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NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sylvia Blyden Commends Kenema Over the Ebola Fight
One of the leading female citizens in Sierra Leone, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has commended the traditional leaders, local councils and all residents of Kenema district as a whole and Kenema City specifically for what she described as “their selfless patriotism in our national fight against Ebola”. The erudite female politician of the All Peoples Congress (APC) was speaking yesterday 29th January 2015 on the line from London where she is taking a short vacation before heading to New York next week as a special guest of the President of the United Nations Economic & Social Council.
Jan 30, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : OXFAM Gb Ceo Pays A Courtesy Call On President Ernest Bai Koroma
The Chief Executive Officer of OXFAM GB, Mr Mark Goldring met with the President of Sierra Leone, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at the State House, on the first of a three -day visit to the OXFAM Sierra Leone Country Programme. The purpose of the visit to the President was in recognition of the great resilience exhibited by the people of Sierra Leone in the face of the Ebola outbreak, amidst all the challenges faced, and to share OXFAM’s interventions in Development and Emergency work.
Jan 30, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Airtel Bomba Boosts Patriotic Women Cleaners
In collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, one of Sierra Leone’s Leading Telecommunication Companies, Airtel on Thursday 29th January 2015 donated cleaning items to patriotic Sierra Leonean women belonging to the Volunteer for Development Association (VODA) who are voluntarily cleaning the city of Freetown.
Jan 30, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Marks World Customs Day
The National Revenue Authority on January 26 joined other customs administrations worldwide to observe world customs Day on the theme “Coordinated Border Management: an inclusive approach for connecting stakeholders.”
Jan 30, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Rutile’s fourth quarter results get international thumbs up
The challenge of operating through the Ebola epidemic has not stopped mining company Sierra Rutile from achieving its third highest production results in the last quarter of 2014. Released last week, Sierra Rutile’s Q4 2014results won the approval of international brokerage firm SP Angel who said they highlighted the ability of a “well-run” company to continue to operate effectively in Sierra Leone, despite the Ebola outbreak.
Jan 29, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Leone Resources Transforms Sella, Tonko Limba
As part of its move to build sustainable agri-business in Sierra Leone, the all Sierra Leoneans owned and managed agricultural company, Leone Resources, has transformed the entire Tonko and Sella Limba chiefdoms, thereby making lives and living condition much more meaningful for residents therein.
Jan 29, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : United Sierra Leone Embarks on Nationwide Ebola Campaign and Donations to Ebola Orphans, Survivors, and Marginalised Groups
With support from The Messeh Leone Foundation and Pikin Bizness Charity, United Sierra has embarked on a nationwide ‘NeverAgainEbola’ Campaign and donations to ebola orphans, survivors, and marginalised groups. In Freetown, United Sierra Leone has donated food and non-food items to the Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre,Handicapped Youth developmentAssociation, and Milton Margai School for Blind.
Jan 29, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kono Running after Ebola Virus …Says DMO
District Medical Officer for Kono, Dr. Manso S. Dumbuya has told the Awareness Times that stakeholders, including medical personnel, local authorities, development partners and community members are now chasing the Ebola virus in that part of the country.
Jan 28, 2015, 17:22

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Heated Debate on Fuel Price in Parliament
As fuel price drops drastically in the world market, Members of Parliament representing the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) yesterday 27th January, 2015 diverted the ‘Thanks to His Excellency the President’ motion on the floor for debate to a special debate on the aforementioned commodity.
Jan 28, 2015, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Capacitates Nma Staff On “Integrity In The Workplace”
As part of its commitment to enforcing the principle of zero tolerance to corruption, the National Minerals Agency (NMA) invited the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to engage staff on strategies to prevent corruption. Acting upon this request, the ACC on Monday 26th January 2015 conducted an intensive training with the Senior Management and staff of the National Minerals Agency on the theme “Integrity in the Workplace”.
