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#Sierra Leone

From TheJournal.ie Sierra Leone declares "Stay At Home Day" in bid to curb ebola Outbreak

Sierra Leone declares "Stay At Home Day" in bid to curb ebola

An American doctor who contracted the disease is said to have made a slight recovery.

From TheJournal.ie More than 1,000 people have contracted Ebola in the worst outbreak in history Molecular Shark

More than 1,000 people have contracted Ebola in the worst outbreak in history

Religious belief, social mores, misinformation and a general mistrust of conventional medicine are all contributing to the spread of the deadly virus.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history West Africa

Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history

The outbreak started in Guinea in early 2014 and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history West Africa

Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history

A suggestion that untested vaccines should be used has attracted controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads Epidemic

Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads

Meanwhile, Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice” in an attempt to contain the deadly virus.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'could become regional epidemic' Epidemic

Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'could become regional epidemic'

Plan Ireland has warned that the virus could spread to neighbouring countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

From TheJournal.ie Being a girl in Ireland vs Being a girl in Sierra Leone Her Story

Being a girl in Ireland vs Being a girl in Sierra Leone

The ‘Her Story’ exhibition explores the similarities and differences.

From TheJournal.ie War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor Charles Taylor

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor

Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Governments aren't doing enough to stop destructive land grabs Opinion

Column: Governments aren't doing enough to stop destructive land grabs

The rush for land to get food and fuel for rich Western countries has resulted in the daylight robbery of the world’s poor, writes Karol Balfe.

From TheJournal.ie Unconventional love story of the day: How one woman met her partner volunteering Valentine's Day

Unconventional love story of the day: How one woman met her partner volunteering

Most people end up meeting their partners somewhere fairly ordinary. Not so for some of the Irish people who have found love while volunteering abroad…

From TheJournal.ie High Court to hear case of African man allegedly abused by Irish priest Catholic Church

High Court to hear case of African man allegedly abused by Irish priest

Papers were lodged with the High Court late Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone

During their visit, they will review Ireland’s development programme and Irish Aid’s work in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Happy International Day of the Girl Girls Girls Girls This post contains videos

Happy International Day of the Girl

Today, the world celebrates the girl child.

From TheJournal.ie Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers Irish Aid

Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers

The Minister of State Joe Costello announced the funding on a visit to Sierra Leone yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Charles Taylor jailed for 50 years for war crimes Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor jailed for 50 years for war crimes

The former Liberian leader was convicted of crimes of the “utmost gravity in terms of scale and brutality” according to judges.

From TheJournal.ie Prosecution wants 80 years for Charles Taylor Charles Taylor

Prosecution wants 80 years for Charles Taylor

Prosecutors say that Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including aiding and abetting murder and rape on a mass scale.

From TheJournal.ie Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims' Blood Diamonds

Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'

Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.

From The42 Making a difference: The other side of Craig Bellamy Charity This post contains videos

Making a difference: The other side of Craig Bellamy

A documentary focusing on the Liverpool striker’s work in Sierra Leone will be aired tonight.

From The42 WATCH: South Africa's Cup of Nations Idiocy Fail This post contains videos

WATCH: South Africa's Cup of Nations Idiocy

Bafana Bafana, thinking they’d sealed qualification on goal difference, celebrated their 0-0 draw with Sierra Leone for several minutes before realising they’d actually been eliminated.

ACTRESS MIA FARROW has contradicted Naomi Campbell’s evidence at the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor. Taylor is facing a range of charges for human rights abuses, including murder, rape and terrorism.

Last week, Campbell said she had received the uncut diamonds in the middle of the night after a dinner party in 1997.

She said she only realised that the “dirty-looking stones” were diamonds the next morning when discussing the incident at breakfast with her former agent Carole White and Mia Farrow, and didn’t know where they were from.


The model said either White or Farrow had suggested to her that it was Charles Taylor who had sent the unmarked gift.

Today, Farrow said Campbell was the first to suggest Taylor was behind the gift, and that the model had acknowledged the gift was a diamond.

Farrow said:

She said in the night she had been awakened by men knocking at her door that said they had been sent to her by Charles Taylor, and they had given her a very huge diamond.

When questioned by the court specifically about whom had initially suggested Taylor’s involvement, Farrow said “Naomi Campbell.”

She said Campbell’s intention was to give the diamond to Nelson Mandela’s children’s charity.

Campbell told the court last week that she had presented the stones to her friend Jeremy Ratcliffe, who was running the charity at the time.  A statement released by Ratcliffe after Campbell’s testimony said he had been given the stones and kept them ever since, but had recently handed them over to authorities.

Ratcliffe said he didn’t want to involve the charity in anything illegal and decided it would be better to keep them.