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Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care

Oct. 12, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening a mental health crisis. The frustration soared when President George Weah recently indicated there was no need...

Judge weighs lawsuit on ending of Liberian immigrant program

Oct. 9, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A federal judge in Massachusetts is weighing the Trump administration's request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its decision to end a humanitarian program allowing Liberian immigrants to live and work in the country. Judge Timothy Hillman is holding a hearing Wednesday in Worcester...

Electrical short caused Liberia fire that killed 27 children

Oct. 1, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's National Fire Service says "electrical shock" caused a fire that killed 27 children at a Quranic boarding school east of Monrovia two weeks ago. Fire Service Director Alex Dixon said Tuesday an investigation also determined that a motorcycle full of gasoline was parked...

Imam at Liberian school that burned says toll could rise

Sep. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia (AP) — The imam at a Quranic boarding school in Liberia that burned this week says the death toll could rise above the 27 people reported. Mohammed Lamine Barry spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, a day after the fire. It was not clear how many children had been sleeping inside...

Fire at school outside Liberia's capital kills at least 27

Sep. 18, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia (AP) — A fire at a Quranic school outside Liberia's capital has killed at least 27 people and many are thought to be children, police said Wednesday. The fire around midnight gutted a dormitory and school building where students slept about 7 miles (11 kilometers) east of Monrovia,...

Liberian police say a fire at a Quranic school outside the capital kills at least 27 people

Sep. 18, 2019 8:57 AM EDT
PAYNESVILLE, Liberia (AP) — Liberian police say a fire at a Quranic school outside the capital kills at least 27 people.

Ebola survivors at higher risk of dying, even after recovery

Sep. 4, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A study that tracked over 1,000 Ebola survivors found they had a higher than usual chance of dying in the year after their recovery. Some health officials said the results suggest more should be done to monitor the health of survivors amid the ongoing outbreak in Congo. Researchers at the...