Kidnapped Sierra Leonean diplomat freed in Nigeria

Alfred Nelson-Williams released unharmed five days after his abduction in Nigeria, government officials say.


Did the world fail Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone?

David Nyorkor lost his family to Ebola and his leg to a misdiagnosis in a hospital overwhelmed by the epidemic.


Sierra Leonean diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria

Sierra Leone's deputy high commissioner taken while travelling from capital Abuja to the northern state of Kaduna.

Sierra Leone

The women dying for an abortion in Sierra Leone

"She died in front of my office door. Her head just slumped back in her wheelchair. She was 24 years old."


Sierra Leone's ex-civil war fighters battle poachers

Former Kamajor militia fighters work to protect and breathe life back into the endangered Gola Forest.


WHO hails Ebola milestone as Sierra Leone flare-up ends

Health officials say recent Sierra Leone flare-up has ended, leaving no confirmed cases of the virus in West Africa.

Humanitarian crises

The plunder of West Africa Ebola funds

The much-vaunted rebuilding of livelihoods ruined by Ebola is far from happening.

by Fisayo Soyombo


Fear and suspicion as Ebola returns to Sierra Leone

Woman caring for earlier victim identified as second patient in less than a week raising worries of further cases.


New Ebola case confirmed in Sierra Leone

Medical tests confirm new Ebola death in Sierra Leone, just hours after WHO declares West Africa free of the virus.


Ebola-free Sierra Leone cleared to host football

The 18-month ban had forced the national team to play at neutral venues.


The case of Sierra Leone's missing ambulances

Despite vehicle donations and purchases during the Ebola epidemic, many patients still struggle to reach a hospital.


New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia

Boy, 10, admitted to hospital, in first case to hit West African country since it was declared Ebola-free in September.


Street celebrations as Sierra Leone declared Ebola-free

Thousands take to the streets to pay tribute to nearly 4,000 citizens who lost their lives in the epidemic.


How traditional healers helped defeat Ebola

Health experts say indigenous healers cannot be ignored as Sierra Leone rebuilds after deadly disease epidemic.


Sierra Leone faces setback in Ebola fight

Two recent deaths prompt renewed emphasis on increasing awareness of the virus in the West African nation.