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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Entire communities have been wiped out President Ernest Bai Koroma says at the disaster site where heavy rains streaming down the hill cause a landslide and engulf homes 3 or 4 stories high many of them built illegally

MUDSLIDES. Search and rescue team members and soldiers operate near a mudslide site and damaged building near Freetown on August 15, 2017, after landslides struck the capital of the west African state of Sierra Leone. Photo by Saidu Bah/APF

Sierra Leone announces new curfew to halt Ebola

Jun 13, 2015 - 8:53 AM

The latest lockdown is called over fears that the disease that has killed about 3 900 in Sierra Leone is making a comeback in the northwest

A picture taken on November 7,2014 shows people walking past a billboard with a message about ebola in Freetown. Francisco Leong/EPA

Schools reopen as Liberia turns page on Ebola epidemic

Feb 17, 2015 - 9:29 AM

The school term began a day after the leaders of Liberia and Sierra Leone in their first trips abroad since the peak of the epidemic vowed at a summit in Guinea to eradicate the virus by mid April

BACK TO SCHOOL. Students stand in line before heading to their classrooms at Don Bosco High School in the Liberian capital Monrovia on February 16, 2015. Zoom Dosso/AFP

Global Ebola response 'slower than the disease': S.Leone leader

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:00 PM

This slower than the virus response needs to change says President Ernest Bai Koroma

After Ebola, should world have standby medical corps?

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:16 AM

Just as our troops in blue helmets help keep people safe a corps in white coats could help keep people healthy says UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

Sierra Leone quarantines 1.2M ahead of UN Ebola talks

Sep 25, 2014 - 4:23 PM

UPDATED World leaders are due to attend a meeting in New York on Ebola convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon with Sierra Leone s Ernest Bai Koroma and Liberia s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf connected by video link

DAILY STRUGGLE. An Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) medical worker feeds an Ebola child victim at an MSF facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, on August 15, 2014. Carl de Souza/AFP

Sierra Leone deploys troops to guard Ebola clinics

Aug 06, 2014 - 8:05 AM

The fight against its spread has been hampered by distrustful relatives discharging highly contagious patients from hospitals and taking them back to die in their villages

'EBOLA CAN KILL' A Liberian man lays flowers in memory of all Liberians who have died of the Ebola virus at the Women in Peace building Program (WIPNET) prayer ground in Monrovia, Liberia, 05 August 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency

Jul 31, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declares a state of emergency to enable us to take a more robust approach to deal with the Ebola outbreak

EBOLA. A photograph made available on 31 July 2014 shows a Liberia immigration officers, wearing protective hand gloves to avoid contact with the deadly Ebola virus, stops travelers to inspect travel documents of Sierra Leonean nationals at the Bo Waterside border post between Liberia and Sierra leone, in Liberia, 30 July 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA