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Sierra Leone Ebola – another nationwide lockdown in November?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2014 Last Friday’s Ebola restructuring news from State House coincided with depressing reports from Waterloo in the east of the capital Freetown: “Dead bodies are lying all over the place unburied, with the death rate now averaging twenty a day and hundreds of sick people [Read More]

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Is President Koroma’s Ebola strategy running out of steam?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2014   As Sierra Leone records its landmark 3,000 Ebola victims, and Liberia clocking up a greater number of confirmed cases, Ebola is far from being controlled. Yet, already the recriminations and finger pointing on the global stage have started, as the number of people [Read More]

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British military medics arrive in Sierra Leone – Ebola dead rises

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2014 Ninety-two British military health personnel from the 22 Field Hospital, have arrived at Lungi Airport in Freetown today. They will join the 162 Cuban medical staff and over 50 Chinese military health workers that are already in the country, to carry out the long, [Read More]


Ebola Stigma – an enemy within

John Baimba Sesay – China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2014 Just the other day, I had rushed down town, Central Beijing (Yashow) for some sunglasses, when I met this Dutch businessman, himself searching for the same. Pleasantries were exchanged, given the friendly nature of the typical Sierra Leonean, always [Read More]

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No resumption of direct flights to London from Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2014 The British government has today announced body temperature screening measures for all flight passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea arriving at British airports. The new measures will start tomorrow at Heathrow Airport, where more than 80% of all passengers from the three most [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – another Doctor dies as Ebola figures continue to rise

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2014 The people of Sierra Leone are once again mourning the sad loss of another doctor, bringing the total number of doctors that have lost the fight to Ebola to six, since the start of the virus just six months ago. Dr Jagua (Photo) passed [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Finance Minister Marah – ‘post-Ebola economic recovery plan on the table’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2014 The three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are working on a post-Ebola recovery plan, Sierra Leone Finance Minister Kaifala Marah (Photo) said. Speaking yesterday October 11 at a news conference of  the 2014 IMF–World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, [Read More]