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Where Does U.S. Health Care Rank Among Other Major Nations?

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article was originally published on Medical Daily. In 2000, the World Health Organization embarked on an exhaustive mission to rank the health care systems of 191 countries, with the African nation Sierra Leone ranking dead last and the United States ranking 37th at the time. Show More Summary

British Ebola nurse ‘concealed temperature’ on return from Sierra Leone

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Scottish nurse who contracted then recovered from Ebola is facing disciplinary action over allegations she concealed her temperature on her return from Sierra Leone, according to charges from a nursing watchdog seen by British media. Pauline Cafferkey, 39, contracted Ebola in December 2014 when...

Teen Dies During Female Genital Mutilation Procedure In Sierra Leone

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

DAKAR, Aug 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a teenage girl in Sierra Leone during a female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure performed by a women-run secret society should spur the West African nation to ban the practice,...Show More Summary

5 major countries with the worst health care

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In 2000, the World Health Organization embarked on an exhaustive mission to rank the health care systems of 191 countries, with the African nation Sierra Leone ranking dead last and the United States ranking 37th at the time. Since then, however, the WHO has declined to update its rankings. In its...

Ebola's Shunned Heroes: The Women Bringing Up the Bodies in Sierra Leone

Close Esther Kine’s nightmares don’t require much imagination. What she sees when she closes her eyes is what she used to see when they were open: twisted bodies, screaming families, a thousand gaping graves all waiting to be filled—by...Show More Summary

38 Amazing Photos Captured Everyday Life of Africa during World War II

These amazing photos were taken in Algeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, and some places in Africa in the early 1940s. They show us the life, as well as fierce war here during World War II. Africa in the early 1940s African girl in Northwest in 1943 African girls in hair styles, 1943 Africans in 1943 Airport in North Africa in 1943 See more »

Seaweed stifles Sierra Leone's fishing industry

Scientists try to find out what causes the carpet of seaweed on the coastline affecting the fishing and tourism sectors.

Roundest, Most Rectangular Nations Are on the Same Continent

Information that could come in handy in bar bet: Egypt is the most rectangular country on Earth, while Sierra Leone is the roundest. These odd findings began with a post at, which explains that a friend's comment about how Turkey was "remarkably rectangular" got the author wondering about...

Sierra Leone is the roundest country

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Gonzalo Ciruelos set out to discover which country was the roundest in shape. We can define roundness in many ways. For example, as you may know, the circle is the shape that given a fixed perimeter maximizes the area. This definition has many problems. Show More Summary

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

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