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Ebola On The Ground, Part 6: The Response

OB Sisay takes us on a step-by-step guide to bringing Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak under control.


This is Part 6 of Okayafrica and Ebola Deeply’s multi-part ‘Ebola On The Ground’ video series. See Part 1: The Outbreak In Sierra Leone, Part 2: The Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, and Part 3: The Ebola Surveillance Team, Part 4: The Decontaminator, and Part 5: Tokeh Village. Stay tuned next week for more episodes.

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In the newest episode of the Ebola On The Ground video series, "The Response," OB Sisay, Situation Room Director, Sierra Leone's National Ebola Response Centre, takes us on a step-by-step guide to how Sierra Leoneans have worked tirelessly to get the Ebola outbreak under control -- from the emergency call center and the neighborhood surveillance officers to the contact tracers and the armed quarantine zones, and from the new "safe and dignified" burial practices to the recently constructed Ebola graveyards.

Videography/editing by Lance Steagall (Collabo!), on Instagram @lance.steagall

Music thanks to Sorie Kondi

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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