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'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'
# One Year On
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# One Year On

'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'

Sep 16th 2018, 9:00 PM 59,533 Views 7 Comments

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone, devastating the area.

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'
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# Mudslide

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'

Sep 15th 2018, 8:30 PM 21,376 Views 3 Comments

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone. But some people have stayed living in their homes, even though the area is completely unsafe.

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone
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'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone

Jan 7th 2018, 12:00 PM 8,616 Views 5 Comments

The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.

A massive diamond that used to be owned by a pastor has sold for $6.5 million
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A massive diamond that used to be owned by a pastor has sold for $6.5 million

Dec 5th 2017, 12:55 PM 17,243 Views 12 Comments

British jewelers Laurence Graff purchased the stone.

Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died'
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# Sierra Leone

Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died'

Aug 26th 2017, 8:15 AM 6,627 Views 9 Comments

The death toll from this months mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital city is approaching 500.

'First Ebola, now mudslides': Over 100 children confirmed dead in Sierra Leone
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# Freetown

'First Ebola, now mudslides': Over 100 children confirmed dead in Sierra Leone

Aug 17th 2017, 6:01 PM 7,945 Views 3 Comments

The death toll is currently at 300 but is expected to rise significantly.

Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history
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# Freetown

Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history

Aug 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 9,576 Views 9 Comments

The death toll is expected to rise as around 600 people are still missing. The President has appealed for a global response.

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital
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# Freetown

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Aug 14th 2017, 5:01 PM 12,509 Views 10 Comments

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

Sierra Leonean fan's Old Trafford heartache turns to Wembley joy
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# Mixed Emotions

Sierra Leonean fan's Old Trafford heartache turns to Wembley joy

May 16th 2016, 12:09 PM 23,539 Views 16 Comments

Army experts blew up a suspect device at the stadium — later revealed to be a dummy left from a training exercise.

'They touched our breasts and stomachs to see if we were pregnant'
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'They touched our breasts and stomachs to see if we were pregnant'

Nov 7th 2015, 8:30 PM 44,559 Views 24 Comments

Pregnant girls are shunned in Sierra Leone – and banned from exams.

Family of man who died in Scottish police custody want "the whole truth"
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# Sheku Bayoh

Family of man who died in Scottish police custody want "the whole truth"

May 14th 2015, 10:31 PM 14,622 Views 25 Comments

And a war of words has broken out between police and the family’s lawyer.

From Rwanda with love: Northern Irishman Johnny McKinstry on his new African adventure
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# Return Of The Mc

From Rwanda with love: Northern Irishman Johnny McKinstry on his new African adventure

Apr 5th 2015, 8:00 AM 13,303 Views 7 Comments

The Ebola virus derailed the young manager’s incredible work in Sierra Leone but he’s eager to conjure something similar in a new country.

The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind
# One Year On
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# One Year On

The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind

Mar 9th 2015, 7:45 AM 12,032 Views 5 Comments

The outbreak is not yet over, doctors have warned.

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'
# EBOLA
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# EBOLA

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

Feb 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 22 Views 4 Comments

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims
# Not Going Away
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# Not Going Away

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:15 AM 5,927 Views 42 Comments

The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.

Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative
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# Pauline Cafferkey

Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative

Dec 31st 2014, 8:58 AM 4,427 Views 2 Comments

Pauline Cafferkey, from Glasgow, is being treated in London.

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries
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# Finding A Cure

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Dec 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 6,429 Views 3 Comments

Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.

Christmas has been cancelled in Guinea's capital and Sierra Leone
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Christmas has been cancelled in Guinea's capital and Sierra Leone

Dec 16th 2014, 8:00 PM 13,723 Views 13 Comments

It’s in a bid to combat the spread of the Ebola virus.

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'
# EBOLA
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# EBOLA

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'

Dec 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 52 Views 6 Comments

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

These "heroes" will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa
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# On A Jetplane

These "heroes" will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa

Nov 22nd 2014, 4:34 PM 11,920 Views 14 Comments

The centre was built by the UK Government.

