AllAfrica News: Liberia

Dead Ebola Victim's Contacts Placed Under Surveillance
[Leadership]As part of measures to avert the spread of the deadly ebola virus disease, no fewer than 59 contacts of the late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian patient who died of the disease recently in Lagos, have been placed on close surveillance.

Obama Continues National Emergency for Liberia, Taylor-Era
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -U.S. President Barack Obama has declared a national emergency with respect to the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706).

Ebola Claims Top Doctor at Leading Hospital
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Dr. Samuel Brisbane, the Chief Medical Doctor at Liberia's leading hospital, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center has become the latest casualty of the deadly Ebola virus.

Finance Ministry Takes Measures
[NEWS]In the wake of the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus and the recent untimely death of Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, having contracted the virus, the Ministry wishes to announce the following measures to ensure public safety and instill confidence in users of services at the Ministry.

'Stop Hurting and Bringing Hardship' - Bishop Hart Warns
[New Republic]The President of the Liberia Council of Churches has warned political leaders, the Government of Liberia and heads of institutions in the country to refrain from hurting and bringing hardship to Liberians.

Letter From Lagos - Wish Liberia Had Done This Much to Curb Ebola
[FrontPageAfrica]Lagos -On the day my country, Liberia turned 167, I touched down in Lagos, Nigeria to see for myself what really happened to Patrick Sawyer and how he died.

Ebola Victim's Family Threatens Lawsuit - Against C. H. Rennie Administration
[New Republic]Report gathered by the New Republic revealed that family members and colleagues of the late Michael Tengbeh, who reportedly died from Ebola at the C. H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata Thursday June 26, 2014, have threatened a lawsuit against the administration of the hospital.

Over 5, 000 Receive Illegal Water Supply - --LWSC Managing Director Reveals
[New Republic]The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, (LWSC), Charles Allen, has revealed that over 5, 000,00 residents are receiving illegal water supply in the country.

Gongloe Opposes Oil Blocks Sale
[New Republic]A human rights lawyer and former Labor Minister of Liberia, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe has opposed the sale of the remaining four oil blocks in Liberia.

Inequalities Report Released
[NEWS]The Carter Center's Access to Information project, working with the Ministry of Gender and Development, the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, and the Women's NGO Secretariat (WONGOSOL) , has released recommendations for addressing the inequities that Liberian women face in the exercise of the right of information.

The Ebola Question - Bringing the Virus Under Control
[Daily Trust]Ebola has been in the spotlight this year, but even more so this week with the death on Friday of Patrick Sawyer, 40.

Liberia Finance Ministry in 24-Hour Shutdown After Ebola Death
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -In the wake of the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus and the recent untimely death of Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, having contracted the virus, the Ministry wishes to announce the following measures to ensure public safety and instill confidence in users of services at the Ministry.

'Let's Face It' - Presidential Hopeful Urey Wants Tribunal for Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica]In recent days, the United States Government has cancelled the visas of three senior Liberian government officials with the United States embassy in Monrovia confirming the action of its government yet failing to provide explanations for the action which is causing stir back home.

Ministry Takes Steps Against Ebola Following Employee's Death
[Liberia Govt]In the wake of the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus and the recent untimely death of Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, having contracted the virus, the Ministry wishes to announce the following measures to ensure public safety and instil confidence in users of services at the Ministry.

Liberia Closes Borders - Dr. Brisbane Confirmed Dead
[New Dawn]In the wake of the rapid death toll from the Ebola virus in the country, the Government of Liberia has announced the closure of all borders except major entry points, including the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County, James Spriggs Payne Airport in Monrovia, Foya Crossing in Lofa County, Bo Waterside Crossing in Grand Cape Mount, and the Ganta Crossing in Nimba County.

Urey Wants State of Emergency
[New Dawn]Renowned Liberian businessman-turned politician Benoni Urey has called on the Liberian Government to declare a state of emergency to fight the deadly Ebola virus, currently taking away lives in the country, including health works. Mr. Urey noted that it was necessary to declare a state of emergency so that the resources of the people will be directed to the fight of the Ebola virus.

Ellen Chairs Ebola Taskforce
[New Dawn]President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has established a national taskforce on Ebola to work with the health team of Liberia in fighting the deadly disease in the country.

Placing High Concentration On Medical Practitioners
[New Dawn]The number of Ebola-related deaths and victims throughout the counties of Liberia continues to swear day-by-day, as the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of health and Social Welfare and partners continue to exert efforts against the deadly disease. Since the outbreak rapid spread of the Ebola virus for the second time the Ministry has reported more 105, with about 50 deaths up to present, while more than 180 cases, about 70 of which have been confirmed throughout the country.

American Missionary Tested Positive
[NEWS]The Relief group, Samaritan's Purse, has announced that a second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. The latest development comes barely hours after another American, Kent Brantly had become infected.

Did Willis Knuckles Die Begging?
[NEWS]It wasn't expected that the man who influenced decisions in the past and present administrations in Liberia would have ended his life begging the Liberian government to help him seek medical treatment abroad.

No Blame - Shifting - All Should Play Their Part, Orator Rallies Liberians
[New Republic]For hundred and sixty seven years, Liberia meandered in the wilderness with no compass to determine its direction, simply because of the hardened hearts and closed ears of its sons and daughters. Had it not been so, many argued, Liberia would be amongst the hailed nations on the face of the globe. Notwithstanding, there are strong convictions that all is not yet lost, that Liberia can pick up the pieces, make time-in amends to become a shining nation. In order to do that, national orator of the 167th Indep

Former Liberia Minister of State - Public Works, Willis Knuckles Dies
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Liberia's former Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Willis Knuckles has given the ghost in the Ghanaian Capital Accra.

Liberia @ 'War' - As Plague of Ebola Goes Beyond Control
[New Republic]Since March of this year, Liberia and its partners have been working assiduously to contain one of the world's deadly viruses, Ebola, but to no avail, as it effects have now reached an alarming proportion, putting the country in an undeniable squeeze.

'End All Forms of Salary Discrimination'
[NEWS]Delegates at the just ended Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Seminar have agreed on a number of issues aimed at improving the working conditions of journalists in West Africa.

Waja Concludes Conference On Condition of Journalists
[NEWS]Representatives and heads of member unions of the West African Journalists (WAJA) have ended a two-day conference in Cotonou, Benin, calling for renewed commitment to the safety and labor rights of journalists in the sub-region.

Court Blamed for Increased Armed Robbery
[NEWS]The Liberia National Police is blaming the courts for the increase in armed robbery across the country.

Red Cross Wants Ebola Fight Multiplied
[NEWS]The Liberian Red Cross says the current spread of the deadly Ebola virus is escalating and warned that efforts be multiplied to urgently contain it.

Firestone Graduates Encouraged
[NEWS]Serving as Commencement Speaker at the 6th Graduation Exercises of the Firestone Liberia Senior High School on July 20, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) executive Steve Shelton encouraged the 162 graduates to pursue their dreams with courage and enthusiasm, and to have a "can-do attitude" in their quest to accomplish their educational goals.

Ebola Kills Dr. Brisbane, Finance Official
[Inquirer]One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the deadly disease. Dr. Samuel Brisbane is the first Liberian doctor to die in the outbreak, the World Health Organization says has killed 129 people in the West African nation. A Ugandan doctor working in the country died earlier this month.

Ebola Claims Life of JFK's Chief Medical Doctor, Samuel Brisbane
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Dr, Samuel Brisbane, the Chief Medical Doctor at Liberia's leading hospital, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center has become the latest casualty of the deadly Ebola virus.