Liberian ambassador to speak at Pa. college

Liberia’s ambassador to the United States is planning to discuss the impact of the Ebola outbreak in his home country during an appearance at a college in central Pennsylvania.

Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh is slated to deliver a lecture at Elizabethtown College on Wednesday afternoon about Liberia, which is among the African nations hardest-hit by the deadly disease, the aftermath of back-to-back civil wars and the need for educational development.

Sulunteh, who holds two masters’ degrees, lives and works in the United States as a representative of Liberia. The nation has had close ties to the United States since it was founded by former American slaves in 1847.

More than 4,500 people have died from Ebola, most in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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