President Koroma Calls On WHO to Join the Fight Against Ebola
[Sierra Leone Government]President Ernest Bai Koroma has on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 called on the World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo and his organization to join the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
President Koroma Issues Stern Warning On National Tree Planting Day
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has planted the first tree on the 2014 National Tree Planting Day. Launching the ceremony on the new Regent-Grafton Road, President Koroma noted that tree planting is integral to the prosperity of the environment that everybody craves for because it is a national imperative that should be commemorated everywhere during the rainy season.
Communities in Sierra Leone Turn Their Backs On Female Genital Mutilation
[AI London]Sierra Leone -While activists gather in London today to discuss strategies to tackle female genital mutilation, communities across Sierra Leone have been taking an innovative approach towards ending the brutal practice.
UN Agency Warns of Fruit Bat Risk in West African Ebola Epidemic
[UN News]The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging increased efforts to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats.
'I Was Told I Would Die If I Ever Talked About FGM' - UK Victim
[AlertNet]When Alimatu Dimonekene underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a teenager in Sierra Leone, she was told she would die if she ever spoke about it. For more than 20 years she struggled with terrible flashbacks, depression and pain.
In Restructuring the Energy Sector, Pres. Koroma Calls for a New Approach
[Sierra Leone Government]President Ernest Bai Koroma has on Monday 21st July 2014 called for a new and holistic approach in addressing problems of the energy sector by unbundling distribution and transmission in the said ministry.
Liberia, Sierra Leone to Hold Ebola Prevention Meetings
[Heritage]The Grand Cape Mount County Health Team (CHT) and its partner, Medical Teams International (MTI) have reached an agreement with health authorities in neighboring Sierra Leone to hold cross-border Ebola prevention meetings in the interest of two countries.
President Koroma Calls for International Support to Fight Ebola
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has called for international support to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in particular and the sub-region in general.
Sierra Leone Nationals Union Pays New Ambassador Courtesy Call
[The Point]A cross section of members and executives of the Sierra Leone Nationals Union in The Gambia (SLENU) last Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Sierra Leone's new ambassador to The Gambia, AMB Soulayman Daramy, at the Embassy's Chancery in Banjul.
President Koroma Turns Sod for Construction of Accommodation Blocks for RSLAF
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has this afternoon Friday 18th July turned the sod for the construction of 8 modern accommodation blocks of 6 apartments each for soldiers and their families at the Wilberforce Barracks.
President Koroma Tours Development Projects in Benin
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 16th July was taken on a whirlwind tour of the Songhai center in Porto Novo as well as the Port of Cotonou in the Republic of Benin.
On the Front Lines of Justice - the Struggle for Accountability in National Contexts
[ICTJ]In the aftermath of massive crimes like genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, trials held in countries where the crimes occurred serve to reaffirm fundamental rights and dignity of victims and foster the rule of law. Such trials are only possible where political will, adequate resources and technical capacities exist at the national level.
President Koroma Receives Donation From State Lottery and Gift From Saudi Arabia
[Sierra Leone Government]The Managing Director of the Sierra Leone State Lottery (LOTTO), Mr. Charles Kamara has on Thursday 17th July at State House presented a cheque of Fifty Million Leones to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma as part of the company's corporate social responsibility towards the fight against the Ebola virus in the country.
Sierra Leonean President Receives Benin's Highest Award
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has been conferred with the highest national honour of the Republic of Benin.
Regulatory Body Suspends Radio Programme
[MFWA]The Independent Media Commission (IMC) on July 5, 2014, suspended one of the most popular radio programmes in Sierra Leone known as the "Monologue" on Citizen Radio for a period of sixty days.
President Koroma Arrives in Benin On First State Visit
[Sierra Leone Government]His Excellency, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma arrived in Cotonou, Benin on Tuesday 15th July on a one-day state visit as the guest of the President of the Republic of Benin, Boni Yayi.
Sierratel Boosts Fight Against Ebola
[Sierra Leone Government]Winner of the prestigious All Walks Of Life (AWOL) award as the best telecommunications Company for 2013, Sierra Leone Telecommunications Company (Sierratel) has presented the sum of Le.200 Million to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma to boost the fight against the Ebola outbreak.
A Hospital Battles Ebola
[IRIN]Kenema -Hasan Kamara patiently labels blood samples at the government hospital in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone. The country, alongside neighbouring Guinea and Liberia, is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of Ebola on record, with 481 people having died from the incurable disease in the three countries as of 2 July.
Sierra Leone Commonwealth Athletes Meet With President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government]Sierra Leone's Ministry of Sports has presented the country's participants in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on 14th July 2014 at State House. This is the 20th Edition of the games since its inception.
Prosecutors Slam Taylor
[New Dawn]Prosecutors at the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone have asked the court to denied ex-President Charles Taylor request to be transferred from a UK prison where he's currently serving his remaining prison terms to Rwanda.