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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Six Lessons from the Governance of Ebola in Kenema District As today marks 112th day in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola, it is clear that the country is fighting a war where the enemy is gaining the upper hand. A national lockdown has been announced giving a 3-day sick holiday for people to stay home[...]

Sierra Leone News: Letter to The Editor: Bravo SLAJ President

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

I read with dismay reports in few – AWOKO, CONCORD TIMES, AWARENESS TIMES, THE NATIONALIST – newspapers published Wednesday September, 17, 2014 on the meeting between Members of Parliament and, in the main The Press, which took place in Committee Room No. 1 Parliament Building, the previous day aimed at “addressing some of the issues[...]

Sierra Leone News: Letter to the Editors: Medical personnel should be used to fight Ebola

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

It is with a deep sense of grief and a deep-seated angst that I write this piece. As the country loses her fourth medical doctor to the cold hands of the Ebola Virus Disease threatening our very existence as a nation and bent on making nonsense of the lives of our healthcare workers, it is[...]

Sierra Leone News: War against Ebola

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Dr Olivette Buck is the first female doctor to catch the virus and again the first to die . She is the fourth doctor to have died from this virus and we are yet to find a solution of preventing our doctors from dying. Ebola patients don’t tell the truth about their status, putting these[...]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Monday, September 15th, 2014

When a female friend of mine spoke to me on Skype from budget-deficit Greece the other day stating her hope that the dreaded Ebola disease would phase out by December this year at the latest, it was only then that it dawned on me that we are on the tip of the exit for the[...]


Monday, September 15th, 2014

By now every sierra Leonean of sound mind ought to have been traumatized several times over in the last three months even at the mere mention of the dreadful disease “Ebola”. As for me, I have died several times over (figuratively) from paranoia, not driven by a possibility error on my part to inadvertently and[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola Shutdown Issues

Friday, September 12th, 2014

To say that as at now, when it comes to the Ebola carnage, everybody in Sierra Leone is scarily confused, is a gross understatement. Often and again our reactions to statements by the international community belies that confusion. Sometimes, it becomes very difficult as to who and what to believe. Clear and unequivocal statements and[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola what can we learn from the Ugandan experience?

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Up until this year, the largest Ebola outbreak the world had witnessed occurred towards the end of 2000 in Uganda, centered around the town of Gulu. By the time the outbreak was eventually contained, some 425 patients had been infected with the virus, of whom 224 died (Case Fatality Rate = 53%). Are there lessons[...]


Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

A Survey Report has indicated that government is making headway in the fight against corruption by showing strong commitment in tackling petty and grand corruption, including bribery. According to the National Corruption Survey Report 2013 (NCSR), 83% of the respondents surveyed said government is breaking grounds and has placed unprecedented political will and huge financial[...]

Sierra Leone News: Travelogue: Freetown-Beijing, via Paris

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Travelogue: Freetown-Beijing, via Paris

Travelling by air, many believe is the safest, most comfortable means but ironically the deadly or most devastating (in times of crash) means of transport. And when a person is faced with such a fact, he or she may be tempted to develop fear of boarding a flight even in the extreme medical or other[...]