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Join Building Trust's 2016 workshop for a chance to design + build a new school hall in Sierra Leone

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

Poverty Linked To Thousands Of Young Pregnancies During Ebola Crisis

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Guinean sailors arrested after clash with Sierra Leone navy

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.

Sexual transmission involved in tail end of Ebola epidemic

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.

This war refugee overcame homelessness to fulfill her college dream

A Montgomery County shelter provided the village that this teenager from Sierra Leone needed.

Some amazing research positions in Liberia and Sierra Leone

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.

Manchester United Fans to Pay for Fan from Sierra Leone to Attend FA Cup Final

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

Sierra Leone fan’s Old Trafford heartache turns to Wembley joy

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

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

Manchester United fans band together to help out Moses from Sierra Leone who flew over for Bournemouth

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 […]

IPA’s weekly links

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.

It’s been 25 years since Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war. Here’s what we know about helping communities recover.

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 […]

Cleared by cardiologists, Sierra Leone’s Alhaji Kamara joins D.C. United

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. […]

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

4 weeks 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’.

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