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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

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 29th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,015 as follows:
Jan 30, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP MP Commends Former SEA; Urges Former Health Minister to Apologize
Opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) young, dynamic and prolific Member of Parliament representing Constituency 067 in Bo District, Hon. Sualiho M. Koroma on Tuesday 27th January, 2015 whilst standing in the well of Parliament, showered praises on former Special Executive Assistant (SEA) to President Koroma, Dr. Sylvia Blyden for accurately alerting the nation on the Ebola outbreak from the onset. In sharp contrast, the Bo district parliamentarian used the podium to urge the dismissed Health Minister, Ms. Miatta Kargbo, to immediately issue unreserved apologies to the people of Sierra Leone for her slothful manner of treating the Ebola outbreak which levity, he insisted, is what has resulted in an unprecedented upsurge of the transmission to a pandemic spread that has claimed thousands of lives.
Jan 29, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : Dr. Jonathan Bonapha Tengbe Declares for SLPP Flag Bearership
A Prominent Sierra Leonean based in the UK, Dr. Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe with wealth of experiences in modern day governance at national and international levels has expressed interest in the forth coming opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Flag Bearership race.A Prominent Sierra Leonean based in the UK, Dr. Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe with wealth of experiences in modern day governance at national and international levels has expressed interest in the forth coming opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Flag Bearership race.
Jan 29, 2015, 17:10

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

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 28th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,003 as follows:
Jan 29, 2015, 17:06

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
President Ernest Bai Koroma Sends President Yayah Jammeh Special Message
Sierra Leones’s Ambassador to The Gambia, His Excellency Honourable Ambassador Soulayman Daramy acting under the directives of President Ernest Bai Koroma has delivered a special letter to The Gambian President, His Excellency President Yayah Jammeh at State House in Banjul, expressing solidarity and condemning the December 30th 2014 attack on the presidential palace in the capital city.
Jan 29, 2015, 17:00

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

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Koroma & Women
SIERRA LEONE WOMEN can no longer point to women occupying positions of Chief Justice and Chief Electoral Commissioner since erstwhile holders have gracefully retired to be replaced by MEN. Further, Sierra Leone Constitution says the Cabinet is main engine driving executive governance but in this 21st Century, our beloved President Koroma only has 1 WOMAN as a full Cabinet Minister in a cabinet of 26 posts. This means Women have 3% representation in Koroma’s Cabinet - At elections, we were promised 30% minimum quota. (SMILE)
Jan 28, 2015, 17:20

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

FEATURES
Britain to give extra 586 billion Leones for Ebola fight
Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) will provide an extra £92.5 million (586 billion Le) in support of the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone and the region, it was announced today. The extra funding takes Britain’s total support to £325 million (2 trillion Le).
Jan 28, 2015, 17:16

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 27th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,991 as follows:
Jan 28, 2015, 17:14

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 : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : APC & SLPP tolerance at JOB’s mum’s funeral
In a replicated sequel of the funeral of the late mother of the President of Sierra Leone some two years ago, the funeral of the late mother of a top opposition presidential aspirant, has seen politicians from ruling and opposition parties come together to give a befitting funeral to late Haja Mallay Benjamin.
Jan 27, 2015, 17:12

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

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
National Minerals Agency Revised Licences & Other Fees For The Minerals Sector
The National Minerals Agency (NMA) wishes to inform the general Public about the revised Fees for Licences, other Charges and Fines in the minerals sector. The National Minerals Agency (NMA) wishes to inform the general Public about the revised Fees for Licences, other Charges and Fines in the minerals sector.
Jan 27, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 26th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,982 as follows:
Jan 27, 2015, 17:06

