EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives to attend a conference on Ebola on Tuesday in  Brussels. Leaders of Ebola-hit countries in west Africa attend an international conference in Brussels  to mobilise a final push to end the outbreak and ensure the delivery of nearly $5 billion in aid pledges. Photograph: AFP

Western countries must continue their efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic which is continuing to claim hundreds of lives in west Africa, according to(...)

Police officers hold up posters about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Youssouf Bah/AP

Three members of the Defence Forces will be sent to Sierra Leone as part of Ireland’s contribution to the fight against Ebola, according to a proposa(...)

Princess Squire and Annie Mafinda in the Irish-funded Rainbo centre in the main maternity hospital in Freetown.

Imagine starting a country from scratch. That’s what it feels like everyone is doing in Sierra Leone, a country now 10 years out of a civil war, but s(...)

Adventures in Sierra Leone

It might have been a box-office hit, but Leo di Caprio’s Blood Diamonds cut a deep scar on Sierra Leone’s international reputation. The savage civil w(...)