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Sierra Leone News: “We would bury our loved ones, but we would not bury our hopes” – Pres. Koroma

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: “We would bury our loved ones, but we would not bury our hopes” – Pres. Koroma

Over 300 corpses that perished during the Monday mudslide at Regent and flooding at Lumley, were yesterday laid to rest at Waterloo Cemetery, Masantigie village. Swarm of onlookers lined up both sides of the road leading to the cemetery as they paid their last respect, while watching the Presidential convoy followed by trucks and ambulances[…]

Sierra Leone News: China Provides US$1m for Disaster

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: China Provides US$1m for Disaster

As part of their continuous effort in maintaining their friendly relationship and also sympathizing with their friendly counter part, the Chinese Government have provided the sum of $1m USD to support emergency relief. It could be recalled that on Monday 14th August 2017 Sierra Leone witnessed one of its mostly deadly natural disaster barely two[…]

Sierra Leone News: ITV has 63 channels and counting – Henry Liu

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: ITV has 63 channels and counting – Henry Liu

General Manager of ITV Le Wireless in Sierra Leone Mr Henry Liu in an interview at his Wilkinson Road yesterday Tuesday said that the test run is on and they currently have 63 channels and counting. He said this is the first country they are launching the ITV as they plan to invest in other[…]

Sierra Leone News: Global community sympathizes with flood victims

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Global community sympathizes with flood victims

Following the deadly mudslide and floods that have caused hundreds of casualties in Sierra Leone and displaced around 1100 households, the EU has released an initial amount of emergency humanitarian assistance of €300,000 (Le2,520,000,000) for the most vulnerable families affected by this disaster. The EU has also activated its emergency Copernicus mapping system to provide[…]

Sierra Leone News: Victims at the Regent registration centre call for more support

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Victims at the Regent registration centre call for more support

Victims of the Monday mudslide at Mortome, Regent Village that have been registering and now living at the Saio Elementary Community School are calling for more support as they only have five mattresses for 200 people. Talking to the Chairman, Ibrahim Kamara, yesterday, he said the number keeps rising in the centre as of Wednesday[…]

Sierra Leone News: Stop posting photos of corpses – Dep. Minister of Info

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Stop posting photos of corpses – Dep. Minister of Info

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Cornelius Deveaux, is appealing to Sierra Leoneans to stop posting pictures on social media of dead bodies and body parts. He said, “It is degrading and unethical for people to do so.” It should be noted, none of the professional newspapers published any degrading or graphic photos of the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Solar lanterns for disaster affected people

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Solar lanterns for disaster affected people

With support from the British Government, through DFID, 1,000, rechargeable lanterns were donated to the Office of National Security (ONS) for onward distribution to various affected persons of the flood and mudslide on Monday 14 August 2017. United Nations Operations Project Service (UNOPS) Country Manager, Nick Gardener, stated that UNOPS is aware that the 1,000[…]

Sierra Leone News: 30 Medical Doctors and nurses leave for China

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: 30 Medical Doctors and nurses leave for China

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Freetown has provided 30 spaces to Doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to travel to China for a training course in malaria control. The training is schedule to take place at the Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi City, Jiangsu[…]

Sierra Leone News: Agriculture can enrich lives

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Agriculture can enrich lives

Far off in a remote community in the Eastern part of Sierra Leone, Lucy Abdulai lives with her husband and four children. She is in her mid-thirties and never went to school. But, Lucy knows how to farm and operates a subsistence plot near her home. She said, “Despite I am uneducated, I can do[…]

Sierra Leone News: Privatization Chair reviews Ports management

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Privatization Chair reviews Ports management

This is his second engagements with the management of the Sierra Leone Ports Authority since Chairman Sulaiman Kabba Koroma assumed office as the Chief servant of the National Commission for Privatization, a commission that is mandated to oversee the activities and operations of parastatals. The Chairman was accompanied by two senior officials from the commission[…]