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Monday, 03-30-15, 16:45Sierra Leone's 3-Day Ebola Lockdown is Over[VOA] Freetown, Sierra Leone -Sierra Leone's three-day lock down has come to a close. People were told to stay at home across the country while volunteers went door to door educating people on Ebola prevention and encouraging sick people to seek treatment. read more...
Monday, 03-30-15, 12:24Sierra Leone's Missing Ebola Millions[IRIN] Freetown -More than half of US$18 million of treasury and public donation funds supposedly spent on fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, where the disease has claimed 3,764 lives, lacks complete paperwork and almost a third is officially "unaccounted for" according to an audit report. read more...
Monday, 03-30-15, 7:03Pregnant Girls Barred From School[RFI] Children will finally be returning to their classes throughout Sierra Leone on Monday after an eight-month hiatus due to the Ebola crisis. But there will be empty chairs at many schools. Some students will find out that their classmates fell victim to the deadly Ebola virus while others will not make it because they are barred from school. read more...
Friday, 03-27-15, 18:17RFA Argus Honoured As She Completes Sierra Leone Deployment[Gov.UK] RFA Argus has been honoured by the Defence Secretary as she heads back to the UK after supporting the fight against Ebola. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 11:39Sierra Leone Gets U.S.$102 Million in Extra IMF Financing, Debt Relief[IMF] The IMF Executive Board approved a loan and grant package for Sierra Leone that includes $102 million in extra financing to help the West African country counter a slump in economic activity engendered by the Ebola outbreak. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 10:18President Koroma Hosts UN Women Executive Director[Sierra Leone Government] President Ernest Bai Koroma Monday 23 March hosted the Executive Director of the UN Women Dr Mlambo Ngcuka at State House, Freetown. read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 16:04African Envoys' Spouses Join the Fight Against Ebola[Concord] Addis Ababa -The African Ambassadors' Spouses Group in the Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa on Friday 20th March presented a check of one hundred thousand Ethiopian birr to the ECOWAS Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in a bid to accelerate the speedy eradication of the Ebola virus disease in the three most affected countries in West Africa. read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 15:18SLPP Wants President Koroma Impeached[Concord] The National Executive Council (NEC) of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has called on their parliamentarians to initiate an impeachment motion against President Ernest Bai Koroma for his "unconstitutional sacking of Vice President Alhaji Samuel Sam-Sumana". read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 11:04'When I Fell Ill, I Knew it was Different from Previous colds I Have Had in the Past'[IFRC] Komende Luyama is a community 20 kilometres outside of Kenema town in eastern Sierra Leone. Ebola arrived here at the end of September 2014 when the relative of a local family was brought to the community for treatment after beginning to suffer from stomach pains. It is thought that transmission to other community members occurred primarily when people came to visit her while she was ill, and when her family washed her body after she died. A total of 42 people from the village became infected with Ebola, 1 read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 9:08Google Develops 'Ebola-Proof' Tablet Devices[CIO] A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring for patients with Ebola. read more...

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