Education and Health

Ebola virus response: experiences and lessons from Sierra Leone

Eric Osoro: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2018: It’s 18 months since Sierra Leone was declared Ebola free after a two-year outbreak that left 4,000 people dead. While the outbreak might be over, its effects will persist for many years. In the small nation with a population of just 7 million many lost relatives [Read More]

Education and Health

Africa’s business schools need to be locally relevant and globally wise

Kutlwano Ramaboa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2018: If 99.6% of businesses in a country like Nigeria employ fewer than 10 workers, does it make sense to teach Nigerian business students how to manage Fortune 500 companies in the US using Harvard Business School case studies? This question, raised by the African Management [Read More]

Education and Health

Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s musical genius enthrals royal wedding

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2018: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a musical genius born of a Sierra Leonean mother and a Caribbean father, has done it again. In 2016, aged seventeen, he was crowned Britain’s Best Young Musician of the Year by the BBC.  Sheku, now 19 years old, plays the cello [Read More]

Education and Health

International Women’s Day – personal journey sheds light on why so few black women in science

Ndoni Mcunu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 march 2018: Nine years into my research and academic career, one of the most common questions I hear from family and friends is, “uzoqedanini ukufunda?” (“Will she ever finish studying?”) They’re not the only ones who struggle to understand what it is that I [Read More]

Education and Health

Next steps to getting Africa’s protocol on women’s rights implemented

Ashwanee Budoo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2018: The African Union has taken several initiatives to demonstrate its commitment to eliminating injustices against women in Africa. The most recent has been a meeting ahead of the African Union (AU) summit scheduled for later this year to highlight the continent’s commitment to gender equality. Other [Read More]

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Happy International Women’s Day – Proper child care helps poor working women and boost economies

Rachel Moussié: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2018: On March 8 each year trade unions and women’s rights organisations mark International Women’s Day by calling for policies and legislation that better support working women. Such calls relate to wage equality, maternity leave and early child care programmes. But these demands [Read More]

Education and Health

Merck launches Foundation in The Gambia  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2018 Merck Foundation – a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, has announced that it is establishing a partnership with the First Lady of The Gambia Foundation – Fatoumatta Bah Barrow (FaBB) foundation. The partnership aims to achieve Merck foundation’s objectives of [Read More]

Education and Health

Female Circumcision Awareness Week – Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu speaks

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 February 2018: On Monday, February 5th to 10th 2018, Sierra Leone Women are Free to Choose (SLWAFC), a community-based organization in Freetown and The National Sowie Council inaugurates its first Female Circumcision Awareness Week. This weeklong – first in history event – coincides with [Read More]

Education and Health

worldwide support for the Global Partnership for Education

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 February 2018 Significant new financial commitments from donors and developing countries will enable new and improved support for the education of millions of children Ten current and three former heads of state and more than 60 ministers gathered at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing [Read More]