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How one NGO is helping mothers earn — so their children can learn

By Imogen Calderwood, Street Child For many families in Sierra Leone, education is out of reach for one reason: poverty. Thousands of children are kept out of school simply because their parents don’t earn enough money so, instead of going to school, these young children have to generate income – often in dangerous work environments…

Perseverance Pays Off in Fight Against Deadly Lassa Virus

This story starts with a young graduate student in San Diego and leads all the way to Sierra Leone, to a unique hospital where Lassa fever victims arrive by the thousands every year.

Spreadsheets and determination lead to Geographic Bee win

last monthNews : The Cutline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pranay Varada was stung by last year's National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone — it's English; he answered French — and finished in sixth place. Determined to avoid another setback in his final year of eligibility, he started studying for this year's bee that same day.

Sierra Leone Rejects $7.8 Million Bid for Huge Diamond

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The man who discovered the diamond, a Christian pastor, says it is worth $50 million.

From War Orphan to Ballet Star: Meet Michaela DePrince

2 months agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

She grew up an orphan amid Sierra Leone's civil war. Now, Michaela DePrince is a ballet star on the rise.

How a female scientist collective is empowering girls in Sierra Leone

Story and photos by Cooper Inveen. It’s a sunny afternoon on Freetown’s sandy beachfront, and 11-year-old Fatima Morenike is eating ice cream with Agnes Mimi Bengali, a Sierra Leonean biologist. Over the last year, Fatima and Agnes have met twice a month to touch base and talk science. Fatima is one of two girls put…

Amara Darboh finishes journey from Sierra Leone to the NFL as Seahawks draft pick

The Michigan wideout overcame long odds to make his NFL dream come true. When Amara Darboh arrived in America, he was an orphan, the result of the Sierra Leone Civil War that killed more than 50,000 people in his homeland. Sixteen years...Show More Summary

Pastor Finds Massive 706-Carat Diamond In Sierra Leone Mine

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

There are people willing to enslave, exploit and kill other humans without a second thought for a fistful of diamonds, so imagine what they would do to get their hands on a 706-carat diamond worth millions. This 706-carat diamond discovered...Show More Summary

Sierra Leone and Gambia win CAVB Zone 2 qualifier

2 months agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Banjul, Gambia, April 18, 2017 - Sierra Leone men and Gambia women beach volleyball teams topped the Zone 2 qualifiers for the CAVB African Nations Cup held in Gambia.

Rosamund Pike Set To Play War Reporter Marie Colvin

EXCLUSIVE: Rosamund Pike has been set to portray Marie Colvin in the untitled film about the American reporter who worked in conflict zones including Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, where she lost her left eye in 2001. Show More Summary

Virus genomes reveal factors that spread and sustained the Ebola epidemic

3 months agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Frequent dispersal and short-lived local transmission clusters fuelled the 2013–2016 Ebola virus epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Seeking more bids, Sierra Leone delays sale of huge diamond

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Sierra Leone said Wednesday that it was extending the bidding for a massive 709-carat diamond found by an Evangelical preacher last month, after the government received only six offers for the gem. Bids will now be accepted until May...Show More Summary

The Causes of the Sierra Leone Civil War

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UConn Forward Feels the Pull of the Family Name

Napheesa Collier’s rich family history has made her interested in helping Sierra Leone, where her grandfather was a diplomat.

Doctor was 'dishonest' in screening nurse who had Ebola, tribunal finds

Panel finds Dr Hannah Ryan, who worked in Sierra Leone with Pauline Cafferkey in Ebola outbreak, misled screening staff A doctor acted dishonestly when she lied to investigators about the dangerously high temperature of a nurse who went on to develop Ebola, a tribunal has found. Show More Summary

Divine diamonds: Sierra Leone pastor's 709-carat find

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern Sierra Leone. The 39-year-old pastor obtained his first mining licence in 2012 when the...Show More Summary

Sierra Leone pastor unearths 706-carat diamond

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, a discovery that experts said Thursday could be the 10th largest stone ever found. The huge rock was extracted by Emmanuel Momoh, one of thousands who seek their fortunes in the informal mining sector that dominates the diamond-rich Kono region. Show More Summary

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