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The impacts of ebola on diamond mining in Liberia and efforts to remediate them

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 | by Alfred Lahai Brownell and Francis K. Colee

Millions of miles away from West Africa where the ebola virus is currently causing havoc on the population and fragile economies of those countries, the impact of the disease is (…)

The Effect of Ebola on Education in Kono

Friday, November 21st, 2014 | by Babar Turay

Since the recognition of the serious threat that the Ebola epidemic poses on the Sierra Leonean society by the government of Sierra Leone in June 2014, all schools and colleges (…)

Ebola could be the Spark for new violence in Post-Conflict West Africa

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 | by Babar Turay

Sierra Leone has very high unemployment figures, particularly amongst youth. The World Bank estimates that around 60% of the country’s youth are unemployed, the highest rate in sub-Saharan West Africa.[1] (…)

When Society Resembles a Vast Jail House

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 | by Babar Turay

The ebola disease came from Guinea to Sierra Leone in May 2014, through the Kailahun District, south of Kono. Today, nearly five months later, the effects of the disease are (…)