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  • Liberia’s West Point Slum Reels From the Nightmare of Ebola

    08/22/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Time ^ | August 22, 2014
    A few weeks ago, West Point was merely the worst slum in war-racked Liberia. Today, it is both that and the most notorious urban center of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak. It is also quarantined from the rest of the Liberian capital Monrovia, and its dank alleyways subject to a nightly curfew. Barricades and barbed wire have gone up, and troops posted. Ships started patrolling the waterfront on Wednesday to further restrict the movement of the 70,000 or so residents. Food prices have skyrocketed. On Thursday, hundreds of people lined up for government handouts of rice and water.
  • Residents riot as police quarantine slum to curb ebola

    08/20/2014 9:43:11 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 12 replies
    news24 ^ | Aug 20, 2014
    Residents riot as police quarantine slum to curb ebola ( Breaking news) Monrovia - Riots broke out in Monrovia after the government quarantined Liberia's biggest slum in an effort to curb the Ebola epidemic, local newspaper Front Page Africa reported on Wednesday. Residents clashed with armed security guards and police officers, who had cordoned off the West Point slum, home to an estimated 75 000 residents. Officers also blocked off the Waterside Market, one of the Liberian capital's key market places, due to its proximity to the slum. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf order the area quarantined after 37 Ebola patients...
  • Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

    08/20/2014 8:45:47 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 5 replies
    Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola Monrovia - Security forces deployed on Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents. Liberia has the highest death toll of the four West African countries affected by the dreaded disease, and its number of cases is rising the fastest. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered the quarantine and imposed a night time curfew on Tuesday, saying that authorities have not been able to curtail the spread of Ebola in the face of defiance of...
  • Ebola cases in West Africa rise to 2,240, with 1,229 dead; quarantine victims to get food

    08/19/2014 12:02:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Reuters
    Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries, including Nigeria. While Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and No. 1 oil producer, appears to be containing its smaller outbreak, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus among their populations. On Friday, these small two West African nations and a medical charity chided the WHO for its slow response, saying more action was needed to save victims threatened by the disease and hunger.
  • AFL Ordered To Shoot Anyone Crossing Borders At Night (Liberia)

    08/18/2014 1:50:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    Daily Observer ^ | 8-18-14 | C.Y. Kwanue
    Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS), Col Eric W. Dennis, has ordered soldiers deployed at the borderlines in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, Western Liberia, to shoot any individual/s crossing into the country from neighboring Sierra Leone under the cover of darkness. DCOS Dennis issued the order on Friday to the commander of the platoon-size detachments of soldiers deployed in those counties. The soldiers are under orders to shoot on sight those who violate President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s mandate ordering all borders closed in the wake of the spread of the Ebola virus across the country....
  • The Ebola doctor who survived the killer virus

    08/18/2014 11:27:12 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 3 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | Colin Freeman
    Dr Melvin Korkor tells the Telegraph he felt 'reborn' after surviving Ebola and is now campaigning to convince infected Liberians to seek help sooner Like every other medic trying to fight the spread of west Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, Dr Melvin Korkor knows the importance of reassuring a panicking public. Despite its high fatality rate, and the belief that it is the work of witchcraft, his message is that victims may well pull through if they are treated early enough. Yet when he tells that to fellow Liberians these days, one thing gives him a unique credibility in winning them...
  • Ebola facility in Liberia attacked; patients flee

    08/18/2014 6:03:06 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 11 replies
    CNNN ^ | 8/18/14 | Ashley Fantz
    Ebola patients fled during an attack at a health care facility in Monrovia, Liberia, on Saturday, Liberian National Police spokesman Sam Collins told CNN on Sunday. All patients who ran away had Ebola, and some chose to stay at the facility, Collins said. The assailants stole mattresses and equipment, he said, adding that no one was injured in the incident and the attackers were not trying to free the patients; rather, they did not want the quarantine there. The assailants were using weapons but not wielding guns, according to Collins. "It was an attack from people afraid of Ebola," Collins...
  • SOS From Liberia: WHO, Others Must Step In Before We All Die

