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British warship arrives in Freetown as war on Ebola intensifies

October 30, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 October 2014 With thousands of unconfirmed Ebola deaths the government of Sierra Leone is covering up and its continuing ignoble policy of under-reporting new cases, the long awaited British military ship – RFA Argus arrived today in Freetown, carrying aid, supplies and off-road vehicles to take [Read More]

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World Bank commits additional $100 million to tackling Ebola

October 30, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The World Bank Media Centre Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 October 2014 The World Bank Group has today announced an additional $100 million funding in its Ebola crisis response, to speed up deployment of foreign health workers to the three worst-affected countries in West Africa. The announcement increases the World Bank [Read More]

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British public asked to dig deep into their pockets to tackle Ebola

October 29, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 October 2014 Hundreds of Sierra Leoneans living in London were on the streets of the capital today, marching with placards and calling for more to be done to save lives in Sierra Leone, where unofficial estimates put the total number of those killed by the virus [Read More]

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Is president Koroma seeking a military style solution to the Ebola war?

October 28, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 October 2014 Having thrown everything at Ebola – including the kitchen sink, president Koroma was yesterday described by pro-government media as “looking very tired and losing his pop idol looks”. But a real commander in chief is never ruffled by the enemy, let alone worried about [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – Army Major Palo Conteh to soon become head of state

October 26, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 October 2014 ‘Sierra Leone’s new Ebola Czar and chief executive of the country’s National Ebola Response Centre – Major Palo Conteh (Photo) is being groomed to take over the running of the country, with threats of the economy and community life collapsing under the weight of [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leone – weak health system hinders the fight against Ebola

October 24, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Ismail Mahmud Sheriff Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2014 The World Bank and partners are providing funding, logistics and technical support to the three most affected countries. Yet, new infections are doubling, and more people are dying. The problem is that, “we have still not been able to break the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – UN and World Bank step up logistic support for Ebola war

October 22, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2014 As the number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone is poised to exceed 10,000 by the beginning of next year, there is growing fear that the yet to be constructed holding and treatment centres will be swamped. Sierra Leone currently has about 300 Ebola [Read More]

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100 more British troops arrive in Sierra Leone – 273 dead in eleven days

October 21, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2014 British Overseas Development Secretary – Justine Greening, has today arrived in Sierra Leone along with one hundred soldiers to speed up efforts in setting up treatment centres and make hundreds of beds available for Ebola victims. Today’s arrival is in addition to the 300 [Read More]