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FEATURES
As Liberia suffers Danger of Survivors’ Transmission: Ernest Bai Koroma Warns Survivors to Delay Having Sex
One of the key messages that the President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has been taking around the country during his acclaimed social mobilisation efforts, is for survivors of Ebola Virus Disease to refrain from having sex with their partners for at least 3 months after their blood tested negative. In a similar vein, President Koroma has also been advising lactating female survivors to avoid breastfeeding their children. This
Mar 26, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP & 37% Dilemma
When people complained about excess votes, some in SLPP retorted that nobody stopped other areas from bringing ‘everybody’ out to vote. In other words, in SLPP areas, every “body” voted.
Mar 26, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
UNION OF YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS SIERRA LEONE
Our organizations, working under the Umbrella of The Union of Youth Organizations Sierra Leone have been following the matters relating to the erstwhile Vice President, Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana, and the appointment of Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh as Vice President. We are also aware that the matter has been placed before the Supreme Court for determination of the constitutionality, or otherwise, of these actions
Mar 26, 2015, 17:00

EDITORIALS
Sierra Leone: That Police Public Notice!
Inside today’s edition, we are running a Public Notice issued by the Inspector General of Police. Whilst we wish to commend the Police for a proactive step taken, we also, as a newspaper want to come out to strongly condemn Police for turning a blind eye when citizens last week came out in T-shirts to gather on the streets waving placards.
Mar 25, 2015, 17:15

FEATURES
This Medical Doctor was Right Afterall as Lawyer Margai Says Section 41 is not only at Election Time
Inside Pages of 1996 Graduation Page showing the names of Medical Doctors and Lawyers who graduated that year
Accompanying this update are scanned pages from the 14th December 1996 Convocation Ceremony of the University of Sierra Leone. On that day, I graduated with my second university degree (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery). I got my first degree in Basic Medical Sciences in 1993. If you look on the page where my name is listed down, you will see that alongside us six medical doctors who graduated in 1996, the Law Faculty had twelve who graduated with degrees of Bachelor of Laws.
Mar 25, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
As he Proves President Correctly Interpreted Section 41, Charles F. Margai Confirms Abdulai Conteh is Wrong!
There has been shocking revelation to radio listeners when Charles Francis Margai unwittingly confirmed that interpretation of Section 41 of the Constitution by President Koroma is 100% accurate meaning it is Dr. Abdulai Conteh who is wrong. Mr. Margai made this revelation inadvertently during an interview with FM98.1 Radio yesterday March 24th 2015.
Mar 25, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 24th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,528 as follows:
Mar 25, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone Government Has Paid March Salaries
THE GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WISHES TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT SALARIES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015 HAVE BEEN PAID.
Mar 25, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Welthungerhilfe commended for community involvement in Ebola fight
A German International Non Government Organization Welthungerhilfe (WHH) has been applauded by the Government of Sierra Leone and Ebola Response Partners for their community driven approach towards the fight against Ebola as infection rate drops significantly across the country.
Mar 25, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IDT Labs Set To Transform Sierra Leone Through ICT Solutions
One of the leading ICT solution providers in Sierra Leone, IDT Labs, has unveiled its plans to transform Sierra Leone through effective ICT solutions. This comes after the company has successfully completed the re-verification exercise of thousands of health workers working across the country in the Ebola response program led by the National Ebola Response center and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The exercise was meant to enhance the efficiency and accuracy with which the administrative systems in the health sector were administered.
Mar 25, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone on the Road to Rejuvenation... Moseray Fadika & Chinese to Resume AML
State House has, in a news release, announced that the Board Chairman of Shandong Steel Company of China, Mr Ren Hao and the acting Chief Executive Officer of Tonkolili Iron Ore, Sierra Leone born Mr Moseray Fadika have assured President Koroma of “strong commitment and willingness to re-commence mining operations in the country by mid-April, 2015” as debt owed by African Minerals Limited (AML) has been bought by the Chinese group.
Mar 24, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 23rd March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,520 as follows:
Mar 24, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Concern Worldwide teaches Tonkolili to ‘Engage Men’ for Gender Equality
Concern Worldwide, an NGO operating within the Tonkolili district has this month ended a one-day learning workshop that aimed to promote a concept of engaging men into the strives of women for gender equality. The project titled “ENGAGING MEN” was implemented in six chiefdoms within the district whilst the workshop itself was held on March 12th 2015 at the Tonkolili District Council Conference hall in Magburaka. It attracted a high number of prominent personalities including beneficiaries from the six operational chiefdoms.
Mar 24, 2015, 17:04

