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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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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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

SEAGA Thanks Australian Government

23 August

Commentary
By Mustapha Bangura, Sydney, Australia.
The Salone Ebola Action Group Australia (SEAGA) has expressed thanks and appreciation to the Australian Government for their financial assistance towards the Ebola fight in West Africa.
The deadly Ebola virus has affected families within the Sierra Leone community in Australia who have lost relatives and loved ones in Sierra Leone from the outbreak. The Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
Since the outbreak (...)

Kambia District Urged to Sustain Ebola Fight

22 August

By Hassan Bruz, reporting from Kambia, Northern Sierra Leone.
The Kambia District Health Management Team has been encouraged to sustain the fight against the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease. This was the conclusion of a statement by the Resident Minister of the Northern Province, Honourable Alie D Kamara (photo).
He was on an assessment visit to the district with regards the prevalence of the dreadful Ebola disease. He used the opportunity to stress the need for the people of Kambia to (...)

Emergency Preparedness: Considerations for Ebola and Future Disease Outbreaks in Sierra Leone

22 August

Commentary
By Mohamed Kanu, PhD, USA.*
The magnitude of the current Ebola outbreak (largest recorded in the world so far) has left the Ministry of Health in Sierra Leone—and in other affected countries—scrambling for answers. To be clear, infectious diseases are not unique to developing countries, but the sometimes shaky public health systems in these countries make them claim more lives and reduce citizens’ quality of life more than they are supposed to. I have (...)

International conference gathers in Richmond to discuss big ideas

21 August

Scholars and students from around the world will share their ideas at Kwantlen University’s Richmond campus, near Vancouver, Canada, August 20-22, on how to develop intellectual, social, economic and cultural opportunities for people of African heritage, and engage the global African community to make those opportunities happen.
The third Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC) – named after Ghana’s first president who helped lead the country to (...)

Rolal Cemetery Road Under Self-Help Reconstruction

20 August

By Hassan Bruz, in Port Loko, Northern Sierra Leone.
The Rolal Road cemetery in Port Loko is undergoing some self help reconstruction work. The work is being done by members of the ‘Rolal Community Youths’ with support from the Resident Magistrate for Port Loko and Kambia Districts , Abdul Sheriff (shown in photo). This is the road that leads to one of the very few cemeteries that have survived from the indiscriminate land grabbing and subsequent selling in the Maforki (...)

Nigerians Selling Unused Items on MoboFree.com

18 August

MoboFree said it expects the total volume of items for sale in its marketplace to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2015
MoboFree.com, the leading African social marketplace, today announced that the total volume of items currently for sale in its marketplace is worth USD 526 million and is expected to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2015.
With 3.3 million registered users, including 2 million in Nigeria and a strong footprint in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana, MoboFree.com is among the largest and most (...)

Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara’s Health Status

16 August

By Adeyemi Paul, CEO, Sierra Express Media.
As a personal friend, and in order to put to rest gossip and lies spreading like wild fire around the world, the latest information on Mr. Usman Boie Kamara, (UBK) Minister of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone, is that he has not been feeling well and has decided to travel to the United Kingdom for medical attention.
Mr. Kamara (photo) left the shores of Sierra Leone recently and will be returning to Sierra Leone after his medical treatment.
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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 (...)