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  1. Official launch of the second Africa Human Development Report...Read the original story

    Thursday Nov 24 | World News Report

    Key speakers: a Mr. Sunil Saigal, UN Resident Coordinator& UNDP Resident Representative a Hon.Dr Sylvia Blyden, Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs a Hon Sheku Badara Basiru Dumbuya, Speaker of the Parliament of Sierra Leone Participants: Parliamentarians, policy makers and practitioners, development organizations, the private and public sector, civil society, research institutions, academia, youths, Sierra Leonean citizens. Background information: This report reviews the on-going efforts of African countries to accelerate the pace of assuring women's empowerment through all spheres of society - in the home and community, in health and educational attainment, in the workplace, political participation and leadership.


  2. Doctors in US, Africa Work to Contain Future Ebola OutbreaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 21 | Voice of America

    Thousands of people died during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, but as memories fade and concerns about future outbreaks of that magnitude subside, health care specialists say the danger is not completely over. While the worst affected countries - Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone - have been declared free of the deadly virus, there have been some minor flare-ups.


  3. Romeo Dallaire opens up about his struggle with PTSDRead the original story

    Monday Nov 21 | CKNW News Talk 980

    ... your whole being has been transformed," Dallaire said. He told Danielle about an experience he had in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where a man was using a machete to cut coconuts. "It threw me immediately and I was on my way to kill the guy," Dallaire ...


  4. Incredible photos show you the world as you've never seen beforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 21 | CNN

    ... by layering the individual frames on top of one another. Placing colonial-era postcards depicting Freetown Sierra Leone over images of the city today, Babak Fakhamzadeh shows how the city has changed. Images have the power to inspire, astonish and ...


  5. N.S. man founds World Toilet Day to save livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 20 | The Chronicle Herald

    ... it was so far away, I had an accident and messed my clothes." Help 2 Overcome, an organization in Freetown, Sierra Leone that sets up and manages practical, sustainable sanitation and hygiene facilities, is helping John on his mission. John has ...


  6. Liberia's Charles Taylor loses appeal against war crimes convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2013 | Reuters

    Sept. 26 - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor loses his appeal against a war-crimes conviction for encouraging rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone during its civil war. Mana Rabiee reports.


  7. Meeting a mutilatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 19 | Newsday

    More than 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation or cutting. The practice has now been outlawed in some African countries, but not in Sierra Leone, where some cutters are still proud of their profession.


  8. They called me Dr Death - now I want to restore my good name: Top...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 19 | Daily Mail

    ... in healthcare.' Mr Sellu's journey to the top of Britain's medical profession began in a poor village in Sierra Leone. He is the eldest of ten children, born to rice-farmer parents who had no education. His chance came when his slightly wealthier ...


  9. Call it inRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | The Economist

    ... yet to create a culture of accountability: few policemen, for example, seem even to have heard of it so far. Sierra Leone looks likely to stay high in the corruption ratings for a while yet. Want more from The Economist? Visit The Economist e-store ...


  10. Sierra Leone's maternal mortality mysteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | Financial Times

    It is just before 6pm when the call comes in to Tom Swaray's mobile phone. The sun in Moyamba District in Sierra Leone 's Southern Province is well on its way to setting.


  11. Liberia: KLM to Start Operations in Sierra Leone, LiberiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 |

    The Netherlands flag carrier airline, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij has confirmed that they would start operating their flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia at the start of the new 2017 summer schedule. According to the company, the new operation would serve to further expand their African network, adding that with the two new additional destinations, they would be serving thirteen destinations in the continent in 2017.


  12. You could have Ebola and not even know itRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | Fox News

    A woman has her temperature taken as part of Ebola prevention in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Ebola doesn't always show itself through fever, vomiting, and diarrhea.


  13. Female Circumcision Must Be Replaced With More Empowering PracticesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | Time

    ... and cousins had been gone for three days in a village just outside Freetown. They were being initiated into Sierra Leone's "Bondo society." They were taking their turn to become women. I was too young that day to be initiated into this female-only ...


  14. Black and British: A Forgotten History, by David Olusoga. Reviewed by Tom DevineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 12 | Sunday Herald

    DAVID OLUSOGA begins his history of black people in Britain from the earliest times to today with an evocative description of Bance Island which lies about 20 miles upriver from Freetown, the capital of the African state of Sierra Leone. On it lies the crumbling ruin of a slave fortress built in the 17th century and extended in the 18th.


  15. An outbreak of fearsome photos and headlines: Ebola and local newspapers in West AfricaRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 15 | Crofs Blogs

    ... Panic-stricken crowds destroyed a treatment center in Liberia in August 2014 and stoned contact tracers in Sierra Leone in May 2014. Although it is unlikely these incidents were directly caused by an individual sensational news story, the faulty ...


  16. Huge Study Finds 1 Billion People Suffer From High Blood PressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 15 | Voice of America

    A nurse trainee measures a pregnant woman's blood pressure during a prenatal consultation at the United Brethren in Christ Hospital in the town of Mattru Jong, Bonthe District, Sierra Leone. The number of people with high blood pressure has almost doubled in 40 years to over 1.1 billion worldwide, scientists said on Wednesday, with the burden of the condition shifting from the rich to the poor.


  17. FDA Completes Transfer of Emergency Use Authorization for ReEBOV...Read the original story

    Monday Nov 14 | Information Technology

    ... collaborators in West Africa, particularly the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the medical personnel of the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, a number of whom died fighting the 2014-16 ...


  18. Women have more rights in places with fewer pathogensRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 14 | The Washington Post

    A girl has her temperature checked at the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, during the Ebola outbreak in 2014. Studies suggest that communities suffering from more infectious diseases are more likely to be collectivist - ethnocentric, conformist, highly protective of their own group's members and antagonistic toward anyone from outside.


  19. 'A language that unifies': Refugee helps transform lives with paintbrushRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 14 | CBC News

    ... healing and hope to sick people in Winnipeg. Bangura came to Winnipeg in 2014 after escaping the civil war in Sierra Leone, where he was "a bit of a troublemaker." "I use my art to speak for people. I've gone through so many things, so every ...


  20. Chinese ambassador presents credentials to Sierra Leone presidentRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 12 | Xinhuanet

    The newly accredited Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Wu Peng presented his letters of credence to Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma here Friday at a ceremony held at the State House. In his address, Wu spoke of the long-standing relationship between the two countries and noted that the two countries have shared good and bad times and have always shown mutual support for each other's core interests and major concerns.