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Dr Samura Kamara in 2014

Sierra Leone budget

What Sierra Leone’s budget did not say The Ebola outbreak last year seriously dented the country’s economic outlook. Now as the fightback begins to resuscitate the economy, those in charge of the country’s finances should be more open about the…

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IB Kargbo

Korthor IB: Guilty or not Guilty?

The Lebanese waste saga.  On the serious count of false pretence: guilty!  He presented himself as an adviser to the President, on that 7th of January letter when in fact, he was not.  He was and is a Member of Parliament. …

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Back to the Future

Prime Minister in Sierra Leone: After more than 40 years of a presidential political system, the country is set to return to a political regime under which a prime minister will have executive powers – as was the case in…

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World Bank Climate Change Plan

The World Bank Group today unveiled a new plan that calls for $16 billion in funding to help African people and countries adapt to climate change and build up the continent’s resilience to climate shocks. Titled Accelerating Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon…

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UN launches mass nutrition screening in South Sudan

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up its activities in South Sudan after the recently released Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)  revealed that nearly 237,000 children in the country are estimated…

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WHO’s Global tuberculosis report 2015

The fight against tuberculosis is paying off, with this year’s death rate nearly half of what it was in 1990. Nevertheless, 1.5 million people died from TB in 2014. Most of these deaths could have been prevented, according to WHO’s…

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AUC: New Trajectory for Education Science and Techology

The Meeting of Senior Experts of the First Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Education Science and Technology (EST) has begun at the AU Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Scores of participants including experts, Senior Education, Science and Technology Officials…

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Sage West Africa: Embracing the digital economy

Companies in Nigeria and the rest of the region who do not embrace the digital world will be at a serious disadvantage to their competitors West African enterprises that want to keep pace with a changing consumer, employee and business…

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The body of a suspected Ebola case in Sierra Leone is taken by an International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) team to the cemetery where it was buried in a dignified way. UN Photo/Martine Perret

African Union Ebola Briefing

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 553rd meeting held on 21 October 2015, received a briefing on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak and post-Ebola recovery efforts in the three most affected countries in…

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UNICEF: Good progress in combating polio

Never before in the history of polio have so few children in so few countries contracted the crippling virus – but we cannot rest until the number of cases is zero, UNICEF said on the eve of World Polio Day….

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