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State House: Aurora Foundation Pledges Support to Fight Ebola

2014-11-19 19:00:51

President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 18th November received members of the Aurora Foundation at State House Freetown. The foundation is both a humanitarian and investment organization from Iceland that supports development programmes, education of young girls and socio economic operations that will create the utmost impact in the lives of the beneficiaries.
President Koroma expressed profound delight for Aurora’s involvement in supporting development efforts particularly in health (...)

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Terri Lyne Carrington at Chan Centre

2014-11-18 12:47:14

American Jazz musician Terri Lyne Carrington will play at Vancouver’s Chan Centre for the Contemporary Arts February 15, 2015.
According to information from the Centre’s website, the "dynamic drummer, prolific composer, and influential bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington leads her GRAMMY Award winning Mosaic Project, a platform that brings together a diverse range of influential female jazz artists. This performance’s all-star band includes vocalist Lizz Wright, saxophonist (...)

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Information Minister Hands Over Holding Centres to Paramount Chiefs

2014-11-21 09:03:08

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 (...)

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    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 (...)

    NCD Signs MOU with ACC

    19 November

    By Ibrahim Siraju Bah
    The National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to forge a collaborative engagement and partnership to complement their efforts in promoting their respective interrelated mandates. The signing ceremony took place at the conference room of the ACC at its Headquarters at Gloucester Street in Freetown on November 18, 2014.
    In his statement, the Chairman of NCD, Dr. Abubakar H Kargbo (...)

    State House: Aurora Foundation Pledges Support to Fight Ebola

    19 November

    President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 18th November received members of the Aurora Foundation at State House Freetown. The foundation is both a humanitarian and investment organization from Iceland that supports development programmes, education of young girls and socio economic operations that will create the utmost impact in the lives of the beneficiaries.
    President Koroma expressed profound delight for Aurora’s involvement in supporting development efforts particularly in health (...)

    Sierra Leone: 2014 Budget Speech

    18 November

    GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE
    GOVERNMENT BUDGET And STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL POLICIES
    For the Financial Year, 2015
    Theme: Restoring livelihoods for Post Ebola Economic and Social Recovery
    DELIVERED BY DR. KAIFALA MARAH
    Minister of Finance and Economic Development in the Chamber of Parliament
    TOWER HILL, FREETOWN ON Friday, 14th November 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
    I. INTRODUCTION
    Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, I rise to move that the Bill entitled “An Act to provide for the (...)

    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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    Ebola: Information Minister Embarks on Community Mobilization

    18 November

    By Ibrahim Siraju Bah.
    The Minister of Information and Communications Hon. Alhaji Alpha Kanu has embarked on a community mobilization campaign in the Port Loko district to garner the much need support from the local people in the fight against Ebola in the district.
    The Minister, while on an assessment tour last weekend at the construction sites of holding centres across the district, held a series of community meetings with the locals spurring stakeholders, especially the youth, to (...)

    Break chain of Ebola transmission, President Urges

    18 November

    As efforts are being exerted to ramp up the fight against Ebola, President Ernest Bai Koroma has called on all to change their attitudes to speedily win the fight against Ebola. He made this statement during the presentation of donations at State House toward halting the spread of the disease.
    President Koroma acknowledged that Ebola can only be defeated when the chain of transmission is broken. He urged all to continue with social mobilization in their various communities so that the (...)

    Terri Lyne Carrington at Chan Centre

    18 November

    American Jazz musician Terri Lyne Carrington will play at Vancouver’s Chan Centre for the Contemporary Arts February 15, 2015.
    According to information from the Centre’s website, the "dynamic drummer, prolific composer, and influential bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington leads her GRAMMY Award winning Mosaic Project, a platform that brings together a diverse range of influential female jazz artists. This performance’s all-star band includes vocalist Lizz Wright, saxophonist (...)

    Security Council Press Statement on Burkina Faso

    18 November

    The members of the Security Council welcomed the signing on 16 November 2014 of a Charter for the Transition in Burkina Faso, which provides the legal framework for a civilian-led transition leading to democratic elections in November 2015. They also welcomed the appointment of (Burkinabe diplomat) Michel Kafando (photo) as the civilian President of the Transition. They called on all Burkinabe stakeholders to facilitate the commencement of the work of the Transitional organs without delay. (...)

    Mogadishu: SRSG Kay Meets with Somali Leaders

    18 November

    United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Nicholas Kay has met with Somali political leaders on 16 November 2014.
    He was joined by Danish Ambassador Geert Aagaard Andersen, European Union (EU) Special Representative for the Horn of Africa Alex Rondos, EU Special Envoy to Somalia Michele Cervone d’Urso, Italian Ambassador Fabrizio Marcelli, Swedish Ambassador Mikael Lindvall and UK Ambassador Neil Wigan for meetings with His Excellency President Hassan (...)

    President Ernest Koroma in Pujehun

    14 November

    By Jarrah Kawusu-Konte
    President Ernest Bai Koroma has reiterated the need for paramount chiefs, section chiefs and religious leaders to redouble their efforts in the fight against the spreading Ebola virus disease. He made this call during a working visit to the Southern districts of Pujehun and Bonthe on Friday 14th November, 2014.
    The president also encouraged the people of Bonthe and Pujehun to continue to register zero new infections as is the case right now and noted that one Ebola (...)

    A Tribute to Professor N.A.W. Cox-George of Sierra Leone

    14 November

    By Mohamed A. Jalloh (USA)
    [Author’s Note: I hereby gratefully acknowledge the immense contribution to this article’s previously unpublished information about Prof. Cox-George’s family life provided by his children, Maynard Cox-George and Zorah Anthony, nee Cox-George].
    TEN YEARS AGO, on November 12, 2004, a simple announcement marked the passing away of one of Sierra Leone’s most accomplished and yet unsung heroes. It was altogether a fitting testament to the life (...)

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    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 (...)

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    NCD Signs MOU with ACC

    19 November

    By Ibrahim Siraju Bah The National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to forge a collaborative engagement and partnership to complement their efforts in promoting their respective interrelated mandates. 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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    Yaya Toure, Nissan’s New Global Ambassador

    11 October

    Nissan announced, October 8, that Yaya Touré, the Ivorian soccer wizard and three-time African Footballer of the Year and UEFA Champions League winner, as its newest global ambassador. The Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder has agreed to a deal which will see him work alongside (...)

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    Canada: Prime Minister Harper’s Statement on Remembrance Day

    12 November

    Today (Tuesday November 11) we remember the courage and dedication of the Canadian men and women who have fought valiantly over the years to defend our freedom and rights, making it possible for us to live in a peaceful, democratic country where we enjoy one of the best qualities of life in the (...)