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Friday, December 19th, 2014

Statistics from the MoH/NERC on fresh Ebola outbreaks for up to 7th December within the Western Urban Area were within single digits and seemingly on a steady decline, thus rekindling hopes for an end to the scourge by as early as the 31st instant.  Releases in the last two days  averaging almost 19 fresh cases[…]

Sierra Leone News: SLP: No Boots On The Ground

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

I can’t quite remember now, but I think it was Madam Hilary Clinton who said that any business is as good as the environment in which it operates. So also it is with the police force. Trust me any police outfit is as good as the citizens it serves. This is why the accusation normally[…]

Sierra Leone News: Debt relief urged for Ebola-affected countries

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have been urged to provide urgent debt relief to the three Ebola-hit countries  Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone  which are due to spend $100 million by the end of this year on external debt repayment. In 2015 the figure is expected to rise to $130 million  of[…]

Sierra Leone News: Banking in Sierra Leone A service or a favour?

Friday, December 12th, 2014

On the 20th of this month, I would have lived in Sierra Leone for 12 years. I was only 17 when I left Sierra Leone to study in the UK and had never experienced banking. I maintained a bank account in the UK for over 7 years and it did not warrant a conversation. One[…]

Sierra Leone News: How to Succeed in Business

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Work by design, not by default. Many people choose a career with minimal knowledge of what skills are needed, what the day-to-day work involves, and whether it’ll make them happy. Some start down one path, pulled toward one of the careers that recruit the hardest, where corporate profits are highest but employees are least satisfied.[…]

Sierra Leone News:Tribute to JPK Lamin

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:Tribute to JPK Lamin

Life, they say, is full of surprises. I half believed this until the death of J.P.K. Lamin. It came as a shock and I thought the person who phoned me was just up to some expensive and scary prank. When I signed off as Chairman of the Independent Media Commission (IMC) some weeks back, JPK[…]

Sierra Leone News:The Audacity of Poverty

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

For a long time it has been universally accepted that any development program worth its salt must have poverty reduction as its overarching objective. I keep saying that Ebola is basically the disease of the poor. Yes, it is the poor who see pure drinking water from a credible source as expensive because they merely[…]

Sierra Leone News:Is Sierra Leone ready for a 35 Year Old President?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

At a time when Sierra Leone, its neighbours and the international community join efforts to fight the deadly Ebola Virus Disease which has led to more than 7,000 fatalities in West Africa, a number of sensitive issues relating to the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone have evidently not been unattended to. This is against the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

They may very well be the ones that never got away. The outbreak of the Ebola virus stopped them in their tracks from travelling out for the Christmas holidays to London, the Americas, Australia and other far off places. Hardest hit among the group are a number of kids, first time travellers, who would have[…]


Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Let me at the outset warmly welcome the entire Nigerian Medical Task Force that has just arrived in all of our 18 local dialects, to complement the good works being undertaken by a host of other multinationals already on the ground, including of course their Sierra Leonean counterparts. God bless your efforts. Samples Awaiting Tests[…]