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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

DNA: Today In History, November 23, 2015

Know all the historical facts that has happened on November 23 in this segment of DNA.

Nov 23, 2015, 23:50 PM IST

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.

Mar 25, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

U.S., Cuba hold more talks, no date yet for diplomatic ties

Cuban and U.S. officials held a second round of talks toward normalising ties on Friday, and the Cuban delegation said "good progress" was made, but the two sides did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic ties that Washington severed 54 years ago.

Feb 28, 2015, 04:42 AM IST

Liberia leader hails Obama`s `extraordinary` Ebola efforts

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday praised President Barack Obama`s "extraordinary" leadership in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Feb 28, 2015, 02:08 AM IST

Ebola-hit Liberia no longer America`s forgotten stepchild

As Liberia`s president visits the US Senate on Thursday to thank Americans for their pivotal role in the Ebola recovery, she will reflect on a sometimes fractious relationship spanning two centuries.

Feb 26, 2015, 10:32 AM IST

Schools in Ebola-hit Liberia to reopen in February

 Schools in Ebola-ravaged Liberia will reopen in February, six months after they were closed in a bid to contain the spread of the killer virus, the Education Ministry said on Monday.

Jan 06, 2015, 02:54 AM IST

Former football star George Weah wins seat in Liberia's Senate

Former world soccer player of the year George Weah has won a seat in Liberia`s Senate to represent the capital, defeating the son of the president and boosting his political fortunes ahead of a presidential election in 2017.

Dec 28, 2014, 19:55 PM IST

Ban pledges UN support in tour of Ebola-hit West Africa

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has pledged support for Ebola-ravaged countries seeking to end the world's worst outbreak of the virus and rebuild their health systems as he began a tour of the three hardest-hit nations.

Dec 20, 2014, 07:07 AM IST

Liberia sets national target of no new Ebola cases by Dec 25

Liberia has set a national goal of having no new cases of Ebola by Dec. 25, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said in a radio address on Sunday, in a further sign that authorities believe they are getting on top of the virus.

Nov 17, 2014, 10:27 AM IST

Liberia punishes soldiers involved in Ebola quarantine violence

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered four soldiers and their commanding officer to be punished for their actions during a protest over an Ebola quarantine in August, a government statement said.

Nov 10, 2014, 22:25 PM IST

Liberia opens one of largest Ebola treatment centres

Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president has opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centres in Monrovia amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.

Nov 01, 2014, 04:31 AM IST

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

Liberia's president has declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.

Oct 20, 2014, 03:25 AM IST

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

Liberia`s president has declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.

Aug 20, 2014, 10:11 AM IST

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

Aug 20, 2014, 09:01 AM IST

Liberia to receive experimental Ebola drug from US authorities

The Liberian government on Tuesday said that US authorities have approved its request to send sample doses of the experimental ZMapp drug to infected doctors.

Aug 12, 2014, 09:42 AM IST

Liberian president declares emergency over Ebola outbreak

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared a state of emergency in the West African country Wednesday over an outbreak of Ebola.

Aug 07, 2014, 10:16 AM IST

Liberian President declares emergency over Ebola outbreak

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared a state of emergency in the West African country Wednesday over an outbreak of Ebola.

Aug 07, 2014, 09:51 AM IST

Liberia closes borders and steps up Ebola screening

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola-hit country`s land borders, with stringent medical checks being stepped up at airports and major trade routes.

Jul 28, 2014, 16:11 PM IST

Liberian President Sirleaf given Indira Gandhi Prize

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development.

Sep 12, 2013, 17:04 PM IST