Campaigning Underway in Liberia Despite Ebola
Monrovia – Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country even as it hits the capital of neighbouring Sierra Leone with increasing force.
Senate candidate Robert Sirleaf, son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, expressed delight at how many supporters turned out at a recent campaign rally.
“They told me that there would only be 50 people but I see four or five thousand people,” he said. “That gives me spirit.”
Police last week said gatherings were still banned, including on beaches where people tend to flock on a holiday this Saturday, but political rallies were exempt from the ban.