Liberia

British Doctors On Look Out For Ebola Spread

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

British doctors have been warned to look out for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, now sweeping through West Africa. British health officials hav...

Jessica Elgot

Africa Needs More Than A Witch Doctor To Stop 'Out Of Control' Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

When villagers in some of the most remote corners of West Africa began to show symptoms of a deadly, unknown virus, locals tried traditional cures, be...

In Terms of Numbers Affected and Geographic Region, This Is the Worst Ebola Outbreak Ever

Gwen Wilson | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
Gwen Wilson

Ebola is such a contagious and deadly disease. This is the worst outbreak ever, both in terms of numbers affected and geographic region. It is the first time Ebola has appeared in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, so there's a lot of misunderstanding, which breeds fear, and it's that fear that presents the biggest challenge.

Ebola Is Now Spreading 'Out Of Control' Across West Africa

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is completely "out of control", with more than 60 outbreaks across three nations and doctors overwhelmed by the number of...

Being In Prison In England 'Is Human Rights Abuse,' War Criminal Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

An African war criminal has launched a legal challenge claiming that being in prison in the north east of England is an abuse of his human rights. ...

Raped During Conflict, Now Selling Sex to Survive, Liberia's Daughters of War Have a Message: Listen to Our Stories Angelina, and Bring Us Change

Jane Labous | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jane Labous

Silver, 30, was gang-raped in the war by four men who tied her up and left her pregnant. Now she is a sex worker to survive. Photo: ©PlanInternatio...

Ebola - Taming a Killer Virus

Unni Krishnan | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK
Unni Krishnan

Prevention is better than cure- this maxim applies for all disasters, including public health crisis such as an Ebola outbreak...

Liberian War Criminal To Serve 50-Year Sentence In UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia who was convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) on war crimes, is to be transferred to ...

University Left Empty After Every Single School Leaver In The Country Fails Entrance Exam

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university in West Africa will be left without first-year students after not one school leaver in the country managed to pass its entrance exam due ...

How We Can Lift 2.7 Billion People Out of Poverty

Lord Boateng | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Boateng

A remarkable revolution is taking place in finance, not in the City, but under the shade of large communal trees in villages across Africa and the developing world. It's a savings revolution, and one with the potential to pump $157 billion into the global economy, and particularly developing nations, if the 2.7bn adults worldwide who are 'unbanked' participate in savings-led microfinance programmes.

'Our Children Just Want To Be Pop Stars And Footballers'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has joked that in contrast to the perhaps more noble ambitions youngsters in poverty stricken west Africa, British children simply want ...

Post 2015: No-one Should Be Left Behind

Justin Byworth | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Politics
Justin Byworth

A child's right to protection is everything - and the Millennium Development Goals, agreed at the turn of the century with ambitious development targets for 2015, have achieved much we should be proud of.

Why Monrovia Matters

Stephen O'Brien | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Stephen O'Brien

This week, David Cameron sets off to Liberia's capital, Monrovia, for influential UN talks on what should replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015. The cynics would say this is another talking shop, an opportunity for the great and the good to come together and pontificate on poverty. I am not one of them.

What the Future Holds for the Children of Liberia

David Bull | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK
David Bull

Liberia features rarely in the world's media these days. The recent 'blood diamond' trial of its former President Charles Taylor offered a brief glimpse into the country's dark history. Perhaps the court's verdict will mark a new phase of recovery for this troubled country.

How Could Charles Taylor's Crime Have Been Prevented?

Brian Wood | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK
Brian Wood

As the debate rages over whether Charles Taylor will languish in a British prison or elsewhere, much more important should be the discussion into how the former President of Liberia could have been prevented from aiding and abetting such atrocities in the first place.

Charles Taylor Sentenced To 50 Years Over Sierra Leone War Crimes

Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes committed in Sierra Leone. Handing him th...

'I Am A Grandfather': War Criminal Charles Taylor Makes Sentencing Plea

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

War criminal Charles Taylor has pleaded with judges to show leniency when sentencing him as he is a grandfather and does not pose a risk to society. ...

Taylor Guilty Of War Crimes

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has been found guilty of war crimes after a five year trial. Taylor, 64, described by prosecutors as an "inte...

Taylor Faces War Crimes Verdict

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor will likely be imprisoned in the UK if international judges find him guilty of war crimes after a five year tria...

Shout of Africa

Justin Forsyth | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK
Justin Forsyth

As the clouds gathered over the small village house in the Liberian bush early on Tuesday morning where John Humphrys was preparing to co-anchor the Today programme, little could he have known that a Twitter Storm was about to rain down on his head.

Blair Awkwardly Dodges Liberian Gay Rights Question

Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics

Former prime minister Tony Blair suffered an awkward few minutes in an interview alongside Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, when he refused t...

The Costs of Conflict

Barbara Frost | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Politics
Barbara Frost

Rwanda, which suffered a brutal genocide in 1994, is the only Sub-Saharan African country on track with its Millennium Development Goal to halve the proportion of people lacking in water and sanitation services by 2015.

Voice of a Woman

Dr Scilla Elworthy | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Scilla Elworthy

Today we celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Two weeks ago on Armistice Day we remembered those who died in the wars of last century and this. In just over two weeks' time the Nobel Peace Prize will be presented in Oslo to three women. The connection is this. A century ago 80% of the casualties in war were soldiers, 20% were civilians; today that ratio is reversed. In war zones such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, the death toll has reached more than 5 million - the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II - where one of the main weapons of war is rape.

2011 Elections Will Determine Liberia's Political Maturity

Royal African Society | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics
Royal African Society

I came back to Liberia to vote in our general and presidential elections for the first time in my life, and discovered a politically charged milieu.

Africa can be Free of Dependence on Aid in a Generation

Tony Blair | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Politics
Tony Blair

A child born in Africa today will be eligible to vote by 2030. I hope, with the spread of stability and democracy, that they will be able to exercise that right. And I believe, with appropriate support externally, and enough political will internally, they will vote for a government which sets its own agenda, and delivers it from its own resources.