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Friday, 10-24-14, 11:32'We Want Justice for Shaki' - Kids Hold Protest On Capitol Hill[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Group of children between the ages of 12 to 16 gathered before the Capitol Building, seat of the National Legislature Thursday, seeking justice for their fallen colleague Shaki Kamara, who died in a state security shootout against civilians in the West Point Community in August this year. The children gathered with placards, chanting antigovernment slogans with specific messages to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf while others directed their protest to the National Legislature. read more...
Friday, 10-24-14, 11:31Liberia's Graft Agency Submits Top Dogs for Prosecution[FrontPageAfrica]Recommendations for prosecution of officials of government has now become a cliché with several reports from the Ministry of Justice, General Auditing Commission, the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission all stockpiled and awaiting action from the Executive Branch of Government. Despite the public declaration that corruption is the public enemy number one with a promise by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her regime to fight the menace head-on, there are no known cases of prosecution against indivi read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 15:03Gay Community Under Attack in Liberia Over Ebola Outbreak[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar/New York -Leroy Ponpon doesn't know whether to lock himself in his flat in Monrovia because of the deadly Ebola virus, or because he is gay. Christian churches' recent linking of the two have made life hell for him and hundreds of other gays. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 10:32Ebola Survivors Are Symbols of Hope and Help[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Ebola survivors in Liberia are quickly becoming an important part of the fight against the deadly virus that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa since being detected in the region in March. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 1:01How I Could Have Brought Ebola to Washington[allAfrica]New York -In September, I spent time with an American woman who had recently been in Lofa County, Liberia, an Ebola hot spot bordering the village in Guinea where the first case was identified. We were nowhere near west Africa; we were both attending an international conference with participants from around the world. read more...
Tuesday, 10-21-14, 10:46Less Than 400 Ebola Cases Nationwide - Official[Observer]Restrictions on the movement of people, quarantining of communities and positive response to the frequent washing of hands and avoiding infested dead bodies have helped to reduce the infection rate of the Ebola virus throughout Liberia, according to Mr. James Dorbor Jallah, Deputy Incident Manager for support services at the Incident Management System. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 16:03Ebola Deaths Dropping?[FrontPageAfrica]In Bardnersville, on the outskirts of Monrovia, Morris Mohammed Kromah survived Ebola, but 12 family members did not. Struggling to hold back emotions after losing the twelfth, his 12-year-old daughter last week, Kromah will no doubt be among the unlucky thousands of Liberians to benefit from Ebola units being constructed by the U.S. government in various parts of the country. For Kromah, he wishes the U.S. had built those Ebola units sooner. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 11:21Long-term Cure for Ebola - Sirleaf[allAfrica]As the Ebola nightmare continues in Liberia and as we battle to contain the epidemic, it is important to look beyond the immediate crisis. Many more lives will be lost before this dreadful outbreak is beaten, but to properly honor the memory of the victims we need to ask how it happened in the first place and, more pressingly, how we can prevent it from happening again. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 11:21The Long-term Cure for Ebola: An Investment in Health Systems[allAfrica]As the Ebola nightmare continues in Liberia and as we battle to contain the epidemic, it is important to look beyond the immediate crisis. Many more lives will be lost before this dreadful outbreak is beaten, but to properly honor the memory of the victims we need to ask how it happened in the first place and, more pressingly, how we can prevent it from happening again. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 10:19Liberians in U.S. Face Ebola Stigma[IRIN]New York -Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous pressure trying to help their families and ravaged communities back home. And they face an additional challenge: stigma. read more...

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