Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tag: Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Cancels $300 Million Chinese Airport...

In the first example of an African nation canceling an already existing Chinese-funded project, the government of Sierra Leone has canceled a plan to...

New SheaMoisture Ad Has Black Customers Feeling...

SheaMoisture is CANCELLED pic.twitter.com/T4Dru1JgAq — NANA JIBRIL ??️‍? (@girlswithtoys) April 24, 2017 Update:  SheaMoisture released a statement on Facebook Monday evening revealing the controversial ad will...

DNA Testing Could Help Make a Case...

A new book by Columbia sociology professor Alondra Nelson says that using DNA technology to find their African roots is becoming increasingly popular among...

Ebola Experts in Sierra Leone Investigating a...

(FREETOWN, Sierra Leone) — Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country’s...

American Man Arrested for Enslavement and Diamond...

Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement and diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone’s civil war, a victims’ association said on...

10 Interesting Backstories About How These...

Liberia Liberia got its name from the group of Quakers and slaveholders who wanted to repatriate freed Black people to Africa, a report by PBS explains....

School Still a Priority: Sierra Leone Finding...

Every day, 17-year-old Kaday goes to school by turning on the radio. She's one of the million school-age children in Sierra Leone who've had no...

GOP Pushes for Travel Ban from African...

Members of Congress, particularly in the Republican Party, have spent much of the past week loudly pushing the Obama administration to institute a travel...

South Africa Commits Funds for Ebola Treatment...

South Africa’s government, which has set up a laboratory for Ebola testing in Sierra Leone, wants private companies to help it raise 250 million...

Poll: Americans Want to Ban Travel from...

A solid majority of Americans would like to ban people from entering the U.S. who are traveling from the three African nations that have...

New Estimates: Ebola Outbreak Could Reach 21,000...

Since the first signs of Ebola appeared in the Guéckédou Prefecture of Guinea, bordering the nations of Liberia and Sierra Leone, the tally of...

New Sierra Leone Law Makes It Illegal...

Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient -- a common practice that the...

Ebola ‘Miracle’ Drug Given to Spanish Priest...

The Ebola "miracle" drug that may have saved the lives of two Americans is now being administered to a Catholic priest from Spain. Meanwhile,...

Guinea Closes Borders With Sierra Leone, Liberia...

  Guinea closed its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia on Saturday in a bid to halt the spread of an Ebola epidemic that has...

10 Interesting Facts About Edward Wilmot Blyden,...

The Father of Pan-Africanism A highly respected African intellectual, Edward Wilmot Blyden (Aug. 3, 1832–Feb. 7, 1912) was the father of Pan-Africanism. He was also an educator, writer, diplomat...

West African Nations Ban Flights, Suspend Football...

Fear of the Ebola virus has moved a second major West African regional airline, ASKY, to suspend flights to two large cities— Monrovia, Liberia, and...

Death Toll in West Africa Rises From...

The death toll from the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak has risen to 603—with 68 deaths in the last week alone—and the West African nations...

West African Nations Come Together to Stop...

As the deadly Ebola virus spreads in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing 467 people thus far, health ministers from 11 West African countries held an...

Charles Taylor Requests Transfer to Rwandan Jail,...

Charles Taylor, the Liberian warlord serving 50 years in a British prison, has launched a legal action seeking his removal to an African jail. The...

Sierra Leone Tax Breaks for Foreign Investors...

Tax breaks for international mining and agribusiness companies in Sierra Leone have cost the west African country hundreds of millions of dollars in lost...