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British Nurse,Pauline Cafferkey who was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone is sick again

British Nurse,Pauline Cafferkey who was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone is sick again

EBOLA nurse Pauline Cafferkey was flown on an RAF Hercules to a specialist hospital in London after falling ill with the virus for the third time.Ms Cafferkey was originally infected while working in Sierra Leone in December 2014 and spent almost a month in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She […]

Photographer tracks down women he met in war zones ten years ago to find out if they survived

Photographer tracks down women he met in war zones ten years ago to find out if they survived

A moving portrait exhibit by an award-winning war photographer lays bare the cruel reality of conflict for women across the world. Nick Danziger’s striking images capture the heartache and helplessness of rape victims, widows, refugees and prisoners, all female and all living during war. He captured his initial shots in 2001 as part of a […]

The African leaders who won’t stand down

The African leaders who won’t stand down

Even the fate of Blaise Compaore, who was ousted after a bloody uprising in 2014 after 27 years as president of Burkina Faso, has not been enough to deter other African leaders from clinging to power long after their constitutions demanded they go. In 2015, two African presidents amended their constitutions to allow them to […]

Should Pregnant School Girls In Africa Be Expelled From Schools?

Should Pregnant School Girls In Africa Be Expelled From Schools?

In Sierra Leone, the government bans pregnant girls from attending school with other children. During the ebola outbreak, thousands of girls fell pregnant while schools were closed. And when they reopened, those girls were excluded. Amnesty International has released a report called “Shamed and Blamed: Pregnant girls’ rights at risk in Sierra Leone”. In it […]

Sierra Leone has been declared officially Ebola free

Sierra Leone has been declared officially Ebola free

Sierra Leone has been declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organisation, prompting nationwide celebrations tinged with sadness over the 4,000 lives the virus claimed. Freetown was transformed into a giant carnival on Friday night as ecstatic crowds took to the streets of the capital in an outpouring of emotion. Relief that the 17-month […]

New Bishop of Makeni Ordained

New Bishop of Makeni Ordained

Outgoing Makeni diocese bishop George Biguzzi (with a church faithful) outside the Roman Catholic cathedral of Sierra Leone. Photo | Courtesy Catholic Missionary World Most Reverend Natale Paganelli was on October 31 ordained as the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Makeni. The Episcopal Ordination took place in Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone […]

Sierra Leone Top Northwest Africa Cricket Tourney

Sierra Leone Top Northwest Africa Cricket Tourney

Sierra Leone are currently leading the table of the first edition of the Northwest Africa female cricket tournament being hosted by The Gambia. Sierra Leone have collected a maximum of 12 points after winning their opening 4 games of the competition. The Gambia, the host, are currently second with 9 points from 4 encounters. Ghana […]

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Following a weekend of elections on the African Continent, analysts are drawing parallels between Congo-Brazzaville and Tanzania even before results are announced. One leader is accused of tampering with the constitution to extend his grip on power, whilst the other has been credited with respecting presidential term limits. In one corner, you see a political […]

Africa Finance Corporation Completes Corporate Restructuring With The Appointment Of Sanjeev Gupta

Africa Finance Corporation Completes Corporate Restructuring With The Appointment Of Sanjeev Gupta

In January, 2015 AFC implemented a new organisational structure. The purpose of this re-organisation was to increase the Corporation’s client responsiveness by creating sector clusters, that would each be responsible for delivering all of AFC’s products to clients within those sectors, simplifying the Corporation’s structure and increasing responsiveness. In achieving these objectives, a number of […]

Ebola Virus Can Survive In the Eye, Semen, Breast Milk For 9 Months

Ebola Virus Can Survive In the Eye, Semen, Breast Milk For 9 Months

The Ebola virus can persist in the eye, semen, the placenta, breast milk and central nervous system of survivors of the disease for as long as 9 and a half months, according to a new study supported by the World Health Organization (WHO). A preliminary study on Ebola virus persistence in the semen of male […]

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