AllAfrica News: Liberia

Ebola Health Workers Should Get Danger Money, Expert Says
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an international health expert said.

A Call for Appointment of ECOWAS Special Envoy on Ebola
[OSIWA]Dakar -Civil Society Statement on the Current Ebola Crisis in West Africa:

Sirleaf Rejects WHO's Ebola Figures
[New Dawn]President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has rejected the World Health Organization's prediction that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought under control.

Ebola Claims Another Victim - Economic Growth
[VOA]The Ebola crisis may have begun in Guinea, but Liberia is among the hardest hit - with more than 13 hundred cases reported.

MSF's New Ebola Management Centers Already Overwhelmed
[MSF]Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is rapidly scaling up its operations in Liberia, as the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to be chaotic and entirely inadequate. In its first week, MSF's newest Ebola management center--also known as ELWA3--in the capital, Monrovia, is already at capacity with 120 patients, and a further expansion is underway. Meanwhile, in the north of the country, patients continue to flow into the newly rehabilitated

MSF Deeply Saddened By Deaths of Guinean, Liberian, and Sierra Leonean Colleagues
[MSF]It is with great sorrow that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that three of our colleagues, a Guinean outreach worker, a Liberian nurse, and a Sierra Leonean nurse, have passed away.

Liberia's West Point - Life After Ebola Quarantine
[VOA]Residents of Liberia's West Point neighborhood are jubilant now that the government has lifted a10 day-old quarantine of the densely populated borough of the capital, Monrovia.

Pressure Group On Ellen's Back
[Heritage]Monrovia -A Liberian Diaspora group under the banner, The Campaign For A Better Liberia, says the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf led Government must do something or exit the stage.

Demanding Reports On Ebola Donations
[Inquirer]SINCE THE EBOLA outbreak in Liberia there have been several donations made in cash as well as in kinds from the international community, individuals, and non- governmental organizations to help fight against the Ebola virus.

Ebola Vaccine Trials Fast-Tracked By International Consortium
[FrontPageAfrica]Unprecedented international consortium assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine. A candidate Ebola vaccine is to be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali from as early as September, as part of a series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,400 people in the current outbreak in West Africa.

Publishers Want Ban Removed On National Chronicle
[Inquirer]The Publishers Association of Liberia (PAL) has decried the prolonged seizure of the offices and the ban of the Chronicle Newspaper and calls on Government to restore newspaper's right to operate. In a press release, the Publishers group said it is in the interest of the government's long-checkered relationship with the media and its professed commitment to press freedom and free speech if the ban on the operations of the newspaper and the closure of its offices were lifted unconditionally.

Jubilation Over Lifting of Quarantine - West Pointers Praise Rep. Joseph, Others - Scol Lauds Gov't for Reopening West Point
[Inquirer]Last week Saturday morning, August 30, 2014 was a scene of jubilation in the densely populated community of West Point after the opening of the road leading to their community by the Government of Liberia.

Judge Dismisses Motion to Return Koreans' Property
[Inquirer]Criminal Court "C" Judge Yusuf D. Kaba on Friday, August 29, 2014 dismissed a motion for return of property "illegality" which was seized by the Government of Liberia-GOL through the National Security Agency, the NSA.

Nocal Presents PPEs to Health Ministry
[Inquirer]The National Oil Company of Liberia has presented a consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare to help the Ministry in its fight against the Ebola epidemic.

As C. H. Rennie Hospital Set to Reopen - Family Health Division Trains Nurses
[Inquirer]In an effort to re-open the C. H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County, the Family Health Division of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Wednesday August 27, 2014 hold one-day Training Workshop for Nurses in Kakata.

Media Groups Demand Probe Over Deportation
[Inquirer]Two media groups, The Liberia Media Watch (LMW) and The National Publishers and Broadcasters Association of Liberia (NAPBAL), are calling on the Ministry of Justice to speedily launch an investigation into the overnight illegal deportation of a Liberian-Lebanese Sam Fawaz by the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, with the involvement of the manager of a local radio station.