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
A Sierra Leone Public Health Doctor Honoured by ASPEN Institute Fellowship
Aspen Institute, based in Washington DC in the USA is supported by the Melinda Gates Foundation and offers fellowship to development experts from Africa and other developing world. Fellows are drawn from a variety of development disciplines, ranging from public health and education to poverty alleviation, agriculture, and sanitation and community activism. The selected fellows are experts in their fields who have a deep understanding of broad development challenges and a passion for communicating their views.
Jan 27, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
STATEMENT OF APPRECIATION : In the event of the death of Haja Mallay Benjamin – Nee Nyallay
In the event of the death of Haja Mallay Benjamin – Nee Nyallay
Jan 27, 2015, 17:00

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

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 25th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,977 as follows:
Jan 26, 2015, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Cuban Doctor Survives Ebola And Returns To Kerry Town To Thank Uk Troops
A Cuban Doctor who was treated for Ebola returned to Kerry Town to thank the UK Military Health Care Workers who helped him to defeat this terrible disease.. Dr Felix Baez was admitted to the now 20 bed Ebola Virus Disease Treatment Unit in November after becoming infected. Although the World Health Organisation took the decision to move him to Geneva for treatment, there was no doubt in his mind that the treatment he received from British Military staff was second to none.
Jan 26, 2015, 12:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
FiBank Unveils a Mazda Family Car as The Star Prize of its ‘Save, Shop & Win a Car’ Promotion
FiBank Unveils a Mazda Family Car as The Star Prize of its ‘Save, Shop & Win a Car’ Promotion
Jan 26, 2015, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Stakeholders Conclude Coastal Sensitivity Validation Mapping on Marine Environments
A one-day Validation meeting of Draft Reports entitled ‘Coastal Sensitivity Mapping and the State of Marine Environment’ organized by Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has ended in Freetown. The meeting which was geared towards the prevention of helping institutions to elaborate on environmental and coastal plan was held at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources, Youyi Building on Thursday 22nd January, 2014
Jan 26, 2015, 12:00

FEATURES
Sierra Leone Youths & the Ebola Crisis: Sylvia Blyden’s Presentation to Chatham House
"Clearly, as shown in their sense of responsibilities emerging, the youth can no longer afford inaction from our generation of adults. They are taking up responsibilities themselves without any funding. They are proving they have the power and skills to shape history of Sierra Leone and so the World needs to now step up and support them. The time for waiting is over. The days of our unproductive commitment must come to a close. The need to bring this Ebola to an end is here and the signs are very clear that the outbreak is drawing to a slow but sure end. And we must all together with youth and women, come to plan ahead and be prepared to tackle the challenges posed in the Post Ebola era." CLICK ABOVE LINK TO READ THE FULL STATEMENT.
Jan 23, 2015, 17:17

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Removes Ebola Restrictions
The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 22 January 2015 removed ban on traveling and movement across Sierra Leone. Addressing the nation last evening on the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Cooperation (SLBC), President Koroma disclosed that the country has taken a downward trend in the fight against Ebola and it was timely for restrictions on movement be eased to support economic activity.
Jan 23, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
In Loving Memory Of A Grandmother Mrs. Rosamund Ja-Okeh Cecilia Marsh
IN LOVING MEMORY OF A GRANDMOTHER Mrs. Rosamund Ja-Okeh Cecilia Marsh
Jan 23, 2015, 17:07

