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Friday, 04-17-15, 14:17Free Media Helps Beat Down Ebola in Sierra Leone[UNDP] Freetown -Hundreds of hard-to-reach communities in Sierra Leone that were in urgent need of information now get Ebola advice and independent news, due to a new satellite link from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) boosting the reach of Sierra Leone's sole free radio network. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 12:33Pregnant Girls in Sierra Leone Not Allowed Back to School Due to 'Bad Moral Example'[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Author: Plan International read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 12:14UN Responds to Ban on Pregnant Girls Returning to School[UN Sierra Leone] Freetown -United Nations Country Team in Sierra Leone statement on the ban on pregnant girls returning to schools and taking exams read more...
Wednesday, 04-15-15, 9:38Schools Reopen As Ebola Slows Down[Deutsche Welle] Schools have reopened in Sierra Leone after a hiatus of more than eight months due to an Ebola outbreak. The deadly epidemic killed some 3,800 people and affected more than 12,000 in the West African country. read more...
Tuesday, 04-14-15, 14:09'After Ebola, Hunger Is Now the Biggest Battle to Be Fought'[Ebola Deeply] Alongside government efforts to spearhead food distribution in areas recovering from Ebola, ordinary Sierra Leoneans are creating their own drives to keep hunger at bay in their own communities. Cinnatus Dumbaya followed local resident Amelia Memsor Weaver to the village of Magbanamati to find out more. read more...
Tuesday, 04-14-15, 10:38My Daughter and I Survived Ebola. This Is Our Story.[IFRC] Binta Bah, 35 and her daughter Doris Vandi, 4, survived Ebola. This is their story. read more...
Monday, 04-13-15, 12:38Pros and Cons of Ebola Lockdowns[IRIN] Freetown -As part of Sierra Leone's bid to combat Ebola, the entire population of more than six million people was obliged to stay at home for up to three days straight on two occasions during the past year. read more...
Friday, 04-10-15, 13:02The Sierra Leonean Nurse Who Went the Extra Mile[Ebola Deeply] According to the NGO Street Child, more than 12,000 children have lost a parent to Ebola during this outbreak. But while media attention has focused on the challenges of caring for orphans, little has been published about those who have opened their homes to them. Cinnatus Dumbaya traveled to the northern Sierra Leonean city of Makeni to meet Alice Koroma, a local nurse who has become a community hero. read more...
Friday, 04-10-15, 10:29Supreme Court Hears VP Injunction Petition[Concord] The Supreme Court of Sierra Leone will today hear an injunction petition against Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh which seeks to bar him from acting as vice president until the court determines whether or not President Ernest Bai Koroma acted within the country's constitution to sack Vice President Alhaji Samuel Sam-Sumana and replace him, according to a competent judicial source. read more...
Thursday, 04-09-15, 10:14'Ebola Has Challenged and Broken Relationships. We Have to Help Fix Them'[IFRC] Cherner B. Kamara is a volunteer with the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society. Based in Port Loko, his role is to provide psychosocial support to Ebola survivors as they try, amidst fear and stigmatization, to reintegrate back into their communities. This is his story. read more...

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