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NEWS
Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma rallies Asian Nations for UN Reform
It can be recalled that H.E. President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma got positive international media coverage last week whilst he lobbied in America for assistance to be rendered to three Mano River Union (MRU) Nations affected by Ebola. Now, an official dispatch from State House informs that the President has been rallying Asia on behalf of Africa over reform of U.N. The State House report here follows:
Apr 24, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Human Rights Commission: Implementation of the Public Emergency Regulations 2014 (Press Release)
Thursday 23rd April 2015). The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) is concerned about the implementation of the Public Emergency Regulations 2014 by the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), particularly the discriminatory application of Section 15 which derogates the Right to Freedom of Assembly and Association.
Apr 24, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 23rd April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases
Apr 24, 2015, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sylvia Blyden Speaks on Press Freedom in Sierra Leone
Following is part of Dr. Sylvia Blyden's comments yesterday morning of 23rd April 2015 to the Africa Policy Breakfast hosted by members of United States Congress. She extensively responded to a bunch of untrue allegations stated to the meeting by a political ally of Alhaji Sam-Sumana named Aiah Fanday. Dr. Blyden was in the audience with Hon. Minister Mabinty Daramy at Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.
Apr 24, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : African Peer Review Calls on MDAs to Report Activities
In a bid to promote good governance which is in line with President Ernest Bai Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity, the African Peer Review Mechanism on April 22nd 2015 called on representatives from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the country to submit reports of their activities based on the ‘National Programme of Action’.
Apr 24, 2015, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
In Loving and affectionate memory of a dearly Loved BrotherMamud M. Sesay
In Loving and affectionate memory of a dearly Loved Brother Mamud M. Sesay
Apr 24, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
TO DAY MARKS THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR DEAR BEAUTIFUL SWEET MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND AUNTY; Haja Memunatu Mucktarr-Kallay
TO DAY MARKS THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR DEAR BEAUTIFUL SWEET MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND AUNTY; Haja Memunatu Mucktarr-Kallay AKA! O-MAMMY.
Apr 24, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bank of Sierra Leone debunks Fake Note as: Sam-Sumana Clique Keeps Going Berserk; but EBK Ignores them
A clique of relatives and allies of Alhaji Sam Sumana (A.S.S.), have increasingly turned belligerent since the former Honourable A.S.S. lost his position as Vice-President of Sierra Leone. Social media has especially been awash with extremely objectionable forms of propaganda. It gets more desperately rabid with each day passing.
Apr 23, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone - 22nd April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases
Apr 23, 2015, 17:12

NEWS
E.B.K. Raps VOA on Impact of Ebola :Voice Of America: Sierra Leone President Bemoans Ebola’s Impact
Washington DC, April 15th 2015: Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma says the Ebola outbreak has been devastating to his country’s economy, crippling businesses and households. But the country is focused on rebuilding its health system and economy.
Apr 23, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Madina Rahman Visits Direct Relief & Addresses Ebola Innovation Summit.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 20, 2015 – Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Madina Rahman, and Abdul Jalloh, Executive Director of Sierra Leone-based Medical Research Centre, today concluded a four-day visit to Direct Relief’s California headquarters to discuss emerging priorities and plan sustained interventions as Ebola cases wane and recovery efforts accelerate.
Apr 23, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Cabinet Secretary Attends the Second Roundtable Meeting for African Cabinet Secretaries
The Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, Dr. Ernest Surrur has attended the Second Roundtable meeting for African Cabinet Secretaries on the theme ‘Transparency and Accountability in Policy Formulation and Implementation’ from the 13th-17thApril, 2015,in Accra, Ghana.
Apr 23, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Queries Education Ministry
Freetown, Apr. 22 (SLENA) - The Public Accounts Committee in Parliament on Tuesday the 21st April 2015 screened officials of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as per the Audit Service Report for 2013 in Committee Room No. 1.
Apr 23, 2015, 17:04

