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Coping with Ebola: A Hotel Manager’s Perspective

2014-09-01 20:43:57

Credit: Brand Sierra Leone. Less that five months ago, Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel had its soft opening launch in Aberdeen, Freetown. In the weeks that followed, Sierra Leone’s first 5 star hotel quickly became the place to be for conferences, parties and events of every kind. Now, amidst an unprecedented health crisis in parts of the West African region, the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak is really beginning to take effect. Many companies have temporarily closed down, and (...)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 The Huffington 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, (...)Read the full story »

Watch Sorious Samura’s New Documentary

2014-09-01 21:26:20

“When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers.” African proverb Emmy-winning Sierra Leonean journalist Sorious Samura travels to Kenya, to witness how the rise of Chinese business in Africa has changed the balance of power between African governments and the West. “African leaders can now look elsewhere for meaningful economic and political support,” says Sorious. In Kenya, Chinese infrastructural projects include schools; thousands of kilometers of new (...)Read the full story »

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    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 this initiative in organized sport. It was embraced as a healthy engagement during their kids’ summer break from schooling. On Friday August 29, 2014 the children got a colourful, cowning treat at (...)

    Watch Sorious Samura’s New Documentary

    1 September
    “When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers.” African proverb Emmy-winning Sierra Leonean journalist Sorious Samura travels to Kenya, to witness how the rise of Chinese business in Africa has changed the balance of power between African governments and the West. “African leaders can now look elsewhere for meaningful economic and political support,” says Sorious. In Kenya, Chinese infrastructural projects include schools; thousands of kilometers of new (...)

    Coping with Ebola: A Hotel Manager’s Perspective

    1 September
    Credit: Brand Sierra Leone. Less that five months ago, Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel had its soft opening launch in Aberdeen, Freetown. In the weeks that followed, Sierra Leone’s first 5 star hotel quickly became the place to be for conferences, parties and events of every kind. Now, amidst an unprecedented health crisis in parts of the West African region, the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak is really beginning to take effect. Many companies have temporarily closed down, and (...)

    Ebola Hits Senegal

    by Gibril Koroma - 29 August
    Senegalese Health Minister Awa Coll-Seck (pictured) announced today at a press conference in Dakar the first Ebola case in her country. According to Jeune Afrique magazine, the person infected is an unnamed Guinean student who "disappeared" in Guinea three weeks ago. He was subsequently traced by Guinean health officials who accordingly informed their Senegalese counterparts. This makes Senegal the fifth African country to be hit by the ebola virus in recent times after Guinea, Liberia, (...)

    "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 The Huffington 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, (...)

    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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    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 (...)

    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 (...)
    Salone News

    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 (...)

    African News

    Ebola Hits Senegal

    by Gibril Koroma - 29 August

    Senegalese Health Minister Awa Coll-Seck (pictured) announced today at a press conference in Dakar the first Ebola case in her country. According to Jeune Afrique magazine, the person infected is an unnamed Guinean student who "disappeared" in Guinea three weeks ago. He was subsequently traced (...)

    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

    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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