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Wednesday, 03-25-15, 11:39Sierra Leone Gets U.S.$102 Million in Extra IMF Financing, Debt Relief[IMF] The IMF Executive Board approved a loan and grant package for Sierra Leone that includes $102 million in extra financing to help the West African country counter a slump in economic activity engendered by the Ebola outbreak. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 10:18President Koroma Hosts UN Women Executive Director[Sierra Leone Government] President Ernest Bai Koroma Monday 23 March hosted the Executive Director of the UN Women Dr Mlambo Ngcuka at State House, Freetown. read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 16:04African Envoys' Spouses Join the Fight Against Ebola[Concord] Addis Ababa -The African Ambassadors' Spouses Group in the Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa on Friday 20th March presented a check of one hundred thousand Ethiopian birr to the ECOWAS Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in a bid to accelerate the speedy eradication of the Ebola virus disease in the three most affected countries in West Africa. read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 15:18SLPP Wants President Koroma Impeached[Concord] The National Executive Council (NEC) of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has called on their parliamentarians to initiate an impeachment motion against President Ernest Bai Koroma for his "unconstitutional sacking of Vice President Alhaji Samuel Sam-Sumana". read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 11:04'When I Fell Ill, I Knew it was Different from Previous colds I Have Had in the Past'[IFRC] Komende Luyama is a community 20 kilometres outside of Kenema town in eastern Sierra Leone. Ebola arrived here at the end of September 2014 when the relative of a local family was brought to the community for treatment after beginning to suffer from stomach pains. It is thought that transmission to other community members occurred primarily when people came to visit her while she was ill, and when her family washed her body after she died. A total of 42 people from the village became infected with Ebola, 1 read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 9:08Google Develops 'Ebola-Proof' Tablet Devices[CIO] A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring for patients with Ebola. read more...
Monday, 03-23-15, 9:53New Vice President Sworn in[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has said that the newly appointed Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh is coming in with a wealth of experience having served as provincial secretary almost in all the districts nationwide. read more...
Monday, 03-23-15, 8:00Genital Cutting Stopped Amid Ebola Fears - UK Minister[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The Ebola epidemic that has ravaged West Africa appears to have brought the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) to a near halt in Sierra Leone, a British minister said on Friday. read more...
Saturday, 03-21-15, 4:02President and Ex-Deputy Caught in Political Quagmire[Deutsche Welle] President Ernest Koroma has sworn in a new deputy after sacking Vice President Sam-Sumana. Koroma and Sam-Sumana are locked in a party leadership battle. read more...
Friday, 03-20-15, 15:22What Hideous Crime Has VP Sam-Sumana Committed?[Concord] I have often said that successive governments since independence in 1961 have always taken Kono for a 'prostitute' which they only need for their personal satisfaction. But the accompanying pain all this while is the impotent response of our Kono district politicians to such naked rape of our land and marginalised state in terms of socio-economic development before and after the war. The APC party, led by Ernest Bai Koroma, has taken its turn. read more...

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