    08/17/2014 12:01:48 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 26 replies
    Front Page Africa ^ | 8/17/14 | FPA Editorial
    Judging from what happened in Monrovia last week, self-seeking presidential aides and kitchen Cabinet officials will shortly conclude and run to the president to say that this is a call for an interim government. IT IS NOT!!! This is an honest and sincere appeal to international humanitarian groups and the WHO to move in and for the president to dissolve her "Special Ebola Task Force because they have all failed and appear incapable of solving this plague killing our people and flirting with anarchy. THIS IS AN URGENT SOS call to the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and every...
  • Ebola patients flee armed attack on Liberian isolation ward

    08/17/2014 7:29:39 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Sam Webb for MailOnline
    Armed men attacked an Ebola isolation ward in the Liberian capital Monrovia overnight, prompting 29 patients to flee the facility, witnesses said Sunday. 'They broke down the doors and looted the place. The patients all fled,' said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of Health Workers Association of Liberian, George Williams. Meanwhile, a Nigerian man was today at the centre of an Ebola health scare on the Spanish Costas, which contains an estimated British population of more than 82,000.
  • Report: Armed men attack Liberia Ebola clinic, freeing patients

    08/17/2014 6:09:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/17/2014
    MONROVIA, Liberia - Armed men attacked an Ebola clinic in Monrovia, local witnesses told Agence France Presse. As many as 29 potentially Ebola-infected patients fled, the news agency reported. "They broke down the doors and looted the place. The patients all fled," said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of Health Workers Association of Liberian, George Williams. The attack comes just one day after a report of a crowd of several hundred local residents, chanting, 'No Ebola in West Point,' drove away a burial team and their police escort that...
  • Mob Destroys Ebola Center In Liberia Two Days After It Opens

    08/17/2014 6:03:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 08/17/2014 | Jina Moore
    MONROVIA, Liberia — This morning Makasha Kroma shivered with fever. Her head still hurt; that hadn’t gone away. And she was vomiting a lot. That’s why she’d ended up here, at a holding center where people suspected to have Ebola wait, in a dark classroom, for the results of their tests. These things — headache, fever, vomiting — are the early signs. Ebola is transmitted through bodily fluids. It has no treatment, besides hydration, no cure, no proven vaccine. Since February, it’s ravaged West Africa, infecting more than 2,000 people in four countries and killing more than 1,100. Kroma came...
  • I. Coast Imposes Economic Blockade On Ebola-Hit Liberia

    08/14/2014 11:55:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    Front Page Africa ^ | 8/14/14 | Rodney D. Sieh
    Monrovia – Liberia could be bracing for the worst before a glimmer of light shows up at the end of the tunnel. Already struggling to deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak, the post-war nation is poised for a major shortage of food, petroleum and basic necessities in the wake of a decision by the neighboring Ivory Coast to block access of ships using its space as a transshipment point due to the Ebola outbreak, FrontPageAfrica has learned. The World Health Organization’s latest tally of the dead reports1,013 deaths across four countries — Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone...
  • Watching Ebola outbreak, Minnesotans scramble their travel plans

    08/14/2014 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 4, 2014 | SAMANTHA SCHMIDT
    Minnesota Liberians are trying to help relatives; groups have canceled mission tripsAs alarm grows over the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, families in Minnesota’s large Liberian community are scrambling for plane tickets and visas to get relatives out of the stricken zone and at least two Twin Cities churches have canceled mission trips intended to deliver medical and other aid to Liberia. “We decided to err on the side of caution,” said Wynfred Russell, executive director of African Career, Education & Resource Inc. in Brooklyn Park and co-leader of a planned January trip of missionaries and public health volunteers....
  • Ebola outbreak is overwhelming health services, warns top US medic

    08/12/2014 6:00:46 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 32 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12 Aug 2014 | Colin Freeman
    Dr Kevin De Cock, of the US Centre for Disease Control, says the situation in Liberia is "extremely severe" The scale of the west African Ebola outbreak in Liberia is completely overwhelming the capacity of specialist isolation units that treat victims, a senior US health official assessing the crisis has warned. De Kevin De Cock, the director for global health at America's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said one of the country’s two main treatment clinics, in Lofa County, currently had 80 patients in a 20-bed unit...
  • Sister Chantal Pascaline dies from Ebola virus in Liberia