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone - 22nd January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,944 as follows:
Jan 23, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Water is very Essential in The Fight Against Ebola...Says Hon. Sauliho Koroma
The Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Water Resources, Honourable Sualiho Koroma of constituency 67, Bo District explained explicitly to this Medium on Thursday 22 January 2015 that water has contributed invaluably to the fight against the Ebola Virus. Via telephone line, the MP disclosed that water has been served as a means of prevention against the scourge.
Jan 23, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Welthungerhilfe provides RECTOUR Volunteers with logistics to fight Ebola
Fifteen Community Mobilization Officers have received logistical support from a German Non- Governmental Organisation, Welthungerhilfe to fight the Ebola Virus in the Western Area. The ceremony which attracted several community stakeholders was held at No. River, in the Western Rural District.
Jan 23, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kailahun District Clocks 42 Ebola Free Days
Latest remarkable story today in Sierra Leone is that the first-afflicted and once-epicenter district, Kailahun has stealthily recorded 42 continuous days today January 22nd 2015, without any case of Ebola being recorded there.
Jan 22, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Statistics Sierra Leone Frowns at Civil Society Report
Staff and Management of Statistics Sierra Leone have expressed serious disappointment over a report written by a non-governmental organization, Institute for Government Reform (IGR), titled “The Credibility of 2015 Census in Sierra Leone: Will All Heads be Counted?” The document was published on 3rd January 2015.
Jan 22, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Liberia Joins Sierra Leone in the Ebola Fight, Donates 3 Giant Ambulances and PPEs
Freetown, Jan. 21, 015 (MOHS) - Member of Liberian Legislature and Team Leader of the Liberian Medical Team, Hon. Saah Hardy Joseph has described the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone as a very serious concern for the three countries in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.
Jan 22, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : United Sierra Leone Champions Ebola Fight
A Youth led organization fighting tirelessly to stop the spread of Ebola United Sierra Leone on Friday 16th, January engaged youths of Kroobay community-Freetown, in a sensitization activity aimed at finally containing the disease from that community and the nation as a whole.
Jan 22, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Double Quarantined Ebola Orphans Get Help
A young Sierra Leonean family of four who lost both parents to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in October last year has received help from well meaning people. Michael Leigh, a Project Manager by profession living in London, read the story of the Dwazark orphans online and was so emotionally touched by the story that he confessed he was still crying when writing an email to this reporter pledging his commitment to help these orphans.
Jan 22, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kailahun All Set for the 2015 National Census
Kailahun District Census Officer, Mr. Andrew B. Musa has on Tuesday 20th January told the Awareness Times that everybody is ready in that part of the country to participate in the upcoming enumeration slated for April 4th to 19th 2015. Speaking to this medium last evening, the District Census Officer disclosed that they are now in the process and all positions have been advertized for the above mentioned event.
Jan 21, 2015, 17:12

FEATURES
Dr. Blyden Thrills Chatham House; Speaks to BBC tomorrow
Numerous reports monitored from London, United Kingdom indicates Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, the former Special Executive Assistant (SEA) to President and recognised Youth Rights Activist, has thrilled audience of Sierra Leonean and foreign nationals at a jampacked event hosted yesterday January 20th 2015 at Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.
Jan 21, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 20th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,923 as follows:
Jan 21, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Operation Surge to End Ebola in Western Area
District Ebola Coordinators for Western Rural and Urban, Madam Zuliatu Cooper and Mr. Ibrahim Sobonie Ken-Sesay have disclosed to the Awareness Times that towards the end of the 2nd phase of the Operation Surge Ebola, there will be a success story.
Jan 21, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kambui Child Advocacy Center Host Ebola Orphans
One of the most charitable children advocacy organizations in Kenema, Kambui Child Advocacy Group in collaboration with the Human Resource Development Center located at Wah Man Abu Road, Kakajama Section has over the weekend provided an interim Care Center for over thirty Five ( 35) Ebola Orphans in Kenema District.
Jan 21, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Health Minister Advocates for Team Work in Building a Resilient Health System for Sierra Leone
Freetown, Jan. 20, 2015 (MOHS) - Continuing his assessment tour of health facilities towards building a resilient health system for Sierra Leone ahead of the Post Ebola era, Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has reiterated his commitment to restoring the country’s health care delivery system to its past glory.
Jan 21, 2015, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Facebook Update: Blyden at Chatham House
“We did not want you to end your presentation. It was so knowledgeable, thrilling, so full of hope and inspiration for youths after Ebola ends,” said a female British civil servant at the end of my event tonight at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, where everyone came up to the High Table to compliment my presentation to a jam-packed auditorium on The Socio-Economic Consequences of Ebola in Sierra Leone:
Jan 21, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bonthe Island Hospital Discharges Suspected Ebola Patient
Contrary to rumours circulated over social media that Bonthe Island has an Ebola patient, the Matron of Bonthe Island Government Hospital, Christiana Seymour last evening via telephone line confirmed to the Awareness Times that the male patient who was suspected of having Ebola has been discharged from their Ebola holding center since Saturday 17th January, 2015. The Island has not recorded of a single case since the Ebola outbreak occurred last year.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:12

