Browsing: Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone officials destroyed $200,000 worth of narcotic drugs and chemicals used to produce the synthetic drug kush, two weeks after the declaration of a national emergency on drug abuse. The burning took place at the Sierra Leone Police Training Academy in the capital, Freetown, with the presence of several law enforcement agencies and a small crowd.

As a rule, huge organizations move sluggishly, bogged down in democratic decision-making processes and bureaucratic policies. Ebola, on the other hand, moves fast. People become desperately sick and contagious within a few weeks of infection. By the time international agencies effectively responded to the ongoing Ebola outbreak, it had spiraled out of control in West […]