Sierra Leone

What it was really like to be at the 1966 World Cup

30 July 2016 9:00 am

It cost just £4/10s for 19-year-old Alan Dryland to buy a season ticket that would take him inside the stadium…

Pumped up and dangerous: going to war on drugs

21 May 2016 9:00 am

‘Of all civilisation’s occupational categories, that of soldier may be the most conducive to regular drug use.’ The problem with…

Ebola personified: a cackling villain with a master plan of destruction

11 April 2015 9:00 am

Remember Ebola? It killed more than 8,000 people last year — before we were all Charlie — with a quarter…

Things fall apart in Denis Johnson’s latest novel of madness and anarchy in Sierra Leone

28 March 2015 9:00 am

‘I’ve come back because I love the mess. Anarchy. Madness. Things falling apart.’ The lines belong to Roland Nair, one…

The man who discovered Ebola

31 January 2015 9:00 am

By some quirk of fate, just as news reached the papers that the Scottish nurse who had contracted Ebola while…

Panic about Ebola in Africa – not here

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Got Ebola yet? Early symptoms are very difficult to distinguish from either winter flu or, indeed, a particularly bad hangover.…

Portrait of the week

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Home The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined 50 heads of state at the St Symphorien cemetery near Mons to…