NEWS
Ebola Discussion at Royal Institute in London
A high-level discussion on the socio-economic impact of the Ebola crisis, slated to be held today Tuesday January 20th 2015, will see Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, a trained medical doctor, youths rights activist, women’s rights activist, newspaper publisher, prolific journalist, ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) politician and one of Sierra Leone’s most recognised female voices, participate and address the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Great Britain.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 19th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,917 as follows:
Jan 20, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : Easterners Pledge Support to SLPP Alpha Timbo
On Sunday 18th January, 2015, a group of well meaning Sierra Leoneans from Freetown’s densely populated east district made a spontaneous courtesy call on one of SLPP’s kingpin for the flag bearer race, Lawyer Alpha Timbo at his Rokupa residence. The group, comprising mostly of property owners, land lords and political activists from all political shades was led by Mr. John Sinneh, former SLPP chairman for Constituency 099.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone News : NaCSA Briefs President Koroma on the German Government’s Support to fight Ebola
The National Commission For Social Action,( NaCSA) has presented half a million Euros to President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at state house as part of the ongoing emergency support in the fight against Ebola. The Presentation was made in the form of food items and sanitary support on Tuesday 13th January 2014. The funds were provided by the German Government through the German Development Bank (KFW) as part of the Pro- Poor Growth for Peace consolidation which is implemented in Kailahun, Kono, Koinadugu and the Western Rural Districts.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IRN Coordinator Urges Radio Bontico to be Independent
As the only community radio in the district headquarter town of Bonthe, Radio Bontico, increases its coverage span from 100 to 700 watts the national Co-ordinator of the Independent Radio Network (IRN), Ransford Wright, urges the station to give access to everybody and avoid being partisan.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
A tribute to Dr. Victor Robertson Willoughby MD,OR,MBRS,MRCP,(UK),FWACP(Follow of the West Africa college of Physicians)
I first come to know Dr.Willoughby some thirty-six(36) years ago, on his return home to Sierra Leone from abroad. I actually met him personally, when I had cause to call upon him in sheer desperation to come to our home and to render his medical services to our mother, who had been ill for some time and was bedridden and could not walk.
Jan 20, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chatham House Invites Dr. Sylvia Blyden to speak on Sierra Leone Ebola
One of the most formidable Sierra Leonean women, Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden on Sunday Januiary 18th 2015 departed the shores of Sierra Leone on a special inviattion from Chatham House, the world’s second most prominent international think tanks. Known formally as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House operates under royal charter of Her Majesty the Queen of England.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:20

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Call to Business Donates to 9,000 Clients and orphans
As philanthropists, humanitarians and other generous individuals and donors continue to fight the Ebola disease, a Christian faith-based Group of Social Enterprise, A Call to Business Group on Friday 16th January 2015 commenced the distribution of health care items, food condiment and clothing to its 9,000 clients across the country. The Rogbere orphanage which falls under their purview is part of the beneficiaries.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:18

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone -18th January Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,897 as follows:
Jan 19, 2015, 12:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Ministry Reviews Draft Plan for Post Ebola Activities
Freetown, Jan. 16, 015 (MOHS) - The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has held its one day Review Meeting on the Developed Draft Plan by the Health Sector Steering Group for post Ebola activities. Addressing the high level technical meeting at the Sierra Light House Hotel in Aberdeen, Freetown, the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah in his opening speech, re-affirmed government’s commitment and support in ensuring that health professionals work in a conducive environment to deliver the necessary impact aheadof the post Ebola period.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WHH Launches Operation 'weed out the sick' in Tombo
In a bid to complement Government efforts to fight against the Ebola virus, a German non-governmental organisation, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (DWHH) in partnership with Rectour Volunteers and Ebola Task Force members and the National Ebola Response Center has on Thursday 15th January 2015 officillay launched an operation weed out the sick in Tombo.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:12

