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Meet Liberia’s 15 Washington Fellows! Congratulations!!

The Washington Fellowship is the new flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  This program will bring over 500 young leaders to the United States each year, beginning this summer, for leadership training and mentoring, and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic ...
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USAID Mission Director Calls for an Increase in the Number of Trained Female Teachers

Zorzor, Lofa County – One hundred and fifty-six graduates were awarded pre-service “C” certificates, qualifying them to teach at the primary school level at a colorful ceremony witnessed by hundreds of people on the campus of the Zorzor Rural Teacher Training Institute (ZRTTI) on June 21. The graduates, mostly between the ages of 25 to 35 ...
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Visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom Discusses Key Issues with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Members of her Cabinet

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom met with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her key advisors June 20 during a two-day official visit to Liberia. The advisors present at the meeting included Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Ngafuan, Minister of State and Chief of Staff Dr. Edward McClain, Minister ...
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U.S. State Department Releases 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report on Liberia

The U.S. Department of State has released its 2014 Trafficking in Person (TIP) report on Liberia and has praised Liberia for making substantial progress in combatting human trafficking although it says more work still needs to be done. The report says Government of Liberia does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever UPDATE

June 16, 2014: Recent reports confirm new cases of Ebola in Liberia as well as cases in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone. These cases are from the Foya area and from Montserrado County/Monrovia. The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the situation closely and to support the efforts of Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in its ...
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