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 World Bank’s emergency funding for Ebola

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 August 2014 With the latest death toll from the West Africa Ebola epidemic now at 887, the World Bank Group today pledged as much as US $200 million in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone contain the spread of Ebola infections, help [Read More]

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British Airways suspends all flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 August 2014 British Airways has announced that it can no longer guarantee the safety of its passengers travelling to and from Sierra Leone and Liberia. The company says it has therefore suspended all flights to the two countries until the end of August, “due to [Read More]

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Ebola – Kandeh Yumkella mobilises US$500,000 for Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 August 2014 Dr. William Konteh last night continued his unpatriotic campaign of calumny on Sky News, against his fellow West African people; this time, posing not as a medical doctor, but as an environmental scientist – calling on the British authorities to tighten up vigilance [Read More]

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Ebola – Dr. William Konteh urges British authorities to step up vigilance at British airports

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 August 2014 As Emirates Airlines announced that they will cease all flights to and from Guinea, there is growing concern that airlines operating in neighbouring Sierra Leone may also decide to impose a ban on flights to the country. Sierra Leone has so far recorded [Read More]

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Should Dr. Umar Khan have been airlifted to Europe for better treatment?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 August 2014 ‘Ebola is moving faster than efforts to control it’, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced today at a meeting of West African leaders in Conakry, Guinea. This statement came as president Koroma of Sierra Leone, Ellen Sirleaf of Liberia and president Alpha Conde [Read More]