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Sierra Leone

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  • US urges Sierra Leone VP and government to resolve spat

    The United States on Sunday urged Sierra Leone's government and its vice president to resolve their differences through the rule of law. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana on Saturday requested asylum from the United States, claiming that his life was in...
  • 10 Americans evacuated from Sierra Leone to be monitored for Ebola

    10 Americans evacuated from Sierra Leone to be monitored for Ebola
    Ten health care workers with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak are to be evacuated to the United States after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease. Partners in Health said in a...
  • Health worker with Ebola in serious condition at NIH

    Health worker with Ebola in serious condition at NIH
    An American health worker who contracted the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda on Friday and is in serious condition, NIH officials said. The person is the second...
  • 10 US charity staff to leave Sierra Leone amid Ebola scare

    Ten health care workers with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak are to be evacuated to the United States after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease. Partners in Health said in a...
  • American health care worker contracts Ebola in Africa

    A U.S. health care worker has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and is being treated at a government health facility in Bethesda, Md., the Centers for Disease Control said Saturday. Ten other U.S. citizens are being flown to the United States after...
  • Sierra Leone vice president seeks US asylum, won't quit

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Vice President Samuel Sam Sumana of Sierra Leone said he sought asylum with the United States after President Ernest Bai Koroma sent troops to his home Saturday morning. Sumana said he won't resign and will go to Parliament and the...
  • American who contracted Ebola arrives at Maryland hospital

    An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit is in serious condition after arriving at the National Institutes of Health's hospital near Washington, officials said Friday. Meanwhile, the U.S....
  • American who contracted Ebola in Africa to be treated in US

    An American health worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Africa will be admitted to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health, the agency announced Thursday. The patient was expected to arrive Friday at the NIH research hospital in...
  • UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa

    The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus had killed over 10,000 people, mostly in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Fifteen other Ebola deaths...
  • Sierra Leone: War crimes convict released from prison

    A former leader of a militia accused of torturing and mutilating civilians during Sierra Leone's civil war has been granted provisional release and will serve out the remainder of his term in his community, according to the United Nations-backed special...
  • Sierra Leone sees worrying spike in Ebola cases over week

    Sierra Leone has seen a worrying spike in confirmed Ebola cases over the past week in four districts, the head of the national Ebola response center said Thursday. New measures must now be put into place to contain the surges, said the head of the...