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SA 'taking every precaution' against Ebola

Second group of South Africans sent to West Africa

Another group of South African health workers, comprising nurses and paramedics, are flying to Sierra Leone, where they will join other agencies in combating the Ebola outbreak and treating people infected with the virus.

Sierra Leone teen wows world

Reverse engineering is a science and an art. It is a field that Sierra Leonian teenager Kelvin Doe is making his own, despite having no formal education in the sector – and his innovative spirit has caught the attention of MIT.
I only ever wanted to dance

‘I only ever wanted to dance’

Teenage ballet dancer Michaela DePrince survived a brutal civil war, adapted to a new life in a faraway country, and today is one of the US’s most promising young artists and an inspiration to disadvantaged children.
They come to dance…and grow

Confusion as Bafana miss Afcon finals

Confusion as Bafana miss Afcon finals

With qualification for the 2012 African Cup of Nations final on the line, Bafana Bafana met Sierra Leone in perfect conditions at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday evening. The showdown, however, ended in a less than perfect manner.

Africa’s women politicians moving up

Women in Sierra Leone are making headway in the political arena, and are taking the country closer to the implementation of a legal quota for women in decision-making positions.
New UN body to focus on women

Women gain power, vote by vote

In Kailahun, Sierra Leone, the poorest region in the world's poorest country, women are trying to effect change on the issues that matter to them – maternal mortality, girls’ education, teenage pregnancy, literacy rates for women – by entering political office.


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