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Overlap on persecution lists reveals danger for Christians

Persecution | The Open Doors annual watch list includes all of the U.S. State Department’s 10 countries of concern
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 1/23/18, 03:26 pm

The week after the U.S. State Department redesignated 10 nations as countries of particular concern (CPCs) over “systemic, ongoing, and egregious religious freedom violations,” the Christian group Open Doors USA released its annual World Watch List of the 50 most dangerous countries for Christians.

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Former soccer star wins Liberian presidential election

by Evan Wilt
Posted 12/29/17, 10:59 am

George Weah, a former international soccer star, won Liberia's presidential election this week, marking the first democratic transfer of power for the West African nation in more than 70 years. Weah’s opponent, Vice President Joseph Boakai, conceded on Friday with about 98 percent of votes counted. The latest tally shows Weah, 51, ahead by 23 points in Tuesday’s election.

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Globe Trot: Good news on the Ebola vaccine

International | The world will be better prepared for another outbreak
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/15/17, 12:28 pm

LIBERIA: The new Ebola vaccine is showing further promising results, making the world better prepared for the next outbreak.

A nurse who treated Ebola patients and survived the deadly 2013 outbreak has died from complications during childbirth—and her family is blaming Liberia’s lead hospital.

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