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Sierra Leone News: EBOLA slows Businesses

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: EBOLA slows Businesses

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: “All is not lost” Pres. Koroma tells AfDB President

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: “All is not lost” Pres. Koroma tells AfDB President

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: UN warns of food crisis in Sierra Leone

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: UN warns of food crisis in Sierra Leone

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: Air France temporarily halts flights to Sierra Leone

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: Salone’s former UK High Commission up for sale again

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Salone’s former UK High Commission up for sale again

One of the most unique residences in London has been put up for sale by a famous fraudster who needs to pay his legal bills. From royalty to debauchery, this house has seen it all, and now it’s to be sold for an anticipated £30 million price tag. Edward Davenport, known in the press as[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola outbreak affects food prices

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Ebola outbreak affects food prices

Since the outbreak of Ebola in the country, the prices of food stuff and other commodities in the market has escalated thereby making the market not friendly to citizens. Some traders who spoke to this reporter, said that the way at which prices are increasing in the country, they are afraid as it will come[...]

Sierra Leone News: Airlines are friends indeed-MJ Motel

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The MJ Motel Group has expressed appreciation to all airlines still operating in the country. The Group in a Press Release yesterday said that ‘ A friend in need is a friend indeed’ and that they are encouraging all Sierra Leoneans travelling to patronize those airlines who have continued to operate at this time of[...]

Sierra Leone News: HFC donates Le 50m….“We cannot continue to give Loans”

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

In line with Government’s appeal to raise funds for the Ebola outbreak, HCF Mortgage and Savings has donated the sum of 50 million Leones to the Government as their own contribution towards the fight against the Ebola pandemic. Director of Credit HFC Mortgage and Savings Yusuf .A. Silla said the Ebola outbreak is a major[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola :London Mining cuts production target

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Iron Ore Miner London Mining PLC has announced that it will cut its production target for 2014 because of the threat of the Ebola virus. The Company had earlier targeted producing between 4.9million to 5.4million wet tons. However because of possible disruption to the movement of people and machinery parts the production forecasts are now[...]

Sierra Leone News: Q2 earnings: UBA Grosses N138 Billion

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc; one of the largest financial services institution in Africa, has released its unaudited financial results for the first six months of the year, showing positive growth in financial indices. In the unaudited financial results, released to the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday, UBA recorded gross earnings of[...]