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Sierra Leone 2015 – Where do we go from here?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 January 2015 The beginning of a New Year is usually a period that most people let go of the unfulfilled dreams of the year just gone, and then take on the pregnancy of hope or give birth to new fantasies. While those profiting [Read More]

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MSF opens new Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2015 While the government of Sierra Leone may be planning to scale down its Ebola campaign, as well as looking to declare some of the country’s districts as Ebola free, the number of new cases found along the Freetown-Northern Ebola corridor, remains significantly high. In [Read More]

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Sierra Leone health ministry prepares for post Ebola war

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 January 2015 Officials at the ministry of health and sanitation are busy scratching their heads, thinking about how best to explain the huge discrepancy in the total cumulative number of Ebola cases, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) says has reached over 9,700, while the government [Read More]


Rattled – but we shall not fall

John Baimba Sesay-China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 January 2015 2014 was an extremely tumultuous year for Sierra Leone’s development roadmap. This is so, due to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, and the unpleasant effects it has brought; from the economic front, to our efforts towards post war reconstruction, [Read More]

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Two Lungi Airport Staff confirmed Ebola positive

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 January 2015 The government of Sierra Leone has announced what it refers to as “additional screening measures” at the Lungi International Airport, after two employees working at the airport are reported to have contracted the virus since December, but had since failed to return to work. [Read More]


Ebola – a wake-up call for leaders?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 January 2015 According to the World Health Organization, the number of people infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has now passed 20,000, with the total number dead conservatively estimated at more than 7,800 since March 2014. While scientists and medical experts [Read More]