frieden at a news conference in Monrovia said the disease is unprecedented and that the world needs to do more to fight it.

UNMIL - No Sign of Ebola Reduction, Cites Slow Liberia's Response
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia remains on the increase, the United Nations Mission in Liberia has stated in a daily security information report covering the period August 25 to 26. UNMIL in the report indicated that state authorities remain unable to respond in a significant manner and international response also remains limited.

Air France Suspends Flights to Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone
[RFI]Air France has suspended flights to Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak, leaving Sierra Leone and neighbouring Liberia reliant on just one airline, Royal Air Morocco. West African health ministers, meeting in Ghana on Thursday, are worried by the isolation of affected countries.

'Liberia Not Ready to Fight Ebola', Grand Bassa Lawmaker
[FrontPageAfrica]Buchanan -A Lawmaker has warned that judging from what transpired in a district in Grand Bassa County were about 10 suspected Ebola patients were left unattended to by health workers in a village with no indication of their current plight, it is a sign that the country is not ready to fight the deadly virus while another colleague is calling for the setting up of a treatment center in the county.

Trial and Error - Ebola Cure Offers Cautious Optimism - Heartbreak
[FrontPageAfrica]Hopes were high recently when a consignment of the experimental drug ZMAPP arrived in Ebola-stricken Liberia to treat doctors suffering from the deadly virus, which has so far sickened more than 2,600 and killed more than 1,400, since it started in March. That was before the death, last Sunday of Dr. Abraham Borbor, Deputy Chief Medical Doctor at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, the only recorded internist in the post-war nation.

WHO Opposes Ebola Travel Bans
[New Dawn]The World Health Organization is raging over "unnecessary" stringent measures being imposed against Ebola affected West African states by their neighbors and other Ebola-freed nations, and says it does not support a ban on flight coming from these devastating countries.