AllAfrica News: Liberia

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.

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.

Health Workers Worry As MSF Downsizes Staff
[New Dawn]Health workers here are in complete worry as the French medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres downsizes some 38 contractors from Ebola Treatment Unit in Foya, Lofa County as a result of stabilizing infection rate there.

Gay Community Under Attack in Liberia Over Ebola Outbreak
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar/New York -Leroy Ponpon doesn't know whether to lock himself in his flat in Monrovia because of the deadly Ebola virus, or because he is gay. Christian churches' recent linking of the two have made life hell for him and hundreds of other gays.

Nimba Again?
[Observer]We fail to understand why some people of Nimba County always force us to ask, "what is wrong with Nimba?" Why are they always putting themselves and their county negatively in the news?

Alphas Turns Over 96-Bed Ebola Treatment Unit to Gov't
[Observer]Responding to the growing demand for more space to accommodate Ebola patients, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority have turned over a 96-bed Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) to the Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

NEC Dismisses 'December 16' As D-Day, As Political Activist Warn Against Constitution Implications
[Observer]The Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya, has categorically dismissed reports that Tuesday December 16, 2014 is the newly set date for the Special Senatorial Elections.

Lofa Reports Drastic Ebola Decline
[Observer]The internationally acclaimed, Doctors Without Borders famously known by its French interpretation, Médicins San Frontières (MSF), has warned government and its partners of possible spillovers of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease again into Liberia if stringent measures are not taken to tighten the borders with neighboring affected countries.

Weah Denies Promising Container of Medical Supplies
[Observer]Peace Ambassador George Weah has denied ever promising a 40-ft container of medical supplies to Liberia to help fight the Ebola Virus Disease.

Booing Incident in Lofa? President Slams 'Rude' Protesters
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Despite denials from Deputy Information Minister Isaac Jackson, Liberian President Ellen Johnson has addressed the controversy surrounding a reported booing incident during her visit Tuesday to the Lofa city of Quardu Gboni.

'Shut Up' - Ellen Orders Lofa Protestors
[New Dawn]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, under the protection of angry-looking elite Executive Protection Service officers or EPS, Tuesday stormed the peaceful protest grounds in Voinjama, Lofa County in a rather irritated disposition.

Lofa to Become Ebola Free
[New Dawn]The head of the Médicins San Frontières (MSF) run Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Foya, Lofa County Dr. Serge St. Louis, briefing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said Lofa could soon be declared an Ebola free county if the pace at which the transmission has broken continues.

Liberia's Ebola Infection Reduces
[New Dawn]Data available to The NewDawn indicates that Ebola infection rate among Liberians is on the decrease. As of 20 October the country currently has 410 cases nationwide.

Defying EJS - Senatorial Candidates Yet to Quit Posts
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is now known for issuing presidential mandates on several issues ranging from mandating presidential appointees who travelled outside the country in the wake of the Ebola outbreak to return home and refilling and declaration of assets amongst others. In the last four months the President has acted against officials who violated two of her many mandates, although with public skepticisms that the actions were targeted at junior officials of government with senior offi

Liberians Hit Back At U.S. Ebola Travel Restrictions
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Despite objections from the World Health Organization against travel ban and restrictions against countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus, members of both Republican and Democratic parties in the U.S. are mounting pressure for the imposition of a travel ban on Ebola ravaged nations, as a way of protecting US citizens against an 'unprecedented' Ebola virus which has hit Guinea, Sierra Lone and Liberia all in West Africa.

Cremation of Ebola Bodies - a Nightmare for Boys Town
[FrontPageAfrica]The people of Boys Town in Marshall, Margibi County say their life is a living hell because of the crematorium that is located in that area. Albert T. Reeves, Chairman the Life Community area says the decision of the government of Liberia to use the facility belonging to the Indian government to cremate Ebola dead bodies is causing pollution in the area.

Ebola - Prevention Is Possible but People Are Dying Alone
[savethechildren_uk]When you listen to the experts, Ebola is both scarier and less scary than it initially appears.

Ebola Awareness and Prevention Activities Under Way for Refugees in Liberia
[UNHCR]Bahn Refugee Camp -Once every week or two, a group of almost 20 volunteers parades through eastern Liberia's Bahn Refugee Camp, singing songs and carrying banners. They may look like a song and dance troupe, but they carry a simple message that could save lives.

Veep Boakai Empowers Farmers
[Inquirer]Several journalists on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, visited a farmland owned by the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai observed that several local farmers hired to work on the farm were seen jubilating and expressing excitement as the farm work has provided another source of survival for them and their families.

Efforts Continue for Ebola Treatment
[Inquirer]Serum, a vaccine made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, one of the countries' worst hit by the virus, says the World Health Organization (WHO).

GOL, Norwegian Gov't Sign U.S.$150 Million Agreement
[Inquirer]The Government of Liberia and the Kingdom of Norway have signed US$150 million agreement to improve forest governance, strengthen law enforcement, and support efforts aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and forest degradation in Liberia.

Findley Stresses 'United Strategy' Against Ebola
[Inquirer]The President Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate, Gbehzohngar Findley, is urging national governments in the three regional States ravaged by the Ebola outbreak to forge a united strategy to fight the Ebola disease.

Samsung Donates 3,000 Smartphones for Ebola Fight
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Samsung Electronics Company Ltd has announced that the company - through its global headquarters in Seoul, Korea - will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about $1 million to support the ongoing fight against Ebola.

At JFK Hospital - Lawmaker Surprised Over Dismissal of 100 Nurses
[Heritage]Monrovia -The Chairman of the Senate's Committee on Health, Women and Children Affairs, Peter S. Coleman, says the dismissal of 100 nurses at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center came as a surprise to him.

Kenya to Bring Home 12 Citizens From Ebola-Hit Liberia
[Sabahi]The Kenyan government is helping 12 citizens return home from Liberia where they have been stranded since the Ebola outbreak began, Kenya's Daily Nation reported Tuesday (October 21st).

Police Accused of Murder
[Observer]Thomas Nimely, Commissioner for Intelligence and widely known as (PI), of the Liberian National Police (LNP), has been linked to the murder of an unknown civilian on the Old Road in Monrovia.

Acting Finance Minister Want Liberia's Partners Assist to Meets Post-Ebola Challenges
[Observer]Acting Finance and Development Planning Minister, Dr. James F. Kollie has underscored the need for Liberia's partners to assist the country meet the post-EBOLA challenges.

MOU Fraudster Gets U.S$10,000 Fine
[Observer]Ramson George, principal of Elder John Massey Junior High School, has been fined US$10,000 by the Civil Law Court, at the Temple of Justice.

Local NGO Launches Five Hectares Rice Harvest in Bomi
[Observer]A local non-governmental organization operating in Liberia's agriculture sector, "Sean Devereux Incorporated," has launched a five-hectare rice harvest in Folley Town, Bomi County.