NEWS
Sierra Leone’s envoy showcases country’s potentials in Dubai
Riyadh, March 23 (SLENA) - Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates has showcased the country’s investment potentials across various sectors at a recently organized ‘Doing Business in Africa’ seminar held at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower in Dubai.
Mar 24, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : APC Germany Branch Chairman Commends New Vice President
Chairman of the APC Germany Branch and European Alliance, Mr. Mohamed Bangura has commended President Koroma for the appointment of Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh as Vice President of Sierra Leone. The swearing-in ceremony attracted ministers, parliamentarians, government officials and diplomats last week at State House in the capital Freetown.
Mar 24, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP is Trying to Solve its Serious 37% Dilemma
Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, an honorary executive member of ruling All Peoples Congress party and a close political ally of President Koroma, has slammed at Opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) for "orchestrating much drama around baseless allegations that the President has acted in an unconstitutional manner by filling the V.P. vacancy caused when former VP Sam Sumana lost his APC membership".
Mar 23, 2015, 12:16

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leone: Pondering March 21st 1967 & the SLPP’s 37% Dilemma
March 21st 2015: Today March 21st marks the 48th anniversary of the date Lieutenant Hinga Norman pointed a pistol at President Siaka Stevens, the duly elected Prime Minister of Sierra Leone who was on that date being sworn in with his top APC loyalists including my grandfather, S.A.J. Pratt by his side. It was the first use of VIOLENCE to thwart a democratic process in Sierra Leone.
Mar 23, 2015, 12:15

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
President Ernest Bai Koroma launches National ‘Zero Ebola’ Campaign
Sierra Leone has made tremendous progress in the fight against Ebola. Through clear and decisive action, we have seen a major decline in case numbers since December 2014 and yesterday we recorded zero cases nationwide. Communities in all parts of Sierra Leone have demonstrated that they have the power to stop Ebola – yet we are still seeing new cases every week, each with the potential to infect many more people.
Mar 23, 2015, 12:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 22nd March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,518 as follows:
Mar 23, 2015, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLRA Opens Bid Documents for Waterloo & Mile 91 Road Rehabilitation
On Friday 20th March 2015, the Sierra Leone Road Authority (SLRA) opened bids in front of respective bidders who bid for rehabilitation of roads within the Western Area Rural District of Waterloo and also within YoniBana (from Mile 88 to Mile 91). In a bid to ensure transparency, the SLRA invited stakeholders such as: the Anti-Corruption Commission and the media to witness this event held at the SLRA conference room.
Mar 23, 2015, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLCB Donates To The ABC Secretariat
The Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Limited (SLCB) has donated office equipment to the ABC Secretariat. The Bank donated a Dell Optiplex 3020 Desktop Computer, AP LaserJet Printer P3015D and a 650volts UPS Back-up system.
Mar 23, 2015, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NATCOM Boss Urges Sierratel to go Nationwide
Amongst the numerous goals he had scored since his appointment as Chairman of the National Telecommunications Company (NATCOM) Board, Momoh Konte has now urged the management of Sierratel to ensure that the company’s services be extended cut across the country.
Mar 23, 2015, 12:04

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Dr. Sylvia Blyden's Opinion on Appointment of a New Vice President
This form of party control becomes of even more importance for the Presidency. This is why although an MP can be elected as an independent candidate, nobody can ever dream of being elected as President of Sierra Leone if you do not have a party backing your candidacy. The reason is simple. The powerful executive Presidency MUST be under some form of control of the masses; in this case, the Presidency is under the control of members of the All Peoples Congress. This is one of the most critical elements in 1991 Democratic Constitution; the ability for a powerful sitting President to be under some control by his party's membership.
Mar 23, 2015, 12:03

