Sierra Leone

President Julius Maada Bio explains why massive investment in mental health matters in present-day Sierra Leone

President Dr Julius Maada Bio has said at the commissioning of the renovated Sierra Leone Psychiatric Teaching Hospital Complex, SLPTH, that mental health intervention is within government’s overarching human capital development priority.

How the ‘Gender Model Family’ is changing communities in remote Sierra Leone

We are escorted into the bush of mainly palm trees about half a mile or more from the dwellings of Kamasu village, Tunkia Chiefdom, Kenema District, Eastern Sierra Leone. The villagers say they only allowed us because we are journalists. The rule is that during this COVID-19 ‘no strangers are allowed’.

Sierra Leone: When statements are meaningless to a hungry man

The catchphrase by politicians is always ‘our people have our full support’. No, in no way have elected officials stand for the rights and needs of Sierra Leoneans, instead it’s the poor and vulnerable people who always make the sacrifice – year in and year out – hoping that a day will come when for an individual to steer the already broken system to the right path.