NEWS
Saudi Arabia Assures Sierra Leone in Post – Ebola Recovery Plan
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has said that his country attaches great importance to its brotherly and friendly ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Apr 23, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chinese Envoy Pays Courtesy Call on VP Foh
Freetown, Apr. 22 (SLENA) - On Monday this week, Ambassador Lin Songtian, Special Representative to the Chinese Foreign Minister, H.E Wang Yi and who also doubles as Director-General, Department of African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Vice President Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh in his office at Tower Hill, Freetown.
Apr 23, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Vindication for MSF, Awareness Times & All those who bravely spoke out back in 2014 as: WHO top Leadership Finally Confess they Messed up on Ebola!
Although the World Health Organisation was to later withdraw its original statement and re-issue a toned down version it claimed was a better 'correct' version, there have been sighs of relief in many quarters over the decision of the WHO to admit it messed up the initial response to the unprecedented Ebola crisis that struck West Africa.
Apr 22, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Rutile’s $44 million vote of confidence in Sierra Leonean economy
Sierra Rutile gave Sierra Leone’s Ebola-hit economy a big vote of confidence on 21 April 2015, with the news that it is set to construct a $44 million dry mine at Gangama, substantially expanding its rutile mining operations in the South of Sierra Leone.
Apr 22, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 21st April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced on April 21st
Apr 22, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Friends of Maternity Hospital Donates to Mabessaneh
The St John of God Catholic Hospital otherwise known as the Mabessaneh Hospital in Lunsar is the sole beneficiary of a consignment of Medical Supplies estimated at a couple of hundreds of millions of Leones. The Consignment which mostly comprised of Maternity Equipments including gloves, mattresses, wheelchair for Disable Persons, Drip Stands, and Scales for both Adults and Babies were donated to the Friends of Maternity Hospital by two separate Non Governmental Organisations in both the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
Apr 22, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chinese Special Rep calls on VP Foh
Freetown, Apr. 21 (SLENA) - Chinese Special Representative to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Lin Songtian and deletion yesterday called on the Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Victor Bockarie Foh at his Tower Hill Office in Freetown.
Apr 22, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Finance Ministry holds Workshop to Preview NGO Policy in Bo
Bo, Apr. 21 (SLENA) - The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) unit in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) in collaboration with UNICEF last week Friday 17th April 2015 continued the National consultative workshop on the review of 2009 Non- Governmental Organizations Policy Regulation at the District Council Hall, Sewa Road in Bo.
Apr 22, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Hosts Chinese Special Envoy
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 20 April, 2015, hosted the Chinese Special Representative Ambassador Lin Songtian at his State Lodge in Freetown. The Chinese envoy is in the country to review the impact of China’s aid to Sierra Leone, and also assess the post-Ebola recovery strategy with specific reference to industrialization and human development capacity.
Apr 22, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As President Koroma heads to Indonesia: Hon. Vice President Victor Foh is Again in Charge of Sierra Leone
According to a dispatch from State House, President Koroma has expressed immense satisfaction with the manner in which his Honourable Vice-President Victor Bockarie Foh handled the State during the President’s one week absence out of Sierra Leone.
Apr 21, 2015, 17:06

NEWS
Islamic Bank lauds leadership of Koroma Govt & Signs 10 Million Dollars with it
Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, President of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has praised the leadership role demonstrated by the Ernest Bai Koroma led Government to contain the Ebola Virus. He was speaking on Friday April 17th 2015, prior to signing a highly concessional loan that aims to develop the health sector in Sierra Leone.
Apr 21, 2015, 17:04

NEWS
Washington Post: Sierra Leonean President looking past Ebola to broad national recovery
Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma was ready to talk about something besides Ebola. His West African nation is not yet Ebola-free. It is still fighting to rid itself of the feared pathogen, which has killed more than 10,000 people in that country and Guinea and Liberia since March 2014.
Apr 21, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 20th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced on April 20th
Apr 21, 2015, 17:00

