Liberia: Economy struggling three years after Ebola outbreak

Three years on from an Ebola outbreak that killed more than 11,000 people, countries in West Africa are still struggling to deal with its effects. The IMF predicts Liberia’s fragile economy will shrink significantly in 2017.


Outsourcing Liberia's education system

The country bridges public-private education partnership with a US firm in a controversial multi-million dollar deal.


Five-year-old becomes latest Ebola victim in Liberia

New cases are a setback for the country, which had been declared free of the disease for a third time in January.


Guinea to vaccinate contacts of Ebola survivors

WHO says that while Ebola is no longer an international health emergency, flare-ups are still to be expected.


Small Small Thing

An exploration of the life and death of Olivia, a victim of child rape and its horrible aftermath in Liberia.

Humanitarian crises

The plunder of West Africa Ebola funds

The much-vaunted rebuilding of livelihoods ruined by Ebola is far from happening.

by Fisayo Soyombo

Humanitarian crises

Fears in Liberia after new Ebola death

More than 150 people under surveillance, two months after West African nation was declared free of the disease.


New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia

Boy, 10, admitted to hospital, in first case to hit West African country since it was declared Ebola-free in September.


Palm-oil firm denies Liberia intimidation claims

Global Witness says communities in nation's southeast pressured to sign away land rights for GVL plantation operations.

Human Rights

Fears rise of new Ebola outbreak in Liberia

At least two more people test positive for Ebola in first outbreak of tropical disease in west African nation.


New Ebola case reported in Liberia

Liberia announces return of the deadly virus, more than six weeks after the country appeared to have eradicated disease.


China accused of illegal fishing in West Africa

Environmental group Greenpeace says Chinese fishing boats, some state owned, took advantage of Ebola crisis.


WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

With no new cases reported in 42 days, WHO says West African nation is now free of disease that killed 4,700 there.


Guinea declares 45-day Ebola health emergency

Residents' movement to be restricted in five provinces in country's west after new spike in recorded cases.


Liberia's last Ebola patient dies from virus

Woman dies in Monrovia treatment centre as the Liberian government again begins countdown to become Ebola-free.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone in new shutdown to stamp out Ebola

Six million people to be confined to their homes for three days as West African nation brings Ebola under control.