Sierra Leone

Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases

2015-04-16 20:29

Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school

2015-04-14 10:33

Sierra Leone’s 1.8 million children are preparing to return to school, eight months after clashes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone arrests 13 at unsafe burial

2015-04-07 16:41

Police in Ebola-hit Sierre Leone have raided a funeral and arrested 13 people suspected of organising an unsafe burial.

Sierra Leone district records Ebola case

2015-04-05 13:42

Sierra Leone's eastern district of Kailahun has recorded its first Ebola case in nearly four months, threatening progress made to stamp out the disease.

10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdown

2015-04-01 23:26

Ten Ebola cases were found during Sierra Leone's shutdown, indicating there aren't many hidden cases.

Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after 3 days

2015-03-30 07:34

Sierra Leoneans are once again allowed to leave their homes after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone starts countrywide lockdown

2015-03-27 12:29

Sierra Leone has begun a three-day, countrywide lockdown after the West African nation reported new Ebola cases last week.

New Ebola infections continue to drop, Guinea still a concern

2015-03-26 07:42

The three nations hardest hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic recorded the lowest weekly total of new cases so far this year in the week leading to 22 March, the WHO says.

Sierra Leone opposition considers impeaching president

2015-03-22 17:16

Sierra Leone's opposition party is considering impeachment proceedings against the president and says it will refuse all co-operation with the government after the vice president was sacked.

Sierra Leone replaces sacked VP

2015-03-20 08:37

Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed and sworn in a new vice president, the presidency says, a day after the sacked deputy vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court.


Sierra Leone schools re-open after Ebola scare

2015-04-14 20:38

Schools are re-opening in Sierra Leone after the Ebola outbreak forced closures for 9 months.

WHO: Half of all Ebola infections in S Leone-Guinea border area

2015-04-09 15:02

Almost half of all Ebola infections in West Africa have been recorded in two districts located in the border region between Sierra Leone and Guinea, the WHO says.

I wish I could have touched Ebola patients - SA nurse

2015-04-06 19:19

They were warned they would return in body bags, but this did not deter two South African nurses from travelling to Sierra Leone to help Ebola victims.

Sierra Leone to start laying off Ebola workers as cases fall

2015-04-02 08:18

Sierra Leone’s president Ernest Bai Koroma says authorities would soon start laying off staff recruited to fight Ebola as the number of cases declines.

Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown exposes hundreds

2015-03-30 22:32

A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone has exposed hundreds of potential new cases of Ebola, aiding efforts to bring to an end an epidemic that has already killed 3 000 people in the country.

Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown leaves capital 'eerily quiet'

2015-03-27 19:44

The capital of Sierra Leone is "eerily quiet" as hundreds of health volunteers spread out across the city and the surrounding area to search for hidden Ebola patients and raise awareness during a three-day lockdown.

Ebola virus has mutated less than feared - study

2015-03-27 06:19

The Ebola virus is not mutating as quickly as scientists had feared, which is good news for treating the disease and preventing its spread, a study has shown.

Judges reject Charles Taylor call for jail transfer

2015-03-25 20:00

Convicted Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor's request to be transferred from Britain to serve the remainder of a 50-year jail term in Africa has been denied.

Sierra Leone orders 3-day national lockdown against Ebola

2015-03-21 17:19

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koromo has ordered the country's entire population to keep to their homes on 27 - 29 March in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to lock down 2.5 million people

2015-03-20 06:32

Sierra Leone has said it will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic.

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