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Be Vigilant – Togolese President Lauds Liberia With Caution

Be Vigilant – Togolese President Lauds Liberia With Caution

On the day Liberia held its official program commemorating the end of the Ebola endemic as declared by the World Health organization (WHO), the President of the Republic of Togo, Essozimna Gnassingbe, has congratulated Liberia and its partners for the level of cordial working relationship that led to the achievement against the Ebola virus disease. […]

What South African xenophobia, Ebola, and Nairobi flooding have in common

What South African xenophobia, Ebola, and Nairobi flooding have in common

Making cities work is a much tougher job than cutting through bush to build a road, and reviving a tourism industry is not like growing maize IN the last seven days, three stories have emerged out of Africa, and though at first glance they seem unrelated, they hint to a changing Africa, and why it […]

Liberia beats Ebola – holds official celebration

Liberia beats Ebola – holds official celebration

Liberia’s held an official celebration of the country being declared free of Ebola. The government and the World Health Organisation made the announcement on Saturday after 42 days without a new case. During Liberia’s year-long epidemic 4,700 people died – more than any other country. A public holiday was declared so pupils and workers could […]

Report: Ebola Survivors Can Transmit Virus Through Sex

Report: Ebola Survivors Can Transmit Virus Through Sex

U.S. health officials say Ebola survivors can spread the disease through unprotected sex many months after being declared free of the virus.In a report Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detailed the case of a 44-year-old Liberian woman who is believed to have contracted Ebola through sexual intercourse with an Ebola survivor. The […]

10,000 students placed on probation for “poor academic performance” in Liberia

10,000 students placed on probation for “poor academic performance” in Liberia

Liberia-To streamline its academic activities in order to produce higher calibre graduates, authorities at the University of Liberia (UL) have with immediate effect, notified more than 10,000 undergraduate students that they have been placed on probation due to their “poor academic performance,” a UL Relations official has confirmed.The probation list was released a few weeks […]

US President Barack Obama to meet Liberian president Ellen Sirleaf on Ebola recovery

US President Barack Obama to meet Liberian president Ellen Sirleaf on Ebola recovery

The president of Ebola-ravaged Liberia will visit the White House on February 27, as her recovering nation embarks on an ambitious goal of reducing infections to zero.The White House said Friday that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a rare female African leader who came to power in 2006 will meet US President Barack Obama at the […]

Liberia is to reopen its borders following a reduction in the number of Ebola cases

Liberia is to reopen its borders following a reduction in the number of Ebola cases

Liberia is to reopen its borders following a reduction in the number of Ebola cases being reported in the country.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made the announcement on Friday and said nationwide curfews would also be lifted. New infections have dropped to one-tenth of the level seen when the virus was at its peak.But health officials […]

The first large-scale trials of an Ebola experimental vaccine begin in Liberia

The first large-scale trials of an Ebola experimental vaccine begin in Liberia

The first large-scale trials of an experimental vaccine against Ebola are due to begin in Liberia.The potentially preventative medicine was taken under strict security to a secret location in the West African country.Scientists aim to immunise 30,000 volunteers, including front-line health workers.More than 8,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, the vast majority in […]

Spain ready to permanently host US Marines for deployment on Africa missions

Spain ready to permanently host US Marines for deployment on Africa missions

Spain said Friday it was starting negotiations with Washington to host a permanent US Marines intervention force for deployment on missions to Africa.The Spanish government said it was ready to permanently extend an agreement under which the force has been based at Moron de la Frontera, near Seville in southern Spain. The government approved negotiations […]

Africa’s Wealthiest Man, Dangote, Promises to Aid Liberian Ebola Relief Effort

Africa’s Wealthiest Man, Dangote, Promises to Aid Liberian Ebola Relief Effort

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest man has spoken to the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, promising to aid the country in the ongoing Ebola crisis.The West African country is one of the worst affected by the virus, currently accounting for more than half of all of the official REPORTED deaths, which stands at more than 2,400. […]

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