RFA Argus Honoured As She Completes Sierra Leone Deployment
[Gov.UK] RFA Argus has been honoured by the Defence Secretary as she heads back to the UK after supporting the fight against Ebola.
Charles Taylor Denied Transfer From UK Prison
[Special Court for Sierra Leone] A news release from the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone (RSCSL):
Lowest Weekly Total of Ebola Cases in 2015 Reported, UN Health Agency Says
[UN News] The first case of Ebola in three weeks was found in Liberia, prompting heightened vigilance, while the United Nations health agency noted some improvements in Guinea, where the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Guinean Scouts held campfire sensitization sessions as part of its efforts to overcome community resistance to health interventions.
Charles Margai Challenges Legibility of New VP
[Concord] Veteran lawyer and politician, Charles Francis Margai, said on Radio Democracy FM 98.1 on Tuesday that in his opinion Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh is not qualified to hold the position of Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
As Parliament Ends Ebola Audit Report Hearings Deputy Speaker Warns Mdas Against Procurement Irregularities
[Concord] Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament has issued a warning to officials at ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that although the committee has completed its investigation in the management of Ebola funds, they would not tolerate procurement defaulters.
World Bank Reviews Implementation of Energy Projects
[Concord] A team of specialists from the World Bank is currently in Sierra Leone to review performance of the Bank's portfolio projects that are being implemented by stakeholders in the energy sector.
The Year of Ebola - Diary of an Epidemic
[Ebola Deeply] A year ago, on March 25, 2014, the WHO announced a "rapidly evolving" outbreak of Ebola in Guinea. It would kill at least 10,000 people, including 495 health workers. Ebola Deeply takes a deeper look back at the year of Ebola.
Political Affairs Minister Chides 'Sierra Leoneans Are Dishonest & Disrespectful'
[Concord] Minister of Political and Public Affairs is reported to have bizarrely described Sierra Leoneans as "dishonest and disrespectful" in their interpretation of the law, following the dismissal of Chief Alhaji Samuel Sam-Sumana as Vice President by President Ernest Bai Koroma.
Sierra Leone Gets U.S.$102 Million in Extra IMF Financing, Debt Relief
[IMF] The IMF Executive Board approved a loan and grant package for Sierra Leone that includes $102 million in extra financing to help the West African country counter a slump in economic activity engendered by the Ebola outbreak.
Google Develops 'Ebola-Proof' Tablet Devices
[CIO] A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring for patients with Ebola.
HSYF Targets Underperforming Districts in Public Exams
[Concord] Project Coordinator of Heaven Seekers Youth Foundation (HSYF) has disclosed plans to organise district tutorial classes across the country, especially targeting those districts that have been performing poorly in public examinations.
Le125 Million Theft Case Sent to High Court
[Concord] Presiding magistrate at the Freetown Magistrates' Court No.1, Komba Kamanda, yesterday committed to the High Court a matter involving three accused persons that were subject to a preliminary investigation on two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and robbery with aggravation, contrary to section 23(a) of the Larceny Act of 1916, repealed and replaced by section 2 of the Act of No.16 of 1971.
Beach Volleyball Continental Cup
[Concord] Host nation Guinea is gearing up for the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) Continental Cup Zone II Pool 3 Sub Zonal tournament which will run from March 29 to April 2 this year in Conakry.
Corruption Affects the Enjoyment of Human Rights
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Bangura - 'Coventry Move Is Biggest Chance of My Career'
[Concord] Sierra Leonean midfielder, Alhassan Bangura, who recently signed a short-term deal with English League One side Coventry City, has said the opportunity to sign for the club was the biggest chance of his career.
Kei Kamara - No Regrets Over Middlesbrough Departure
[Concord] Sierra Leone and Columbus Crew striker, Kei Kamara, says he has no regrets over the way his spell with English Championship side, Middlesbrough, ended.
SLPP Wants President Koroma Impeached
[Concord] The National Executive Council (NEC) of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has called on their parliamentarians to initiate an impeachment motion against President Ernest Bai Koroma for his "unconstitutional sacking of Vice President Alhaji Samuel Sam-Sumana".
Ebola Crisis Update - 23 March 2015
[MSF] Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed more than 10,236 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting three countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Outbreaks in Mali, Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.
President Koroma Hosts UN Women Executive Director
[Sierra Leone Government] President Ernest Bai Koroma Monday 23 March hosted the Executive Director of the UN Women Dr Mlambo Ngcuka at State House, Freetown.
African Envoys' Spouses Join the Fight Against Ebola
[Concord] Addis Ababa -The African Ambassadors' Spouses Group in the Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa on Friday 20th March presented a check of one hundred thousand Ethiopian birr to the ECOWAS Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in a bid to accelerate the speedy eradication of the Ebola virus disease in the three most affected countries in West Africa.