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.

More than 26,000 have been infected with Ebola: WHO

More than 26,000 people have been infected with Ebola since the outbreak began and more than 10,800 have died, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Ebola-hit Liberia sets out on road to recovery

Clinging to cheap kitchenware and the hope of a better life, Fatima Kamara hawks her goods to travellers when she should probably be doing her homework.

New Ebola test determines if people with symptoms have potential to carry virus

 A doctor from Rhode Island Hospital has come up with a diagnostic tool for Ebola virus, which will determine the likelihood that patients presenting with Ebola symptoms will actually carry the virus.

Liberia urges sexual caution to beat Ebola outbreak

Liberia called upon Ebola survivors on Sunday to extend a period of sexual abstinence or protected sex beyond an already advised three months following their recovery, amid fears the country`s latest case may have resulted from sexual transmission.

Liberia says first Ebola patient in a month is an isolated case

 A Liberian woman who last week became the country`s first Ebola patient in more than one month has not passed on the infection to anyone else, a senior official said Wednesday.

Liberia says first Ebola patient in a month is isolated case

A Liberian woman who last week became the country`s first Ebola patient in more than one month has not passed on the infection to anyone else, a senior official said Wednesday.