About: Liberia

Development Policy 11-06-2018

Liberia’s leader Weah looks abroad for help tackling poverty

After stoking expectations among Liberia’s voters for rolling back poverty, President George Weah is facing the twin pressures of time and money to carry out his promises. On 22 January, Weah became president of the one of the world’s poorest...
Africa 15-11-2017

International pressure ramps up over Liberia election delay

The European Union yesterday (14 November) joined an international chorus urging Liberian political parties and its electoral commission to end "unnecessary delays" and elect a new president.
Development Policy 16-10-2017

Ex-football star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

Former soccer star George Weah was set to win the first round of a presidential election in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading with 39% of votes and less than 5% of precincts still to be counted.
Health 15-05-2017

Commission ready to support DR Congo in Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The European Commission said today (15 May) it was following the situation and was ready to provide support.
Development Policy 14-11-2016

Development NGO: Rich countries gaming tax avoidance blacklist

Europe is pushing new legislation to fight tax avoidance and tax evasion. But these initiatives are not always helpful for developing countries, which are struggling to improve their tax systems, Tove Ryding told EURACTIV.com

World’s most powerful women – and where to find them

The world is still mostly led by men, but the balance could swing slightly towards women of power today (8 November), when the US goes to the polls to potentially elect its first female president. Here are some of the distinguished individuals Hillary Clinton could join. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 26-10-2016

Professor: What the EU got right – and wrong – about the 2015 ebola epidemic

The 2014-15 ebola outbreak in the west African states of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia left 11,000 dead, caused global panic, and saw the EU and member states put up nearly €2bn in financial aid.
Development Policy 04-10-2016

Rule of law declines for 70% of Africans over past decade, warns Ibrahim index

Governance across Africa has seen minimal improvement over the past decade, held back by widespread deterioration in safety and rule of law, according to a report published on Monday (3 October).
Development Policy 14-09-2016

Oxfam questions ‘blending’ financing in SDG delivery

Oxfam has taken aim at the increasing use of ‘blending’ private sector investment with foreign aid, in a wide-ranging report looking at the future of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s.
Development Policy 15-06-2016

ActionAid chief: Africa’s ‘child marriage’ is actually rape

Ahead of this year's European Union Development Days, the NGO ActionAid is focussing on the issue of inequality, with the launch of the report, The Price of Privilege.
Development Policy 23-05-2016

EU sets sights on West Africa’s gun problem

A €5.6 million EU funded programme in West Africa is pushing for the voluntary surrender of small and light arms that are in the hands of civilians in exchange for incentives like social amenities and development activities for residents. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 11-05-2016

New fishing deals with Mauritania and Liberia approved

The European Parliament has approved a new fisheries agreement with Mauritania and Liberia. Spain is set to be a big beneficiary of the plan. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Global Europe 05-04-2016

Ebola refuses to let go of West Africa

Nine people die have died in West Africa since Guinea was declared free of the Ebola virus and a thousand people are under still under surveillance. EURACTIV’s partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Health 17-03-2016

West Africa passes Ebola ‘milestone’

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has subsided, leading the United Nations to call it a "milestone" for West Africa. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 21-01-2016

Ebola epidemic reveals gaps in research into diseases of poverty

The Vaccine Alliance has announced that it will fund research into an Ebola vaccine. Without public funding, laboratories often ignore illnesses that affect the poorest patients. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 14-01-2016

WHO: Liberian Ebola outbreak over

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday (14 January) announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. The country joins Guinea and Sierra Leone, the other epicentres of the latest outbreak, in being declared disease-free.
Development Policy 15-12-2015

As global trade talks open, African leaders seek fair terms

The World Trade Organization must do more to support large-scale agriculture in Africa and develop a new, global approach to domestic farm subsidies, African leaders said on Monday (14 December).
Development Policy 02-12-2015

Tropical countries demand financial incentives to save their forests

Developing countries will commit to protecting their forests in return for financial compensation from the big polluters. But deforestation will not appear in a binding Paris agreement. EURACTIV France reports
Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun July 20, 2014 [Photo: Reuters]
Development Policy 12-11-2015

Ebola’s last stand: Epidemic in West Africa nearing conclusion

Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the countries worst affected by the Ebola outbreak, are now virus-free according to the World Health Organisation. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 08-09-2015

Brussels pledges €1 million to help children affected by Ebola

The European Commission will make €1 million available to help provide education and psychosocial support for children affected and left orphaned by Ebola. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Development Policy 08-04-2015

German ministers visit West Africa with ‘lessons from Ebola’

Gerd Müller and Hermann Gröhe travelled to Ghana and Liberia on Tuesday (7 April) to strengthen the healthcare system in Africa. But industry officials were not in their delegation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Economy & Jobs 04-03-2015

David Miliband: The most valuable resource to fight Ebola is local staff and leaders

The Ebola epidemic has been beaten back by local community education, mobilization and organization led by trusted figures in the diverse communities in West Africa, David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said in a speech on Wednesday (3 March).
Development Policy 04-03-2015

Ebola-hit countries ask for ‘ownership’ of recovery effort

The leaders of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea asked for EU support Tuesday (3 March) to set up a homegrown Marshall Plan to fight Ebola.
Global Europe 04-03-2015

David Miliband: The world needs the EU more than ever

David Miliband, the UK Foreign Secretary between 2007 to 2010, told EURACTIV that in his present capacity as President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), he was often told by colleagues that the EU should get its act together and play a bigger role in global affairs.