Sierra Leone


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.

Ivory Coast shipwreck survivor tells story

2015-08-24 21:49

A Sierra Leonean footballer has escaped Ebola, kidnappers, and the capsizing of his boat that killed 800 people in April.

Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration

2015-08-19 16:01

Officials desperately hope they can soon announce the start of the countdown to an Ebola-free declaration from WHO nearly 15 months after the first patient tested positive in Sierra Leone.

Handwashing in W African schools protects children, families from Ebola

2015-08-13 07:54

Handwashing and giving out soap in schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have helped to keep classrooms Ebola-free this year but schools need to remain vigilant after the summer holidays, the UN says.

Sierra Leone frees 13 on mutiny charge

2015-08-06 21:23

A court-martial in Sierra Leone has found 13 soldiers not guilty on charges of mutiny and plotting to overthrow the government.

Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback

2015-07-30 20:54

Authorities in Sierra Leone have quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months.

Ebola-hit countries seek billions for recovery at UN

2015-07-10 15:24

The presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will attend the conference at the UN, hoping to raise $3.2bn to put their countries firmly on course for recovery from Ebola.

Sierra Leone urged to ban FGM after backing women's rights treaty

2015-07-08 08:53

Sierra Leone’s decision to back an international treaty on the rights of women in Africa could lead to a new law banning female genital mutilation in a country where the practice is rife, campaigners say.

Groups: Sierra Leone's children exploited due to Ebola outbreak

2015-06-17 13:49

Sierra Leone’s children have been exploited and violated since an Ebola epidemic hit the west African nation and caused the country’s social fabric to rupture, aid organisations say.

Sierra Leone imposes curfew to halt Ebola

2015-06-12 20:21

Sierra Leone's president has declared a curfew and other restrictions in Ebola-hit areas.

 

Sierra Leone’s last Ebola patient released from hospital

2015-08-25 12:46

Health authorities have released Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient from hospital, aid organisation MSF says.

Sierra Leone releases its last known Ebola patient

2015-08-24 16:10

Health authorities in Sierra Leone have released the country's last known Ebola patient from the hospital.

Sierra Leone lifts last major Ebola quarantine

2015-08-15 12:57

Sierra Leone has lifted its last major Ebola quarantine as President Ernest Bai Koroma expressed confidence that the country would soon be free of the virus.

China pledges continued support for Ebola-hit African nations

2015-08-10 18:50

China's foreign minister has pledged continued support to the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 11 200 people.

Head of CDC in Sierra Leone as concerns grow from new case

2015-08-03 15:52

The director of the US CDC is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country’s health system as new concerns grow about how many people may have been infected by a single case in the Tonkolili District

Ebola patients' escape spreads alarm

2015-07-13 22:00

Sierra Leone has launched an emergency operation to prevent a serious spread of Ebola after two patients escaped for several hours from a treatment centre.

Sierra Leone extends Ebola curfews indefinitely

2015-07-09 11:12

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone says it will extend curfews placed on its worst affected communities last month until the deadly virus has been eradicated.

Ebola setback for Sierra Leone

2015-06-24 17:01

Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has suffered a fresh outbreak of Ebola, dashing hopes that health authorities in the densely-populated city of 1.2 million had beaten the deadly epidemic.

Authorities repeating mistakes in Ebola fight - MSF

2015-06-14 09:14

Health authorities are repeating the mistakes of the past in combating Ebola the international president of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned.

UN: Ebola will end in Sierra Leone in weeks

2015-06-02 09:26

The United Nations' Ebola chief says he believes it's only a matter of weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone ends.

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