Ebola crisis tests new US ambassador to Sierra Leone

November 18, 2014 9:50 AM

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Ebola crisis tests new US ambassador to Sierra Leone

WASHINGTON — John Hoover, a career diplomat from Massachusetts, spent more than a year in suburban Washington as he waited for the Senate to confirm him as the new ambassador to Sierra Leone.

He finally was confirmed on Sept. 11 and reached the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown on Oct. 1 — smack in the middle of the Ebola epidemic.

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