Sierra Leone & Associated Press

Sierra Leone (Krio: Salone), officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. The Associated Press is an American news agency. 5.0/5

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Pakistani volunteer wins hearts of people in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone's ... - Associated Press of Pakistan
Ebola Experimental Drug ZMapp Fails, Liberian Doctor Dies Liberian doctor Abraham Borbor, who had the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp administered, died in the country’s capital city of Monrovia. It was made known today, August 25, by Liberia’s information minister, BBC reports. Dr. Borbor, one of the top officials of the county’s biggest hospital, was among the first 3 Africans who received treatment by the unapproved drug. It will be recalled that ZMapp is believed to have saved the lives of two Americans, who got infected while working in Liberia. The minister told the Associated Press on Monday, Borbor “was showing signs of improvement but yesterday he took a turn for the worse”. Related: Japan Offers Ebola Drug Meanwhile, the deadly Ebola virus continues ravaging the West Africa, including Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and now Congo. The death toll gradually approaches 1,500. As soon as the information about the unapproved drug reached the Nigerian officials, the Federal Governme ...
In a move meant to help the country more effectively combat a deadly Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone approved a measure Friday that would impose jail time on anyone caught hiding someone infected with the virus. The law, an amendment to the country’s 1960 Public Health Act, imposes prison sentences of up to two years for violators, the Associated Press reports. Sierra Leone has recorded at least 910 cases and 392 deaths as part of the current outbreak, according to the World Health Organization. Many cases, however, go unrecorded when families hide patients out of fear of high fatality rates and the stigma that comes with a positive diagnosis. [AP]
Health experts have warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may last another six months. At least 1,145 people have died across Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria, and that may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization says. New figures released on Friday showed that Liberia now has recorded more deaths — 413 — than any of the other affected countries. On Saturday, a newly expanded, 34-bed Ebola treatment center was opened at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, health officials said. Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah told the Associated Press the new center "will start admitting patients this evening or Monday." Kenya Airways and regional carrier Gambia Bird join a number of other airlines in temporarily cancelling flights to avoid transmitting the disease beyond the four countries already affected in West Africa.
Ebola getting ‘out of control’ – Outbreak hitting Africa is worst yet Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is ‘‘totally out of control,’’ said a senior official for Doctors Without Borders, who says the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond. The current outbreak has caused more deaths than any other on record, another official with the medical charity said. Ebola has been linked to more than 330 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organization. International organizations and the governments involved need to send in more health experts and increase public education messages about how to stop the spread of the disease, Bart Janssens, the director of operations for the group in Brussels, told the Associated Press on Friday. ‘‘The reality is clear that the epidemic is now in a second wave,’’ Janssens said. ‘‘And, for me, it is totally out of control.’’ The outbreak, which began in Guinea e ...
On this day gone by: A senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, E.J. Graff, publishes findings on the twenty-nine adoptions in 1998, from Sierra Leone to the United States. That was 2 years ago today May 11, 2012. A Commission set up by the Government of Sierra Leone concluded the adoptions were fraudulent. However, no criminal charges have been pronounced. The adoptions were carried out by an NGO, Help A Needy Child International. (HANCI). According to the Associated Press, Sierra Leonean-American ballerina, Michaela DePrince, is one of the HANCI adoptions. A contributing editor at American Prospect, Graff has written thoroughly on this subject in the following and other publications: • Part I: In 1998, Americans Adopted 29 Children From a Town in Sierra Leone. Their Birth Families Say They Were Stolen • Part II: That Was the Last Time We Ever Saw These Children • Part III: How Flawed is the International Adoption Process? Led by Abu Bakar Kargbo, ...
The alleged banking scam in Sierra Leone is baffling. First the story started off with cars as gifts and then it has been changed to loans initiated by banking officials to an alleged fraudster, Simeon Kabbah Kalu. It is my understanding that banks cannot award certain loans without a board vote and without thorough due diligence by the Board and managemen...t. It is also curious that a competing bank headed by Mrs. Hasiatu Jalloh-Agbage who is said to have an interesting relationship with the current bank Governor, Sheku Sambadeen Sesay, is the person who initiated the complaint. Is this government abuse taken to a different level violating the rights of hard working professionals? The Sierra Leonean people and the international community needs to pay attention to these abuses! Sending false statements to the Associated Press without taking the steps to do the due diligence is unfair. I have a few questions for those who are conspiring to disgrace and humiliate Sierra Leoneans and others who have worked ...
The New York Times, LA Times, Associated Press, Voice of America, NPR, The Guardian (UK) and Huffington Post quote David M. Crane L'80, professor of practice in the College of Law, on the news that Charles Taylor has been found guilty of war crimes. As former Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Crane indicted Taylor, who is the former Liberian President.
TOMBODU, Sierra Leone (AP) — Rebels captured Samuel Komba, tied him up with more than a dozen other villagers and set them on fire. Badly burned, he broke free, only to be caught by fighters who tried to chop off his right hand.
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AP) — In a historic ruling, an international court convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Thursday of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting notoriously brutal rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in return for blood diamond...
Associated Press) -- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT): 1. Student loans cost becomes campaign hot topic The issue evolves into an election-year battle which Democrats and Republicans each use to embarrass the other party and spotlight their own priorities to voters. 2. Mad cow report draws rapid response from beef industry Having already dealt with a drought and a "pink slime" controversy, the business faces yet another black mark. 3. Judges prepare to deliver Charles Taylor verdicts The former Liberian President is charged with sponsoring brutal rebel groups in neighboring Sierra Leone's civil war. 4. Pakistan's top court convicts prime minister of contempt But the jurists spare Yousuf Raza Gilani a prison term for refusing to reopen a corruption case against his boss, the president. 5. Confusion over Google's online storage service sparks debate Concerns that users will lose their intellectual property rights are probably ...
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