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Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens
Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens

Sierra Leone said it was banning any public Christmas celebrations as the spiralling caseload of Ebola infections continues to spread alarm.

Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens
Ebola casts heavy shadow over Sierra Leone's Eid celebrations
Ebola casts heavy shadow over Sierra Leone's Eid celebrations

Don't pray too close to each other, observe strict hygiene rules and don't shake the imam's hand. For Muslims in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone, this was an Eid festival.

Ebola casts heavy shadow over Sierra Leone's Eid celebrations
Idris Elba joins fight against Ebola
Idris Elba joins fight against Ebola

Actor Idris Elba joined the United Nations campaign to ramp up the response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Idris Elba joins fight against Ebola
Sierra Leone quarantines more than one million people
Sierra Leone quarantines more than one million people

Sierra Leone has ordered the quarantine "with immediate effect" of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms -- affecting more than one million people.

Sierra Leone quarantines more than one million people
Sierra Leone readies for controversial Ebola shutdown
Sierra Leone readies for controversial Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone was preparing for an unprecedented three-day nationwide shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone readies for controversial Ebola shutdown
Sierra Leone to visit every home to track down Ebola dead
Sierra Leone to visit every home to track down Ebola dead

Sierra Leone announced plans to visit every home in the country of six million to track down people with Ebola and remove dead bodies.

Sierra Leone to visit every home to track down Ebola dead
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Peace Corps withdraws from W. Africa over Ebola fears

The US Peace Corps announced it was pulling hundreds of volunteers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone due to growing concerns over the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa.

Peace Corps withdraws from W. Africa over Ebola fears
Torrential rains kill four in Sierra Leone
Torrential rains kill four in Sierra Leone

Three men and a young girl died in the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown, after torrential rains on Sunday dislodged a huge boulder which then crashed into a house, doctors said.

Torrential rains kill four in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leoneans vote in high-stakes elections
Sierra Leoneans vote in high-stakes elections

Sierra Leoneans voted Saturday in general elections as the west African country continues to recover from a brutal civil war while beginning to reap the benefits of a mining boom.

Sierra Leoneans vote in high-stakes elections
Sierra Leone to vote in litmus test for post-war democracy
Sierra Leone to vote in litmus test for post-war democracy

Sierra Leoneans vote on Saturday in the country's third election since the end of a brutal civil war, a high-stakes poll billed as a litmus test of the mineral-rich nation's democratic credentials.

Sierra Leone to vote in litmus test for post-war democracy
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