NEWS
Sierra Leone President's Trip to America was a Huge Success
She cited the very positive media coverage of President Koroma in interviews he granted to international journalists of BBC, VOA, Washington Post, CCTV, Reuters as evidence. She describes with disdain, gimmicks of Sam-Sumana family members and their Opposition SLPP allies.
Apr 20, 2015, 12:33

NEWS
Ban Ki Moon thanks Doctors & Nurses against Ebola
In his remarks at the World Bank Spring Meetings High Level Event on Ebola, the United Nations Secretary General has paid particular tribute to the brave doctors and nurses working on the front lines against the Ebola Outbreak. Ban Ki Moon said though the Ebola epidemic remains a pressing challenge but yet it has brought out multi-lateralism at its best and has also seen Presidents and Governments of affected countries display commendable leadership and resolve.
Apr 20, 2015, 12:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leone: Sylvia Blyden Says President’s U.S. Trip was a Huge Success as she mocks SLPP/Sam-Sumana’s ‘Fiba Baboon’ Gimmicks at World Bank
They selfishly actually went to say assistance should be withheld from our country duirng this critical post-Ebola time! Na God go pay them for that evil wish. Anyway, it did not happen - The country under the advocacy of President Koroma has been blessed with more support whilst you Sam-Sumana folks just ridiculed yourselves in front of the White Man; especially with your ‘FIBA BABOON’ songs.
Apr 20, 2015, 12:07

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Students turn-out impresses Hon. VP Foh
Freetown, Apr 18 (SLENA) - The newly appointed Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh has expressed satisfaction over the appreciable turn out of pupils of both primary and secondary schools in the Western Urban areas of the capital.
Apr 20, 2015, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Days 4 & 5 of Sierra Leone President’s 6-day Visit to Washington D.C.
Although the countries worst affected by the Ebola virus disease have made tremendous progress in containing the outbreak, the embers continue to glow as they gear up to get to and sustain zero Ebola infections.
Apr 20, 2015, 12:04

NEWS : Photo News
PHOTO NEWS: Nesto & Usu Boie
PHOTO NEWS: Nesto & Usu Boie
Apr 20, 2015, 12:02

NEWS : Photo News
Sierra Leone - 19th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced on April 19th
Apr 20, 2015, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : First Lady Hosts Mrs. Jonta Foh, the Wife of Honourable Vice-President
To compliment her husband's efforts on achieving the Agenda for Prosperity programme, the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma has hosted Mrs. Jonta Foh, the Wife of the newly appointed Honourable Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh. The meeting was held at the Presidential State Lodge residence at Hill Station yesterday 16th April 2015.
Apr 17, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Photo News
U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass In Courtesy Call on President Koroma
U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass In Courtesy Call on President Koroma
Apr 17, 2015, 17:08

NEWS
Corporate Council for Africa urges U.S. Businesses to Invest in MRU
The Corporate Council on Africa Thursday 16th April held a luncheon in honor of the Presidents of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC. The purpose of the luncheon was to assess the current situation in the Mano River Union and find out what needs to be done to restore businesses in the region.
Apr 17, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UNMEER Lauds School Reopening; says Sierra Leone set to end Ebola
Freetown – 16 April, 2015: The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has welcomed the reopening of schools in Sierra Leone as a sign that the country was returning to normalcy.
Apr 17, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : National consultative workshop reviews NGO policy regulations
Kenema, Apr. 16 (SLENA) - The Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) Unit in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) in collaboration with UNICEF Wednesday week continued the National Consultative workshop on the review of 2009 Non- Governmental Organizations policy Regulation at the Rendezvous Guest House Reservation in Kenema, Eastern province.
Apr 17, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 16th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced on April 16th
Apr 17, 2015, 17:00

NEWS
President Obama is very grateful for hard work done by MRU Presidents against Ebola
“So Madam President, Mr. Presidents, we are very grateful for the hard work that you’ve done. We’re proud to partner with you and we intend to see this through until the job is done.” CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE FULL TEXT OF HIS WORDS.
Apr 16, 2015, 17:17

