In Liberia, Ebola steals Christmas

Dec 26, 2014

In Liberia, Ebola steals Christmas

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 … people ...

Fourth U.N. worker contracts Ebola in Liberia

Dec 25, 2014

Fourth U.N. worker contracts Ebola in Liberia

A fourth member of the U.N. mission in Liberia, the country hardest-hit by the Ebola epidemic, has been hospitalized after testing positive for the virus. “This is the fourth case of Ebola in the mission and UNMIL personnel continue to mourn the deaths of ...

Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year

Nov 28, 2014

Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year

As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end of the year. That target appears unrealistic, with the World ...

Nov 26, 2014

Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese Army medics stood at attention. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ...

Liberia chasing Ebola now, not other way around: president

Nov 25, 2014

Liberia chasing Ebola now, not other way around: president

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday hailed Liberians’ efforts in fighting the country’s worst-ever haemorrhagic fever outbreak, telling them: “Ebola was chasing us, today we are chasing Ebola.” The head-of-state has welcomed a dramatic drop in new cases of the virus, which has killed ...

Nov 22, 2014

West African envoys call for Japan's further support to combat Ebola

West Africa’s ambassadors are calling on the Japanese government to help their countries combat the deadly Ebola virus by building medical facilities and training personnel. At the Japan National Press Club on Friday, Liberian Ambassador Youngor Telewoda said Japan’s cooperation in this area is ...