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For a brief moment, goalscorers forget poverty and war

The eyes of the world will turn to Russia this week for the World Cup but it is far away you must look to find the sport`s beating heart -- on war-ravaged streets and in poverty-stricken slums where the simple act of

Jun 11, 2018, 15:22 PM IST

Sierra Leone disaster: Over 500 dead, 810 listed as missing

The death toll from the flood and mudslide disaster that struck Sierra Leone`s capital in mid-August now exceeds 500 and 810 people are listed as missing, the government said Thursday.

Aug 24, 2017, 22:55 PM IST

Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods

The country ranked 179th out of 188 countries on the UN Development Programme`s 2016 Human Development Index, a basket of data combining life expectancy, education and income and other factors.

Aug 15, 2017, 22:15 PM IST

312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital

Sierra Leone was one of the west African nations hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014 that left more than 4,000 people dead in the country, and it has struggled to revive its economy since the crisis.

Aug 14, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

Ebola virus can persist in survivor's semen for nine months: Study

Previously, Ebola has been detected in the semen of men after their recovery but little information is available about the duration of its persistence in that body fluid.

Oct 15, 2015, 08:50 AM IST

Several dead as severe floods hit Sierra Leone capital

 At least seven people have died with hundreds made homeless as swathes of Sierra Leone`s capital were submerged by massive flooding after hours of torrential rain, emergency management officials said Thursday.

Sep 17, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

Sierra Leone will jail Ebola law violators

One of the three districts of Sierra Leone where new cases of Ebola have been recorded will jail those who break a new emergency by-law designed to prevent the spread of the disease, an official said Sunday.

Jun 28, 2015, 18:30 PM IST

Ebola returns to Sierra Leone capital after three-week gap

Sierra Leone has recorded two new cases of Ebola in Freetown in the past few days, disproving the assumption that the capital city had already defeated the deadly virus, officials said on Monday.

Jun 23, 2015, 01:35 AM IST

Sierra Leone launches new operation to eradicate Ebola

Sierra Leone has introduced a new operation in two hotspot areas of Ebola as part of efforts to eradicate the epidemic that has claimed over 10,000 lives in west African countries, the country's National Ebola Response Center (NERC) has said.

Jun 17, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

Last Cuban Ebola medics leave Sierra Leone, new clampdown for Easter

The last remaining Cuban medics sent to Sierra Leone in October last year to help in the fight against Ebola left the country on Wednesday, as the number of infections there is falling.

Apr 02, 2015, 06:46 AM IST

Ten US charity staff to leave Sierra Leone amid Ebola scare

A Boston-based nonprofit organisation says 10 of its clinicians in Sierra Leone will be evacuated to the United States after one of their colleagues was infected with Ebola.

Mar 15, 2015, 17:40 PM IST

Sierra Leone quarantines 700 homes after Ebola case

Sierra Leone placed hundreds of homes in the capital under Ebola quarantine today, in a huge blow for its recovery less than a month after it lifted all restrictions on movement.

Feb 14, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity on Friday even as the president warned that the fight against the deadly disease is not yet over.

Jan 23, 2015, 18:39 PM IST

Ebola kills Sierra Leone doctor, UN doubles staff

Freetown: A doctor in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola, the fifth local doctor to die of the disease there, authorities have said, as UNICEF announced it was doubling its staff in the three West African nations hard hit by the deadly virus.

Nov 04, 2014, 07:29 AM IST

Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site

Dozens of Ebola survivors were discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone's capital today and told they were virus-free.

Oct 22, 2014, 22:13 PM IST

Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt

Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

Sep 20, 2014, 06:12 AM IST

Sierra Leone streets deserted as shutdown begins

Sierra Leone`s normally chaotic capital resembled a ghost town on Friday as residents were confined to their homes for the start of a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Sep 19, 2014, 19:38 PM IST

Second WHO doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization said on Monday that one of its doctors in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus and will be evacuated.

Sep 09, 2014, 06:50 AM IST

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone`s Freetown a city on edge

Death stalks the rain-lashed streets of Sierra Leone`s capital, finally at peace after a decade of civil war but in the grip of a new and equally deadly adversary -- the Ebola virus.

Aug 13, 2014, 15:59 PM IST