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The Member of Parliament for Constituency 94 in the Western Rural Area which covers Waterloo, Tombo and its environs has launched the most successful Ebola campaign aimed at empowering health workers in the two Community Health centers in his constituency. Honourable Kemokoh Conteh while addressing a mammoth crowd on Thursday August 28, displayed Personal Protective[...]

Freetown’s Leading Stationery, office equipment and electronics merchants – Metro Stationery Store (MSS) have said “business has slowed down compared to before, because since the outbreak of the Ebola, business has become difficult every day.” The MSS sales representative maintained that despite the seeming slow sales their management has no plans to shut down, as[...]

The President of African Development Bank, (AfDB) Dr Donald Kaberuka on the 26th August paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House. The meeting which was aimed at finding concrete ways in terms of financial support to tackle the Ebola outbreak and other issues related to Sierra Leone’s development aspirations[...]

The United Nations warned Tuesday of a looming food crisis in eastern Sierra Leone, under lockdown since the Ebola-hit west African nation announced a state of emergency. The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said many of the deaths in Kailahun district, at the epicentre of the outbreak, had been among those aged 15 to[...]

The University of Sierra Leone (USL) through the Ministry of Education Science and Technology on Wednesday confirmed an agreement with the Arab Bank of Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Fourah Bay College campus. The Minister of Education Science and Technology, Minkalu Bah stated that the project will greatly[...]

The Resident Minister North, Alie D. Kamara recently, told Paramount Chiefs, youths, medical personnel, politicians and other stakeholders that Kambia district must not suffer for food during this Ebola crisis, when their son is Agriculture Minister. The Resident Minister made this statement while responding to concerns raised by the District Medical Officer, Foday Sesay, over[...]

Air France announced Wednesday it would temporarily halt flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone, because of the Ebola outbreak, at the request of the French government. France is recommending that its citizens leave Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the countries hardest hit by the worst ever outbreak of the disease. The government said that the increasing spread of the disease prompted its request for the airline to suspend flights. More than 1,400 people have died from Ebola in West Africa. Air France is continuing daily service to Conakry, Guinea, and Lagos, Nigeria. The carrier does not have any scheduled service to Liberia. The airline said that screening measures at the airports where flights are continuing "guarantee ... that no passengers presenting symptoms ... can board." [...]
Clinical trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week, using an agent that showed promising efficacy during testing in animals, NIH announced Thursday. With the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases taking the lead in this multinational effort, the study will first enroll three healthy volunteers at the NIH campus in Maryland and then expand to 20 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 50. Later in September, 60 volunteers will be enrolled at the Oxford University in England and 120 volunteers in The Gambia and Mali. The aim is to have initial results about the vaccine's safety and the human immune response it provokes before the end of the year, officials said. They will utilize a vaccine being developed by GlaxoSmithKline in collaboration with [...]
Some 58 tenants of the Sierra Leone Housing Corporation (SALHOC) have been given 21- days ultimatum to meet their financial obligations to the corporation running into billions of Leones. In an exclusive interview with the acting General Manager, Magnus Coker, he explained that these tenants about about fifty-eight of them, have refused to pay rent and as August 25, they owed the organization about Le1.5 billion. The acting General Manager further disclosed that as a result of the gross failure of these tenants, he said “we have gone four months without salary because our tenants have woefully failed to honour their obligations towards us.” He dubbed this act, despite persistent plea, as gross wickedness, and lauded the staff for their patience and dedication to duty [...]
The on-going Ebola sensitization programme organized in various constituencies is presently saturated in Biriwa and Safroko Chiefdoms in Bombali District, where the Parliamentary representative in those chiefdoms, Hon. Albert Deen Kamara has mobilized stakeholders to educate hundreds of electorates on Ebola prevention. Even though the two chiefdoms, situated in constituency 034 have not had a case of Ebola, but considering the unprecedented nature in which the disease is spreading, the MP has deemed it important to keep his constituents safe from one of the world's most dreadful disease. Residents of both chiefdoms were fascinated with the mobilization of chiefdom and political stakeholders at the Babangida Hall in the township of Binkolo, who were all brought on-board the [...]