A disappointing setback

Our Correspondent Mercy Mwaura writes:

Schools are now back on and all is going well. The usual busy sounds can be heard filling the school grounds. There’s a feeling of things are back to normal and we’re almost forgetting the endless days of uncertainty that had gripped the country during the worst days of Ebola. But yesterday we were reminded that we still need to be vigilant when ... continue reading ...

Britain has reaffirmed its commitment to support the long term recovery of Sierra Leone

Speaking at the UN Secretary General’s International Conference on Ebola Recovery in New York, Justine Greening announced the UK government’s new two year package to support the government of Sierra Leone in its plan to recover from the outbreak.

read the full UK government announcement 

[Update on Ebola situation in Sierra Leone – extract from Sierra ... continue reading ...

Makeni life

617859Two woman and a baby in a village near the city of Makeni, in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone – (UN photo).

Makeni laboratory is leading further study of Ebola virus

News from medicalxpress.com

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 ...