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) through the IPFMIC project or the MTEF allocation in FY 2015 budget has set aside funds for its operation during its Financial year 2015. It is intended that part of the proceeds of the funds will be used to cover eligible payment under the contract for the provision of fund to solicit consulting services for the Harmonization of salaries and condition of service for sub-vented Institutions. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (herein after referred to as the client) seeks Expression of interests from professionals or duly registered and licensed firms.
Mar 23, 2015, 12:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
WAICA Reinsurance to expand across Africa,otheres
WAICA Reinsurance to expand across Africa,otheres
Mar 23, 2015, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : $10,000 CAN SAVE HER LIFE....
Isatu Bah, a 21 year old was a volunteer Nurse at the Makeni Government Hospital since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. Whilst on duty attending to patients that were admitted at the hospital on the 18th November last year she fell down the steps and sustained spinal injury. The spinal injury she sustained on that day was only discovered after an X Ray analysis was conducted in Freetown. The doctor who analysed the X Ray stated that my sister needs to be flown out of Sierra Leone for an urgent surgery.
Mar 20, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Gets New VP
His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has March 19th 2015, filled the vacancy in Office of Vice-President. Hon. Victor Bockarie Foh, the former Ambassador to China was appointed. State House says Ambassador Foh is coming in with a wealth of experience having served as an administrator in almost all the districts nationwide.
Mar 20, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 19th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,508 as follows:
Mar 20, 2015, 17:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Is Appointment Constitutional?
Our Constitution was written to be read as a holistic document and not piecemeal. Reading it holistically, an over-riding emphasis on political party control over elected politicians is visible throughout the Constitution.... So taking the matter for Supreme Court interpretation is all good. Outcome will set a precedent and will surely strengthen our democratic credentials.
Mar 20, 2015, 17:08

NEWS
Egypt’s President Invites Pres. Koroma
Sierra Leone over the weekend joined a good number of world leaders, diplomats, Executives of Multinational Companies, Consultancy Experts at the Egypt Economic Development Forum held at the International Congress Centre in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt.
Mar 20, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Government of Sierra Leone and World Bank Group hold Energy Sector Review Mission
Freetown, March 19, 2015 - - The Government of Sierra Leone and its Energy Sector Counterparts from the World Bank Group started a mission Monday March 16, 2015, with the aim of holding discussions with the Government on energy sector priorities and reviewing the performance of the Bank's portfolio of projects currently under implementation.
Mar 20, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : CDC Foundation Hands Over $4 Million Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Complex to Health Ministry
Freetown, Mar. 18, 015 (MOHS) - The Centre for Disease Control Foundation (CDC) USA has handed over the newly constructed $4 Million Centre for Disease Control Complex to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation at a ceremony held on Wednesday March 18, 2015 at Cockril in Freetown.
Mar 20, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IPAS: ‘No woman should die by expressing her reproductive health choices’
Strongly condemning Sierra Leone’s 1861 Abortion law, IPAS Country Director and Senior Policy Adviser, Valerie Tucker, said women should be free to express their reproductive health choices. “No woman should die by expressing her reproductive health choices, such as aborting an unwanted pregnancy,” said Valerie adding that no matter what, women will try to exercise their reproductive rights.
Mar 20, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 3-Days Shutdown as WHO Praises “Tremendous Progress”
On March 18th 2015, as Dr. Margaret Chan, the World Health Organization Director General praised Sierra Leone for “making tremendous progress” from dismal state of Ebola virus infections of Year 2014, she also warned that “The virus is a very tricky virus” as she urged for vigilance to be maintained. Chan was speaking to journalists yesterday March 18th 2015 at a press conference in Middle East. She expressed hope that the outbreak will soon be over.
Mar 19, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 18th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,502 as follows:
Mar 19, 2015, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Between Umaru Fofana & His Buddy Sam-Sumana : PART TWO
As I said yesterday, President Koroma expressed deep displeasure to Frank Kargbo and myself over articles like the one written by Umaru in Politico and the other by the SLPP’s Unity.
Mar 19, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Airtel Signs Contract With Edsa For The Sale Of Electricity
Leading GSM operator in the country, Airtel, yesterday signed a contract with the Electricity Distribution and Sales Authority (EDSA), for the sale of electricity. Speaking at the contract signing ceremony held at EDSA head office on Siaka Stevens Street, the Chairman of EDSA, Sanusie Deen, said the contract they entered into with their aggregators - Airtel, Splash and Ipay - is to maximize revenue collection for the Authority.
Mar 19, 2015, 17:04

