Education and Health

Is the lockdown in Sierra Leone killing us or preventing the virus?

Ibrahim S Mansaray: Sierra Leone telegraph: 31 May 2020: The Coronavirus pandemic that has shattered lives throughout the high income countries is now hitting low income countries in sub-Saharan region, with Sierra Leone not being an exception. But while many of the world’s poor countries are affected by the virus, [Read More]

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Joseph F Kamara (JFK) wishes the people of Sierra Leone a happy Eid

Joseph F Kamara (JFK): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2020: JFK wishes happy Eid -ul Mubarrak to all Sierra Leoneans. A Blessed Eid-ul-Mubarrak to our Brothers and Sisters:  On behalf of the JFK Family and JFK Foundation, let me offer congratulations to you all for abstention from the vanities and [Read More]

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Eid greetings from the UK Archbishop of Canterbury to all Muslims

Archbishop Justin Welby: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2020: I wish a blessed and joyful Eid al-Fitr to all our Muslim friends and neighbours as you mark the end of this Ramadan, this month of fasting and prayer. What a month it has been. I had the privilege of sharing [Read More]

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COVID-19 – human rights experts underline importance of preserving freedom of opinion and expression in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2020: Tens of millions of people in Africa could become destitute as a result of COVID-19 and its catastrophic impact on fragile economies and health systems across the continent, human rights chiefs from the United Nations and the African Commission warned on Wednesday. As of [Read More]

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Forty-three new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Sierra Leone today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2020: Sierra Leone has today recorded one of its highest daily numbers of cases of COVID-19. According to the ministry of health, 43 people were confirmed positive in the last twenty-four hours, bringing the cumulative total number of cases to 505. The total number of [Read More]

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Sierra Leone registers the highest covid-19 death rate in the mano river region

Mohamed A. Jalloh: 16 May 2020: The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Sierra Leone on 31 March 2020, and the source of the outbreak has been linked to a wet market in Wuhan (Hubei province, China). The Mano River Union Countries registered their first corona Index on 11 March [Read More]

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In Africa schools are closed but learning goes on

Franck Kuwonu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2020: As students in Kenya were waiting for the government to announce when schools would re-open from a longer than usual April school holidays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were asked to stay home for an additional four-week period. The situation is [Read More]

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IBA launches global research to bridge gap between younger and older legal generation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 May 2020: The International Bar Association’s (IBA) Young Lawyers’ Committee and Legal Policy & Research Unit have embarked on a research project aimed at bridging the gap between young legal professionals and older lawyers who are already established in their careers. As part of the initiative, [Read More]

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‘Drones in Salone’ – weekly webinar kicks-off May 15 – join conversation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 May 2020: Sierra Leone’s government Department for Science and Technological Innovation (DSTI), will be hosting a weekly webinar to examine the use of drones before, during, and after the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sierra Leone has the only national drone corridor in West Africa, the second on the [Read More]