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Is President Koroma’s Ebola strategy running out of steam?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2014   As Sierra Leone records its landmark 3,000 Ebola victims, and Liberia clocking up a greater number of confirmed cases, Ebola is far from being controlled. Yet, already the recriminations and finger pointing on the global stage have started, as the number of people [Read More]

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British military medics arrive in Sierra Leone – Ebola dead rises

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2014 Ninety-two British military health personnel from the 22 Field Hospital, have arrived at Lungi Airport in Freetown today. They will join the 162 Cuban medical staff and over 50 Chinese military health workers that are already in the country, to carry out the long, [Read More]

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No resumption of direct flights to London from Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2014 The British government has today announced body temperature screening measures for all flight passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea arriving at British airports. The new measures will start tomorrow at Heathrow Airport, where more than 80% of all passengers from the three most [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Finance Minister Marah – ‘post-Ebola economic recovery plan on the table’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2014 The three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are working on a post-Ebola recovery plan, Sierra Leone Finance Minister Kaifala Marah (Photo) said. Speaking yesterday October 11 at a news conference of  the 2014 IMF–World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, [Read More]


Sierra Leone Ebola threatening to create a new generation of illiterates   

Zainab Tunkara Clarkson 11 October 2014 Notwithstanding the health and environmental woes that Ebola has brought upon the people of Sierra Leone, we now have the added problem of Ebola producing a new generation of illiterate citizens. Over two million children are today unable to attend school. In the last [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Ebola – Freetown is now the new Ebola epicentre

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2014 The total number of cumulative confirmed cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone recorded on the 9th October, stood at 2604 (an increase of 100 compared to the reported increase of 88 two days ago). Freetown is now topping all districts and has become the [Read More]