George Weah elected as new president of Liberia

Ex-football superstar George Weah has been elected as the new president of Liberia after beating Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff with 61.5% of the vote. Now, he will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president. George ..

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of  Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa after all known chains of transmission have been stopped. WHO’s announcement came with declaration of end disease in Liberia after no positive case was ..


WHO declares Guinea Ebola free

World Health Organization (WHO), a UN health agency has declared Guinea Ebola-free after no new cases were reported. Now the country enters into 90-day period of heightened surveillance of WHO. In Guinea, the deadly disease had killed more than 2,500 ..


New Ebola cases found once again in Liberia

The death toll from Ebola virus in Liberia is on the rise once again after three new confirmed cases were reported. Earlier in May 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) had declared the West African country Ebola free after no ..


WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

World Health Organization (WHO), a U.N. health agency has declared Liberia Ebola-free. WHO has hailed Liberia’s Ebola eradication efforts as an enormous development in the long crisis and monumental achievement as the virus has killed more than 4,716 people in ..


Peter Jan Graaff of Netherlands appointed as head of UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

United Nations (UN) has nominated Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the new chief of UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). He will replace Mauritanian diplomat Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed who was recently appointed as special UN envoy for ..