Education and Health

TV host Vickie Remoe is the author of a new book for children

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2021: Adama Loves Akara is a new children’s book from Sierra Leonean TV host Vickie Remoe that encourages early reading, family time, and multiculturalism. Illustrated by Luseni Kallon, the book was inspired by Remoe’s son, who exclaimed at age three that his early reader Bob [Read More]

Education and Health

Prince of Wales School saga – common sense has prevailed

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 January 2021: The Sierra Leone Telegraph is pleased to report that after a marathon meeting that ended a few hours ago at the ministry of education in Freetown, between the Education Permanent Secretary and the Board of Governors of the Prince of Wales Secondary School, the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone announces new Covid-19 travel measures as dozens of new cases are recorded  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 January 2021: Last Wednesday, President Bio’s government announced that it has revised its process of screening all passengers arriving at the Lungi International Airport, following an alarming increase in the number of reported new cases in the country. This worrying upsurge in infection rate in Sierra [Read More]

Education and Health

Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine gives hope to millions of Africans

Dr F Thomas: Sierra Leone Telegraph 30 December 2020 Today’s announcement by the UK government that it has approved the Oxford – AstraZeneca vaccine, has brought hope to millions in Africa, who had felt disappointed at the logistical nightmare of transporting and storing the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on the continent for [Read More]

Education and Health

Gambia announces plans to launch national campaign against domestic violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2020: The Gambia has announced plans to launch a national ‘NO MORE’ campaign against domestic and sexual violence. Fatou Kinteh, Gambian Minister for Women’s Affairs, Children and Social Welfare, joined the Commonwealth Secretary-General in Banjul when she made her commitment on Human Rights Day. When [Read More]

Education and Health

Gates Foundation pledges $250 million to end covid-19

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2020: Gates Foundation pledges additional $250 million to accelerate development and equitable distribution of COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines to end the pandemic The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced it will commit an additional $250 million to support the research, development, and equitable [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio unveils skills development fund in Freetown as MMCET becomes technical university

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2020: Yesterday, Sunday 6 December, President Dr Julius Maada Bio launched a £231,000 (Le3.5 billion) Skills Development Fund to build the capacity of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET), which has now achieved a Technical University status. Located in the far west [Read More]

Education and Health

US embassy presents laboratory supplies to ministry of health and sanitation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2020: Demonstrating the United States’ commitment to battling COVID-19 at home and supporting US partners around the world, on December 2, 2020 U.S. Ambassador Maria Brewer presented COVID-19 related supplies and equipment to the to the laboratory team of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. [Read More]

Education and Health

Isha Sesay joins UNFPA as its newest goodwill ambassador

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2020: Journalist and author Isha Sesay has joined The United Nations Population Fund    (UNFPA) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador to help raise awareness of gender-based violence and support efforts in ending it. The announcement comes at the start of the annual 16 Days of [Read More]