Liberian Government Closes Red Cross Office, Dismisses Board Amid Investigation Into Ebola Spending

Reuters: Liberia shutters Red Cross amid inquest into Ebola spending
“Police shuttered the offices of the Liberian branch of the Red Cross on Thursday, days after the president dismissed its board of directors amid an investigation into the use of funds destined for the fight against recently ended Ebola outbreak. … While President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s office gave no reason for the decision announced on Tuesday to dismiss the Red Cross’s board, the organization has faced a string of graft accusations in the local press…” (Giahyue/Bavier, 3/10).