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Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Monrovia - Liberia on Saturday said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

Monrovia - Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

Monrovia - Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said on Tuesday.

Liberian medic treated with experimental Ebola drug dies

Monrovia - A Liberian doctor treated with experimental American anti-Ebola serum ZMapp has died, a minister in the west African nation said on Monday.Abraham Borbor had been improving but died on Sunday night, Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown told AFP.

Ebola taking toll on west African economy

Monrovia - The worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus is taking a heavy toll on west Africa's economy as crops rot in the fields, mines are abandoned and goods cannot get to market.

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

Monrovia - The United Nations vowed Saturday to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight a deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

Monrovia - The United Nations vowed Saturday to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

Monrovia - Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.

Fear mounts as Liberia imposes quarantine on Monrovia slum

Monrovia - When Liberian security forces moved into Monrovia's largest slum on Wednesday to enforce an Ebola virus quarantine, the roadblocks set off angry protests when residents saw they couldn't leave. Matters turned grim when soldiers opened fire on the crowds.

US missionaries beat Ebola as crisis worsens in W.Africa

Monrovia - Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on Thursday, as authorities in the west African nation struggled to deal with their dead.

Violence erupts in Liberia's Ebola-hit slum

Monrovia - Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on protesting crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.

Liberia's Ebola clampdown turns violent as Asia fears new cases

Monrovia - Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital Wednesday as authorities struggled to contain the epidemic, with new suspected cases in Asia sparking fears of it spreading beyond Africa.

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

Monrovia - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

Liberia Ebola patients found as death toll surges

Monrovia - Liberia said Tuesday it had found 17 Ebola patients who had fled an attack on their clinic, sparking a panicked manhunt across its capital, which is in the throes of a seemingly unstoppable epidemic.

Liberia 'losing grip on Ebola' as hunt for patients goes on

Monrovia - Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in west Africa's worst-hit nation.

Liberia 'losing grip on Ebola' as hunt for patients goes on

Monrovia - Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients Monday who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in West Africa's worst-hit nation.

Liberia's 'white shield' reminiscent of Black Death

Monrovia, Liberia's largest slum, West Point, was the epicenter of a looting spree late Saturday when looters broke into the quarantine center, taking bloodied sheets and mattresses and sending the 30 patients into the crowd.

Infected Ebola patients flee after attack on Liberia clinic

Monrovia - Seventeen Ebola patients in Liberia who fled from a guarantine centre after it was attacked by club-wielding youths were missing on Sunday, striking a fresh blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus.

Suffering and song in Sierra Leone's Ebola 'hot zone'

Foya - Virologists call it the "hot zone" -- nature's version of a nuclear ground zero, the centre of an onslaught by one of the most deadly biological agents ever known to humankind.

Ebola: First European dies from deadly disease in Spain

Madrid - A Spanish priest, working as a missionary who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia has died in a hospital in Madrid.
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