Liberia - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Liberia Illegal hunters kill 2 Liberia forestry staff after arrests MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A mob of people killed two forestry staffers who had arrested about 20 people for hunting illegally in Liberia's Sarpo National Park, authorities said Monday. The two forestry rangers on Thursday found a new base set up by illegal hunters and arrested 20 of them in the protected rainforest park which covers more than 100 hectares (247 acres) in Liber... Mon, 01 May 2017 15:41:00 GMT 2017-05-01T15:41:00Z 11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus. The World Health Organization said Friday that authorities are looking into whether the people were sickened by something they ate or were exposed to a chemical or bacteria. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:46:00 GMT 2017-04-28T14:46:00Z A look at UN peacekeeping missions as US seeks cuts UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Part of President Donald Trump's proposed deep budget cuts in foreign aid could be significant reductions in U.N. peacekeeping missions in some of the world's most dangerous places. The U.N. Security Council is meeting Thursday on the issue at the United States' request. Here's a look at some of the 16 current peacekeeping missions around the world, inc... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:29:00 GMT 2017-04-06T17:29:00Z Ebola treatment unit torn down as Liberians recall outbreak PAYNESVILLE, Liberia (AP) — Bulldozers cleared the remains of a once busy Ebola treatment unit in Liberia on Wednesday, as health care workers, officials and some who were treated there gathered to mark the center's last day and official decommissioning. Music echoed near the gathering at the former ELWA Treatment Center in Paynesville, Liberia, the large... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:58:00 GMT 2017-04-05T20:58:00Z Liberia leader bars official travel abroad for 60 days MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has ordered a 60-day moratorium on official overseas travel to save the country's depleted foreign currency holdings. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's office said the measure applies to all ministers and the heads of other government bodies as well as their deputies and assistants, according to a weekend statement. ... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:12:00 GMT 2017-02-06T12:12:00Z Liberia: Charles Taylor's ex-wife named as VP candidate MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's international soccer star turned presidential candidate has named the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor as his running mate. In a statement broadcast by Liberian radio stations Monday morning, George Weah said he and Jewel Howard-Taylor would head a coalition of three parties. Both currently serve as senators. ... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:25:00 GMT 2017-01-23T14:25:00Z US orders families of embassy personnel out of Gambia ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The West African regional bloc stands with the people of Gambia and will apply diplomatic solutions to solve the country's political crisis, the body's chair said Saturday. The Economic Community of West African States has before threatened to send troops led by neighboring Senegal to Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh does not step down when his mandate en... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 18:50:00 GMT 2017-01-07T18:50:00Z Gambia's ruling party petitions for fresh election DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's ruling party pressed for a fresh presidential election Tuesday as West African regional mediators intervened to try to resolve a mounting political crisis in the tiny country that voted its leader of 22 years from power less than two weeks ago. A petition signed by the secretary-general of President Yahya Jammeh's party on T... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:25:00 GMT 2016-12-13T22:25:00Z