NEWS : Photo News
PHOTO NEWS: President Koroma meets with USAID Administrator
After his White House meetings, President Koroma was invited to meet several high profile U.S. Government Officials. One such was the Administrator of USAID at the USAID Headquarters.
Apr 16, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : President Urges for APC Unity so he can Focus on Post-Ebola Recovery
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma in his capacity as Chairman and Leader of the All People’s Congress party Tuesday night swatted aside social media reports on the ongoing constitutional matter involving the former Vice President, and urged members of the party’s USA branch to close ranks and focus on Sierra Leone’s post-Ebola recovery efforts.
Apr 16, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone - 16th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced April 16th = ONE as follows:
Apr 16, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Shepherd Hospice Empowers Traditional Healers and Societal Members
Traditional healers and secret society members in Marampa Chiefdom, Port Loko district last week called on THE SHEPHERD’S HOSPICE SIERRA to empower and involve them in to the fight against Ebola. They made this call during a one day meeting organized by The Shepherd’s Hospice Sierra Leone for traditional healers and secret society members in Marampa Chiefdom at the Lunsar Town Hall.
Apr 16, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ministry Of Local Government And Rural Development Awards Local Councils
The Decentralised Secretariat under the auspices of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development held a ceremony for the formal presentation of certificates and awards of the distinctive 19 Local Councils in respect of the Comprehensive Local Government Performance Assessment System (CLoGPAS) which was conducted in 2013/2014.
Apr 16, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Counting The Gains Of Office Of Diaspora Affairs
Office of the Diaspora affairs which is the brain child of President Koroma has been working tooth and nail to ensure that it brings development in the country. In achieving such, results oriented staff members of ODA have been seriously engaging and liaising effectively with sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora.
Apr 16, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : I Never Gave Interview to Anyone …Says P R O of Sierra Leone Port Authority
Sarah K Sesay the Public Relations Officer of the Sierra Leone Port Authority yesterday via a telephone interview told Awareness Times newspaper that he never granted an interview to Abdul R Bedor Kamara a reporter of the New Citizen Newspaper. An article was published on April 15th, 2015 in the New Citizen Newspaper entitled: Port GM & Workers at Logger Head.
Apr 16, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP’s Opposition ‘Nor Get Head & Ee Nor Get Tail’
Dr. Sylvia Blyden, a political ally of the President, has described tactics of the country’s opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) as chaotic and with no clear progressive direction. Writing on social media in local Krio parlance, she said “Me, ar kin look tire with una sef. Una Opposition nor get HEAD en ee nor get TAIL”.
Apr 15, 2015, 17:12

NEWS
NEWS FLASH: Ernest Koroma Invited to White House today
NEWS FLASH: Ernest Koroma Invited to White House today to Discuss Ebola with Obama
Apr 15, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 14th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced April 14th = TWO as follows:
Apr 15, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh on social mobilization drive in Bo
Bo, Apr. 14 (SLENA) – In a bid to compliment His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma’s social mobilization drive for community involvement and ownership of the fight against Ebola in the country, newly appointed Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Victor Bockarie Foh, last week Thursday stormed his home district, Bo in the southern part of the country.
Apr 15, 2015, 17:06

