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NERC Condemns Kenema Strike Action

2014-11-28 17:37:23

By Mabel Whenzle, Freetown.
Major (Rtd) Alfred Palo Conteh (right in photo), the Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) has outrightly condemned the strike action in the Kenema district by 23 burial team workers seeking their backlog payment for services rendered.
Delivering his statement at the weekly update organised by NERC, Palo Conteh described the move as despicable and totally unforgivable noting that the action undermines efforts towards combating the (...)

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MSF Commends President Koroma

2014-11-26 22:11:08

President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 26th November received the international President of Medicines San Frontiers (MSF) Dr Joanne Liu and delegation at State House Freetown. The delegation is in the country to do a tour of the three most affected countries to find out how things are evolving, the deployment of other actors and how MSF is adjusting its current response to the evolution of the epidemic.
In welcoming the delegation, President Koroma said that the country has come a long (...)

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Célestin Monga Appointed UNIDO Managing Director

2014-11-27 18:05:53

A leading member of Swiss based Quantum Global group’s Advisory Board has today accepted a key UN post based in Vienna.
Célestin Monga (photo), a Cameroonian national, an internationally recognized economist and currently Director of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Africa and Economics, has accepted the post of Managing Director at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN body mandated to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable (...)

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    NERC Condemns Kenema Strike Action

    28 November

    By Mabel Whenzle, Freetown.
    Major (Rtd) Alfred Palo Conteh (right in photo), the Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) has outrightly condemned the strike action in the Kenema district by 23 burial team workers seeking their backlog payment for services rendered.
    Delivering his statement at the weekly update organised by NERC, Palo Conteh described the move as despicable and totally unforgivable noting that the action undermines efforts towards combating the (...)

    Célestin Monga Appointed UNIDO Managing Director

    27 November

    A leading member of Swiss based Quantum Global group’s Advisory Board has today accepted a key UN post based in Vienna.
    Célestin Monga (photo), a Cameroonian national, an internationally recognized economist and currently Director of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Africa and Economics, has accepted the post of Managing Director at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN body mandated to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable (...)

    MSF Commends President Koroma

    26 November

    President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 26th November received the international President of Medicines San Frontiers (MSF) Dr Joanne Liu and delegation at State House Freetown. The delegation is in the country to do a tour of the three most affected countries to find out how things are evolving, the deployment of other actors and how MSF is adjusting its current response to the evolution of the epidemic.
    In welcoming the delegation, President Koroma said that the country has come a long (...)

    Historic Online Press Conference by Alpha Kanu

    by Gibril Koroma - 26 November

    Honourable Alhaji Alpha Kanu (photo), Sierra Leone’s Information and Communications Minister has made history when he today faced the international media in a live online press conference that centred largely on the Ebola scourge. Very few Ministers on the continent of Africa have faced the international media in this way which makes the event a historic first not only in Sierra Leone but for many parts of Africa.
    The online press conference was facilitated by the African Press (...)

    Poetry: Can Someone Show Me the Way?

    25 November

    Can Someone Show Me the Way?
    By Willie James King, USA.
    We had an earthquake a few days ago, here. No damage. I think the universe is far from perverse, but it has a way of purifying itself. And this is not a bad thing. Nature is wise, and she knows far more than Nothing. We should too. And though they report no damage, I doubt if such a rumble might occur without some aspect of ruin, small, or not, though it is incapable of being discerned; our world is groaning. Stay wise and attentive. (...)

    EDITORIAL

    Government Should Investigate Ebola Surge

    by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

    It is sad and very unfortunate that while the Ebola scourge seems to be receding in the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is facing a dramatic increase with hundreds of (...)

    OPINION

    The Truth About Reporting Corruption

    By Abdulai Saccoh, Anti-Corruption Commission, Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a specialized anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been (...)

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    Musician of the Week: Sulaiman Kutay Turay

    25 November

    Sent by Zina Craft, Atlanta, Georgia.
    World- renowned artist, master drummer and cultural activist Kutay Turay has released his latest single, Ebola Wahala. This iconic single is a provocative expose and depiction of the ill effects of the Ebola epidemic in his native country of Sierra Leone.
    The contemporary global rhythms and provocative lyrics are sure to invoke a wide range of emotions as he tells of the tragic story of the disease and other injustices associated with the lure of (...)

