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Liberia's Sirleaf to campaign for female candidates in election

Monrovia - Liberia's outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she will actively campaign for the handful of female candidates contesting elections in October, while her male vice-president seeks to replace her.

Paintwork: young Liberians slap on any message you want

Monrovia - Standing in sweltering heat for hours at a time, painted head-to-toe in the colours of the tax authority, Emmanuel Howard has become a fixture at traffic junctions in Liberia's capital Monrovia.

Netanyahu woos West African leaders at Liberia summit

Monrovia - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday joined West African leaders at a summit in Liberia, where they hailed peacekeeping efforts in the region but warned about threats to stability.

Tycoon, striker or banker: Liberia seeks a new president

Monrovia - A football superstar, a former warlord and a soft drinks millionaire have thrown their hats into the ring for the post of Liberian president as Africa's first elected female leader prepares to step down.

Liberia tests mystery illness after 11 unexplained deaths

Monrovia - Liberia said Friday that samples from people struck down by a mystery illness are being tested abroad after 11 unexplained deaths, though Ebola has been ruled out.

Tide turns against Liberia's biggest slum

Monrovia - The fishermen, hustlers and market traders of West Point have survived two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, but this resilient Liberian slum cannot hold back the ocean that is slowly swallowing it.

UN security handover point of pride and fear in Liberia

Monrovia - As Liberia's security forces take over Thursday from UN peacekeepers for the first time since civil war ended 13 years ago, national pride is mixed with fears the underfunded police are not up to the task.

West Africa marks end of deadly Ebola outbreak

Monrovia - Liberia said Thursday it is free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa of the tropical virus that has killed more than 11,300 people in the region since late 2013.

Beached 'ghost ship' under guard in Liberia surfer paradise

Congo Town - When an empty oil tanker drifted onto a Liberian beach, it disturbed golden shores usually troubled only by baby crabs, and raised rumours of everything from an Islamist invasion to a ghost crew.

Sierra Leone's first Ebola-hit community reconsiders its traditions

Foya - Violently coughing up blood, the woman was close to collapse when brought to Kailahun hospital in eastern Sierra Leone from her village close to the Guinean border.For nursing staff, the spectre of the killer Ebola virus had returned.

Liberia Experiences another Ebola death

Ebola Virus has resurfaced in the West-African regions — leading to calls for stronger steps to counter the persistent nature of this catastrophic epidemic.

New Ebola death in Liberian capital weeks after all-clear

Monrovia - A 30-year-old woman has died in the Liberian capital after contracting Ebola, officials said Friday, more than two months after the epidemic was declared over in the country.

Asia's tuk-tuks providing a wheel boost to Africa

Monrovia - Omnipresent on the chaotic streets of Mumbai, Jakarta and Bangkok, Asia's three-wheeled "tuk-tuk" has now come to Africa -- and with a two-fold bonus: providing much-needed jobs and slashing accidents.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak over

Monrovia - The world breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as a two-year Ebola epidemic that killed 11,000 and triggered a global health alert was declared over, with Liberia the last country given the all-clear.

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over, as Liberia gets all-clear

Monrovia - The two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over Thursday, with Liberia the last country expecting the all-clear.

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over

Monrovia - The two-year Ebola epidemic which laid waste to communities across west Africa and killed more than 11,000 people is due to be declared over Thursday with Liberia expecting the all-clear.

With Ebola in check, are we ready for next outbreak?

Monrovia - The world will heave a collective sigh of relief when west Africa's Ebola epidemic is finally declared at an end after claiming more than 11,000 lives over two years.

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over with Liberia in the clear

Monrovia - The two-year Ebola epidemic which laid waste to communities across west Africa and killed more than 11,000 people is due to be declared over Friday with Liberia expecting the all-clear.

Teenager dies as Ebola returns to Liberia: Official

Monrovia - A teenager has died in Liberia in the first such death since the country was officially declared free of the virus in September, an official said Tuesday. "The 15-year-old has finally died.

70,000 Liberian births unrecorded in Ebola crisis: UNICEF

Monrovia - More than 70,000 Liberian babies were born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, UNICEF said Friday.
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