Mar 19, 2015

Sierra Leone plans another shutdown to stop Ebola's spread

Sierra Leone is planning another three-day, countrywide shutdown later this month to ferret out Ebola cases, remind people how to protect themselves from the disease and control its transmission. The West Africa Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 10,000 people is declining but ...

Ebola-hit U.S. man's condition deteriorates

Mar 17, 2015

Ebola-hit U.S. man's condition deteriorates

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday. The agency said in a statement that the patient’s status was changed from ...

Sierra Leone's vice president seeks U.S. asylum

Mar 15, 2015

Sierra Leone's vice president seeks U.S. asylum

Sierra Leone’s Vice President Sam Sumana has applied for asylum at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown and is in hiding while his request is considered, a source close to him said. Sumana, 52, was expelled from the governing All People’s Congress party this month ...

Sierra Leone's vice president goes under Ebola quarantine

Mar 2, 2015

Sierra Leone's vice president goes under Ebola quarantine

Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra Leone to attend a European ...

Feb 24, 2015

Japanese troops won't be sent to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

The Defense Ministry is dropping its plan to send Ground Self-Defense Force personnel to Sierra Leone to help the West African nation fight Ebola, government sources said. The ministry had planned to start the GSDF operation in April. The plan now appears difficult in ...

Feb 24, 2015

Sierra Leone quarantines Ebola-hit orphanage

More than 20 children have been quarantined at a British-run orphanage in Sierra Leone after one of its staff was diagnosed with Ebola. St. George Foundation orphanage, on the outskirts of Freetown, said Sierra Leonean employee Augustin Baker collapsed during a meeting last week. ...

Feb 19, 2015

Nakatani wants to send SDF unit to assist fight against Ebola

The Defense Ministry may send a transport unit of the Ground Self-Defense Force to Sierra Leone to help contain the Ebola outbreak, according to informed sources. The GSDF team would transport doctors and food in the West African country but would not carry people ...