Sierra Leone village still awaiting $6.5 mn diamond dividend

Inhabitants of the Sierra Leone village of Koryardu complain about how they are yet to see any benefits or improvements to their life after a diamond they handed over for auction fetched $6.5 million (5.7 million euros) a year ago. They handed the stone over to the government to be sold, in the hope that it would generate money to be ploughed back into developing the local community.

Ebola: Surviving Survival – Stigma & shame in the wake of disease (RT Documentary)

Sierra Leone was declared Ebola-free two years ago, but survivors are still suffering. After recovery, they are ostracised and rejected by whole communities and even their own families, who fear that they still carry the deadly infection.

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Deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone: Surviving survival

In Sierra Leone, the Ebola virus continues to take its toll on people who survive it. After being treated, former patients often face ignorance and stigma within their communities. RTD shares the stories of survivors, struggling to rebuild their lives while fighting to be accepted by society.

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Sierra Leone remembers victims of deadly mudslide

Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio joins dozens of survivors of a mudslide that hit the capital of Freetown last year to remember the dead. That day in August 2017, heavy rains lashed the slopes left bare by chronic deforestation in Freetown, and huge boulders suddenly detached, rolling onto informal settlements, crushing shacks and enveloping entire households in red mud.

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we meet the Nigerian migrants repatriated from Libya as they struggle to resettle, we visit the Egyptian government’s long-awaited project for a brand new desert capital and we go to Sierra Leone where students banned from school for being visibly pregnant, are being offered alternative classes.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY