TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone extended to May 20, 2017

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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is extending TPS benefits for beneficiaries of TPS under the designations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for 6 months for the purpose of orderly transition before the designations terminate, effective May 21, 2017. … Read More

Liberia: Liberians to receive additional tailored mental health services

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  The Carter Centre has partnered with the UBS Optimus Foundation to improve the well-being of vulnerable youth in Liberia by tailoring and strengthening the national mental health care system to address the unique needs of children and adolescents. The … Read More

UN mission hands over security responsibility to Liberian forces

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Liberian security forces on Thursday took full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13 years ago, marking a historic milestone for the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia and a major benchmark in the … Read More

AfDB releases new report on impact of Ebola on women

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – While projections have been made about the short-, medium-, and long-term impacts of Ebola on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, it is clear that women in the three countries are likely … Read More

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The World Health Oraganisation (WHO) has declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission. A WHO statement obtained by PANA on Saturday said 42 had passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on 28 March 2015 … Read More

President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf meets community at York College

By Isseu Diouf Campbell The York College Division of Student Development and the Greater Queens Chapter of the Links, Inc. hosted this evening a conversation with President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf moderated by NY1 News Anchor Cheryl Wills at … Read More

UNECA appeals for US$2.6 billion debt cancellation to boost Ebola response

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) called for US$2.6 billion debt cancellation to countries worst affected by the Ebola outbreak and warned that foreign aid pledges could spark a debt crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone … Read More

Second African Ebola patient dies in the US

By Isseu Diouf Campbell Dr. Martin Salia, a native of Sierra Leone and the second African Ebola patient in the US, has died at the Nebraska Medical Center despite being the hospital’s third Ebola patient. The two other Ebola patients … Read More

“Eric Duncan did not come to America to seek care for Ebola” fiance’s spokesperson

Saymendy Llyod, spokesperson of Louise, fiancé of Eric Duncan who died of Ebola, in Texas, on October 8, 2014

Ethiopia: Mauritius deports AU official for visiting Ebola-affected West Africa

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – An African Union (AU) official has filed a complaint against Mauritius for harassment and deportation, following his ordeal during a recent trip to Port Louis, the Mauritian capital. The top AU Commission Departmental Planning Expert, … Read More

The epidemic of Ebola virus in west Africa worsened by shortage of staff in the health sector

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African Press Organization (APO)/ – Nearly a third of students in medicine and nursing in the developing countries do not have the intention to work in their own country after obtaining their diplomas, while less than a fifth of them have … Read More

Ghana: ECOWAS Chair Mahama to visit main Ebola-hit countries

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, was billed to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries in the sub-region that have been badly affected … Read More

Korto Momolu’s rebirth at New York Fashion Week

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Korto Momolu Spring Summer 2015 Collection 1 2 … 5 ► By Isseu Diouf Campbell Liberian designer Korto Momolu came out of Project Runway All-Stars stronger and more determined to take her brand to the next level. She presented a … Read More

Botswana: Botswana extends help to Ebola hit countries | Le Botswana étend son aide aux pays ouest-africains frappés par le virus Ebola

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – The Botswana foreign affairs ministry said on Monday that the Government had taken a decision to render financial assistance to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to assist them in the fight against the disease. … Read More

UN Security Council welcomes decision on Charles Taylor conviction

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Photo: UN PANA New York, US – Members of the UN Security Council on Friday welcomed the decision by a UN-backed court to uphold the conviction of former Liberian President, Charles Taylor, for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed … Read More

Liberian leader visits Benin

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Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf By PANA Cotonou, Benin – The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, is expected Wednesday in Cotonou at the start of a two-day working visit in Benin, PANA learnt from official sources. The Liberian president will, while in … Read More