Response to the World Health Organization's Ebola Road Map
[MSF]Statement from MSF Director of Operations Brice de le Vingne.

Free At Last - West Point Quarantine Lifted After Ten Days
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The quarantine imposed by the government of Liberia on West Point has been lifted. The busy shopping district of Waterside came alive, early Saturday morning as shop owners for the first time in ten days began to open their stores again.

Hit By Ebola, Lofa Town Slams Gov't Failure to Quarantine
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The President of Barkedu Development Association (BDA) based in the United States of America has described the failure of the government of Liberia not to quarantine Barkedu Town after the outbreak of the Ebola virus as very outrageous and disappointing. Barkedu is one of the single towns in Lofa County that has recorded the largest number of deaths from the Ebola virus.

CDC Names Taskforce On Ebola
[Analyst]Monrovia -The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) says based upon the recommendations of its Political Leader, Amb. George M. Weah, it has formed a special taskforce to assist the Government of Liberia in the fight against the Ebola virus.

Travel Ban - Will Airlines Ease Blockade On Virus-Hit Nations?
[FrontPageAfrica]In the past week, calls for the lifting of travel restrictions imposed by some African nations on countries hit with the deadly Ebola virus came from the United Nations, The World Health Organization and West African Health Ministers. The WHO warned last week that such restrictions will create food and supply shortages and harm efforts to contain the deadly virus which the health body says is poised to infect more than 20,000 people.

USAID Announces Additional Five Million Assistance for Ebola Response
[FrontPageAfrica]Washington -The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $5 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The announcement brings USAID's commitment for the Ebola response to nearly $19.6 million since the outbreak was first reported in March 2014.

Liberia's Ebola Curfew Hurting and Slowing Business Activities
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Fighting Ebola in Liberia, a country now recording increase in the number of cases of the deadly virus is having a toll on commercial activities in the Capital Monrovia with normal business hours reduced and in some commercial areas, businesses are perpetually shut down due to a curfew imposed by the Government of Liberia ranging from 9:PM to 6:AM.

Liberian PA, Congolese Doctor Discharged After Receiving Zmapp
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Two health practitioners who were administered the experimental drug Z-Mapp have been cured of Ebola and released from the ELWA-2 Liberian-run Ebola treatment center in Monrovia.

CDC Names Special Task Force to Assist Gov't in Ebola Fight
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The National Executive Committee of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), upon the recommendations of its Political Leader, Amb. George M. Weah herewith announces the formation of a special Taskforce to assist the Government of Liberia in the fight against the Ebola virus.

Not Here to Feed On Ebola Spoils
[Analyst]Monrovia -It was first traded that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's youngest son, Adama Sirleaf, had fled the country with his international medical experts who were providing useful services before the advent of the deadly Ebola virus, accusing him of abandoning the nation while a national emergency needing the skills and expertise of his profession was taking its toll under the regime of his mother. As if that rumor was not enough to hammer down Mr. Sirleaf, then flares another gossip that the President's son was

Government Extends Stay-Home Order for Non-Essential Staff
[New Dawn]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extended the stay-home order imposed on all non-essential government employees by another one month beginning Monday, September 1, 2014.

WHO's Behind Ellen's Resignation Call? Interim Gov't Talk Heats Up
[FrontPageAfrica]In the backdrop of an ongoing deadly Ebola virus outbreak, a brewing social media discussion has been trumpeting an idea for an interim government in Liberia. Using the frailties and missteps of the ruling Unity Party government's handling of the crisis, some forces under the banner of "A Better Liberia" campaign has been pushing the idea, drawing a heated social media discussion and so far mum response from the Sirleaf administration.

Government Extends Stay-Home Orders for Non-Essential Staff
[Liberia Govt]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extended, by the another month beginning Monday, September 1, 2014, the stay-home order imposed on all non-essential government employees who have been away since August 1st.

Stay-Home Orders Extended
[Analyst]Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extended, by the another month beginning Monday, September 1, 2014, the stay-home order imposed on all non-essential government employees who have been away since August 1st.