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  1. August 12, 2014

    WHO says experimental drugs can be used to treat Ebola virus

    Experimental and untested drugs can be used to help combat the spread of Ebola in west Africa, the World Health Organisation...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Liberia declares emergency measures to contain Ebola outbreak

    Liberia has announced sweeping measures to contain the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed nearly 700 people in west...

  1. The World

    February 2, 2014

    The African Union: access all areas

    On catching sight of Sudan president Omar al-Bashir, I was so intent on my head-down enterprise to keep pace with him and...

  2. June 16, 2013

    Justice is the new front in war on global poverty

    What do we want the world to be like in 2030? It will certainly be more crowded, with another billion people expected to...

  3. March 27, 2012

    Leaders say ‘all options’ open on Mali

    ABIDJAN/BAMAKO, March 27 – A group of west African heads of state will visit Mali in the next 48 hours to persuade the...

  4. December 7, 2011

    Overview: Peace begins to pay dividends

    Thinkers Beach is as good a place as any to reflect on Liberia’s impressive recovery from war. The beach, popular on...

  5. December 7, 2011

    Interview: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    What is your agenda for the second six-year term – and what do you see as unfinished business from the first? My agenda has...

  6. December 7, 2011

    Security: More faith required in the rule of law

    A tiny Ghanaian flag on a gate is one of the few signs of their presence in the port city of Buchanan, but the 8,000 United...

  7. December 7, 2011

    Economy: Race is on to create new jobs for young

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a former finance minister who once worked at Citibank and the World Bank, campaigned for re-election...

  8. December 7, 2011

    National symbols: Ethnic issues remain a persistent undercurrent

    To the untrained eye, Liberia’s national seal appears innocent enough, if a bit backward-looking for a country that styles...

  9. December 7, 2011

    Politics: Poll result underlines need for reconciliation

    Weeks after the poll that secured her a second six-year term in office and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf still beams down...

  10. December 7, 2011

    Returning exiles: Those who left and those who stayed

    Curtis Jackson, who fled the fighting in Liberia in 1992, always knew he would return home. The 36 year old had studied...

  11. November 21, 2011

    Sirleaf to focus on Liberia’s jobless youth

    Liberia’s foreign ministry, perched high on a hill above the roiling Atlantic, where its president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf...

  12. November 8, 2011

    Sirleaf poised to win Liberia poll run-off

    MONROVIA, Nov 8 – A planned opposition boycott and fresh memories of a day of deadly clashes hung over Liberia’s...

  13. October 17, 2011

    Nobel prize winner faces Liberia poll run-off

    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia’s incumbent president and joint winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize, will face her...

  14. beyondbrics

    October 7, 2011

    New York headlines

    * China currency bill passes US Senate test * Russia and Georgia pursue WTO talks * Nobel peace prize honours women...

  15. October 7, 2011

    Nobel Peace Prize honours women activists

    The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen have won the...

  16. June 15, 2011

    Private equity in Africa

    The good news for African economic development is not that Helios, a private equity group, has raised a $900m fund to invest...

  17. February 18, 2011

    Power dressers

    From left: Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned, Yulia Tymoshenko, Angela Merkel, Samantha...

  18. December 10, 2010

    Leading from the front

    FT writers and editors pick their most influential women of the past 10 years across the globe, from Nobel prize-winning...

  19. October 1, 2010

    Liberia seeks to avoid ‘oil curse’

    Liberia is on the verge of oil discoveries that could make a “very important” contribution to the country’s development, its...

  20. August 17, 2010

    Asian interest boosts Liberia palm oil hopes

    War-ravaged Liberia’s hopes of developing a significant palm oil industry were boosted on Tuesday as one of the world’s...

  21. August 22, 2009

    ‘I used to ache because I missed Africa’

    Jackson, Wyoming Alexandra Fuller, author of ‘Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight’, has shifted her focus from the...

  22. October 6, 2008

    Liberia is ‘fastest-improving African nation’

    The island of Mauritius is the best-run country in Africa, Somalia the worst, and Liberia the fastest-improving, according...

  23. June 24, 2008

    Global governance ‘little improved’

    The average quality of governance around the world did not improve to anysignificant degree last year in spite of the focus...

  24. October 18, 2007

    Bono takes IMF to task on Liberia

    The International Monetary Fund faced harsh criticism on Thursday for failing to meet its commitment to write off $800m in...

  25. October 6, 2007

    Television

    The ambitious, international Why Democracy? series of 10 documentaries begins this evening with Iron Ladies of Liberia (BBC4...

  26. April 7, 2007

    Look at these positive examples from Africa

    From Mr Owen Cylke. Sir, I want to agree with Mario Pisani's review of Poor Story, Giles Bolton's pessimistic judgment on...

  27. March 13, 2007

    Former Liberian president surrenders

    Gyude Bryant, Liberia’s former transitional president, on Tuesday handed himself over to authorities after an arrest warrant...

  28. February 14, 2007

    US writes off $391m Liberia debt

    The US will write off $391m bilateral debt owed by Liberia and work with the World Bank and IMF to find a solution to the...

  29. February 13, 2007

    US writes off $391m Liberian debt

    The US will write off $391m in bilateral debt owed to it by Liberia immediately and work with the World Bank and the IMF to...

  30. November 3, 2006

    African summit set to be diplomatic triumph for China

    China hosts an unprecedented summit starting in the Chinese capital tomorrow with the leaders of 48 African countries. The...

  31. November 3, 2006

    African summit a diplomatic triumph for Beijing

    China hosts an unprecedented summit starting in the Chinese capital on Saturday with the leaders of 48 African countries....

  32. October 13, 2006

    Liberia wins palm-oil investment

    The Liberian government of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has secured its first significant foreign investment, weeks before it...

  33. June 29, 2006

    Police probe Mittal Liberia deal

    Anti-corruption police in the Netherlands have been inquiring into the circumstances surrounding the award of a Liberian...

  34. March 30, 2006

    UN-backed court seeks Taylor trial in The Hague

    A UN-backed court for Sierra Leone due to try Charles Taylor, former Liberian president, for war crimes has asked the...

  35. March 30, 2006

    Obasanjo meets Bush as Taylor held in Freetown

    Charles Taylor, Liberia's former president and war crimes suspect, was in custody last night in Sierra Leone, after being...

  36. March 29, 2006

    Former Liberia president arrested in Nigeria

    Nigerian authorities have arrested Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia wanted for war crimes, after he disappeared...

  37. March 29, 2006

    US angered as Taylor vanishes in Nigeria

    The Bush administration last night was considering cancelling a White House meeting scheduled for today with Olusegun...

  38. March 29, 2006

    US raps Nigeria as Liberian warlord vanishes

    The Bush administration last night was considering cancelling a White House meeting scheduled for today with Olusegun...

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