Liberia dismisses officials for abandoning fight vs Ebola

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Liberia dismisses officials for abandoning fight vs Ebola


Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Sunday, September 14, that she had sacked 10 senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak. Sirleaf had told ministers to return within a week as part of a state-of-emergency announcement on August 6. In a statement, Sirleaf said, “These government officials showed insensitivity to our national tragedy and disregard for authority.” Liberia has been hit hard by the Ebola epidemic, with at least 1,137 deaths recorded as of September 7.

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