NEWS
Sierra Leonean Received Prestigious Award in Australia
Ibrahim Kebe, a young Sierra Leonean based in Australia has received a Prestigious Champion’s Award 2014 from a Team Leader at Inter-country, Services Statewide Services Directorate, Families S A, Department for Education and Child Development in South Australia. Honorable Jannie Freeman MIL Mirrakbooka and Dr Joseph Masika bestowed the award on Ibrahim Kebe.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The Acc And Audit Service (Sl) Strategize For 2015
The management teams of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Audit Service-Sierra Leone (ASSL), on Friday 16 January 2015, met at the ACC on Gloucester Street Freetown to strategize on the way forward for 2015. This strategic meeting between the two institutions is sequel to the release of the 2013 Auditor General’s Annual Report. Among the deliberations of the meeting, it is confirmed that the Report is yet to be scrutinized by the Public Account Committee of the Sierra Leone Parliament.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Post-Ebola Rebuilding Is Bigger Than That of the War” - says Hon. Madina Rahman
Hon. Madina Rahman, Sierra Leone’s Deputy Health Minister, has said the Post-Ebola rebuilding is projected to be bigger than that of the concluded eleven years civil war. Speaking on the topic “The Ebola Outbreak: Challenges and Next Steps For the Future” during a three days symposium at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Washington DC on Thursday January 15th, 2015, Hon Madina Rahman said “our people are faced with Stigmatization, Symptoms such as Insomnia, Anemia, Visual Impairment, Psychological Impairment, Orphans, high rate of Teenage Pregnancy, low Educational levels, and trauma.
Jan 19, 2015, 12:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR BROTHER AND SISTER-IN-LAW PROF. DR. MOHAMED TEJAN DAHNIYA FORMER DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND MRS. FLORENCE DAHNIYA (NEE CAREW)
IN LOVING MEMORY WE REMEMBER WITH SADNESS THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF OUR DEAR BROTHER AND SISTER-IN-LAW YOUR LIVES WERE CUT SHORT ON JANUARY 19, 1999
Jan 19, 2015, 12:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
In Memories for our loving and caring Wife, mother and sister Mrs Edith Yeama Allieu (Nee Lavaly)
Ever loving and affectionate Memories for our loving and caring Wife, mother and sister Mrs Edith Yeama Allieu (Nee Lavaly)
Jan 19, 2015, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ebola Virus Survivors’ Blood Cures 35 out of Sample of 40 Patients
It appears efforts by our local scientists and medical personnel to curb the intransigent spread of the Ebola virus disease is yielding dividend, thanks to the intensification of the production and assessment of plasmas of convalescence and other blood products from survivors of the virus into patients newly infected with the virus.
Jan 16, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Kono is now Hottest Spot, Hon. VP Sam-Sumana’s Leadership Skills are Questioned
Freetown, NATIONALIST NEWSPAPER, January 15th 2015: What is now clear, according to many political observers in Sierra Leone, is that Vice President Chief Sam Sumana, is out in the open in a smear campaign against President Ernest Bai Koroma by leaking misinformation to newspapers sympathetic to the main opposition, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
Jan 16, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
APC-UK Women’s Congress Donates to Party District Chairmen
The President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, has committed himself to put an end to the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease by March this year. This is part of his astute determination to restore the country back to normalcy.
Jan 16, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Airtel Donates Food Items To Njala Students
One of the Leading GSM operators in Sierra Leone, Airtel on Wednesday 14th January, 2015 made the second donation of food items to Njala University students at Mokondeh Campus in the Moyamba District. Since the outbreak of the Ebola disease, some students have been staying on campus because their home districts went under quarantine or were badly hit the Ebola disease.
Jan 16, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News :Trillium Donates 2 Ambulances to Health Ministry
With the eradication of Ebola everybody’s concern, Trillium International, a new business entity in advertising and Construction has joined Sierra Leoneans in the fight with the donation of two brand new ambulances to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The brief ceremony took place on Wednesday 14th January 2014 at the Pharmacy Board Unit at New England Ville in Freetown.
Jan 16, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone News : In Pursuance of his Vision 2015-2016 Health Minister starts 1st in a series of Assessment Tour to Health Facilities across the country
Freetown, Jan. 13, 015 (MOHS) - In pursuing its Vision for 2015-2016 and 2016-2020 on building resilient system for health in Sierra Leone, Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has started his first in a series of assessment tour of government health facilities across the country.
Jan 16, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ebola Re-Emerges in Kenema City, Killing a Nurse
After sailing for few weeks without a case, the Kenema District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr. Mohamed Vandy last evening confirmed a new case of Ebola in Kenema City as of yesterday 14th January, 2015. The case, a male nurse, is said to have already died from his symptoms earlier on Tuesday even before his positive result was released.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Presidential Adviser Suggests Award to Awareness Times
Esteemed, long serving Civil Society Activist, Journalist, Politician and Special Adviser to the President, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo has expressed his great appreciation for the Awareness Times Newspaper in consistently carrying out accurate, well-researched, professional reporting from start of Ebola outbreak.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Liberia Youth Warns Sierra Leone Against Complacency
A Liberia Youth, James S. Davies 11 who serves as Western African Regional Director for Christian Organization, Young Life has warned Sierra Leoneans to be hipper vigilant more than ever as the Ebola figures continue to subside. James S. Davies who is currently in Sierra Leone to share experience with members of the Young Life, had an exclusive interview with this medium on Wednesday 14th January 2015 at the Bamoi Hotel in Freetown.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Patriotic Islamic Scholar Donates to Orphans
As patriotic Sierra Leoneans continue to complement Government’s efforts in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, a compatriot based in Atlanta in the United States of America, Skeik Justice Ishmail Massally has on Wednesday 14th January, 2015 donated food and non-food items to CAP ANAMUR aka Pikin Paddy Orphanage in Freetown. The donation is geared towards improving the lives of the orphans especially those whose parents got their demise from the deadly Ebola disease.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone - 14th January 2015 Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 7,839 as follows:
Jan 15, 2015, 17:08

