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  • Liberia confirms new Ebola case as outbreak spreads

    07/14/2015 7:56:03 AM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2015 | Reuters
    A Liberian woman has died of Ebola in a hospital in Monrovia shortly after being admitted, becoming the sixth confirmed case of the virus since it resurfaced last month after a seven-week lull, a senior medical official said on Tuesday.
  • Last Known Ebola Patient in Liberia Is Discharged

    03/05/2015 6:18:29 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/5/15
    Liberia’s last Ebola patient was discharged on Thursday after a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, bringing to zero the number of known cases in the country and marking a milestone in West Africa’s battle against the disease.
  • Another two journalists dead from Ebola in Liberia

    10/09/2014 2:46:02 PM PDT · by Prospero · 42 replies
    allAfrica/Press Union of Liberia (PUL) ^ | 10/9/2014 | FrontPageAfrica (Liberia - Staff)
    Monrovia — Two more journalists have died of the killer Ebola virus disease, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has regrettably announced.Journalist Alexander Koko Anderson, former employee of the Liberia Women Democracy Radio died at the ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit Wednesday morning (Oct. 8), while Cassius Saye, a cameraman at Real TV passed off over the weekend at the ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia. Rea TV staff Cassius Saye was among the station's non-essential staff sent home in the wake of the Ebola outbreak, while Alexander Anderson was no longer in the employ of LWDR, officials of the two...
  • US Military Planes Arrive at Epicenter of Ebola

    10/09/2014 1:38:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    MONROVIA, Liberia - Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone Thursday with more Marines, as West Africa's leaders pleaded for the world's help in dealing with "a tragedy unforeseen in modern times." The fleet that landed outside the Liberian capital of Monrovia consisted of four MV-22 Ospreys and two KC-130s. The 100 additional Marines bring to just over 300 the total number of American troops in the country, said Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, the commander leading the U.S. response. Williams joined U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac at the airport to greet the aircraft, which arrived...
  • Liberian President Appeals to Obama for US Help to Beat Ebola

    09/14/2014 8:17:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies ^ | September 13, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak, which was first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people mostly in Liberia, neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the epidemic is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths have been recorded. It...
  • Liberia’s West Point Slum Reels From the Nightmare of Ebola

    08/22/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 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.
  • Ebola patients flee armed attack on Liberian isolation ward

    08/17/2014 7:29:39 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 90 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.
  • Did Anders Behring Breivik act alone? — Updated

    07/25/2011 7:48:01 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    War in Context ^ | July 25, 2011 | Paul Woodward
    In his manifesto, 2083 A European Declaration of Independence, Anders Behring Breivik — who will soon go on trial for murdering at least 93 fellow Norwegians — writes: Solo-cell systems in combination with martyrdom is the most efficient and deadly form of modern warfare. This strategy was adapted by Jihadist groups. And now we will be using it as well. It is even more valuable to us as we enjoy more “invisibility” than individuals who have Arabic/Asian appearance and customs. This compendium of his writings, whose promotion was his central objective, describes in great detail the lonely pursuit of his...
  • Bush arrives in Liberia, last stop of Africa tour

    02/21/2008 2:08:45 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 21, 2008
    MONROVIA, Feb 21 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush arrived on Thursday in Liberia, the United States' staunchest ally in Africa, on the fifth and final stop of his visit to the world's poorest continent. Air Force One, carrying Bush and his wife Laura, landed at Monrovia's Spriggs Payne airport. It was the first visit in 30 years by a U.S. president to Liberia, Africa's first republic founded by freed slaves from America in 1847.
  • Charles Taylor arrives in the Netherlands

    06/20/2006 11:39:04 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 483+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 20, 2006
    Excerpt - THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday for a war crimes trial on charges accusing him in the death, rape or mutilation of hundreds of thousands of people in West Africa. An airport official said Taylor's U.N.-chartered plane landed after a direct flight from Sierra Leone, where he had been in detention since March 29. Two police vans and five motorcycle outriders were waiting on the tarmac at a small commercial airport south of The Hague. ~ snip ~
  • We Gotta Have Hartz!

    05/18/2006 9:36:52 AM PDT · by DesertGOP · 6 replies · 387+ views
    May 18, 2006 | Rick J. Radecki
    Well, it seems as if the rank and file elitist Country Club Republicans are flexing their muscles in the High Desert, not to mention down the hill, too, when it comes to who backs whom for the 59th assembly district race and why. When it comes to the two most likely frontrunners in the Victor Valley—encompassing Hesperia and Apple Valley—longtime GOP grass-roots crusader and people’s champion, Barry Hartz, versus government bureaucracy insider and recipient of Supervisor (San Bernardino County First District) Postmus’ back-scratching political favors, Anthony Adams, the battle lines have clearly been drawn and it’s easy to see, when...
  • Liberia - Charles Taylor arrives in Monrovia, then taken away in UN helicopter

    03/29/2006 9:12:29 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 469+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | March 29, 2006
    ALARM - Charles Taylor arrived to Monrovia and transferred in a helicopter MONROVIA - former bast president Charles Taylor, expelled Wednesday of Nigeria, arrived at the Roberts airport of Monrovia on board an apparatus of the Nigerian presidency and was immediately led in a helicopter of the United Nations, noted a correspondent of AFP.
  • Nigeria - Fugitive Liberia ex-president Charles Taylor arrested