    08/10/2014 3:03:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Vidimus Dominum ^ | August 10, 2014
    August 11, 2014LIBERIA - A Catholic humanitarian group based in Spain says a nun from the Congo who was working in Liberia has died of the Ebola virus.The San Juan de Dios hospital order says Saturday that Sister Chantal Pascaline died "from Ebola in the Hospital San Jose de Monrovia, despite the care she received from a volunteer nurse."Pascaline belonged to the same order as a Spanish missionary priest and nun evacuated to Madrid by jet this week. Both are in stable condition in a Madrid hospital.The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest and longest ever recorded for the...
  • Ebola virus: Guinea shuts Liberia and S Leone borders

    08/09/2014 10:54:59 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 8-9-14 | BBC
    Guinea has closed its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of Ebola, which has killed 959 people in the three countries. The latest outbreak is thought to have begun in Guinea, but Liberia and Sierra Leone are currently facing the highest frequency of new cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday the spread of the virus was a global health emergency.
  • Ebola: Patrick Sawyer Escaped Quarantine

    08/08/2014 8:27:50 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies
    ThisDay (Nigerian paper of record) ^ | 08/08/2014 | Adeola Akinremi, Chiemelie Ezeobi , Damilola Oyedele and Paul Obi
    It has been revealed that the Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who travelled to Lagos from Monrovia and became Nigeria’s index case for the Ebola virus was actually under surveillance by the Liberian health authorities, even though he still managed to board a flight to travel. (...) Speaking with journalists at the end of the briefing, Mcintosh said: “Because he had contact with somebody who died from Ebola, he was quarantined in his own country but he evaded the quarantine and came to Nigeria.” (...) Video Shows Sawyer was Very Ill It has also emerged that Sawyer looked “terribly ill” and...
  • WHO: Ebola virus disease update - West Africa (1779 cases, 961 deaths)

    08/08/2014 8:13:11 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies
    WHO ^ | 08/08/2014 | WHO
    Epidemiology and surveillance Between 5 and 6 August 2014, a total of 68 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 29 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Health sector response On Wednesday, 6 August and Thursday, 7 August, an Emergency Committee was held via teleconference to determine whether the current outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. After discussion and deliberation on the information provided, the Committee advised that: the Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes an ‘extraordinary event’ and a public health risk to other States;the...
  • Liberian Dies in Morocco of Ebola - Internal Affairs Minister Discloses

    08/07/2014 9:36:27 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    allAfrica ^ | 8/1/2014 | Abraham S. Sollie
    The Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr. Morris Dukuly, has disclosed that a Liberian has died of the deadly Ebola virus in Morocco. [....] As a means of containing further spread of the disease, President Johnson-Sirleaf set up a taskforce to help in the fight of the disease and ordered the closure of the country's three land borders. The Liberian leader also ordered that public gatherings be restricted and communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak be quarantined. Making the disclosure at a news conference held at the Ministry on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Minister Dukuly, who is also the Vice...
  • Now Ebola victims are left to rot in the streets

    08/06/2014 7:57:38 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 43 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6 August 2014 | Sophie Jane Evans
    A young man lies dead in the streets of Liberia, left to rot in view of passers-by and local children. He is just one of many Ebola victims to have been dragged out of their homes and dumped on the country's roads by terrified relatives in a desperate bid to avoid being quarantined. The deadly virus, which can cause victims to suffer from severe bruising and bleeding from the eyes and mouth, has claimed the lives of nearly 900 people across West Africa so far.
  • Liberia shuts hospital where Spanish priest infected, Ebola death toll hits 932

