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Two Security Chiefs Visit the North

2014-08-28 18:04:42

By Hassan Bruz, Sierra Leone. The fight against Ebola is winnable if people are obedient and disciplined enough. This was the message of the Inspector General of Police, Francis Allieu Munu (photo) to the people of Sierra Leone during a recent tour of the various regions in the country. It was a joint tour with the Chief of Defence Staff, S O Williams to have an on the spot assessment of what obtains in the different localities with regards the spread of the Ebola virus disease. In the (...)Read the full story »

"Ebola outbreak could exceed 20,000 cases"-WHO

2014-08-29 00:48:11

The World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General, Bruce Aylward (photo), told reporters today in Geneva that the Ebola outbreak currently ravaging West Africa could eventually exceed 20, 000 cases if the current trend continues. According to an Associated Press report quoted by World Post newspaper, 10,000 people are likely to die as a worst case scenario. Ebola, the report went on, has already killed 1552 people in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone (...)Read the full story »

Meet Bintou, the African-German Female Boxer

2014-08-28 22:42:45

African ladies are normally known for other things than boxing, except for this one who is changing history and making the story look different. Miss Bintou Yawa Schmill, 29 years old, black African with Togolese ancestry born and based in Germany, started her boxing career at a tender age. Now as an adult her career is moving fast. She has been superb in the boxing ring has won 24 fights and two draws in the welterweight category. Bintou Schmill, also known as "The Voice" has since 2007 (...)Read the full story »

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    "Ebola outbreak could exceed 20,000 cases"-WHO

    by Gibril Koroma - 29 August
    The World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General, Bruce Aylward (photo), told reporters today in Geneva that the Ebola outbreak currently ravaging West Africa could eventually exceed 20, 000 cases if the current trend continues. According to an Associated Press report quoted by World Post newspaper, 10,000 people are likely to die as a worst case scenario. Ebola, the report went on, has already killed 1552 people in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone (...)

    NOSLINA Contributes to Ebola Relief Efforts

    29 August
    The Board of Directors and Directorate of the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA) announced in a press release Thursday August 28 that approximately 4,750 pounds (a total of 9 skids, weighing between 425 and 785 pounds each) of urgently needed materials to combat the deadly EBOLA virus in Sierra Leone are scheduled to arrive on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Freetown’s Lungi International airport. The items are being transported to Sierra Leone from the (...)

    Meet Bintou, the African-German Female Boxer

    28 August
    African ladies are normally known for other things than boxing, except for this one who is changing history and making the story look different. Miss Bintou Yawa Schmill, 29 years old, black African with Togolese ancestry born and based in Germany, started her boxing career at a tender age. Now as an adult her career is moving fast. She has been superb in the boxing ring has won 24 fights and two draws in the welterweight category. Bintou Schmill, also known as "The Voice" has since 2007 (...)

    At the Kailahun Ebola Frontline in August

    28 August
    Commentary By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone. While President Ernest Bai Koroma was hosting an ‘Ebola Press Conference’ in State House, Freetown, Sierra Leone born and bred film producer, owner/manager of B-Trixx film productions, ‘cyber journalist’, Jaime Yaya Barry, was guarding two international journalists into the epicenter of the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone, Kailahun District. The journalists were Samuel Aranda of the National Geographic (...)

    Two Security Chiefs Visit the North

    28 August
    By Hassan Bruz, Sierra Leone. The fight against Ebola is winnable if people are obedient and disciplined enough. This was the message of the Inspector General of Police, Francis Allieu Munu (photo) to the people of Sierra Leone during a recent tour of the various regions in the country. It was a joint tour with the Chief of Defence Staff, S O Williams to have an on the spot assessment of what obtains in the different localities with regards the spread of the Ebola virus disease. In the (...)

    EDITORIAL

    Dispelling the Ebola Myths and Misinformation: Citizens’ Responsibilities

    By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Ebola can be best described as an ‘exterminator’, a disease that is wasting away families and decimating communities. Because of its (...)

    OPINION

    Sierra Leonean Women and the Ebola Pandemc

    By Zainab Tunkara Clarkson.* As the dreaded ebola virus disease (EVD) ravages across West Africa with a vengeance, afflicting young and old with merciless impunity, it is unfortunate to note that (...)

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    OKSA: Keynote Address by H.E Hon. Ibrahim Sorie

    27 August
    Public Spiritedness and Its Role in Community Development Keynote Address By H.E. Hon. Ibrahim Sorie Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union (EU). Delivered on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Founding of Old Kolenten Secondary School Students Association (OKSA) in Virginia, USA, on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd August, 2014. Esteemed Master of Ceremonies, Mr. President of OKSA, Excellencies, Colleague Ambassadors (...)

