Liberia struggling, India reports 3 suspected Ebola cases

Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.

The violence in the West Point slum occurred late Saturday and … Read the rest

‘God is angry with Liberia, corruption, homosexuals’

More than 100 Bishops, Pastors, General Overseers, Prophets, Evangelists and other Ministers of the Gospel, under the auspices of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), converged Wednesday at the edifice of the St. Stephen Episcopal Church in Monrovia, Liberia to … Read the rest

Hiding Ebola patients a misdeed warns president

Liberia’s president warned Monday that anyone caught hiding suspected Ebola patients will be prosecuted.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s comments on Monday dispelled rumors in Liberia that the outbreak isn’t real.

Her warning came just days after Sierra Leone issued a similar … Read the rest

Two-thirds of rape victims in Liberia are children

The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Shireaf, has appeared on Liberian television on Monday to denounce the country’s epidemic of child rape, calling it one of Liberia’s “biggest challenges” and “a growing concern”.

“It is shameful that this continues to mar … Read the rest

‘SA’ is for Sadists’ Apocalypse

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In a recent article in the Sunday Independent, Gillian Schutte mistakenly blames so-called “white conservative narratives” for the appalling sexual violence that is sweeping South Africa … Read the rest

Charles Taylor’s victims hail war crimes verdict

Victims of the bloody regime of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone was upheld by an international court on Thursday.

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Charles Taylor to hear Sierra Leone appeal verdict

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor will hear Thursday whether appeals judges uphold or overturn his landmark conviction and 50-year sentence for aiding murderous rebels in Sierra Leone’s civil war.

Taylor, 65, became the first former head of state convicted by … Read the rest

Epic fail: All 25 000 Liberian students fail university entrance

Not one of the nearly 25,000 students applying for one of Africa’s two state-run universities has passed the entrance exam, to the surprise of the country’s education minister. So the University of Liberia faces a new term with no first

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Ethnic clashes in Guinea leave dozens wounded

Dozens of people were wounded Monday in ethnic clashes in the west African state of Guinea, officials told AFP, after petrol station guards killed a youth from a rival tribe.

A police source said the violence broke out in the … Read the rest