    08/06/2014 7:18:26 AM PDT · by EBH · 10 replies
    ChicagoTribune ^ | 8/6/2014
    In Saudi Arabia, a man suspected of contracting Ebola during a recent business trip to Sierra Leone also died early on Wednesday in Jeddah, the Health Ministry said. Saudi Arabia has already suspended pilgrimage visas from West African countries, which could prevent those hoping to visit Mecca for the Haj in early October. Liberia, where the death toll is rising fastest, is struggling to cope. Many residents are panicking, in some cases casting out the bodies of family members onto the streets of Monrovia to avoid quarantine measures. Beneath heavy rain, ambulance sirens wailed through the otherwise quiet streets of...
  • BA suspends Sierra Leone and Liberia flights over Ebola

    08/05/2014 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Raebie · 2 replies
    iTV ^ | August 5, 2014 | iTV
    British Airways has temporarily suspended all flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. The airline confirmed all its flights to and from the respective capitals of Freetown and Monrovia have been suspended until August 31 because of the "deteriorating public health situation" in both countries. “The safety of our customers, crew and ground teams is always our top priority and we will keep the route under constant review in the coming weeks. Customers with tickets on those routes are being offered a range of options including a full refund and the ability to rebook their flights...
  • Troops deploy in Sierra Leone, Liberia to try to stop Ebola spread

    08/04/2014 10:44:59 AM PDT · by mojito · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/4/2014 | Umaru Fofana and Clair MacDougall
    FREETOWN/MONROVIA - Hundreds of troops deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Monday under an emergency plan to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed more than 826 people across West Africa. Panic among local communities, which have attacked health workers and threatened to burn down isolation wards, prompted regional governments to impose tough measures last week, including the closure of schools and quarantine of the remote forest region hardest hit by the disease. [....] Long convoys of military trucks ferried troops and medical workers on Monday to Sierra Leone's far east, where the density...
  • Congressman Alan Grayson Calls For U.S. Travel Ban In Response To Ebola Outbreak

    07/30/2014 2:44:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Igor Bobic
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is calling on the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on three West African nations in response to a growing Ebola virus outbreak. The House Foreign Affairs Committee member wants the State Department to bar citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the United States, including any foreign travelers who have visited those countries in the previous 90 days. He also requested that the ban be expanded to any nation that reports an originating case of the virus, and that restrictions only be lifted 90 days after the last reported case.
  • Ebola's Deadly Jump From Animal to Animal

    07/30/2014 2:58:06 PM PDT · by Qiviut · 9 replies
    Discovery.com ^ | Jul 30, 2014 07:00 AM ET | Jennifer Viegas
    Ebola may be present in more animals than previously thought, according to researchers studying the deadly virus, which has already been detected in chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, antelopes, porcupines, rodents, dogs, pigs and humans. Humans and other primates appear to be particularly susceptible to at least certain strains of the virus. During the present outbreak ravaging Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Ebola has killed 670 people so far and infected more than 1,000. ******************************** Blaming humans, bats, chimps or birds for the illness does not then take into account its full possible scope within the ecosystem. That, the present...
  • Doctor who contracted Ebola is in grave condition

    07/29/2014 12:13:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-29-14 | Chris Perez
    A doctor from Texas is in grave condition and terrified for his life after he contracted the incurable Ebola virus he was treating in West Africa, colleagues said Monday. Dr. Kent Brantley, 33, is one of two Americans in the region who have contracted the deadly disease, which has now killed nearly 700 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. The father of two had been treating Ebola victims in Monrovia, Liberia, when he began to notice symptoms related to the virus, CBS reports. “I’m praying fervently that God will help me survive this disease,” he said...
  • Liberia: (finance)Ministry Takes Steps Against Ebola Following Employee's Death

    07/28/2014 2:26:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    All Africa ^ | 7-28-14 | unattributed
    n the wake of the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus and the recent untimely death of Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, having contracted the virus, the Ministry wishes to announce the following measures to ensure public safety and instil confidence in users of services at the Ministry. At the very highest level of the Ministry, all senior officials coming in direct or indirect contact with Mr. Sawyer have been placed on the prescribed 21 days observatory surveillance period starting July 20th, the day Mr. Sawyer departed...
  • Nigeria Ambassador, 58 Others Had Contact with Ebola Victim (plane passengers not included)

