2 Years After Ebola, Sierra Leonean Muslims Can Now Go on Pilgrimage Again

 Sierra Leone Ebola health worker

Sierra Leone Ebola health worker

Two years after a devastating Ebola outbreak reached the country, Muslims in Sierra Leone have been granted permission to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi authorities have lifted a ban on pilgrims from the three West African countries—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone— at the center of the Ebola outbreak. Both Guinea and Sierra Leone’s populations have substantial Muslim majorities, according to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center.

Muslims from Sierra Leone were banned from going on Hajj during the Ebola outbreak. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.