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The body of a suspected Ebola case in Sierra Leone is taken by an International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) team to the cemetery where it was buried in a dignified way. UN Photo/Martine Perret

African Union Ebola Briefing

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 553rd meeting held on 21 October 2015, received a briefing on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak and post-Ebola recovery efforts in the three most affected countries in…

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Rural areas in Sierra Leone excluded from economy

The African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2015 and Sierra Leone Country Note launched in Sierra Leone last Friday shows that Sierra Leone’s rural areas are seriously excluded from the national economy with a particularly high prevalence of poverty in mineral rich…

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World Health Organisation statement on Ebola

The 7th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa took place by teleconference on Thursday, 1 October 2015, and by…

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A health worker checks the temperature of a woman entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale, October 2, 2014. (Joe Penney / Courtesy Reuters)

UN Health Agency: no new cases of ebola

There were no new cases of Ebola reported in West Africa in the week ending last Sunday, making it the first week since March 2014 with zero cases recorded in the three countries most affected by the outbreak, according to…

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Ebola prevention in Sierra Leone

As Sierra Leone starts the 42-day countdown to being declared Ebola-free, the national Red Cross is using mobile radios to remind people about Ebola prevention. Isha Wilson-Clarke stands outside in the Mountain Cut community on the east of Freetown. She…

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Koroma: Constitutional Review in interest of all

As members of the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) continue their work of reviewing Sierra Leone’s 1991 Constitution, President Ernest Koroma, in this wide-ranging interview with Charles Davies, gives his views on the process that could have far-reaching political implications; talks…

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Comment: NAA interview with President Koroma

Not triumphalist but realistic was President Ernest Bai Koroma’s responses in our exclusive interview on a scorecard basis of his tenure thus far. In essence, he touched on the most exigent issues. From undeniable successes to shortcomings to areas that…

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Red Cross expands Ebola operations

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) announced on 1st July an expansion of its Ebola operations to help millions of people in the three worst-affected countries recover from the deadly outbreak. “Our ultimate goal is…

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Sierra Leone: Aiming for Zero Ebola Cases

This week saw the weekly confirmed Ebola case count in Sierra Leone reaching a two-month high of 16 cases, up from only two a month ago. Each day, thousands of travelers cross the international border between Kambia in Sierra Leone…

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Sierra Leone: Enough the weeping for Sam-Sumana

Franklyn Bai Joseph, 26th May 2015 It is pathetic to waste a lot of time on an issue and in the end achieving nothing.  Ditto the anger expressed at the removal from office of vice president Samuel Sam-Sumana.  So much…

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