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FEATURES
Sierra Leone Youths & the Ebola Crisis: Sylvia Blyden’s Presentation to Chatham House
"Clearly, as shown in their sense of responsibilities emerging, the youth can no longer afford inaction from our generation of adults. They are taking up responsibilities themselves without any funding. They are proving they have the power and skills to shape history of Sierra Leone and so the World needs to now step up and support them. The time for waiting is over. The days of our unproductive commitment must come to a close. The need to bring this Ebola to an end is here and the signs are very clear that the outbreak is drawing to a slow but sure end. And we must all together with youth and women, come to plan ahead and be prepared to tackle the challenges posed in the Post Ebola era." CLICK ABOVE LINK TO READ THE FULL STATEMENT.
Jan 23, 2015, 17:17

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Removes Ebola Restrictions
The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 22 January 2015 removed ban on traveling and movement across Sierra Leone. Addressing the nation last evening on the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Cooperation (SLBC), President Koroma disclosed that the country has taken a downward trend in the fight against Ebola and it was timely for restrictions on movement be eased to support economic activity.
Jan 23, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
In Loving Memory Of A Grandmother Mrs. Rosamund Ja-Okeh Cecilia Marsh
IN LOVING MEMORY OF A GRANDMOTHER Mrs. Rosamund Ja-Okeh Cecilia Marsh
Jan 23, 2015, 17:07

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone - 23rd January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,944 as follows:
Jan 23, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Water is very Essential in The Fight Against Ebola...Says Hon. Sauliho Koroma
The Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Water Resources, Honourable Sualiho Koroma of constituency 67, Bo District explained explicitly to this Medium on Thursday 22 January 2015 that water has contributed invaluably to the fight against the Ebola Virus. Via telephone line, the MP disclosed that water has been served as a means of prevention against the scourge.
Jan 23, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Welthungerhilfe provides RECTOUR Volunteers with logistics to fight Ebola
Fifteen Community Mobilization Officers have received logistical support from a German Non- Governmental Organisation, Welthungerhilfe to fight the Ebola Virus in the Western Area. The ceremony which attracted several community stakeholders was held at No. River, in the Western Rural District.
Jan 23, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kailahun District Clocks 42 Ebola Free Days
Latest remarkable story today in Sierra Leone is that the first-afflicted and once-epicenter district, Kailahun has stealthily recorded 42 continuous days today January 22nd 2015, without any case of Ebola being recorded there.
Jan 22, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Statistics Sierra Leone Frowns at Civil Society Report
Staff and Management of Statistics Sierra Leone have expressed serious disappointment over a report written by a non-governmental organization, Institute for Government Reform (IGR), titled “The Credibility of 2015 Census in Sierra Leone: Will All Heads be Counted?” The document was published on 3rd January 2015.
Jan 22, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Liberia Joins Sierra Leone in the Ebola Fight, Donates 3 Giant Ambulances and PPEs
Freetown, Jan. 21, 015 (MOHS) - Member of Liberian Legislature and Team Leader of the Liberian Medical Team, Hon. Saah Hardy Joseph has described the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone as a very serious concern for the three countries in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.
Jan 22, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : United Sierra Leone Champions Ebola Fight
A Youth led organization fighting tirelessly to stop the spread of Ebola United Sierra Leone on Friday 16th, January engaged youths of Kroobay community-Freetown, in a sensitization activity aimed at finally containing the disease from that community and the nation as a whole.
Jan 22, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Double Quarantined Ebola Orphans Get Help
A young Sierra Leonean family of four who lost both parents to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in October last year has received help from well meaning people. Michael Leigh, a Project Manager by profession living in London, read the story of the Dwazark orphans online and was so emotionally touched by the story that he confessed he was still crying when writing an email to this reporter pledging his commitment to help these orphans.
Jan 22, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kailahun All Set for the 2015 National Census
Kailahun District Census Officer, Mr. Andrew B. Musa has on Tuesday 20th January told the Awareness Times that everybody is ready in that part of the country to participate in the upcoming enumeration slated for April 4th to 19th 2015. Speaking to this medium last evening, the District Census Officer disclosed that they are now in the process and all positions have been advertized for the above mentioned event.
Jan 21, 2015, 17:12