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Galvanizing Strategies that Effectively Position Women’s Rights Agenda in Politics
A Lecture delivered during Round Table Discussions on Role of African Women Leaders in the post-2015 Development Agenda & +20 Beijing Review Process held 9th-10th March 2015 at Harvard Law School by Guinea’s Hadja Makalé Camara
Mar 19, 2015, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Northern Districts Fails President Koroma
The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone since May 25, 2014 turned around the smiling face of our dynamic President into an unpleasant and non-smiling face as the Ebola figures inconsistently fluctuates with positive cases in Western Urban/Rural and other parts of the country, Especially northern Sierra Leone and Western urban-rural.
Mar 19, 2015, 17:00

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Ebola Virus is still Causing Big Wahala in Sierra Leone
Whilst neighbouring Liberia has been recording zero cases for many consecutive days now, the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone is far from over. Ebola is still causing crisis (wahala).
Mar 18, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 17th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,501 as follows:
Mar 18, 2015, 17:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
That Editing Out of the Word “Hideout” from Facebook...
That Editing Out of the Word “Hideout” from Facebook...
Mar 18, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Muslims Caution Tabloid over False Report
The Supreme Islamic Council in Sierra Leone on behalf of its Islamic institutions, entire membership and the Muslim community in the country has debunked allegations made by a local newspaper on its Tuesday 10th March 2015 edition, captioned: “APC Angers Muslims.”
Mar 18, 2015, 17:06

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Between Umaru Fofana & His Buddy VP Sam-Sumana
On a certain day in June 2013, I clearly recall sitting together with Vice-President Alhaji Sam-Sumana at State House as we both waited to see President Koroma in his office. Looking through the newspapers together, we saw an unbelievable headline in that day’s Opposition SLPP Unity Newspaper that President and Vice-President had physically attacked each other at State House.
Mar 18, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : National Islamic Mission on School Reconstruction
The Education Secretary of the National Islamic Mission for Kenema and Kailahun Districts, Mr. Mannah Lahai has in an exclusive interview with this press revealed that the Mission is embarking on the reconstruction of schools in the two districts where the structures are in a more deplorable condition.
Mar 18, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Festival Of Laurels For The Acc
Deputy Commissioner ACC, Shollay Davies, is elected Financial Secretary of the Network of Ant-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA) in Abuja at a roundtable conference that unanimously decided on his candidature. His unanimous election came barely two months after his boss Joseph F. Kamara was elected member of the African Union Advisory Board on corruption.
Mar 18, 2015, 17:00

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Alhaji Osman F. Yansaneh Blasts! APC is a Victim of VP Sam-Sumana’s Lies, Hate & Plots : Read Official Press Statement
THE ALL PEOPLES CONGRESS NATIONAL SECRETARIAT HAS BEEN INFORMED BY THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN FREETOWN THAT THE HONOURABLE VICE PRESIDENT, ALHAJI SAMUEL SAM SUMANA, HAS REQUESTED TO SEEK ASYLUM AT THE US EMBASSY IN FREETOWN, ALLEGING HIS LIFE IS UNDER THREAT AND THAT HIS RESIDENCE HAS BEEN VANDALIZED.
Mar 17, 2015, 17:16

