Opening presentation of Richard Howitt, European Union Chief Observer for the EU Election Observation Mission Preliminary Assessment to the Sierra Leone elections, given at Freetown, Sierra Leone, 19 November 2012.
Life is changing... So much is happening... yet at the forefront of my mind these days are the forthcoming Sierra Leone Elections. Praying for so many things with regards to that but at the top of the list, is the prayer for PEACE!
Lindy Waldron of East Sussex is a former community nurse and woman with ovarian cancer. Like many women – and despite being a nurse - Lindy ignored her symptoms for months before visiting her GP. After a convoluted referral path she was finally diagnosed with the most advanced stage of ovarian cancer.
Below is a snippet from an article by Simon Akam as featured in The Economist. It profiles a fairly new and much needed business venture; Flash Vehicle Rentals owned by a 30 year old Canadian, David Dobrowolski. It is an interesting feature which concludes that the key to running a successful car hire business in Sierra Leone is to also have a good breakdown service for various reasons highlighted within the article.
DAVID SENGEH is a native of Sierra Leone, who graduated from Harvard College in 2010 (Engineering Sciences) before joining the MIT Biomechatronics Group for his Masters. His research investigates ways by which we can intimately connect man and machine comfortably. David’s interests include human anatomy, material science, medical devices, and CAD/CAM processes. He has previously worked with the National Rehabilitation Center of Sierra Leone. He is the founder of Global Minimum Inc (www.gmin.org) - an international NGO that has distributed over 10,500 mosquito nets in Sierra Leone over the past 4 years. David will design and prototype the prosthetic improvement kits and work with prosthetists to test the devices.