A lack of adequate healthcare services and the heavily securitised environment have resulted in the deterioration of the mental health of more than 600 men in the country's offshore detention facilities.
Women are often portrayed simply as victims of war playing a passive role in the conflict. The truth is that they have a far more crucial capacity in determining the fate of a conflict.
Health officials say they are working hard to get out accurate information about the deadly hemorrhagic fever but face significant mistrust in a part of Africa where many place more faith in clerics in white collars than doctors in white coats.
First, a third of Cameroon's team disappeared, but now athletes from Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Uganda are reported to have vanished as well.
Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) won 51.81 percent of votes cast in the March 31 poll, defeating the ruling All People's Congress candidate Samura Kamara.
A wafer-thin margin separated the two frontrunners in the March 7 election when there were 16 candidates. The run-off on Saturday pits opposition challenger Julius Maada Bio against Samura Kamara of the ruling All Peoples' Congress.
The West African country will hold a run-off vote for president on March 27 after neither of the two front runners secured an outright majority in the first round.
The country's voters are choosing a new president from among 16 candidates in a race that has sparked debate over dual nationality and eligibility for the country's highest office.
Enclosed by Sierra Leone's only coastal mountains, Bureh Beach is home to the country's only surf club.
Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality and unsafe abortions account for 10 percent of those deaths, says a report by the country's health ministry and a non-profit organisation IPAS.
Thousands of people are facing stigmatisation in their own community as they were affected by deadly Ebola pandemic in 2014.
A private security service firm targeted Sierra Leone's ex-child fighters to remobilise them as low-paid soldiers in Iraq.
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