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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

Former soccer star Weah poised to win Liberia’s presidency

Former international soccer star George Weah was poised to win Liberia’s presidency with a significant lead and more than 98 percent of votes counted, according to provisional results released Thursday, …


Liberia waiting to hear first results of runoff election

Liberia’s National Elections Commission was expected to begin releasing provisional results Wednesday from the West African nation’s presidential runoff as a football star and the vice president compete to replace …


Liberia to choose between soccer star, VP in Tuesday runoff

Liberians head to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa’s first female head of state.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Liberian refugee elected mayor of Helena, Montana

Voters in Montana’s capital city have elected a Liberian refugee as their next mayor.


Liberia court orders temporary halt to runoff election prep

MONROVIA, Liberia – Liberia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a temporary halt to preparations for next week’s runoff presidential election as it awaits a hearing on alleged voting irregularities. Following …


Liberia political party calls for halt to vote-counting

One of Liberia’s largest political parties called for a halt to counting of election results Thursday, alleging voting irregularities and fraud, as the country awaited the announcement of the first …


Liberia vote-counting continues as runoff election likely

Vote counting continued Wednesday across Liberia following presidential elections that are likely to go to a runoff with 20 candidates contesting, local media and observers say.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

Liberia votes to replace Africa’s 1st female leader

Liberians gathered in masses under the bright sun Tuesday to vote in an election that for the first time in more than 70 years will see one democratically elected government …


New York Blood Center, Humane Society reach deal on care of chimps

The New York Blood Center has reached a deal to provide for the long-term care of more than 60 Liberian chimpanzees formerly used in medical research.


Mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola raged

World Health Organization officials said Friday that they are investigating a troubling report out of Liberia of a “cluster of unexplained illnesses and deaths” in an area several hours from …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care

The trauma of the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,300, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, has left many survivors fighting a battle some worry will …


Don’t interrupt the march of scientific progress

The battles to come in Washington over spending priorities could determine whether the United States will remain a global leader in scientific research.


Guinea confirms 2 new Ebola cases, 3 probable in southeast

CONAKRY, Guinea – Guinea’s government says that two people in Guinea have tested positive for Ebola, months after the country was declared free of the virus. Ibrahima Sylla, spokesman for …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 4, 2015, 9:52 p.m.

Liberian president’s talk a highlight for GU twins

Simon and Simeon Menso, identical twin freshmen at Gonzaga University who immigrated to the United States from Liberia at age 6, attend a lecture Sunday night by Liberian President Ellen …


Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol recalls treatment, recovery

Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol doesn’t remember much about her air-ambulance ride from Liberia to Atlanta. But she remembers a medic in Monrovia who put his hands on her face and …


Nobel Peace Prize goes to women’s rights activists

Africa’s first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen’s autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize today in recognition of …