Sierra Leone reports rare case of #monkeypox

Sierra Leone reports rare case of #monkeypox

A rare case of monkeypox has been reported in Western Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In a joint statement issued with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation on Friday, WHO confirmed that a 35-year-old male remains in hospital in the coastal Pujehun district near the Liberian…

Sierra Leone officially Ebola free

Sierra Leone was officially declared Ebola free this Saturday after going 42 days without a new case. The criteria by which a country is declared Ebola free is set by the World Health Organization (WHO). The 42-day period is set as it is twice the “maximum incubation period for Ebola…

Major flooding in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is now facing major flooding due to torrential downpours. Reuters reported that at least four people have died due to the flooding along with many injuries. The government has now officially ordered people to stay home due to the danger caused by the floods. However, they have advised…

Sierra Leone military court acquits 13 soldiers

A military court in Sierra Leone cleared 13 soldiers who were accused of scheming to seize and kill President Ernest Bai Koroma in 2013. “The prosecution must prove its case beyond all reasonable doubt. If there is doubt, that doubt must be resolved for the accused,” Judge Advocate Otto told…

Sierra Leone ratifies Maputo Protocol

The Thomson Reuters Foundation reported that Sierra Leone has decided to back an international treaty on the rights of women in Africa which looks likely to lead to a new law banning female genital mutilation (FGM), rights campaigners said on Tuesday, July 7 2015. FGM is widely practiced throughput the…