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports
# EBOLA
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# EBOLA

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

Oct 21st 2014, 7:55 PM 10,005 Views 16 Comments

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'
# Risk
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# Risk

Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'

Oct 18th 2014, 7:17 PM 12,386 Views 37 Comments

That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola
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# Photographs

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

Oct 18th 2014, 9:15 AM 26,085 Views 13 Comments

In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.

Ebola survivors 'shunned' as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting
# Cast Out
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# Cast Out

Ebola survivors 'shunned' as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting

Oct 17th 2014, 8:00 PM 6,532 Views 3 Comments

Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone
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Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Oct 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 382 Views 4 Comments

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

Liberian doctors strike to demand "danger money" for treating Ebola patients
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# Strike

Liberian doctors strike to demand "danger money" for treating Ebola patients

Oct 13th 2014, 10:21 PM 6,391 Views 7 Comments

The World Health Organisation has said Ebola ‘threatens the very survival of societies and governments in already very poor countries’.

Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola
# Outbreak
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Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola

Oct 9th 2014, 7:17 AM 9,003 Views 21 Comments

The woman had just returned from working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone.

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
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# Prime Numbers

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Oct 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,287 Views 2 Comments

Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?

'We should be worried about Ebola - but for Africa, not ourselves'
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# Help Wanted

'We should be worried about Ebola - but for Africa, not ourselves'

Oct 1st 2014, 12:23 PM 5,715 Views 21 Comments

Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year
# Outbreak
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# Outbreak

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year

Sep 26th 2014, 9:50 PM 8,469 Views 24 Comments

The US President said international aid simply is not flowing into West Africa fast enough.

A worker from Irish aid agency Concern has died from a suspected case of Ebola in Liberia
# EBOLA
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# EBOLA

A worker from Irish aid agency Concern has died from a suspected case of Ebola in Liberia

Sep 24th 2014, 1:14 PM 9,588 Views 10 Comments

The 42-year-old father of two passed away yesterday after showing symptoms of the virus.

Four day 'lockdown' planned to halt spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone
# Outbreak
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Four day 'lockdown' planned to halt spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Sep 6th 2014, 12:50 PM 7,469 Views 10 Comments

People won’t be allowed out of their homes during the period of the lockdown, and over 20,000 people are being hired to enforce it.

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking
# Outbreak
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Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Aug 30th 2014, 12:24 PM 5,567 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.

There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland
# Outbreak
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There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland

Aug 26th 2014, 10:44 PM 22,863 Views 38 Comments

The HSE said it would not be providing information on other cases – but that there had been a “handful” of investigations apart from the Donegal death.

British Ebola victim being flown back to Britain
# EBOLA
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British Ebola victim being flown back to Britain

Aug 24th 2014, 4:01 PM 10,750 Views 27 Comments

The healthcare worker is being flown home on a military plane.

HSE rules out Ebola in death of Donegal man
# EBOLA
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HSE rules out Ebola in death of Donegal man

Aug 22nd 2014, 11:56 PM 22,241 Views 43 Comments

“Infection control procedures, which had been put in place as a precautionary measure, will now be stepped down,” the HSE said today.

Two-year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone
# EBOLA
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# EBOLA

Two-year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone

Aug 22nd 2014, 6:30 PM 12,840 Views 13 Comments

New legislation passed as WHO outlines reasons it believes the current Ebola outbreak is being underestimated.

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?
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Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Aug 21st 2014, 8:33 PM 25,545 Views 29 Comments

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

Second Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria as Spain plans evacuation of sick missionary
# EBOLA
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Second Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria as Spain plans evacuation of sick missionary

Aug 6th 2014, 12:08 PM 8,416 Views 24 Comments

Almost 900 people have died since the latest outbreak of the disease earlier this year in West Africa.

Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US
# EBOLA
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Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US

Aug 1st 2014, 7:53 PM 17,299 Views 32 Comments

Meanwhile, West African states announce an ‘isolation zone’ sealing off the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak.

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