Liberia president sacks 10 officials told to return to fight Ebola

September 14, 2014 11:39 PM

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Liberia president sacks 10 officials told to return to fight Ebola

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sacked 10 senior officials because they failed to heed a warning to return from overseas travel to help the government's fight against an Ebola epidemic that has killed at least 1,100 Liberians.

The officials, who include six assistant ministers, two deputy ministers and two commissioners, were dismissed with immediate effect for being "out of the country without an excuse," according to a statement from the president's office.

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