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The UN had to go, but is Liberia ready to keep its own peace?

With thousands of UN peacekeepers leaving Liberia after 13 years, the country could be facing the most important transition in its history.

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Ebola Recovery Funds Impossible to Track, Says New Study

When the Ebola epidemic devastated three West African countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea two years ago – the international community responded with pledges of over $5.8 billion in funds to fight the disease which has killed over 11,300 people. But six months after the International Conference on Ebola Recovery, hosted by the United Nations, about $1.9 billion worth of promised funds have not been delivered, while “scant information” is available about the remaining $3.9 billion, according to a new study released here by Oxfam International.

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West Africa Ebola Outbreak declared Over

Brussels – It’s been a long, hard fight, but the World Health Organization has finally announced that West Africa is Ebola-free. Afronline.org publishes a summary of the results of the Ebola-Tx trial of the effect of treating Ebola patients with plasma from Ebola, a project funded by the European Union and led by the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM).

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Open letter to 60 Minutes regarding its reporting on Africa

Dear Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of CBS 60 Minutes,

We, the undersigned, are writing to express our grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent by 60 Minutes. In a series of recent segments from the continent, 60 Minutes has managed, quite extraordinarily, to render people of black African ancestry voiceless and all but invisible.

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A Marshall plan to defeat Ebola

The over 5 billion euros pledged by the international community, and already partially delivered to the three most hit countries in West Africa, aren’t enough, according to the heads of state of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In order to beat Ebola, a Marshall plan is necessary.

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Liberia: President Johnson Sirleaf and Oxfam Call for U.S.$60 Million Liberia School Upgrade

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and international agency Oxfam today called on donors and others to join forces to support the government’s $60 million appeal to upgrade Liberian schools with water and sanitation facilities as thousands of children across the country return to school for the first time in six months.

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