Sierra Leone

  • The Associated Press Jul 20, 2019

    War-Weakened South Sudan Tries to Prepare for Ebola

    With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention efforts. The World Health Organization on Wednesday made the emergency declaration for the year-old outbreak, a...

  • President Jun 8, 2019

    5 Year-Old Girl Paralyzed by Rape Shocks Sierra Leone

    At first no one knew why the 5-year-old girl could no longer move her legs or control her urine. For months she lay on the ground, unable to walk or play. Some in the community blamed witchcraft but the real reason was more horrific: The child had been brutally raped and left paralyzed as a result of her injuries. The...

  • disease Jul 24, 2018

    Liberian Woman Likely Spread Ebola A Year After Infection, Doctors Say

    A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday. There have been previous instances of men spreading Ebola to women via sexual transmission — the virus can survive in semen for more than a year — but the new case is...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    American Dreamers: Why Immigrants Start So Many Businesses

    From AT&T’s Alexander Graham Bell to Google’s Sergey Brin, immigrants have long been more likely than native-born Americans to realize the dream of owning their own company. “Immigrants are about twice as likely as natives to start new businesses,” says Arnobio Morelix, an analyst at the Kauffman Foundation, which promotes entrepreneurship. Analysts note that that entrepreneurial drive has become a...

  • Donald Trump Feb 3, 2018

    Trump Threatens Aid Cut If Countries Won't Take Deportees

    President Donald Trump threatened Friday to cut off aid and slap sanctions on countries that refuse to accept nationals the U.S. tries to deport. Trump said during a briefing with Department of Homeland Security officials at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Virginia that he knows how to change the trend. “If they don’t take ’em back,...

  • President Aug 20, 2017

    Hospital Officials: Nearly 500 Dead in Sierra Leone Mudslides

    Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected. More than 600 people remain missing and rescue officials have warned that the chances of finding survivors are decreasing each day. The death toll earlier stood at...

  • President Aug 16, 2017

    Families Wait in Rain to ID Lost Loved Ones in Sierra Leone

    Hawa Stevens spoke through tears of the 28 family members she lost after surging mudslides and floodwaters swept through Sierra Leone’s capital, killing hundreds and leaving hundreds more missing as rescue teams fought in vain to save them. “Mother, father, sisters, brothers, cousins all gone. My life has been shattered. … Please help me God,” she sobbed as she waited...

  • The Associated Press Aug 15, 2017

    ‘My Family Is Gone': Hundreds Dead or Missing in Sierra Leone Mudslides

    Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run. She was one of the survivors, those who managed to escape the surging mudslides and floodwaters in and around Sierra Leone’s capital that killed more than 300 people, many of them trapped...

  • Sierra Leone Aug 14, 2017

    At Least 300 Dead in Sierra Leone Mudslides and Flooding

    Mudslides and torrential flooding killed at least 200 people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in homes buried under tons of mud. Survivors and volunteers dug through the mud and debris at times with their bare hands in a desperate search for missing relatives, and military personnel were deployed to help...

  • New York City Aug 7, 2017

    ‘You Get Scared Every Day': West Africans Face Life as Undocumented Immigrants After End of Ebola Relief Program

    In 2014, the Department of Homeland Security implemented TPS — a temporary relief program for immigrants whose homelands are in crisis — for people from three West African countries hit hard by the Ebola epidemic: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Now, former TPS recipients say they face a difficult choice: Abandon the lives they’ve built up in the U.S. for...

  • actor Jan 11, 2017

    Idris Elba Wants to Be Your Valentine for a Good Cause

    Idris Elba wants to grab some champagne with you on Valentine’s Day this year. The British actor is just another one of several celebrities who has joined Omaze for a charity fundraising campaign. The money that Elba raises will support W.E. (Women Everywhere) Can Lead, an organization that helps schoolgirls in Sierra Leone become a new generation of empowered female...

  • Asher Klein May 12, 2016

    Guinea Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases, 3 Probable

    Guinea’s government says that two people in Guinea have tested positive for Ebola, months after the country was declared free of the virus. Ibrahima Sylla, spokesman for the national coordination for the fight against Ebola, said Thursday samples from two dead bodies tested positive for the virus. The bodies were tested in Koropara, in the N’Zerekore prefecture about 620 miles...

  • New York City Mar 8, 2016

    Clinton Up 9 Points Over Sanders Nationally: Poll

    Hillary Clinton holds a nine-point national lead over Bernie Sanders ahead of Tuesday’s primaries in Mississippi and Michigan, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted March 3-6. Fifty-three percent of Democratic primary voters support Clinton while 44 percent back Sanders, the poll showed. Clinton’s lead is down slightly from her 53-percent-to-42 percent advantage in last month’s NBC/WSJ poll,...

  • Texas Oct 13, 2014

    Health Care Workers Monitored After Ebola Case

    Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and to keep vigilant.

  • North Texas Oct 7, 2014

    Family Leaves Apartment Shared With Ebola Patient

    The family that lived in a Dallas apartment where a Liberian man fell ill with Ebola was moved to a different home Friday, after hazardous-materials crews decontaminated the apartment and public-health officials cut by half the number of people being monitored for any symptoms of the deadly disease.

  • spokesperson Oct 7, 2014

    North Texas Doctor Fighting Ebola Asks For Prayers

    The condition of a North Texas doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working for a relief organization in Africa is worsening, colleagues with Samaritan’s Purse say.

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