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Liberia lifts Ebola curfew, re-opens borders

Monrovia - Liberia said Friday it was lifting nationwide curfews and re-opening borders shut last year at the height of the Ebola crisis, after the retreat of an epidemic that has killed thousands.

Schools reopen as Liberia turns page on Ebola epidemic

Monrovia - Children trickled back to school in Liberia on Monday after the restart of lessons that had been delayed for months by the deadly Ebola outbreak, as the country begins to turn the page on the crisis.

Ebola vaccine trials begin in Liberia

Monrovia - The first large-scale trials of two Ebola vaccines began in Liberia on Monday, the hospital hosting the research said.

World's largest Ebola unit dismantled as outbreak retreats

Monrovia - A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping west Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the ELWA-3 treatment centre is being dismantled and incinerated bit by bit as the region emerges from catastrophe.

Liberia closes Ebola centre at epicentre of outbreak

Monrovia - Liberia's president on Monday announced the closure of an Ebola treatment facility which lay at the epicentre of the virus's worst outbreak in history, as the disease's spread has slowed in the country.

Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia

Monrovia - The United Nations said on Saturday Liberia was dealing with just five remaining cases of Ebola, in the clearest sign yet that the country is nearing the end of the outbreak.

Ebola fight has coordination problem, says new UN mission chief

Monrovia - The three west African countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic should be leading the response against the killer virus, the UN's new mission chief on the disease said, condemning "a problem of coordination" in the fightback.

In Liberia, Ebola steals Christmas

Monrovia - The Ebola epidemic has cast a dark shadow over Christmas this year in Liberia, where small businesses are especially feeling the pinch."This is the worst Christmas we have ever seen," said Isaac G. Chea, a trader. "Because of the Ebola crisis...

Ebola-ravaged Liberia holds long-delayed Senate vote

Monrovia - Liberians voted Saturday in long-delayed Senate elections in the Ebola-ravaged west African nation as UN chief Ban Ki-moon wound up a regional tour to assess the fight against the epidemic.

Ebola-hit Liberia delays election until weekend

Monrovia - A much-postponed election for half the seats in Ebola-hit Liberia's Senate has been put back until the weekend -- but cannot be further delayed, the country's electoral commission said Monday.

Hope in Liberia, anxiety in Mali as Ebola battle rages

Monrovia - Liberia has set itself the target of halting Ebola by the end of the year, but the battle is far from over in the rest of west Africa.

Man travelling to every country in the world, without flying

A man is planning on travelling to every single country in the world in one single journey, with no flying or use of air planes whatsoever.

Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight

Monrovia - A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill".

Chinese medics beef up Ebola fight; US doctor remains ill

Monrovia - A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill".

Liberia lifts Ebola state of emergency

Monrovia - Liberia lifted its state of emergency Thursday, announcing huge gains in the fight against Ebola as Africa pinned its hopes on trials for a "miracle drug" to be tested on patients in Guinea.

Liberia, Mali see crucial gains in Ebola fight

Monrovia - Liberia has announced a dramatic drop in new Ebola infections as Mali prepared to lift quarantine restrictions on dozens of people put at risk of exposure to the deadly virus.

Experts urge caution over Ebola hopes

Monrovia - Health authorities called Thursday for renewed vigilance over the Ebola epidemic and urged caution over claims it is retreating as the World Bank announced a $100-million fund for more health workers.

Red Cross, Obama see progress in Ebola battle

Monrovia - The Red Cross and US President Barack Obama and have offered hope that the battle against the deadly West African Ebola outbreak is being won, amid a dramatic drop in bodies collected in Liberia's capital.

Aid workers see hope as Ebola body count drops in Liberia

Monrovia - The Red Cross offered hope Tuesday of a turning point in the battle against the deadly west African Ebola outbreak, saying it had seen a dramatic drop in bodies collected in Liberia's capital.

Cuba sends more doctors to Ebola-hit west Africa

Monrovia - Cuban nurses and doctors headed to Liberia and Guinea Wednesday to help the fight against Ebola, as the death toll from the outbreak neared 4,900 and countries raced to get experimental vaccines ready for "real-world use".
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