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What the fading Ebola epidemic can teach us about the looming Zika crisis

By Thomas Frieden As the world's worst Ebola epidemic fades in the rearview mirror of history, it's worth remembering what happened and the key lessons learned. Beginning in March 2014, Ebola began spreading rapidly in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. Show More Summary

Music Review: Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

Blood Orange Freetown Sound [Domino; 2016] Rating: 4/5 F reetown Sound, like the Sierra Leone locale which it takes its name from, the birthplace of Devonté Hynes’s father, is a half-truth of a name, like America: free in theory but questionably in practice. Show More Summary

Muslim Immigrant Arrested After Purchasing Firearm for ISIS Attack on US Soil

Mohamed Bailor Jalloh, an immigrant from Sierra Leone, was arrested over the weekend after purchasing a firearm for an ISIS... The post Muslim Immigrant Arrested After Purchasing Firearm for ISIS Attack on US Soil appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Seaweed smothers beaches in Sierra Leone

Choking algae inundates Sierra Leone sands, posing a threat to marine life and the tourism and fishing sectors.

Did the world fail Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone?

David Nyorkor lost his family to Ebola and his leg to a misdiagnosis in a hospital overwhelmed by the epidemic.

Nigeria: Sierra Leone's Alfred Nelson-Williams abducted

Sierra Leone's deputy high commissioner taken while travelling from capital Abuja to the northern state of Kaduna.

The Kondi Band Is Taking Sierra Leone’s Traditional Music Into The Club

Wisconsin producer Chief Boima’s collaboration with Sorie Kondi might’ve been ten years in the making, but the timing is perfect.

Stream Blood Orange Freetown Sound

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 Ebola, Sierra Leonean Muslims Can Go on Pilgrimage Again

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

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

What It's Like to Have an Ebola Scare

A close call on a reporting trip to Sierra Leone, where the epidemic has ended but fear of the disease persists

A new Synthesis of Archaean Crustal Evolution in West Africa

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

No More Genital Cutting: One Artist Is Making Paper Replicas of Dozens of Vaginas

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

Ebola, Zika and the Weakness of the Global Health Regime

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

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 months 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

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