Education and Health

North and West Africa have the highest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 April 2020: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa now stands at 10,075, with 487 deaths and 913 recoveries from the virus. The number of cases are growing, though much slowly than was seen in China, Italy and Spain last month. There are concerns [Read More]

Economy & Business

Coronavirus  pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing – an opinion

Akinwumi A. Adesina: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 April 2020: If we do not collectively defeat the coronavirus in Africa, we will not defeat it anywhere else in the world. These are very difficult days, as the world faces one of its worst challenges ever: the novel coronavirus pandemic. And it [Read More]

Politics

Coronavirus – Communique of the African Union Bureau of Heads of State and Government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 April 2020: President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a second and follow-up teleconference meeting of the AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government, on 3 April 2020, to discuss the African response to the Covid-19 [Read More]

Economy & Business

135 European and other foreign visitors flown out of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2020: A special chartered flight from Brussels last night landed at the Lungi international airport in Freetown, carrying vital medicines and medical supplies valued at $130.000. The cargo weighs about 18 tons and contains critical medical products procured by UNICEF on behalf of the country’s [Read More]

Politics

Exercise can be good for you and your country especially during a crisis like COVID-19 – an opinion

Patricia Scotland: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2020: Public parks have been gated shut, beaches emptied and stadia deserted, as an unprecedented 2.5 billion people across the world are told to sit at home. Times are tough. The Coronavirus is real and as it spreads its tentacles across the globe [Read More]

Politics

Has the APC abandoned Paolo Conteh – hanging him out to dry?

Sulaiman Stom Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2020: On the 19th March 2020, the Criminal Investigations Department of the Sierra Leone Police, started its investigation into alleged claims that the Former Defense Minister – Paolo Conteh, walked into State House with his gun, to attend a scheduled meeting with [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone is closed for business for three days to contain coronavirus

Sulaiman Stom Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2020: The streets of Freetown are entirely quiet today, you can barely see people walking around, except for few security personnel, vehicles carrying essential staff, monitoring groups, NGO, INGOs, and ambulances. This Covid 19 lockdown brings memories of 19th – 21st September [Read More]

Politics

As democracy is quarantined – should we be vaccinated against politics?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2020: No present-day living organism or specimen may have ever experienced what the world is witnessing these days; thanks to the pandemic Corona Virus. It goes without saying that pandemics are nothing new to the world, as many refer to  past occurrences to [Read More]

Education and Health

More COVID-19 cases in Sierra Leone as lockdown begins

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2020: Sierra Leone has today recorded another two confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the cumulative total to six.  One of the infected is an Italian and the other is a Sierra Leonean. According to reports, both are believed to have been in self-isolation after [Read More]