Liberia

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    In Liberia, 42 000 candidates took the exam that is common for all of the region’s English-speaking countries for entrance into West African universities, but only one person managed to score at the level required to move on to university. This massive underperformance has revealed the flaws in the country’s education system, which is experiencing a shortage of teachers and suffers from a lack of basic educational facilities. Read on
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    On 16 September, Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is also the current ECOWAS Chairwoman, met in Monrovia with Xavier Crespin, the Director General of the West African Health Organization (WAHO). President Sirleaf said that it is important to have more coherence between the health plans of individual West African countries and the plans of regional and international organisations. Read on
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    Several new cases of Ebola were detected in Guinea in March and in Liberia in early April, just weeks after the end of a resurgence of the epidemic in Sierra Leone. These outbreaks, which had been anticipated by WHO because of the persistence of the virus in some survivors, are a real test for health authorities in the countries. Read on

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