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Sierra Leone News: RFA Argus arrives

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: RFA Argus arrives

British Royal Navy ship ARGUS BELFAST A135 has docked at the Queen Elizabeth Quay 11 Freetown seaport to help in the fight against Ebola. According to Donal Brown head of Joint Inter-Task Force (JIATF) team in Sierra Leone said the ship is loaded with aid, 32 pick-up trucks supply vehicles, three Merlin helicopters, which will[...]

Sierra Leone News: Finance Minister signs laboratory agreement

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Finance Minister signs laboratory agreement

As the fight against the deadly haemorrhagic Ebola disease continues, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kelfala Marrah, yesterday signed an agreement with the Chinese Ambassador, Zhao Yanbo, for the construction and installation of a permanent 3 Level Laboratory that is expected to start next month. This historic event took place at the Minister’s[...]

Sierra Leone News: as Ebola continues to spread …EU increases funding to 1billion Euros

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: as Ebola continues to spread …EU increases funding to 1billion Euros

Director of Operations in the EU’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department, Jean-Louis de Brouwer during his visit to Sierra Leone says that the Ebola Virus is still spreading and the European Union is concerned, that is why they have raised their financial support from six hundred million Euros to one billion Euros before the[...]

Sierra Leone News: Nigeria envoy bids farewell to TAC Team

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Nigeria envoy bids farewell to TAC Team

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, organised a farewell reception for the Minister of Political Affairs, Admin Attaché 1 of the embassy and the Technical Aid Corp Volunteers (TAC) at the commission in Freetown. Nigerian High Commissioner, Gladys M. Quist-Adebiyi, expressed her satisfaction to the outgoing officials, Mrs E. D Imabibo and Mr A .C[...]

Sierra Leone News: Neini Chiefdom isolated

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Neini Chiefdom isolated

Neini Chiefdom in the Koinadugu District has been completely isolated and part of it including Fankoya, the epicentre of Ebola in the district being quarantined. So far, over 30 people have died in the chiefdom including the epicentre village. Koinadugu had been the only district in Sierra Leone that had recorded no case of the[...]

Sierra Leone News: Parliament approves minimum wage

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Statutory Instrument No.6 of 2014, which has been created out of the 1997 Minimum Wage Act, has brought with it a Presidential order followed by a Parliamentary approval that the minimum wage for every worker; government and private, should not be below five hundred thousand Leones (Le 500,000). The Statutory Instrument was tabled in the[...]

Sierra Leone News: as Ebola ravage Waterloo…Mediators Network calls for quick response

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The founder and coordinator of Mediators Network (MN), Mohamed P Sefoi yesterday called for an urgent Ebola dispatch to Waterloo. Sefoi noted that Bolima section in Waterloo is being ravaged with Ebola and there has been delay in collecting dead bodies and quarantining homes. The MN founder disclosed that for the past 3 days, they[...]

Sierra Leone News: Energy Minister vows to deliver power nationwide

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Minister of Energy Ambassador Henry Macauley, who yesterday marked his 100 days in office, has promised that he will do all he can to deliver power nationwide by 2017. Speaking to newsmen yesterday, Henry Macauley said that since he was appointed, he has been working with his team to ensure that they provide uninterrupted power[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola: Reproductive health at risk

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Ministry of Health and Sanitation, through its reproductive health services programme, organised a one- day education session for adolescents on the effect of Ebola on reproductive health services in the country, at the St. Anthony’s hall, Syke Street, in Freetown. The programme manager, reproductive health services, Dr Linda Foray informed adolescents from various communities who[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Youths scramble for work at Olympicafrica Ebola center

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: Youths scramble for work at Olympicafrica Ebola center

There was a mad scramble at the Olympicafrica Ebola Center in Goderich, recently, as over 200 youths in the Goderich community and environs stormed the center looking for work. Some of the youths who had been employed for the past two to three days have been paid off, as they are now embarking on the[...]