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NPR, 14 August 2017

ARI Policy Researcher, Jamie Hitchen was quoted by NPR on the lack of urban planning in  Freetown which like exacerbated the devastation caused by flooding and mudslides.
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The Guardian, 14 August 2017

ARI Policy Researcher, Jamie Hitchen was interviewed by The Guardian on the flooding that has engulfed Freetown and the urban management issues it exposes annually.
10 things to watch in Africa in 2016 by Africa Research Institute
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10 things to watch in Africa in 2016

Rising debt, the ever-growing prominence of social media and a battle for the soul of the ANC are just some of the things Jamie Hitchen and Nick Branson are expecting to see in Africa in the year ahead.
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Flooding in Freetown: a failure of planning?

In September 2015 floods in Freetown killed seven people and rendered several thousand homeless. Jamie Hitchen explores the systematic failings of city management that exacerbate the problems caused by heavy rainfall.
School girls in Sierra Leone
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Behind Closed Doors: Schools, Teenage Girls and Ebola in Sierra Leone

As schools closed because of Ebola get set to re-open in Sierra Leone, Jamie Hitchen looks at one group that won’t be returning to the classroom – pregnant teenagers – and the possible long-term implications.
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Ebola in Sierra Leone: Stigmatisation

Jamie Hitchen looks at the growing stigma facing Ebola survivors and how the virus has divided families and communities, creating rifts within the country that will take time to heal.
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Ebola in Sierra Leone: The Cost of Living on the Margins

Inflated food prices without reciprocal wage increases, and possible job losses as a result of Ebola, are increasing the strain on many Sierra Leoneans. Jamie Hitchen investigates.