Sierra Leone

Meet the children of Ebola who reveal how they endured 2015's hell

The year began with the deadliest Ebola epidemic ever seen. It ends with Sierra Leone, the worst-affected country, finally free of the disease yet 20,000 children orphaned in the region. Film-maker Ben Steele travelled to West Africa to meet the remarkable boys and girls rebuilding their broken families

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Boyd Tonkin: American dreams, African realities - and the literary

Aroyal palace – even one soon due to host a new arrival – feels like a fitting venue for an imperial swansong. While the HarperCollins garden party in the Orangery at Kensington Palace morphed into a valediction and celebration for the firm's departing CEO Victoria Barnsley, talk also turned on the lowering of other flags. Large-scale publishing in Britain, some guests claimed, has fallen more firmly than ever under the American yoke.