Earlier this month, Dev Hynes announced the impending release of the new Blood Orange album Freetown Sound, named after the capital of Sierra Leone, Hynes’ father’s homeland. The album was supposed to come out on Friday, but Hynes announced this morning that he was dropping it early, as a bit of a surprise. Hynes didn’t […]
Two years after a devastating Ebola outbreak reached the country, Muslims in Sierra Leone have been granted permission to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities have lifted a ban on pilgrims from the three West African countries—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone— at the center of the Ebola outbreak. Show More Summary
A close call on a reporting trip to Sierra Leone, where the epidemic has ended but fear of the disease persists
Archaean crustal evolution in West Africa: A new synthesis of the Archaean geology in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Ivory CoastAuthor:RollinsonAbstract:A new synthesis of the geology and geochronology of the little-known Archaean...Show More Summary
Art using paper vulvas to address female genital mutilation. When Salamatou Fofanah was 13 years old, her mother and aunts told her it was time for her to join Bundu society. In her native Sierra Leone, that meant she and 31 other girls...Show More Summary
When it first began at the end of December 2013 in a rural village in Guinea, the Ebola virus had been restricted to a few neighboring villages. By March 2014, it had spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, and in the coming months it would spread to at least 8 other countries around the world. Show More Summary
Those looking to gain experience in the field of architecture and humanitarian design will have the chance to partake in a hands-on workshop to design and build a new school hall in Sierra Leone. The project, which has been in development...Show More Summary
During Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis, thousands of girls became pregnant, some as young as nine. Communities report that there were increases in rape and in girls offering sex for money or services because of poverty bought about by the outbreak. At the height of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, bodily contact was what people seemed to fear most. Show More Summary
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone was holding 11 Guineans including military personnel in custody on Wednesday following a confrontation at sea involving the two West African neighbors' navies, Sierra Leonean officials said.
Some of the final cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone were transmitted via unconventional routes, such as semen and breastmilk, according to the largest analysis to date of the tail-end of the epidemic.
A Montgomery County shelter provided the village that this teenager from Sierra Leone needed.
IPA is looking for Research Manager in Liberia to run a big study of how cognitive behavior therapy affects employment. I’m involved as an investigator, and it’s led by Theresa Betancourt at Harvard. Research Managers are fairly senior positions, and … Continue reading ? The post Some amazing research positions in Liberia and Sierra Leone appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Fans travel from all around the world to watch Manchester United in action, and for them, the late postponement of Sunday's clash with Bournemouth was particularly cruel. Few would have travelled as far as one supporter, known as Moses,...Show More Summary
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A Manchester United fan from Sierra Leone, whose hopes of watching his first game at Old Trafford were dashed on Sunday, saw his despair turn to elation after other supporters clubbed together for him to attend next weekend’s FA Cup final at Wembley. Show More Summary
US Manchester United is the most global club in England; they have fans from all four corners of the globe, who fly thousands of miles to get to games at Old Trafford. One such fan is Moses, who travelled all the way from Sierra Leone this weekend to see United play Bournemouth in their final Premier […]
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. In a new study in Science today Cilliers, Dube, & Siddiqi examine the effects of a post civil-war reconciliation program in Sierra Leone. The design of the program is a common … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Twenty-five years ago, Sierra Leone plunged into a decade-long brutal civil war, made famous by the chilling practice of mass amputations of hands, arms and legs and the film “Blood Diamond.” How does a country recover from a war in which neighbor turned on neighbor, 50,000 people were killed and more than half the population […]
D.C. United has acquired Alhaji Kamara, a forward from Sierra Leone whose career was jeopardized by a heart condition this winter. In the past week, the MLS cardiology consultant and a heart specialist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital examined Kamara and determined that he could resume playing soccer, United General Manager Dave Kasper said Tuesday. […]
A training programme for youth in Sierra Leone brings 4,500 hectares of land back to life through cocoa farming.
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...