FEATURES
Dr. Blyden Thrills Chatham House; Speaks to BBC tomorrow
Numerous reports monitored from London, United Kingdom indicates Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, the former Special Executive Assistant (SEA) to President and recognised Youth Rights Activist, has thrilled audience of Sierra Leonean and foreign nationals at a jampacked event hosted yesterday January 20th 2015 at Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.
Jan 21, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 20th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,923 as follows:
Jan 21, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Operation Surge to End Ebola in Western Area
District Ebola Coordinators for Western Rural and Urban, Madam Zuliatu Cooper and Mr. Ibrahim Sobonie Ken-Sesay have disclosed to the Awareness Times that towards the end of the 2nd phase of the Operation Surge Ebola, there will be a success story.
Jan 21, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kambui Child Advocacy Center Host Ebola Orphans
One of the most charitable children advocacy organizations in Kenema, Kambui Child Advocacy Group in collaboration with the Human Resource Development Center located at Wah Man Abu Road, Kakajama Section has over the weekend provided an interim Care Center for over thirty Five ( 35) Ebola Orphans in Kenema District.
Jan 21, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Health Minister Advocates for Team Work in Building a Resilient Health System for Sierra Leone
Freetown, Jan. 20, 2015 (MOHS) - Continuing his assessment tour of health facilities towards building a resilient health system for Sierra Leone ahead of the Post Ebola era, Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has reiterated his commitment to restoring the country’s health care delivery system to its past glory.
Jan 21, 2015, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Facebook Update: Blyden at Chatham House
“We did not want you to end your presentation. It was so knowledgeable, thrilling, so full of hope and inspiration for youths after Ebola ends,” said a female British civil servant at the end of my event tonight at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, where everyone came up to the High Table to compliment my presentation to a jam-packed auditorium on The Socio-Economic Consequences of Ebola in Sierra Leone:
Jan 21, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bonthe Island Hospital Discharges Suspected Ebola Patient
Contrary to rumours circulated over social media that Bonthe Island has an Ebola patient, the Matron of Bonthe Island Government Hospital, Christiana Seymour last evening via telephone line confirmed to the Awareness Times that the male patient who was suspected of having Ebola has been discharged from their Ebola holding center since Saturday 17th January, 2015. The Island has not recorded of a single case since the Ebola outbreak occurred last year.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:12

NEWS
Ebola Discussion at Royal Institute in London
A high-level discussion on the socio-economic impact of the Ebola crisis, slated to be held today Tuesday January 20th 2015, will see Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, a trained medical doctor, youths rights activist, women’s rights activist, newspaper publisher, prolific journalist, ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) politician and one of Sierra Leone’s most recognised female voices, participate and address the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Great Britain.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 19th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,917 as follows:
Jan 20, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : Easterners Pledge Support to SLPP Alpha Timbo
On Sunday 18th January, 2015, a group of well meaning Sierra Leoneans from Freetown’s densely populated east district made a spontaneous courtesy call on one of SLPP’s kingpin for the flag bearer race, Lawyer Alpha Timbo at his Rokupa residence. The group, comprising mostly of property owners, land lords and political activists from all political shades was led by Mr. John Sinneh, former SLPP chairman for Constituency 099.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone News : NaCSA Briefs President Koroma on the German Government’s Support to fight Ebola
The National Commission For Social Action,( NaCSA) has presented half a million Euros to President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at state house as part of the ongoing emergency support in the fight against Ebola. The Presentation was made in the form of food items and sanitary support on Tuesday 13th January 2014. The funds were provided by the German Government through the German Development Bank (KFW) as part of the Pro- Poor Growth for Peace consolidation which is implemented in Kailahun, Kono, Koinadugu and the Western Rural Districts.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IRN Coordinator Urges Radio Bontico to be Independent
As the only community radio in the district headquarter town of Bonthe, Radio Bontico, increases its coverage span from 100 to 700 watts the national Co-ordinator of the Independent Radio Network (IRN), Ransford Wright, urges the station to give access to everybody and avoid being partisan.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
A tribute to Dr. Victor Robertson Willoughby MD,OR,MBRS,MRCP,(UK),FWACP(Follow of the West Africa college of Physicians)
I first come to know Dr.Willoughby some thirty-six(36) years ago, on his return home to Sierra Leone from abroad. I actually met him personally, when I had cause to call upon him in sheer desperation to come to our home and to render his medical services to our mother, who had been ill for some time and was bedridden and could not walk.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chatham House Invites Dr. Sylvia Blyden to speak on Sierra Leone Ebola
One of the most formidable Sierra Leonean women, Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden on Sunday Januiary 18th 2015 departed the shores of Sierra Leone on a special inviattion from Chatham House, the world’s second most prominent international think tanks. Known formally as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House operates under royal charter of Her Majesty the Queen of England.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:20

