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Experts gather in Africa to speed up development of vaccines to prevent bacterial infections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2019: A global network of scientists led by the University of Birmingham who are working together to accelerate the development of vaccines against bacterial infections in low and middle income countries (LMICs), are to stage an annual network meeting in Africa. More than 20 per [Read More]

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Commonwealth young champion named among TIME Magazine 100 leaders of tomorrow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2019: Time magazine has named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi among its 100 world rising stars who are shaping the future. Nigerian women’s rights activist Osowobi is one of 53 women on a list of 100 names Time has dubbed “the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Association of Journalists calls on police and politicians to respect media freedom

Mohamed Asmieu Bah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is pleased to officially inform its membership and the general public that the journalist who was detained on Monday, 11th November 2019, by the Sierra Leone Police has been released on bail through the [Read More]

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May God Almighty forgive the chief minister – Op-ed

Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: Professor David J. Francis – the Chief Minister of the Republic of Sierra Leone, has spoken on the universally recognised Human Rights to privacy and good reputation. He was specifically referencing his rights to protection of any data concerning his [Read More]

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ACC enquires into allegations of corruption against chief minister

ACC Media Unit: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: In light of recent allegations of corruption against the Chief Minister, Professor David John Francis, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has accordingly taken appropriate action. Professor Francis himself contacted the Commission following a text [Read More]

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Sierra Leone chief minister corruption allegation – Sallieu Tejan Jalloh speaks about his arrest

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: Much has been said about the arrest and detention of the managing editor of the Times SL – Mr Sallieu Tejan Jalloh, who was released from CID yesterday in Freetown. The government’s chief minister – professor David Francis, who is alleged to have received [Read More]

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African communities vow to appeal dismissal of Liberian DED lawsuit against Trump

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: African Communities Together (ACT) and its attorneys, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law have vehemently vowed to appeal a Boston federal district court dismissal of their Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) lawsuit against President Trump, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone journalist detained over alleged £1.5 million bribery scandal is released

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2019: Police in Freetown have this evening released Sallieu Tejan Jalloh – the managing editor of the Times Sierra Leone newspaper, who was yesterday evening arrested by armed police officers and locked up in detention at the CID in Freetown. Sallieu was arrested after sending [Read More]