Makeni laboratory is leading further study of Ebola virus

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A team of British scientists, part of the international effort to curb further spread of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, has released its first dataset of the virus’ genetic structure online. The dataset will allow the global scientific community to monitor the pathogen’s evolution in real-time and conduct research that can lead to more effective strategies against ... continue reading ...

A positive turning point as Tonkolili iron ore mine restarts

speech  tonkolili iron oreOn 6th May President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma officially signalled the recommencement of Tonkolili Iron Ore operations by Shandong Iron and Steel Group which now has 100% ownership of the mines. [Tonkolili is situated 50km south-east of Makeni].

Describing the recommencement of mining operations by Shandong as a positive turning point in the country’s quest for economic development, President ... continue reading ...

Summer Songs Event – June 6th

Encouraged by the promising news that no new cases of Ebola were confirmed in the Bombali District, which includes Makeni, during the whole of April, we’re looking forward to our next fundraising event on Saturday 6th June, a concert given by the very popular Sheffield Folk Chorale.

Since 2001 the Sheffield Folk Chorale has raised over £16,000 for charities – mainly local. ... continue reading ...

Boniface S Kamara – called to the Bar

188We congratulate our friend Boniface S Kamara. After many years of study, and over seven months after having passed the Bar final exams he finally saw his dream come true during the call to the Bar ceremony last Friday. He is now enrolled into the register of qualified Barristers and Solicitors of the High Court of Sierra Leone. Boniface was a great help to us when we were in Makeni and has ... continue reading ...

Latest report about our partners in Makeni

The current position of the Ebola Virus Disease around Makeni
Here in Makeni we were all very optimistic when the country started to record lower numbers of new cases and this trend has continued over the last couple of months countrywide.  There are now four districts that have had no positive cases recorded for over the official 42 days.  There are four other districts ... continue reading ...