About the Reporters

This site features reports submitted entirely by Radar trainees across Sierra Leone. Since internet access is limited, most of them will be submitting text reports via SMS through Radar’s Hub system.



“The team at On Our Radar worked tirelessly to get us on-the-ground reports from Sierra-Leonians on what everyday life is like under the spectre of Ebola. Their voices gave a vivid picture and were full of emotion: from the fear of being cut off from family; to outrage at the loss of work and income; to the sheer boredom of not being able to hang out with your mates and watch football. They helped to take us away from hospital tents and Western charity workers to give us the story of the real lives and real people.” Stephanie Degroote, Senior Producer, Sky News

“Your reporters are doing such a great job in horrific circumstances – I shall make sure we can use them as much as possible in the Guardian’s reporting.” Caroline Bannock, The Guardian

“I have been struck by the talent and dedication of On Our Radar reporters in Sierra Leone. Amjata Bayoh is a case in point. He has helped us reach people directly affected by ebola, working under very difficult circumstances, with vulnerable contributors. The stories we’ve heard are a valuable contribution to our continued ebola coverage on Outside Source.” Zoe Murphy, BBC Outside Source

Patrick Lahai
Patrick Lahai is a student and double amputee based in Bo.
Elizabeth Katta
Elizabeth Katta is a women’s rights activist based in Bo.
Moses Kortu
Moses Kortu is based in Kailahun, Koindu District. His SMS reporting on the Ebola outbreak has been featured by the BBC and Channel 4 news.
Mariama Jalloh
Mariama Jalloh is a student based in Kabala, Koinadugu District.
Mohamed Kamara
Mohamed Camara is a community organiser in Susan’s Bay slum, Freetown.
Amjata Bayoh
Amjata Bayoh is a medical professional based in Freetown.
Nusratu Coker
Nusratu Coker is a Radar trainee based in Freetown.
Sulaiman ‘Sixty’ Kamara
Sixty Camara is a former gold miner based in Makeni, Bombali District.
Abu Bakarr Kargbo
Abu Bakarr Kargbo is a journalist based in Freetown.
John F Sillah
John F. Sillah is a disabled reporter based in Kabala, Koinadugu District.
Tamba Tengbeh
Tamba Tengbeh is a trainee reporter from Freetown
Seray Bangura
Seray Bangura is a Radar reporter based in Freetown
Amadu Bah
Amadu Bah reports from the Koinadugu district in Kabala with a basic mobile phone handset.