Jan 28, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Health Minister II Attends Ebola Partners Forum at IFRC Secretariat, Geneva
Freetown, Jan 27, 015 (MOHS)- The Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation II, Madam Madina Rahman will be representing Sierra Leone at the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) Ebola Partners’ Forum scheduled to take place at the IFRC Secretariat in Geneva on Wednesday January 28, 2015.
Jan 28, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Medical Scientist Warns Against Future Outbreak
A Sierra Leonean medical scientist, Professor Sahr M. Gevao has cautioned state actors and other stakeholders to add and maintain existing structures in place to aptly handle or even avert future outbreaks of the Ebola Virus Disease.
Jan 28, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Malaria/Ebola! “Sierra Leone making progress” - Says Foreign Assessment Mission.
The anti-malaria Mass Drugs Administration Campaign implemented by the National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health and Sanitation with Technical support from WHO in collaboration with MSF,UNICEF and other partners have been rated as a success emergency response campaigns in Sierra Leone.
Jan 28, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sembehun Murder Victim Exhumed for Autopsy
Sierra Leone’s only pathologist, Dr. Owizz Koroma acting on the directives of the Sierra Leone Police last week exhumed the remains of the late Lansana Koroma of Sembehun village, Guara Chiefdom in the Kenema District for post mortem examination. The 52-year-old Lansana Koroma is reported to have gone missing sometime in October, 2014 only for his decomposed body to be discovered two months later in a forest.
Jan 28, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Miss Sierra Leone 2014 Donates to Ebola Survivors & Orphans
The Winner of Miss Sierra Leone Beauty Pageant 2014, Margaret Murray as part of her goodwill gesture and pageantry platform project on Thursday 22nd January 2015 donated food and non-food items to Ebola survivors, orphans, street children and disadvantaged youths.
Jan 28, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Healthcare Worker Defies The Odds To Survive Ebola
A Sierra Leonean health care worker treated at the British Military run Ebola Treatment Centre in Kerry Town has survived the disease. SewaMansaray (21) was admitted before Christmas just after his two of his nursing colleagues and housemates had been released. Sewa was seriously ill, but defied the odds and the experts, as it was thought for a while that he was too ill too survive this terrible disease, to pull through.
Jan 28, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : South African Medical Team Jets In to End Ebola
The Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa in Sierra Leone, Madam Aminata Kallay has welcomed a 12 man medical team from South Africa to Sierra Leone for a final kick to Ebola. Speaking at the Radson Blue Mammy Yoko Hotel west of Freetown on Sunday 25th January 2015, Madam Kallay said the 12 man team came through the United Nations/ African Union as a way of giving their contribution to the fight against ebola in the country. The team will be in the country for eight weeks.
Jan 27, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : South/Easterners Commend NaCSA for Food Donation
Amidst the negative effects of the Ebola scourge in the country, authorities in the South/Eastern provinces have collectively expressed appreciations to the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) for what they described as a timely gesture demonstrated by the institution in helping them to alleviate the socio-economic plights of the people in that part of the country.
Jan 27, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Cabinet Shake-Up to follow Changes in Judiciary, NEC & NATCOM
Competent sources close to the corridors of the presidency have intimated this writer that a major cabinet shake-up is looming on the horizon this year in the wake of recent changes seen at the National Electoral Commission, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) and the Judiciary. The shake-up, it is reported, will have several ministers and deputy ministers rotated around ministries. It will see some ministers being thanked for their services and relieved of their duties whilst brand new names will be announced as ministers and deputies. This will also see more women joining the only woman currently in the Cabinet, Hon. Diana Konomanyi.
Jan 26, 2015, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Urges Moyamba Chiefs To Fight Ebola
His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has urged Paramount Chiefs in Moyamba District to do more in the fight against Ebola. The president made this plea at the Moyamba District Council Hall last week Saturday in his usual Ebola social mobilization tour to districts.
Jan 26, 2015, 12:08


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FEATURES
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