Two men have been convicted of stealing US aid money for Liberia. The men worked for the Christian charity World Vision, which administers aid to Liberia. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from World Vision vice-president, George Ward.
Immigration will be a major point of discussion for the new Congress. Correspondent Deepa Fernandes looks at how the African nation of Liberia has been treating, and often imprisoning, some people deported from the US.
The death of Liberian American traveler Patrick Sawyer stoked fears that the Ebola virus could cross the Atlantic. But despite the wide spread of the disease in West Africa, it has almost no chance of breaking out the United States thanks to the deep medical infrastructure here.
About 50 percent of people infected with Ebola in the current West African outbreak are surviving, but they're returning home to communities that often shun survivors. That's because many people don't understand how Ebola spreads, but some campaigns are now trying to raise awareness.
For those fighting Ebola on the front lines, personal protective equipment — those infamous hazmat suits — are both necessary and cumbersome. According to epidemiologist Sharon McDonnell, healthcare workers struggle to work around the limitations of that equipment — while taking a host of other precautions.
The film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" documents the story of a group of women who organized protests for peace aimed at ending Liberia's nearly 20-year civil war. Leymah Gbowee was the driving force behind the movement.
Today's Geo Quiz is about money. We Americans aren't feeling very wealthy right now. Most of us are a lot wealthier still than most of the world's 6.8 billion people. Most of them are poor. We want to know which are the 5 poorest countries of the world?
Dr. Raj Panjabi, a Liberian-born Harvard Medical School physician, co-founded Tiyatien Health. He spoke with Marco Werman about how the Ivorian refugees are overwhelming the fragile health care system in Liberia.