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 16th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,487 as follows:
Mar 17, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Alhassan Kamara Donates Tiles to Pamuronko Mosque
Member of Parliament of Constituency 96, Hon Alhasan Kamara over the weekend donated 50 cartons of tiles estimated at three million five hundred thousand Leones (Le3, 500,000) and a cash of one hundred united state dollars ($100) to the Pamuronkoh Central mosque in Calaba Town, east end of Freetown.
Mar 17, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Atilla: ‘Give Me one Year to End Rape in Sierra Leone!’
Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Mustapha Bai Atilla, needs only one year to end rape against girls and women in Sierra Leone; that is if his ministry is given judicial powers to prosecute alleged rape cases.
Mar 17, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : Maintaining Party Discipline From Within APC
The undemocratic and forceful removal of the All People’s Congress from governance by some childish military boys in the 1990s made it difficult for the party to regain her past glory for years but for the leadership of President Ernest Bai Koroma who succeeded in repositioning the party and giving it a new face with a different image.
Mar 17, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deteriorating Condition of American Ebola Patient
The United States Government through its National Institutes of Health outside Washington, D.C. has informed that the Ebola patient evacuated from Sierra Leone last week in serious medical condition has deteriorated further and was now in critical condition. Whilst the patient’s identity has still not been revealed, the NIH said on Monday 16th March 2015 that “NIH physicians have changed the status of the patient with Ebola virus disease being treated at the NIH Clinical Center from serious to critical condition.
Mar 17, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : BECE Candidates Should Resume Schooling
Amidst widespread concerns over the reopening of schools across the country, the Deputy Director of Education, Port Loko District, Brima Thaimu Koroma, has said that the date slated for the Basic Education Certificate Exams (BECE) is 24th March 2015 and that pupils that have opted for the exams should resume schooling on Monday 16th, March 2015.
Mar 17, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : LAWYERS: ‘Let’s Re-frame the Conversation’
Public Relations Officer of LAWYERS, Nicky Spencer-Coker, has called on Sierra Leoneans to re-frame the conversation surrounding abortion and sexual violations against women and girls in the country.
Mar 17, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Annie Walsh Pupil Blames Parents for Violations against the Girl Child
A JSS II pupil of the Annie Walsh Memorial School (AWMS), Eugenia M. A. E. Rogers, believes irresponsible parenting is partly responsible for the rampant violations that continue to deny the right to growth, dignity and development of the girl child in Sierra Leone.
Mar 17, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : President Takes Prudent and Timely Action in Rotating his VP’s Securities
The decision by Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma to order the immediate rotation and re-deployment of police and military officers that the State had assigned to secure Vice-President Chief Alhaji Sam-Sumana, has been hailed by political and security observers as “very prudent and timely”. Many say it is the most prudent and foresighted decisions of his entire presidency.
Mar 16, 2015, 12:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 15th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,484 as follows:
Mar 16, 2015, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Sustains Ebola Relief Efforts
The National Revenue Authority (NRA) is maintaining its education and relief efforts in combating the Ebola virus. The Authority has for the past two weeks donated assorted food items including rice, sugar, oil, butter and sardines to Ebola quarantine homes in Lungi, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom Port Loko District and Rosanda village, Pakimasabong Chiefdom 6 miles off Makeni Bomabali District. According to the Commissioner-General of the NRA Haja Kalla-Kamara, the Authority has selected Port Loko and Bomabali Districts for special consideration due to new cases of Ebola emerging there.
Mar 16, 2015, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Siera Leone News : 70% Economically Active Salone Women are Market People – IFC
A study launched in Freetown on Friday 13th March 2015 by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) reveals that an estimated 1.5 million Sierra Leonean business women are in the micro or small business sector. Yet, according to the study, most of these market women struggle to access finance and training they need to develop, including saving, credit, leasing and pension facilities.
Mar 16, 2015, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ebola and Gender Violence in Sierra Leone
The 11 year long civil war in Sierra Leone (1991 – 2002) witnessed so many juveniles as victims and also perpetrators of serious atrocities. Violence was the order of the day and systemic against women and girls. Long after the war, and to date, women and girls still face abuses - mainly domestic and sexual abuse - although there has been significant improvements. Thanks to the continued advocacy by human right institutions and civil society activism in the country.
Mar 16, 2015, 12:00

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Ebola Worsens As American & British Infected with Virus
It is now very clear to most observers that the Ebola situation in the North and West of Sierra Leone has been worsening in recent weeks. On Thursday March 12th 2015 has come news that an American citizen is now being urgently flown out of the country having caught Ebola as part of rising cases here.
Mar 13, 2015, 17:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 12th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,469 as follows:
Mar 13, 2015, 17:12