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Call to Business Donates to 9,000 Clients and orphans
As philanthropists, humanitarians and other generous individuals and donors continue to fight the Ebola disease, a Christian faith-based Group of Social Enterprise, A Call to Business Group on Friday 16th January 2015 commenced the distribution of health care items, food condiment and clothing to its 9,000 clients across the country. The Rogbere orphanage which falls under their purview is part of the beneficiaries.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:18

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone -18th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,897 as follows:
Jan 19, 2015, 12:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Ministry Reviews Draft Plan for Post Ebola Activities
Freetown, Jan. 16, 015 (MOHS) - The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has held its one day Review Meeting on the Developed Draft Plan by the Health Sector Steering Group for post Ebola activities. Addressing the high level technical meeting at the Sierra Light House Hotel in Aberdeen, Freetown, the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah in his opening speech, re-affirmed government’s commitment and support in ensuring that health professionals work in a conducive environment to deliver the necessary impact aheadof the post Ebola period.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WHH Launches Operation 'weed out the sick' in Tombo
In a bid to complement Government efforts to fight against the Ebola virus, a German non-governmental organisation, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (DWHH) in partnership with Rectour Volunteers and Ebola Task Force members and the National Ebola Response Center has on Thursday 15th January 2015 officillay launched an operation weed out the sick in Tombo.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:12

