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Africa begs for more Ebola protective gear for medical caretakers

The need of Ebola protective gear for medical personnel in Liberia is lagging behind the daily acts of medical heroism. Caretakers on all levels provide round-the-clock care for the dying, while simultaneously face death themselves from the same virus.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 3 comments

Another plea for more protective gear in Liberia Ebola outbreak

Monrovia - In an impassioned plea for the Liberian Ministry of Health to provide more protective equipment for health care workers, the Head of the Liberia Physician Assistants Association spoke from the LIPAA head office in Monrovia Tuesday, explaining the need.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Ebola virus spreading amid urgent appeals for international help

This time, the Ebola virus outbreak is being classified as the worst outbreak ever, and people are scared. There is fear that the virus will spread all across West Africa unless cooperation is seen between countries and international help is forthcoming.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 8 comments

Liberia reports suspected Ebola outbreak unconnected to Guinea

Monrovia - Liberia said it was dealing with the first case of suspected Ebola to have originated within its own borders, unconnected to the epidemic raging in neighbouring Guinea, as Mali also detected three suspected victims.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP)

Liberia reports suspected Ebola outbreak unconnected to Guinea

Monrovia - Liberia said Thursday it was dealing with its first suspected Ebola case thought to be unconnected to the epidemic raging in Guinea and to have originated separately in its remote east.
In the Media by AFP

Guinea's Ebola victims wait for death

Foya - Isolated from the outside world in a medical centre in Ebola-hit southern Guinea, victims of one of the deadliest viruses known to mankind wait listlessly for the merciful release of death.
In the Media by Mouctar Bah (AFP)

Canadian man tests negative for Ebola

Early Tuesday, it was revealed that a Canadian man, widely feared to be suffering from Ebola, tested negative for the virus.
In the Media by Simon Crompton - 1 comment

Six suspected Ebola cases in Liberia, five dead

Monrovia - Five patients have died in Liberia of suspected Ebola fever, the government said on Monday, as neighbouring Guinea battled an outbreak of the virus which has killed dozens."As of this morning six cases have been reported of which five have already died...
In the Media by AFP

Charles Taylor war crimes convictions upheld

The Hague - A UN-backed special court at the Hague has rejected the appeal against war crime convictions of the lawyers representing Liberian President Charles Taylor, 65. The judge upheld his 50-year sentence.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Iranian Red Crescent team kidnapped by Libyan Islamic extremists

Benghazi - Tehran has demanded the immediate release of a seven member delegation of the Iranian Red Crescent, who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Benghazi by a group of Islamic extremists.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 3 comments

Former Liberian Pres. Charles Taylor imprisoned for war crimes

Leidschendam - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for war crimes he committed by arming and supporting murderous rebels in Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood diamonds."
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Rare pygmy hippo filmed in Liberian forest

A team of scientists from Flora and Fauna International, the Zoological Society of London and the Forestry Development Authority of Liberia captured film footage of a wild pygmy hippo in its natural habitat, the BBC reported recently.

Refugees flee Ivory Coast

Thousands of refugees are fleeing violence in the politically unstable Ivory Coast in West Africa. Charity ActionAid reported more than 22,000 refugees have already crossed the border into neighbouring Liberia.
In the Media by Lynn Morris

Liberia to reform jury system

Liberia is to carry out reform in its jury system with the aim of tackling corruption in the judiciary. Justice minister Christiana Tah said the move became necessary following complaints about judges who take bribes to decide cases.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

Op-Ed: The Ivory Coast and the end of French colonialist connivance

France’s reputation for influence-peddling and widespread corruption in Africa is nobody’s secret, but Nicolas Sarkozy's reactions to the current electoral deadlock in the Ivory Coast indicate that France's shadowy African era may be coming to an end.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove

Nigeria seizes over $9m worth of heroin shipment from Iran

Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA Friday reportedly seized $9.9 million worth of heroin hidden in auto parts shipped from Iran. The West African country had recently reported Tehran to the U.N. over an illegal arms seizure.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

‘Cocaine Airlines’: old planes fly the South America-Africa route

Drug trafficking gangs in Latin America are buying cheap passenger and cargo airplanes to bring their illegal cargo to Africa as a “technical stop” required before transfer into Europe.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment

'People first' stressed on 20th Anniversary edition of HDR

New York - People are the real wealth, reiterates the 20th anniversary edition of Human Development Report (HDR) 2010. It also comes up with three new measures for discussing poverty and inequality.
In the Media by Srijit Mishra - 4 comments

Liberia: Brumskine says he will beat Johnson-Sirleaf in 2011

Voters in the small West African country of Liberia will go the the polls again in October 2011 if the current elections time table drawn up by the Liberian electoral commission is maintained.
In the Media by Gibril Koroma

Naomi Campbell testifies in 'blood diamonds' war crimes trial

Den Haag - British supermodel Naomi Campbell has testified in the trial of former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, who is on trial in The Hague on 11 charges of war crimes, including the use of child soldiers and sexual assault as a form of attack.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 6 comments
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