FEATURES
Women at the Forefront of the African Moment: Strategic Media & Communications Positioning
I want to start by extending my gratitude to the UAF, the Ford Foundation and Harvard Law School for this honour of letting me share my thoughts in the midst of such an amazing galaxy of African and Global women today. The speakers so far have been truly inspiring.
Mar 13, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 12 March 2015 CDF Convict Moinina Fofana Granted Conditional Early Release, Will Complete His Sentence in Bo
Moinina Fofana, the former Civil Defence Forces (CDF) Director of War, was returned to Sierra Leone from Rwanda’s Mpanga Prison early today after having been granted Conditional Early Release by the RSCSL.
Mar 13, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
ENERGY MINISTRY PUBLIC NOTICE:
THE Ministry of Energy invites all local Consultants, Electrical Contractors and Engineers to submit a copy of Resume and qualification to the Ministry against Tuesday 17th March 2015 at the office of the Permanent Secretary, 5th Floor, Electricity House – Freetown.
Mar 13, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : YPPD-SL on Intensive Ebola Sensitization in Bombali & Tonkolili Districts
A non-governmental youth organization, Youth Participation in Peace and Development-Sierra Leone (YPPD-SL), with support from The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) Emergency Ebola Funds, on Saturday 9th March 2015 ended a day’s workshop in Makeni, Bombali Sebora Chiefdom, Bombali District, on psychosocial skills. 20 health Care Workers and Select-Community Health Volunteers (amongst them a survivor volunteer) benefited from the training.
Mar 13, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Epa-sl Boss Elected Co-chair Of The African Network Of Women Ministers And Leaders For The Environment
The Executive Chairperson of the Environment Protection Agency-Sierra Leone (EPA-SL) Mrs. Haddijatou Jallow has been elected Co-Chair of the African Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment. The newly established network was launched on Thursday 5th March at the Women Ministers and Leaders from Africa, meeting at the Africa Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Cairo Egypt.
Mar 13, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Health Minister Interacts School Authorities, Parents and Pupils ahead of the re-opening of Schools
Freetown, Mar. 11, 015 (MOHS) –The Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Madina Rahman has been speaking to Principals, Pupils, Head Teachers and Parents ahead of the re-opening of schools. Addressing Principal, Staff, Parents, Pupils and Teachers of the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School in Freetown about plans put in place by the Ministry of Health, Transport and Aviation, Education, Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Local Government Water Resources and other line Ministries. Madam Rahman reiterated President Koroma’s commitment to ensuring that a conducive healthy environment is provided in all schools to make learning and teaching comfortable.
Mar 13, 2015, 17:00

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Increased Ebola Cases For 2015, Includes UK Soja
Official Ebola number of cases announced by NERC indicates an increase of nineteen (19) from 8,444 cases to 8,463 cases within the past 24 hours of which credible reports reveals that this increasing number of cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone now includes a female British soldier who is currently admitted at Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Center. A Public Health England spokesperson last evening issued a statement saying:
Mar 12, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 11th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,463 as follows:
Mar 12, 2015, 17:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
THE FATE OF HON. SAM SUMANA: IMPEACHMENT OR RESIGNATION
The expulsion of Hon. Alhaji Sam Sumana, Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone from the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party has sent a chill in the political spine of the country.
Mar 12, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone-Chinese Level 3 Bio-Safety Lab Starts Operation March 11, 2015