NEWS
Sierra Leonean Received Prestigious Award in Australia
Ibrahim Kebe, a young Sierra Leonean based in Australia has received a Prestigious Champion’s Award 2014 from a Team Leader at Inter-country, Services Statewide Services Directorate, Families S A, Department for Education and Child Development in South Australia. Honorable Jannie Freeman MIL Mirrakbooka and Dr Joseph Masika bestowed the award on Ibrahim Kebe.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The Acc And Audit Service (Sl) Strategize For 2015
The management teams of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Audit Service-Sierra Leone (ASSL), on Friday 16 January 2015, met at the ACC on Gloucester Street Freetown to strategize on the way forward for 2015. This strategic meeting between the two institutions is sequel to the release of the 2013 Auditor General’s Annual Report. Among the deliberations of the meeting, it is confirmed that the Report is yet to be scrutinized by the Public Account Committee of the Sierra Leone Parliament.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Post-Ebola Rebuilding Is Bigger Than That of the War” - says Hon. Madina Rahman
Hon. Madina Rahman, Sierra Leone’s Deputy Health Minister, has said the Post-Ebola rebuilding is projected to be bigger than that of the concluded eleven years civil war. Speaking on the topic “The Ebola Outbreak: Challenges and Next Steps For the Future” during a three days symposium at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Washington DC on Thursday January 15th, 2015, Hon Madina Rahman said “our people are faced with Stigmatization, Symptoms such as Insomnia, Anemia, Visual Impairment, Psychological Impairment, Orphans, high rate of Teenage Pregnancy, low Educational levels, and trauma.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR BROTHER AND SISTER-IN-LAW PROF. DR. MOHAMED TEJAN DAHNIYA FORMER DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND MRS. FLORENCE DAHNIYA (NEE CAREW)
IN LOVING MEMORY WE REMEMBER WITH SADNESS THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF OUR DEAR BROTHER AND SISTER-IN-LAW YOUR LIVES WERE CUT SHORT ON JANUARY 19, 1999
Jan 19, 2015, 12:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
In Memories for our loving and caring Wife, mother and sister Mrs Edith Yeama Allieu (Nee Lavaly)
Ever loving and affectionate Memories for our loving and caring Wife, mother and sister Mrs Edith Yeama Allieu (Nee Lavaly)
Jan 19, 2015, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ebola Virus Survivors’ Blood Cures 35 out of Sample of 40 Patients
It appears efforts by our local scientists and medical personnel to curb the intransigent spread of the Ebola virus disease is yielding dividend, thanks to the intensification of the production and assessment of plasmas of convalescence and other blood products from survivors of the virus into patients newly infected with the virus.
Jan 16, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Kono is now Hottest Spot, Hon. VP Sam-Sumana’s Leadership Skills are Questioned
Freetown, NATIONALIST NEWSPAPER, January 15th 2015: What is now clear, according to many political observers in Sierra Leone, is that Vice President Chief Sam Sumana, is out in the open in a smear campaign against President Ernest Bai Koroma by leaking misinformation to newspapers sympathetic to the main opposition, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
Jan 16, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
APC-UK Women’s Congress Donates to Party District Chairmen
The President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, has committed himself to put an end to the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease by March this year. This is part of his astute determination to restore the country back to normalcy.
Jan 16, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Airtel Donates Food Items To Njala Students
One of the Leading GSM operators in Sierra Leone, Airtel on Wednesday 14th January, 2015 made the second donation of food items to Njala University students at Mokondeh Campus in the Moyamba District. Since the outbreak of the Ebola disease, some students have been staying on campus because their home districts went under quarantine or were badly hit the Ebola disease.
Jan 16, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News :Trillium Donates 2 Ambulances to Health Ministry
With the eradication of Ebola everybody’s concern, Trillium International, a new business entity in advertising and Construction has joined Sierra Leoneans in the fight with the donation of two brand new ambulances to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The brief ceremony took place on Wednesday 14th January 2014 at the Pharmacy Board Unit at New England Ville in Freetown.
Jan 16, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone News : In Pursuance of his Vision 2015-2016 Health Minister starts 1st in a series of Assessment Tour to Health Facilities across the country
Freetown, Jan. 13, 015 (MOHS) - In pursuing its Vision for 2015-2016 and 2016-2020 on building resilient system for health in Sierra Leone, Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has started his first in a series of assessment tour of government health facilities across the country.
Jan 16, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ebola Re-Emerges in Kenema City, Killing a Nurse
After sailing for few weeks without a case, the Kenema District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr. Mohamed Vandy last evening confirmed a new case of Ebola in Kenema City as of yesterday 14th January, 2015. The case, a male nurse, is said to have already died from his symptoms earlier on Tuesday even before his positive result was released.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Presidential Adviser Suggests Award to Awareness Times
Esteemed, long serving Civil Society Activist, Journalist, Politician and Special Adviser to the President, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo has expressed his great appreciation for the Awareness Times Newspaper in consistently carrying out accurate, well-researched, professional reporting from start of Ebola outbreak.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Liberia Youth Warns Sierra Leone Against Complacency
A Liberia Youth, James S. Davies 11 who serves as Western African Regional Director for Christian Organization, Young Life has warned Sierra Leoneans to be hipper vigilant more than ever as the Ebola figures continue to subside. James S. Davies who is currently in Sierra Leone to share experience with members of the Young Life, had an exclusive interview with this medium on Wednesday 14th January 2015 at the Bamoi Hotel in Freetown.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Patriotic Islamic Scholar Donates to Orphans
As patriotic Sierra Leoneans continue to complement Government’s efforts in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, a compatriot based in Atlanta in the United States of America, Skeik Justice Ishmail Massally has on Wednesday 14th January, 2015 donated food and non-food items to CAP ANAMUR aka Pikin Paddy Orphanage in Freetown. The donation is geared towards improving the lives of the orphans especially those whose parents got their demise from the deadly Ebola disease.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone - 14th January 2015 Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,839 as follows:
Jan 15, 2015, 17:08

