Sierra Leone

  • Ebola death toll climbs to 2,461 out of 4,985 cases: WHO Yesterday

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected nearly 5,000 people in west Africa and killed around half of them, the World Health Organisation said. The UN health agency said a total of 4,985 people had been infected across five west African countries, and that 2,461 had died....
  • Sierra Leone: 4th doctor dies of Ebola 4 days ago

    Freetown: A top medical official in Sierra Leone on Sunday said that a fourth doctor has died of Ebola in the country after a failed bid to transfer her abroad for treatment. Chief Medical Officer Dr Brima Kargbo confirmed to the Associated Press that Dr Olivet Buck has died. Sierra Leone...
  • Sierra Leone to have lockdown amid Ebola crisis September 6, 2014

    Freetown, Sierra Leone: A Sierra Leone government spokesman says the country is going to put the entire country into lockdown for three days later this month to try to stop the spread of Ebola. Abdulai Bayraytay said on Saturday that the government will order people to stay inside their homes on...
  • WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola August 27, 2014

    Freetown: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease. At least 1,427 people...
  • Two year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone August 22, 2014

    Freetown (Sierra Leone): Sierra Leone, battling a deadly outbreak of Ebola, passed a law on Friday that will see anyone harbouring a victim of the disease facing a two-year jail term. The attorney general announced the new measure as a top parliamentarian lashed out at neighbouring countries for failing to do...
  • 5 arrivals in India found to have contact history with Ebola cases August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Five persons out of a total of 145 passengers who arrived at various airports in India from Ebola virus-affected countries in the last 24 hours were found to have contact history with positive cases of the disease, the health ministry said. The details of the said five passengers have...
  • It's ethical to try untested Ebola medicines: UN August 12, 2014

    Madrid: The World Health Organisation on Tuesday declared that it's ethical to use unproven Ebola drugs and vaccines in the outbreak in West Africa provided the right conditions are met. The statement from the UN health agency came amid a worldwide debate over the medical ethnics surrounding the Ebola outbreak,...
  • West African Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 1,013: WHO August 12, 2014

    Dakar: The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached 1,013 after another 52 people died in the three days to August 9 in three West African countries, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The largest number of reported new deaths were in Liberia, where 29 people...
  • Man under observation for Ebola virus found healthy: Government August 10, 2014

    Chennai/New Delhi: A 26-year-old man, who was kept under observation at a government hospital in Chennai for "screening and observation" for Ebola virus on his return from an African country, has been found healthy, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. "The Department of Health, Government of Tamil Nadu, has...
  • Ebola virus can spread like forest fire, US warns July 30, 2014

    Washington: The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said on Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history. Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone,...
  • Sierra Leone, England win in Kabbadi World Cup December 4, 2013

    Gurdaspur: Sierra Leone Wednesday registered a decisive win defeating Scotland 58-25 in mens' Kabadi during the ongoing fourth World Cup Kabadi here. In womens' event England defeated Mexico 45-29. In the third match Pakistan defeated Denmark 77-22. Inaugurating the World Cup, Gurcharan Singh Babbehali, Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Nirmal Singh Kahlon, former...
  • 'Top award-winning writers at Jaipur lit fest' January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A star-studded lineup of international writers, including Commonwealth Prize winner Aminatta Forna from Sierra Leone, Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson and Orange Prize winners Linda Grant and Madeline Miller, will lend glamour to the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Feb 24-28. Commenting on the international line-up Friday, festival co-director and...
  • Graham Greene inspired me: Tim Butcher January 5, 2011

    London: Following the footsteps of author Graham Greene through remote rainforest and malarial swamps in some of the most dangerous parts of Africa was a challenge Tim Butcher relished for his latest book. The Cape Town-based writer's new book "Chasing the Devil" is an account of his attempt to re-discover a...
  • Man demands Rs 15 lakh to send wife's dead body back June 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The husband of a 33-year-old woman Preeti Raisinghani, who committed suicide in a West African country, is allegedly demanding Rs 15 lakh from her parents to send her body home to India. Preeti allegedly committed suicide in Sierra Leone on May 27 and her body has since been...
  • Don't ignore problem of child mortality: Beckham January 23, 2008

    New Delhi: England football star David Beckham has finished his trip to Sierra Leone as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund. After completing his trip Beckham said that whatever he had seen in the west African country had brought home to him the urgency of the problem of...