Sierra Leone

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.

Ex-child soldier from Sierra Leone freed in Minnesota

2015-10-10 11:23

A former child-soldier from Sierra Leone has been released after more than two years of immigration detention in Minnesota.

UK Ebola survivor treated for 'unusual' complications

2015-10-09 10:18

A British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been flown to a specialist London hospital unit, nearly nine months after she was discharged, due to an 'unusual late complication'.

Sierra Leone athlete refused UK visa

2015-10-03 07:30

Sierra Leone's top athlete, Jimmy Thoronka, who disappeared during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, has been refused a visa to remain in Britain.

4 killed in Sierra Leone floods

2015-09-17 12:37

At least four people have been killed and scores injured following torrential rains in Sierra Leone's capital, the West African country's head of disaster management says.

New Ebola death reported in Sierra Leone

2015-09-14 20:02

A new Ebola death has been reported in a Sierra Leone district that went nearly 6 months with no infections.

Another Ebola case in quarantined Sierra Leone village

2015-09-07 09:11

Another woman has tested positive for Ebola in a northern Sierra Leone village already under quarantine after the death of a woman a week ago.

New Ebola death in Sierra Leone sets back efforts to beat epidemic

2015-09-01 07:19

A woman who died last week in northern Sierra Leone tested positive for Ebola, the National Ebola Response Centre says, in a setback for the country’s bid to gain Ebola-free status.


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.

British Ebola nurse 'critically ill' again

2015-10-14 15:33

A British nurse who was successfully treated in January after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone, is now "critically ill" due to a resurgence of the virus.

Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

2015-10-09 15:23

Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. The vaccine regimen is part of a new study being conducted in Sierra Leone's Kambia district.

Baby, maternal deaths soar in Sierra Leone on Ebola fear

2015-10-06 20:31

Maternal and newborn deaths in Sierra Leone have soared since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as fear of being infected and mistrust of health workers deter pregnant women from giving birth in health facilities, researchers say.

Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response

2015-09-22 05:20

The World Health agency's bungling hindered Ebola response in Sierra Leone last year.

Sierra Leone quarantines 700 after new Ebola death

2015-09-15 14:33

Health authorities in Sierra Leone say they have quarantined almost 700 people as they battle to contain a new outbreak of Ebola which killed a 16-year-old girl.

Sierra Leone's leader 'within rights' to sack VP - court

2015-09-10 09:22

Sierra Leone’s sacked vice president has lost a legal challenge to his dismissal, the Supreme Court says, ruling that he had brought it on himself through the expulsion from his party.

Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone stops countdown

2015-09-01 22:00

Fifty people have been placed in quarantine in northern Sierra Leone after the death of a middle-aged woman from the Ebola virus.

US man arrested on Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' charges

2015-08-30 08:47

Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement and diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone's civil war, a victims' association says.

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