    Sorious Samura’s new Al Jazeera documentar​y investigat​es the battle for Africa

    26 August
    “When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers.” African proverb The Battle For Africa, the first in a two-part People & Power investigation into the effects of China’s increasing influence in Africa, premieres on Al Jazeera on Thursday, 28 August 2014. Emmy-winning Sierra Leonean journalist Sorious Samura (pictured) travels to Kenya, to witness how the rise of Chinese business in Africa has changed the balance of power between African governments and the (...)

    Lunsar Descendants Abroad Assist Ebola Victims

    26 August
    By Hassan Bruz, Lunsar, Sierra Leone. Hundreds of people in about a dozen communities in the Marampa chiefdom have benefited from a consignment of relief items from the from sons and daughters of the chiefdom overseas. Marampa chiefdom is located in the Port Loko district, northern Sierra Leone. The items which included bags of rice and other ingredients were part of a consignment of food items that was provided by the North American Branch of the descendants of Marampa chiefdom in the (...)

    OKSA Reunion: Chairman Hassan Baraka’s Speech

    25 August
    2014 OKSA Reunion Night Speech at the Comfort Inn Landmark, Alexandria, Virginia, Friday, August 22, 2014. Good evening fellow alums, friends of Kolenten, ladies and gentlemen. I feel very much honored to stand in front of you in my capacity as chairman of OKSA, USA. OKSA-USA was founded March 1992 when the first meeting of old boys and girls was convened at Flagstaff Road, Landover, Maryland, at the residence of Dr. Alusine S. Jah. After that meeting, another one was convened in 1993 (...)

    Ebola: Port Loko District in a Mess

    24 August
    Commentary By Hassan Bruz in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. Unlike what obtains in the sister district of Kambia where a lot of praises have been heaped on that district for hard work and forthrightness in the fight against Ebola, the membership of the Port Loko District Health Management Team continues to demonstrate incompetence and unprofessionalism with no semblance of an immediate change of attitude. Many well meaning including the poor and needy inhabitants of the town have continued to (...)

    Sierra Leone Embassy in Germany steps up efforts to fight Ebola

    23 August
    Commentary By Umaru S. Jah, Information Attaché, Sierra Leone embassy, Germany. As efforts to contain the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continue to gain momentum and urgency, the Embassy of Sierra Leone in the Federal Republic of Germany has assembled compatriots and friends of Sierra Leone to map out strategies on how they could contribute to the fight against the deadly virus. On Sunday August 17, a well attended church service was held at the United Brethren in Christ Church (UBC) in (...)

    Youth Minister Presents Gigantic Donation

    23 August
    By Hassan Bruz, Makeni, Sierra Leone. In compliance with the clarion call of His Excellency – President Ernest Bai Koroma for every well meaning Sierra Leonean to put aside petty differences and join hands in the fight against Ebola , the Minister of Youth Affairs Hon. Alimamy Kamara (photo) has donated over 200,000 United States dollars worth of hand washing items to various communities in Sierra Leone. The items which included 200 sets of Veronica buckets and 15 barrels of (...)
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    Lunsar Descendants Abroad Assist Ebola Victims

    26 August

    By Hassan Bruz, Lunsar, Sierra Leone. Hundreds of people in about a dozen communities in the Marampa chiefdom have benefited from a consignment of relief items from the from sons and daughters of the chiefdom overseas. Marampa chiefdom is located in the Port Loko district, northern Sierra (...)

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    At the Kailahun Ebola Frontline in August

    28 August

    Commentary By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone. While President Ernest Bai Koroma was hosting an ‘Ebola Press Conference’ in State House, Freetown, Sierra Leone born and bred film producer, owner/manager of B-Trixx film productions, ‘cyber journalist’, Jaime (...)

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    Statement on Ebola from Canadian Government

    11 August

    The Honourable Rona Ambrose (pictured), Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), recently issued the following statement regarding the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone: “Our thoughts are with (...)

    Sports »

    Diaspora World Cup: Sierra Leone Beats England

    25 May

    Commentary By Anthony Solomon, USA. A selected team of talented Sierra Leonean soccer players from different states in the United State are representing Sierra Leone in the biggest International Soccer League in Maryland called the Diaspora World Cup. There are 20 teams that represent 20 (...)

    World News »

    NOSLINA Contributes to Ebola Relief Efforts

    29 August

    The Board of Directors and Directorate of the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA) announced in a press release Thursday August 28 that approximately 4,750 pounds (a total of 9 skids, weighing between 425 and 785 pounds each) of urgently needed materials to combat (...)

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