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    Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone, killing at least 92

    World | Nov 06, 2021, 04:34 PM IST

    The explosion took place late Friday after a bus struck the tanker in Wellington, a suburb just to the east of Freetown.  

  • Sierra Leone mudslides

    More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

    World | Aug 16, 2017, 07:35 AM IST

    Some bodies were swept into the sea off the coast of the West African nation and have begun washing back ashore.

  • ebola crisis not yet over report

    Ebola crisis not yet over: Report

    World | Mar 24, 2015, 12:07 PM IST

    Johannesburg: The number of Ebola cases might have declined, but the crisis caused by the disease is not yet over, the global medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Monday.The organisation also revealed

  • un agencies join forces for zero ebola in west africa

    UN agencies join forces for zero Ebola in West Africa

    World | Mar 12, 2015, 07:15 AM IST

    United Nations: Two UN agencies -- the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) -- have come together to bring the cases of Ebola outbreak in West Africa down to zero, a

  • who team that rescued india from polio joins fight against

    WHO team that rescued India from polio, joins fight against Ebola in Africa

    India | Jan 22, 2015, 01:35 PM IST

    New Delhi: A team of World Health Organisation (WHO) workers who played a key role in eradicating polio from states like Wes Bengal Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, has now taken the challenge to fight against

  • sierra leone better positioned now to fight ebola un

    Sierra Leone better positioned now to fight Ebola: UN

    World | Jan 10, 2015, 09:09 AM IST

    Freetown: Sierra Leone is in a better position now than it has been, in its fight against Ebola, according to the new UN Ebola mission chief.Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the new head of the UN

  • ebola has killed 8 153 people in west africa united nations

    Ebola has killed 8,153 people in West Africa: United Nations

    World | Jan 06, 2015, 08:00 AM IST

    Geneva:  The World Health Organization says at least 8,153 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.The Geneva-based body said on Monday that the total number of confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from

  • britan ebola nurse in critical condition hospital

    Britan Ebola nurse in critical condition: Hospital

    World | Jan 04, 2015, 10:11 AM IST

    London: A British nurse, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone, is now in a critical condition, a hospital said.Doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in London said that Pauline Cafferkey's condition

  • woman in scotland diagnosed with ebola

    Woman in Scotland diagnosed with Ebola

    World | Dec 30, 2014, 11:05 AM IST

    London: A healthcare worker who just returned from Sierra Leone is being treated for Ebola at a hospital in Glasgow, the Scottish government said Monday.The woman, whose name was not disclosed, arrived at Glasgow Airport

  • britain pledges more support for children affected by ebola

    Britain pledges more support for children affected by Ebola

    World | Dec 17, 2014, 07:29 AM IST

    London: Britain has pledged a 2.5 million pounds fund to help children affected by Ebola. The fund will go to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, according to the Department for International Development."Ebola not

  • sierra leone bans christmas and new year festivities

    Sierra Leone bans Christmas and New Year festivities

    World | Dec 13, 2014, 06:20 AM IST

    Freetown: The head of the National Ebola Response Center of Sierra Leone, Paolo Conteh, said on Friday that there will be no Christmas and New year festivities this year.The center's chief executive officer Conteh made

  • ebola death toll rises to 6 331 as s leone overtakes liberia

    Ebola death toll rises to 6,331 as S Leone overtakes Liberia

    World | Dec 27, 2014, 11:07 AM IST

    Geneva: More than 6,300 people have now died from Ebola in the three hardest hit nations in west Africa, the World Health Organization has said, as Sierra Leone overtook Liberia as the country with the

  • more than 17 000 people infected with ebola in africa who

    More than 17,000 people infected with Ebola in Africa: WHO

    World | Dec 03, 2014, 10:37 AM IST

    Freetown: The World Health Organization says the number of people infected with Ebola has passed 17,000, as Sierra Leone announced that its 10th doctor has been sickened.Numbers released today by WHO include about 200 new

  • ebola could be contained by mid 2015 ban ki moon

    Ebola could be contained by mid-2015: Ban Ki-moon

    World | Nov 22, 2014, 08:51 AM IST

    Washington: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015.Ban made the observation Friday and said that the Ebola outbreak could be contained by continuing

  • cuba says doctor catches ebola in sierra leone

    Cuba says doctor catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

    World | Nov 19, 2014, 10:57 AM IST

    Havana: A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, state media reported on Tuesday.Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British

  • ebola death toll rises to 5 177 who

    Ebola death toll rises to 5,177: WHO

    World | Nov 15, 2014, 11:08 AM IST

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation said today that 5,177 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 14,413 cases of infection, since late December 2013.On Wednesday, the UN health

  • global ebola death toll hits 4 960 who

    Global Ebola death toll hits 4,960: WHO

    World | Nov 08, 2014, 09:41 AM IST

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation said today that 13,268 people had been infected with Ebola across eight countries, and 4,960 of them had died.On Wednesday, it had reported 13,042 cases and 4,818 deaths.The UN health

  • unicef to increase staff in africa to combat ebola

    UNICEF to increase staff in Africa to combat Ebola

    World | Nov 04, 2014, 10:43 AM IST

    United Nations: UNICEF said that the agency would be increasing its staff from 300 to 600 to combat Ebola in West Africa's Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries most affected by the dreaded

  • nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

    Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

    World | Nov 01, 2014, 11:25 AM IST

    Fort Kent, Maine: A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's

  • australia suspends entry visas from ebola affected region

    Australia suspends entry visas from Ebola-affected region

    World | Oct 29, 2014, 10:27 AM IST

    Canberra: Australia is suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease.The government is canceling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by people who