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2014-08-28 People Power Is Changing Ebola Narrative
[allAfrica]Monrovia -The young campaigners thronging the street were wearing mismatched white T-shirts on which they had scribbled the words "Ebola awareness".As they passed a church, a melodious chorus coming from inside seemed to serenade them. Waving fliers, some of the young people peeked in through the open church doors and sang along. Others snapped to the beat of the gospel song before they were quickly beckoned onward by an older boy at the group's front. He knew they were on a campaign to save lives.

2014-08-28 CDC Boss Bemoans Liberia - 'Worst Ever Ebola Outbreak'
[FrontPageAfrica]U.S medical experts and emergency responders say the Ebola crisis is a dire one that needs the efforts of all Liberians and the world to contain it. The head of the U.S Centers for Disease Control CDC Dr. Tom Frieden at a news conference in Monrovia said the disease is unprecedented and that the world needs to do more to fight it.

2014-08-28 UNMIL - No Sign of Ebola Reduction, Cites Slow Liberia's Response
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia remains on the increase, the United Nations Mission in Liberia has stated in a daily security information report covering the period August 25 to 26. UNMIL in the report indicated that state authorities remain unable to respond in a significant manner and international response also remains limited.

2014-08-28 WHO Opposes Ebola Travel Bans
[New Dawn]The World Health Organization is raging over "unnecessary" stringent measures being imposed against Ebola affected West African states by their neighbors and other Ebola-freed nations, and says it does not support a ban on flight coming from these devastating countries.

2014-08-28 MSF's New Ebola Management Centres 'Already Overwhelmed'
[MSF]Monrovia -Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is rapidly scaling up its operations in Liberia as the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to be chaotic and entirely inadequate. In its first week, MSF's ebola newest management centre - also known as ELWA3 - in the capital Monrovia, is already at capacity with 120 patients, and a further expansion is underway. Meanwhile, in the north of the country, patients continue to flow into the newly rehabilitated Ebola management centre

2014-08-28 U.S Centers for Disease Control Warns of Worsening Ebola Outbreak
[Deutsche Welle]Liberia's Ebola epidemic is set to get worse, the head of the US's top public health body says. Many cases of the deadly virus have not been included in the official tally.

2014-08-28 Air France Suspends Flights to Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone
[RFI]Air France has suspended flights to Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak, leaving Sierra Leone and neighbouring Liberia reliant on just one airline, Royal Air Morocco. West African health ministers, meeting in Ghana on Thursday, are worried by the isolation of affected countries.

2014-08-28 'Liberia Not Ready to Fight Ebola', Grand Bassa Lawmaker
[FrontPageAfrica]Buchanan -A Lawmaker has warned that judging from what transpired in a district in Grand Bassa County were about 10 suspected Ebola patients were left unattended to by health workers in a village with no indication of their current plight, it is a sign that the country is not ready to fight the deadly virus while another colleague is calling for the setting up of a treatment center in the county.

2014-08-28 Trial and Error - Ebola Cure Offers Cautious Optimism - Heartbreak
[FrontPageAfrica]Hopes were high recently when a consignment of the experimental drug ZMAPP arrived in Ebola-stricken Liberia to treat doctors suffering from the deadly virus, which has so far sickened more than 2,600 and killed more than 1,400, since it started in March. That was before the death, last Sunday of Dr. Abraham Borbor, Deputy Chief Medical Doctor at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, the only recorded internist in the post-war nation.

2014-08-28 Minister Donates to Transport Union
[New Dawn]In a bid to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola Disease, a Deputy Foreign Minister has donated L$80,000 worth of Ebola Virus preventive items to the Transport Union here.

2014-08-28 Saudi Arabia Reopens Liberian Embassy
[New Dawn]Broken diplomatic relations between Liberia and its Saudi Arabian counterpart were since July 14 of this year restored, a diplomatic communication addressed to the Liberian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal said last month.

2014-08-28 Maryland Lawmaker Calls for Public Health Unit in All Schools
[Legislature of Liberia]The Plenary of the House of Representatives has mandated its two appropriate Committees (Education and Health) to work in the timeframe of two weeks and advise the August body on the possibility to reintroduce a Public Health Unit in all schools as it was done in the past.

2014-08-28 'We Have Failed in Fighting Ebola'
[New Republic]Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Z. Jallah has confessed the failure and ineptitude of the Government of Liberia to combat the Ebola virus in the country.

2014-08-28 'God's Punishment' - Imam Sheriff Describes Ebola Outbreak
[New Republic]A Muslim cleric has opined that the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in the country is destined by Allah due to persistent violation of mankind's covenant to be one another's keepers in the society.

2014-08-28 African Press Review 28 August 2014
[RFI]Liberia should be more careful with so-called Ebola cures, the virus may have united Nigeria and South Africa's schools go empty as long as roads go unpaved.

2014-08-28 Liberia Petroleum Company Drops Gasoline, Fuel Prices
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Government of Liberia through the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has announced the reduction in the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel on the Liberian market.

2014-08-28 New Media Foundation Established
[FrontPageAfrica]A new Liberian-owned Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), MediaAid Foundation (MAF) has been legally established in the country. MediaAid Foundation is a media development NGO that seeks to strengthen media professionals through capacity building, aid, public relations as well as consultancy and research. The new Media NGO, according to a release, is run by the three trained former broadcasters of the State-run Liberia Broadcasting System namely, Titus W. Tokpah, Richard F. Manuba and Lewis T. Togba, Sr

2014-08-28 Suspected Ebola Patient On the Run in Nimba, Flees Hospital
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -FrontPageAfrica has gathered that a suspected Ebola patient whose specimen was brought to Monrovia for testing has escaped isolation in Sanniquellie, Nimba County. The suspect, a male is said to have left the center after the electricity went off.

2014-08-28 Cllr. Gongloe - 'School Closed, but Entertainment Center Opened'
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Human rights lawyer, former Solicitor general and Labor Minister of Liberia, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe has described as a contradiction in the decision by the Government of Liberia to close all schools, while video clubs and other entertainment centers are still operational.

2014-08-28 Police Commander Gets Five-Year Sentence for Drug Trade
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Defendant Perry Dolo and three others accomplices allegedly caught in a drug trade across from Sierra Leone through the border town of Tieni tried and found guilty have been given five-year jail sentence each while two other defendants who were accused of facilitation are sentenced to two years.

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