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President Koroma officially declares Dr. Khan a ‘national hero’

July 30, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2014 Reports from State House in Freetown, say that President Koroma is deeply saddened over the death of Dr. Umar Sheik Khan, who sadly passed away yesterday, after contracting the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. Khan was responsible for taking care of those who had [Read More]

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Ebola – statement by Sierra Leone ministry of political and public affairs

July 30, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2014 The objective of the Ministry of Political and Public Affairs is to develop policies and Programmes geared towards promoting democracy and good governance in Sierra Leone. Notably, the Ebola outbreak has been widely politicized, which may hinder the work of health workers with the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone mourns the death of Ebola specialist

July 30, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2014  The people of Sierra Leone are tonight consumed by fear, shock and grief, as Dr. Umar Khan – the country’s only virologist specialising in treating those suffering from the Ebola virus, passed away this evening in Kailahun – the epicentre of the disease. [Read More]

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Vice president Sumana continues to be marginalised in the face of Ebola

July 28, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2014  The fight against the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is everyone’s fight. And when news broke several months ago of the deadly virus, found in neighbouring Guinea, Sierra Leone’s vice president Sumana was hard at work trying to help mobilise the country. And [Read More]

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Ebola crisis – a $14 million funding gap – our nation needs our help

July 28, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Anthony Kamara Jr The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2014 The news that Sierra Leone, like other countries in the sub-region, has been hit by the Ebola disease is no longer a secret. If anything, I had assumed that the disease could easily be contained and our health authorities have the [Read More]

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So called female genital mutilation (FGM) – the continuing vuvuzela

July 26, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Dr. Sama Banya – Puawui The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2014 Some years ago, I read a humorous story in a British newspaper about a New Zealander who had lived in Britain for many years, who then suddenly decided to return home. When asked about his reason for leaving [Read More]

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Nigeria – Africa’s strongest economy poised to become a major global force

July 25, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 July 2014 Having recently been declared the strongest economy on the African continent, Nigeria is now said to have the potential to become a major global economic force in the coming decades, says a report published today by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Notwithstanding the challenges [Read More]