Sierra Leone

Health

Ebola survivors face lingering health problems

In addition to physical health problems, the virus can have damaging psychological and social effects on survivors, which has now become a major concern among health workers and humanitarian aid organizations. Survivors often have difficulty reintegrating into society after recovery due to the stigma surrounding the disease and face social rejection by their peers.

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Environment

Diamonds to rice

An NGO teams up with Sierra Leonians to rebuild their war torn country, planting rice fields where once lay the remnants of conflict diamond mining. Host Bruce Gellerman speaks with Darci Glass-Royale, executive director of FESS, the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability, and Daniel Gbondo, a Sierra Leonian who works for FESS.

Conflict & Justice

Charles Taylor takes the stand

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor testified at his own war crimes trial in The Hague today. He's facing 11 charges relating to the civil war in Sierra Leone. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the BBC's Adam Minott, who's at The Hague.