    07/28/2014 9:25:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies
    PM News (Nigeria) ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014 | Kazeem Ugbodaga
    Nigeria Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie and 58 others have contact with, Patrick Sawyer, the victim of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, who died in Lagos last Thursday, says the Lagos State Government. At a news conference on Monday 27 July at the Lagos State Government Secretariat in Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Lagos Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed that 59 people had contact with the late Sawyer, which include the Nigerian Ambassador to Laberia. “So far, a total of 59 contacts have been registered consisting 44 hospital contacts (38 healthcare workers and six laboratory staff) and 15 Airport contacts,...
  • Ebola: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Restricts Movements in Liberia

    07/28/2014 9:37:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    AP via CBC ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014
    Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the first meeting of a new task force she created and is chairing to contain the disease, which has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region. A top Liberian doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital died on Saturday, and two American aid workers have fallen ill, underscoring the dangers facing those charged with bringing the outbreak under...
  • Nigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola death in Lagos

    07/26/2014 10:22:12 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 26 July 2014 | bbc
    Nigeria says it has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus.
  • Liberians Flee Caterpillar Invasion

    07/01/2014 12:07:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    All Africa ^ | 23 JUNE 2014 | JENNIFER LAZUTA
    Thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Liberia following an invasion of caterpillars - which have overtaken houses and schools, destroyed crops and contaminated water sources. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says these attacks are becoming more frequent in Liberia and the government needs to put in place an early warning system to stop the invasions from reaching such catastrophic levels. Residents of at least 25 villages and towns in the forested areas of Lofa and Gbarpolu counties have been fleeing en masse since early June to escape the trail of excrement that the caterpillars...
  • Liberia confirms spread of 'unprecedented' Ebola epidemic

    03/31/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    ABC/YAHOO ^ | 3-31-14 | By ABC News 4 hours ago
    Conakry (AFP) - Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing dozens in Guinea was an "unprecedented epidemic" as Liberia confirmed its first cases of the deadly contagion. Guinea's health ministry this year has reported 122 "suspicious cases" of viral haemorrhagic fever, including 78 deaths, with 22 of the samples taken from patients testing positive for the highly contagious tropical pathogen. "We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in the country: Gueckedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Nzerekore, and now Conakry," Mariano Lugli, the organisation's coordinator in...
  • Fears Guinea Ebola outbreak has spread to Sierra Leone

    03/25/2014 10:31:40 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | March 25, 2014 1:00 PM | Mouctar Bah
    Conakry (AFP) - West Africa was on high alert Tuesday after Sierra Leone warned an Ebola outbreak ravaging Guinea may have crossed its borders and five deaths in Liberia were being tested for the killer virus. More than 60 people have died of haemorrhagic fever in Guinea since the start of February, with the Ebola virus identified as the cause in 13 of 45 samples tested by scientists. "We still do not have any confirmed cases of Ebola in the country. What we do have are suspected cases which our health teams are investigating," Sierra Leone's chief medical officer Brima...
  • Catholic university will give platform to pro-abortion peace activist who urged ‘beating’ pro-lifers

    01/07/2014 12:55:41 PM PST · by topher · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:14 EST | by Matthew Archbold
    DAYTON, OH, January 7, 2014 (CardinalNewmanSociety.org) - The University of Dayton will be hosting a pro-abortion rights and pro-contraception Nobel Peace Prize winner who ironically advocated “beating men left and right” if they opposed abortion. According to its website,the Marianist University will host Leymah Gbowee, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for leading a women's peace movement that helped end a civil war in Liberia. She has been invited by the Office of the Provost and the UD Speaker Series to deliver the keynote speech at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration on January 21,...
  • Investigators say black money scam has reached Louisville

    12/14/2013 12:17:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WLKY ^ | WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A trick used worldwide has hit the Louisville area. Investigators are warning the public about the black money scam used to swindle people out of thousands. "In this situation we came across something unique. A scam in our community we had ever seen before," said Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad. Authorities discovered $50,000 in real U.S. currency along with a suitcase full of what's called "black money." Authorities said they've seen the black money scam recently in at least four U.S. cities. "'It was a drug deal gone bad. We were able to smuggle the money out...
  • Same Old, Same Old in Syria

