Editorial

Ebola is God’s punishment for the sins of the people – says first lady Koroma

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2014 Few in Sierra Leone would ever have imagined that in this, the nation’s moment of terror and grief, waged by a deadly virus that is ravaging their lives, those occupying the seat of power will today publicly announce that the Ebola affliction is [Read More]

Editorial

Maada Bio admonishes president Koroma over Ebola lapses

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2014 There was pandemonium in the central district of the capital Freetown this evening, when a madman fully dressed in a brightly coloured Ebola protective wear and goggles ran amok, sending market women and shoppers running for their lives. Freetown is tense, and all [Read More]

News in Perspective

Sierra Leone’s economy crippled by Ebola

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2014 Most economic commentators have always argued that Sierra Leone’s economy has been and still is too fragile and narrow to withstand any national crisis of the magnitude that is being witnessed today. Since the end of the war in 2001, which devastated the [Read More]

News in Perspective

Ebola strikes first female doctor in Sierra Leone – appeal to Bill Gates for help

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2014 Report from Freetown says that Dr. Olivette Buck, who works at the Lumley Hospital in the western area of the capital Freetown, has contracted the deadly Ebola virus. Dr Buck is said to be very sick, but currently stable, though doctors are anxious [Read More]

News in Perspective

Gates Foundation commits $50 million in support of Ebola response

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2014 As Sierra Leone prepares for a complete closing down of business for three days – starting Friday, 19th September, the international community is now stepping up support for the health agencies and the ministry of health in tackling the Ebola virus. Latest official [Read More]

News in Perspective

Sierra Leone announces detailed plan for Ebola lockdown

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 September 2014 Sierra Leone’s Ebola Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), headed by the newly appointed co-ordinator – Steven Gaojia –  held a press conference Tuesday in the capital Freetown, spelling out the reasons for the proposed three day lockdown; what the government expects to achieve; how [Read More]