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The Local Unit Commander (LUC) of Rogbaneh police station in Makeni Division Chief Superintendent Gibril Mohamed Turay has dismissed rumors going across the country that Lawyer Alpha Timbo was arrested by police on Monday night in Makeni city and charged to court as lies. In an exclusive interview in his Rogbaneh police station office chief[...]

The Sierra Leone Bar Association, the professional body of lawyers has finally waded into the issue of the tenure of office of the Chief Justice. At an extraordinary general meeting held on Friday 14th November the lawyers apparently discussed the issue which has been making the headlines over the past weeks, with letters flying between[...]

Chief Executive Officer of National Ebola Response Center (NERC), Retired Major Palo Conteh says that he had been using the soft approach but people have refused to change, so now he will use military tactics to fight Ebola. The retired Major and Defence Minister  said since he took over NERC on November 1, he has[...]

The Administration of the University of Sierra Leone comprising of Fourah Bay College (FBC), Institute of Public Administration (IPAM) and College of Medicine and Allied Science in a collective effort have decided to engage students on an E-learning process to help them keep up with their studies. This statement was made during a press briefing[...]

United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Crisis Manager, Amadu Kamara says that Ebola can be beaten by rapid and coordinated action. He made this statement during a UNMEER press conference at the Special Court yesterday. He said with sufficient resources and strong collaboration of all partners, including affected communities, ‘we can bend the[...]

As part of its continuous support to help in the fight against the deadly haemorrhagic Ebola Disease Virus in the country, Christian Aid, an International non-governmental organisation, has completed through its local partners the distribution of food and non-food items to quarantine homes across the country worth £75,000 (seventy-five thousand British Pounds Sterling) equivalent to[...]

As part of their efforts to provide safe, pure, accessible and affordable drinking water for people across the country, Tonkolili District Council and the Ministry of Water Resources has provided pipe- borne water for residents in Magburaka Town. The residents in 81 major streets within the township are enjoying this after 25 years absence pure water in that part of the country. In an exclusive interview by Awoko Newspaper with the Chairman Tonkolili District Council Alusine Kamathor Sesay at his Magburaka Council office on Tuesday 18th November 2014, he said, as a council, they are committed to providing safe and pure drinking water for their tax-payers, pointing out that it was their right to have running pipe-borne water as they have been paying their taxes. Despite the [...]
Three European journalists in town the other day busily pointed out some odds the dreaded ebola disease has brought us through. ''Ever noticed'', said the Portuguese one ''that every shop, eat-out or business stop has a plastic bucket with chlorine or soap nearby on a high stool?" Countered the other one from Romania. I'd even seen a pig pen down at Kroo Bay with a bucket and chlorine as standby at the entrance. The third journalist wondered that with the frequency of plastic buckets at every entrance we are not heading for a hermit's life. However all agreed that we should not allow ebola to depress us leading us to be sulky as if there is no more smiles left. In the countryside, more shocking stories on ebola are coming out. Like that of the 9 year-old boy in Mataboi [...]
I listened smilingly to Ziggy Marley, son of the late Reggae/Rasta Legend Robert Nestor Marley singing that Love is his religion. There is so many truisms here. Some years back, 2002 or so, some Patriotic Sierra Leoneans came together and launched the Love One Another campaign led by Dr VHT Bell. They did an essay competition titled: A call to love. This excerpt from my contributing Essay was published. The excerpt goes like this, “You do not love Sierra Leone less because you go hungry sometimes, or because you are unemployed, or you have lost your relatives in a senseless war. No, come rain, come shine, you have your country at heart and are ready to make sacrifices to keep its flag unfurled. You cherish the Principle of One Blood, a common destiny. You know that you are [...]
Team Leader of the Chinese Lab that left last Saturday for China, Dr Qian Jun has said the Chinese Laboratory lab is very modern and accurate. He made this statement at the Lungi Airport as they await their replacements after working in the country for two months. Asking him about the testing they have been doing, He said the lab they brought to Sierra Leone is a P3 lab that produces result within five hours. “We do test in batches of 20 and whether it is one or 20, it takes five hours.” When asked about the tests done on the late Dr Martin Salia, Dr Qian said they received his test and they did it, the result was negative. “This means at the time the Ebola virus was not active in his system so it can't be recognized. This has been the case of many people, there test [...]