Freetown, Mar 10, 015 (MOHS) - The newly constructed Sierra Leone-China Level 3 Biological Safety Laboratory at the Jui Hospital started full operation on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015.
Mar 12, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mabessaneh Hospital Resumes Operation after Three Months Shut down
Lunsar, Feb. 10 (SLENA) - The St. John of God Catholic Hospital otherwise known as the Mabessaneh Hospital in Lunsar has resumed full operations after it was shut down in the first week of October 2014 following the death of Bro. Manual Garcia Viago, a Spanish medical doctor who got infected of in Lunsar and flown to Spain where he later died of Ebola.
Mar 12, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone’s business community calls for investment-led post Ebola economic recovery
When Sierra Leone’s business community met with international investors in London’s House of Commons on 24 February, to discuss the post-Ebola economy, the overwhelming message was that a sustainable economic recovery for Sierra Leone needed to be investment-led not aid-led.
Mar 12, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Re: Petition Letter in Relation to your decision to Prevent Pregnant Girls from taking Public Exams
The Kids Advocacy Network (KAN) is a child led organization that advocate for the individual and Group right of children in Sierra Leone. We organize programs and recommend policies that promote and advance the fundamental human right of children. We engage in media activities, schools and community sensitization on peace and non violence, child right, Health Awareness rising among others etc. We also represent the children of Sierra Leone in both National and International policy Forum that has to do with their welfare and development.
Mar 12, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : Pledging continued respect for APC Hierarchy: APC Women will Each today Pay Le500,000 Fines
All five women of the All Peoples Congress (APC) who were recently disciplined by the party’s second highest decision-making body, have accepted to pay the fines levied on them. They also pledge continued loyalty to APC, to His Excellency the President and to entire APC leadership especially in Western Area. According to all five of them who spoke to journalists last evening, they were firm in their love for the party and their respect for the hierarchy of the party.
Mar 11, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone -10th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,444 as follows:
Mar 11, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EGTC (former NPA) Board of Directors Visits Facilities
The Board of Directors of the newly formed Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC) has visited power generation facilities designated to EGTC after the split of the National Power Authority (NPA) into two entities by government at the end of 2014 for effective and efficient service delivery to the people.
Mar 11, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Clears Goderich’s Hon. Dauda Kallon
Member of Parliament for Constituency 93 in the Western Area, Hon Dauda Kallon was on Friday 6th March 2015 cleared by the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament. It will be recalled that the APC Member of Parliament was among those summoned before parliament to respond to allegations contained in the Auditor General’s report relating to funds meant for the eradication of the ebola virus disease.
Mar 11, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Youth Addresses Commonwealth Gathering
The National Executive Director of the Lifeline Nehemiah Projects in Sierra Leone, has on Monday, 9th March, 2015 reportedly addressed the annual Commonwealth Day Observance in Westminster Abbey, in London, United Kingdom.
Mar 11, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Minister of Energy Meets ADFD Director General
A high-level government delegation from the Republic of Sierra Leone headed by His Excellency Henry Macauley, Minister of Energy in Sierra Leone, met with His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) to examine ways for strengthening mutual cooperation between the two countries and supporting development projects in the African nation in line with its development priorities.
Mar 11, 2015, 17:00

