Liberian volunteers limit spread of ebola

The number of new cases of Ebola in Liberia is decreasing each day and community volunteers’ work has contributed substantially to this result. UNDP Liberia has recruited 1,300 volunteers who are being paid $80 per month to go door to door, every day in their communities, to track down anyone who shows symptoms of the […]

Averda widens its services in Angola

Averda, the largest, and one of the fastest growing, waste management companies in the Middle East and Africa, is delivering city cleaning services in Ingombota, a major urban district within Angola’s capital city of Luanda. The five-year contract, awarded recently, sees the company operate in joint venture agreement, under the name Ecoverde. Ingombota covers 10 sq […]

AU, ECOWAS beef up Ebola fight

Seventy four (74) Nigerian nurses and doctors arrived in Liberia on Friday to beef up the African Union’s Ebola response in Liberia.  The Nigerian healthcare workers,  predominantly female nurses, are to staff Ebola Treatment Units (ETU’s) in Liberia’s interior, where there are pockets of outbreak of the deadly disease. Major General Dr. Julius F. Oketta, […]

Liberian opposition party defies presidential order

  The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) considers Executive Order #65 issued by the President of Liberia as unconstitutional, arbitrary and counter-productive.  The CDC observes that an Executive Order cannot override or abrogate a provision of the constitution, except during a State of Emergency, which no longer exists.  Hence, her decision to issue an Executive Order […]

Liberia: President’s son sues government

Montserrado County senatorial candidate Robert Allen Sirleaf Friday sued the Liberian Government for the issuance of Executive Order 65, prohibiting political rallies throughout Monrovia, the capital, in the wake of the Ebola crisis. The state-owned Liberia News Agency, quoting a special statement Mr. Sirleaf issued in Monrovia late Friday, said his Campaign had “directed its lawyers […]

APC Scandinavia concerned about insecurity in Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chapter in Scandinavia has described last Friday’s bomb attacks in the Nigerian city of Kano as a grim reminder of  the alarming level of insecurity in the West African country and another pointer that nobody is really safe anymore in Nigeria. Friday’s triple bombings at the city’s Central Mosque resulted into the deaths of […]

Remembering a Liberian photo-journalist

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, marks exactly one year since our dear friend and sister, journalist Musue N. Haddad passed away at the nation’s Redemption Hospital located in New Kru Town, Bushrod Island, Monrovia. Musue, as she was affectionately known, didn’t have any known previous health problem. Thus, the sudden passing of the young, enterprising, and […]

New information campaign to stop Ebola launched

At the Official Draw for the 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations On Wednesday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) joined football stars, celebrities, international health organizations and corporations to announce the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The campaign, which is […]

Negative economic growth in Ebola-affected countries

The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and is projected to result in negative or contracting growth in these countries next year as they work to eradicate the virus, according to an Ebola Economic Impact Update released today by the World Bank Group. The report comes as World […]