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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

Ebola virus spreading amid urgent appeals for international help

This time, the Ebola virus outbreak is being classified as the worst outbreak ever, and people are scared. There is fear that the virus will spread all across West Africa unless cooperation is seen between countries and international help is forthcoming.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 8 comments

African-Canadian Consultant on Sierra Leone's Health Care System Special

Vancouver - Dr. Godwin Eni is a retired academic, health service provider, manager and adviser who has worked in Canada and has helped in the governance of many cultural and non-profit organizations, and consulted in many countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma - 2 comments

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

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

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

Africa: Children of the diaspora to the rescue Special

The children of recent immigrants from developing countries often find it easier to adjust or integrate into their new environment while their parents struggle with many of the day to day challenges they face.
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma

Sierra Leone: UN sanctions lifted

A very significant event happened recently in New York and that was the lifting of an arms embargo and other sanctions imposed onthe tiny West African state of Sierra Leone in 1998 at the height of that country’s brutal civil war.
In the Media by Gibril Koroma

Interview with Sierra Leonean academic giant Eustace Palmer Special

It’s not everyday that one gets to interview Professor Eustace Palmer, one of Africa’s intellectual heavyweights, academic giants and distinguished son of Sierra Leone, a small country in the west of Africa.
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma - 1 comment

UN wants more media spotlighting sexual violence in Sierra Leone

The United Nations Development Programme is hoping that the media can shine a spotlight on the sexual violence in Sierra Leone.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Former RUF Leaders Found Guilty of War Crimes

Three former leaders of Sierra Leone’s rebel Revolutionary United Front were found guilty today of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the country’s decade-long civil war.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Salma Hayek Nurses Another Woman's Infant In Sierra Leone

Salma Hayek breast fed a child that was starving in Sierra Leone. The infant's mother was unable to nurse her child so Hayek stepped up to the plate.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 14 comments

His life as a child killer in Sierra Leone

Ishmael Beah's autobiography, now on the New York Times bestseller list, helped him move on from his childhood as a rebel soldier in Sierra Leone to the man he is today.
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna) - 1 comment

Sidibay's Story :: Freetown // Sierra Leone

a 14 year boy tells his story
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Sierra Leone: Fighting Discrimination Against Women

Women's rights groups in Sierra Leone battle what they say is deep-seated discrimination.
In the Media by kurtrat - 5 comments

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Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, one of a growing list of medical workers infected while battling to halt its spread across West Africa
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