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Wednesday, 02-25-15, 9:27Sierra Leone - People With Disabilities Look to an Ebola-Free Future[UNDP]Freetown, Sierra Leone -A group of young wheelchair-bound men barrel down a busy street hustling cars for a few leones (the local currency). The money they collect is meagre - and gets less and less as the Ebola crisis pushes them further towards the fringes of society. read more...
Tuesday, 02-24-15, 9:29Ebola Funds Audit Report - Time to Wield the Big Stick[Concord]"There are some people, from all regions, professions, and age groups, who want to use this moment to make money. We must resist them. There are people who don't work but want to hide under the cover of those who work to get paid; we must expose them. There are people who are not involved in raising awareness about the disease, but who are raising funds to siphon unto selfish ends, we must bring these shameless crooks to book. Government agencies stand instructed to keep record of all Ebola related transac read more...
Tuesday, 02-24-15, 9:22WHO Regional Director Assures President Koroma[Sierra Leone Government]The newly appointed World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti Monday 23 February assured President Koroma of their support and commitment in ending the Ebola outbreak. read more...
Monday, 02-23-15, 9:27Mismanagement of Sierra Leone's Ebola Spending[Africa Research Institute]In May-October 2014 the Sierra Leone government spent more than 84 billion Leones (Le) (approx. US$19m) tackling the Ebola epidemic. A damning report by the Auditor-General, Lara Taylor-Pearce, was published on 13 February 2015, examining this expenditure. It found that 30% of the money was disbursed without proper supporting documentation. read more...
Friday, 02-20-15, 16:48House of Lords' Rt. Hon. Baroness Hayman Advocates for Long Term Donor Support to Sierra Leone[Sierra Leone Government]Freetown -The visiting Rt. Hon. Baroness Hayman of the House of Lords London in the United Kingdom has expressed interest in the country's post Ebola Recovery Phase on maternal and newborn health. read more...
Friday, 02-20-15, 12:14Obasanjo Assures of Additional Support to End Ebola[Sierra Leone Government]Former Nigerian President Gen. (Rtd.) Olusegun Obasanjo Thursday 19 February assured President Ernest Bai Koroma of additional support from the international community to give a final push to the waning Ebola virus disease in the three worst-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. read more...
Friday, 02-20-15, 7:31Sierra Leone Renews Ebola Campaign[Deutsche Welle]In a bid to reduce new Ebola infections to zero by April 15, Sierra Leone has embarked on a door-to-door search of suspected cases. But there are questions on missing Ebola funds. read more...
Thursday, 02-19-15, 16:31Why Sierra Leone Should Go Fiber Optic[Concord]Fiber optic cables are the medium of choice in telecommunications infrastructure, enabling the transmission of high-speed voice, video and data traffic in enterprise and service provider networks. read more...
Thursday, 02-19-15, 16:311,000 Solar Kiosks for Freetown[Concord]Airtel mobile company has started installing some 1,000 solar powered kiosks across Freetown as part of a new one year initiative to include all segments of society in the telecom business, disclosed Managing Director Sudipto Chowdery while opening the modern Airtel Express and Customer Service Centre last weekend. read more...
Thursday, 02-19-15, 11:17UN Envoy On Ebola Likens Final Phase of Response to 'Looking for Needles in Haystacks'[UN News]The Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, told the United Nations General Assembly today that the final phase of "getting to zero" the number of cases may well be the hardest, saying the hunt to track down the virus is "like looking for needles in haystacks." read more...

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