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Ebola leads to hunger in Africa's rice belt

It was Christmas Eve, but the streets of Freetown – the capital of Sierra Leone – were eerily silent. Families and friends did not meet for the traditional dinner to feast on Jollof Rice, a national dish that is served in all the ceremonies across the country. Show More Summary

How Will the Ebola Epidemic End?

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Upon his return from 6 weeks volunteering with the King's Sierra Leone Partnership at a number of Ebola isolation facilities in Freetown, Tom Boyles considers the endgame of the Ebola epidemic. Read more...

After Ebola: Why Rural Development Matters in a Time of Crisis

To date, the spread of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has sickened more than 21,000 people and claimed over 8,600 lives. According to the World Health Organization, it is the largest such epidemic ever recorded. But recently, a ray of hope emerged. Show More Summary

British nurse recovers fully from Ebola, leaving hospital

A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from the hospital after making a complete recovery.

Pauline Cafferkey

It's good to know that Pauline Cafferkey, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone, is fully recovered, if feeling a bit weak, and was discharged from the Royal Free Hospital in London yesterday. Her condition had been critical for a few days. She gave an interview to BBC News: CLICK.

Ebola numbers start to decline, but more help is needed — fo

The number of new Ebola cases is declining week by week in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said Friday.

The Better Angels

Scottish nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, continues to fight for her health in Royal Free Hospital in London, as the Ebola virus ravages her body. Infected while serving as a volunteer nurse for Save the Children in Sierra Leone, Cafferkey has been hospitalized for more than two weeks. Show More Summary

Ebola In America Again? Sierra Leone Aid Worker Pulled From Plane In Newark

Ebola may once again be in the United States. A health worker was pulled from a United flight in Newark, New Jersey upon her return form Sierra Leone. The unidentified medical worker was reportedly vomiting on the plane and had a high fever. Show More Summary

How Ebola Could Eradicate FGM

With Ebola still raging in Sierra Leone, a small sliver of hope has emerged: female genital mutilation has halted. Could this be the beginning of the end for the dangerous procedure?

N.J. airline passenger treated for Ebola symptoms: report

The unidentified female passenger was reportedly vomiting and exhibiting a fever upon arrival at Newark Liberty Airport from Sierra Leone.

Schools to Re-Open in Guinea as Ebola Situation Improves

Schools will remain closed in Sierra Leone where the outbreak is most severe

Ebola Is Temporarily Halting Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone

The devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa has one slim silver lining: it's temporarily putting a stop to the female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, where the procedure is traditionally performed on most pre-pubescent girls. Bloomberg reports that many FGM practitioners are refusing to do the procedure, because bodily fluids transmit Ebola. Read more...

Ebola cases 'drop to lowest levels in months'

WHO sees improvement but it still be some time before Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are Ebola-free.

China sending large Ebola team to West Africa

Beijing dispatches 232 army medical workers to Liberia and Sierra Leone to help combat epidemic that has killed 5,000.

World Briefing: British Nurse With Ebola Is Improving, Hospital Says

2 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

The nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, who was infected while working as a volunteer in Sierra Leone, “is showing signs of improvement,” the Royal Free Hospital said.

Sierra Leon district declared Ebola free

Tough love helps Sierra Leone district become Ebola free: — BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) January 12, 2015

Bureh Beach Journal: No Moon Suits, Just Trunks and the Healing Surf

2 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

As Ebola gnaws through Sierra Leone, those at Bureh Beach Surf Club teach and feed tourists, eking out a living seemingly determined to pursue their passion as a way to cope.

The refugee crisis in Europe

3 weeks agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

The cargo ship Ezadeen, which set sail under a Sierra Leone flag from a Turkish port this week, was discovered drifting without a captain 40 nautical miles from the Italian coast. Italian coastguards were forced to intervene to prevent...Show More Summary

Smugglers Abandon Migrant Ships with 1,200 Aboard

The cargo ship Ezadeen, which set sail under a Sierra Leone flag from a Turkish port this week, was discovered drifting without a captain 40 nautical miles from the Italian coast. Italian coastguards were forced to intervene to prevent...Show More Summary

Sierra Leone: An Unlikely Fashion Hotspot

Freetown Fashpack is a fashion blog by an Australian living in Freetown, Sierra Leone who intends to show a different side of a country commonly associated with civil war and blood diamonds:  My name is Jo Dunlop and I’m an Australian living in Freetown, Sierra Leone. After moving here in 2011,...

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