George Weah sworn in as Liberia president, vows to end corruption

George Weah promised a crackdown on endemic corruption as he was sworn in on Monday.

Jan 22, 2018, 22:12 PM IST

Football celebrates 1995 Ballon d'Or winner George Weah's Liberia election victory

Weah, idolised in Liberia as "Mister George", will be sworn in on January 22 after winning Thursday`s run-off against vice President Joseph Boakai.

Dec 29, 2017, 19:03 PM IST

1995 Ballon d'Or winner George Weah set to win Liberia presidency after 98.1 percent of all votes counted

The National Election Commission (NEC) said Weah had won an insurmountable 61.5 percent of Tuesday's vote, which was delayed several weeks after a legal challenge from Boakai.

Dec 29, 2017, 00:20 AM IST

1995 FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah poised for victory in Liberia's presidential election, say backers

Unofficial tallies by media outlets have consistently shown Weah, a former AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain player, ahead in the second round run-off vote, which is meant to herald the first democratic transition of power since 1944.

Dec 28, 2017, 20:15 PM IST

First results expected in watershed Liberian presidential poll

Whoever wins will succeed Africa`s first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took over at the helm of the small west African nation in 2006.

Dec 28, 2017, 07:19 AM IST

Ex-footballer, vice-president contend in Liberia leadership vote

Voters were choosing a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is stepping down after 12 years as Africa's first elected female head of state.

Dec 26, 2017, 23:49 PM IST

Indian army expedites buying military hardware for UN missions

A report by the UN pointed out poor maintenance and serviceability of equipment and platforms used by the Indian troops and held back a reimbursement amount of Rs 338 crore, official sources said.


Jun 25, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

First lady Michelle Obama to promote education in Liberia, Morocco, Spain

Michelle Obama plans to promote her year-old global girls' education initiative during upcoming stops in Liberia, Morocco and Spain.

Jun 16, 2016, 03:34 AM IST

WHO confirms new Ebola case in Liberia

WHO said a 30-year-old woman died of Ebola on Thursday while being transferred to a hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

Apr 01, 2016, 22:59 PM IST

Ebola no longer poses global health risk: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Mar 30, 2016, 21:04 PM IST

Boost development to enhance women's role in preventing conflicts: India

In UN peacekeeping operations, only three percent of the military and ten percent of the police were women, says India.

Mar 29, 2016, 08:58 AM IST

Ebola survivors face long-term health problems

Most Ebola survivors were found to be suffering from neurological issues six months after infection.

Feb 25, 2016, 22:09 PM IST

Fear, doubts obstruct efforts to contain Ebola in Sierra Leone

The new death was a setback for the region seeking to end a two-year epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people, and it was followed by a second case on Wednesday, heightening fears of further transmission.

Jan 21, 2016, 04:09 AM IST

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over, as Liberia gets all-clear

 The two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over Thursday, with Liberia the last country expecting the all-clear.

Jan 14, 2016, 08:31 AM IST

Indian peacekeepers awarded medals for courage

The 125-strong Indian Formed Police Unit were awarded medals during a parade ceremony held recently in Congo Town in Montserrado County.

Jan 06, 2016, 10:58 AM IST

Three new confirmed cases in previously Ebola-free Liberia: WHO

WHO said the first confirmed case in the new outbreak was a 10-year-old boy who fell sick on November 14 and was hospitalised in the capital Monrovia three days later.

Nov 20, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

Liberian teenager awarded International Children's Peace Prize

A Liberian teenager has been awarded the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize for his "tireless campaigning" to end violence against minors.

Nov 10, 2015, 05:32 AM IST

Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free

Sierra Leone is expected to be declared ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday, when it will have gone 42 days without any fresh case of the virus, the media reported on Tuesday.

Nov 03, 2015, 23:13 PM IST

First sexual transmission of Ebola virus case comes to light

A Liberian woman contracted Ebola in March by having sex with a survivor of the deadly viral disease.

Oct 16, 2015, 12:15 PM IST

Guinea celebrates with song as victory over Ebola nears

 Thousands of Guineans have celebrated the country reaching the final stages of the battle with the deadly Ebola epidemic at a concert featuring artists from across Africa.

Sep 27, 2015, 04:22 AM IST