Education and Health

New strain of Ebola virus found in Bombali Sierra Leone – says ministry of health

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2018: Sierra Leone’s ministry of health has confirmed that a new strain of Ebola virus – known as the Bombali Virus (BOMV), has been found in bats in the Bombali district of Sierra Leone. It’s not known whether the new strain can develop into the [Read More]

Politics

Campaign for Human Rights reviving accountability campaign in Sierra Leone

Abdul Fatoma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2018: Over the course of the past two years, the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI), has successfully focused its efforts on holding public institutions accountable. CHRDI believes that public accountability is integral to a comprehensive approach in the management and [Read More]

Politics

Opposition APC leader missing – where is he now, Dr Kaloko asks

Dr. Yahya Kaloko: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2018: The behaviour of some in the leadership of our country, both past and present has sometimes called into question the depth of their patriotism to the motherland. From time immemorial, we learned of the looting of our country’s wealth not only [Read More]

Politics

Opposition APC attacks president Bio’s first one hundred days in office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2018: Yesterday, 25th July 2018, Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party, held a press conference at its headquarters in Freetown, to discuss and respond to the SLPP government’s report on its first one hundred days in office. At the end of the [Read More]

Politics

Do African leaders learn from mistakes? Lessons for Sierra Leone

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 July 2018: In 1991, Kenneth Kaunda who ruled Zambia for 27 years became the first African Head of State to concede defeat in a multi-party elections in which he lost to Frederick Chiluba. Frederick Chiluba came on the political platform as an orator [Read More]

Politics

President Bio and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discuss State Fragility Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2018: Former president of Liberia – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was in Freetown, Sierra Leone yesterday, 23 July 2018,  where she held talks with president Julius Maada Bio about how best to implement the recommendations of the recently published ‘State Fragility’ report by the International Growth [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone police action – liberty means responsibility

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2018: The attention of the public was drawn to one of the headlines, “Sierra Leone Police accused of stifling freedoms”. There are others stating that “Sierra Leone is gradually becoming worse than North Korea”. According to some papers, these accusations are coming hot [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone police accused of stifling freedoms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 July 2018: Sierra Leone’s main opposition political party – the All People’s Congress (APC) will be holding a press conference at its headquarters in Freetown today, to discuss its response to the SLPP government’s published report on its first one hundred days in office, as well [Read More]