Our chief correspondent roams across the news agenda bringing both light and shade to his topical reports.
You want the good news or the bad?
Ok – you’ve taken a lot of the bad this week so let’s do the positive: the Sierra Leonian positive.
So I am inside the Sierra Leonean funded Hastings Hospital near Freetown this morning.
I bump into the country’s deputy health minister, the redoubtable Madina Rahman, 33 years a teaching nurse in a New Jersey teaching hospital and not about to take any of the proverbial from anyone at all.
Amid the sombre disposal of Freetown’s dead, a pharmacist who treated Ebola sufferers follows in their footsteps.
Many query why the response has been so slow to Ebola from Europe and you can certainly argue not enough was done in the early months. But the work is getting underway – and it’s making
Like unaccompanied minors – not in an airport but in life – they stand there as the Unicef Jeep rolls into the village, silently holding out their nameplates.
The Sierra Leone government says it will pay $5,000 compensation for every health worker to die from Ebola.
Osman Gbondo lies dead under a tree. His wife Aminata lies 200 metres away, blood oozing from her mouth. We are in Devil Hole Junction, an hour’s drive from Freetown.
Alex Thomson reports from Freetown, Sierra Leone, where there is no ebola hospital. The coming weeks are “critical”, the Red Cross says.
Why did the UK government ever think that the vetting of participants in a scheme to train Libyan soldiers in the UK could be left to the Libyans, when that country was in a state of collapse?
The need for proper investigation of Serena’s death is obvious and pressing and should happen at once. Conclusions without evidence are wrong, stupid and distasteful.