Liberia is proving to be a country that can bounce back from disasters. As the country heads into the New Year, Liberians are recovering from Ebola epidemic that nearly caused the country to collapse in a financial and literal context. Liberians are returning to normalcy and taking extra precaution with signs of sickness or any small changes in health in family homes and businesses. Christmas was celebrated in Monrovia and elsewhere across the country bringing joy to families eager to celebrate the holidays without worries of an epidemic or another health scare. Although 49 new cases of possible Ebola has been reported in Grand Cape Mount County on the border with Sierra Leone, most of the Liberia reported a drop in new Ebola cases bringing joy to many citizens including health officials and even the CDC Director who commended Liberia for a "better than expected situation."
Merry Christmas from Liberia 2014 compliments of BLK24
On a bright note, Liberian senate midterm elections recently ended after being postponed by the Liberian National Elections Commission from its usual election date in November. Complaints from local constituents emerged during and after the senatorial races were completed. Local constituents who felt the senate elections should have still been carried out at its usual date have questioned controversial move and reports of foiled ballot tempering during voting. Nevertheless, the senatorial elections were peaceful and most incumbents were either booted out and opposition members brought to the forefront as popular candidates by a majority of Liberians. Among the popular candidate who won his senate seat was the former football player George Weah and his CDC (Congress for Democratic Change) which is popular among many Liberians across the country.