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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...
Friday, 05-22-15, 10:09Sierra Leone Ebola Crisis - One Year On, the Road to Recovery Continues[Christian Aid] A year into Sierra Leone's battle against the Ebola virus, the country is making progress in its journey towards recovery, although much remains to be done to ensure access to basic healthcare for the most vulnerable citizens, Christian Aid says. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 9:45I Will Stand By Men[Concord] Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police yesterday vowed "to stand by any decision taken by his officers to dispel any attempt at contravening the law in the face of a false claim to human rights". read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 9:43UNMEER Chief Commends Women for Amplifying Yellow Ribbon Campaign[Concord] The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Peter Graaff, has described the efforts of the women of Sierra Leone towards bending the Ebola curve in the country as "truly commendable", saying it is precisely the kind of support required to get Ebola to zero and staying zero. read more...
Wednesday, 05-20-15, 10:00Parliament Not Happy With Local Councils[Concord] Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Local Government and Rural Development have expressed their dissatisfaction over the alleged lack of respect by the 19 local and city councils in the performance of their oversight functions. read more...
Tuesday, 05-19-15, 15:58New Ebola Cases Emerge in Three Places[Ebola Deeply] Until May 13, Sierra Leone had recorded zero cases of Ebola for eight days running. But in the past few days, several new chains of transmission have emerged in Freetown, Kambia and Port Loko. read more...
Tuesday, 05-19-15, 10:36Recovering From the Ebola Outbreak[Concord] On 9 May, Dr. Gabriel Rugalema, FAO Representative in Sierra Leone, handed over building materials for the construction of a poultry breeding farm to members of the Holima Agriculture Business Centre in Fengehun village, Bo District. read more...
Tuesday, 05-19-15, 8:45The Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ebola[Deutsche Welle] Local volunteers are at the forefront of the struggle to stop Ebola in Sierra Leone. They inform the public about ways to avoid the virus, counsel survivors and reach out to orphans - even though cases are declining. read more...

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