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SIERRA LEONE: Elections – sampling opinions in the diamond-rich east

SIERRA LEONE: Elections – sampling opinions in the diamond-rich east

November 13, 2012 0

KONO 13 November 2012 (IRIN) - On 17 November Sierra Leone will head to the polls as President Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People’s Congress (APC) and his main rival Julius Maada

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SLIDESHOW: Youth unemployment – a threat to Sierra Leone’s security?

SLIDESHOW: Youth unemployment – a threat to Sierra Leone’s security?

November 5, 2012 0

FREETOWN 05 November 2012 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone has come a long way since the brutal 1991-2002 civil war, which left thousands dead, countless numbers displaced, and the country's economy and institutions in

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SLIDESHOW: Cholera ebbing in Sierra Leone

SLIDESHOW: Cholera ebbing in Sierra Leone

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

FREETOWN 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone’s worst cholera outbreak in 15 years has eased in the past two months and new infections each week have recently dipped to below 1,000. >

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SIERRA LEONE: Bracing for a “watershed election”

SIERRA LEONE: Bracing for a “watershed election”

October 9, 2012 0

FREETOWN 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone’s international partners and citizens are paying close attention to possible threats to peace ahead of presidential, parliamentary and local elections scheduled for 17 November, which

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GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera outbreak easing

GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera outbreak easing

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 24, 2012 0

DAKAR 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - The cholera outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone that has killed 392 people and infected more than 25,000 others since February is slowing down, say aid groups

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GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera outbreak easing

GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera outbreak easing

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 24, 2012 0

DAKAR 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - The cholera outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone that has killed 392 people and infected more than 25,000 others since February is slowing down, say aid groups

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GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera – rising with the downpours

GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera – rising with the downpours

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 31, 2012 0

FREETOWN 31 August 2012 (IRIN) - Heavy rainfall is accelerating the spread of cholera in Sierra Leone and Guinea, where existing health risks such as poor hygiene practices, unsafe water sources and improper

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AID POLICY: Money in a hurry

AID POLICY: Money in a hurry

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 30, 2012 0

LONDON 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - A new quick-disbursing humanitarian funding facility is being used for the first time to help tackle a serious cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone, where more than 220

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WEST AFRICA: Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

WEST AFRICA: Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

FREETOWN/CONAKRY/ACCRA/DAKAR 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are scrambling to treat thousands of cholera patients in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, where the number of infections is mounting by over 250 per day.

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