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Anti-Ebola Fight:Sierra Leoneans in Georgia Donate

2014-09-29 22:58:59

"In light of the unfolding human tragedy afflicting our beloved Sierra Leone by the current Ebola epidemic and the call to action by the government and people of Sierra Leone to diaspora Sierra Leoneans to help, Sierra Leoneans living in Georgia, USA, graciously responded and organized our community under the auspices of United Against Ebola Inc to join major international effort to generate resources to help combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, and to provide much needed basic (...)

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Africa and Foreign Intervention

2014-09-29 22:23:51

By Zapman, USA.
As a continent, Africa remains under the constant threat of destabilisation along with numerous internal, intractable crises aimed at fuelling suspicion and exploiting differences amongst the populace. These threats are aimed at creating fractious states that will be ripe for foreign intervention and ultimately the division of countries.
As a general guideline, the development of tensions along with destabilisation and revolution follows a predictable pattern in (...)

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Preventing the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa

2014-09-28 09:17:59

Analysis
By Nanah Sheriff-Fofanah Sesay, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, USA. Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a virus whose normal host species is unknown. This disease was originally identified in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), as such the disease was named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The genus Ebola is divided into five different (...)

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    Anti-Ebola Fight:Sierra Leoneans in Georgia Donate

    29 September

    "In light of the unfolding human tragedy afflicting our beloved Sierra Leone by the current Ebola epidemic and the call to action by the government and people of Sierra Leone to diaspora Sierra Leoneans to help, Sierra Leoneans living in Georgia, USA, graciously responded and organized our community under the auspices of United Against Ebola Inc to join major international effort to generate resources to help combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, and to provide much needed basic (...)

    Africa and Foreign Intervention

    29 September

    By Zapman, USA.
    As a continent, Africa remains under the constant threat of destabilisation along with numerous internal, intractable crises aimed at fuelling suspicion and exploiting differences amongst the populace. These threats are aimed at creating fractious states that will be ripe for foreign intervention and ultimately the division of countries.
    As a general guideline, the development of tensions along with destabilisation and revolution follows a predictable pattern in (...)

    Mabantha Ferry Requires Immediate Attention

    28 September

    By Hassan Bruz in Port Loko.
    Perhaps there is hardly any better way through which the lack of a maintenance culture often attributed to Sierra Leone can actually be visualised than to have a thorough look at the Mabatha Ferry (photo). This is a ferry that is situated between Dibia and Sanda Mabgolonton Chiefdoms in the Northern District of Port Loko. I know it is inappropriate to say because this ferry was set up during the colonial era it has now outlived its usefulness and should be (...)

    Preventing the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa

    28 September

    Analysis
    By Nanah Sheriff-Fofanah Sesay, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, USA. Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a virus whose normal host species is unknown. This disease was originally identified in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), as such the disease was named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The genus Ebola is divided into five different (...)

    Airstrikes, Beheadings, Ebola, and Our Common (In)Humanity

    27 September

    Commentary
    By Charles Quist-Adade, PhD.*
    What have airstrikes, beheadings, and Ebola got in common? Of all the reports that have dominated the international media during the past few months, perhaps the fearsome Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa, the gruesome beheadings of three Western citizens by Islamic States of the Levant (ISIL) and the US-led coalition of the willing devastating airstrikes against ISIL stand out.
    These three events are testing our collective humanity and (...)

    EDITORIAL

    The Ebolarization of Every Death in Sierra Leone

    By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The magnitude and spread of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone requires enormous commitment of resources and robust sustained (...)

    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 (...)

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    Ebola: Port Loko, Bombali, Moyamba Quarantined

    25 September

    Transcript of Broadcast to the Nation on Further Measures to End the Ebola Outbreak.
    By His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.
    September 24, 2014.
    Fellow Sierra Leoneans,
    From Friday September 19 to Sunday September 21, 2014, we all answered to the call to stay at home for the Ebola Ose to Ose Campaign. Thousands of Sierra Leoneans volunteered to pass on the messages, to coordinate activities, and provide logistics. Thousands of health workers, from doctors to nurses, lab (...)

    Atlanta, USA: Ebola Rally September 26, 2014

    25 September

    Due to the current state of affairs of the Ebola epidemic killing our people in West Africa, World Health Organization, indicated that at least 2,630 of our people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history, which has so far infected at least 5,357 people. This is uncontrollable spreading through Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea also into Nigeria and Senegal.
    From the latest report from World Health Organization there could be 20,000 cases by Nov. 2, 2014 with thousands of (...)

    NCD Launches Good Governance Magazine

    25 September

    By Siraju Bah, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
    The National Commission for Democracy has officially launched the maiden edition of its Good Governance Magazine that will give the general public the opportunity to have an insight into the invaluable contribution the Commission has been making in addressing issues of good governance and democracy by remarkably inculcating civic education into the hearts and minds of the people.
    The event was hosted at the Commission’s headquarters at the West (...)

    Ebola Horror Story

    23 September

    Editor’s Note: This opinion piece was first published by the Daily Observer, Liberia’s leading newspaper. We are publishing it here not because we totally agree with what the author, Dr. Cyril Broderick (photo), a Liberian scientist, asserts. We don’t at the moment.That’s why we call it an opinion. We however believe publishing it will intensify the debate among Sierra Leoneans and others as to the true origins of the Ebola Virus Disease. See below for a summary of (...)

    Amazonian Director Praised

    23 September

    By Hassan Bruz in Port Loko.
    The adage that says a friend in need is a friend indeed has once again been actualised for the inhabitants in homes that have been quarantined for Ebola related cases. As you may be aware by now, many homes around the country have been quarantined in a bid to stop the spread of the virus. It implies that such groups of people are compelled to stay within their premises for up to a period of 21 days. It is therefore an open secret that anyone who faces such a (...)

    Mohamed Jalloh: A Life of Historic Firsts

    23 September

    By Our Correspondent
    A Life of Historic Firsts
    A Biography of Mohamed A. Jalloh.
    The life of our 2014 Grand Chief Patron, Mr. Mohamed A. Jalloh (St. Edward’s Secondary School Class of 1973), Managing Director of Bridgedal Capital Management, LLC, a financial services company based in suburban Washington, D.C., USA, can be accurately summarized as a life of historic firsts: When Mohamed A. Jalloh (pictured), universally known to his very many friends by his nickname, Moh’m, (...)

    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 (...)

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    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 (...)

    African News

    NCD Launches Good Governance Magazine

    25 September

    By Siraju Bah, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The National Commission for Democracy has officially launched the maiden edition of its Good Governance Magazine that will give the general public the opportunity to have an insight into the invaluable contribution the Commission has been making in (...)

    Africa-Canada

    Edmonton: Mayor Iveson celebrates soccer with Sierra Leonean kids

    by Abayomi Charles Roberts, PV General Editor, Edmonton, Canada - 1 September

    Children in the Sierra Leonean community in Edmonton, Canada, would remember this summer as they grow up. They had a rare chance to play soccer together twice a week, thanks to a promising program run by Born to Be Soccer Academy. Their moms and dads who watched them play, no doubt welcomed (...)

    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

    Mabantha Ferry Requires Immediate Attention

    28 September

    By Hassan Bruz in Port Loko. Perhaps there is hardly any better way through which the lack of a maintenance culture often attributed to Sierra Leone can actually be visualised than to have a thorough look at the Mabatha Ferry (photo). This is a ferry that is situated between Dibia and Sanda (...)