Editorial

Lockdown ends in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2014 With just hours remaining before the end of the Ebola lockdown in Sierra Leone, this evening there are reports from Freetown of people already standing on the streets, outside their homes, shouting: “Ebola don don” – meaning Ebola is over. This understandable, though [Read More]

Editorial

Ebola Virus and China’s humanitarian interventions

John Baimba Sesay-China The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2014 Sierra Leone and her two neighboring sister Republics of Liberia and Guinea, all in the Mano River Union (MRU), are facing serious challenges in their health sectors, following the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. The Republic of Sierra Leone in particular, [Read More]

News in Perspective

Is the Ebola lockdown succeeding?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2014 Latest reports from Freetown on the progress of the three day military style lockdown in Sierra Leone, are expressing mixed feelings about its benefits and achievements, after just two days. (Photo: Suspected Ebola victim found on first day of lockdown). Although there are [Read More]

News in Perspective

President Koroma will not be attending UN General Assembly

Dennis Kabatto The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2014 Sierra Leone’s President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, will not be attending the Sixty-Ninth Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which takes place next week in New York. Due to the Ebola crisis, the president will once again be absent from [Read More]

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Editorial

Mano River Union facing a complex Ebola emergency

Kandeh K. Yumkella – United Nations Under-Secretary-General The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2014 What started few weeks ago as an isolated incident in the forest region of Guinea has now metastasized into a “complex emergency”. Though in the UN we typically reserve this term for countries or regions with [Read More]

Editorial

First Lady’s office clarifies Ebola statement

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2014 A spokesman for the First Lady’s office in Freetown,  today told the Sierra Leone Telegraph that the First Lady – Mrs. Sia Koroma, would like to clarify any misunderstanding construed from her pre-lockdown Ebola video recorded message, published in the Sierra Leone Telegraph. [Read More]

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The seething of our two ‘leprosy arms’

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2014 Give credit where credit is due – the decibel breaking legislators and members of the executive arm of government bellowing their innocence and showing their displeasure at what they perceive as the media’s intransigence in a democratic setting, are displaying [Read More]

News in Perspective

Ebola lockdown – too many unanswered questions

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2014 All six million people in the West African state of Sierra Leone are tonight ordered by command of president Koroma to remain behind closed doors, for three long nights and days, after six months of agony, fear and uncertainty over a deadly Ebola [Read More]