Sierra Leone News


Friday, 05-29-15, 13:06Helping Ebola Responders in Sierra Leone Cope With the Emotional Impact of Their Jobs[IFRC] Zena Awad is a psychosocial delegate with the Swedish Red Cross, seconded to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' Ebola emergency response operation in Sierra Leone. read more...
Friday, 05-29-15, 10:33First Lady Lauds Young People in Ebola Fight[Concord] First Lady Sia Nyama Koroma yesterday noted that leadership is all about inspiring and effecting change in the lives of others. read more...
Thursday, 05-28-15, 10:09SLRCS Commemorates May 25[Concord] An Ebola survivor, Haja Fatmata Kargbo, has urged community leaders and the general populace to respect their position in society and to fight against stigmatization and discrimination against them. read more...
Thursday, 05-28-15, 9:58One Year of Ebola in Sierra Leone - 'We Could Be Ebola-Free By End July'[Ebola Deeply] On May 25, Sierra Leone marked the one-year anniversary since the first case of Ebola in the country. As Sierra Leoneans shared text messages to mark the occasion, wishing Ebola a "short and unhappy life," Cinnatus Dumbaya spoke with Sidi Yayah Tunis, communication director of the National Ebola Response Center. read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 8:09Stiff Procurement Measures At State House[Concord] E Sesay -Following the release of the 'real time' Ebola Funds Management Audit Report which raised a shadow of cloud over the Office of the President for not accounting for millions of United States dollars, sources within State House have told Concord Times that strict procurement measures have been put in place to prevent further financial leakages. read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 8:09Postponement of Elections Is Untenable[Concord] The opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has said that any attempts by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to use the National Population and Housing Census 2015 as a determinant factor for the postponement of Local Council, Parliamentary and Presidential elections "would be wholly untenable", describing the move as a ploy by the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) "to extend the mandatory two term of office of the president". read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 14:59Global Fund Boss Assures Health and Sanitation Minister[Sierra Leone Government] Geneva -In 2014, Sierra Leone received from the Global Fund an allocation of US$ 126 million to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria. But in order to access the funds the country needed to submit an application in the form of a Concept Note to the Global Fund. The Concept Note would then be reviewed by a special committee of the Global Fund, the Technical Review Panel (TRP). The TRP makes recommendations to the Board of the Global Fund which approves commitments and subsequent disbursements to countries. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 10:36Yeniva Sisay-Sogbeh - 'According to Some Media Coverage, We Were All Dying in the Streets'[Ebola Deeply] Yeniva Sisay-Sogbeh is the president of Power Women 232 - a network of young Sierra Leonean women. She recently produced a video about the impact of Ebola on daily life in Sierra Leone, showing how she and other women have contributed to the response effort. Cinnatus Dumbuya caught up with her in Freetown. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 8:06As Ebola Clocks One Year... President Pledges to Support Survivors[Sierra Leone Government] Meeting with over 20 survivors at State House Monday 25 May, barely a year since the outbreak, President Ernest Bai Koroma assured survivors of the dreadful Ebola virus disease of government's readiness to provide them with the necessary social services till their lives return to normal. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 7:59From an Ebola Survivor to an Ebola Fighter[Deutsche Welle] It's one year since the first Ebola case was officially diagnosed in Sierra Leone. Ebola survivor Haja Kargbo has dedicated her time to protecting people from the virus. read more...


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