PROFILES : Role Models
TRIBUTE TO DR. V R WILLOUGHBY
So Victor finally succumbed to Ebola! What a great tragedy! What a great loss yet again to Salone! Dr Willoughby has been a household name in Salone since the late 1970’s. As a great physician he had done so much in the field of medical practice and had achieved so many laurels that he had become a real legend.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bollore Workers Protest Over Service Condition
The transformation of the former Container Section of the Sierra Leone Ports Authority (SLPA) into a private entity managed by the Freetown Terminal has not being of any help to workers who were literarily brought on board with no laid down conditions of service. The story of the Freetown Terminal run by the French Company, Bollore has always made bad news with workers yet to fully realize the benefits of privatization.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Socio-Economic Impacts of Ebola in Sierra Leone
wage and non-farm self-employed workers saw the largest declines in employment in urban areas. 170,000 self-employed are no longer working and 9,000 waged employees have lost their jobs
Jan 15, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Kofi Annan encourages peaceful Nigerian elections with integrity
Geneva/Abuja - In the presence of Kofi Annan, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, former President General Muhammadu Buhari and nine other presidential candidates today adopted an inter-party agreement on non-violence and the acceptance of the results of the upcoming elections on 14 and 28 February.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Western Rural Slates March for Zero Ebola Infection
As Kailahun, Kenema and other districts chase Pujehun for 42 days zero infection calendar, the Western Rural District Ebola Coordinator, Madam Zuliatu Cooper has told newsmen that their current task is to eradicate the deadly Ebola disease before March this year.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Le10 Million Reward Cash for Catching Killer of Policeman
THE SIERRA LEONE POLICE ANNOUNCES FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THURSDAY 1ST JANUARY 2015, A POLICE OFFICER WAS KILLED BY SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS WHILST PERFORMING GUARD DUTIES AT NO. 9B OFF BECKLEY LANE TENGBEH TOWN, IN FREETOWN.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Welcomes Return of Honourable Clerk of Parliament
Staff of Parliament have in this second week of January 2015, welcomed the Clerk of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Sesay at Committee Room Number One in Parliament Building upon his return from medical treatment overseas.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mass Distribution of Malaria Drugs Starts January 16-19, 2015
Freetown, Jan. 12, 015 (MOHS) - The National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health and Sanitation will be conducting its second cycle of the Mass Drug Administration Campaign from January 16 - 19, 2015 in selected chiefdoms in the Bombali , Kambia, Koinadugu, Moyamba, Port Loko, Tonkolili and in all Wards in the Western Urban, Rural Area.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Workers Decry Payment of Incentives Electronically
Health workers at the Pujehun District Hospital are vehemently opposed to payment of their incentives through mobile networks operating in the country. Despite walking around holding their heads up high after the Southern district became the first in the country to go beyond 42 consecutive days without registering a confirmed Ebola case, the workers claim they are yet to receive their December incentives.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Nurses in America Donate 200 Bags of Rice to Ebola Fight
The Association of Sierra Leonean Nurses in Los Angeles, United States of America has again made another contribution to government in the fight against the Ebola pandemic. The nurses association, through Hon. Mrs. Jariatu Rosaline Smith of Constituency 103 in the Western Urban District on 8th January, 2015 donated 200 bags of Rice to the National Ebola Response Center (NERC) in Freetown.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:00

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leone : Ernest Bai Koroma’s Last Vacation Was When... ?
Accompanying this Commentary is a table showing the Ebola Daily Statistics for yesterday January 12th 2015. As can be clearly seen, unlike few months back when everything had seemed so hopeless, the Ebola numbers are drawing down with majority of districts recording ZERO cases in this latest update. Now, only dishonest individuals won’t give credit for this success to His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the Father of the Nation.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:18

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Obituaries
Obituary News : John Oponjo Benjamin Yesterday lost his 85 Years Old Mum
John Oponjo Benjamin has lost his 85 Years Old Mum
Jan 13, 2015, 17:16

