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Dr. Jim Yong Kim during a press stakeout in the foyer of the Foreign Ministry as President Sirleaf listens attentively

Swift Economic Recovery in Sight

The World Bank Group (WBG) has outlined several development initiatives that would assist Liberia in its post-Ebola recovery exercise. Through its President Jim Yong Kim, the WBG named five strategic areas that the bank is to prioritize in order to get the Liberian economy back on track.


President Sirleaf tours deplorable UN Drive, Bushrod Island flanked by outgoing Minister Weeks (l) and Deputy Minister - Technical Affairs Langley

Squatters in Hot Water

Liberians and foreign residents who are illegally occupying or squatting on public lands, especially those obstructing major road construction in Monrovia and its environs, have gotten on the nerves of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who has   threatened to demolish illegal structures without compensation. 

President Sirleaf said government will not hesitate to demolish without compensation all structures built over drainages or in alley-ways if they were built there illegally.


Commissioner Stylianides between Ambassador Pacifici (left) and Andruikaitis

“Ebola Must be Isolated, not the people”

European Union Ebola Coordinator and Commissioner for Humanitarian and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has urged countries unaffected by the Ebola Virus Disease not to discriminate against or isolate people of Ebola affected countries, but isolate the disease itself.

Commissioner Stylianides’ statement comes in the wake of isolation and discriminatory measures by many countries including Morocco, Australia and Canada to prevent people of Ebola affected countries from entering their countries.


President Sirleaf receives Letters of Credence from the new Moroccan Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Majid Halim on Friday

Morocco Lauded for Upholding African Solidarity

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lauded the Kingdom of Morocco for the level of support that Liberia continues to receive, especially in the heat of the Ebola outbreak, when that North African country kept its airline open “as others abandoned us and left”.

On presenting his letters of credence during a ceremony held at her Foreign Ministry office, President Sirleaf recounted to the new Moroccan envoy, Ambassador Majid Halim,  Morocco’s role in promoting solidarity during the Ebola outbreak by allowing Royal Air Maroc to continue flights to and from Liberia.


Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola victim in the United States

After Spending over U$1million, Dallas Ends Ebola Monitoring

After spending nearly US$1 million, not including money spent by the city of Dallas, the state of Texas, and the federal government have ended monitoring people who may have had contact with America’s first Ebola victim, Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan.

According to information reaching the Daily Observer, last Friday ended the monitoring period in Dallas, as well as the State of Texas.

Former American President George W. Bush, who lives in Dallas, visited Presbyterian hospital and greeted nurses and doctors.

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