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Liberia Marks Independence Anniversary amid Ebola and Economic Challenges

Liberia celebrates its 167th independence anniversary Saturday amid Ebola fear and economic downturn. The World Health Organization reports 196 Ebola cases in Liberia with 116 deaths. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf this week announced an additional $500,000 from the government to fund the Ebola campaign. The country’s economic state of affairs has been characterized by increasing poverty, high cost of living, and an upsurge in the exchange rate. Jeremiah Sulunteh, Liberia’s...

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