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South Sudan: children bear brunt of man-made disaster

Water bottle in hand and rucksack on back, his grey trousers rolled up to reveal spindly legs, 12-year-old Gatwech boarded the first flight of his life. His ear protectors dwarfed his head as he gazed wide-eyed through the window of the Russian-built UN helicopter that lifted into the sky, sweeping …

South Sudan Refugees Stranded Between Floods and Fight

Given a choice between braving floods in her refugee camp in Ethiopia or returning home to war in South Sudan, Martha Nyakuk prefers the deluge of …

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone angry at Australia visa ban

<b>Sierra Leone has condemned Australia's decision to suspend entry visas for people from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa as "counterproductive" and "discriminatory".</b><p>The move has also been criticised by Amnesty International.<p>And UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said travel restrictions …

Here's What Scientists Know About Ebola in Sierra Leone

Everything we know about Ebola since the disease’s two dozen or so outbreaks since 1976 comes not from a rich, deep database of scientific evidence …

Why do some survive Ebola? Sierra Leone study offers clues

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of the first Ebola cases in Sierra Leone helps draw a clearer picture of why some people survive the disease, while others do not, including their age and the pace at which the virus replicates within their body.<p>Survivors of the Ebola outbreak attend a discharging …

Ebola outbreak: UK aid ship docks in Sierra Leone

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UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak.<p>A statement by UN Women on Monday said Edmund Bangura-Sesay, a local driver for their office in Sierra Leone, died Saturday.<p>This is the third reported death of a U.N. worker from Ebola.<p>The UN Women …

Justine Greening meets British Ebola survivor Will Pooley in Sierra Leone

The international development secretary, Justine Greening, has met British medics Will Pooley and Oliver Johnson at a Freetown clinic just hours after arriving in Sierra Leone as part of the UK’s response to the Ebola crisis.<p>Greening described the government’s three-pronged strategy to combat the …

British troops tackling Ebola in Sierra Leone will be 'pretty safe', says soldier - video

A British soldier traveling to Sierra Leone to train health workers says there is 'an element of excitement' to the trip. Lance Corporal Richard Blagg, who is one of 135 troops flying on Tuesday, says though their notice period has been short, most of them are excited

Curfew in Sierra Leone town after rioting, shooting over Ebola case

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Authorities in Sierra Leone imposed a curfew in the eastern town of Koidu on Tuesday after a dispute between youth and police over a suspected case of Ebola degenerated into gunfire and rioting, officials said.<p>A local civil society leader said he had seen at least two bodies …

Ebola's Economic Impact Threatens To Cripple Once-Rapidly Growing Sierra Leone

I first touched down at Lungi Airport on a typically stormy and muggy night in August 2008. After a harrowing 15 minute journey across the mouth of the Sierra Leone River in a Soviet era cargo helicopter, my wife and I stepped into Freetown, the capital city of the country that has consumed our …

Two die in Sierra Leone riot sparked by Ebola tests

A machete-wielding mob clashed with security personnel in the eastern town of Koidu and then went on a rampage on Tuesday, after preventing a medical team from taking the blood from the 90-year-old mother of a youth leader, doctors from the local government hospital said.<p>The woman, who had been …

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South Sudan Journal: Traveling Through the World's Youngest Country

<i>Nick Radin coordinates Action Against Hunger’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) programs in South Sudan, where conflict that erupted in December</i> …

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South Sudan peace deal offers glimmer of hope

There is the first flicker of hope that peace may be restored to South Sudan: it began with an acceptance of responsibility. Three factions of the South Sudanese ruling party, meeting in the Tanzanian city of Arusha, on Monday accepted that they are jointly responsible for the war that has …

South Sudan sexual violence 'rampant,' two-year-old raped: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan’s civil war have become so widespread that a 2-year-old child was among the victims, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict said on Monday.<p>“In my 30 years of experience, I’ve …

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Aid Workers Caught in Crossfire of Civil War in South Sudan

When the United Nations World Food Programme’s head in South Sudan, Joyce Luma, landed at the airport in the capital after a visit behind rebel …

Ebola In Sierra Leone: 'It Reminded Me Of A Conflict Zone'

<i>Cyprien Fabre works in the Regional Support Office for West Africa of the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, part of the European Commission (the executive body of the European Union). He recently spent time in Kenema and Kailahun in Sierra Leone, some of the hardest-hit</i> …

Ebola-hit nations may 'face collapse'

<b>The Ebola outbreak threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa, a think tank has warned.</b><p>"The worst-hit countries now face widespread chaos and, potentially, collapse," the International Crisis Group (ICG) said.<p>The world's largest outbreak of …

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Sierra Leone quarantines three more districts in fight against Ebola

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has put three more districts under indefinite quarantine in a bid to fight Ebola, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement, which means five of the country’s 14 districts have now been isolated.<p>The quarantined districts include Port Loko and Bombali in the …

Fear and hope as Sierra Leone braces for three-day Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN (Reuters) - In her free time Isha Turay, an 18-year-old Sierra Leonean student, sells vegetables on Malama Thomas Street in the heart of the bustling capital, Freetown, so that she and her siblings can eat.<p>Boys stand next to a poster, pertaining to the Ebola virus, during a training …

7 misconceptions about South Sudan 'expelling foreign workers'

This week South Sudan’s Ministry of Labour released the country’s new labour directive, which will place restrictions on the employment of …

South Sudan government to revoke expulsion of foreign workers

A blog on Sudan, South Sudan, Africa and the world, analysis, views and news that matters. Currently I focus on South Sudan and its war. Abu Deng

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‘Dirty Water Will Make You Sick!’ Hygiene Promotion in South Sudan

<b>CARE provides hygiene and sanitation services across South Sudan to help prevent cholera and other disease outbreaks.</b><p>After hiking through a swamp, …

Cuba Responds To Ebola Crisis As Black Market For Convalescent Serum Emerges

Cuba will be sending 63 doctors and 102 nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers to set up World Health Organization-funded Ebola clinics in Sierra Leone. The workers will deploy in the beginning of October and stay for …

4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health care workers.<p>…