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Liberian girl sings for COVID-19 awareness

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/06/20, 11:32 am

A 9-year-old Liberian girl has made it to the local airwaves and won praise from health officials for her song about the coronavirus pandemic. Joselia Kollie’s tune urges people to protect themselves and stop public gatherings, with a chorus reminding listeners that “prevention is better than cure.”

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Trump tackles religious persecution

International | The rest of the world instead focuses on climate change at the opening of the UN General Assembly
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/23/19, 01:36 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Top U.S. officials will skip a climate summit opening this week’s UN General Assembly. President Donald Trump instead will be at UN headquarters in New York hosting a “Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom.” U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback was on hand for an on-the-record briefing on the event Monday afternoon.

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Scars to heal

Disease | In a country ravaged by war and epidemic, an American Ebola survivor and a Liberian pastor help residents recover from trauma
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/12/19, 03:05 pm

In August, Nancy Writebol, a missionary with SIM International, celebrated exactly five years of being healed of Ebola. She had contracted the virus during the 2014 outbreak while helping spray health workers with decontaminating bleach at Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

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