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#Sierra Leone

# sierra-leone - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone

The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.

# sierra-leone - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

A massive diamond that used to be owned by a pastor has sold for $6.5 million

British jewelers Laurence Graff purchased the stone.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died'

The death toll from this months mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital city is approaching 500.

# sierra-leone - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'First Ebola, now mudslides': Over 100 children confirmed dead in Sierra Leone

The death toll is currently at 300 but is expected to rise significantly.

# sierra-leone - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history

The death toll is expected to rise as around 600 people are still missing. The President has appealed for a global response.

# sierra-leone - Monday 14 August, 2017

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

# sierra-leone - Monday 16 May, 2016

From The42 Sierra Leonean fan's Old Trafford heartache turns to Wembley joy Mixed Emotions

Sierra Leonean fan's Old Trafford heartache turns to Wembley joy

Army experts blew up a suspect device at the stadium — later revealed to be a dummy left from a training exercise.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 7 November, 2015

'They touched our breasts and stomachs to see if we were pregnant'

Pregnant girls are shunned in Sierra Leone – and banned from exams.

# sierra-leone - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Family of man who died in Scottish police custody want "the whole truth"

And a war of words has broken out between police and the family’s lawyer.

# sierra-leone - Sunday 5 April, 2015

From The42 From Rwanda with love: Northern Irishman Johnny McKinstry on his new African adventure Return Of The Mc

From Rwanda with love: Northern Irishman Johnny McKinstry on his new African adventure

The Ebola virus derailed the young manager’s incredible work in Sierra Leone but he’s eager to conjure something similar in a new country.

# sierra-leone - Monday 9 March, 2015

The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind

The outbreak is not yet over, doctors have warned.

# sierra-leone - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims

The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.

# sierra-leone - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative

Pauline Cafferkey, from Glasgow, is being treated in London.

# sierra-leone - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.

# sierra-leone - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Christmas has been cancelled in Guinea's capital and Sierra Leone

It’s in a bid to combat the spread of the Ebola virus.

# sierra-leone - Monday 1 December, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 22 November, 2014

These “heroes” will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa

The centre was built by the UK Government.

# sierra-leone - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'

That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.

# sierra-leone - Friday 17 October, 2014

Ebola survivors 'shunned' as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting

Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

# sierra-leone - Monday 13 October, 2014

Liberian doctors strike to demand "danger money" for treating Ebola patients

The World Health Organisation has said Ebola ‘threatens the very survival of societies and governments in already very poor countries’.

# sierra-leone - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola

The woman had just returned from working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?

# sierra-leone - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

'We should be worried about Ebola - but for Africa, not ourselves'

Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.

# sierra-leone - Friday 26 September, 2014

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year

The US President said international aid simply is not flowing into West Africa fast enough.

# sierra-leone - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

A worker from Irish aid agency Concern has died from a suspected case of Ebola in Liberia

The 42-year-old father of two passed away yesterday after showing symptoms of the virus.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Four day 'lockdown' planned to halt spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

People won’t be allowed out of their homes during the period of the lockdown, and over 20,000 people are being hired to enforce it.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.

# sierra-leone - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland

The HSE said it would not be providing information on other cases – but that there had been a “handful” of investigations apart from the Donegal death.

# sierra-leone - Sunday 24 August, 2014

British Ebola victim being flown back to Britain

The healthcare worker is being flown home on a military plane.

# sierra-leone - Friday 22 August, 2014

HSE rules out Ebola in death of Donegal man

“Infection control procedures, which had been put in place as a precautionary measure, will now be stepped down,” the HSE said today.

Two-year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone

New legislation passed as WHO outlines reasons it believes the current Ebola outbreak is being underestimated.

# sierra-leone - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

# sierra-leone - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Second Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria as Spain plans evacuation of sick missionary

Almost 900 people have died since the latest outbreak of the disease earlier this year in West Africa.

# sierra-leone - Friday 1 August, 2014

Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US

Meanwhile, West African states announce an ‘isolation zone’ sealing off the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak.

# sierra-leone - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Sierra Leone declares "Stay At Home Day" in bid to curb ebola

An American doctor who contracted the disease is said to have made a slight recovery.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 26 July, 2014

More than 1,000 people have contracted Ebola in the worst outbreak in history

Religious belief, social mores, misinformation and a general mistrust of conventional medicine are all contributing to the spread of the deadly virus.

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