NEWS
Ordering Ebola Audit Midstream Will Remain a Legacy of President
Washington DC, 14th April 2015: I was chatting with President Koroma in between his various meetings here in Washington DC. One point that we both totally agree on is that the Decision by President Koroma to Order a midstream Audit into the Management of Ebola Funds by his Government Officials, is proving to be one of the strongest legacies of his Presidency that Political Historians will hail him over for centuries.
Apr 15, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : With UNMEER’s assistance, How Magazine Cut Community is Fending off Ebola
With a megaphone in hand and sweating under the scorching Saturday afternoon sun, Saidu Bah meanders through the busy Hagan Street market, in Magazine Cut, Freetown, saying, “Wash your hands. Let’s end Ebola. Wash your hands.”
Apr 15, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Haven donates to help strengthen health care infrastructure in Sierra Leone
A delegation from New Haven led by the Chairperson of the New Haven and Freetown Sister Cities Madam Althea Norcott has donated $140,000 worth in vehicles (4 in total), water, medical supplies and a few school supplies as a gesture of their empathy towards the people of Sierra Leone in the fight against the Ebola virus disease (EVD).
Apr 15, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma gets Red Carpet Welcome & says he Stands by his Decision
Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has affirmed that he stands by his decision to relieve Mr. Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana, erstwhile vice president, of duties Sumana had purported to be doing after his VP office fell vacant.
Apr 14, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : “Baboo Yai Oh” for SLPP as President Gets U.S. Welcome
However, in sharp contrast of their expectations, according to a close political ally of the President, Dr. Sylvia Blyden, “the kind of warm welcome that the President received on this trip from the airport to his hotel is unlike any I have ever seen and I have travelled with the President many times in the past”. - “I can only say the SLPP and Sam-Sumana have lost face in their efforts. And for that, as we say in our local parlance, this is a matter of ‘BABOO YAI OH’ for them as they cannot touch the credentials of President Ernest Bai Koroma!” said Dr. Blyden on the phone line from Washington DC last evening.
Apr 14, 2015, 17:13

NEWS
Maada Bio Displays Humility at OBBA Event in London
The former Head of State under the NPRC Military Junta, Julius Maada Bio who is also an alumnus of the Bo Secondary School demonstrated his humility at a refreshment event following a thanksgiving service of the Old Bo Boys Association (UK & Ireland) on Sunday 12th April 2015 at the Walworth Methodist Church in London.
Apr 14, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 13th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced April 13th = TWO as follows:
Apr 14, 2015, 17:10

NEWS
Bring Back Our Girls!!!
Today April 14th 2015 marks 12 Months since Boko Haram abducted over 200 School Girls from their dormitories in Chibok, Nigeria.
Apr 14, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : APC Finland Chapter commends President Koroma for appointment of Victor Foh
“Well done on a deserved appointment!” he said. “We see your appointment as a clear demonstration of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s recognition of your hard work, loyalty, dedication to party and commitment to the national service you have rendered to our nation.
Apr 14, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Prince Of Peace Ministry International Donates Anti-Ebola Materials To Vulnerable Children
The Prince of Peace Ministry International, donated toiletries to 100 Ebola survival and orphans on April 7th, 2015 at the conference hall of the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender, Children Affairs at New England Ville, Freetown. The donation went mainly Ebola orphans and survivors in the western area of Freetown. Moreover, 250 bottles of liquid hand soap and 250 bleach sprays as well as skin disease soaps were also distributed to the targeted beneficiaries.
Apr 14, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Soroptomists Rehabilitate Water Facility at MMCE & T
The President of Soroptomists International–Sierra Leone (SI-SL), Dr. Nana Pratt, who is also Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Guma Valley Water Company (GVWA), on Saturday 11th April 2015 commissioned the newly-rehabilitated improved water facility at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCE&T), Goderich Campus in Freetown.
Apr 14, 2015, 17:00

NEWS
Eddie Turay & Jengo Stevens are Fully Supporting Ernest Koroma
Sierra Leone High Commissioner to the United Kingdom & Ireland, His Excellency Edward M. Turay has openly endorsed the decision of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) to expel the former Vice-President of Sierra Leone from their ranks.
Apr 13, 2015, 12:06

