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Friday, 04-24-15, 10:04'Confirmed Cases From MOA Wharf'[Concord] Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Center (NERC) yesterday disclosed that all of the Ebola confirmed cases in the Western Area since last week are from Moa Wharf, a densely populated slum community in the east of Freetown. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 9:57President Attends Asia-Africa Summit[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has described Africa's lack of representation at the Security Council as a grave injustice that must be addressed, particularly so when over 70% of issues discussed at the Security Council relate to the continent. read more...
Thursday, 04-23-15, 9:38Youth Minister Launches National Youth Week[Concord] The Minister of Youth Affairs yesterday officially launched the first National Youth Week on the theme, "Repositioning Youth Development in Post Ebola Recovery". read more...
Thursday, 04-23-15, 9:27SLPP 'Disturbed' By 'Illegal' Arrests of Members[Concord] Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie, has said the opposition party was disturbed by "the continuing wave of illegal arrests of our members by the Sierra Leone Police", allegedly on "orders from above". read more...
Wednesday, 04-22-15, 9:56'Malaria, Polio Will Be Key After Ebola'[Concord] The Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation has said the ministry would take malaria and polio as top priority after defeating Ebola in the country. read more...
Wednesday, 04-22-15, 9:55HRC Commissioners Trained On UPR[Concord] The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRC-SL) has undertaken a two-day stakeholders' training on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report engagements, process and submission of report to the United Nations Human Rights Council. read more...
Tuesday, 04-21-15, 13:20I Am an Ebola Nurse. I Am Also an Ebola Survivor. This Is My Story.[IFRC] Mary Juana, 28, is a nurse at the 'kindergarten' at the IFRC Ebola treatment centre in Kono, Sierra Leone. She is also an Ebola survivor. This is her story. read more...
Tuesday, 04-21-15, 9:09No to Trading Sex for Good School Grades[Concord] The National Secretariat for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone will this week launch a new campaign to discourage the practice of pupils and students trading sex for grades in schools and tertiary institutions across the country. read more...
Tuesday, 04-21-15, 9:09No Sex for Grades in Schools[Concord] The National Secretariat for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone will this week launch a new campaign to discourage the practice of pupils and students trading sex for grades in schools and tertiary institutions across the country. read more...
Monday, 04-20-15, 12:17Behind Closed Doors - Schools, Teenage Girls and Ebola[Africa Research Institute] Schools across Sierra Leone have re-opened this week, having been closed since July 2014 as part of the effort to tackle Ebola. Initial indications suggest varying levels of attendance but one group who will not be returning are pregnant teen mothers. read more...

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