Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone vice president in Ebola quarantine

2015-03-01 07:46

Sierra Leone's Vice President Sam Sumana has placed himself in quarantine after one of his bodyguards died from Ebola, as the number of new cases in the country rises again.

Sierra Leone locks down 700 homes after Ebola death

2015-02-14 08:11

Sierra Leone says it has placed hundreds of homes in the capital under quarantine, in a huge blow for its recovery from the Ebola crisis less than a month after it lifted all travel restrictions.

AU pledges Ebola fund

2015-01-28 19:07

The African Union plans to launch an Ebola Solidarity Fund as aid agency Oxfam warned the continent's leaders needed to keep their promises to boost healthcare.

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantines as crisis eases

2015-01-23 14:30

Sierra Leone has lifted crippling nationwide restrictions on movement put in place at the height of the Ebola crisis, amid signs that the deadly epidemic is retreating.

Danish PM visits Sierra Leone in solidarity

2015-01-20 21:14

The Danish PM has visited Sierra Leone in a show of solidarity amid the Ebola fight.

SA nurses fearless as they face Ebola

2015-01-19 20:48

A South African nurse going to Sierra Leone to help combat the Ebola virus in West Africa says he is aware of the risks but not afraid.

Cuban health worker dies of malaria in Sierra Leone

2015-01-19 07:32

A Cuban health worker sent to Sierra Leone as part of a team to help fight Ebola has died of malaria.

UN: At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain

2015-01-16 09:23

At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated, the UN’s Ebola chief says.

China quietly toughens travel restrictions on West Africans

2015-01-12 11:23

China has been quietly toughening travel restrictions on students and businessmen travelling from Ebola-hit West Africa, as it increases support to fight the deadly disease on the ground in the region.

US health worker arrives in Nebraska for Ebola evaluation

2015-01-05 08:45

An American health care worker possibly exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has arrived at a hospital in Omaha for evaluation and any necessary treatment, an official says.


Sierra Leone hunts infected as Ebola crisis hits 'turning point'

2015-02-19 07:44

Sierra Leone has launched a door-to-door search for "hidden" Ebola patients as the head of the UN announced the world is at a "critical turning point" in the crisis.

Sierra Leone to prosecute Ebola 'ghostworkers'

2015-02-11 09:49

Sierra Leone says it had cleaned up a list thought to contain thousands of 'ghostworkers' on its Ebola staff and would prosecute those who sought to swindle money from the government.

Oxfam: Marshall Plan needed for Ebola-hit Africa

2015-01-27 20:54

Ebola-hit west Africa needs a multi-million dollar recovery plan similar to that of war-ravaged Europe in the 1940s, Oxfam has claimed.

Military tactics defeat Ebola

2015-01-22 05:00

A military-style operation to fight the outbreak in Sierra Leone, the worst-affected country, has helped to dramatically reduce new cases

Schools reopen as west Africa turns page on Ebola epidemic

2015-01-20 09:16

Children have trickled back to school in Guinea, where the Ebola epidemic broke out in December 2013, as west Africa cautiously began turning the page on the deadly outbreak.

Mali govt, UN declare country Ebola-free

2015-01-19 11:02

The Malian government and the UN have declared the country free of Ebola after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus.

Schools in Guinea closed amid Ebola to reopen

2015-01-16 14:51

All schools in Guinea are set to open after being closed amid the deadly Ebola outbreak, Guinea’s health minister says.

Red Cross nurse dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

2015-01-16 08:11

A nurse working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola in the eastern district of Kenema, where no new cases had been reported for 37 days, the organisation says.

AU: Ebola challenge will promote unity in west Africa

2015-01-07 07:31

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic could have a positive side by uniting the region’s countries in their response to the “serious challenge”, the acting head of the African Union says.

South Korean flown to Germany for Ebola treatment

2015-01-03 18:09

A member of a South Korean medical team treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has been flown to Germany after an injury with a hypodermic needle.

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