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President Sirleaf receives Letters of Credence from the new Moroccan Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Majid Halim on Friday

Morocco Lauded for Upholding African Solidarity

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lauded the Kingdom of Morocco for the level of support that Liberia continues to receive, especially in the heat of the Ebola outbreak, when that North African country kept its airline open “as others abandoned us and left”.

On presenting his letters of credence during a ceremony held at her Foreign Ministry office, President Sirleaf recounted to the new Moroccan envoy, Ambassador Majid Halim,  Morocco’s role in promoting solidarity during the Ebola outbreak by allowing Royal Air Maroc to continue flights to and from Liberia.


Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola victim in the United States

After Spending over U$1million, Dallas Ends Ebola Monitoring

After spending nearly US$1 million, not including money spent by the city of Dallas, the state of Texas, and the federal government have ended monitoring people who may have had contact with America’s first Ebola victim, Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan.

According to information reaching the Daily Observer, last Friday ended the monitoring period in Dallas, as well as the State of Texas.

Former American President George W. Bush, who lives in Dallas, visited Presbyterian hospital and greeted nurses and doctors.

Poro Devil Wanted for Alleged Torture, Murder

A devil of the Poro Society involved in the alleged torture of one Samuel Mansuo, 55, which turned fatal in Zuaplay Town, Doe Administrative District, Nimba County, is said to have escaped upon news of the arrest of 28 of its followers.

The Administrative District Commissioner, Samuel Napah Wehyee, quoted the women of Zuaplay who said that they saw the devil escaping to the nearby town called Gbanquoi, after his followers were arrested.


Graves of those who succumbed to Ebola

“We Prefer Burial, not Cremation”

Traditional leaders in Bong County have denounced the cremation of Ebola dead on ground that it is conflicting to the cultural norms and traditional practices of the country.   

In an interview with the Daily Observer over the weekend, the Chief Elder of Bong County Moses Suakollie said incinerating the lifeless does not demonstrate love for the dead.

Mr. Suakollie told this reporter that their posture to censure the cremation is largely due to their tradition and customs as people of the Kpelle tribe.


Supt. Buway: ‘This will continue until National Gov’t can start providing benefits for health workers in Margibi’

Margibi Authorities Begin Health Workers’ Encouragement Package Scheme

Authorities of Margibi County have begun distributing what they termed motivational benefits to health workers at C.H. Rennie, government’s only referral hospital in Kakata City.

Addressing several government and volunteer health workers, Margibi Supt. John Zubah Buway said the county administration, including the Legislative Caucus thought it prudent to allocate some money from the county development funds to give  to health workers as an encouragement package.

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