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leonean Women Are High Performers; Taking The Gender Debate To The Next Level
The global under representation of qualified women in leadership positions has created a gender gap in many areas of the workforce. Empirically speaking, societies have determined that only men make good leaders; therefore it persists to rebuff access for women seekingleadership positions because they are socially constructed as either not fit to lead or their male counterpart are better for the job. Women who seek leadership positions face artificialbarriers and consequently many give up their ambitions because they become overwhelmed in dealing with socially constructedobstacles.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:15

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “The ‘Young Professionals’, a true reflection of the spirit of Sierra Leone’s new middle class” -President Koroma
The contagious nature of the Ebola virus disease has necessitated the destruction of the personal effects of infected persons-beddings, mattresses, household utensils- all burnt down. Others lose their small scale businesses during the course of admission at treatment centers.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Build on Books Ends Ebola Sensitization with Traditional Healers
A Non-Governmental Organization, Build on Books in collaboration with CODEP on Monday 5th January, 2015 held one-day Ebola sensitization programme for traditional healers, religious and traditional leaders at Masiaka Town,  Koya Chiefdom in the Port Loko District. 
Jan 13, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : HRYC-SL Feeds Quarantined Homes
With funding from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Human Rights Youth Coalition- Sierra Leone has donated food and non-food Items to various quarantined communities homes in Bo District.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lady Diana Warns Pujehun against Complacency
The Southern District of Pujehun may have proudly claimed the accolade of becoming the first out of 14 districts in Sierra Leone to go beyond 42 days consecutively without recording any Ebola case, but the country’s Minister of Local Government has warned officials against complacency.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Screens 9 Presidential Nominees
Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments and the Public Service on Monday 12th January, 2015 vetted another batch of nine presidential nominees for various institutions in Sierra Leone.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Second Batch of Korean Doctors Bound for Freetown to fight Ebola
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea announced on 9th January 2015 that it was dispatching the second batch of a nine member Korean Disaster Relief Team on the 12th January 2015 to join the first batch of medical personnel sent last month to Sierra Leone to assist the country in its fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : China Provides $1.8Million US Dollar Donated Items to fight Ebola
Freetown, Jan. 9, 015 (MOHS) - The People’s Republic of China has heightened its continued support to contain the Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone with more medical equipment, vehicles and motor bikes to the government.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Pujehun Is Not Relaxing Guard against Ebola Virus
The Communication Pillar Lead for Pujehun District Ebola Response Committee, Mr. Cecil Macaulay has confirmed to the Awareness Times that Pujehun has gone above 42 days without any Ebola case. He informed that despite the success story, they are intensifying their strategies to constantly be on top of situation until the whole country eradicates the Ebola scourge.
Jan 12, 2015, 12:16

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Queen Elizabeth’s Expressed Concern over Ebola & Malaria
On her special visit recently to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (known as CHATHAM HOUSE) in London, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Britain spoke of need to ensure Sierra Leoneans, especially children, withA other infectious diseases like Malaria are not overlooked during ongoing fight agaiaAnst Ebola.
Jan 12, 2015, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Teacher Appeals for Koinadugu School’s Approval
A teacher of over thirty years of professional practice and experience is pleading for government approval of a school he has laboured with over the years.
Jan 12, 2015, 12:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
EBOLA RESPONSE: OXFAM DONATES A 4X4 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER VEHICLE TO THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SANITATION
In continuation of their support towards the fight against the Ebola virus disease, OXFAM has donated a used 4X4 Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to boost their Ebola emergency response.
Jan 12, 2015, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Christian Aid applauded for Ebola Support in Bombali
Hundreds of people have been quarantined in three chiefdoms in the Bombali District which has caused severe hardship for many, Christian Aid and their credible NGO partner PaRD-SL has provide appreciable food supply and cash to Ebola survivors.
Jan 12, 2015, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PTN Services Supports Military to Fight Ebola
As part of their contribution to complement government’s effort to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus out of the country, PTN Services last Thursday donated quantity of safe drinking water to soldiers of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) for onward distribution to their officers manning quarantined homes in Freetown. The ceremony held at the NERC headquarters, former Special Court in Freetown.
Jan 12, 2015, 12:06

