President Mukherjee extends National Day greetings to Liberia

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended National Day greetings to the people and Government of Liberia.

Donors pledge billions for Ebola recovery

International donors pledged $3.4 billion in new funds Friday to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in their final push to stamp out Ebola and get on the road to recovery.

Liberia tests on new Ebola virus show similar to earlier strain

Tests on the Ebola virus that claimed Liberia`s first victim since it was declared Ebola-free in May showed the strain was closely related to an earlier Liberian strain, the World Health Organization and a health official said on Friday.

EU pledges 450 mn euros for Ebola recovery in west Africa

The EU on Friday pledged 450 million euros to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierre Leone recover from Ebola after the deadly disease killed thousands in the three West African countries hardest hit.

Ebola-hit countries seek billions for recovery at UN

The presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone come to the United Nations today hoping to raise USD 3.2 billion to put their countries firmly on course for recovery from Ebola.

Liberia finds second Ebola case, raising fears of resurgence

Liberia confirmed a second new case of Ebola on Wednesday and warned of possible new infections, as the re-emergence of the virus nearly two months after its elimination in the West African country raised fears of hidden pockets of the disease.

Liberia announces return of Ebola, with one new death

 Liberia announced the return of the deadly Ebola virus on Tuesday, more than six weeks after the country eradicated the disease.

UN seeks to eliminate peacekeeping sex scandals

 The first major review of UN peace operations in 15 years recommends that countries which flout children`s rights should be barred from sending troops to blue helmet missions.

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for goods: UN report

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report.

Armed Ivorians occupy Liberian forest

Armed men have crossed into Liberia from Ivory Coast and occupied an area of forest, spreading alarm in the remote border region, a lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Guinea extends Ebola emergency measures

Ebola-hit Guinea has extended a health emergency declared in March until the end of June, citing the persistence of the deadly virus in the country, the presidency said on Saturday.

Liberia charges 23 over violent plantation protest: Police

Liberian police have charged 23 people over riots at a palm oil plantation in which a senior company official was taken hostage and a government minister wounded, the force said on Tuesday.

Liberia struggles with violence along insecure Ivory Coast border

In February last year a gang of men with machetes ambushed two villages in western Ivory Coast, disembowelling a soldier and pulling out most of his organs before slaying three of his colleagues.

Liberia declared Ebola free by WHO, but outbreak continues over border

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared Liberia free from the deadly Ebola virus. The country has not had a single confirmed case of Ebola from the past 42 days.

Ebola deaths pass 11,000 mark: WHO

The number of deaths from the Ebola epidemic now exceeds 11,000, figures from the World Health Organization showed.

Ebola end in sight as weekly infections drop to single figures

 The two African countries still battling Ebola have both recorded weekly infections in single figures for the first time since the peak of the epidemic, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Ivorian ex-fighters exiled in Liberia fear reprisals at home

Four years after Alassane Ouattara took power in Ivory Coast amid post-election violence that left thousands dead, exiles who fought him tooth and nail yearn to return but fear bloody reprisals.

Liberia closes US-built Ebola unit

 The United States decommissioned its treatment unit Thursday for Liberian healthcare workers infected with Ebola, with the country set to be declared free of the virus within two weeks.

WHO draws up plan to eradicate Ebola

The World Health Organization on Tuesday unveiled a plan to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus, aiming to identify and isolate the dwindling number of new cases by the end of May.

Olympics a long way off as Ghana face Liberia
Olympics a long way off as Ghana face Liberia

Ghana begin Sunday a potentially long, difficult journey they hope will end at the 2016 Olympic Games football tournament in Brazil.