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Sierra Leone News: SO WE ARE NOT LAWLESS AFTER ALL!!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

One person I know that will never subscribe to the view that Sierra Leoneans are a generally lawless lot is Lady Clarice, and she would cite copious Biblical and contemporary secular references to justify her convictions. Lawless To her, lawlessness cannot logically apply to the citizenry of a country like ours in which an average[…]

Sierra Leone News: Interrogating Our Health System

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus. We have come this far in the Ebola fight amidst very challenging controversies, ambiguities, contradictions ironies and paradoxes. Surely we are nearing the end of this arduous and gruelling journey. Indeed we are badly bruised and quite down but of course definitely not out. Simply[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

DR Congo’s President tried by parliamentary proxy to relived the ageing proverb ”you will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” It turned out to be an end game because it brought chaos and deaths to many cities and towns in the usually troubled country. In it[…]

Sierra Leone News: Grabbing the Ebola Bull by the Horns

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Sometime ago I wrote under the Headline:” Waiting for the Golden Ebola Zeroes.” Well we are close to the zeroes and the signs are showing, we now getting single digits. President Koroma’s latest address to the Nation has been largely lauded by the majority of the citizenry. It is welcome news mainly because many people[…]

Sierra Leone News: You Said It

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Sierra Leone News: You Said It

In an effort to facilitate the re-opening of schools and moving beyond Pre-Ebola gains in the country’s educational system, the Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MEST) held a consultative meeting Wednesday 21 January at State House with other line ministries and development partners to discuss ways and putting in measures for the re-opening of[…]

Sierra Leone News: Guns & bullets kills you fool!!! No, no, no, the weight of my pen is heavier….

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Well, it’s good to be back, after four weeks break from the hustle and tussle in Freetown. I left Freetown, thinking that I will not miss anything, only to find myself wanting to change the date of my return two weeks after my arrival. Please don’t get me wrong, the old saying by Samuel Johnson[…]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola Laws Hardest Hit

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Just as women empowerment is critical to child survival, so is social accountability critical to democracy and good governance. As a nation we can hardly move forward wholesomely if the way we run our affairs is not firmly grounded on sound acceptable standards. We are chronically suffering from a truck load of levities and laxities.[…]

Sierra Leone News: The “Hazard Pay” conundrum; & irony of an incentive

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Background Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease back in May 2014, about 200 Sierra Leonean health workers have succumbed to the virus. Its ferocity on health workers has driven many underground. The government and its development partners- notably the World Bank- therefore devised the hazard pay, a bi- weekly incentive package. The rationale[…]

Sierra Leone News: P J Cole bags Queen’s Award

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: P J Cole bags Queen’s Award

A new award, to be presented by the Queen, and announced today, will honour PJ Cole, a young leader commended for his community work and fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. The new award recognises exceptional people aged 18-29, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives around[…]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola worsens health system in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: Ebola worsens health system in Sierra Leone

A popular radio show host of eastern Freetown, Ali Bai Kamara, 35, took his pregnant wife to a Kissy Clinic in Freetown for delivery. A popular radio host,was expecting their second child after 7 years of waiting. He left the clinic alone on August 24, 2014 in tears remembering only his wife’s goodbye message in[…]