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The government of Liberia has secured a new national cemetery site for all Ebola-related deaths, balancing public health concerns and religious communities' desire for dignified burial ceremonies.
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As Cameroon moves to end child labor, many young girls who used to work as nannies now go to school. Lacking affordable childcare, working mothers must take their babies along to work.
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The usual glamor and celebrations of Christmas and the New Year have begun unfolding across Liberia, but there is a shadow hanging over the festivities.
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The Ebola epidemic is now growing dramatically in Sierra Leone while it is in retreat in Liberia. Contact with victims' bodies due to religious burial rituals is blamed for the spike in infections.
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Liberian officials are asking the public to ignore claims by a government-licensed witch doctor that the 'curse' of Ebola can be cured by herbs, prayer, and phone calls to ancestors.
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Development strategies must protect media, due to the role a free press plays in a country's social and economic well being, says the regional director of the Media Institute of Southern Africa.
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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has launched a renewed campaign vowing to protect families, communities, and the entire country against the plague of Ebola.
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Over one million believers across the fifteen counties in Liberia took part in a three-day nationwide fasting and prayer campaign as a spiritual response to the Ebola plague.
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Religious leaders are now giving medical advice to the public to prevent further spreading of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
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A Pentecostal leader reports that the Ebola epidemic is causing people to turn to the Christian faith, quickly doubling or tripling the number of members in some local churches.
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