    09/05/2013 3:46:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world. Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the Vietnam War, we have attacked lots of countries and non-state militias. The roll call of recent American military interventions is quite astounding: Cambodia, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Liberia, Iraq, Haiti, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, Zaire and Afghanistan. Even the notion of Past American isolationism is a myth. In the four years between 1912 and 1916 alone, the U.S. sent...
  • All applicants fail Liberia university entrance test

    08/27/2013 5:52:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    France 24 ^ | 27/08/2013
    All 25,000 individuals who applied to the University of Liberia were forced to swallow their pride: none of them passed the entrance exam, forcing the admissions office to lower its selection standards. … Liberia is recovering from a violent civil war that came to an end a decade ago, but left its education system “in a mess”, as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently said. … According to the news site allafrica.com, the University of Liberia had decided to raise its admission standards for the 2013-2014 academic year. Any student seeking a spot at the university needed to score higher than...
  • Now what liberals? When given the chance, freed former Black slaves kept slaves themselves

    08/12/2013 9:35:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Liberals love their fantasies about slavery in America. It makes them feel superior to insist America was founded by “Old White Men” (OWM) who loved slavery. They refuse to acknowledge that those same OWMs often freed their own slaves although not until their death. They love their own fairy tale that, “freeing slaves had nothing to do with the Civil War.” Allowing that would force them to credit Lincoln and the (hated) Republicans with freeing the slaves – a gross violation of the false liberal narrative of American history. They are so desperate to keep the truth of who were...
  • Strange new (How freed American slaves founded a new country . . . on slavery)

    08/11/2013 4:01:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2013 | LARRY GETLEN
    During Revolutionary times, to be “enlightened” often meant having enough compassion that you were willing to free your slaves — but only upon your death. So when founding fathers such as George Washington began to pass away around 1800, their slaves were set free into a country that had no desire for them. The result, as James Ciment writes in this thorough account of an experimental nation, was to send free blacks whence they came, to Africa. Liberia was the country created by freed American slaves who, perversely, became slave owners themselves.
  • Barack Obama has managed to insult three close allies – all in one week

    04/23/2010 6:03:40 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 11 replies · 598+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | April 23, 2010 | James Corum
    Last week was a really bad week for nations that are friends and allies of America. Three nations that have long been close friends and allies of America received humiliating treatment from the Obama administration. Israel sensibly boycotted Obama’s nuclear summit in Washington. Israel has recently been treated with such hostility by President Obama, the Israeli prime minister avoided what looked like a set up for some Islamic nations dictatorships to turn the occasion into an anti-Israel forum. Thanks to Obama, we have a nuclear proliferation summit in which Israel, a nuclear power, is pushed away – but where Liberia...
  • Remember Katanga!

    08/11/2003 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 900+ views
    David W. Neuendorf ^ | 1995 | David W. Neuendorf
    Fifty years ago today, the life work of Alger Hiss came to fruition. Hiss, a US State Department official, served the United Nations as its acting Secretary General during its founding conference in the spring of 1945. On October 24, 1945 the United Nations Charter became effective as a majority of the countries that had signed it ratified their signatures. Several years later, Hiss went to a federal penitentiary for committing perjury when testifying that he was not a Soviet agent. His personal career was over, but his most important work, the United Nations, lived on. Globalists everywhere are today...
  • Firm that paid Obama adviser in business with warlord-tied official

    08/11/2012 9:59:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/2012 | By Richard Cohen
    A South African company in the spotlight for paying $100,000 in speaking fees to White House adviser David Plouffe is also in business with a Liberian official under U.N. sanctions for his ties to convicted war criminal and former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor. That's among the latest details to emerge on the connections involving MTN Group, a subsidiary of which paid President Obama's former campaign manager for engagements in late 2010, shortly before he joined the White House. The ties to Liberia's bloody Taylor era center on Benoni Urey, who was commissioner of maritime affairs in Liberia during Taylor's reign....
  • Intervening in Mali: West African Nations Plan Offensive against Islamists and Tuareg Rebels

    As Tuareg rebels battle radical Islamists with heavy weapons for control of the northern Mali city of Gao, Mali and the other 15 nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are planning a military offensive designed to drive both groups out of northern Mali in an effort to re-impose order in the region and prevent the six-month old conflict from destabilizing the entire region. So far, however, operational planning has not been detailed enough to gain the approval of the UN Security Council for authorization of a Chapter Seven military intervention, leaving ECOWAS and the African Union...
  • Islamic Socialism - bloody legacy (Qaddafi's 'Green Book,' WRC, etc.)

