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Sierra Leone

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  • Liberia among African nations trying to contain deadly Ebola virus

    Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has closed most of the country’s land borders, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities that have seen Ebola outbreaks to try to contain the world’s worst outbreak of the deadly virus....
  • Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

    Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
    The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an...
  • Ebola outbreak not hurting investment in Sierra Leone: foreign minister

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak has not hurt foreign investment in Sierra Leone but will inevitably require more spending to fight it, the country's foreign minister said on Monday. Sierra Leone is among a group of West African countries...
  • Sri Lanka to investigate war crimes; appoints foreign experts

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's president has extended the terms of a commission investigating missing people and possible war crimes in the country's 26-year civil war, bringing in foreign experts for the first time to advise on the inquiry, the...
  • Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak jumps to 603: WHO

    DAKAR/HAVANA (Reuters) - The death toll from the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organization...
  • Sierra Leone suspends 15 for alleged match-fixing

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Football authorities in Sierra Leone have indefinitely suspended four national team players, including captain Ibrahim Kargbo, three referees and eight other officials on allegations of match-fixing. Three of the players had been...
  • As Ebola virus spreads in West Africa, some blame health workers

    As Ebola virus spreads in West Africa, some blame health workers
    The Ebola virus would be terrifying no matter where it struck: It’s a disease with no cure that causes headaches and fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding and has been known to kill up to 90% of its victims. But in a corner of West Africa,...
  • Lehigh Valley Tickets on Sale: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Rascal Flatts, Third Eye Blind, Slayer, Russell Peters

    ON SALE THIS WEEK Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, with Steve Winwood, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16, PPL Center, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown, http://www.pplcenter.com, 610-347-TIXX. Tickets: $65.50-$131, on sale 10 a.m. Friday. Rascal Flatts, with...
  • Massive West African Ebola outbreak 'now in a second wave'

    Massive West African Ebola outbreak 'now in a second wave'
    The Ebola outbreak is devastating West Africa and will spread to more countries unless more aid is provided, an official with the group Doctors Without Borders said Friday. The outbreak has been linked to 337 deaths across Guinea, Sierra Leone and...
  • Death toll from West Africa Ebola hits 337: WHO

    Death toll from West Africa Ebola hits 337: WHO
    The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has hit 337 since February, the U.N. World Health Organization said on Wednesday, as weak local health services struggle to contain the highly contagious disease. WHO said 47...
  • Timeline: Evolution Of The Slave Trade

    1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va. 1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass. 1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production. 1650: Connecticut becomes second American...