Sierra Leone:-The Incompetence Of Sierra Leone’s Ruling Class Is Destroying Our Ability To Develop.

A slum in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

 By: Augustine Sorie-sengbe Marrah* Sheka Forna’s op-ed, “Ebola: A Wake Up Call To Sierra Leone’s Upper Class,” is one of those brilliant yet rare writings emerging from the ruins of the Athens of West Africa –as Sierra Leone used to be known– that can inspire younger folks to spill the ink and not the bullets. A slum in Freetown, Sierra More...

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A panel convenes to discuss the complex implications of curbing illicit financial flows, as an innovative means of financing development in Africa during the 9th African Development Forum held in Marrakech, Morocco.
By On Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Tracking Africa’s Stolen Billions

 Illicit financial flows are a major drain on Africa’s resources for development. International coordination is needed to slow the flow of stolen assets. A panel convenes to discuss the complex implications More...

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By On Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Africa Can Be Its Own ‘Switzerland’

 By Busani Bafana Marrakech — Africa has the capacity to access at least 200 billion dollars for sustainable development investment but it will remain a slave to foreign aid unless it improves the climate More...

A health worker stands outside Connaught Hospital, after the arrival of patient with symptoms of the Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone (file photo)
By On Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Sierra Leone: How an Ebola Clinic Works. (Opinion)

 OPINION By: Kathryn Stinson* Can you tell us who you were living with before you came here? The health promoter shouts across the fence. A health worker stands outside Connaught Hospital, after the arrival More...

Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Piot questioned
By On Saturday, October 18th, 2014

EBOLA:-The World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa

 LONDON (AP)— In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff More...

Sierra Leone's national team at a training session in Abidjan
By On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Sierra Leone’s Soccer Team Struggles With Stigma Over Ebola Outbreak

 YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon — Fans taunt them with chants of “Ebola.” Some opponents have hesitated to shake their hands or engage in the traditional swapping of jerseys. Humiliating medical screenings have become More...

International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands
By On Sunday, October 12th, 2014

IS THE SUBMISSION OF PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA TO THE ICC SUFFICIENT ENOUGH TO PIERCE THE AU’S IMMUNITY RESOLUTION VEIL?

 By Rashid Justice Dumbuya* A cold war between the ICC and African leaders had long persisted. But things took a wrong turn when President Umar Al Bashir and later President UHURU KENYATTA of Kenya were indicted More...

Lancaster House, House (file photo)
By On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

President Koroma misses London Ebola talks after plane break-down

 Freetown: (AFP) Britain hosted an international conference on Thursday to help organise the fight against Ebola in its former colony Sierra Leone, but the African nation`s president could not attend because More...

Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute and chief investigator of the trials with an Ebola vaccine his organization developed, holds a vial of the vaccine.
By On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Ebola Researchers Have A Radical Idea: Rush A Vaccine Into The Field

 By: CAITLIN DICKERSON Today, the World Health Organization concludes a two-day meeting to discuss a radical idea: bringing a vaccine into the field without having tested its effectiveness. Adrian Hill, director More...

Healthcare workers spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Tanya Bindra/AP
By On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

UK To Spend £20m More On Anti-Ebola Effort In Sierra Leone

 The UK will spend a further £20m on the care of Ebola patients and prevention of the disease in Sierra Leone, in addition to the £100m it has already committed, the government has announced. Healthcare workers More...