The UK Government’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) publishes this economic factsheet which summarises key economic data for Sierra Leone on just 2 pages. It offers a snapshot of economic data under headings such as trade/investment, economic development and government finance.
In November we received an update from Fr Joe Turay at the University of Makeni:
“We have just started the new academic year and the student body is gradually growing. We now have a student population of about four thousand students. We have come a long way and we sincerely thank you and members of the Makeni Trust Fund for all your contributions.
Makeni Trust fund has helped us build staff
Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has reimposed a month-long nationwide curfew as part of new measures aimed at curbing rising Covid-19 cases. The country is grappling with a third wave, which the government says has seen both infections and fatalities rise exponentially.
Other measures include:
- congregational worship banned for a month,
The UK delivered this statement on Sierra Leone at the 38th Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), in May 2021, sharing recommendations to improve their human rights record.
The United Kingdom recognises Sierra Leone’s progress on human rights issues since its 2016 review, most notably in the field of media freedom. We call on Sierra Leone to ensure these principles of freedom of expression
“The Makeni-Sheffield Project is a collaboration between a core team of master’s students of the University of Sheffield and partners at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK), including students and staff. Together, we believe that the connection between Makeni and Sheffield is special and deserves to be strengthened.
Our objectives are to compile and show off