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Tuesday, 11-25-14, 14:43Ebola - Political Leadership for a Crisis?[Africa Research Institute]In the fourth of a series of blogs about the impact and consequences of Ebola in Sierra Leone, ARI researcher Jamie Hitchen, recently back from a year spent working in the country, evaluates the Sierra Leonean government's response to the Ebola outbreak. Jamie's previous entries on Ebola in Sierra Leone focused on health care, economic hardship and stigma. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 9:18Senior Representative of the Chinese Government for Combating Ebola in Africa Arrive[Focac]On Nov.15, 2014, Senior Representative of the Chinese Government for Combating Ebola in Africa, Dr. Xu Shuqiang arrived in Sierra Leone, and was greeted at the airport by H.E. Mr. Zhao Yanbo, Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 12:48Ebola Survivors Speak of Hopes and Fears[IFRC]Patricia James is the unofficial spokesperson for this particular group of five Ebola survivors being discharged from the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. She is vivacious, engaging and very caring, fussing around the other survivors to reassure them that they are indeed going home. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 10:52Journalist Arrested and Detained On Presidential Order Released On Bail[MFWA]Dr. David Tam-Baryoh, a journalist who hosts the programme "Monologue" on Citizen Radio in Sierra Leone was released on November 14, 2014 after 10 days in detention. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 9:10How Will Anti-Ebola Measures Affect Farmers?[RFI]Subsistence and smallholder farmers are being hit hard by measures put in place by the Sierra Leonean government to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Food insecurity is on the rise in the Northern Province as a result of checkpoints, limits on public gatherings and the suspension of farmers markets. read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 16:28Health Ministry Mourns Dr. Martin Salia[Sierra Leone Government]The Ministry of Health and Sanitation is expressing condolences to the bereaved family and relatives of the Late Dr. Martin Salia, Medical Doctor and Surgeon Specialist attached to the Connaught Hospital in Freetown whose sudden death came as a big shock to the Management and entire staff of the Ministry. read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 13:49First Cuban Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone[Deutsche Welle]A Cuban doctor treating Ebola patients in West Africa is to be flown to Geneva after testing positive for the disease. The diagnosis comes after a seventh Sierra Leonean doctor died of the virus. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 16:00Attitudes More Potent Than Treatment Centers in Breaking the Chain of Transmission - President Koroma[Sierra Leone Government]As efforts are being exerted to ramp up the fight against Ebola, President Ernest Bai Koroma has called on all to change their attitudes to speedily win the fight against Ebola. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 14:51Ebola Outbreak Affects Key Development Areas[IPS]Freetown -The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has badly affected the West African country's move towards meeting key development goals. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 13:10Ebola Shutdown Brings New Fears of Rape and Teenage Pregnancy[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Mabel, 15, was always the kind of girl who did well in class. She enjoyed maths, was good with numbers and aspired to be an accountant. read more...

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