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Tag: Liberia

As the EU dithers, democracy for #Liberia hangs in the balance

As the EU dithers, democracy for #Liberia hangs in the balance

| November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the aftermath of the October 10 presidential elections, Liberia’s democracy is being put to the test. Outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is facing accusations from within the ranks of her own Unity Party (UP) of having meddled in the elections, accusations that led Liberia’s Supreme Court on November 6th to issue a temporary injunction […]

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Liberian president: ‘In 10 years we want half of all presidents to be female’

Liberian president: ‘In 10 years we want half of all presidents to be female’

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (pictured) called for more education for girls and outlined her plans to make her country Ebola-free by 15 April in an interview on the occasion of her visit to the Parliament. On 4 March Johnson Sirleaf met EP President Martin Schulz and also participated in a meeting related to the […]

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EU response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

EU response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

West Africa is facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries. Over 22 900 people have been infected, more than 9 200 of whom have died. The European Union has been active in the response to the Ebola emergency from the start. It […]

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Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries

Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production, two UN agencies warned.  The disease’s impact is potentially devastating in […]

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EU commits €150m to stop Ebola reaching Europe

EU commits €150m to stop Ebola reaching Europe

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Labour MEPs have welcomed the decision to commit more than €150 million in EU funding to the fight against Ebola, in an urgent debate in Strasbourg today (18 September). €11.9m will go towards stopping the immediate spread of the deadly virus in West Africa, with a further €140m to build health care facilities in the […]

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Europe-wide response to Ebola epidemic

Europe-wide response to Ebola epidemic

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Statement by Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva and Health Commissioner  Tonio Borg, following the high-level event to co-ordinate the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. “The EU is gravely concerned by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where the situation continues to deteriorate. Our thoughts are with […]

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EU support to provide access to energy to two million people in Africa

EU support to provide access to energy to two million people in Africa

The European Commission has today (1 April) announced the results of the first call for proposals of an innovative programme for providing finance to bring electricity to the world’s poorest citizens. This initiative also shows that the EU has been a leader in the campaign to provide Sustainable Energy for All. Grants of €95 million […]

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