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Shots fired as Liberia police quell ArcelorMittal mine protest

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 08:08

Liberia`s security forces fired shots in the air to break up a protest at an ArcelorMittal SA iron ore plant northeast of the capital on Friday, authorities and witnesses said.

W African Ebola epidemic `likely to last months`: UN

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:01

The United Nations health agency said it expected the worst Ebola outbreak in history to continue its deadly rampage through west Africa for at least "several months".

Liberia journalist arrested after criticising President

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:23

The editor of a Liberian newspaper critical of the government and family of president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been arrested, a police source said on Thursday.

Risk of Ebola spread in west Africa, WHO warns

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:32

The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola could spread beyond hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighbouring nations, but insisted that travel bans were not the answer.

WHO urges `drastic action` on Ebola, calls 11-nation meeting

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 09:52

The World Health Organisation today called for "drastic action" to fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, as it announced an 11-nation meeting to address the growing crisis.

Liberia`s Taylor applies to serve jail term in Rwanda: Lawyer

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 16:32

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor says his imprisonment in Britain breaches his human rights and has applied to serve the rest of his jail term for war crimes in Rwanda, his lawyer said Thursday.

Sesa Sterlite hopes to start Goa mining in 2nd half of fiscal

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 00:28

Metal and mining conglomerate Sesa Sterlite hopes to start mining in Goa in the second half of the current fiscal.

Liberia`s first post-war president dies

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 08:30

Former Liberian president Gyude Bryant, who led a peacetime government after two ruinous back-to-back civil wars, died aged 65, the government said in a stateme

Guinea Ebola outbreak thought to have spread to Liberia

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 03:46

Aid workers and health officials in Guinea battled Monday to contain west Africa`s first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as neighbouring Liberia reported its first suspected victims.

Liberia`s finance minister urges calm over currency crisis

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 01:30

Liberia`s finance minister warned against panic today after being summoned to parliament to explain a crash in the value of Liberia`s currency against the US dollar.

UN peacekeepers crack down on protest in Liberia

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 15:07

Civilian employees of the United Nations Mission in Liberia have clashed with the United Nations armed peacekeepers in a protest over what they claim are unfavourable work conditions.

UN Security Council extends sanctions on Liberia

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 04:16

The UN Security Council Tuesday extended by another year the sanctions on Liberia in connection with the country`s civil war.