Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Ebola is insensitive to class, tribe and political party

Dr. Sama Banya (Puawui) The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2014 The Ebola virus is a killer organism that has a notorious and awesome reputation of killing up to 90 percent of its victims. It knows no class, no tribe, regional, ethnic or other affiliation. (Photo: Spanish priest being airlifted [Read More]

Education and Health

Is Sierra Leone’s health minister on the payroll of a drugs research company?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2014 Last week’s report in the Awareness Times regarding Sierra Leone’s health minister’s conflict of interests and possible breach of the country’s civil service code of conduct, in the face of the current public health crisis, raise serious questions about governance, accountability and possible [Read More]

News in Perspective

Strong growth in Africa’s rising middle class

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2014 A new report published by one of the most successful and long established Banks in Africa – Standard Bank, says that Africa has experienced substantial growth in its middle class over the past fourteen years. The report – ‘Understanding Africa’s middle class,’ found [Read More]

News in Perspective

Australia gives $1M to World Health Organization’s Ebola Fund

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2014  Report from Sierra Leone’s embassy in Beijing says that the government of Australia has pledged a further $1 million to help combat the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. This funding is in addition to the annual$ 20 million contribution that the Australian [Read More]

Economy & Business

Gambia Bird suspend flights to Freetown and Monrovia

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 August 2014 Gambia Bird Airlines – one of the few airlines flying to Sierra Leone, yesterday announced that it is suspending all flights to Monrovia and Freetown, starting last night – Friday, 15th August 2014, until the 31st August 2014. The company says that the [Read More]

Editorial

“How to stop Ebola – and the next outbreak” – World Bank and AU Chiefs ponder

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2014 Today, Medecins San Frontieres (MSF) painted a very grim picture of the Ebola crisis and its prognosis. It will get worse, before it gets better. “The virus has been vastly underestimated.” The World Health Organisation,  MSF and other health agencies working in Sierra [Read More]