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2015-04-27 Looking Forward to End of Ebola
[Al Jazeera] Kagbantama -In just one month Abdul Kamara, 18, lost his entire family to Ebola.

2015-04-27 UN Resumes Vaccination Drive for Three Million Children
[UN News] For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns with an aim to protect three million children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases such as measles and polio.

2015-04-27 Why Sierra Leone Can't Get Rid of Ebola
[Ebola Deeply] Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the president of the Republic of Sierra Leone, was having trouble "getting to zero," and his underlings were getting antsy.

2015-04-27 Immunization Resumes in Ebola-Hit Countries
[Unicef] Dakar/Geneva -For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are conducting major nationwide immunization campaigns to protect millions of children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases.

2015-04-27 U N Chief Names New Head of Ebola Mission
[New Dawn] The U.N. Secretary General, on Saturday, appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa's Ebola crisis, expressing the hope that the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus will soon come to an end.

2015-04-27 Secretary-General Appoints New Acting Special Representative for UN Mission Against Ebola
[UN News] The United Nations Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the Secretary-General's Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).

2015-04-27 Precautions Must Be Taken As Students Head Back to the Classroom
[Concord] One of the biggest impacts of the Ebola outbreak has been the severe interruption to the school year. But on 14th April around 1.8 million children in over 8,000 schools in Sierra Leone were expected to return to school after a nine-month break due to Ebola

2015-04-27 Ellen Congratulates Sierra Leone On 54th Independence Anniversary
[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the government and people of Sierra Leone on the occasion commemorating the country's 54th independence anniversary.

2015-04-27 'Works Ministry Not Involved in Awarding Roads Contracts'
[Concord] Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Housing and Infrastructure yesterday told members of the Works Committee in Parliament that the ministry has not been involved in the award of contracts by the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) across the country.

2015-04-27 HRC Frowns At 'Bias Implementation of Emergency Regulations'
[Concord] The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRC-SL) has expressed concern over what they considered as bias 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.

2015-04-27 Sierra Leone Play Nigeria On Wednesday to Mark 54th Independence Anniversary
[The Point] Sierra Leone national team in The Gambia will Wednesday 29 April 2015 play their Nigerian counterparts in a friendly game as part of events marking the 54th Independence anniversary celebrations of Sierra Leone.

2015-04-27 Internal Politics May Undermine Sierra Leone's Ebola, Peace Effort
[Guardian] Washington DC -While the rest of the world were in the World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC, fashioning out ways to procure funds to bail out their countries from the devastating economic effects of the Ebola Virus Disease, Sierra Leoneans were outside the building on each others throat over alleged embezzlement of Ebola free money and unconstitutional acts of removing the Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana by President Ernest Bai Koroma.

2015-04-27 Contemporary Policing for Demanding Circumstances
[Concord] The Sierra Leone Police happens to be at the frontline of keeping the peace in Sierra Leone. Incidentally, the experience of this force is better accepted abroad where it is increasingly being seen as one of the more professional and disciplined Police forces on peacekeeping missions from Darfur to Somalia, deployed on assignments of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN). Personnel from the Sierra Leone Police have served in Haiti, South Sudan and the United Nations and have handled and excell

2015-04-27 Inferno Destroys 20 Houses in Moyamba
[Concord] Scores of people are currently stranded after a bush fire destroyed over 20 houses and millions of properties at the Banta Mokeleh Section, Temidale Chiefdom in the Moyamba District, southern Sierra Leone.

2015-04-27 Standards Bureau Director Speaks On Alcohol Standards
[Concord] E Sesay -Deputy Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau, Amadu Jorgor Bah, has told Concord Times in an exclusive interview that the bureau has set up a national standards for all alcoholic products in the country.

2015-04-27 Driving Doctor Donates Water to Hasting Treatment Centre
[Concord] As they continue efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus disease, Driving Doctor, a project at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), yesterday donated pure drinking water to the Hasting Ebola Treatment Centre.

2015-04-24 Ebola - UN Launches Push to Engage More Women, Community Leaders in Fight Against Disease
[UN News] With fresh statistics on the Ebola outbreak reflecting a halt in the decline in West Africa, the United Nations today began a campaign to engage more women - who have been disproportionately affected by the disease - as well as local traditional healers, to encourage communities to become more involved to bring down infection rates to zero.

2015-04-24 'Confirmed Cases From MOA Wharf'
[Concord] Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Center (NERC) yesterday disclosed that all of the Ebola confirmed cases in the Western Area since last week are from Moa Wharf, a densely populated slum community in the east of Freetown.

2015-04-24 President Attends Asia-Africa Summit
[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has described Africa's lack of representation at the Security Council as a grave injustice that must be addressed, particularly so when over 70% of issues discussed at the Security Council relate to the continent.

2015-04-24 Blacks Killing Blacks in South Africa
[Concord] For the past few days the international media has been dominated with news of black South Africans killing black Africans on the flimsy excuse that they are jobless as a result of the presence of African economic migrants. But the question that frequently comes to mind as I listen to news of black South Africans attacking and killing their fellow black Africans is, can a black man be a foreigner on African soil? Are South Africans jobless because of the presence of foreign black migrants? Do they have the

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