On a hill overlooking Freetown, the capital, 20-year-old Abbas came with his blanket to Grace Christian Church polling station for the 2018 Sierra Leone elections. The first-time voter camped out so he could be the first person in line in his precinct.
As the campaigning period winds down before elections on 7 March, candidates are promoting their policies on economy, education, health, and women’s rights. The 16 presidential hopefuls are touring around the country in an effort to win the top job in Sierra Leone. Show More Summary
Voters are getting ready for the upcoming elections in Sierra Leone on 7 March, as 16 presidential hopefuls for the country’s top job. Musa Tarawally of the Citizens Democratic party wants to bring back values through education and investment.
A look at how and why predictions of environmental disaster where ignored in a country recovering from war and disease.
Investigating the causes and consequences of a mud slide in Sierra Leone that killed more than a thousand people.
In Sierra Leone, 34% of pregnancies and 40% of maternal deaths are in the adolescent population. Risks are known to be higher for younger adolescents, this being borne out by a household survey in Eastern Free...
(PLOS) The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014-2015 disrupted the provision of healthcare in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. In a research article published this week in PLOS Medicine, Bradley Wagenaar, of the University of...Show More Summary
In Sierra Leone, six months after the deadly floods and mudslides, which killed more than 1,000 people, nothing has changed for the survivors. Those who had no family to welcome them, are still waiting to be sheltered by authorities. And some may not even benefit from any help. Maïla Mendy reports from Freetown.
Sixteen presidential candidates are campaigning in Sierra Leone for the country's top position as President Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People's Congress Party steps down after two terms. Voters will go to the polls on March seventh to pick their next leader. Show More Summary
On March 7, Sierra Leone will vote to elect a new president as well as parliamentarians and district representatives. Incumbent Ernest Bai Koroma, of the All People’s Congress (APC), is standing down, having served the constitutional limit of two five-year terms. His chosen successor, Samura Kamara, will run against Brig. (Rtd.) Julius Maada Bio of the […]
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Two Ebola survivors are suing the government of Sierra Leone in international court to discover what happened to missing millions of dollars meant to compensate and support survivors like … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Celebrating the resilience of refugees with an animated short and a classic Christmas carol, as well as a nine-mile scroll for school children in Sierra Leone. Last year, Casey Neistat celebrated Christmas by getting Samsung to build...Show More Summary
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. (Research team in Sierra Leone, photo credit: Jeff Steinberg) Please support the poverty researchers who really work amazingly hard (I can promise you HQ is not spending it on reliable … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3,000 people in the West African nation.
Two Sierra Leonean health workers on Friday sued their government in a West African court, alleging its misuse of donor funds during the Ebola crisis had contributed to the deaths of thousands. The Ebola virus surfaced in Guinea in late...Show More Summary
DURBAN - The biggest diamond from the mines of Sierra Leone has been sold. There are many other diamonds from Africa that have been sold or been set in jewellery for famous people including Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancé, whose engagement ring has a diamond from Botswana. Show More Summary
The diamond was found in a Sierra Leone village earlier this year and government promised money from the auction will benefit locals.
A huge so-called "peace diamond" sold by the government of Sierra Leone to discourage crime-tainted "blood diamonds" fetched $6.5 million on Monday. The 709-carat stone, which was unearthed in March, is the largest discovered in Sierra Leone in almost a half-century and is between the 10th and 15th largest ever found worldwide, experts say. Show More Summary
A new report highlighting how vital mental health services were developed in Sierra Leone during the response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak is published today in the WHO Bulletin. The report, which the WHO hopes will act as a blueprintShow More Summary
(King's College London) A new report highlighting how vital mental health services were developed in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak is published today in the WHO Bulletin.