Wahala: Coronavirus in Sierra Leone E3 – BBC Africa Eye documentary

Sierra Leone was one of the hardest hit countries when the Ebola epidemic struck West Africa in 2014. Now it is battling the coronavirus. The first case was confirmed on the 31 of March and since then the numbers have been climbing steadily. Tyson Conteh is a filmmaker in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. He covered the Ebola outbreak for BBC Africa Eye in the documentary Standing Among The Living and now he is making a series of video diaries for BBC Africa Eye showing how his city is dealing with the coronavirus.

In the third episode Tyson looks at how people’s frustrations are growing after fuel is restricted following a three day lockdown and sellers in the local market have their good confiscated when Makeni reports its first Covid-19 case.

Directed by Tyson Conteh
Video by Chernor Mustapha Thoronka (Justice), The Future View Media Centre in Makeni.
Produced and edited by Jerry Rothwell and Sam Liebmann, Metfilm Production.
Music produced by Purple Field Productions PFP.


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    1. omg my country oh lord pull we paa Sha me people are suffering the ground dry daddy god bless us from this country so we can have many good thing and honest people to was you please change our bad lifestyle

    2. BBC Africa Eye, please show the good side of Africa to the world. I growing weary of these documentaries. Every society has its ills.
      However when we promote our good side, it may perchance overcome our dark sides🙏

    3. Is there a theme song for every disease? Hopefully the gov't will help out more.

    4. You can buy oil from Nigeria,it's simple.

    5. https://youtu.be/tQtphGGGV48 The Book of the Truth ( The True Holy Scriptures)

    6. this good to see how sierra leone is dealing with the COVID 19 situation

    7. Indeed, all the restrictions all over the world only resulted to panic and more mass gatheings. Now that it has been relaxed, social distancing is more observed.

    8. There is no CORONA Virus. none. There is 5G radiation poisoning. I repeat there is no CORONVIRUS. It is to cause panic and anxiety. So people will take BILL GATES SATANIC VACCINE. Don’t take it. I repeat there is no CORONAVIRUS. The sickness and symptoms are from 5G radiation. I repeat- DONT TAKE ANY BILL GATES “CORONAVIRUS” 💉.

    9. Thank you Tyson for well filmed video.

    10. This is so frustrating. I can understand the hardship they going through during a lockdown imposed but the people that imposed it didn’t think about how the people would be affected in terms of their livelihoods.

    11. Interesting perspective – there must be more to tell …

    12. Interesting to see how SL is coping. Nicely filmed series

    13. may God help us and the people social distance. but why does bbc Africa never show the good side of any African country

    14. Thank you for continuing to upload these videos. Our hearts go out to these people.

    15. help!help!help!!!!!
      All TV news of the world ! NEPAL is a good small country of moutt everest and lord Buddha. BUT .IT WAS GREAT BEFOR SOME YEARS AGO. BUT bad Indian government is giving troubl by taking and snaching land of nepal.We all nepaali requst to broadcast real face of india as very bad neighbouring countries all are enimies of with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………….

    16. Thursday, April 2, 2020

      Why are some of the US' top scientists making a specious argument about the natural origin of SARS-CoV-2?

      1.  I know about biological warfare/biodefense.  I am the first person in the world (according to publicly available literature) to have analyzed an epidemic and demonstrated that the epidemic was due to biological warfare. (1992 study of the 1978-1980 Rhodesian anthrax outbreak, published in Medicine and Global Survival, aka Physicians for Social Responsibility Quarterly (name changed), hosted by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War).  


      2.  Prior to genetic engineering techniques being developed (1973) and widely used (since late 1970s), more ‘primitive’ means of causing mutations, with the intention of developing biological weapons, were employed.  Such methods were used by the Japanese beginning in the 1930s, by the US beginning in the 1940s, and by a number of other countries. They resulted in biological weapons that were tested, well-described, and in some cases, used. Such methods were also used subsequent to the 1970s.

      3.  These methods can result in biowarfare agents that lack the identifiable signature of a microbial agent constructed in a lab from known RNA or DNA sequences.  In fact, it would be desirable to produce such agents, since it would be difficult to prove they were deliberately constructed in a lab. Here are just a few possibilities for how one might create new, virulent mutants:

      a)  exposing microorganisms to chemical or radiological agents that cause high mutation rates and selecting for desired characteristics

      b)  passaging virus through a number of lab animals or tissue cultures

      c)  mixing viruses together and seeking recombinants with a new mix of virulence factors. ~U.S Anthrax Expert and Biological Warfare Epidemiologist Dr. Meryl Nass, M.D

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