In his music video "Ebola 4 Go", Sierra Leone music star Jimmy Yeanie Bangura, aka “Jimmy B,” pays homage to the fight against Ebola.
The outbreak is "the biggest calamity that has befallen Sierra Leone after the war," says Jimmy B, "We need to come together and fight together." [via Awoko and State Department embassy, Freetown]
Related, in the New York Times today: In what reporters in Sierra Leone denounced as an abuse of the government’s emergency powers to deal with the spread of Ebola, one of the country’s most prominent broadcast journalists was detained this week after he devoted a segment of his popular radio program to a critical discussion of President Ernest Bai Koroma’s handling of the outbreak.
The bizarre move worries public health experts
Ebola is now a treatable disease.
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