A stampede at a Christian prayer gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia has killed at least 29 people following an attack by armed thugs.
Liberians can hold dual citizenship until the government takes them to court and a judgement is given against them.
Alieu Kosiah has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape, killings and an act of cannibalism. Also known as “bluff boy”, he was in the rebel group ULIMO, which fought former president Charles Taylor’s army in the 1990s in Liberia
A vaccination drive was launched last week, but as with past outbreaks, people in the region doubt the existence of Ebola and reject measures aimed at checking its spread, including not to touch sick people and not to wash the dead.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells reporters strict measures are being taken to avoid such incidents in future after Turkish sailors were kidnapped by pirates in Gulf of Guinea.
The trial of Alieu Kosiah is one of just a handful of cases brought before international courts in relation to the West African country's 1989-2003 conflict, which killed nearly a quarter of a million people, often at the hands of child soldiers.
Liberian President George Weah hopes to appeal to music lovers across the West African nation of some 4.5 million people to ensure Covid-19 does not spread further.
Various African governments have announced lockdowns or curfews in response to the virus, which was slow to reach many African countries but is now growing exponentially, according to the World Health Organization.
Training doctors and investing in health care was key to suppressing previous lethal outbreaks in the Kerala state of India, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
In a matter of days, African leaders have made multiple appeals for financial aid to combat the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Painters from Angola, Brazil, France, Israel, Liberia, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Salvador, Spain and Uruguay and their works attract hundreds of visitors in the Quinta do Mocho housing project, north of Lisbon.
Growing scepticism of vaccines in Europe, especially in countries like France should be a cause for concern.
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