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Sierra Leone News: SLPP Minority Leader to withdraw court case if…

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: SLPP Minority Leader to withdraw court case if…

After months of intense political battle on the opposition bench of the House of Parliament, the outcome of stakeholders’ meetings held in Bo and Kenema has made it known that the Minority Leader, Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai has consented to withdraw her case from court on the understanding that the National Office withdraws its naming[...]

Sierra Leone News: Military team winning the battle at PTS-Defence Minister

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Military team winning the battle at PTS-Defence Minister

Minister of Defence Rtd. Palo Conteh in an exclusive interview told Awoko that the military is in charge of the Police Traning School (PTS) and they are doing very well in eradicating Ebola in the country. He said the military was called in to take care of the PTS holding center, after the three days,[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola exposes Lungi Airport

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Ebola exposes Lungi Airport

As the fight continues on the deadly Ebola virus, Lungi Airport has been exposed by the lack of capacity to withstand the pressure of supplies coming in. For the past month, many countries and agencies have been flying in materials to be used in the prevention and cure of Ebola, but the capacity of the[...]

Sierra Leone News: Court martial….Defence makes ‘no case’ submission

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Defence counsel Robert B kowa on Friday September 26 made a ‘no case’ submission during the court martial proceedings involving 14 military personal standing trial for alleged mutiny, presided over by Judge Advocate Otto During. The court martial proceeding was held at the Military headquarters Cockerill in Freetown, as the defence counsel and prosecution appealed[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola fight…Dr. Kandeh Yumkella donates 1,275 bags of rice

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Ebola fight…Dr. Kandeh Yumkella donates 1,275 bags of rice

The Kandeh Yumkella Movement (KYK) on Friday 26th September 2014 received one thousand two hundred and seventy five (1,275) bags of rice from the Commodities Trading Company (CTC) to be donated to areas that have been affected by the deadly Ebola virus. According to sources in the movement, Dr. Yumkella is a would-be flag bearer[...]

Sierra Leone News: Fambul Tok trains Koinadugu community

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Fambul Tok trains Koinadugu community

Fambul Tok, in its efforts to complement the work of the Koinadugu District Health Management Team (DHMT), the district Ebola Task Force and other partner organizations, over the weekend conducted training sessions for community members in three chiefdoms. The purpose of the training was to raise the level of awareness of rural community members, especially[...]

Sierra Leone News: China is a special Friend of Salone -Pres. Koroma

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: China is a special Friend of Salone -Pres. Koroma

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has described China as “a special friend of Sierra Leone” as the country as demonstrated this by the help it has rendered to the people and country before and during the recent Ebola outbreak in the country. “Today is a great day for the Sino-Sierra Leone Friendship as China[...]

Sierra Leone News: My home is not quarantined-Education Minister

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Education Minister, Minkailu Bah on Friday, told Awoko with a hearty laugh, that his house was not in any way under quarantine. Reacting to rumours making the rounds in the social Media especially ‘Wassap’, the No-nonsense Minister confirmed that indeed his mother-in-law Isatu Kabia ‘nee Sesay’ of Marampa Chiefdom, Lunsar in the Port Loko district,[...]

Sierra Leone News: Hertie School donate to Ebola survivors

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Hertie School donate to Ebola survivors

As part of their support to Ebola-affected women in Kailahun, past and present students of Hertie school of Governance in Germany on Saturday donated food and non-food items to the Kailahun Women in Governance Network (KWiGN) for onward distribution to Ebola survivors. Among the donated items worth millions of Leones, are 50 bags of 50kg[...]

Sierra Leone News: Another Chinese mobile lab arrives

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Another Chinese mobile lab arrives

The Chinese government through the Embassy of Sierra Leone has sent the second mobile Ebola lab, which arrived yesterday evening at the Lungi Airport onboard a Russian chartered plane. Receiving the lab, Ambassador Zhao Yanbo said President Xi Jinping wants to see the end of Ebola in Sierra Leone within the shortest possible time and[...]