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2014-11-20 Ebola Cases 'No Longer Rising in Liberia, Guinea'
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the number of Ebola cases is "no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is still increasing in Sierra Leone", and that preparedness teams have been sent this week to Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal.

2014-11-21 Ebola 'Shouldn't Have Caught Us Unawares'
[Deutsche Welle]Ebola has badly shattered parts of West Africa, exposing lethal weaknesses in health services and disease surveillance. It also raises broader questions about African governance and human resources.

2014-11-20 Pharmaceutical Giant Includes Liberia in Drug Donation
[LINA]Bayer, a world pharmaceutical giant, has expanded its aid donations for Ebola patients in Liberia and Sierra Leone with additional drugs.

2014-11-21 Ebola Is Throwing Liberian Economy Into a Dangerous Downspin
[UNDP]Liberia could experience negative GDP growth for the first time since the war ended 11 years ago unless urgent action is taken to stimulate the economy. Liberia was one of the fastest growing economies in the world last year, but recent projections show that the country's growth could be going backwards in 2015.

2014-11-21 Ali Sylla Breaks Silence Accuses UP Lawmakers Of Conspiracy
[NEWS]Unity Party Montserrado County senatorial candidate who recently withdrew from the race has broken silence on his decision to quit the process.

2014-11-21 Beach Parties - a Timely Interdiction
[Observer]The Liberian Government's announcement this week banning all beach festivities on November 29 ensuing is very timely.

2014-11-20 'To Safeguard Liberians During the Electoral Process, Measures to Be Put in Place,' Says President Sirleaf
[Liberia Govt]As campaign for 15 senatorial seats is expected to begin on Thursday, November 20, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says measures will be instituted to safeguard all Liberians.

2014-11-20 Turkey Donates 156 Boxes of Anti-Ebola Materials, 600 Kg of Antiseptic Expected Friday
[Observer]The People and Government of Turkey, through the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) have donated 156 boxes of medical and hygiene supplies to the Liberian government in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The items are valued at US$60,000.

2014-11-20 Election Faces Lawsuit
[New Dawn]The political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change or MPC, Simeon Freeman, along with former Grand Kru County Senator Blamo Nelson and Mr. Alaric Tokpah, has described as unconstitutional and wicked the conduct of the December 16 Special Senatorial elections in Liberia.

2014-11-20 Statement By President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On the Conduct of Senatorial Elections
[Observer]Fellow Liberians and International Partners,

2014-11-20 Statement By Pres. Sirleaf On Conduct of Senatorial Elections
[New Dawn]We all remember how things were bad several few weeks ago. Now we are seeing progress, but we cannot talk about success as long as there is one case of Ebola. We all know what to do to avoid catching the disease.

2014-11-20 Low Patient Intake At ETUs, President Delighted
[LINA]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed delight that most Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) around Monrovia are experiencing a decline in patient intake.

2014-11-20 Government Orders Beaches Closed On November 29
[LINA]The Government of Liberia has ordered all beaches operating across the country closed on November 29.

2014-11-20 'Don't Buy Medical Drugs From Street Vendors' - Health Official
[LINA]The Managing Director of the Liberia Medical and Health Product Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) has called on Liberians to desist from purchasing medical products from street vendors.

2014-11-20 World Bank Approves U.S.$285 Million Ebola Crisis Response
[LINA]The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$285 million grant to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

2014-11-20 Senator Urges Spread of Ebola Message During Campaign
[LINA]Grand Kru Senator Cletus Wotorson has urged contestants in the December 16 Special Senatorial Election to use their campaign speeches to remind the electorate of the Ebola virus.

2014-11-20 Catholic Hospital to Re-Open Monday
[LINA]Deputy Information Minister Isaac Jackson has disclosed that the St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital in Congo Town, Monrovia is to re-open on Monday, November 24.

2014-11-20 Indian Quarantined for Ebola in Delhi Cured Prior to Departure
[FrontPageAfrica]Considering the population of India, they have over one billion people in that country. It is just from one case that thousands of cases emerge. Though we treated Raji, here and he tested negative for the virus more than once, he carries the virus in his semen for 90 days. If he goes out and start having sex with any woman, it would be a serious problem."Dr. I. B. Pabs-Garnon, ELWA-2 ETU

2014-11-20 Ebola Virus Disease Put 'Nearly Half' of Liberians Out of Work
[FrontPageAfrica]Ebola has substantially impacted all sectors of employment in the Liberian economy, in both affected and non-affected counties, according to the most recent round of mobile phone surveys conducted by the World Bank Group in partnership with the Liberian Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services and the Gallup Organization. In all, nearly half of those working in Liberia when the Ebola outbreak began are no longer working as of early November 2014.

2014-11-20 Game On! Liberia's Election Mode Amid Threats, Blood & Controversy
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -With fifteen seats up for grabs and 135 contenders seeking victory, the 2014 senatorial elections, nearly derailed by the deadly Ebola virus is moving along but not in the fashion many political observers envisioned. Fears of voter fatigue have been compounded by a virus which from all indications has taken the luster out of the enthusiasm.

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