NEWS
President Koroma Heads to Washington DC
Credible reports reaching this medium indicates that President Koroma has last evening of Sunday 12th March 2015, flown out of Sierra Leone on a visit to the United States of America. According to sources, the President will be meeting several prominent persons in America on this trip to discuss the Ebola crisis and the Head of State will also be taking part on a series of roundtable discussions on Ebola and its socio-economic impact on the Mano River Union subregion.
Apr 13, 2015, 12:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 12th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced April 12th = ONE as follows:
Apr 13, 2015, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NaCSA Concludes Cash Transfer to Poor Households
The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) over the weekend started the implementation of the National Social Safety Net Programme (NSSP), Cash Transfer to extremely poor Sierra Leoneans in Moyamba, Bombali, Kono and Western Rural Districts. The Cash transfer enables poor people to meet their basic needs including the buying of food and provisions of basic health, education and shelter.
Apr 13, 2015, 12:00

NEWS
Obama all set to Invite Leaders of Ebola Affected Countries
A Press Release from the White House has informed that two days ago on Wednesday April 8th 2015, President Obama met with his international health and national security teams to discuss what more can be done to get to zero Ebola cases in West Africa. Awareness Times credible sources in Washington DC have now intimated this newspaper that the briefing of President Obama is going to be followed by special invitations for President Koroma and his MRU colleagues to visit the White House.
Apr 10, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lawyers Throng to Support that Relieving of Former VP is Constitutional
Initial reports were that His Excellency the President does not enjoy support from Sierra Leone lawyers over act of relieving the former Vice-President of duties he had purported to be doing after that Office fell vacant.
Apr 10, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 9th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced April 9th = ONE as follows:
Apr 10, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Sylvia Blyden Returns to Freetown
One of Sierra Leone’s most versatile women has returned to Sierra Leone after an absence of six weeks which saw her attend the event of Transformation of the UN General Assembly Hall to an anti-Ebola Musical Concert in New York; saw her attend International Women’s Day events in Washington DC. with some of the most prominent African Women and later address auspicious events at both the Harvard Law School and Harvard Medical School.
Apr 10, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : National Commission For Democracy Launches Constitutional Review Materials
The National Commission for Democracy on 8th April 2015, launched the Constitutional Review materials including: booklets of relevant portions of the 1991 Constitution translated into five local languages (Kono, Krio, Limba, Mende and Themne) and copies of VCD on key thematic areas of the Constitutional Review process of the 1991 Constitution at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Information and Communication, Youyi Building Freetown.
Apr 10, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Performance Based Financing will help improve a strong and resilient health care”- Dr. Sarian Kamara
Freetown, April 8, 015 (MOHS) - The Directorate of Health Systems, Planning, Policy and Information in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and development partners has ended a one day meeting on Performance Based Financing (PBF) at the Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown.
Apr 10, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gruesome Road Accident Left 1 Dead
A terrible road accident on Friday 3rd April 2015 left one staff of Trillion Development Company, Ibrahim Conteh dead whilst his colleague apparently a Lebanese national got seriously injured.
Apr 10, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : At Supreme Court this Morning... Vice-President Foh should be Removed - Sam-Sumana Prays
A second set of court documents in addition to the first set, have been filed by Lawyer Jenkins-Johnston on behalf of former Vice-President Sam-Sumana. In the second set, the former VP prays for the Supreme Court to place an injunction on the sitting Vice-President Honourable Victor Bockarie Foh that forces the latter to quit that office until Supreme Court makes a final decision on ‘constitutional interpretation’ matter that Sumana first took in front of the court.
Apr 9, 2015, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Dr. Khan’s Findings on Ebola - Virus was with us since at least 2006
Freetown, August 6th 2014: I have carefully read through a July 2014 scientific paper published by CDC, in which a team including late Dr. Sheik Umarr Khan revealed their discovery of signs of active (IgM) Ebola Virus infection in the MRU subregion from as far back as the year 2006.
Apr 9, 2015, 17:06

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 8th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced April 8th = ONE as follows:
Apr 9, 2015, 17:04

