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2 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola, underscoring W Africa outbreak is not under control

A man infected with Ebola travelled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

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Related Topix: Senegal, Africa

2 hrs ago | The Perspective

Crisis of Political Leadership: Liberians are Unsure What to do with Madam President

Liberians are scrambling to deal with the EBOLA virus but all like the article in the Foreign Policy Magazine recognized that the massive spread of the virus because of the current administration's inability to contain it is a symptom of a much bigger problem of poor governance.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

4 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Liberia's Ebola Quagmire - More Patients, Less Beds, 694 Dead

In the newest Ebola Management Center set up by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires , a man lay on a plastic sheet protected mattress.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Nursing, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

8 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Indian Community in Liberia Contributes to the Fight Against Ebola

Liberia: Indian Community in Liberia Contributes to the Fight Against Ebola, Donates Over Us$200,000 Worth of Items to the National Task Force On Ebola - Ecobank Donates One Ambulance In an effort to buttress the fight against the Ebola virus disease now ravaging the sub-region, the Association of Indian Community in Liberia has donated assorted ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Asian-American, Indian-American, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Weekend

Liberians Rebel as Government Puts Ebola Clinic in Crowded Slum

TriceEdneyWire.com --An Ebola isolation center was overrun by Liberians in Monrovia, the nation's capital, last weekend, as fear and confusion led some to accuse western countries of inventing a killer disease and then placing a clinic for infected people in the midst of a slum.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Minister Donates to Transport Union

In a bid to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola Disease, a Deputy Foreign Minister has donated L$80,000 worth of Ebola Virus preventive items to the Transport Union here.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

WNYC-AM New York

They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

"When I wake up in the morning, I will pray to God to give me strength and focus," says 21-year-old Sorie Fofana.

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Related Topix: Collecting, Life, Hobbies, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Newtown Bee

Ebola Outbreak Affecting Newtown Connections In Liberia

Progress on building a school in Liberia that was funded by an anonymous couple on the West Coast and Reed Intermediate School's Pushcart Warriors has been halted, due to the spread of Ebola.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Newtown, CT, Stamford, CT, New Canaan, CT

AllAfrica.com

Liberia: All Hands on Deck to Fight Ebola

The young campaigners coming down the street were wearing mismatched white T-shirts on which they had scribbled the words "Ebola awareness".

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Medicine, Malaria, Health

The Daily Star

Ebola death toll tops 1,500 as regional crisis talks begin

ACCRA: Ebola-hit nations met for crisis talks Thursday as the death toll topped 1,500 and the World Health Organization warned that the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the outbreak is stemmed.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Sierra Leone, Medicine,

AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Law Criminalizing Concealing Medical Info Debated in Liberia

The House of Representatives at the Liberian National Legislature will shortly join their Sierra Leonean counterparts in crafting a law that will criminalize concealing information of person with communicable/Contiguous infectious diseases.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Sierra Leone, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Hepatitis, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Crofs Blogs

Liberia: Mt. Coffee hydro dam rehabilitation work halted over Ebola fears

Via the Daily Observer , more signs of economic collapse-and Canada doesn't look good: Mt.Coffee Hydro Dam Rehabilitation Work Halted .

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Daily Times

Liberia troops fire on protesters as W Africa's Ebola toll hits 1,350 : August 28, 2014,

MONROVIA: Security forces in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Crofs Blogs

Liberia: MSF's new Ebola centres already overwhelmed

MA©decins Sans FrontiA res/Doctors Without Borders is rapidly scaling up its operations in Liberia as the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to be chaotic and entirely inadequate.

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Related Topix: Travel, Liberia Travel, World News, Africa Travel, Africa, Medicine, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel

AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Sudden Turnaround - SN Brussels Resumes Liberia Flight Operations

Just days after notifying its Liberian passengers that it was canceling flights due to pressure from several West African countries, SN Brussels, one of two remaining air carriers still flying Liberia route, says it is now resuming services to Liberia.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Travel, Liberia Travel, Africa Travel, Brussels, Belgium Travel, Belgium Travel, Europe Travel, Monrovia, Liberia Travel, Senegal Travel, Senegal,

AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Officials Who Left Amid Ebola Outbreak Fired

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered the dismissal of some junior and senior level cabinet ministers, who, in the wake of the deadly Ebola outbreak left the country and have yet to return.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Ex-Soldier Who Says He Helped Ellen Escape Doe Threatens Lawsuit

It appears President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has many critics who do not only want her resigning her post as president, but are also calling for her to face the International court of justice for alleged crimes against humanity.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Tony Elumelu Foundation Contributes U.S.$100,000 to Liberia's Ebola Fight

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received a contribution of US$100,000 from the Tony Elumelu Foundation to be used in the fight against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease in Liberia.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Non-Profit, Nigeria, Life, Charity

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Yahoo!

WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Crofs Blogs

Ebola in Liberia: The funeral of Dr. Borbor

Dr. Abraham Borbor, Deputy Chief Medical Doctor at Liberia's leading medical institution, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center who died from Ebola on Sunday, was not treated like any other Ebola dead.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

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