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Aid officials in Sierra Leone say weak coordination among aid groups, government mismanagement and glaring inefficiencies are costing countless lives.|
New York Gov Andrew M Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announce they will offer employee protection and financial guarantees for health care workers joining fight against Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.|
The World Health Organization reported more than 600 new cases of Ebola in the week that ended Sunday, more than half of them in Sierra Leone.|
Front line in battle against Ebola in West African countries like Sierra Leone consists not only of doctors and nurses, but also janitors, drivers and body handlers whose work puts their lives at risk; those who have contracted disease and survived continue to work, even after watching many of their colleagues die.|
Republic of Sierra Leone Free Town () Constitutional Democracy 6.15 million 29,925 square miles; slightly smaller than South Carolina English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area) Total Population: [35%] Male: [47%]; Female: [24%] 1961|
Shipping container filled with much-needed medical supplies remains detained at a dock in Sierra Leone due to political bickering, even as death toll from Ebola climbs; delay reflects what many say is government's chaotic, disorganized response to epidemic; political tensions between government and opposition party have further hampered containment effort, blocking supply shipments and flow of money from international donors.|
Sierra Leone deploys hundreds of troops and police officers in effort to ensure that Ebola patients and family members who may be infected remain isolated; reports are surfacing that family members are entering clinics to take away relatives with the disease, not abiding by new rules of quarantining households; Sierra Leone has recorded the highest number of cases, 646, and second-highest deaths, 273.|
Scientists say Sierra Leone's explosion of Ebola cases in early summer appears to stem from one traditional healer's funeral in May at which 14 women were infected.|
Environmental coalition that includes Sierra Club threatens to sue several mining companies and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, accusing them of coal and coal dust spills that are polluting Oregon's Columbia River Gorge.|