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30 Apr 2010 description

Key Trends Since 2000

- Agricultural research and development (R&D) expenditures in Sierra Leone more than doubled between 2001 and 2009 in response to the end of a decade of civil war and efforts to reconstruct the country's agricultural R&D system. Despite this high increase, funding levels are still too low and irregular to allow for a timely and effective rehabilitation.

- The Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) was established in 2007 as the primary national agricultural research institute.

26 Mar 2010 description

The general public is hereby informed that a coalition of technical workers, including doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and laboratory technicians, have instituted strike action in government hospitals especially in the western area and are withholding their professional services from citizens of this country.

This has caused untold suffering to people who are sick and hospitalised, emergency patients and others requiring out-patient services. The strike action has not been sanctioned through official channels and is therefore an illegal activity.