News in Perspective

President Koroma seeks funding for a National Development Bank

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 June 2014 Sierra Leone’s economy, valued at just over $3 billion dollars, may not be amongst the biggest in West Africa, but has in the last two consecutive years grown faster than most countries in the sub-region. But recent GDP growth is not enough to [Read More]

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Farewell teacher C. R. Cole

Dr. Sama Banya – Puawui The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 June 2014 There was near crisis in Bo school in 1946, barely three months to the Cambridge School Certificate Examination, which back then was the equivalent of today’s West African School Certificate Examination. Teacher L. J. Pratt, who had almost [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile internet usage will outstrip the global rate by 2019

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2014 A new report by mobile phone giant – Ericsson, says that mobile internet use in Sub-Saharan Africa is doubling year-on-year, with usage expected to increase 20 times in the next five years. And by 2017, 3G technology will outstrip 2G to become the [Read More]

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Defeating Boko Haram requires a well thought out plan

Think Security Africa The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2014 A report published by Think Security Africa says that ‘all-out’ war against Boko Haram, may cause the terrorist group to transform into a more widespread threat to security in both Nigeria and the African continent. Boko Haram’s attacks continue to [Read More]

News in Perspective

Maada Bio Foundation launched in London

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 June 2014: Part of my job that night, together with the smartly dressed SLPP UK/Ireland Young Generation Team, was to usher guests to their seats and make them feel welcomed. The event was advertised on the most popular African TV channel in the United [Read More]

Editorial

We need national solidarity in the campaign against the Ebola virus

Julius Maada Bio The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 June 2014 Over the past weeks, I have been following developments back home in Sierra Leone with keen interest, and I am deeply saddened by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, which has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health. It [Read More]

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Tackling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone

Lamin Daddy Massaquoi The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 June 2014 Ebola is in Sierra Leone, there is no denial. At this stage, response and surveillance are crucial. The Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is highly contagious and therefore the role of the public will be key towards tackling the disease. Public [Read More]