Five Minutes With Alfred Paolo Conteh - "We Were Not Expecting Ebola to Return to Freetown"
[Ebola Deeply] Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Leone's National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), Alfred Paolo Conteh, spoke with Ebola Deeply's Aruna Turay about the small surge in Ebola cases in Freetown, the nation's capital, in the past week.
A Conversation With - Ripley Ballou, Head of Gsk's Ebola Vaccine Research
[Ebola Deeply] Dr. Ripley Ballou, who heads GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Ebola vaccine research, is also the co-creator of the RTS,S malaria vaccine. Following 30 years researching the malaria vaccine, Ballou led the team that fast-tracked the Ebola vaccine within just a few months.
In Port Loko - Two Jailed for Fleeing Quarantine
[Concord] Two people have been detained at the Correctional Centre in the northern town of Port Loko for having breached health emergency regulations in a district that has recently seen a surge in new Ebola cases.
CGG Engages CSOs On Constitutional Review Process
[Concord] With support from Christian Aid Sierra Leone and Ibis Sierra Leone, Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) yesterday held a one-day roundtable conference with civil society organizations (CSOs) across the country to assess and calibrate the constitutional review process in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak.
At Court Martial
[Concord] The court martial trial of 13 alleged military mutineers is nearing completion as the defence yesterday addressed the court. Lawyer representing the 14th accused, Captain Prince Sesay, urged the judge advocate to deliver justice at whatever cost "even if the heavens should fall".
Waste Vehicle Lubricants Destroy Roads
[Concord] Chief Executive Officer of the Road Maintenance Fund, Abdul K. Kalokoh, has blamed the bad state of roads in the capital city, Freetown to waste lubricants emitted from vehicles, especially those operated by street garages.
Dutch Business Team Set for Liberia, Sierra Leone & Guinea
[FrontPageAfrica] The Hague -A Dutch business delegation is expected to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea beginning July 6-9, 2015 with possible trade and investment opportunities. The Dutch business delegation will be led by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Ms. Ploumen will travel to Monrovia on July 6, and hold discussions with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, meet with relevant agencies and senior government Ministers including the National Investment Commission and Finance and Developm
African Journalists, CSOs Pledge to Stop Illicit Financial Flow
[Concord] In Nairobi -Africa loses about $50 billion each year through illicit activities of multinational companies and rich individuals, participants at a three-day Illicit Financial Flow (IFF) conference, organised by Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) a Pan-African organization based in Nairobi, in conjunction with the University of Cape Town, were told last week in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ebola Genome Insights Indicate That Containment Worked
[SciDev.Net] The Ebola virus mostly spread nationally in Sierra Leone, according to the latest study of its genome, indicating that containment efforts at its borders may have worked.
Notorious Armed Robbers Remanded
[Concord] Two notorious armed robbers - Mustapha Jusu and Solomon Sesay - were on Monday, 29 June remanded at the Male Correctional Central on Pademba Road after they were arrested and arraigned for being in possession of an AK47 rifle loaded with 10 live rounds of ammunition.
The Mystery (and Challenge) of Kelvin Doe
[Concord] Almost 'everybody' in Sierra Leone knows about 'Kelvin Doe' now!! He is the teenage national icon. Kelvin Doe is that genius kid who at 16 invented a broadcast radio machine that amazed and thrilled his neighbors in Dwarzark, one of the slums that are blighting some of the most beautiful mountains in the world - close to tantalizing yellow and white beaches - which the Freetown peninsular is blessed with. When irregular electricity in the city stymied Kelvin Doe's broadcast machine, he invented an electric
Security Lapse At Youyi Building!
[Concord] Three people including one Mohamed Bangura, who is attached to the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, are currently at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Freetown helping the police in their investigation into an alleged armed robbery at the Youyi building, which houses over nine government ministries, departments and agencies.
Airtel to Make Over '1000 Millionaires in 60 Days'
[Concord] Managing Director of Airtel Sierra Leone has said the telecom giant is poised to creating over one thousand millionaires in the sixty days, amounting to Le1.2 billion as part of their 'Bomba millionaire promotion', adding that the promotion will target all Airtel customers across the country.
Reforming Financial Management in the NRA
[Concord] In recent years, the National Revenue Authority (NRA) has been transforming its accounting and financial management systems. According to the Authority's Director of Finance and Budget, Abdulai Conteh, the changes taking place are geared towards addressing deficiencies of the past in terms of accountability.
Michael Family Donates to Educaid Sl
[Concord] The Michael Family on Monday (June 29) presented food items worth millions of Leones to EducAid SL - one of the four orphanages benefiting from their monthly subvention situated at Sheriff Drive, off Regent Road, Lumley.
NRA Is the Engine of Growth
[Concord] Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) has described the institution as a key engine of economic growth in the country.
Njala University On Fish Farming Development
[Concord] The School of Natural Resources Management, Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management at Njala University continues in their determinant bid to improve aquaculture, which negatively impacted as a result of the civil conflict in the early '90s and 2000s.
'I Will Unite SLPP'
[Concord] Ambassador Joe Blell has pledged to unite the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) ahead of crucial presidential elections slated for 2018.
Utilising Local Governance in Post-Ebola Recovery Drive
[Concord] China -With the country apparently bringing an end to its Ebola chapter, a Post-Ebola Recovery Strategy document could not have come at the right time, given the lessons we have learnt; how the virus and its outbreak affected not only state governance but brought to light the challenges in the health sector of the affected nations, and also, most importantly but sadly, killed thousands of our compatriots. Also, the leadership, especially at the political level, provided so far by Sierra Leone and the support of t
Chan - Mauritania Completes Double Over Leone Stars
[Concord] Mauritania booked their place to the next round of the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers, thanks to a 2-0 victory over Sierra Leone in Nouakchott in the second leg tie of their preliminary round.