PROFILES : Role Models
TRIBUTE TO DR. V R WILLOUGHBY
So Victor finally succumbed to Ebola! What a great tragedy! What a great loss yet again to Salone! Dr Willoughby has been a household name in Salone since the late 1970’s. As a great physician he had done so much in the field of medical practice and had achieved so many laurels that he had become a real legend.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bollore Workers Protest Over Service Condition
The transformation of the former Container Section of the Sierra Leone Ports Authority (SLPA) into a private entity managed by the Freetown Terminal has not being of any help to workers who were literarily brought on board with no laid down conditions of service. The story of the Freetown Terminal run by the French Company, Bollore has always made bad news with workers yet to fully realize the benefits of privatization.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Socio-Economic Impacts of Ebola in Sierra Leone
wage and non-farm self-employed workers saw the largest declines in employment in urban areas. 170,000 self-employed are no longer working and 9,000 waged employees have lost their jobs
Jan 15, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Kofi Annan encourages peaceful Nigerian elections with integrity
Geneva/Abuja - In the presence of Kofi Annan, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, former President General Muhammadu Buhari and nine other presidential candidates today adopted an inter-party agreement on non-violence and the acceptance of the results of the upcoming elections on 14 and 28 February.
Jan 15, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Western Rural Slates March for Zero Ebola Infection
As Kailahun, Kenema and other districts chase Pujehun for 42 days zero infection calendar, the Western Rural District Ebola Coordinator, Madam Zuliatu Cooper has told newsmen that their current task is to eradicate the deadly Ebola disease before March this year.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Le10 Million Reward Cash for Catching Killer of Policeman
THE SIERRA LEONE POLICE ANNOUNCES FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THURSDAY 1ST JANUARY 2015, A POLICE OFFICER WAS KILLED BY SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS WHILST PERFORMING GUARD DUTIES AT NO. 9B OFF BECKLEY LANE TENGBEH TOWN, IN FREETOWN.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Welcomes Return of Honourable Clerk of Parliament
Staff of Parliament have in this second week of January 2015, welcomed the Clerk of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Sesay at Committee Room Number One in Parliament Building upon his return from medical treatment overseas.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mass Distribution of Malaria Drugs Starts January 16-19, 2015
Freetown, Jan. 12, 015 (MOHS) - The National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health and Sanitation will be conducting its second cycle of the Mass Drug Administration Campaign from January 16 - 19, 2015 in selected chiefdoms in the Bombali , Kambia, Koinadugu, Moyamba, Port Loko, Tonkolili and in all Wards in the Western Urban, Rural Area.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Workers Decry Payment of Incentives Electronically
Health workers at the Pujehun District Hospital are vehemently opposed to payment of their incentives through mobile networks operating in the country. Despite walking around holding their heads up high after the Southern district became the first in the country to go beyond 42 consecutive days without registering a confirmed Ebola case, the workers claim they are yet to receive their December incentives.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Nurses in America Donate 200 Bags of Rice to Ebola Fight
The Association of Sierra Leonean Nurses in Los Angeles, United States of America has again made another contribution to government in the fight against the Ebola pandemic. The nurses association, through Hon. Mrs. Jariatu Rosaline Smith of Constituency 103 in the Western Urban District on 8th January, 2015 donated 200 bags of Rice to the National Ebola Response Center (NERC) in Freetown.
Jan 14, 2015, 17:00

