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Former British High Commissioner, Peter Penfold, writes on Ebola in Sierra Leone

15 Jan

penfoldI have now been here two weeks. During my last visit in April the first cases of ebola had appeared. Deaths had been reported in Sierra Leone and before that in the neighboring countries of Guinea and Liberia. Only MSF (Medicins Sans Frontieres) were warning of the seriousness of the outbreak but at the time no one was heeding the warnings, neither the local governments nor the international community. Since then the ebola virus has ravaged this part of West Africa. Continue reading

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Peter Penfold: A Friend’s View on Sierra Leone at 50

19 Sep

penfoldActive Service In Sierra Leone

History has it that one of the few foreign nationals that stood by the people of Sierra Leone during their darkest days of rebel incursion was Peter Penfold. His acts were chronicled to be from one of those whose individualistic tendencies to appreciate human feeling radiated across various lives in a terrible situation. Continue reading

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