Sierra Leone

Death toll from Sierra Leone floods passes 400: Red Cross

More than 400 people have died in mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone with 600 people still missing in the stricken capital, the Red Cross says, as Britain promised £5 million in fresh aid.

August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017

Sierra Leone mudslides 'kill more than 1,000'

More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone’s capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader and a minister say during services honoring the disaster’s victims.

August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017

Death toll from Sierra Leone floods passes 400: Red Cross

More than 400 people have died in mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone with 600 people still missing in the stricken capital, the Red Cross says, as Britain promised £5 million in fresh aid.

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016

New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone officials confirm a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization declared the latest West Africa outbreak over.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

Guinea to be declared free of Ebola virus

Guinea is to be declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO), two years after the epidemic began there.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

WHO to declare end of Ebola in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization is set to announce that Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone has beaten an epidemic that killed almost 4,000 of its people and plunged the economy into recession.

March 28, 2015
March 28, 2015

Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown

The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ordered to stay at home

March 14, 2015
March 14, 2015

Sierra Leone VP seeks asylum with US

Sierra Leone's Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana is seeking political asylum at the US embassy in the capital after soldiers surrounded his house

March 1, 2015
March 1, 2015

Sierra Leone vice president in quarantine

Sierra Leone's Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana has placed himself in 21-day quarantine after one of his bodyguards died of Ebola.