    Francophone African Soccer Players Gain Supremacy

    25 November

    Commentary
    By Koyie Mansaray, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
    Out of 28 African Cup of Nations tournaments organized between 1957 and 2013, Anglophone countries have won 18.* The remaining 10 have been won by our Francophone counterparts. This fact notwithstanding, Francophone African countries are gaining an increasingly more dominant role on the world soccer stage than their Anglophone brothers. There are more Francophone soccer players in Italy in Europe and North America than (...)

    Alpha Kanu to Host Online Press Conference

    25 November

    The Minister of Information and Communications of Sierra Leone, Alpha Kanu (pictured), will host an online press conference on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 15 GMT.
    Since Sierra Leone recorded the first case of Ebola on May 25th, this year, the President of the West African state Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma scaled down other development projects his Government was implementing under the agenda for prosperity by committing over 90 billion Leones (equivalent to about twenty million dollars) (...)

    Fisheries Minister Updates Journalists on Achievements

    25 November

    By Mabel Whenzle, Freetown.
    Charles Rogers (photo), Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources has said his Ministry has made tremendous progress in the area of revenue generation and has facilitated an increase in the supply of fish to the local market.
    Addressing journalists at the weekly press briefing organised by the Ministry of Information and Communications, Rogers said, despite the devastating effects of the Ebola Virus Disease on the economy, there has been, for the (...)

    President Koroma Turns Sod for Fixed Level P3 Laboratory

    24 November

    President Ernest Bai Koroma turned the sod last Thursday morning to begin construction of an ultra modern level P3 laboratory at the China-Sierra Leone Friendship Hospital, Jui.
    Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony, the president said construction of the lab will benefit the country and leave the health sector stronger. He described China as a special friend, saying that since the outbreak China has come a long way in providing support.
    President Koroma recalled that when (...)

    Information Minister Hands Over Holding Centres to Paramount Chiefs

    21 November

    By Ibrahim Siraju Bah
    The Minister of Information and Communications Hon. Alhaji Alphha B. S Kanu (right, in photo) has formally handed over two holding centres in the Port Loko district to the Paramount Chiefs of Lokomasama and Kafubulum Chiefdoms to enhance their capacity in the fight against the Ebola virus. The event took place at the Lokomasa holding centre on the 19th November, 2014.
    Whilst handing over the centers, he said they are ready for use and will start operations the (...)

    World Vision to take up Management of Dead Bodies

    19 November

    By Mabel Whenzle, Freetown.
    The Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Centre NERC Major (Rtd) Palo Conteh (pictured) has disclosed that World Vision UK has signed up a partnership agreement that will involve it becoming responsible for the management of dead bodies across the country.
    Addressing journalists at a weekly press briefing recently organised by the National Ebola Response Centre, he said the five million pounds sterling DFID funded project will be used for the (...)

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    Historic Online Press Conference by Alpha Kanu

    by Gibril Koroma - 26 November

    Honourable Alhaji Alpha Kanu (photo), Sierra Leone’s Information and Communications Minister has made history when he today faced the international media in a live online press conference that centred largely on the Ebola scourge. Very few Ministers on the continent of Africa have faced (...)

    African News »

    Fisheries Minister Updates Journalists on Achievements

    25 November

    By Mabel Whenzle, Freetown. Charles Rogers (photo), Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources has said his Ministry has made tremendous progress in the area of revenue generation and has facilitated an increase in the supply of fish to the local market. Addressing journalists at the (...)

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    New Alberta Premier Visits BC

    5 November

    The foundations for a new working relationship were established Tuesday between the Premiers of Alberta and British Columbia. Increasingly, B.C. and Alberta are the economic engine of Confederation - a role both Premier Prentice and I embrace,; said Premier Clark. We’re working together (...)

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    Francophone African Soccer Players Gain Supremacy

    25 November

    Commentary By Koyie Mansaray, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Out of 28 African Cup of Nations tournaments organized between 1957 and 2013, Anglophone countries have won 18.* The remaining 10 have been won by our Francophone counterparts. This fact notwithstanding, Francophone African countries (...)

    World News »

    Poetry: Can Someone Show Me the Way?

    25 November

    Can Someone Show Me the Way? By Willie James King, USA. We had an earthquake a few days ago, here. No damage. I think the universe is far from perverse, but it has a way of purifying itself. And this is not a bad thing. Nature is wise, and she knows far more than Nothing. We should too. And (...)