Education and Health

Seventh anniversary of the declaration of end of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2022: Two days ago, we marked the Seventh Anniversary of the Declaration of the End of the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone. We lost 3956 of our brothers and sisters, in some instances whole families and villages were wiped out. Today [Read More]

Education and Health

Freetown City Council’s Early Learning Adventure Centre and Nursery transforms lives

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 November 2022: Mayor of Freetown – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr’s efforts to transform Freetown and transform lives is paying huge dividends, with thousands of young children in poor neighbourhoods, given access to early learning opportunity that is key to their development and growth. In the deprived community of [Read More]

Education and Health

Let’s take a look at Sierra Leone’s education system under previous and current government and the impact of Bio’s Free QEP – Op ed

Ibrahim B. Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2022: The impact of a bad education regime has started haunting this nation. An education regime involves current government policies and practices and the role of education service providers, education authorities and teachers. Let me quickly address a few negative impacts of [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s decadent and dysfunctional education system needs deep introspection – Op ed

Alhaji U. N’jai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2022: The reality of cheating and fake educational achievements from primary schools through secondary and colleges today in Sierra Leone is an epidemic that should be declared a national emergency for the survival and prosperity of the nation state. (Photo above: President [Read More]

Education and Health

We must celebrate and recognize them on International Day of The Girl Child and everyday

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2022: Two days ago, the world observed the International Day of the Girl Child with the theme- “Our time is now – our rights, our future”.  In Freetown, UNICEF organized a panel discussion and conversation with five women and a small [Read More]

Education and Health

Empowering women to boost Africa’s water security

Caroline Mwongera: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2022: For most of us, accessing water means turning on a tap. We pay the bill and the water is always there. It is clear, clean and abundant, so we never have to conserve on hydration, handwashing, cleaning, irrigating crops and watering livestock. [Read More]

Education and Health

Nigeria launches major push to protect millions of children against deadliest form of diarrhoeal disease

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2022: In partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), WHO, UNICEF and other partners, the Federal Government of Nigeria – through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) – has introduced the rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme. Yesterday’s launch is a [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone bans smoking in public places in a bid to eliminate tobacco consumption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 August 2022: Parliament of Sierra Leone last Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022 passed a new law titled “The Tobacco and Nicotine Act, 2022”, banning smoking in public places. The new law addresses the control and regulation of the production, manufacturing, importation, packaging and labeling, advertising, promotion and [Read More]

Education and Health

UN launches partnership to advance disability inclusion in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 August 2022: UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi said yesterday in Freetown, that disability rights and inclusion are a critical element of the United Nations Country Team’s (UNCT) multi-year Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) agreement with the Government of Sierra Leone. Speaking at the launch of the [Read More]