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Members of the 54 countries who form the Pan African Parliament, have strongly condemned the decision taken by African states to impose travelling restrictions on countries hit by the deadly Ebola virus. They also called on State institutions to lift those restrictions with immediate effect. The Minority Leader of the House of Parliament, Hon. Dr.[...]

Representatives of the All Political Parties Association (APPA) in collaboration with the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) yesterday officially launched its Ebola intervention project. The Chairman, All Political Parties Association (APPA), Mohamed Bangura who is also Leader of the UDM party, said it was time that political parties be in the front, in the fight[...]

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Ebola Response Center (NERC) Rtd. Maj. Palo Conteh yesterday said that the Kerry Town Treatment Center is now ready for use after weeks of construction done by Sierra Leone and British Military personnel. He made this statement at his office in the former Special Court, where he said[...]

Murray Tong Piking a community based Organisation, has distributed over 200 (two hundred) radio sets to pupils of Murray Town community. Desmond Lewis, chairman of Murray Tong Piking Organization, said the distribution of radios to Murray Town community is to help facilitate the learning process through the radio broadcast that was introduced by the Ministry[...]

Despite the escalating numbers of Ebola deaths in the country, Hassan Sillah, a 4 year-old boy, of Gbendembu, Goderich was among 45 other patients discharged at the Police Training School (PTS) Hasting. His mother, Mabinty Bangura, narrated their ordeal with the deadly Ebola virus, noting it was a devastating blow, as she believed her son[...]

The Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) Dr. Sam Sesay has ordered an  immediate investigation into activities of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project (WAAPP) following strong allegations in the media accusing project officials to have misappropriated funds allocated to the project through the World Bank and Government of Sierra Leone. After an[...]

Fambul Tok International has recently donated 150 bars of soap, posters, Mega Phones and T-shirt to Komgbora Chiefdom Gibina section Bauya Village Moyamba District. Handing over the donated items to the Vice chairlady for the peace mothers in Moyamba District,  Princess Deigh, the program officer for Fambul Tok in the district said that the donation[...]

The common man is himself immoral, unjust and corrupt and wants shortcuts to everything. He wants things done out of turn and breeds corruption. Sadly, some sections of society end up bearing the brunt of this menace. Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara is the boss of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), and has been in the news these[...]

The Chief Finance Officer of the Freetown City Council has announced that if council does not redouble efforts in revenue collection, it may find itself in very difficult position to meet its daily financial commitment, in the coming months. Dauda Koroma made this announcement at the 95th council meeting since 2007, were councillors meet once a month to discuss the way forward, as well as challenges, regarding development projects in the various wards. He stressed that council has been barely trying to lift its head above waters to pay staff salaries, including other operational costs. Koroma commended staff of the revenue collection department for commitment to duty in revenue collection, which he said was used to pay off some of council's debt including the setting up of [...]
Given a choice, where would one wants to be quarantined?  Here or there Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone or any of the three states in America that have now taken the move to keep travellers from the West African states that had been wracked by the Ebola virus. The American states of Illinois, New York and New Jersey have imposed restrictions on arriving passengers from Ebola-plagued West African states and by the look of things more states will fall like dominoes to this edict. With 21 day quarantine in the offing, it means many people would have a fright to travel either way and the bravest of the brave would have to like boy scouts, be prepared for the ordeal. But wouldn't other ways be found?  In fairness, no country would like a contagion but it is evident in this case [...]