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Two Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims

Freetown - Alarm soared in west Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
In the Media by Coumba SYLLA (AFP)

Doctor at forefront of fight against Ebola contracts the disease

Virologist Sheik Umar Khan, 39, has been hailed as a National Hero by Sierra Leone's Health Minister. After working so hard to control the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in his country, the doctor has now caught the disease.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Sierra Leone confirms seven Ebola cases

Freetown - Sierra Leone on Friday said that it had confirmed seven cases of Ebola and suspects dozens more amid fears the deadly epidemic gripping West Africa is spreading.
In the Media by AFP

Philippine Azkals hold Malaysia to another scoreless draw

The Philippine Azkals, playing under newly-hired Coach Thomas Dooley, held the Malaysian Tigers to another scoreless draw Sunday night at the Cebu City Sports Complex in the Philippines
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Sierra Leone unearths $6-million diamond

Freetown - Sierra Leone said on Saturday it had discovered a diamond worth $6.2 million, declaring it one of the most precious finds of the past decade.The stone, dug up last week in the eastern district of Kono, was measured at 153 carats, making it significantl...
In the Media by AFP

EU labels gays as a social group, granting asylum for protection

The European Court of Justice has concluded that gays constitute a "particular social group," qualifying gay Africans for asylum in EU Member States. Prior to the ruling, homosexuality in Africa was a criminal offence, from fines to 14 years in prison.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

Charles Taylor war crimes convictions upheld

The Hague - A UN-backed special court at the Hague has rejected the appeal against war crime convictions of the lawyers representing Liberian President Charles Taylor, 65. The judge upheld his 50-year sentence.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Video: Self-taught African prodigy Kelvin Doe dazzles MIT experts

Freetown - Kelvin Doe, 16, from the African country of Sierra Leone, has become the youngest person ever to be invited to MIT's "Visiting Practitioner's Program," after he invented batteries and a generator using materials picked from trash bins in his neighborhood.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments

Former Liberian Pres. Charles Taylor imprisoned for war crimes

Leidschendam - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for war crimes he committed by arming and supporting murderous rebels in Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood diamonds."
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Exclusive interview with a Sierra Leonean returnee Special

Makeni - Sierra Leonean health professional Alhassan Kanu recently returned home after his studies in the United Kingdom, one of the increasing number of Sierra Leoneans ready and eager to take part in their native country’s developmental process.
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma

Nigerian-Canadian consultant returns from Sierra Leone Special

Dr. Godwin Eni left his native Nigeria over 40 years ago to study in Canada. After his studies he diligently worked as a public health specialist in his adopted country while raising a family.
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma

A rural medical project in Sierra Leone Special

Wes Strickland is an American businessman and philanthropist living and working in Canada. In this interview he tells me about his humanaitarian work in Sierra Leone (West Africa) and the people working with him.
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma - 2 comments

Black History Month event at Canada's Douglas College Special

New Westminster - Black History Month started as Negro History Week in the United States. Each year the month of February is dedicated to the teaching and learning of the achievements of black people in the United States and elsewhere, thanks to people like Carter Woodson.
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma

Pictorial presentation of Dr. Eni's activities in Sierra Leone Special

A couple of days ago I submitted a report on the activities in southern Sierra Leone of Dr. Godwin Eni, a Vancouver based public health specialist. Here are some photos of Dr. Eni doing presentations.
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma

Dr. Godwin Eni in Sierra Leone to reshape health care Special

Nigerian-born Vancouver resident Dr. Godwin Eni is in Sierra Leone, West Africa, as a health consultant. This is his first visit and stay in that country where he arrived last December to help rehabilitate the health care system.
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma

Old Man Winter arrives with full lunar eclipse early Tuesday

The Winter Solstice, or the day that Old Man Winter is supposed to officially arrive, is on Tuesday, December 21st, at 11:38 pm Coordinated Universal Time (UCT), or in the Eastern Time Zone at 6:38 pm.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 10 comments

Op-Ed: The Ivory Coast and the end of French colonialist connivance

France’s reputation for influence-peddling and widespread corruption in Africa is nobody’s secret, but Nicolas Sarkozy's reactions to the current electoral deadlock in the Ivory Coast indicate that France's shadowy African era may be coming to an end.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove

UK journalist returns after 28,000 mile expedition Special

Lynn Morris, a former reporter from the Bournemouth Echo, has returned home after a 28,000 mile expedition across the Atlantic. The journey started on September 1 last year and came to an end this month.
Digital Journal Report by Jane Fazackarley - 11 comments

Climate change already affecting people in Sierra Leone Special

Freetown - Most people love their hometown. But what if you lived in a regularly flooded slum? Residents of a poor area of Freetown, Sierra Leone suffer regular floods, and climate change is exacerbating their problems.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris

‘Cocaine Airlines’: old planes fly the South America-Africa route

Drug trafficking gangs in Latin America are buying cheap passenger and cargo airplanes to bring their illegal cargo to Africa as a “technical stop” required before transfer into Europe.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment
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