Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:27:38 GMT
Disowned by her family at 13 for falling pregnant
[Plan International] At eight months pregnant, 13-year-old Aisatu* sits in silence listening to music playing from a badly tuned FM radio. As dusk falls, Aisatu from Sierra Leone is another day closer to becoming a child mother -- something that she ...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:26:56 GMT
"I did not imagine that my parents would want me to go through FGM to get around their economic struggles."
[Plan International] Sierra Leonians are well known for their exuberant celebrations to mark the big occasions in their lives. People love to come together to celebrate momentous events such as anniversaries or achievements. 16-year-old Mary has alwa...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 07:24:19 GMT
Govt Tightens Restrictions After First 2 Coronavirus Cases
[VOA] Sierra Leone is the latest African country to launch a nationwide attack against the deadly coronavirus after two unrelated people tested positive for the virus in the capital, Freetown.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:21:07 GMT
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article Iv Consultation With Sierra Leone
[IMF] The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the 2019 Article IV consultation[1] with Sierra Leone on April 3, 2020. At the same time, the Board also completed the second review of Sierra Leone's performance under thei...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:43:29 GMT
IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Sierra Leone's Extended Credit Facility
[IMF] The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the second review of Sierra Leone's performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF).

Sierra Leone Patriotic Vanguard

Mental health effects of Covid-19 pandemic
By: Dr Abdul Jalloh, Specialist Psychiatrist, Freetown, Sierra Leone The mental health aspect of pandemic outbreaks often goes unrecognised. It largely determines the overall direction of the outcome in terms of morbidity and in some cases, mortali...

Canada's support for international efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
April 5, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada The COVID-19 pandemic is a global threat that does not recognize borders and can only be overcome through coordinated action all around the world. Canada continues to contribute to internation...

Coronavirus: The things the Sierra Leone government has done right
Commentary By Mustapha Wai, USA 1. What the government has done right The campaign started with the right "tone at the top" with President Bio treating the outbreak with the level of seriousness it deserves and acting in a timely manner. Vice Pres...

Sierra Leone: President Bio's popularity soars
Commentary By Mohamed Kamara, Freetown A public opinion poll conducted by a team of Satellite reporters has indicated that the Bio Administration has garnered increased support from patriotic Sierra Leoneans, irrespective of their political differ...

USA: Business as usual on display amid Coronavirus
By Mustapha S. Wai, Virginia, United States of America. _“America is going to need much more than an advanced healthcare system and a ready medical force. We are going to need the right “tone at the top” and a well informed and disciplined po...

Sierra Leone Standard Times

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:37:31 +0000
Sierra Leone takes Husband School to British Parliament
By Mohamed Konneh The Husband school project for the very first time was introduced in the British parliament. The husband school project is implemented by Fambul Initiative Network for Equality (FINE-SL) WITH Reverend George Buanni as it founder and...

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:35:14 +0000
Engineers without borders completes WATSAN Solar Project at Centennial Sec. School
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) have completed a 9-year WATSAN SOLAR Projects at Centennial Secondary School in Matru Jong. They are currently working at Mattru Hospital helping the hospital with their expertise. Dr. Lauretta Will Sillah, CEO of Peop...

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:56:53 +0000
Across Destinies of Exceptional Personalities
By Mouhamadou Bassirou Mbacké KÉBÉ   The month of March always rekindles vivid memories in us. It represents a special time of the year for us because it coincides with the remembrance to God of people who are dear to us, exceptional personalitie...

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:13:32 +0000
Environment Protection Agency and Partners hosts Workshop on the Abdijan Convention and its Protocols
The Environment Protection Agency in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, the West African Biodiversity and Climate Change Program and the Abidjan Convention had ended a three-day National Stakeholders Workshop from the 10th on to the ...

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:42:51 +0000
Chinese philanthropist donates to school pupils
By Abu Bakarr Kargbo Francis Guo is a goodhearted Chinese working in Sierra Leone who recently saw the need to extend humanitarian support to school pupils of the Makorbeh Village Primary School in the Port Loko District. School pupils in classes 1 a...