Sierra Leone’s whopping $12 million buses – has government violated procurement rules?

July 5, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2015 Freetown is one of the most congested cities in the world, with a population of over two million people and hundreds of thousands of vehicles, plying the narrow and poorly maintained roads. Every single day of the week, over 70% of the population spend [Read More]

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Revamping Sierra Leone’s public transport starts with 100 new buses

July 5, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 10

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2015 Sierra Leone’s public transport system has been fraught with many challenges and for a long time. Its infrastructure – roads, vehicles, human resource, sales architecture and maintenance paraphernalia were completely devastated during the country’s 11 years war. Even though the conflict [Read More]

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Pregnant Sierra Leonean woman dies unnecessarily in busy London traffic

July 4, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 July 2015 A pregnant woman and her baby died after paramedics took her to a hospital 10 miles away rather than the nearest Accident & Emergency (A&E). Estherline Caulker, 39, was stuck in rush-hour traffic for 84 minutes after the London Ambulance crew failed to realise [Read More]


A practical treatment for Ebola could have saved lives in West Africa

July 4, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

David S. Fedson, MD Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 July 2015   More than 11,000 people in West Africa have died as a result of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Aside from conventional supportive care, there has been no specific treatment available. In most treatment units, more than 50% of [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella speaks in Abidjan about post-Ebola recovery

July 2, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 July 2015   More than 200 Sierra Leoneans met on June 28, 2015 at the Cocody City Hall in Abidjan for an open and constructive dialogue on Sierra Leone’s post-Ebola recovery efforts and the way forward. The event was jointly organized by the Sierra Leonean Community [Read More]