Grief and guilt post-mudslide

Grief and guilt post-mudslide

In August hundreds died in a landslide in Sierra Leone. Dumbuya Mustapha reports on the arguing over who was responsible that has followed – and the efforts to hold the government responsible to ensure the tragedy is not repeated.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Doctors working at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. This hospital was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic when it hit in Freetown.

Why did the market fail to produce an Ebola vaccine?

Mustapha Dumbaya lost 47 relatives in the outbreak. He explores why dysfunctional R&D is letting down those people who need it most.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Serah Tomba with Satta and Paul,  two of the orphans she is raising since Ebola. A neighbour’s child looks on.

'Everything is on my shoulders'

Serah Tomba went from being a student to sole carer of seven orphans.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
’Obstetric fistula stops with me.’ Elizabeth Katta stands with Satta, a girl from her self-help group. Four of its members fell pregnant during Ebola.

'I speak for the girls'

Elizabeth Katta talks about the lingering impacts of teenage pregnancy, which spiked during Ebola.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Colonel Qadafi and the Tripoli Boys at the barracks in Moa Wharf.

'These are the boys who fought Ebola!'

Gangsters turned mobilizers, the Tripoli Boys kicked Ebola out of their neighbourhood. Amjata Bayoh and Mohamed S Camara find out what happened next.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016

Love without touch

Bankolay Turay’s story of student romance on ice.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Tamba and Mamie Lebbi on the porch of their home in Sokoma village.

For better or worse

Mamie Lebbi, the first woman to test positive for Ebola, describes how she survived in the bush with her husband’s help.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
‘People were just buried with sticks for markers’: Mariama Jalloh despairs of finding her father’s grave on arrival at the overgrown burial site for Ebola victims in the southern city of Bo.

Where my father lies

Mariama B Jalloh’s quest to find her father’s grave.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016

Ebola - the facts

Statistics and more on the spread of the virus through West Africa.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
On high alert, post-Ebola: Nafisatu Jabbi (centre right) at the Koindu community clinic, accompanied by a newly replenished staff team, including Community Health Officer Alfonsus Vandi (centre left).

Did we learn the right lessons from Ebola?

And will Sierra Leone be ready, should the virus return? Hazel Healy travelled there to find out.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
What is the right response to the Ebola crisis?

What is the right response to the Ebola crisis?

MSF respond to charges against the way they operate in Sierra Leone.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Patrick Lahai.

In our own words

Citizen journalists Sheku Feika and Anoop Kumar tell the remarkable tales of three disabled young people from Sierra Leone and India.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
The not so Special Court for Sierra Leone

The not so Special Court for Sierra Leone

The trial of Charles Taylor has left an unhappy judicial legacy, argues Sulakshana Gupta.

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NI 427 - Terror takeover - November, 2009

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Humans vs robots November, 2017
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Terror takeover November, 2009
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