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President Bio announces Sierra Leone’s first strategic plan for the nursing profession

Yesterday, Tuesday 19 March 2019, president Julius Maada Bio formally recognised the sacrifices and hard work of nurses and midwives in Sierra Leone, as he announced the country’s first Strategic Plan for developing the nursing and midwifery profession.


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The economic lives of young women in the time of Ebola and lessons from an empowerment program. Digital School Census in 10 Weeks? How it was done in Sierra Leone. Note: This blog is specifically about Sierra Leone’s successful transition to a digital school census but has broader implications for o


Sierra Leone: Declaring Sexual Violence and Rape as National Emergency Doesn’t Fix Problem

Sexual violence and rape are now a national emergency in Sierra Leone. President Julius Maada Bio declared it so last month. He set up an ambitious series of measures to address the issue in the west African country, such as free hospital care to victims, special police and court divisions, life imp


Sierra Leone’s oldest girls school marks 170 years, Cam Si Di AWOGA pride

If you didn’t know that the Annie Walsh Memorial School celebrated its 170th anniversary this past weekend then you were under a rock. In the lead up to the annual Thanksgiving service of Sierra Leone’s oldest girls school, the AWOGAs, as the old girls association flooded their timelines with school


Sierra Leone’s free quality education is failing the most vulnerable children

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019:. Sierra Leone President – Julius Maada Bio’s declaration of free, quality education for primary and secondary school children, has been applauded by many at home and abroad as a major step forward in helping to transform the degenerating


DNA From 200-Year-Old Pipe Links Enslaved Woman to Sierra Leone

Since unearthing the remains of a stone-walled slave quarters at Maryland’s Belvoir plantation in 2015, archaeologists have discovered an array of artifacts believed to have been used by the enslaved men and women who labored at the site. Among the buttons, ceramic sherds and animal bones that litte


Sierra Leone woman settles with healthcare provider who allegedly disclosed her HIV-positive status

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Sierra Leone woman who claims a nurse working for her health care provider illegally and improperly disclosed her HIV-positive medical status has been settled and ended.


Sierra Leone appoints four new Supreme Court Judges

After the unceremonious and unconstitutional sacking of vice president Sam Sumana in 2015 by president Ernest Bai Koroma with the help of the country’s Supreme Court Judges who endorsed his decision, many in Sierra Leone could not wait to see the backs of those Judges who were complicit in the forme


Mother reunites with stranger she trusted to get her child out of Sierra Leone 15 years ago

Imagine being so desperate for your child's safety that you put her in the hands of a complete stranger and rely on him to do the right thing? That's the situation one mother faced 15 years ago, as she tried to get her daughter out of a war-ravaged nation and to the U.S. for medical care.


Sierra Leone agriculture minister launches agribusiness support service for farmers

Sierra Leone’s minister of agriculture and forestry, Mr. Joseph Jonathan Ndanema, yesterday launched an induction programme for beneficiaries of the Agribusiness Services Matching Grant (ASMG).


Sierra Leone: David Sengeh named World Economic Forum 2019 Young Global Leader

David Moi Sengeh (32), has been named a 2019 World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader. Every year WEF selects a small elite group of citizens under 40 who are transforming their communities and the world for good.


Jane Goodall returns to Sierra Leone chimp sanctuary fighting the odds

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Jane Goodall visited a chimpanzee sanctuary in Sierra Leone on Thursday that has taken on the veteran primatologist’s mission to protect the animals threatened by deforestation, disease and hunting.


Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission cracks down on judiciary

Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis Ben Kaifala has vowed to go wherever evidence of corruption and bribery leads, in an effort to win the fight against corruption which has been declared by president Julius Maada Bio.


Improving human rights compliance in Sierra Leone’s Correctional Services

March 5, 2019-Freetown, Sierra Leone: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights UNDP organized a follow-up training for middle and senior-level personnel of the Sierra Leone Correctional Services (SLCS) on the application of th


Brazil Ambassador to Sierra Leone visits cocoa farms in Kenema and Kailahun

Following last week’s discussions between the Ambassador of Brazil to Sierra Leone – Kaiser Araujo and the Sierra Leone Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) Executive Chairman – Dr. James Vibbi, the ambassador has visited cocoa farms in Kenema and Kailahun Districts on the 6th to 8th March 2019 to obtain


Sierra Leone: LAJ, Kao Denero join Kai in video for ‘Fit Yai Corner’ (WATCH)

Sierra Leone’s top two hip-hop artists LAJ and Kao Denero have put a decade long rivalry aside in this latest collaboration with new comer Kai. Alhaji ‘King Boss Laj’ Bah and Dennis ‘Kao Denero’ Amara Turay just released ‘fit yai’ corner’ their first music video ever.


Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Rescues Two Fishermen in the Gulf of Guinea

GULF OF GUINEA — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) conducted a rescue-at-sea of two fishermen, who were presumed dead, approximately 40 miles south of Sierra Leone in the Gulf of Guinea, March 14, 2019.


How has Sierra Leone’s judiciary fared in the last ten years?

Dr Sama Banya (Puawui): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019:. The honourable Samuel Beccles Davies was the Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone in May 1997, when the misguided Corporal Gborie and his friends overthrew the democratically elected President of Sierra Leone and installed Majo


Sierra Leone: Surprising New Travel Destination

Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world is climbing up the destination bucket list. Sierra Leone is listed as the eighth poorest country in the world, and it’s probably one of the last places on your travel bucket list.


Gender Equality in Sierra Leone is still a dream, writes Vickie Remoe on #WomensDay

When I saw the UN #WomensDay theme, ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, and Innovate for Change’ I felt it was a reach for Sierra Leone. How can we innovate for gender equality and women’s empowerment when access to fundamental rights eludes the majority of our women. How do we use technology to disrupt Sier