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Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."(12/21/2014 2:10:00 PM)
Ebola response in rural Sierra Leone not yet rapid enough
By Emma Farge KOIDU, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - The rapid response team has arrived and the chaos is easing, but medics in a remote Sierra Leonean district are struggling to control a local Ebola outbreak when it's too late to nip it in the bud. A deployment of medical workers and equipment to Kono District has been the fastest so far in Sierra Leone, a country with nearly half the total Ebola ...(12/21/2014 10:13:10 AM)
In Sierra Leone, ghosts of war haunt Ebola graveyard
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — To find Andrew Kondoh, walk through the gates of this city’s largest cemetery, where teams in moonsuits bury more than 50 bodies in white plastic bags each day.(12/20/2014 9:07:44 AM)
Sierra Leone Educates on Safe Ebola Burials
With Ebola having killed more than 2,000 people in Sierra Leone, and unsafe burials possibly being responsible for up to 70 percent of new infections, officials said they are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to clamp down on traditional burials in the country. Officials have even threatened to jail people - once it's clear they have not caught the disease - who prepare the corpses of ...(12/21/2014 1:47:46 PM)
Sierra Leone football hit by internal row
Sierra Leone football is rocked by internal rows following a decision by SLFA members to dissolve the Isha Johansen-led executive committee.(12/21/2014 7:28:18 AM)
Ghosts of war haunt an Ebola graveyard in Sierra Leone
To find Andrew Kondoh, walk through the gates of this city's largest cemetery, where teams in moonsuits bury more than 50 bodies in white plastic bags each day. Look for the man with the wispy goatee and big belly, who is overseeing one of the world's most chaotic, dangerous graveyards as if...(12/19/2014 1:58:11 AM)
In Sierra Leone, the ghosts of war haunt an Ebola graveyard
Andrew Kondoh cared for bodies during the civil war. Now he buries them in the country?s newest tragedy.(12/18/2014 7:33:00 PM)
Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola.(12/20/2014 11:34:05 AM)
S’Leone to withdraw Somalia troops over Ebola
Sierra Leone is withdrawing its troops from Somalia after the African Union blocked the West African country from rotating its soldiers over fears for the Ebola virus. Sierra Leone sent 850 troops to Somalia for a 12-month deployment to fight the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group, al-Shabab, in Somalia in 2013. Their rotation was delayed after a...  [Read More...](12/21/2014 2:09:50 AM)
Sierra Leone's leading doctor dies of Ebola
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's leading doctor died of Ebola on Thursday, hours after the arrival in the country of an experimental drug that could have been used to treat him, the government's chief medical officer said. Victor Willoughby was diagnosed with Ebola last week after he treated a man with organ-related problems. The patient, a senior banker, was later diagnosed with Ebola and ...(12/19/2014 2:06:29 AM)
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