Sierra Leone News


Friday, 07-31-15, 11:50We Still Have to Maintain the Laws to Stop Ebola - President Koroma[Sierra Leone Government] Representatives of the All Political Parties Association (APPA) have paid a courtesy call on His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House to discuss the possibility of removing the Public State of Emergency which was imposed last year to curb and control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease. read more...
Thursday, 07-30-15, 13:20Christian and Muslim Leaders Played "Essential Role" in Tackling the Ebola Virus[Christian Aid] Faith leaders in Sierra Leone and Liberia played an "essential role" in stemming the spread of the Ebola virus, according to a new report, but the delay in involving them in the response cost lives. read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 17:37Lungi Murder Trial[Concord] The sole forensic pathologist in the country yesterday gave expert evidence as to the cause of death of one Saidu Bangura, who was allegedly murdered in Lungi by a lady friend, Fatmata Tucker. read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 10:18PC Reports Extreme Hunger in Koinadugu[Concord] Paramount Chief of Sengbe Chiefdom in the Koinadugu District has highlighted some of the pressing challenges affecting the development of his district, citing the lack of health centres, non-availability of electricity and food insecurity. read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 10:18Le326 Million Fraud - Internal Auditor Testifies Against Financial Officer[Concord] Internal Auditor at the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Hassanatu Kallon, yesterday testified against Financial Control Officer Ansumana Kpange, who is accused of pilfering from the bank's profit and loss accounts the sum of Le326 million. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 15:33IDB Pledges US$360 million for Post-Ebola Recovery in Guinea and Sierra Leone[Islamic Development Bank] New York, United States -The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has pledged to provide financing worth $360 million in support of a sustainable Post Ebola recovery effort for Guinea and Sierra Leone. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 11:30'Most Parents Would Rather Have Their Daughters Become Prostitutes Than Work in an Ebola Burial Team'[IFRC] Before the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone, it was a taboo in most parts of the country for young people, especially those of child bearing age, to witness the washing and preparation of corpses for burial. In line with tradition, women prepared female corpses for burial and men would prepare male bodies. However, as the death toll from Ebola escalated and the majority of burial teams were composed of only men, such a provision could not be made for women. read more...
Sunday, 07-26-15, 8:23Sierra Leone Begins Treating Ebola Patients With Survivors' Plasma[Ebola Deeply] The first donations of plasma from survivors of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone are being used to treat Ebola patients at the 34 Military Hospital in Freetown, following a lengthy approval process. read more...
Sunday, 07-26-15, 8:18In Alleged DJ Clef Murderwitness Says Deceased Went Missing After Party[Concord] Third prosecution witness in the ongoing murder investigation into the alleged murder of Sydney Buckle a.k.a. DJ Clef yesterday told the court that the deceased went missing after he attended a party that was organized by the second accused, Avril Oredola Renner, at the Aberdeen residence of first accused Mbaimba Moi Foray on 22 May, 2015. read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 10:37From New York to the Ebola Frontlines in Sierra Leone[Global Ebola Response] At the peak of Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone in November last year, when more than 300 persons were infected weekly, 26-year-old bespectacled Mohamed Kakay was always holed up in the offices of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Freetown poring over loads of data. read more...


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