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Sierra Leone sprinter who absconded in Britain during Commonwealth Games and slept rough wins university sport scholarship

• <b>Jimmy Thoronka vanished during Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014</b>• <b><br>Talented sprinter did not want to return to Sierra Leone because of Ebola</b>• <b><br>Said family</b> …

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AFCON Qualifying Round Up: Egypt maul Chad, Sierra Leone hold Ivory Coast

The Pharaohs tightened their hold on Group B leadership with a massive away win in Ndjamena while the reigning champions were held to a tame draw in …

If Ebola Hits Again, This State Is Doing Everything Right

Minnesota leads the way when it comes to putting the "public" back in public health.<p><i>This is the first in a three-part series about the different ways the global Ebola outbreak has changed the United States.</i><p>BROOKLYN CENTER, MN — Victor Peacock’s calm, friendly face is marked by physical scars that …

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Ebola Widow Carries on Husband’s Legacy

The World Health Organization has again declared Liberia Ebola-free, after 42 days without a laboratory-confirmed case of the deadly virus.<p>The WHO …

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International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

This London bus tour offers royal wedding sightseeing with tea service<p>Trump on North Korea summit: 'There is a chance it will work out'<p>Jet attempting …

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Ebola Situation Report - 9 September 2015 | Ebola

<b>Total confirmed cases (by week, 2015)</b><p>SUMMARY<p>There were 2 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported in the week to 6 September: 1 in …

My time in Africa: Lessons, experiences and concessions

<b>We've paid off the six armed guards who've been protecting us, haggled over excess baggage, and I'm now writing this in a small plane heading south from the sun-baked Somali port of Bosaso, across the vast, yellow-brown plains of the Horn of Africa, towards Nairobi.</b><p>It's a special moment for me.<p>I've …

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Sex and masturbation may hamper Ebola eradication efforts

Isolated flare-ups of Ebola may point to a higher risk of transmission via the semen of male survivors than previously thought, undermining hopes of ending West Africa's deadly outbreak by the end of the year.<p>The World Health Organization's advice is that all male survivors should be tested three …

In aftermath of Ebola, Sierra Leone finds forgiveness is a powerful resource

A method that has proved powerful in bringing reconciliation after the civil war is being deployed to help families and communities torn apart by the …

Africa’s Most Powerful Passports: Guess How Many Countries You Can Go To Without Visa

<b>Passports from all over the world may look alike but they have different level of power - how many countries you can visit without a visa. The</b> …

General John Holmes' battle to rebuild Sierra Leone 15 years after a daring rescue

We are driving through dense scrubland in one of the most remote corners of the world. Soon the scrub thickens to jungle, and we turn off along bumpy …

Ebola doctor calls for fatal flaws in Sierra Leone health system to be addressed

The British doctor who led UK efforts to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone has urged foreign donors to invest in the country’s healthcare and change its fortunes<p>The doctor who led Britain’s fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has called on the international community to seize a “generational …

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More Ebola in Sierra Leone as Dallas probe notes missteps

Sierra Leone officials have reported four new Ebola cases, all tied to a recent case that ended the country's countdown to Ebola-free status more …

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After Ebola: Survivors' Soccer Club Helps Erase Stigma In Sierra Leone

Support the news<p>The Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa last year left more than 11,000 people dead.<p>Erison Turay of Sierra Leone is one of …

Sierra Leone court upholds decision by president to sack vice president | Reuters

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that President Ernest Bai Koroma was within his rights to sack the vice president in a judicial decision likely to bolster the executive’s political authority.<p>Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma is welcomed upon arrival at …

Hundreds quarantined as Ebola returns to north Sierra Leone district

Health authorities quarantined hundreds of people in northern Sierra Leone on Monday after a 16-year-old girl died of Ebola in an apparent case of sexual transmission, the first confirmed death from the virus in the district for nearly six months.<p>Sierra Leone celebrated last month when it …

Mauritania complete double over Sierra Leone

28 June 2015 12:10<p>Mauritania beat Sierra Leone 2-0 on Saturday in Nouakchott to complete a double and advance to the first round of the Africans …

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Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health

After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.

What It's Like to Be an OB/GYN in Sierra Leone: An Interview

Each day, around 800 women across the globe die because of complications during pregnancy or childbirth. Doctors Without Borders, the international …

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From curfew to vaccine--why Sierra Leone still isn't Ebola free

The Ebola outbreak has hit Sierra Leone and several other countries including Guinea and Liberia very hard. Over 11,000 people in West Africa lost …

How Sierra Leone's Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story

It's an open secret among journalists: When reporting a major news story in an unfamiliar country, it's great to have a "fixer."<p>That's the catch-all term we use for our local guides to language and logistics — the people who can translate documents, interpret during interviews and generally help …

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Sierra Leone records two new cases of Ebola

Two new cases of Ebola have surfaced in Sierra Leone's Tonkolili district after a man died last week in the area where the deadly virus had not been seen for months, according to an official.<p>The two new cases are relatives of a man who contracted the virus in mid-July, the National Ebola Response …

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Sierra Leone court acquits 13 soldiers accused of mutiny | Reuters

FREETOWN (Reuters) - A military court in Sierra Leone has acquitted 13 soldiers accused of plotting to seize and kill President Ernest Bai Koroma in 2013.<p>Judge Advocate Otto During ruled in a verdict on Wednesday that there was insufficient evidence to link the accused to the crimes.<p>“The …

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Sierra Leone's ebola burial workers bear the deep mental scars of haunting deaths

Traumatised and stigmatised, Ebola aid workers have been left to cope alone but now help is at hand with counselling and efforts to reintegrate them into society<p>Fatimatu was dead. Mohamed Conte, a member of the Red Cross Ebola burial team, had lowered her corpse into the ground. But when he …

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11 Beauty Questions Every Woman Has, Answered

If you don't know, now you know.<p><b>1. How do I start a beauty routine if I don't have one?</b>It can definitely feel overwhelming if you don't know where to start. Try a three-step system (from the same brand), one that includes cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. You need a cleanser to clear away all the …

Why Women Live Longer Than Men

<i>By Beth Greenwood, dailyRx News Reporter</i><p>It's well-known that women live longer than men do, but this may not have always been the case. Ladies, you may be able to thank the late 1800s for your longevity.<p>A new study from the University of Southern California (USC) found that heart disease tended to …

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