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Sierra Leone’s fledgling media squeezed by watchdog’s fines

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2015 Several newspapers in Sierra Leone have had their knuckles rapped by the country’s Independent Media Commission (IMC), after investigating complaints of breaches of the media code of conduct. But the total sum announced today by the IMC, is far less than the historic fine [Read More]

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Sia Koroma – a willing tool in political infamy?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2015 It was William James who wrote that “we are spinning our own fates, good or evil, never to be undone. Every smallest stoke of virtue or vice, leaves its ever-so-little-scar….” With no further comment or rejection coming from the office of [Read More]

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Red Cross helps strengthen Sierra Leone’s broken healthcare system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2015 With basic and essential health services strained by the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, the Red Cross is taking steps to help reconnect communities with basic health services. (Photo: Dilapidated admission ward at the Connaught hospital in Freetown at the start of the Ebola [Read More]

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Opposition party leader in Burundi shot dead

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2015 Burundi’s opposition party leader – Zedi Feruzi has been shot dead alongside his bodyguard in Bujumbura, a leading opposition figure has confirmed to Al Jazeera. Feruzi, whose bloodied body was found in the Ngagara district of Bujumbura on Saturday evening, was the head of [Read More]

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Kono delegation express their loyalty to Sierra Leone’s new vice president

John Baimba Sesay-Freetown Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2015 In Sierra Leone politics and of course the country’s economy, Kono District plays an important role. And in the 2007 and 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections, which brought President Ernest Bai Koroma and the All People’s Congress (APC) to power, political dynamics in Kono changed [Read More]

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Ebola makes a comeback in Sierra Leone amid fears of another epidemic

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 May 2015   The rainy season in Sierra Leone is just days away. known for ushering in the much dreaded cholera and typhoid diseases with tragic consequences, there are fears now that with the resurgence of Ebola, this year’s rainy season is destined to bring catastrophe [Read More]