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Ebola: President Koroma Issues Stern Warning

2014-10-28 23:16:01

On a working visit to Port Loko, Bombali and Tonkolili districts over the weekend, President Ernest Bai Koroma issued a stern warning to traditional and religious leaders to take responsibility to halt the spread of the virus in their chiefdoms and districts.
According to a State House report the President said the country has a crisis that should be handled with all the seriousness it deserves and added that government in its efforts to improve the efficiency of handling the outbreak (...)

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Port Loko Holding and Treatment Centre Ready for Use

27 October

The fight against Ebola is taking a new turn in the Port Loko district where there has been an upsurge in the number of cases of Ebola. A strategic facility has been put up in Port Loko town to respond adequately to Ebola cases that will be reported from that part of the country.
The creation of a holding and treatment centre that can accommodate as much as 108 patients to alleviate the huge problems and address the increasing number of cases in the district is ready for use.
The (...)

Treatment Centre for Port Loko

27 October

The Minister of Information and Communications, Hon. Alhaji Alpha Kanu, together with the Special Adviser to His Excellency the President, Hon. Ibrahim Ben Kargbo recently made a conducted tour of the ongoing construction of a 90 bed facility that will be used as a holding and treatment centre for Ebola cases in the Port Loko District to assess the progress of the work and to provide the necessary support for a speedy conclusion of the project.
The Minister who has been on the forefront in (...)

WFP Distributes Food in Waterloo

22 October

Amid concerns over the increasing rate of Ebola infection in Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and partners has started distributing food for 265,000 people on the outskirts of the capital.
The distribution in the suburb of Waterloo will be the biggest one-off food distribution in the country since the start of the Ebola outbreak.
WFP mobilized 700 aid workers to distribute in just one day over 800 metric tons of food rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt meeting (...)

NOSLINA elects Dr. John Davies-Cole Chairman of the Board

19 October

Sent by Kwame Fitzjohn, Washington DC, USA.
The National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA) wishes to announce it has elected Disease expert Dr. John Davies-Cole (pictured) to succeed Mr. Minkailu Jalloh, an IBM engineer of 25 years standing, as the Chairman of the Board for the 2014-16 term.
At the completion of the Election this month, Mr. Mohamed Barrie, Sierra Leone Honorary Consul of New England States and NOSLINA Board Member aptly remarked, "Sierra Leone and (...)

Power Women 232 Launches "All Hands on Deck"

1 October

Credit: Brand Sierra Leone.
Power Women 232 is a newly formed network for women professionals in Sierra Leone. The network aims to bring professional women and entrepreneurs together to promote career advancement and development in all fields, through networking, leadership development, social events and community service.
Power Women 232 launched a citizens response to Ebola in Sierra Leone: All Hands on Deck in August 2014. The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic currently gripping our (...)

Ebola Hits Moyamba Junction

22 September

By Alfred Sam Foray, USA.
The tiny town of Moyamba Junction (part of which is shown in photo) about 100 miles from Freetown and 60 miles from Bo, where I spent a few months doing business during my recent visit to Sierra Leone is on the verge of total annihilation from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. We are told by a resident of the town that about two weeks ago a resident physician, one Dr. Blango, who runs a private hospital in the town, recently treated an Ebola patient. Shortly (...)

President Koroma’s Speech on Lock Down

20 September

Fellow Sierra Leoneans,
Our country is the midst of a big trial. But by the grace of God, we shall overcome this Ebola outbreak. Many of our people have fallen victims to this disease. It was not a disease that started in Sierra Leone; it came to us from our brothers and sisters in our neighboring countries. But no body, no region, no district wish this disease on themselves. Many people were doing very ordinary things when they contracted the disease. They were attending funerals, (...)

Port Loko: Press Conference on Ebola

17 September

By Hassan Bruz in Port Loko.
"I know you know it is the constitutional responsibility of the Sierra Leone Police to protect lives and properties- a responsibility the management has always ensured it is done with remarkable professionalism. But it has also become a fact for you to know that manning the increasing numbers of Ebola-quarantined homes and at the same time coping with general criminality are crucial challenges that require the cooperation of all well meaning persons."
Those (...)

A Historic Year in Sierra Leone: St. Edwards Secondary School (1972/73)

17 September

Note: A version of this article first appeared in the pioneering SALONEDiscussion forum on September 9, 2014.
By Mohamed (Moh’m) Jalloh (USA), Amadu Massally (SL), and Sebleh Smith (USA.
This year our famous annual St. Edwards Secondary School alumni weekend celebration that historically has brought together Edwardians, their families and friends from states across the U.S.A., as well as the U.K., Africa, Asia and other places, will be held in adjacent locations in New Jersey and (...)

Port Loko: Ibrahim Bundu concludes sensitisation meetings

15 September

By Hassan Bruz in Port Loko, Sierra Leone.
Honourable Ibrahim Rashid Bundu (centre in photo) is the Member of Parliament for Constituency 052 and doubles as the Port Loko district Chairman of the All Peoples Congress [APC] Party. He is now better known as the Leader of Government Business in Parliament. This is perhaps why he pays far more frequent visits to the district than any other Member of Parliament in this part of the country. He had just returned to resume his Parliamentary duties (...)

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EDITORIAL

Sex in the Time of Ebola

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Ebola-stricken nation of Sierra Leone is employing whatever means possible, from individual to state level, in response to (...)

OPINION

Television and Learning

By Arthur Ramo, Madrid, Spain. Television is a technological medium of great importance in the lives of people, because it provides information and entertainment, among other things. However, (...)