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