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Yes, We Were Warned About Ebola in Liberia - Since 1978
MONROVIA, Liberia — The conventional wisdom among public health authorities is that the Ebola virus, which killed at least 10,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, was a new phenomenon, not seen in West Africa before 2013. (The one exception was an anomalous case in Ivory Coast in 1994, when a Swiss primatologist was infected after performing an autopsy on a chimpanzee.)
Apr 9, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NaCSA Cash Transfer to Poor Households
The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) between April 3rd and 7th 2015 Easter weekend implemented the National Social Safety Net Programme (NSSP), Cash Transfer to extremely poor Sierra Leoneans in Moyamba, Bombali, Kono and Western Rural Districts. The Cash transfer enables poor people to meet their basic needs including the buying of food and provisions of basic health, education and shelter.
Apr 9, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kailahun Chairman Alex Bonapha was 100% Correct!
Chairman of Kailahun Local Government Council, Alex J. Bonapha Esq. has been proven as 100% correct when he last weekend (April 5th 2015) vehemently rejected a report from the National Ebola Response Center (NERC) that his district recorded a strange isolated case of Ebola after over 3 months of being Ebola free. A Press Release from NERC on the matter, has meanwhile raised more questions than answers. Please see below for it.
Apr 8, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kids Advocacy Network Launch Anti Stigmatization and Discrimination Campaign in Schools and Communities
The Kids Advocacy Network, one of the leading child protection advocacy group in the country with support from National Revenue Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, Aureol Insurance Company, Street Child, Social Workers Sierra Leone and Geo Mining Consultancy on Saturday 4TH April 2015 launch a one month campaign on the negative effect of stigmatization and discrimination of Ebola survivors and orphans in schools and in communities on the theme “ Ebola Survivors and Orphans are our Hope for a Brighter Future, Respect Them”.
Apr 8, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Pharmacy Board Alert: ‘Bleaching Creams’ Cosmetics & Hydroquinone
The Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone as part of its legal mandate to ensure that only quality and safe cosmetics and other regulated products are on the Sierra Leone market, hereby directs all concerned with the importation of cosmetic products into the country should ensure that all such cosmetic products should contain the regulated amount of not more than 2% hydroquinone content.
Apr 8, 2015, 17:06

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 7th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases announced April 7th = THREE as follows:
Apr 8, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : APC Germany gets new Chapter; raises funds to fight Ebola
Members of the Sierra Leone’s All People’s Congress party (APC) Germany Branch at the weekend showcased a vibrant picture of the party’s strength at a colourful ceremony marking the inauguration of the branch´s newest baby “The APC Rhein-Ruhr Metropolitan Chapter.”
Apr 8, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Health minister discloses plans to Re-commence general health services
Port Loko, Apr. 7 (SLENA) - The intention of the Central Government to recommence general health services in the country was disclosed to the people of Port Loko by the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Hon Foday Sawi.
Apr 8, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics :Youth Empowerment Credentials are Intact as 27 Years Old Turns Deputy Editor of APC Paper
The All Peoples Congress (APC) under leadership of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma continues to score in empowering young people. This time the party has appointed 27 years old Gunther Adikali Bai Daramy as Deputy Editor of the party’s official mouthpiece, We Yone. Daramy is expected to bring youthfulness into the editorial perspective of We Yone.
Apr 7, 2015, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister Harriet Turay, Dr. Julius Sandy & VP Staff Assure Vice-President Foh
Freetown, April 4th 2015: The newly appointed Honourable Vice President, Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh has last week Wednesday met with the management and staff of the Office of the Vice President during which he was assured by his Minister of State, Madam Harriet Turay and the constitutionally appointed ‘Secretary to the Vice-President’ Dr. Julius Sandy of their fullest support and loyalty. The meeting was held inside his Tower Hill Office in Freetown.
Apr 7, 2015, 12:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 6th April Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases for April 6th = ZERO as follows:
Apr 7, 2015, 12:06