    03/29/2006 1:04:12 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 2,525+ views
    Associated Press | March 29, 2006
    AP News Alert ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian police say they have arrested Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.
  • Breastmilk processing facility opens in Monrovia

    08/05/2005 4:05:58 AM PDT · by Alia · 13 replies · 586+ views
    Prolacta Bioscience has opened the first large-scale breastmilk processing facility in the nation. The Monrovia facility will accept donated milk from milk banks around the nation and use various pasteurization, formulation and filling processes to produce high-quality donor milk with specific calorie, fat and protein content meant for premature babies. After processing, the milk can be shipped to hospitals nationwide to help treat premature babies. "By opening this facility, we will take the burden of processing this donor milk off the shoulders of the local milk banks and provide a system that can be relied upon by physicians, nurses and...
  • Liberian Ex-Leader Stole $3 Million as He Left, U.N. Aide Says

    09/09/2003 6:43:05 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 7 replies · 254+ views
    The NY Times ^ | September 6, 2003 | TIM WEINER
    Charles G. Taylor, who was forced out as president of Liberia on Aug. 11 and flew to exile in Nigeria, took with him $3 million donated for disarming and demobilizing thousands of armed combatants, a senior United Nations official said today. The sum is roughly equal to six months of current government revenues in Liberia, by any measure one of the poorest nations on earth. The senior United Nations official here, Jacques P. Klein, the special representative of Secretary General Kofi Annan, described the theft and said the donor was an Asian nation. Other government officials said it was Taiwan....
  • Combatants: Liberian businessman picked to lead transitional government [Gyude Bryant]

    08/21/2003 12:54:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 247+ views
    Associated Press | August 19, 2003
    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Liberia's rebels and government picked a Monrovia businessman to lead the country's post-war transition government, and international mediators closed peace talks after 78 tumultuous days. The chief mediator, retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, officially announced selection of Gyude Bryant to head the two-year power-sharing accord, and sent warring parties home to implement it. "The first step of unifying the people starts from today,'' Abubakar said. "Do not let your people down.'' Selection of the transitional government's leaders follows Monday's signing of a peace accord, made possible by warlord-president Charles Taylor's Aug. 11 resignation and flight into...
  • An Attaboy for America - Rebels Lift Siege of Starving Monrovia (my title)

    08/15/2003 5:17:49 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 6 replies · 191+ views
    Yahoo News - Top Stories ^ | Thu Aug 14,12:02 PM ET | GLENN McKENZIE,
    MONROVIA, Liberia - Rebels lifted their two-month siege of Liberia's starving capital Thursday, and dozens more U.S. troops came ashore, significantly increasing the American presence in support of West African peacekeepers. With a handshake between U.S. Ambassador John Blaney and rebel leaders on the middle of a front-line bridge, insurgents ended an offensive that had brought down President Charles Taylor, killed well over 1,000 civilians, and left hundreds of thousands more trapped and starving. Dancing, singing and cheering, tens of thousands of residents and refugees massed on both sides of the New Bridge as rebels withdrew. "Thank you! Thank you,...
  • US Warships Sail Into Monrovia As Taylor Finally Goes

    08/11/2003 4:53:20 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 258+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-12-2003 | Declan Walsh
    US warships sail into Monrovia as Taylor finally goes By Declan Walsh in Monrovia 12 August 2003 Up to the last moment many Liberians could hardly believe it was true. But after six years of destructive rule, Charles Taylor surrendered power to his deputy, Moses Blah, at his executive mansion yesterday and flew into exile abroad. Almost immediately, the momentum for a peaceful solution to Liberia's war started to spin faster. Three US warships sailed before the shores of Monrovia, causing joyful residents to flood onto the city's rubbish-strewn beaches to watch them pass. Two large helicopters rose from the...
  • Monrovia cheers arrival of peacekeepers

    08/08/2003 3:40:11 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 142+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 8, 2003 | By Alexandra Zavis
    <p>MONROVIA, Liberia &#8212; West African peacekeeping forces drove into Liberia's rebel-besieged, famished capital yesterday to deafening cheers from its residents.</p> <p>The triumphant arrival came as President Charles Taylor announced his successor &#8212; a step toward the leader's much-anticipated resignation and toward ending two months of warfare in Monrovia that has left at least 1,000 persons dead.</p>
  • Peacekeepers in Monrovia; Taylor Set to Go

    08/07/2003 12:10:11 PM PDT · by Gabrielle Reilly · 2 replies · 199+ views ^ | Aug 7th, 2003 | By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - West African peacekeeping forces drove into Liberia's rebel-besieged, famished capital on Thursday to deafening cheers from the city's people. The triumphant arrival came as President Charles Taylor announced his successor - a step toward his much-anticipated resignation and toward ending two months of bloody warfare in Monrovia that has killed at least 1,000 people. In a letter to Congress, Taylor said he would hand power to his vice president, Moses Blah. Lawmakers approved the decision, paving the way for Taylor's stepping down Monday, as promised. Blah said Taylor called him Thursday morning to tell him the...