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Education is a Human Right – That is, Unless you are Pregnant in Sierra Leone.

housands of pregnant girls are being excluded from school because of a rule issued by Sierra Leone’s government. In April of 2015, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology issued a statement banning all pregnant girls from school settings.

Ex-child soldiers to sue UK firm that hired them to be mercenaries in Iraq

The two men, who were under 13 when they fought in Sierra Leone, allege Aegis Defence Services failed to mitigate the psychological harm they suffered Two former child soldiers have threatened legal action against the private security...Show More Summary

People with Ebola may not always show symptoms

25 percent of individuals in a Sierra Leone village were infected with the Ebola virus but had no symptoms, a research team has determined, suggesting broader transmission of the virus than originally thought.

Nurse could be struck off over Pauline Cafferkey temperature reading

Donna Wood faces misconduct charges over claims she concealed elevated temperature of Ebola-stricken colleague A British medic who helped fight the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone two years ago faces being struck off or suspended from...Show More Summary

Nurse faces tribunal over Pauline Cafferkey temperature reading

Donna Wood accused of hiding colleague’s high temperature at Heathrow airport after return from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone A nurse who was lauded by the government as one of Britain’s heroes of the Ebola epidemic is facing a disciplinary...Show More Summary

'The gallows are ready': Sierra Leone reconsiders death penalty

For almost 20 years, Sierra Leone has avoided using the death penalty. But spurred by public outrage over ritual murders and gang violence, the government is moving once again to hang offenders. The legal community believes one sensational...Show More Summary

Ebola-hit children in Sierra Leone go hungry amid food shortages: charity

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Ebola orphans, teenage mothers and children in charge of households in Sierra Leone are struggling to feed themselves and their families amid widespread food shortages in the West African nation, a British charity said on Monday.

The lingering shadow of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

People affected by the Ebola virus are showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder a year after epidemic defeated.

Prepare the gallows: Sierra Leone and the death penalty

For the first time since its civil war, Sierra Leone might be about to execute someone.

In post-Ebola Sierra Leone, more than half the population face food shortages: U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Sierra Leone recovers from the deadly effects of Ebola, more than half the population face food shortages, and many will not cope if further disasters such as drought or floods strike, U.N. food agencies said on Thursday.

Escaping Ebola: A Dangerous Journey From The Desert To The Mediterranean Sea

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Fleeing Sierra Leone for Europe, Fatima and her family endured a dangerous journey across six countries, the Sahara Desert and conflict-ridden Libya. And that was all before they joined the thousands who continue to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean. Fatima has been on the run from an invisible terror for almost two years. Show More Summary

Healthcare workers describe their experiences in caring for patients with Ebola

(Wiley) Interviews conducted in 2015 with eight nurses and one physician who had worked in Ebola care in Sierra Leone revealed two themes: 'Experiencing security by learning to manage risks'; and 'Developing courage and growth by facing personal fears'.

1989: Francis Minah, Vice President of Sierra Leone

2 months agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

On this date in 1989, Sierra Leone politician Francis Minah was hanged at Freetown’s Pademba Road Prison as a traitor. A veteran minister of state under the country’s dictatorial first president Siaka Stevens — a reign recalled in Sierra Leone historiography as the “17-year plague of locusts” that looted the country and set the country […]

Scottish nurse tests negative for Ebola after readmission to hospital

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola in 2014 while caring for patients in Sierra Leone, has tested negative for the virus after she was readmitted to hospital in Scotland, Glasgow's health service said on Thursday.

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey tests negative for virus

Cafferkey, who was infected with virus in Sierra Leone in 2014, had been rushed to Glasgow hospital under police escort Pauline Cafferkey has tested negative for the Ebola virus, NHS authorities have said, after she was rushed to hospital for a fourth time since her return from Sierra Leone in 2014. Show More Summary

Scottish Ebola nurse back in hospital, condition stable

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola in 2014 while caring for patients in Sierra Leone, has been readmitted to hospital in Scotland for monitoring and is in stable condition, Glasgow's health service said on Thursday.

British nurse who contracted Ebola in 2014 taken back to hospital: PA

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola in 2014 while caring for patients in Sierra Leone, was taken back to hospital on Thursday with a police escort, the Press Association (PA) reported.

Captured and cut: FGM returns to Sierra Leone despite official ban | Umaru Fofana

The recent ordeal of a woman in eastern Sierra Leone who was allegedly forced to undergo female genital mutilation suggests a ban on the practice imposed after the 2013 Ebola outbreak is no longer being enforced Khadija Balayma Allieu sits on her hospital bed, grimacing at every movement of her legs. Show More Summary

'Blood diamond' suspect dies in Belgian prison

A US-Belgian businessman accused of enslavement and diamond trafficking during Sierra Leone's civil war has died in a Brussels prison, officials said on Thursday. Michel Desaedeleer, 65, "died on Tuesday to Wednesday night, most likely of natural causes," a spokesman for the Belgian prosecutor's office told AFP. Show More Summary

Just how long does the Ebola virus linger in semen?

2 months agoHealth / Epidemiology : Aetiology

The 2013-2016 West African Ebola virus outbreak altered our perception of just what an Ebola outbreak could look like. While none of the three primary affected countries–Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea-have had a case since April 2016, the outbreak resulted in a total of over 28,000 cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD)–65 times higher than…

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