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British nurse Pauline Cafferkey back in hospital with Ebola complications

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2016   British nurse Pauline Cafferkey who contracted the Ebola virus in December 2014, whilst working in Sierra Leone, but treated and declared Ebola free in London, has once again been flown back from her home in Scotland to an isolation unit at the Royal [Read More]

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Female circumcision – women must have the right to choose – says Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 February 2015 Recently, a senior minister in the Koroma government of Sierra Leone – the Minister of Gender and Social Welfare – Moijueh Kaikai, said unequivocally that female circumcision will not be abolished, echoing the views of most politicians,and perhaps that of millions of people up [Read More]

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Government of Sierra Leone asks IMF to rubber-stamp its poor borrowing decisions

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2015: If the Koroma government had properly managed the Ebola funds grant-aided to the people of Sierra Leone last year, of which $14 million was stolen, it would not have been necessary for the government to significantly increase its borrowing requirement in order to address [Read More]

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Sierra Leone holds her breath as British Ebola free nurse goes back into hospital

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2015 The people of Sierra Leone are today holding their breath as news of British nurse – Pauline Cafferkey who contracted the Ebola virus in December 2014, whilst working in Sierra Leone, but treated and declared Ebola free in London, was early this morning flown [Read More]

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A resurgence of Ebola in Sierra Leone Bombali district

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2015 Sierra Leone has experienced another setback in its fight to see off what has now become the tail-end of the Ebola crisis. With Kambia in the northern region of the country still struggling to eradicate the virus from its community, one person has died [Read More]

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New case of Ebola in Sierra Leone as Liberia is declared Ebola free once again

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 September 2015 There are reports from Kambia in Sierra Leone this weekend, of one of the contacts of the woman who died of Ebola over a week ago in the district, also found to be Ebola positive. This tragic news comes as neighbouring Liberia is for [Read More]

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Ray of hope of Sierra Leone achieving Zero Ebola cases by mid-July

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 June 2015: This week saw the weekly confirmed Ebola cases reported in Sierra Leone reaching a two-month high of sixteen cases, up from only two a month ago – says the International Office for Migration (IOM) in Sierra Leone. In a report published today, IOM says [Read More]

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Ebola – let us call a spade a spade

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2015 There has been much debate as to why Liberia has successfully got rid of Ebola from its shores, whiles neighbouring Sierra Leone and Guinea – two political bed fellows, are still struggling to make much headway. Yesterday, at the 68th session of the World Health [Read More]

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Diabetes – Sierra Leone’s most deadly enemy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2015 There has been a worrying increase in the incidence of diabetes in Sierra Leone. Doctors are concerned that in addition to Ebola, malaria and other diseases, diabetes is now taking centre stage. They are right to be worried, as it is a chronic, lifelong [Read More]