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Honouring Invites to both Medical & Law Schools,Sylvia Blyden is at Harvard
Saturday March 7th 2015: Greetings from Sheraton Hotel in Cambridge Massachusetts which is my home for the next five days. smile emoticon I landed tonight at Boston Airport from Washington DC. Firstly, I am so thrilled to read Sierra Leone today March 7th 2015 recorded ZERO cases of Ebola in every single provincial district. With God on our side, we will end Ebola soon.
Mar 10, 2015, 12:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE ALL PEOPLES CONGRESS (APC) ON DISCIPLINE IN THE PARTY
FRIDAY 6TH MARCH 2015: Our Party has been in existence for over 54 years and has succeeded in drawing its support from the grassroots and ordinary Citizens. It has produced three democratically elected Presidents and has led this country for 32 years. These developments were the result of discipline and hard work by the Party and its membership.
Mar 10, 2015, 12:06

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Facebook Update from U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone.
March 6th 2015: As we all can see, GETTING TO ZERO is easier said than done. In epidemiological terms, we are on a high plateau averaging 70 or more cases per week after a steep and rapid decline in cases at the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015. There is no doubt that this is discouraging to responders and the public as well. We can learn lessons from Liberia, but we must keep an eye on what is going on in Sierra Leone, which is two months behind Liberia in epidemiological time.
Mar 10, 2015, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Gov’t Liberalizes International Gateway
The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Information and Communications, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), and relevant stakeholders has reached a resolution to liberalize the telecommunications international gateway (Igateway). On Friday 6th March, 2015, the Deputy Minister of Justice, Arrow Buckarie tabled before the Well of Parliament a Bill called the Telecoms Amended Act 2015.
Mar 10, 2015, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AIRTEL Launches ‘RED’ SmartPhone
Airtel, the leading GSM mobile company in Sierra Leone which is also known for being first in providing sophisticated innovations, has launched the new Airtel Red Smartphone at its ultra modern Customer Care Xpress office along Rawdon Street in Freetown on Friday March 6th 2015. Mr. Mohamed Kuyateh, the Internet Director at Airtel and brainchild of this sophisticated innovation enlightened the audience about the features and benefits of the Airtel Red Smartphone illustrating through a power point presentation.
Mar 10, 2015, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP’s Maigore Kallon Passes Away at 89
Another sudden death on Thursday 5th March 2015 hit the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), when veteran politician and statesman, Hon. Maigore Kallon passed away at his Byrne Lane residence in Freetown. According to a Press Release from the SLPP, Hon Maigore Kallon died at age 89 after a protracted illness.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : Tribute to Musa Tamba Sam (Former MP for Kailahun’s Constituency 03)
On Tuesday, 3rd March 2015, the claws of death snatched away a father, a husband, a colleague, a friend, a brother and an audacious politician. The late Hon. Musa Tamba Sam was an effective debater, a persuasive communicator and a passionate politician.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 5th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,389 as follows:
Mar 6, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Boss to Keynote International Women’s Day Event
The Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) will be the keynote speaker at an event organized by Salone Business Women’s Hub and Playhouse Foundation in celebration of International Women’s Day over the weekend in Kono. International Women’s Day is marked on March 8th each year to celebrate women’s accomplishments and advocate for effective actions for the advancement and empowerment of women.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Post-Ebola Health Recovery District Health Plans Workshop Kicks off in Freetown
Freetown, Mar 5, 015 (MOHS) - A four day workshop on the development of Post Ebola Health Recovery District Health Plans has started at the Bank of Sierra Leone Bank’s Complex at Kingtom in Freetown. Cross section of participants Organized by the Ministry of Health Directorate of Health Systems Strengthening, Planning and Information, the workshop aims at validating strategies and interventions proposed from the central level, and to develop district and hospital specific components of the Health sector Recovery Plan.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 79 Quarantine Households Benefit From BBN Donation
A faith based organization; Believers Broadcasting Network (BBN) has on Thursday 5th March 2015 donated food and non-food items to 78 quarantine households at Crab town and Samura Drive at Aberdeen community in Freetown respectively.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : What Does The Commemoration Of The International Women’s Day Hold For Dignity Of African Women?
Young Girls and women in the 21st century are likely the most decisive drivers for development and global prosperity. But as a group they are-still –subjected to tremendous human rights violations, inequalities, health threats and extreme poverty especially in Sub Saharan Africa.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 4 Missing Ebola Ambulances To Be Imported
At the ongoing hearing on Ebola funds Audit Report, the Public Account Committee (PAC) continued its squeeze on Wednesday 4th March, 2015. The Committee yesterday ordered the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Kingdom Security Logistics to import four missing Ebola Ambulances that were bought in August last year in Dubai. Summoned by PAC were Bombali District medical personnel, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Kingdom Security Logistics.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : CSOs Engage MPs on Poverty & Climate Change
A number of civil society organizations including Campaign for Good Governance, Youth Partnership for Peace and Development and WASH-Net Communication have urged Members of Parliament to join in the fight against poverty and climate change. The CSOs met with a cross section of parliamentarians at the Kingharman Road Conference Hall of Council of Churches in Sierra Leone.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Opening Address By His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at the EU Ebola Conference Brussels 3 March 2015
Brussels, Mar. 4, 015 (SLENA) - We are honoured to be here to chart ways forward on the current Ebola Outbreak in our countries. The EU has always been a great promoter of its core value of social solidarity and human advancement. Ebola tested the durability of these values, but the EU and its member states, including the United Kingdom showed great commitment to these values by supporting our countries to tackle this virus. We deeply appreciate your commitments.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 4th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,374 as follows:
Mar 5, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Holland Shipyards Takes Over Marine Slipway
The Sierra Leone Ports Authority Shipyard, Marine Slipway has officially been handed over last Monday to Holland Shipyards, a Dutch company. The ceremony which was hosted in the Marine Slipway compound attracted the Chairman of the National Commission for Privatization, representatives from the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, the Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration, local and political representatives.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Smac Urges Safe And Dignified Burial To End Ebola
In order to stop the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease and get to zero new infection in the country, people must stop washing dead bodies and refrain from performing traditional burial rites that have been the underlying factors for the pockets of new cases still recorded across the country.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Child Welfare Society Launched First Read Aloud world Day
“The World Read Aloud Day was set aside by the United Nations to motivate children and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world the right to literacy belongs to all people” Said Carina Palmer programme support office. She made this statement on Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 at CWS-SL country office at circular road in Freetown.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:02


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