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AUG 30, 2015 - Huffington Post

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New Ebola Death Recorded In Sierra Leone, Officials Say

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Samples from the body of a 67-year-old woman who died recently in Kambia district in the country's north came back positive for the deadly disease, said chief medical officer ...

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AUG 29, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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American arrested on Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' charges

Michel Desaedeleer, who has U.S. and Belgian citizenship, is suspected of forcing enslaved civilians to mine for diamonds in Sierra Leone's eastern district of Kono between 1999-2001, according to Swiss-based Civitas Maxima. During Sierra Leone's long conflict, the diamonds were sent to neighboring Liberia where former President Charles Taylor used the proceeds to finance weapons for rebels. "(The case) will ...

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AUG 29, 2015 - NPR

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Ebola Flashback: Nancy Snyderman's Experience Was Different From Mine

The Today show medical editor gave a new interview about her controversial quarantine. It triggered powerful memories for an NPR journalist who was in Liberia around the same time.

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AUG 27, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Liberia union warns of rise in police attacks on journalists

Liberia's press union on Thursday called on police to stop "whipping" journalists, condemning a rise in violence against members of the media in the west African country. A week ago, a male and female journalist were beaten by state security forces with batons while covering a demonstration by teachers outside the office of the president, an AFP journalist witnessed. "Journalist ...

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AUG 25, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Liberia oil company dismisses all staff to salvage firm

Liberia's state oil company said Monday it was laying off its entire staff as part of a revamp aimed at saving it from collapse as falling oil prices hit the sector hard. The National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) said in a statement it was retrenching managers and low-level workers alike as it "cannot afford the administrative and operational bills" ...

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