Education and Health

New global surgical guidelines to cut post-surgery deaths in poor countries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2019: The English National Health Service (NHS) reduced post-operative deaths by 37.2% following the introduction of globally recognised surgical guidelines – paving the way for life-saving action in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study reveals. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, have [Read More]

Politics

No more election boycott – says Sierra Leone’s opposition NGC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2019: Supporters and well-wishers of the National Grand Coalition Party (NGC)  have questioned the rationale behind the decision of the party to boycott elections held in Sierra Leone, after failing to make significant impression at the March 2018 general and presidential elections, which saw the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s chief minister Francis woos Russian investors

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 June 2019: Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister – Professor David Francis led a high powered government delegation to Russia last week, where they attended a three-day Afreximbank Annual conference, taking place in Moscow. The theme of the conference was ‘Harnessing Emerging Partnership in an Era of Rising [Read More]

Obituary

Ibrahim B. Barrie laid to rest – gone too soon but not forgotten

Mohamed Gandoh Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 June 2019: Youth Against Corruption Sierra Leone (YAC) mourns and regrets to announce the death of  Mr Ibrahim B. Barrie, commonly known as Dino. Mr Barrie was one of the lead drivers of the  ACC Commissioner’s motorcade that was involved in the unfortunate [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commissioner in road accident but alive and well

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2019: ACC Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala’s vehicle convoy was involved in a road accident yesterday, Saturday, 22nd June 2019 along the mile 91 Highway, travelling to Bo. According to report from the Public Relations Unit of the ACC, the vehicle leading Kaifala’s convoy was involved [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone Ebola survivors on paramedic training as nation goes on simulated high alert

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2019: Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES) leadership, yesterday Thursday 20th June 2019, ended a three-day training on ‘Paramedics and Leadership’ at their headquarters in Jui Junction, Freetown through funding from Project 1808 and other partners. The training was geared towards preparedness for a [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone resumes iron ore export after painfully long break

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2019: The government of Sierra Leone can once again begin to breathe a sigh of relief, following the announcement by SL Mining Limited – a wholly owned subsidiary of Gerald Group, that its first shipment of iron ore concentrate – branded ‘Marampa Blue’ to China, [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s parliament revokes state of emergency on rape

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2019: Yesterday, Sierra Leone’s parliamentarians decided to revoke a controversial State of Emergency Decree that was promulgated  by President Bio on 19th February 2019, which was subsequently ratified by Parliament on Friday 22nd February 2019. Since the passing of the State of Emergency Law in [Read More]