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2014-10-31 Malaria Must Be Treated Too - MSF
[MSF]Every year, malaria claims victims in Liberia. The disease is endemic there. However, with the Ebola epidemic, it has become very difficult, if not impossible, to obtain treatment. In response, MSF has begun distributing antimalarials in Monrovia. Approximately 300,000 people living in the capital's poor neighborhoods will benefit.

2014-10-31 Overcoming the Ebola Stigma
[IRIN]Freetown/Monrovia/Dakar -Ebola survivors in Liberia and Sierra Leone are facing mixed reactions as they return home after contracting the deadly virus.

2014-10-31 U.S. Envoy Visits West Africa, Supports Robust Response to Ebola
[State Department]U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is visiting the West African nations stricken by Ebola and will speak in Belgium on the urgent need to a robust, coordinated, international response to the disease.

2014-10-31 Liberian Footballer, Four Others Held for Robbery
[Daily Trust]Lagos -A former Liberian international footballer, Moses Andre, is among a five-man armed robbery gang arrested in Lagos for allegedly snatching exotic cars from their owners at gun point.

2014-10-31 Ebola Cases Are Still High in Bong
[Observer]Bong County Health Officer, Dr. Sampson Azoakoi, has stated that Ebola cases are still high in the county despite frantic efforts by the County Health Team, the County Leadership and partners to fight the deadly virus there.

2014-10-31 Aureus Mining to Begin Gold Production in Liberia Soon
[Observer]AUREUS Mining, a mineral company prospecting for gold in Grand Cape Mount County, is expected to begin full production in July next year, the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Reading said.

2014-10-31 World Bank Pledges Additional U.S. $100 Million
[Observer]The World Bank Group says it has raised an additional US$100 million funding in its Ebola crisis response to speed up deployment of foreign health workers to the three worst-affected countries in West Africa. The announcement increases the Bank's funding for the Ebola fight over the last three months in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to more than US$500 million. The Bank has already disbursed about US$105 million to the governments of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to fight the Ebola epidemic.

2014-10-31 Magisterial Court to Try Several AFL Soldiers
[Observer]The Brewerville Magisterial Court has ordered the Ministry of Defense to disrobe and turn over several officers of the Armed Force of Liberia (AFL) for prosecution.

2014-10-31 Burglary At Ebola Treatment Center Storeroom
[New Dawn]Nimba -A report from Nimba says unknown men have burglarized a storeroom of the Ganta Ebola Treatment Center and made away with several items. The robbers allegedly used knives and other weapons and broke into the storeroom.

2014-10-31 World Bank Pledges Additional U.S. $100 Million for Foreign Health Workers
[New Dawn]The World Bank Group has announced an additional $100 million funding in its Ebola crisis response to speed up deployment of foreign health workers to the three worst-affected countries in West Africa, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to a press release. The announcement increases the World Bank Group's funding for the Ebola fight over the last three months in the three countries to more than $500 million.

2014-10-31 Police Charged Four With Murder in Grand Gedeh
[New Dawn]Police in Grand Gedeh County have charged and sent to court four persons in connection with murder at the PTP Refugee Camp. Police charged sheet said the four suspects are charged with murder based on Section 14.1 of the new panel law of Liberia.

2014-10-31 Young Radio Reporters in Liberia to Spread the Word About Ebola
[ACNS]Young radio reporters in Liberia will soon be broadcasting programmes to teach people there about how to prevent the spread of Ebola.

2014-10-31 President Sirleaf Commemorates 76th Birth Anniversary in Low-Key Fashion
[Liberia Govt]As a result of the deadly Ebola virus disease which has had a serious impact on the country and its people, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf decided to commemorate her 76th birth anniversary in a low-key fashion without the pomp and pageantry befitting the day.

2014-10-30 Ebola - Red Cross Collecting Fewer Bodies
[Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization says there could be a decline in the rate of Ebola cases in Liberia. The UN health agency made the announcement during a press conference in Geneva.

2014-10-30 Ivorian Airline Resumes Monrovia Route
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Ivorian airliner, Air Cote d'Ivoire, has become the first African airline to resume flights to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, a key step which will make it much easier for aid workers to travel to the Ebola-hit nations. The airline partly owned by Air France-KLM (AF) commenced Liberia flights on Sunday, October 26 after kicking off its service to Guinea on Oct. 20.

2014-10-30 Expect Conflict When Leasing Inhabited Land to Business - Report
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Conflict over land is inevitable in countries like Indonesia, Brazil and Peru where indigenous people and local communities live on tens of thousands of mining, oil and gas, logging and farming concessions, a report said on Thursday.

2014-10-30 Ellen Celebrates 76th Birthday in Silence
[Observer]Many may have forgotten or may not have been aware because of the Ebola crisis which has pre-occupied everyone's mind, that yesterday was President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's 76th birthday. The celebration was low key with the president in a calm and reflective mood.

2014-10-30 27 Persons Detained, for Allegedly Torturing Man to Death
[Observer]About 27 persons are currently undergoing interrogation at the Tappita Police Station for allegedly torturing to death an elderly in the Town called Doe Zuaplay in Tappita District.

2014-10-30 Kora Awards Names Kanvee 'Goodwill Ambassador'
[Observer]The biggest music awards organization in Africa, the KORA - All Africa Music Awards, has accredited and recognized Liberia's top Gospel Artist, Kanvee Gaines Adams, as their Goodwill Ambassador on Ebola.

2014-10-30 Speaker Tyler Denies Being Probed By LACC
[Observer]The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, has categorically denied having ever been investigated by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) for any financial or administrative malpractice as announced by the LACC Chairman Cllr. James Verdier.

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