Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone declares emergency over Ebola

2014-07-31 12:05

Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus.

World Ebola fears grow, Europe & Asia on alert

2014-07-31 07:18

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents have grown, with European and Asian countries on alert and MSF warning the "unprecedented" epidemic is out of control.

Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicentre

2014-07-29 11:12

Sierra Leone's president has visited the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

US doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

2014-07-27 18:56

An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency says.

S Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

2014-07-23 13:51

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government says.

London Mining boosts iron ore output

2014-07-17 10:15

London Mining has raised quarterly production at its iron ore mine in Sierra Leone after upgrading a processing plant.

As Ebola stalks W Africa, medics fight mistrust

2014-07-14 08:50

Governments and health agencies trying to contain the world’s deadliest ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa fear the contagion could be worse than reported.

Ebola death toll now 518: WHO

2014-07-09 02:30

The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health Organization says.

Sierra Leone defends its record on Ebola

2014-06-22 10:08

Sierra Leone says it is dismayed by allegations that it is not doing enough to combat the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa.

S Leone steps up measures to tackle Ebola

2014-06-20 17:12

Sierra Leone, one of three neighbouring west African countries facing an Ebola epidemic, has stepped up measures to fight the highly contagious and deadly disease, the health minister says.

Sierra Leone shuts borders, schools to fight Ebola

2014-06-12 06:57

Sierra Leone has shut its borders to trade with Guinea and Liberia and closed schools, cinemas and nightclubs in a frontier region in a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus.

S Leone leader sacks chief of staff over timber deals

2014-06-10 10:08

Sierra Leone’s president has sacked his chief of staff, accusing him of lack of transparency in a mining deal and involvement in the illegal export of timber from the country, a statement says.

Ebola: UK firm pulls staff from Sierra Leone

2014-06-03 13:59

A British mining company says some of its personnel have left Sierra Leone amid an outbreak of the Ebola disease that has killed at least five people.

Sierra Leone confirms seven Ebola cases

2014-05-30 19:17

Sierra Leone has confirmed seven cases of Ebola and suspects dozens more amid fears the deadly epidemic gripping West Africa is spreading.

4 die from Ebola virus in Sierra Leone

2014-05-26 15:58

Four people in eastern Sierra Leone have died after contracting the Ebola virus, a health ministry official says.

5 killed as boulder crushes house in S Leone

2014-05-05 10:08

Five people, including two children, have been killed after a boulder dislodged by heavy rains crushed a house in a poor area of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, witnesses say.

Possibility Ebola spreads to Sierra Leone

2014-03-25 17:47

Sierra Leone's health ministry says it is investigating two suspected cases of the Ebola virus as neighbouring Guinea struggled to contain an outbreak of the deadly virus.

Stop imposing gay rights on Africa – S Leone

2014-03-03 08:47

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has reportedly taken a swipe at the West for "imposing" gay rights on Africa, adding laws on homosexuality should be the decision of individual countries.


Govt: SA takes stringent measures against Ebola

2014-07-31 10:48

The South African government has taken stringent measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola disease in the country.

Top Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola

2014-07-29 21:01

The top doctor dealing with Ebola in Sierra Leone has died of the disease as a regional airline halts flights to 2 cities hit by the outbreak.

Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims

2014-07-28 15:16

An American doctor and a missionary have contracted Ebola in Liberia, and the death of the first victim coming from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Ebola victim in Sierra Leone on the run

2014-07-26 07:06

Sierra Leone officials have appealed for help to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital.

S Leone govt 'has failed in handling Ebola'

2014-07-21 14:27

Religious leaders in Sierra Leone have criticised the government’s handling of an Ebola outbreak that has killed 194 people in the West African country.

Death toll from W Africa Ebola outbreak hits 603

2014-07-15 13:03

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has spiked to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported in the last week alone, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone, Liberia

2014-07-11 12:10

Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 cases and 21 deaths between 6-8 July, WHO says.

W African nations in crisis talks as Ebola spreads

2014-07-02 06:11

Health ministers from across western Africa will meet to plan "drastic action" against the deadliest ever Ebola epidemic as dozens of new cases continue to emerge.

MSF: Ebola out of control

2014-06-20 20:37

Doctors Without Borders says the West Africa Ebola outbreak is 'totally out of control,' and more help is needed.

Mum-to-be in S Leone tells of Ebola recovery joy

2014-06-13 16:11

A pregnant woman identified as the first person to be cured of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has spoken of her joy at the "miracle" recovery.

Ebola death toll keeps rising

2014-06-10 18:34

Precautions and prayers have been called for in three West African countries as the Ebola toll keeps climbing.

Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak death toll now 5

2014-06-03 16:27

Foreign mining company personnel have left the country while others are undergoing body temperature screening at work sites, company officials say.

Sierra Leone raises Ebola death toll

2014-06-02 16:06

Sierra Leone has raised its death toll from the highly contagious Ebola virus sparking fears that the deadly epidemic gripping west Africa is spreading.

Ebola patient's family remove her from clinic

2014-05-27 21:09

Relatives of an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone took her home from a community health centre despite protests from medical staff, risking spreading the deadly and highly infectious disease.

African slaves on Chinese vessel in Uruguay

2014-05-22 05:00

A group of 28 African immigrants have been held in slavery on a fishing vessel off the coast of Uruguay, beaten and forced to work without pay.

UN lavishes rare praise on Sierra Leone

2014-03-27 11:06

The UN Security Council has lavished rare praise on Sierra Leone, a country once known for "blood diamonds" and rebels chopping limbs off innocent civilians.

Ban in S Leone to shut down peace mission

2014-03-05 10:34

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Sierra Leone to oversee the closure of the organisation’s peace mission, with the nation in recovery after a brutal civil war.

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