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Cordaid Sierra Leone extends health care program to Liberia

Cordaid's Country office in Sierra Leone has extended its health care program to the neighbouring country of Liberia. As of January 2018, the Cordaid team in Sierra Leone supports the Liberian National Verification Agency in its Results Based Financing (RBF) project. The aim is to improve the qualit

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

NINA SIMONE: LIBERIAN DAYS to play at Chapel off Chapel

Ruth Rogers-Wright is back to once again dazzle as Nina Simone in playwright Neil Cole's latest production Nina Simone: Liberian Days. The show will play at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel from 7 February - 18 February 2018. This is the second time Rogers-Wright and Cole have worked together, after the

BROADWAY WORLD - 2018-01-16 11:18:00

Liberia President's Ouster by Party May Raise Questions Over Her Legacy

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia waiting to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2015.Credit Jewel Samad/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images MONROVIA, Liberia - Just days before the end of her 12-year tenure as Liberia's head of state, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-14 23:33:35

Liberia party drops Sirleaf after Weah poll win

Monrovia (AFP) - Liberia's ruling party said Sunday it had expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for not backing her vice-president, Joseph Boakai, in a presidential election run-off lost to former footballer George Weah. Sirleaf, 79, will formally hand over power to Weah on January 22 a

YAHOO! - 2018-01-14 22:52:34

Liberia's Ruling Party Expels Outgoing President Johnson Sirleaf

(Bloomberg) -- Liberia's ruling party expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, saying she violated the party's rules by not supporting its candidate, who was defeated in last month's presidential election. Bloomberg Key Speakers At The U.S.-Africa Business Forum Ellen Johnson Sirleaf The

MSN.COM - 2018-01-14 15:30:41

I've Been Blessed to Spend Most of My Life in 'Shitholes'

Dealing with racism is exhausting - and the fact that it comes from the leader of our country in such tired, simplistic narratives makes it doubly so A gathering to mark the 8th anniversary of the massive earthquake in Haiti and to condemn Donald Trump's reported statement about immigrants from Hai

ROLLING STONE - 2018-01-14 16:35:00

Liberia ruling party expels president for not supporting VP

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberia's outgoing governing party says it has voted to expel President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf because of her alleged decision not to support her vice president in the latest presidential poll. Unity Party's assistant secretary-general for press and public affairs, Mohammed A


Liberia ruling party expels President Johnson Sirleaf

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's ruling Unity Party has expelled the country's outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is accused by party leaders of meddling in last year's presidential elections in which its candidate suffered a bruising defeat. Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate


Marine turned comedian Rob Riggle says serving in military helped prepare him for Hollywood 

Marine turned comedian Rob Riggle says the adversity he faced as a lieutenant colonel in Liberia, Afghanistan and Albania, prepared him for Hollywood. "When you're overseas in a combat zone, there's certain levels of problems," he said at Variety's Inaugural Salute to Service at Cipriani 25 Broad


It's not just Trump; the media treat countries that way, too

The president of the United States essentially called black and brown countries "s--holes." The Internet is aflame with outrage over his comments. There are already many calls to apologize, and there will be more to come. But let's be real: U.S. media have long treated black and brown countries that


Nevada City's nonprofit feeling global impact

The road looked deserted when a young Liberian boy scrambled onto the back of a vegetable truck and rode into the city in 2014. He scavenged food from garbage heaps. No one wanted to take him in, as an Ebola orphan. A teacher found him and enrolled him in a boarding school. It happened to be a Full-


Fiske to visit TUMC this Sunday

TILGHMAN - On Sunday, Jan. 14, the Tilghman United Methodist Church will welcome a guest preacher, the Rev. Charles Fiske from Lower Margibi County, Liberia. An ordained elder from the Liberia Conference of the UMC, Fiske holds a Masters of Pastoral Theology from Cuttington University Graduate Schoo


Africa's Airlines Aim to Connect the Continent

As an overseer of all security for U.N. peacekeeping missions around the world, Ken Payumo must make at least one stop each year in seven sub-Saharan African countries, from Liberia to South Sudan. When booking flights, he has several choices - none of them pretty. To fly to the Central African Repu


Briefing to the Security Council on the Report of the Secretary General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)

Download PDF (273.23 KB) By Mohamed Ibn Chambas Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNOWAS New York, 11 January 2018 Mr. President, Distinguished Council Members, It is my honour to be here with you today to introduce the Secretary-General's report on the activities of the Un


Church leaders say soccer star has work to do as new president of Liberia

YAOUND, Cameroon - Soccer legend George Weah will be sworn in as president of Liberia on January 22, 2018. Replacing Africa's first female president - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took office in 2006 - Weah's surprise win is due to his "perserverence," according to the secretary general of the country


Experts say Liberia's Weah must use jobs, education to tackle country's problems

A polling station during the 2017 presidential runoff election in Liberia. Photo by: Lesley Wright / CC BY-NC-SA ABIDJAN - Just two weeks after Liberia's runoff election where the country realized its first democratic transfer of power, and 12 years after boasting the election of Africa's first fema


Another Bloody Epidemic

Just when it seemed that people in Africa were safe again after the devastating Ebola outbreak, we have a new worry. An outbreak of a related virus known as Marburg Virus has begun in a city called Turkana along the Kenya-Uganda border in East Africa. Marburg virus was first identified in 1967 when


Review: Devastating West African Ebola outbreak subject of CDC show

You know you're in for a novel museum experience when your visit begins with a full car inspection and an ID check. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's David J. Sencer Museum is no ordinary art space, from that requisite security check to the global health perspective that informs this


Women Are Biologically Stronger Than Men And More Likely To Survive

These days there are more sophisticated ways to measure strength than an old-fashioned arm wrestle. Like, for example, our resilience and hardiness when it comes to withstanding horrendous ordeals. And if research from the University of Southern Denmark is to be believed, women are the far stronger


Review: From the Cape to Kasserine: Ten Years of African Hunting, 2007-2016

I believe I've decoded Craig Boddington's role in life: He's here to go to all the exotic places we will never see and report on them. In the course of doing this for the past four decades, he's earned the Weatherby Hunting and Conservation Award for 2017. This is presented only to the most serious,