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Ebola – vultures and carcasses in the den

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2014 The Ebola epidemic is an issue about which it is difficult to speak and impossible to be silent. While any criticism of the government now will be automatically seen by advocates as insensitive and, or with ‘political’ undertone, there is [Read More]

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Maada Bio launches Trust Fund for the caring of ebola orphans

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2014 Today, 27th August, saw the launch of the Maada and Fatima Bio Foundation and Education Support Fund for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone, as the total number of confirmed and suspected Ebola deaths exceeds 450. Speaking at the launching ceremony which took place [Read More]

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Chaos and paralysis hampering the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2014 As millions of dollars in private donations keep pouring into State House in Freetown, it is becoming more apparent that money may not necessarily solve the Ebola crisis, in an ever increasingly chaotic and uncoordinated environment. There is serious confusion as to the [Read More]

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Sierra Leonean student hounded and now stranded in Japan

Elias Bangura The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2014 Philip Abubakarr Kamara is a Sierra Leonean youth, presently stranded at Tokyo International Airport. He says he wants to return to Sierra Leone, because he has been unjustly thrown out of Tokyo University of Science, where he was studying on a [Read More]

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Presidential adviser calls for media blitz on Ebola in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2014 The devastating outbreak and spread of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has provoked mixed reactions in and out of the country, most of which criticises the Koroma government as inept, lethargic, corrupt, and lacking in strong leadership. Several public officials and a [Read More]