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#Sierra Leone

# sierra-leone - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'
# One Year On
# One Year On

'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'

Sep 16th 2018, 9:00 PM 59,519 Views 7 Comments

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone, devastating the area.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'
# Mudslide
# Mudslide

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'

Sep 15th 2018, 8:30 PM 21,374 Views 3 Comments

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.

# sierra-leone - Sunday 7 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 7th 2018, 12:00 PM 8,609 Views 5 Comments

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
# Sierra Leone
# Sierra Leone

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

Dec 5th 2017, 12:55 PM 17,241 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Sierra Leone
# Sierra Leone

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

Aug 26th 2017, 8:15 AM 6,624 Views 9 Comments

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
# Freetown
# Freetown

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

Aug 17th 2017, 6:01 PM 7,943 Views 3 Comments

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
# Freetown
# Freetown

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

Aug 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 9,569 Views 9 Comments

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
# Freetown
# Freetown

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

Aug 14th 2017, 5:01 PM 12,504 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

May 16th 2016, 12:09 PM 23,530 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Sierra Leone
# Sierra Leone

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

Nov 7th 2015, 8:30 PM 44,556 Views 24 Comments

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"
# Sheku Bayoh
# Sheku Bayoh

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

May 14th 2015, 10:31 PM 14,621 Views 25 Comments

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

# sierra-leone - Sunday 5 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 5th 2015, 8:00 AM 13,302 Views 7 Comments

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
# One Year On
# One Year On

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

Mar 9th 2015, 7:45 AM 12,028 Views 5 Comments

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'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

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

Feb 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 20 Views 4 Comments

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
# Not Going Away
# Not Going Away

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

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:15 AM 5,925 Views 42 Comments

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
# Pauline Cafferkey

Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative

Dec 31st 2014, 8:58 AM 4,426 Views 2 Comments

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

# sierra-leone - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries
# Finding A Cure
# Finding A Cure

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Dec 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 6,422 Views 3 Comments

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
# Banned
# Banned

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

Dec 16th 2014, 8:00 PM 13,722 Views 13 Comments

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'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

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

Dec 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 49 Views 6 Comments

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
# On A Jetplane
# On A Jetplane

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

Nov 22nd 2014, 4:34 PM 11,920 Views 14 Comments

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
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

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

Oct 21st 2014, 7:55 PM 10,002 Views 16 Comments

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

# sierra-leone - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'
# Risk
# Risk

Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'

Oct 18th 2014, 7:17 PM 12,383 Views 37 Comments

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
# Photographs
# Photographs

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

Oct 18th 2014, 9:15 AM 26,057 Views 13 Comments

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
# Cast Out
# Cast Out

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

Oct 17th 2014, 8:00 PM 6,532 Views 3 Comments

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
# West Africa
# West Africa

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

Oct 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 377 Views 4 Comments

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
# Strike
# Strike

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

Oct 13th 2014, 10:21 PM 6,389 Views 7 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola

Oct 9th 2014, 7:17 AM 8,999 Views 21 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Oct 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,286 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Help Wanted
# Help Wanted

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

Oct 1st 2014, 12:23 PM 5,713 Views 21 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year

Sep 26th 2014, 9:50 PM 8,468 Views 24 Comments

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
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

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

Sep 24th 2014, 1:14 PM 9,585 Views 10 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

Sep 6th 2014, 12:50 PM 7,467 Views 10 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Aug 30th 2014, 12:24 PM 5,564 Views 5 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

Aug 26th 2014, 10:44 PM 22,862 Views 38 Comments

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
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

British Ebola victim being flown back to Britain

Aug 24th 2014, 4:01 PM 10,749 Views 27 Comments

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
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

HSE rules out Ebola in death of Donegal man

Aug 22nd 2014, 11:56 PM 22,234 Views 43 Comments

“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
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

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

Aug 22nd 2014, 6:30 PM 12,834 Views 13 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Aug 21st 2014, 8:33 PM 25,532 Views 29 Comments

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
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

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

Aug 6th 2014, 12:08 PM 8,416 Views 24 Comments

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
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US

Aug 1st 2014, 7:53 PM 17,294 Views 32 Comments

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

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