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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By On Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Sierra Leone:-The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC),transformed into the National Ebola Response Centre, NERC. (Press Release)

  PRESS RELEASE (17th October 2014) THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT AS THE UNPRECEDENTED OUTBREAK OF THE DREADFUL EBOLA DISEASE CONTINUES TO CLAIM THE LIVES OF MANY OF OUR CITIZENS, OUR FRIENDS AND More...

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By On Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Sierra Leone: ‘We Will Not Export Ebola’ – President Koroma Assures

 Government of Sierra Leone (Freetown) 15 OCTOBER 2014 President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 15th October received the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 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...

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By On Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Sierra Leone: WFP Starts Biggest One-Day Food Distribution in Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone

 17th October,2014 Freetown — The distribution in the suburb of Waterloo will be the biggest one-off food distribution in the country since the start of the Ebola outbreak. WFP mobilized 700 aid workers 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...

Cuban health workers unload medical supplies at Freetown's airport to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. Charities say the UK flight decision closes a vital humanitarian corridor to the country.
By On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Ebola: UK cancels resumption of direct flights to Sierra Leone

 The first direct flights to resume from the UK to Sierra Leone have been cancelled after the British government revoked Gambia Bird’s recently granted permit because of fears over Ebola. Cuban health workers More...

The Country Lodge, pictured above, is one the priciest hotels in Sierra Leone. Up above the city in a secluded location, it is a respite for the wealthy
By On Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Ebola: A Wake Up Call To Sierra Leone’s Upper Class

 By:- Sheka Forna* I recently returned to my hometown of Freetown, Sierra Leone, after 6 weeks in Europe, and found myself surprisingly relieved by the state of the country. Belying some of the more hysterical More...

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By On Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Sierra Leone:-Ebola threatens to create a new generation of illiterate and uneducated

 By: Zainab Tunkara Clarkson* Apart from the health and environmental woes that ebola has brought upon us, we now have the added problem of it producing a new generation of illiterate citizens. Zainab Tunkara More...