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Fire Forces Abondonment of South Korean Trawler

A fire on board a South Korean trawler fishing off the coast of Sierra Leone forced the crew to abandon ship, fleeing onto boats that came to their rescue, its captain told Reuters on Monday.

MIT grad student's prosthetics tested on Boston Marathon bombing victims

An MIT graduate student’s method of creating inexpensive, better-fitting prosthetic limbs has been tested by victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, but his interest in the field stems from growing up in post-civil war Sierra Leone. David Sengeh, who graduated from Harvard and is currently a Ph.D. Show More Summary

Celebrate Brooklyn Dance Parties happening in May (Cibo Matto, Balkan Beat Box, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars)

Cibo Matto at Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by Adela Loconte) Celebrate Brooklyn, the people behind the ongoing BRIC House shows and the upcoming Prospect Park shows, will be throwing more shows in between, the Celebrate Brooklyn Dance Parties at...

VICE News: Doctors Without Borders Responds to the Ebola Outbreak in Guinea

The Ebola virus has ravaged Guinea in the past two months. According to Guinea's Ministry of Health, there have been at least 134 suspected cases and 84 deaths, with additional cases reported in neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia.Show More Summary

78 Dead After "Unprecedented Epidemic” of Ebola Hits West Africa

A suspected outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has killed at least 78 people and infected 122 more. The vast majority of the cases are in Guinea, though two deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone and one in Liberia. Read more...

A deadly disease on the prowl

AN OUTBREAK of the deadly Ebola fever in Guinea, with a handful of cases also suspected in neighbouring Sierra Leone and Liberia, is rattling people in the region. The Guinean health minister says the virus has caused at least 60 deaths. Show More Summary

Ebola Outbreak: Bat Eating Banned, Death Toll At 62, Virus Ruled Out In Canada Case

The Ebola outbreak in the West Africa country of Guinea has now killed 62 people, up from the 59 reported deaths as recently as a day ago. As the country and its neighbors Liberia and Sierra Leone scramble to stop the Ebola virus from spreading further, the Guinea government Tuesday outlawed the sale and consumption... Show More Summary

Ebola Virus Outbreak Spreads To Canada

The last few days has seen a sudden jump in the news headlines about one of the deadliest viruses known to man. Ebola haemorrhagic fever has prung up in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone but now, as BBC reports, a man is in hospital in Canada with symptoms of a haemorrhagic fever resembling the Ebola virus, a health official has said. Show More Summary

Agricultural fires across Sierra Leone

Marked in red, hundreds of land use fires burn in the fields across Sierra Leone. Most fires in this region are deliberately set for a variety of reasons, including slash and burn agriculture. When a plot of land becomes exhausted, farmers...Show More Summary

Ebola Outbreak In West Africa Kills 59 So Far, Authorities Struggle To Contain ‘Highly Contagious’ Virus

An Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Guinea has already killed 59 people and authorities fear the deadly virus may have already spread to neighboring Sierra Leone, as health officials scramble to contain the fast-spreading disease which kills about 90 percent of the people who catch it. Show More Summary

Ebola alert grips Guinea and Sierra Leone

Highly contagious virus kills 59 people in Guinea, with fears the disease may have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone.

Ebola outbreak kills 59 in Guinea

Guinea has received confirmation that a mysterious disease that has killed up to 59 people in the West African country, and may have spread to neighboring Sierra Leone, is the hemorrhagic fever Ebola, the government said on Saturday. Cases of the disease – among the most virulent pathogens known to infect humans, with a fatality […]

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Bionic Limbs 3D-Printed for the World’s War-Wounded

David Sengeh grew up during Sierra Leone's bloody civil war. Today at MIT, he's combining advanced math and 3-D printing to make better artificial limbs for amputees everywhere.

Inspiring

I missed this story a couple of years ago about a boy from Sierra Leone, although it was just recently reposted. If you haven't seen it, I think you'll be inspired when you watch the video.

From the Ashes of War, Seeds of Peace

Not long ago, the West African nation of Sierra Leone was home to the world's biggest peacekeeping mission. Today, troops from that country are donning blue helmets and serving the UN in other hotspots around the globe. This is justShow More Summary

Kelvin Doe, 17, African’s Next Generation of Technocrats

by Flomo Yarkpawolo Source: Black Teen Magazine Kelvin Doe of Sierra Leone is one of African’s Next Generation of Technocrats. Photo Credit: THNKR Kelvin Doe of Sierra Leone is now 17-year-old; but, about a year ago he was the youngest person to be invited to MIT’s “Visiting Practitioner's Program". Also known as DJ Focus, Doe […]

Reaktion ft. The Eden Project – Alone

  Just put some onions on your face now, it’s gonna happen anyway. Reaktion cuts deep with this heavy hearted chillstep number, featuring waves of KOAN-esque bass draped in hypnotic vocals […] Related posts: Mt. Eden – Sierra Leone Remixes EP Project 46 EP Avicii – Enough is Enough (Project 46 Bootleg)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars releasing a new album, going on tour, playing AFRICA NOW! at The Apollo (dates/streams)

This album celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the making of our first album Living Like a Refugee. Since that first album we've lived a life that once seemed unimaginable; we have toured the world, released more albums, and shared our...

Sierra Leone's young inventors

A BBC piece on a budding community of inventors inspired by Kelvin Doe covered earlier:

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