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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Sierra Leone

All time
# Explainer
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.
# EBOLA
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.
# EBOLA
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.
# Outbreak
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.
# Molecular shark
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.
# West Africa
Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history
The outbreak started in Guinea in early 2014 and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
# West Africa
Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history
A suggestion that untested vaccines should be used has attracted controversy.
# Epidemic
Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads
Meanwhile, Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice” in an attempt to contain the deadly virus.
# Epidemic
Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'could become regional epidemic'
Plan Ireland has warned that the virus could spread to neighbouring countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
# going global
This photo of an Irish guy in Sierra Leone is making people laugh around the world
You can take the man out of Ireland…
# Her Story
Being a girl in Ireland vs Being a girl in Sierra Leone
The ‘Her Story’ exhibition explores the similarities and differences.
# Charles Taylor
War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor
Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.
Voices
Column: Governments aren't doing enough to stop destructive land grabs
The rush for land to get food and fuel for rich Western countries has resulted in the daylight robbery of the world’s poor, writes Karol Balfe.
# Valentine's Day
Unconventional love story of the day: How one woman met her partner volunteering
Most people end up meeting their partners somewhere fairly ordinary. Not so for some of the Irish people who have found love while volunteering abroad…
# Catholic Church
High Court to hear case of African man allegedly abused by Irish priest
Papers were lodged with the High Court late Wednesday.
# Sierra Leone
Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone
During their visit, they will review Ireland’s development programme and Irish Aid’s work in the country.
# Girls Girls Girls
Happy International Day of the Girl
Today, the world celebrates the girl child.
# Irish Aid
Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers
The Minister of State Joe Costello announced the funding on a visit to Sierra Leone yesterday.
# Charles Taylor
Charles Taylor jailed for 50 years for war crimes
The former Liberian leader was convicted of crimes of the “utmost gravity in terms of scale and brutality” according to judges.
# Charles Taylor
Prosecution wants 80 years for Charles Taylor
Prosecutors say that Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including aiding and abetting murder and rape on a mass scale.
# Blood Diamonds
Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'
Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.
# Charity
Making a difference: The other side of Craig Bellamy
A documentary focusing on the Liverpool striker’s work in Sierra Leone will be aired tonight.
# Fail
WATCH: South Africa's Cup of Nations Idiocy
Bafana Bafana, thinking they’d sealed qualification on goal difference, celebrated their 0-0 draw with Sierra Leone for several minutes before realising they’d actually been eliminated.
# War Crimes
Naomi's diamond testimony comes under fire
Mia Farrow contradicts model’s statement at Special Court for Sierra Leone.