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Cocoa farms spring back to life in Sierra Leone

A training programme for youth in Sierra Leone brings 4,500 hectares of land back to life through cocoa farming.

We Might Now Know Why Ebola Keeps Popping Up In West Africa

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

While the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has officially ended , isolated cases have appeared in Sierra Leone and Guinea earlier this year, prompting worries that the virus will likely have a constant presence in the region. A new study brings up some additional concerns: the virus might lie dormant in survivors longer than expected. Read more...

Russian Girl Invited to Africa to Help Starving Children (VIDEO)

Young Daniela Gareyeva, who’s become a new Internet celebrity after her father uploaded a video of her getting really upset and threatening to run away to Africa, was invited to attend a special dinner at the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Moscow, John Sahr Yambasu, the Ambassador of Sierra Leone to Russia, told Sputnik in an exclusive interview.

The forgotten child prisoners of Sierra Leone

Child inmates are left to languish in prison with no visitors or legal assistance as many wait years for a trial.

Outsourcing Warfare: Sierra Leone’s Ex-Child Soldiers Offered to UK Firms

Former child soldiers from Sierra Leone were outsourced to private British companies and used as guards in Iraq, a Danish filmmaker told Sputnik.

UK Private Military Company Employed Former Child Soldiers in Iraq

According to a documentary movie, UK’s Aegis Defense Services employed former child soldiers from Sierra Leone as ‘the cheapest soldiers globally’.

Global Quickies: Father Fighting Pseudoscience, A Hero in Mali, and Selfies in Heaven

Categories: Quickies SPAIN “A Spanish father has launched a court case against a homeopath he accuses of telling his son his cancer could be cured with “fungi and alcohol”.” SIERRA LEONE (From... (Read more...)

Religion, rights and politics clash over Sierra Leone abortion bill

FREETOWN (Reuters) - When she was 15, long before she became gender adviser to Sierra Leone's president, Naasu Fofanah was raped by her church pastor. With her mother's help, she had an abortion, a decision she does not regret, even though it involved breaking the law.

The women dying for an abortion in Sierra Leone

"She died in front of my office door. Her head just slumped back in her wheelchair. She was 24 years old."

New Case of Ebola Virus Confirmed in Liberia, Sierra Leone on High Alert

A new case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in Liberia. As detailed in a report by Deutsche Welle, World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday the new positive case of a 30-year old woman who died while being transferred to a hospital in the capital, Monrovia.

Improving treatments for post-Ebola syndrome sufferers

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and the King's Sierra Leone Partnership are to present new findings into post-Ebola syndrome at a major European conference this week. A year on from the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, and...Show More Summary

Sierra Leone's ex-civil war fighters battle poachers

Former Kamajor militia fighters work to protect and breathe life back into the endangered Gola Forest.

Severe case of Ebola virus disease described by doctors

For more than a month in 2015, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians treated a critically ill patient who had contracted Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. A new report by the medical caregivers details the clinical course of theShow More Summary

When a Disruption Like Brussels Happens, What to do About Tickets Booked with Credit Card Points Like Citi and US Bank?

I arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone Tuesday morning expecting to pick up the evening Brussels Airline flight to Monrovia, Liberia. For tragic reasons to many,… The post When a Disruption Like Brussels Happens, What to do About Tickets Booked with Credit Card Points Like Citi and US Bank? appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Aid & development links: Ebola response, RSS feeds, RCT debate, contraception and more

The Associated Press has an investigative report into how a flashy San Francisco based company contracted by the Sierra Leone Government and WHO to work on the Ebola response made a series of costly, and avoidable, mistakes. (h/t IPA). Pete...Show More Summary

West Africa, Ebola and the threat of Zika

WASHINGTON -- Rapid testing for the Zika virus is a critical need in the recent Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, says a Georgetown University professor, because of the recent Zika outbreak on nearby Cape Verde and the similarity in symptoms between Zika and early Ebola. read more

WHO Says Ebola is Over in Sierra Leone—For Now

Gertrude Sieh, a handsome sixty-year-old woman with grey braids and a frank manner, was among the first people in her community to enroll in a trial to test two Ebola vaccines in January last year. “There were rumors that we will get...Show More Summary

WHO hails Ebola milestone as Sierra Leone flare-up ends

Health officials say recent Sierra Leone flare-up has ended, leaving no confirmed cases of the virus in West Africa.

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