Liberian communities take anti-virus checks into own hands | AFP

In and around Monrovia community dwellers set up checkpoints at the entrances to their neighbourhoods to ensure that people entering wash their hands and have their temperature checked.

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Coronavirus: Liberian president announces lockdown of capital state | AFP

Liberian President George Weah announces a state of emergency and a lockdown of four states, including Montserrado, where the capital Monrovia is located, in order to contain the spread of coronavirus. New cases have been registered in the past days in this country still recovering from the 2014-2016 Ebola crisis. IMAGES

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Coronavirus: Young Liberians make African print masks for protection | AFP

With only three confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Liberia, young people are getting creative in finding means to fight the pandemic among the local population. A young Liberian woman starts making the African version of the face mask using Ankara fabrics to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Port chaos leaves Liberian fuel pumps dry | AFP

Liberians have faced long queues at petrol pumps for nearly two weeks as sloppy bookkeeping and poor port infrastructure have triggered economically damaging fuel shortages.

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Protest in Liberia over price hikes, corruption | AFP

Demonstrators clash with Liberian police in Monrovia during a march against corruption and economic mismanagement under former footballer turned president George Weah. IMAGES

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Mass protests in Monrovia, Liberia, over inflation and corruption | AFP

In Liberia, demonstrators are on the streets of the capital, Monrovia, to protest at inflation and corruption. Liberian President George Weah is being challenged over the same issues on which he campaigned in his historic ascent to the presidency, just 18 months ago. IMAGES

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Demonstrators take to streets of Monrovia in protests over economy | AFP

In Liberia, demonstrators are on the streets of the capital, Monrovia, to protest at inflation and corruption. Liberian President George Weah is being challenged over the same issues on which he campaigned in his historic ascent to the presidency, just 18 months ago. IMAGES

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Sirleaf’s son charged in Liberia Central Bank probe

The son of former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Charles Sirleaf, is charged by a Monrovia court along with the former Liberian Central Bank governor Milton Weeks and another senior executives of economic sabotage, misuse of public money property or records, illegal disbursement and expenditure of public money, criminal conspiracy, and criminal facilitation, following a probe into missing banknotes. Two other senior executives who are still at large were also charged. IMAGES of Charles Sirleaf and other central bank officials arriving and leaving court

French town of Portsall remembers oil spill, forty years on

When Liberian supertanker Amoco Cadiz capsized near French shores 40 years ago, the crude oil it was carrying devastated the coast of Brittany. In Portsall, the local town hardest hit by the spill, local residents remember the catastrophe, and the court case that made history.

George Weah, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf attend church service

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and president-elect George Weah attend a religious service in Monrovia, a day before the official handover of power. Also in attendance were current vice-president Joseph Boakai and future vice-president Jewel Howard-Taylor. IMAGES

Weah’s rival congratulates him on winning Liberia’s election

Presidential candidate and current Liberian vice president Joseph Boakai congratulated George Manneh Weah for winning the presidential election. He addressed supporters and media at his headquarters on 29 December 2017, before the National Elections Commission’s final announcement. SOUNDBITE

Hopes of banning FGM in Liberia fade ahead of election

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf battled unsuccessfully to ban female genital mutilation during her 12-years as Africa’s first female president, and now as she prepares to step down ahead of Tuesday’s general election, it’s feared hopes of outlawing the practice will fade too.REFILE TO CLARIFY THAT ESTHER DID NOT GROW UP IN THE VILLAGE WHERE SHE NOW LIVES

Hopes of banning FGM in Liberia fade ahead of election

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf battled unsuccessfully to ban female genital mutilation during her 12-years as Africa’s first female president, and now as she prepares to step down ahead of Tuesday’s general election, it’s feared hopes of outlawing the practice will fade too.

Africa Weekly: a round-up of news and features in Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we witness some painful goodbyes as children who fled fighting in Ivory Coast leave their Liberian caretaker families to finally go home. We’ll be doing our accounts in Dakar, on an app that’s revolutionising the process for local businesses. And we’ll take a look inside the battle to lead South Africa’s ruling ANC party and very likely the country. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

VICE News Daily: Cancun’s Beaches Covered in Seaweed

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Liberian babies at risk for human trafficking, Egypt extends the Suez Canal, a German website helps refugees find homes, and Mexico’s beaches are covered in seaweed.

LIBERIA
Ebola Outbreak Leads to Undocumented Babies
Only 700 births were recorded between January and May this year.

EGYPT
Suez Canal Extension Set to Begin
The new 45-mile waterway will accommodate the world’s largest ships.

GERMANY
Refugees Find Homes in Spare Rooms
A new website has placed more than 60 asylum-seekers.

MEXICO
Algae Turns Cancun Beaches Green
Seaweed has coated more than 100 miles of coastline.

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Managing the Spread of Infection: The Fight Against Ebola (Part 3)

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In Part 3 of The Fight Against Ebola, we return to Redemption Hospital in Monrovia and speak with Mohammed Sankoh, the director of the facility, which started as a holding center for patients but has since turned into a de facto treatment center. We also visit a nearby Doctors Without Borders (MSF) facility and learn about the challenges foreign healthcare workers face as they help manage the crisis.

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa began in Guinea in December 2013. From there, it quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Cases also appeared in Senegal and Nigeria, and there was another outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Today, Liberia is at the center of the epidemic, with more than 3,000 cases of infection. About half of them have been fatal. 

As President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending American military personnel to West Africa to help combat the epidemic, VICE News traveled to the Liberian capital of Monrovia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak. 

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Outbreak in Liberia: The Fight Against Ebola (Part 1)

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The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa began in Guinea in December 2013. From there, it quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Cases also appeared in Senegal and Nigeria, and a separate outbreak appeared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Today, Liberia lies is at the center of the epidemic, with more than 3,000 cases of infection. About half of them have been fatal.

As President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending American military personnel to West Africa to help combat the epidemic, VICE News traveled to the Liberian capital of Monrovia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak.

In Part 1, we meet confused and distressed people trying to receive treatment in the increasingly chaotic city, and speak to an ambulance driver doing his best to aid the sick.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 28 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: U.S. evacuates staff from Libya embassy due to militia clashes, Nigerian officials scramble to stop the spread of ebola after Liberian man’s death, UN says South Sudan suffering the world’s ‘worst’ food crisis, and fast food giants caught in China’s latest food safety scandal.

LIBYA
U.S. Embassy Evacuates Staff as Fighting Continues
Dozens of people have been killed in the most intense violence since the 2011 uprising.

WEST AFRICA
Ebola Outbreak Reaches Nigeria
Aid groups are urging for more funding and manpower as the death toll continues to rise.

SOUTH SUDAN
UN Urges Action Over the World’s ‘Worst’ Food Crisis
More than 50,000 children could die of starvation if pledged aid is not delivered.

CHINA
Fast Food Giants Consider Response to Expired Meat Scandal
Their meat supplier sold more than 5,000 crates of stale product.

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