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leone : Ernest Bai Koroma’s Last Vacation Was When... ?
Accompanying this Commentary is a table showing the Ebola Daily Statistics for yesterday January 12th 2015. As can be clearly seen, unlike few months back when everything had seemed so hopeless, the Ebola numbers are drawing down with majority of districts recording ZERO cases in this latest update. Now, only dishonest individuals won’t give credit for this success to His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the Father of the Nation.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:18

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Obituaries
Obituary News : John Oponjo Benjamin Yesterday lost his 85 Years Old Mum
John Oponjo Benjamin has lost his 85 Years Old Mum
Jan 13, 2015, 17:16

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leonean Women Are High Performers; Taking The Gender Debate To The Next Level
The global under representation of qualified women in leadership positions has created a gender gap in many areas of the workforce. Empirically speaking, societies have determined that only men make good leaders; therefore it persists to rebuff access for women seekingleadership positions because they are socially constructed as either not fit to lead or their male counterpart are better for the job. Women who seek leadership positions face artificialbarriers and consequently many give up their ambitions because they become overwhelmed in dealing with socially constructedobstacles.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:15

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “The ‘Young Professionals’, a true reflection of the spirit of Sierra Leone’s new middle class” -President Koroma
The contagious nature of the Ebola virus disease has necessitated the destruction of the personal effects of infected persons-beddings, mattresses, household utensils- all burnt down. Others lose their small scale businesses during the course of admission at treatment centers.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Build on Books Ends Ebola Sensitization with Traditional Healers
A Non-Governmental Organization, Build on Books in collaboration with CODEP on Monday 5th January, 2015 held one-day Ebola sensitization programme for traditional healers, religious and traditional leaders at Masiaka Town,  Koya Chiefdom in the Port Loko District. 
Jan 13, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : HRYC-SL Feeds Quarantined Homes
With funding from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Human Rights Youth Coalition- Sierra Leone has donated food and non-food Items to various quarantined communities homes in Bo District.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lady Diana Warns Pujehun against Complacency
The Southern District of Pujehun may have proudly claimed the accolade of becoming the first out of 14 districts in Sierra Leone to go beyond 42 days consecutively without recording any Ebola case, but the country’s Minister of Local Government has warned officials against complacency.
Jan 13, 2015, 17:08


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