Ebola epidemic over but U.N. expects further flare-ups

Jan 14, 2016

Ebola epidemic over but U.N. expects further flare-ups

West Africa can expect flare-ups of Ebola in the coming year even if the world’s worst outbreak of the disease is declared effectively over, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday. The World Health Organization on Thursday declared Liberia Ebola-free, joining Guinea and Sierra Leone, ...

Guarded elation as WHO, again, declares Liberia Ebola-free

Sep 4, 2015

Guarded elation as WHO, again, declares Liberia Ebola-free

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that Ebola-ravaged Liberia was once again free of the deadly virus, prompting muted celebrations in the capital Monrovia. The West African nation, where thousands died at the height of the epidemic last year, has already been declared ...

Help urged for research chimps on Liberia isle

Aug 25, 2015

Help urged for research chimps on Liberia isle

Eleven chimpanzees rushed out from the bush and descended from trees to the shore, making jubilant sounds to greet the speed boat bringing food. Samantha, the oldest of the group in her mid-40s, along with Mabel, Bullet and others eagerly welcomed their daily delivery ...

Liberia's 'Planet of the Apes' chimps facing starvation

Jul 12, 2015

Liberia's 'Planet of the Apes' chimps facing starvation

A speedboat laden with exotic fruit approaches and four chimpanzees come bounding over from the dense forest, screeching excitedly as volunteers throw them pineapple and mango chunks. The apes are part of a celebrated colony of former research lab captives enjoying retirement uncaged on ...