    04/26/2012 6:14:34 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Islamic SocialismFrom the CIA factbook: Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system was a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and was supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy.[1] The "Green Book" - Arabism, Islam & socialism, with Islam the main line Author John L. Esposito: Under Qaddafi three interrelated ideas were woven into Libya's ideological identity: Pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islam. Qaddafi's appeals to Islam were influenced by his...
  • Taylor verdict offers closure for Sierra Leone [The Islamic-Socialist RUF & Jihad in S.L.]

    04/25/2012 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Milagros
    Financial Times ^ | April 25, 2012
    The rampages of the Revolutionary United Forces (RUF) militia in Sierra Leone in the late 1990s involved the widespread brainwashing of child soldiers,
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner Defends Law Criminalising Homosexuality in Liberia

    03/22/2012 10:01:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies · 3+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3/19/12 | Tamasin Ford and Bonnie Allen
    Exclusive: In joint interview, Tony Blair refuses to comment on Liberian president's remarks supporting anti-gay lawsThe Nobel peace prize winner and president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has defended a law that criminalises homosexual acts, saying: "We like ourselves just the way we are." In a joint interview with Tony Blair, who was left looking visibly uncomfortable by her remarks, Sirleaf told the Guardian: "We've got certain traditional values in our society that we would like to preserve." Liberian legislation classes "voluntary sodomy" as a misdemeanour punishable by up to one year in prison, but two new bills have been...
  • Mauritius tops African household lighting survey

    01/13/2012 9:06:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    ESI-Africa ^ | Friday the 13th, January 2012 | unattributed
    A Gallup survey done across 20 sub-Saharan African countries on the main sources of lighting for households saw Mauritius fair best, with 100% of respondents saying this was provided by power lines. South Africa came in second at 80% in terms of households with grid supplied power for lighting, followed by Ghana (67%), Nigeria (66%) and Cameroon (65%). At the bottom of the list in this survey for electrical grid power supplying household lighting was Liberia at 4%, followed by Chad and Burkina Faso at 8%. In Chad, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Uganda and...
  • Sirleaf is Trying to Silence Me, Says Opposition Candidate Tubman

    11/07/2011 1:27:20 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    AllAfrica ^ | Saturday, November 5, 2011 | quijue
    Liberian opposition presidential candidate Wilson Tubman has accused President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of intimidation. [that's all I see when I load the so-called article, other than comments from Liberians] sirleaf site:freerepublic.com Google
  • Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Trio of Liberian, Yemeni Women

    10/07/2011 7:21:24 AM PDT · by Borges · 6 replies
    The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women's rights advocate Tawakkul Karman. The Norwegian Nobel Committee made the announcement Friday in Oslo, saying the three women will split the coveted award for "their nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights." Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland praised the work of the three recipients, saying that "we cannot achieve lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men." Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 72, became Africa's first democratically elected female president in 2005....
  • Shaky security in Liberia sparks fears ahead of key polls Tuesday

    10/08/2011 11:51:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | Saturday, October 8, 2011 | Agence France-Presse
    United Nations and regional security forces are on high alert ahead of Liberia's second post-war polls Tuesday, amid fears over weapons and mercenaries circulating after recent conflict in neighbouring Ivory Coast. Liberia still relies heavily on a UN peacekeeping mission (UNMIL) to secure its fragile peace, eight years after it emerged from one of Africa's bloodiest wars in 2003, in which some 250,000 were killed. The 8,000-strong UNMIL force has boosted border security as has the UN mission in Ivory Coast, and defence chiefs from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria have pledged to send at least 540 police...