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Sierra Leone News: Special Court Denies Charles Taylor Motion to Serve His Sentence in Rwanda

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: Special Court Denies Charles Taylor Motion to Serve His Sentence in Rwanda

The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone (RSCSL) Tuesday issued a release disclosing that the former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor had been denied a move to Rwanda. According to the release Charles Taylor had filed a motion “requesting that the RSCSL terminate the enforcement of his sentence in the UK and transfer him to[…]

Sierra Leone News: On Constitutional Issues….PPRC calls for calm

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: On Constitutional Issues….PPRC calls for calm

The Chairman Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) Justice Maitland Tolla-Thompson, yesterday called on the various political parties and organisations, involved in the present constitutional debate to stay calm, while the Supreme Court looks into the matter. He made this call while briefing media practitioners, on the present constitutional impasse, at the commission’s headquarters at Tower[…]

Sierra Leone News: As hazard pay comes to an end this month…NERC urges women to wear yellow dresses

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: As hazard pay comes to an end this month…NERC urges women to wear yellow dresses

National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) boss Rtd. Maj. Palo Conteh has said that the hazard pay for ebola workers will come to an end on the 31st March. He made this statement yesterday at the weekly NERC press conference. The CEO said even though the hazard pay will come to an end, they will still[…]

Sierra Leone News: Office of First Lady commemorates CARMMA

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: Office of First Lady commemorates CARMMA

The Office of the First Lady (OFL) with support from UNFPA, Airtel and Ipas Sierra Leone on Wednesday commemorated the 5th Anniversary of the Launch of Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal and Infant Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). CARMMA is an initiative borne out of the need by Heads of State and Governments in Africa[…]

Sierra Leone News: OFL launches documentary on women’s health

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The Policy Adviser in the Office of the First Lady, Sam Bangura, has launched a documentary which assures women of better health services when the visit hospitals, health centers or clinics to seek healthcare services.The launching took place on Wednesday during the commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of the Campaign for the Reduction of Maternal[…]

Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone gets $102 million in extra IMF financing and debt relief

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The IMF Survey magazine, yesterday reported that the Executive Board of the IMF has approved a “loan and grant package for Sierra Leone that includes $102 million in extra financing, to help the West African country counter a slump in economic activity engendered by the Ebola outbreak”.But what is not clear, is whether this newly[…]

Sierra Leone News: Intercepted FHC Drugs…Pharmacist testifies

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Mr. Denis Thomas, a Pharmacist at the Central Medical stores has said that out of the 438 intercepted cartons of Free Health Care (FHC) Drugs, 338 cartoons has UNICEF labels while the remaining 100 cartoon does not have any label.“UNICEF procures only on behalf of Government of Sierra Leone either for FHC or Ebola response[…]

Sierra Leone News: Nurse, soldier… docked for child stealing

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

A nurse at the Cottage Hospital; Henrietta Khatty, and a soldier; James Tamba, along with two security guards, Gibril Badamasie and Sorie Kamara have been docked for allegedly stealing a one-year old boy.The accused persons were arraigned before Magistrate Albert Moody on three count charges ranging from Conspiracy contrary to Law, Child Stealing contrary to[…]

Sierra Leone News: WACSOF SL calls on Supreme Court to interpret 1991 Constitution fairly

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The West African Civil Society Forum -Sierra Leone chapter (WASCOF SL) while denouncing violence has called on the Supreme Court to interpret the 1991 Constitution “fairly and without prejudice” as it relates to the removal of the Vice President, Chief Samuel Sam Sumana from office.The newly elected Secretary General of the Forum, Morlai Conteh condemned[…]

Sierra Leone News: …after floods and fires Kwamei Bai Krim Chief Cries for help

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The Paramount Chief of Kwamei Bai Krim Chiefdom has made a passionate appeal to government and NGOs to come to the rescue of his in spite of the fight against the ebola virus disease.It could be recalled that In August last year, large parts of his chiefdom was flooded following a heavy downpour of rain[…]