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14 Sep 2015 description
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September 13, 2015 Al Jazeera

Written by Nina Devries

Residents of Massesebe, a small agricultural village, say their crops died during the recent quarantine.

MASSESEBE, Sierra Leone — When Ramatu Sankoh’s village in northern Sierra Leone was placed under quarantine after a man died of Ebola in July, she was terrified. She was pregnant and due any day.

21 Dec 2014 description
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African Union blocks troops rotation over Ebola fears, forcing Sierra Leone to withdraw its 850 soldiers from Somalia.

Sierra Leone is withdrawing its troops from Somalia after the African Union blocked the West African country from rotating its soldiers over fears for the Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone sent 850 troops to Somalia for a 12-month deployment to fight the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group, al-Shabab, in Somalia in 2013.

25 Sep 2014 description
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Makeni, Sierra Leone - Scores of Ebola-infected patients have been seen suffering without medical attention in one of Sierra Leone's largest cities, as officials report success in fighting the virus following a three-day lockdown.

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27 Aug 2012 description
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As the region is facing its worst cholera outbreak in years, are governments doing enough to tackle the epidemic?

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