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Sierra Leone News: Criminalize Ebola Denial?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Sometimes, I wonder why for the most part, many things seem to run contrary with us even when, in some ways there appear glimmers of hope here and there. We had a ravaging war that was characterized as the highest savagery you can think of. We staggered out of it bruised, humiliated and divided. In[...]

Sierra Leone News: REMARKS BY DR. KAIFALA MARAH:

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: REMARKS BY DR. KAIFALA MARAH:

MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF SIERRA LEONE AND CHAIR OF THE g7+AT THE HIGH-LEVEL MINISTERIAL SIDE EVENT ON PEACE AND CAPABLE INSTITUTIONS AS STAND-ALONE GOALS IN THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA NEW YORK, 22ND SEPTEMBER 2014 Mr. Chairman, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone, Excellency the Prime Minister of[...]

Sierra Leone News: Statement delivered by Dr. Samura Kamara Minister of Foreign Affairs at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly on Monday on behalf of President Koroma

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Statement delivered by Dr. Samura Kamara Minister of Foreign Affairs at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly on Monday on behalf of President Koroma

I bring you fraternal greetings and very best wishes from His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, and his beleaguered people. President Koroma deeply regrets that he is unable to participate in this 69th General Assembly due to obvious reasons. He has however instructed me to deliver to you[...]

Sierra Leone News: Statement By Dr. Samura Kamara Minister of Foreign Affairs and Int’l Cooperation at the National Action and Ambition Announcement Session at the United Nations

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Statement By Dr. Samura Kamara Minister of Foreign Affairs and Int’l Cooperation at the National Action and Ambition Announcement Session at the United Nations

Let me start by conveying a special word of gratitude from His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for this laudable initiative of convening a Climate Summit at this critical moment. We particularly welcome this wake-up call to mobilize the requisite political will to ensure cooperation, innovation and a scaling-up[...]

Sierra Leone News: Juncker’s 10-point development plan for EU (Part II)

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Juncker’s 10-point development plan for EU (Part II)

Yesterday the first five of EU President elect Jean-Claude Juncker’s 10 point develop plan was published. Today, I will look at the remaining five points laid down for revamping EU chronic economy that needs to be restructured for the better. One of the main change he is looking forward to is the Climate Change that[...]

Sierra Leone News: The business community has a unique capacity to support disaster relief

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: The business community has a unique capacity to support disaster relief

African countries are particularly prone to disasters environmental, biological and man-made. Today’s Ebola epidemic, is one more link in a chain that is predicted to keep growing according to experts whose view is that a range of aggravating factors will result in increased frequency, complexity and severity of disasters. It is clear from the Ebola[...]

Sierra Leone News: African Notebook

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Inspiration and hope….. That’s mainly what the just ended three-day Ebola campaign left us with. The twin package gives us the notion that all is not lost and that we can weather the storm. The civil war changed most of our civilian vocabularies, bringing in words like deployment, tactical withdrawal and the like. In Ebola[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola: Breaking the Chain of Transmission

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Just like the war did, so the Ebola menace is bringing to the fore, a lot of life’s ironies and realities. In the midst of deep solemnity sometimes comes stark hilarity. There is this case of a 17 year-old who was unlucky to vomit on the morning of the third day of the three-day Stay[...]

Sierra Leone News: THE ONGOING EBOLA SAGA: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Sierra Leone!!! “Re-the above we are at water shed” Fighting the ebola war. It came in unceremoniously as a national disaster. It has now developed and graduated into a state of man made disaster. With this early warning signal we should urgently react and fight with all our available resources to be complimented with that[...]

Sierra Leone News: How we spent three days at home-citizens

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The three-day sit at home as a means of tackling the Ebola scourge presently ravaging the country was seen in different ways by people. Awoko’s Mariam Bah went round yesterday to get the views of citizens who were part of the exercise and what it meant to them According to Warrah Turay of Rokel Village[...]