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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Sierra Leone

Last year
2022
# Round-Up
Ivory Coast goalkeeping error gifts draw to Sierra Leone as Tunisia recover with 4-0 win
Sierra Leone played out a draw against the Ivory Coast while Tunisia defeated Mauritania.
# All Square
Algeria begin Africa Cup of Nations title defence with underwhelming draw
The champions played out a 0-0 stalemate with Sierra Leone.
All time
# Tanker explosion
At least 98 killed after oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone
The explosion took place in the Wellington suburb of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown.
# One Year On
'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'
Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone, devastating the area.
# Mudslide
'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'
Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone. But some people have stayed living in their homes, even though the area is completely unsafe.
# Disaster
'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
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
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.
# Freetown
'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.
# Freetown
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.
# Freetown
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.
# 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
'They touched our breasts and stomachs to see if we were pregnant'
Pregnant girls are shunned in Sierra Leone – and banned from exams.
# sheku bayoh
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.
# 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.
# One Year On
The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind
The outbreak is not yet over, doctors have warned.
Voices
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.
# not going away
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.
# pauline cafferkey
Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative
Pauline Cafferkey, from Glasgow, is being treated in London.
# finding a cure
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.
# Banned
Christmas has been cancelled in Guinea's capital and Sierra Leone
It’s in a bid to combat the spread of the Ebola virus.
Voices
Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'
Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.
# on a jetplane
These "heroes" will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa
The centre was built by the UK Government.
# EBOLA
Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports
This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.
# Risk
Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'
That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
# Photographs
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.
# cast out
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.
Voices
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.
# Strike
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’.
# Outbreak
Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola
The woman had just returned from working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone.
# Prime Numbers
Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers
Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?
# Help Wanted
'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.
# Outbreak
Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year
The US President said international aid simply is not flowing into West Africa fast enough.
# EBOLA
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.
# Outbreak
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.
# Outbreak
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.
# Outbreak
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.
# EBOLA
British Ebola victim being flown back to Britain
The healthcare worker is being flown home on a military plane.
# EBOLA
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.
# EBOLA
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.