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Tuesday, 02-09-16, 15:4748 Missing Contacts Cajoled to Return Home[Concord] The Inter-Agency Rapid Response Team, comprising WHO, CDC, Concern Worldwide, GOAL, UN Women, among others, has - through the United Nations Resident Coordinating Office - encouraged 48 missing contacts to return home with assurance that they would not be penalised nor placed under quarantine. read more...
Tuesday, 02-09-16, 14:24National Premier League Preview[Concord] FC Kallon and Old Edwardians FC are seeking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat when they take on Gem Stars and East End Lions FC respectively in the ongoing football stakeholders' National Premier League. read more...
Friday, 02-05-16, 16:04Teteh Bangura Trains With Dalkurd[Concord] The former AIK and Bursaspor forward was spotted with the Swedish second tier league side on Thursday and he is expected to be featured by the club this Saturday in a friendly match at home against Västerås SK. read more...
Friday, 02-05-16, 14:22Sign Bill Allowing Safe Abortions[HRW] In December 2015, the Sierra Leonean parliament overwhelmingly passed the Safe Abortion Act 2015, which would permit access to abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, after which it would be permitted until week 24 in cases of rape, incest, or health risk to the fetus or the woman or girl. Sierra Leone's current law, which dates from 1861, criminalizes abortion, possibly except in cases where the mother's life is at risk. read more...
Friday, 02-05-16, 13:03Letter to President Koroma of Sierra Leone[HRW] On February 4, 2016, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and five Sierra Leonean rights groups sent this letter to the President of Sierra Leone, urging him to sign the bill passed by Parliament in December 2015, which would permit access to abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy or up to 24 weeks for cases of incest, rape and fetal impairment. read more...
Thursday, 02-04-16, 16:32Why the Great Hue and Cry On the Safe Abortion Bill?[Concord] The act of killing people is what humanity has wrestled with since the dawn of civilization, and killing has philosophical, moral, religious, legal, political and if possible economic considerations. The intentional act of killing another is abhorred and prohibited by all civilized societies, but every day people are being murdered either legally in state wars, court orders, police powers or illegally through acts of terror. I use this as a silhouette on the current Safe Abortion Bill discussion in Sierra read more...
Thursday, 02-04-16, 10:26Moms and Their Babies Are Returning to the Health Centres[WFP] Francis Boima -Use of basic health services drastically reduced at the height of the Ebola outbreak. The population was hesitant to approach the health centres due to fears of either contacting Ebola or being labelled as someone affected by it. Getting mothers and children back to the health centres to access critical maternal and child health services has been challenging. read more...
Wednesday, 02-03-16, 16:46The Director of the Russian-Chinese Center Expresses Its Support for the Right of the Saharawi People to Self-Determination[SPS] Moscow -The director of the Russian-Chinese Center for Studies, Dimitri Medwif, has expressed support for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, requesting a date for the celebration of self-determination referendum in Western Sahara, said Wednesday the Polisario Front representation in Russia. read more...
Wednesday, 02-03-16, 12:21U.S.$1.9 Billion in Ebola Aid Not Delivered[Concord] International donors have failed to deliver US$1.9 billion in promised funds to help the three West African countries afflicted by Ebola recover from the epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people and decimated already weak health care systems, said UK-based charity Oxfam on Sunday (January 31). read more...
Wednesday, 02-03-16, 12:21EPA, NPAA & NRA Are a Challenge to Tourism Ministry[Concord] Acting Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Madam Kadija O. Seisay, has disclosed that parallel Acts or the establishment of institutions like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Protected Area Authority (NPAA) and National Revenue Authority (NRA) pose serious challenges to their operation. read more...

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