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2015-08-30 Cote d'Ivoire Leaves Out Toure for Sierra Leone Tie
[CAF] Midfielder Yaya Toure has been left out of the Cote d'Ivoire squad for the Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 qualifier against Sierra Leone on 6 September 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.

2015-08-29 Sierra Leone Begins Ebola Free Countdown
[East African] Sierra Leone last week discharged its last Ebola patient as the country began a 42-day countdown to be declared free from the epidemic.

2015-08-28 Ebola - Where Are We Now?
[IRIN] Dakar -For the first time in more than a year, no one in either Sierra Leone or Liberia is being treated for Ebola, raising hopes that after more than 11,000 deaths and 28,000 infections throughout West Africa, the epidemic could finally be winding down.

2015-08-28 Crown Technical College 'To Build Middle Manpower'
[Concord] The Executive Director of Crown Technical University College (CTUC) has said that they are in the country 'to build middle manpower capacity for national development'.

2015-08-28 District Workshop to Develop Operational Plans for the Implementation of the Health Sector Recovery Plan
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -Over the past few months, the Recovery and Delivery Team in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has worked assiduously to map out resources, develop detailed operational plans at the programme level, and develop M&E tools for the implementation of the Health Sector Post-Ebola Recovery Plan. The Recovery Plan was formally launched by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone on July 24th 2015, marking the start of implementation.

2015-08-28 Tambakula Wharf Demolished!
[Concord] Over one thousand fishmongers in the Tambakula wharf in Aberdeen, west of Freetown, have lost their livelihoods after makeshift structures they had erected were demolished by the police acting on instructions from the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

2015-08-28 NDA Needs Sanity and Political Stability, Says Peace Committee Chairman
[Concord] Chairman of a peace committee created to foster peace and unity within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) says the party needs sanity and stability to move forward.

2015-08-28 As Capitol Cinema Turns Dumping Site for Scrap Vehicles
[Concord] Residents of the eastern city of Kenema have raised concern over what they refer to as the 'deteriorating status' of one of the oldest entertainment centres in the township, thus calling for swift action to be taken by the Kenema City Council.

2015-08-27 Sierra Leone Begins 42-Day Countdown to Be Declared Free of Ebola Virus Transmission - UN Health Agency
[Global Ebola Response] Sierra Leone today began its countdown to be declared by the World Health Organization as free of Ebola virus transmission as the West African nation's President described the release of the last patient treated for the disease at a treatment centre as "the beginning of the end of Ebola."

2015-08-27 Sierra Leone Releases Last Ebola Patient, Becomes Hopeful for Life After Ebola
[UN Sierra Leone] Sierra Leone released its last known Ebola patient, 35 year-old Adama Sankoh, on Monday 24 August 2015 from the Mateneh Ebola Treatment Centre in Makeni, in the northern Bombali District.

2015-08-26 Guinea Extends Ebola Vaccine Trial to Sierra Leone
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -The Guinean Ebola Ring Vaccine Trial has been extended to Sierra Leone as a move to stop the transmission across the region.

2015-08-28 MOHS Family Planning Demand Generation Campaign
[Sierra Leone Government] The ministry of Health and Sanitation Reproductive Health and Family Planning Programme Campaign will be launched at the Miatta Conference Hall on 8th September 2015 in Freetown under the theme: "Children by choice not by chance". The launching ceremony is funded by UNFPA and expected to be launched by Her Excellency the First Lady

2015-08-28 Dr. Kandeh Yumkella's Political Baptism
[Concord] "It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but their social existence that determines their consciousness." Karl Marx, Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy.

2015-08-28 War, Politics and Justice in West Africa By Lansana Gberie
[Concord] Before trying to resolve a conflict, one must first try to understand it. One must investigate its origins, study the context and background in which the conflict is taking place, and get into the mind-set of the individuals involved. If one adopts this approach, one soon realises that no two conflicts are the same and therefore there is no one blue-print for resolving every conflict. This may all sound blindingly obvious but sadly and all-too-often, attempts are made to resolve conflicts without following

2015-08-27 Gambia, Sierra Leone Social Security MDS Meet in Banjul
[The Point] The Managing Director of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust of Sierra Leone (NASSIT), Joseph Mans, and his Gambian counterpart Edward Graham of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) have met in Banjul to further strengthen bilateral ties and expand on their social security trust to benefit their citizens living in both countries.

2015-08-25 'Manhunt' in Freetown for Missing Ebola Contacts
[Concord] There is a manhunt across Freetown to locate several high risk Ebola contacts who have disappeared, according to an announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO).

2015-08-27 Ngafuan Urges Affected Nations to Help Develop Ebola Vaccine
[LINA] Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan has urged participants and partners from the three Ebola-hit countries to deliberate on the development of vaccines to tackle the disease in the sub-region.

2015-08-26 Sierra Leone's Last Known Ebola Patient Leaves Hospital
[Al Jazeera] Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient has been released from hospital, raising hopes the west African nation may finally have beaten the devastating epidemic.

2015-08-26 Sierra Leone's Last Ebola Patient Released From Hospital
[News24Wire] Health authorities have released Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient from hospital, aid organisation Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday.

2015-08-26 As Last Ebola Patient Discharged 42 Days Countdown Starts Today
[Concord] President Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday told Sierra Leoneans that the country will start counting 42 days today after the last Ebola patient was discharged at the Mateneh Ebola Treatment Centre, run by the International Medical Corps.

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