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Sierra Leone overtakes Liberia in Ebola cases

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The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 6,331 in the three worst hit countries, with Sierra...

Security Council adopts first ever resolution on UN police operations

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The United Nations Security Council has adopted its first-ever resolution focusing on the world body's policing operations, stressing their invaluable contribution to...

Chinese team arrives in Liberia to staff Ebola clinic

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About 160 Chinese health workers arrived on Saturday in Liberia, where they are due to staff a new $41 million Ebola clinic...

Liberia won’t extend Ebola state of emergency, says president

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Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Thursday she would not seek an extension to a state of emergency imposed in August...

Ebola death tolls tops 5 000

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The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa's three hardest-hit countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, has risen to 5...

Liberia punishes soldiers involved in Ebola quarantine violence

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered four soldiers and their commanding officer to be punished for their actions during a protest...

China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in...

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China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding...

More UK troops deploy to Sierra Leone

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Around 150 British Army personnel left RAF Brize Norton this morning to add to the significant UK efforts to tackle Ebola, the...

U.S. medics to soon start staffing Ebola hospital in Liberia

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Some 65 U.S. medical personnel will arrive in the next week or so to staff a U.S.-military built hospital in Liberia that...

EU airlift to Ebola affected West Africa underway

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The first of three Boeing 747 cargo aircraft, arranged by European Union (EU) funding, will today take off from Amsterdam carrying 100...

U.S. military to quickly ramp up Ebola mission in Liberia

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The United States plans to quickly increase its presence in Liberia, where military personnel are deploying to help the West African nation...

US to train Liberian armed forces to help tackle Ebola crisis

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The United States said it would train Liberia's security forces to assist in isolation operations to tackle the Ebola epidemic ravaging the...

Ebola seriously threatens Liberia’s national existence: minister

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Liberia's national existence is "seriously threatened" by the deadly Ebola virus that is "spreading like wild fire and devouring everything in its...

U.S. military to set up field hospital in Ebola-stricken Liberia

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The Pentagon will send a 25-bed field hospital to Liberia to help provide medical care for health workers trying to contain the...

Liberia troops fire on protesters as West Africa’s Ebola toll hits...

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Security forces in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break...

AU to help fight Ebola

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The African Union (AU) says it will have a joint civilian/military deployment in place by month-end to tackle the emergency situation caused...

South Africa bans travellers entering from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

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South Africa said on Thursday that due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus it was banning travellers from Guinea,...

Liberian police fire tear gas to disperse protest over Ebola quarantine

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Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd agitating to leave a neighbourhood placed...

Emergency food drops possible for quarantined Ebola region of West Africa

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International agencies are looking into emergency food drops and truck convoys to reach hungry people in Liberia and Sierra Leone who are...

Guinea shuts borders with Sierra Leone, Liberia in bid to halt...

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Guinea closed its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia on Saturday in a bid to halt the spread of an Ebola epidemic...

Ebola sucks life from West African states weakened by war, poverty

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Poverty, then war, and now, a deadly plague. Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia...

Sierra Leone, Liberia deploy troops as Ebola toll nears 900

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Hundreds of troops deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia to quarantine communities hit by the deadly Ebola virus as the death toll...

Liberia convicts 13 for killing peacekeepers in Ivorian raids

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A Liberian court on Tuesday sentenced 13 people to life imprisonment for cross-border raids into Ivory Coast that killed seven U.N. peacekeepers...

Ivory Coast army retakes border town after attack kills 13

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Ivory Coast's army took back control of a village on its southwestern border with Liberia on Friday after gunmen seized it in...

Gunmen cross from Liberia, seize Ivorian village, kill eight

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Ivory Coast's army launched a counter-attack on Friday against a group of gunmen accused of entering the country from Liberia and killing...

ISS: Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone – where to from here?

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The closing of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) on 31 March was a celebrated milestone in the...

UN to auction Liberian vehicles

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The United Nations in Liberia will auction off 65 vehicles and other equipment belonging to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The...

Exercise Saharan Express 2014 begins

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Naval forces from the United States along with African and European maritime partners on Thursday commenced the fourth annual multinational exercise Saharan...

Suspected Liberian gunmen attack Ivorian border town

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At least four Ivorian soldiers and several attackers were killed when suspected gunmen from Liberia raided a border town in the west...

Liberian Coast Guards receives US patrol boats

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The US government has donated two 33-foot Special Purpose Craft Law Enforcement (SPC-LE) boats to the Liberian Coast Guard to boost its...

Liberian president’s son quits as head of state oil firm

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The son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has resigned as chairman of the West African nation's state oil company, NOCAL, a...

US soldiers training Liberian troops

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The United States has sent a detachment of troops to train the Liberian military as it recovers from 14 years of civil...

Troubled Liberia poll could slow Sirleaf agenda

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Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has ambitious plans for her second presidential term but putting them into action has been made harder by election...

Liberian opposition wants Sirleaf re-election anulled

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Liberia's top opposition figure said his party was seeking legal options to have President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's re-election in a November 8 run-off...

Liberia’s Sirleaf has over 90 pct of votes: partial count

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Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has won 90.8 percent of the votes counted after results from most of the country's boycotted presidential election had...

Liberian election under cloud after boycott

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Liberia's main opposition candidate said he might seek the annulment of a presidential run-off boycotted by his supporters, raising the prospect of...

Ignore fears, boycott call and vote: Liberia’s Sirleaf

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf urged voters to ignore a poll boycott called for by her rival, saying the move was illegal and...

Liberia challenger warns of turmoil unless poll

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Liberia could tip into chaos not seen since its civil war if a presidential run-off election set for Tuesday is not delayed...

Liberia’s Tubman calls for new electoral body

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Liberia's presidential challenger said he may withdraw from next month's run off vote against incumbent Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf unless the leadership of the...

Liberian opposition mulls next move ahead of vote

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Two runner-up candidates in Liberia's presidential election were locked in backroom negotiations with other parties as they rushed to decide who to...

Fragile hope shines in Liberia’s slums

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In the heart of Monrovia's worst slum, Gabriel Mobo sits on a wooden bench surrounded by playing grandchildren and surveys his neighborhood...

Liberia opposition parties say to reject poll results

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Nine Liberian opposition parties, including President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's two main challengers, have rejected election results announced so far but the poll organisers...

Opposition to take part in Liberia presidential runoff

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Liberia's main opposition candidate Winston Tubman, withdrew a demand for a recount of a presidential poll and said he will take part...

Liberia’s Sirleaf just ahead of rival: partial tally

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Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has a narrow vote lead over her main presidential rival Winston Tubman, according to a tally by a local...

Liberia ends peaceful vote, braces for results

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Liberians wrapped up a peaceful presidential election -- the West African state's second since a civil war -- though worries remained that...

Sirleaf does not deserve Nobel prize – Weah, Tubman

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Liberian opposition leaders Winston Tubman and George Weah said on Friday that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf did not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize...

Liberian vote a stress-test for fragile gains

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Still haunted by memories of West Africa's bloodiest civil war, Liberians hope tomorrow's presidential election will shore up peace and lay the...

Liberia court drops challenge to Sirleaf candidacy

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Liberia's Supreme Court said it has dismissed a challenge to the eligibility of six candidates in next week's presidential election, including incumbent...

Liberia: UN envoy urges peaceful elections to consolidate recent gains

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Less than two weeks before Liberians go to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections, the top United Nations official in the...

Liberian election in top court’s hands

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Liberia's top court may have to do some fancy footwork to keep next month's presidential elections on course, and allow President Ellen...