Sierra Leone


Water crisis hits Sierra Leone capital

2016-05-14 16:01

Sierra Leone's capital is in the grip of a fortnight-long drought that has forced residents to spend hours searching for water.

New Sierra Leone Ebola alert

2016-04-10 22:49

Sierra Leone has called for increased vigilance to prevent a resurgence of the Ebola virus after new cases in neighbouring Liberia and Guinea.

Sierra Leone begins destroying stockpile of 'unuseable' arms

2016-03-26 21:23

Police and military arms experts in Sierra Leone have begun destroying nearly 5 000 "unserviceable weapons" in an operation set to last two weeks.

Sierra Leone ministers fired after apparent fight

2016-03-10 07:59

Sierra Leone's president has fired two ministers in a move that has calls for new ministers by the public.

Latest Sierra Leone Ebola case cured

2016-02-09 21:40

Sierra Leone's most recent case of Ebola has been cured, but more testing is required before the latest outbreak can be seen as resolved.

Oxfam: $1.9bn in Ebola aid not delivered by donors

2016-01-31 22:14

International donors have failed to deliver $1.9bn in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11 000 people, Oxfam says.

Joy over Ebola victory crushed in Sierra Leone

2016-01-15 22:20

A new death from Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone just a day after west Africa celebrated the end of an outbreak which killed 11 000 people.

The case of Sierra Leone's missing ambulances

2015-11-26 15:49

Despite vehicle donations and purchases during the Ebola epidemic, many patients still struggle to reach a hospital in Sierra Leone.

WHO to declare end of Ebola in Sierra Leone

2015-11-07 11:28

The World Health Organisation is set to announce that Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone has beaten an epidemic that killed almost 4 000 of its people and plunged the economy into recession.

School girls are being forced into public pregnancy tests

2015-11-06 12:23

School girls have had their breasts and stomachs felt by teachers and nurses in front of their peers and been forced to take urine tests in Sierra Leone.

 

PICS: Alone and at risk - Sierra Leone's baby-faced mothers

2016-05-11 13:25

Dizzy and sweating, 15-year-old Isatu Koroma sits with her eyes closed in the maternity ward in Sierra Leone where she has spent the last 10 days, as her tiny little daughter begins to cry.

Ebola health emergency over

2016-03-29 22:41

The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constitutes an international emergency.

Sierra Leone president orders government reshuffle

2016-03-14 17:08

Sierra Leone's president has carried out the biggest cabinet reshuffle of his nine-year tenure.

Sierra Leone religious groups believe abortion law a lost battle

2016-03-03 21:26

As the president of Sierra Leone equivocates over signing a bill to extend abortion provision in a country with sky-high maternal mortality rates, its powerful religious authorities believe the battle against it is already lost.

Sierra Leone frees 55 from Ebola quarantine

2016-02-04 07:16

Only four people remained in quarantine in Sierra Leone on Wednesday after 55 others were declared free of the Ebola virus and released from hospital, officials and medical sources said.

Sierra Leone vaccinates people quarantined after Ebola death

2016-01-21 09:48

Sierra Leone authorities Wednesday announced a vaccination programme for people quarantined following a new Ebola death last week just as west Africa declared an end to the epidemic.

Suspected Ebola death in Sierra Leone hours after WHO gives all-clear

2016-01-15 07:54

A woman in Sierra Leone is thought to have died from Ebola, officials say, just hours after the World Health Organisation declared an end to an epidemic of the disease.

Sierra Leone declared free of Ebola

2015-11-07 22:58

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, but neighbor Guinea struggles to end virus

Sierra Leone girls forced into 'degrading' pregnancy tests

2015-11-06 14:43

Thousands of schoolgirls in Sierra Leone have been forced to undergo humiliating and degrading public pregnancy tests since the government banned pregnant girls from attending mainstream schools and taking exams, Amnesty International says.

Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola nightmare

2015-11-05 07:54

The Ebola epidemic is expected to be declared over in Sierra Leone this weekend, when the west African nation will have gone 42 days without any new infections.

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