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2014-07-28 American Doctor Working in Liberia Contracts Ebola
[VOA]An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.

2014-07-27 Sirleaf Announces Tough New Measures Against Ebola
[Liberia Govt]Special Statement by the Chair of the National Task Force on Ebola, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, following the first meeting of the Task Force at the President's Office today.

2014-07-27 Govt Orders Liberians to be Screened for Ebola
[This Day]In a red alert, Department of Port Health begins detailed checks on passengers from West and Central Africa

2014-07-28 WHO Confirms Liberian Died of Ebola in Nigeria
[Deutsche Welle]A man has died of Ebola under quarantine in Nigeria. Before Friday, the virus had killed more than 660 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the first diagnosis in February.

2014-07-28 Ebola - Arik Air Suspends Flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone
[Vanguard]Lagos--Arik Air yesterday said it had suspended flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone following the death last week, of a Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, of the dreaded Ebola disease, even as it advised that all inbound flights into Nigeria from any of the Ebola affected countries be immediately suspended by the Federal Government.

2014-07-28 I Will Be the First - Benoni Urey
[New Dawn]A former official of the Taylor administration has called for the establishment of a War Crime Tribunal in Liberia to persecute individuals who participated in the Liberian civil crises. Former Maritime Commissioner Benoni Urey vowed to be the first to face the tribunal if established in Liberia.

2014-07-28 Arik Air Suspends Flights to Liberia, Sierra Leon Over Ebola Virus
[Independent]Lagos -Barely four days after a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) died in an undisclosed hospital in Lagos, Arik Air, the only airline that operates flights into Liberia has suspended its flights.

2014-07-28 Ebola - Arik Air Suspends Flights to Monrovia, Freetown
[Leadership]As a result of the first Ebola virus death officially confirmed in Lagos, and involving a Liberian national who flew on a foreign (Non-Nigerian) regional based airline from Monrovia via Lome (Togo) into the city last week, Arik Air has suspended operations into Monrovia (Liberia) and Freetown (Sierra Leone) effective today July 28, 2014.

2014-07-26 Suspected Ebola Patient Dies in Lagos
[Premium Times]Abuja -The man identified as Patrick Sawyer, arrived Lagos last Sunday from Liberia and died on Thursday night at the First Consultant Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, said state officials.

2014-07-25 Top Doctors Ailing, Nurses Abandon Posts - JFK ER Shut
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Nurses at Liberia's premiere hospital, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center are refusing to continue work as death toll continues to climb from the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia Friday.

2014-07-25 Lagos Awaits Lab Results for Suspected Ebola Patient
[VOA]Residents of Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, are anxiously awaiting lab results that will determine whether a visiting Liberian man has the Ebola virus.

2014-07-25 'We Are Not Extracting Body Parts'
[NEWS]The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has clarified that it is not involved in extracting the body parts of individuals dying of Ebola in Liberia.

2014-07-25 We're Aware of Visa Revocation
[NEWS]The United States Government has replied the Government of Liberia indicating that it is aware of reports that several Liberian government officials had their U.S. visas cancelled recently.

2014-07-25 Gov't Announces Airlines' Partnership for Travelers to U.S.
[Heritage]The Government of Liberia (GoL) has announced an agreement with Delta Airlines and Kenya Airways to continue convenient air services between Robert's International Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

2014-07-25 America 'Aware', but Mute Over Cancelling Liberian Officials Visa
[FrontPageAfrica]The United States Embassy in Monrovia says it is aware of reports that several Liberian government officials had their U.S. visas cancelled recently, but says under U.S. law, it cannot comment on individual visa cases.

2014-07-25 Deputy Police Boss Orders Journalists Out of LNP Headquarter
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Journalists from various media institutions that were invited to attend a press conference at the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police resolved to boycott the conference when one of their members was ordered out of the LNP headquarter Thursday.

2014-07-25 Health Minister - Ebola's Fight Beyond Health Ministry's Range
[Heritage]The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Walter T. Gwenegale, says the Ministry with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) has tried its best in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, but said the fight has now gone beyond the Ministry's range.

2014-07-25 No Comment - Says U.S. Embassy of Reported Cancellation of Several Officials' Visas
[Heritage]The United States Embassy in Monrovia has given its official position regarding reports that several Liberian government officials had their U.S. visas cancelled recently.

2014-07-25 Unity Party's Syla 'Not Under Pressure' to Cave in to Rob Sirleaf
[FrontPageAfrica]Ali Syla is in a tight spot even if he refuses to admit. Running on the ticket of the ruling Unity Party, Syla finds himself in a crowded race to become the next Senator for Montserrado County, a field that includes the like of football legend George Manneh Weah, Dr. Chris Neyor, former Chief Executive of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), Ben Sanvee of the opposition Liberty Party, the incumbent Joyce Musu Freeman and Robert Sirleaf, son of the president.

2014-07-25 Declare a State of Emergency Now
[New Dawn]Liberia is facing a serious national health crisis that seems yet to attract the appropriate attention and response from the government so much so that the deadly Ebola Virus Disease is rapidly engulfing the entire country with the death toll rising daily. Since the reemergence of the virus in the country about three months ago, the official death toll is rapidly approaching 200 with doctors and nurses topping the list of victims. Yet still, the level of proactive intervention by the government that should

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