Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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Liberia's president 'very optimistic' Ebola will be beaten

Over 3,700 people have died from Ebola in Liberia, leaving families and communities devastated.

But the outbreak also revealed how this profoundly impoverished state was simply in no position to deal with such a crisis.

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke to Newshour about whether Ebola would leave another blemish on a country already scarred by years of civil war.

Listen to more interviews and analysis on BBC's Newshour

  • 12 Feb 2015
  • From the section Africa
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