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 11th January 2015 Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,777 as follows:
Jan 12, 2015, 12:04

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP Supporters Litter Social Media with bad ‘Mammy Cuss’
Since the new year 2015 rolled in, Sierra Leoneans have been treated to amazing spectacles on Facebook social media where supporters of main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have taken to penning down abusive invectives against one another.
Jan 9, 2015, 17:20

FEATURES
Ebola in Sierra Leone: Monday May 26th 2014 OR from between February to March 2014?
Today, Ebola is slowly but surely burning itself out of our cities and towns through concerted efforts of our beloved President and the citizenry; all ably assisted by our international friends. A lurking danger is that after Ebola eventually is cleared from our region, it might try to resurge itself as it has done in other countries it affected.
Jan 9, 2015, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Upper Bambara Chiefdom Launches Ebola Task Force
The Paramount Chief of Upper Bambara Chiefdom, PC Cyril Foray Gondor II has told his people that the Ebola bye-laws must be enforced to the letter to ensure that the sickness is put under control.
Jan 9, 2015, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Safe Drinking Water Can Help in Fight against Ebola ...Says Build on Books Director
The Director of two leading charitable organizations, operating in the Western Rural District, Build on Books and CODEP has said that safe drinking water is contributing immensely in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease.
Jan 9, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Heineken Funds a 3-Storey Hospital for Wellington
The Wellington community in the east end of Freetown will soon boast of a well furnished three-storey modern hospital; thanks to funds from the Heineken Africa Foundation. The foundation laying ceremony that will transform a once overcrowded community health centre to a well equipped and up-to-date hospital took place on Wednesday this week at the construction site.
Jan 9, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ...With cash grants BRAC targets 1,050 beneficiaries
BRAC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children Affair (MSWGCA) has started distributing cash grants to young Ebola survivors with the aim of starting small livelihood activities, while also supporting adolescent girls in the Ebola recovery efforts.
Jan 9, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 7 Arrested for Murder and Conspiracy
Seven accused persons are currently in police custody for alleged murder and conspiracy charges. The accused persons are Lahai Kamara, Hawa Kamara, Mohamed Swarary, Abu Bakarr Kamara, Foday Manasaray, Keifala Bannah Kamara and Mustapha Koroma aka Rasta all of SembehunVilage in the Gaura Chiefdom, Kenema District.
Jan 9, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALPO Feeds Orphans & Disable Beggars
A Sierra Leone branch of Holland based International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) known as SALPO has joined the fight to kick Ebola out of the country through humanitarian support to the vulnerable in various locations across the city. This charitable organisation on New Year’s Eve donated food items to several needy people, mostly the disabled, street beggars, orphans and Ebola survivors.
Jan 9, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WHH Empowers Coastal Community Leaders on Ebola
A German non-governmental organisation, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (DWHH) has provided an intensive training for coastal commuinity leaders on the prevention and control of the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Jan 9, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 8th January 2015 Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,696 as follows:
Jan 9, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP North America Branch Supports Ebola Orphans on New Year’s Day
Supporters of the Main Opposition Sierra Leone people’s party (SLPP) based in North America have donated huge amount of money to feed over Fifty (50) children orphaned by Ebola. On New Year Day, the orphans and their foster parents converged at the Lileima Restaurant Kambui shopping plaza in Kenema to celebrate 2015 with enough food.
Jan 8, 2015, 17:18

