Tag: Sierra Leone

Nigeria’s Super Eagles qualifies for AFCON without kicking a ball

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the African Cup of Nations competition following a 0-0 draw between Lesotho and Sierra Leone this afternoon. The drawn encounter means Nigeria will finish top two in Group L regardless of the outcomes in their last two matches of the group. The[Read More…]

Hundreds of People Killed By A Mudslide In Freetown

Hundreds of people have been killed by a mudslide in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. Vice-President Victor Foh said 200 people may have likely been killed. “It is likely that hundreds are lying dead underneath the rubble,” Foh told Reuters at the scene of the mudslide in the mountain town[Read More…]

Sierra Leone Deputy High Commissioner To Nigeria Kidnapped In Kaduna

The Sierra Leone Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rtd. Major General Nelson Williams has been kidnapped. It was gathered that General Williams was abducted on his way to Kaduna from Abuja where he was to attend a military graduation ceremony. ? Report says as at 4:00am on Friday, the embassy[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Flies 175 Ebola Volunteers To Liberia, Sierra Leone

The Federal Government, on Friday, flew more than 175 Nigerian medics to Liberia and Sierra Leone to join the fight against Ebola. Reuters News Agency reports that the the 175 are the first of 600 volunteers promised by the regional giant which contained its own outbreak earlier this year. The medics[Read More…]

Chaos At Lagos Airport As Ebola Victim Arrives From Sierra Leone

There was pandemonium at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport,  Lagos on Wednesday as a Nigerian, who had already been cured of Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone arrived aboard Royal Air Maroc. The Moroccan airline arrived Lagos from Casablanca at 6am. The victim, one Theophilus Onnakhinon, a Nigerian, was said to[Read More…]

Ebola Cases ‘Could Reach 20,000’ Before Outbreak Ends

Ebola-hit nations met for crisis talks on Thursday as the death toll topped 1,500 and the World Health Organization warned that the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the outbreak is stemmed, AFP. Nigeria meanwhile announced the virus had reached its oil-producing hub, dashing hopes that the country had[Read More…]

Air France Crews Petition To Stop Flying To Ebola-hit Countries

The union behind Air France has launched a petition to immediately stop flights to Ebola-hit countries until the virus is under control, as fears flare up over the largest epidemic the world has ever seen. Air crews are still made to fly to Conakry in Guinea and Freetown in Sierra[Read More…]

Ebola-hit Nations Urged To Screen All Air, Sea And Land Traveller’s

West African nations affected by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola have been urged to screen “all people at international airports, seaports and major land crossings” in order to stop its spread, Aljazeera reports. The World Health Organisation said on Monday that authorities should stop anyone with signs of the virus[Read More…]

Kenya Airways Tuesday Suspend Flights To Countries With Ebola

Kenya Airways will suspend flights to Liberia’s capital Monrovia and Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the company said on Saturday. The suspension of the flights will start at midnight on Tuesday Aug. 19, Kenya Airways said in a statement. The carrier, which is[Read More…]

Ebola-hit States Plead For More Help, WHO Rebuked For Slow Response

[Reuters] Two West African nations and a medical charity fighting the world’s worst Ebola epidemic chided the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday for its slow response, saying more action was needed to save victims threatened by the disease and hunger. With the death toll over 1,000 and still climbing,[Read More…]