NEWS
Beyond 90 Days: Persistence of Ebola Virus in Body Fluids
“With regards the development of a strange positive case of Ebola appearing in a 9-month-old baby in Kailahun, everyone should vigorously be concerned,” writes Dr. Sylvia Blyden. The former special executive assistant to Sierra Leone’s President Koroma recently spoke on impact, consequences, prospects and challenges facing young people because of Ebola at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Apr 7, 2015, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Finland opens Primary School at Yams Farm
Apr. 4 (SLENA) - Children Crossing Culture from Finland has supported the Yams Farm community in the Western Rural district with a two-six class room buildings for primary school girls in order to enhance the education of the girl child.
Apr 7, 2015, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Evacuated Americans released from ‘Quarantine’
Several US clinicians working for the Boston-based aid group Partners in Health (PIH) have been released after being placed under three weeks of close medical supervision. They did not develop actual signs of the Ebola Virus Disease but were placed under observation after they were exposed in Sierra Leone when one of their colleagues caught the virus. They were all speedily evacuated out of Africa on special flights.
Apr 7, 2015, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : After Ebola, Prosperity Agenda will go on: APC Gov’t to Give out Free Exercise Books & Pay all School Fees
In a Speech to mark the successful end of a 3-days Lockdown that has evaluated extent of Ebola crisis, the Head of State has informed the world that his APC-led Government will pay all school fees in public schools and examination fees for every single NPSE, BECE and WASSCE student for the next two years.
Apr 2, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves New High Court Judge and Six Others
Parliament on March 31st 2015 debated and ratified the Ninth Report of the Committee on Appointments and the Public Service. This committee is charged with the responsibility of vetting and determining the suitability of Presidential nominees to hold and serve in high offices of State.
Apr 2, 2015, 17:06

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 1st April Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases for April 1st = ZERO as follows:
Apr 2, 2015, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
OPEN LETTER TO H.E THE PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONE.
Your Excellency, please permit us to use this medium as a gentle reminder with reference to our previous letter addressed to you on 28th of November 2014 in relation to stipulated funds for Sierra Leonean students currently studying in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Apr 2, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
= NIGERIA POLITICS = Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s Address after he Conceded Defeat to APC’s Gen Buhari
I thank you all for turning out en-masse for the March 28 General Elections. I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word. I have also expanded the space for Nigerians to participate in the democratic process. That is one legacy I will like to see endure
Apr 2, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sixty-Five (65) Cuban Medical Ebola Fighters Bids Farewell to MOHS
Freetown, Mar. 30, 015 (MOHS) - Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister 1, Mr. Foday Sawi has commended 65 Cuban Medical professionals for their great sacrifice in supporting the fight against the Ebola Virus disease in the country.
Apr 1, 2015, 17:06

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 31st March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,547 as follows:
Apr 1, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 100 Beds Paediatric and Maternity Wards for Kailahun Government Hospital
Kailahun, Mar. 30, 015 (MOHS) - The Kailahun Government Hospital is to benefit from a 100 Beds Paediartric and Maternity Project worth $1. 1 Million U S Dollars. Addressing the Turning of the Sod ceremony, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation Mr. Foday Sawi described the event as an important day for the people of Kailahun, noting that the project when completed will be the second biggest health facility of its kind in the country.
Apr 1, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Tulane/Lassa Fever Programme hands over Rehabilitated Annex Ward to Ministry of Health
Kenema, Mar. 30, 015 (MOHS) - The Tulane/Lassa Fever Programme has handed over the newly rehabilitated and refurbished Annex Ward of the Kenema Government Hospital to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation at a ceremony held at the Hospital premises in Kenema.
Apr 1, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : In a Bi-Partisan Show of Gratitude to British Ship: Kailahun & Pujehun Council Chairs Join President in Thanks
President Ernest Bai Koroma who is noted as the main brain behind the political tolerance enjoyed in Sierra Leone currently, has taken key opposition SLPP leaders in persons of Chairman Alex Bonapha of Kailahun District Council and Chairman Saddiq Sillah of Pujehun District Local Council along with him whilst he was on a private visit to say thanks to the British Military Ship, the RAF Argus.
Mar 31, 2015, 17:08


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