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Miatta Kargbo’s Conscience should continue to hang her head in Peace
My attention was drawn to lead story in a local tabloid claiming that former Health Minister Ms. Miatta Kargbo should walk the streets with her chin held high because when she was sacked at end of August 2014, the country had only about 1,200 confirmed Ebola cases and now she is not minister, the country is recording over 7,500 cases.
Jan 8, 2015, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Minister of Water Resources Urges Youths to End Ebola
Addressing youths on New Year’s Eve in Bo City, the Deputy Minister of Water Resources Alhaji Randolph Foday Bayoh appealed to them to steadfast and intensify operations that would eradicate Ebola at once. “Sierra Leone lies in your hands and as we enter 2015 try to eradicate the Ebola scourges and never allow it again” he stated.
Jan 8, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : House –to-House Searching in Ribbi Chiefdom for Ebola
Moyamba District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr. Denis Marke has disclosed to the Awareness Times that military personnel, District Health Medical Team, the police in collaboration with some community volunteers are conducting house-to-house Ebola search in Ribbi Chiefdom. Moyamba District is one of the districts that has been hit badly by Ebola disease in recent months and now has 195 confirmed cases.
Jan 8, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Big Brother Claudius Production Donates to Ebola Victims in Constituency 93
One of the leading show promoters in Sierra Leone, the Big Brother Claudius Production on Wednesday 7th January 2015 donated several food items to Hon. Dauda Benson Kallon of Constituency 93 for onward distribution to his constituents at quarantined homes in the Godrich Peninsular, Western Rural District.
Jan 8, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Catholic Mission Ordains New Priest in Segbwema
A newly ordained priest, Reverend Henry Baion of the Saint Peter's Parish Church in Segbwema, Njaluahun Chiefdom Kailahun District has formally taken over the priesthood of the Catholic Church in segbwema.
Jan 8, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 7th January 2015 Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,665 as follows:
Jan 8, 2015, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
In Memory Of Our Loving Mother, Grandmother And Greatgrandmother Mrs .Ayo Elizabeth Hammond
In Memory Of Our Loving Mother, Grandmother And Greatgrandmother Mrs .Ayo Elizabeth Hammond
Jan 8, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
In Memory Of Alhaji Foday Sulaiman Bangura
In Memory Of Alhaji Foday Sulaiman Bangura
Jan 8, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kono Gets Ebola Laboratory & Treatment Center
District Medical Officer (DMO) for Kono district, Dr. Manso S. Dumbuya has in a phone chat, informed Awareness Times of a newly built Ebola Treatment Center & a laboratory that both open in Kono tomorrow Thursday 8th January 2015 to handle a recent upsurge in cases there.
Jan 7, 2015, 17:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 6th January 2015 Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,641 as follows:
Jan 7, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Maritime Administration Speaks on Abandoned Ship
The attention of the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration has been drawn to report on the media of a sea vessel, EZADEEN that was flying the flag of Sierra Leone and transporting illegal immigrants to Europe.
Jan 7, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Multi-Purpose Filling Station for Segbwema
The foundation stone for the construction of a multi-Purpose Commercial filling station has been laid on Sunday 27th December 2014 at Segbwema, the Chiefdom Headquarters Town of Njaluahun in the Kailahun District. According to engineers, the entire construction project is estimated at two hundred million Leones.
Jan 7, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : APC Faley Explains the Good Quality of APC to Kailahun Residents
The Deputy national Publicity Secretary II of the ruling APC, Honourable Robin Edward Samai Faley has concluded a 15-day tour , explaining Government efforts in the fight against Ebola and development scored cards of the Ruling All People Congress (APC) in Jawie and Njaluahun Chiefdoms as well as other parts in Kailahun District respectively.
Jan 7, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Alhassan Kamara Provides Food Items for Ebola victims
In order to complement the effort of the Government in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, the Member of Parliament for constituency 96, Hon. Alhassan Kamara with support from friends in Australia, on Tuesday 29th December 2014 donated food items worth million of leones to Ebola survivors and quarantines households at Calaba Town east end of Freetown.
Jan 7, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The light of the World Ministry Distributes Food Items in Pujehun
One of the leading Church ministries in Sierra Leone, The Light of the World Ministry has distributed food items worth millions of leones to quarantine homes and Ebola victims in the Pujehun District, South. The foods items were distributed between December 21st and 23rd 2014 at Sahn, Malen Chiefdom in Pujehun District.
Jan 7, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mabohanday Donates PPEs to Health Ministry
Freetown, Dec 29, 014 (MOHS) - The Mabohanday (Malimba) United States of America branch has donated Personal Protective Equipment worth 3,500 US Dollar to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease in the country.
Jan 7, 2015, 17:00


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