Sierra Leone Ebola Crisis - One Year On, the Road to Recovery Continues
[Christian Aid] A year into Sierra Leone's battle against the Ebola virus, the country is making progress in its journey towards recovery, although much remains to be done to ensure access to basic healthcare for the most vulnerable citizens, Christian Aid says.
New Ebola Cases Spike in Guinea and Sierra Leone
[Al Jazeera] Guinea and Sierra Leone have reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, providing a reminder that the virus "will not go quietly", a top World Health Organization official said.
I Will Stand By Men
[Concord] Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police yesterday vowed "to stand by any decision taken by his officers to dispel any attempt at contravening the law in the face of a false claim to human rights".
UNMEER Chief Commends Women for Amplifying Yellow Ribbon Campaign
[Concord] The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Peter Graaff, has described the efforts of the women of Sierra Leone towards bending the Ebola curve in the country as "truly commendable", saying it is precisely the kind of support required to get Ebola to zero and staying zero.
Credit Recovery Agency to Conduct Property Valuation Exercise
[Concord] The Western Area Rural District Council has contracted a Credit Recovery Agency to conduct property valuation exercise and collect property data on their behalf from Goderich in the west to Devil Hole in the east, in order to develop a cadastral system for proper development planning.
Fisheries Ministry Augments Support to Aquaculture Development
[Concord] In a bid to develop aquaculture in Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources is currently supporting the construction of 12,400m2 fish ponds at four sites in Koinadugu and Kono districts, for the use of mined out pools.
President Mediates Fourah Bay College Land Saga
[Sierra Leone Government] President Ernest Bai Koroma Monday 18 May mediated among officials of Fourah Bay College, Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment and leaders of the Fourah Bay College community over the disputed land impeding the implementation of the Arab Bank for Economic Development for Africa (BADEA) project. The area of encroachment is 21.4 acres.
New Ebola Cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone Troubling
[NEWS] It Is Not a new development that Liberia has already been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO), but what is troubling is the reality unfolding in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone where new Ebola cases have emerged. A top WHO official has revealed that 35 new Ebola cases were reported in the past week, four times as many as the week before, reminding the subregion that the virus "will not go quietly".
President Urges More Sensitization On the Issue of Pregnant Girls
[Sierra Leone Government] As the Ebola epidemic finally appears to be petering out necessitating the reopening of schools countrywide, the issue of allowing pregnant school girls to resume their schooling or take exams continue to attract the attention of state and non state actors.
After Six Months in Prison Without Trialadamu & Co. Granted Le550m Bail
[Concord] Magistrate Komba Kamanda yesterday granted Le50m bail each to Adamu Eze and 10 other accused persons, who had been arraigned for allegedly obstructing a medical team and police personnel executing their lawful duties in Koidu, Kono District.
President Koroma Receives USAID Associate Administrator
[Sierra Leone Government] President Ernest Bai Koroma Wednesday 20 May received the Associate Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mr. Eric G. Postel at State House, Freetown.
NAYCOM, UNDP Wrap-Up CAPS Workshop in Bo
[Concord] The National Youth Commission (NAYCOM), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has concluded a three-day review workshop on its Career Advisory and Placement Services (CAPS) programme under the Youth Employment and Empowerment Programme supported by the UNDP.
Sexual Penetration of Four Year-Old Man, 22, Discharged
[Concord] Magistrate Albert J. Moody of the Freetown Magistrates' Court No.2 yesterday discharged Alpha Conteh, 22, who had been arraigned for allegedly penetrating a four-year-old girl, for lack of sufficient evidence.
35 New Ebola Cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone
[NEWS] Guinea and Sierra Leone have reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, in a reminder that the virus "will not go quietly", a top World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.
Parliament Not Happy With Local Councils
[Concord] Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Local Government and Rural Development have expressed their dissatisfaction over the alleged lack of respect by the 19 local and city councils in the performance of their oversight functions.
New Ebola Cases Emerge in Three Places
[Ebola Deeply] Until May 13, Sierra Leone had recorded zero cases of Ebola for eight days running. But in the past few days, several new chains of transmission have emerged in Freetown, Kambia and Port Loko.
The Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ebola
[Deutsche Welle] Local volunteers are at the forefront of the struggle to stop Ebola in Sierra Leone. They inform the public about ways to avoid the virus, counsel survivors and reach out to orphans - even though cases are declining.
200 Projects Geo-Coded At MOFED
[Concord] Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), with support from the World Bank Innovation Unit, has geo-coded at least 200 local and international aid projects that are being implemented across the country, as a way of ensuring data transparency and for citizens to have quick access to information with respect to the projects, according to lead Project Officer at the Innovation Unit, Robert Baker.
Moa Wharf Accuses APC MP of Neglect
[Concord] All People's Congress (APC) Member of Parliament representing Constituency 104 has come under serious bashing from residents of Moa Wharf community, east of Freetown, who have accused him of neglecting them when the Ebola virus disease struck the community few months ago.
Agric Minister Commissions Projects in Kambia District
[Concord] Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security last Friday (May 15) commissioned newly constructed 4 three-bedroom staff quarters, 7 stores with drying floors, a field laboratory and jetty and boat house at the Rokupr Rice Research Center in the Kambia District, northern Sierra Leone. The projects were implemented by the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme Sierra Leone (WAAPP-SL) under the Ministry of Agriculture.