Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf praised President Barack Obama's "extraordinary" leadership in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Kazakhstani peacekeeprs talked about their daily routine in Western Sahara.
Kazakhstan will not send any peacemakers to Liberia amid the outbreak of Ebola in that region.
What the families idling at the gate of this Ebola centre in Monrovia lack is news of the fate of their sick loved ones inside.
The Philippines said it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.
Seventeen Ebola patients in Liberia who fled from a guarantine centre after it was attacked by club-wielding youths were missing.
The US Peace Corps announced it was pulling hundreds of volunteers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone due to growing concerns over the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa.
Alarm soared in west Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
An armed gang attacked an Ivorian village near the border with Liberia, killing three soldiers and 10 civilians, Defence Minister Paul Koffi Koffi said.
Former Liberian president Gyude Bryant, who led a peacetime government after two ruinous back-to-back civil wars, died aged 65 on Wednesday, the government said in a statement.
The leaders of Britain, Indonesia and Liberia on Thursday called on the United Nations to set a target of 2030 to eradicate extreme poverty.
Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent battling extreme poverty and disease since 2000 and now the United Nations is lining up a new war on the social distress still suffered by huge numbers around the world.
Libya's new national assembly late Thursday elected as its president Mohamed al-Megaryef, a staunch opponent of Moamer Kadhafi's overthrown regime who is seen as being pro-Islamist.
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