Liberia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32014/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Plane carrying Guinea army delegation crashes in Liberia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/urgent-plane-carrying-guinea-army-delegation-crashes-liberia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A plane carrying a military delegation from Guinea to attend ceremonies for an annual armed forces day in Liberia crashed Monday in the Liberian town of Charlesville, Monrovia said.</p> <p>"There has been a plane crash in Charlesville at about five miles (eight kilometres) from the Roberts International Airport. This plane was bringing the Guinean delegation from Conakry to Monrovia," said Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown, adding authorities did not yet know if there were casualties or how many people were on the plane.</p> <p>zd-jhb/yad</p> Geography of Africa James Monroe Liberia Mesurado River AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:15:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752479 at http://www.globalpost.com Plane carrying Guinea army delegation crashes in Liberia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/plane-carrying-guinea-army-delegation-crashes-liberia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A plane carrying a military delegation from Guinea to attend an annual armed forces day in Liberia crashed Monday in the Liberian town of Charlesville, Monrovia said.</p> <p>"There has been a plane crash in Charlesville at about five miles (eight kilometres) from the Roberts International Airport," said Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown.</p> <p>Authorities do not yet know if there were casualties, nor what kind of plane was involved or how many people were on board, said Brown, who was on his way to the scene.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/plane-carrying-guinea-army-delegation-crashes-liberia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa James Monroe Liberia Mesurado River AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:32:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752507 at http://www.globalpost.com UN Security Council extends sanctions on Liberia for another year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131210/un-security-council-extends-sanctions-liberia-another-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN Security Council extends sanctions on Liberia for another year</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday extended by another year the sanctions on Liberia in connection with the country's civil war as well as the panel of experts tasked with monitoring compliance with the measures.</p> <p>In an adopted resolution, the council determined that, despite significant progress, the situation in Liberia remains fragile and continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131210/un-security-council-extends-sanctions-liberia-another-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Liberia Liberia Social Issues Technology United Nations United Nations Security Council Xinhua News Agency Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:47:38 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6015962 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia announces measures to contain Ebola http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140728/liberia-announces-measures-contain-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liberia announces measures to contain Ebola</p> <p>MONROVIA, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Liberia announced on Sunday stringent measures to combat the spread of the ebola virus in the country.</p> <p>The task force headed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced several measures, including the imminent closure of Liberia's borders excluding airports and major entry points.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140728/liberia-announces-measures-contain-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Biology Disaster Ebola Liberia Xinhua News Agency Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:45:38 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6217118 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia aviation authority takes measures to combat Ebola virus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140729/liberia-aviation-authority-takes-measures-combat-ebola-virus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONROVIA, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Liberia's aviation management has announced it will strictly adhere to preventive measures recommended by the nation's Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of deadly Ebola virus. The Roberts International Airport (RIA) management said in a statement Tuesday it will regulate people entering its facilities as a measure to prevent the spread of the virus, which has so far claimed about 129 lives in Liberia and about 700 lives in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140729/liberia-aviation-authority-takes-measures-combat-ebola-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Disaster Liberia Medicine Microbiology Technology War Xinhua News Agency Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:31:18 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6218499 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia reports new Ebola cases http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140801/liberia-reports-new-ebola-cases <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liberia reports new Ebola cases</p> <p>LAGOS, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Liberian government has reported new Ebola cases as of July 28.</p> <p>Assistant Minister of Health for Preventive Services, Tolbert Nyesuah revealed the information in the nation's capital Monrovia on Thursday, putting the total number of Ebola cases at 352 with 95 confirmed.</p> <p>In addition, deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson provided public clarifications on the measures announced Thursday by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the fight to contain the spread of the deadly virus.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140801/liberia-reports-new-ebola-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Biology Liberia Microbiology Politics Xinhua News Agency Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:10:38 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6220787 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria quarantines body of man who died in Liberia over Ebola fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140801/nigeria-quarantines-body-man-who-died-liberia-over-ebola-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The body of man who died in Liberia has been quarantined by authorities in southeast Nigeria as a precaution amid growing concern over Ebola, an official said on Friday. </p> <p>The man's relatives repatriated his remains over the weekend for burial in the Oyi area of Anambra state.</p> <p>There was no immediate evidence that Ebola caused his death, but panic broke out in Oyi when locals learned that he had died in Liberia, one of three countries ravaged by the deadliest known outbreak of the virus, an Anambra government spokesman Emeka Ozumba, told AFP. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140801/nigeria-quarantines-body-man-who-died-liberia-over-ebola-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Disaster Human Interest Liberia Medicine Microbiology Politics AFP Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:16:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6220869 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia's Ebola death toll rises to 268 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140805/liberias-ebola-death-toll-rises-268 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Liberia's Ebola death toll rises to 268</p> <p>MONROVIA, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Ebola virus has killed 268 people in Liberia including 37 healthcare workers, Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services Tolbert Nyenswah said Tuesday.</p> <p>Meanwhile, nurses and health workers has abandoned most health facilities in the country. A Xinhua reporter in the capital city of Monrovia said a dead body is found on the streets almost everyday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140805/liberias-ebola-death-toll-rises-268" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Health Labor Liberia Medicine Microbiology Social Issues Xinhua News Agency Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:31:02 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6223801 at http://www.globalpost.com BA suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140805/ba-suspends-flights-liberia-sierra-leone-over-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Airways said Tuesday it has suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone following concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.</p> <p>"We have temporarily suspended our flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until August 31, 2014, due to the deteriorating public health situation in both countries," the carrier said in a statement.</p> <p>"The safety of our customers, crew and ground teams is always our top priority and we will keep the routes under constant review in the coming weeks."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140805/ba-suspends-flights-liberia-sierra-leone-over-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Koroma Liberia Sierra Leone Temne people AFP Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:35:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6223824 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia imposes night curfew due to Ebola outbreak: state radio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140819/liberia-imposes-night-curfew-due-ebola-outbreak-state-radio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's government imposed a curfew to run from 9 p.m. (2100 GMT) to 6 a.m. in an effort to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, state radio said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease has killed nearly 1,300 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and has also affected Nigeria. Between Aug. 14-16, Liberia recorded the most new deaths, 53, followed by Sierra Leone with 17, and Guinea with 14.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140819/liberia-imposes-night-curfew-due-ebola-outbreak-state-radio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Biology Geography of Africa Liberia Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:53:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6235654 at http://www.globalpost.com