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Liberia’s push towards sustained zero Ebola cases thwarted

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2015    Liberia’s dream of finally walking away from the deadly Ebola virus into a ray of hope of economic recovery was shattered yesterday, after a 17 year old man was confirmed to have died of the virus. Last month Liberia was declared Ebola free [Read More]

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Is Sierra Leone sleep walking into another round of Ebola epidemic?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2015 The Ebola epidemic in West Africa which has taken the life of over 11,000 people in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, may have significantly receded, especially with Liberia being declared Ebola free, but Sierra Leone and Guinea continue to record new cases of the [Read More]


Victor Foh – first hundred days as Sierra Leone’s vice president

Baimba Sesay – Beijing China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2015 After few days of anxiety and speculations, Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh (Photo), Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China was announced and sworn-in as the country’s new Vice President on 19th March 2015. The jubilation that greeted [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Bar Association rebukes Awareness Times Newspaper

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2015   In response to what many in Sierra Leone regard as an unfair attack on the integrity of a senior Judge in Freetown by one of the country’s newspapers – Awareness Times, the Bar Association has strongly condemned what it calls a publication that [Read More]


Can we all come with you to Germany for routine health checks, Mr President? – A rejoinder

Alan Luke Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 June 2015 This is a very interesting piece, and it highlights the fact that our leaders have no genuine commitment to our advancement and development as a nation. (Photo: Koroma arriving in Brussels in March 2015). Koroma and his ruling elites travel overseas not [Read More]

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Can we all come with you to Germany for routine health checks, Mr President?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2015   Last week president Koroma of Sierra Leone reminded the world, of the lavish lifestyles lived by former and contemporary African corrupt dictators, such as the late president Mobutu of Zaire and several others, whose expensive habits included health tourism abroad. Speaking to local [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa needs to reform its trade policies – if it is to boost industrialization

Franck Kuwonu Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2015 Sanusi Lamido (Photo), a former governor of the central bank of Nigeria, once railed against his country for spending “huge resources importing consumer goods from China that should be produced locally.” Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, is also the [Read More]

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Ebola has seriously affected the development of teenage girls in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2015 According to Sierra Leone News Agency, the director of the country’s reproductive and child health programme in the ministry of health and sanitation – Dr. Santigie Sesay, has confirmed the fears of most people. Sesay said that the Ebola outbreak has had an adverse [Read More]