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Sierra Leone News:13 Nigerian doctors to aid an ailing health system…“47,000 patients to every doctor is unacceptable” -Minister of Health

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Sierra Leone News:13 Nigerian doctors to aid an ailing health system…“47,000 patients to every doctor is unacceptable” -Minister of Health

The Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abubakarr Fofanah revealed that in Sierra Leone there is one medical doctor to 47,000 patients, and one doctor to 21 hospital beds. He said, “This is unacceptable.” Dr. Fofanah hoped that with the level of qualifications, the health service delivery in the country will be improved from one[…]

Sierra Leone News:Sierra Rutile to donate $8m to Govt

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Sierra Leone News:Sierra Rutile to donate $8m to Govt

The outgoing Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Rutile Ltd, John Bonoh Sisay, has said the company will donate $8 million to President Koroma, recognizing the austerity and hardship the country is going through. Sisay said, “Sierra Rutile is here to help the country whenever the need arises.” “During the Ebola crisis, we made two donations[…]

Sierra Leone News: Successful cataract operations…Chinese team treats 300 people, screens 1500

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Successful cataract operations…Chinese team treats 300 people, screens 1500

Over 300 cataract operations were performed and 1,500 people were screened for cataracts at the Jui Hospital during the two-week working visit by a Chinese medical team lead by Dr. Li Yun. During a closing ceremony on the 6th of December, team leader, Dr. Li said, “We were very happy to be in Sierra Leone[…]

Sierra Leone News: Three journalists win awards in Kenema

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Three journalists win awards in Kenema

Three journalists from Kenema have been recognized and rewarded for their role in protecting women and girls in the District. The journalists include Sahr Yongai, of Star Line Radio, Brima Moinina Mustapha of Radio Nongowa, and Saffa Moriba of Awoko and SLBC. Saffa Moriba, talking on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the organizers of the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Iluka takeover of Sierra Rutile completed

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Iluka takeover of Sierra Rutile completed

Further to the recent announcement of 29 November 2016 relating to the statutory merger between Sierra Rutile Limited (“SRL”) and Iluka Investments (BVI) Limited (“Iluka Newco”) under section 170 of the BVI Business Companies Act (“Merger”), the board of SRL wish to provide the following update. Since 29 November, SRL and Iluka have been in[…]

Sierra Leone News: Mercury Int. Jackpot prize increases to over Le 230 million

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Mercury Int. Jackpot prize increases to over Le 230 million

After a series of rollovers, the Mercury International 4/50 Jackpot lottery game has risen to an all-time highest amount of Two Hundred and Thirty-Million, Four Hundred Thousand Leones (Le 230,400,000). According to the company’s Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Komba, they can’t wait to see who the lucky will be, as every Sierra Leonean is in[…]

Sierra Leone News: Mercury Int. bequeaths Le100M to fire victims

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Mercury Int. bequeaths Le100M to fire victims

Sierra Leone’s 2016 Business Award winning Company, Mercury International on Wednesday 7th December, 2016 extended their philanthropic gesture to victims of the recent fire disaster which took place on the 1st December at Fort Street in Freetown. According to the company’s Charitable Foundation Chairman Samir Hassanyeh, the donation of the One Hundred Million Leones (Le[…]

Sierra Leone News:8 More Presidential Appointments through Parliament

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Sierra Leone News:8 More Presidential Appointments through Parliament

Eight Presidential nominees for appointment to different public service organizations have been approved by Parliament on Wednesday 7th December. Majority Leader of Parliament and Chairman of the Committee on Appointment and Public Service, Hon. Ibrahim R. Bundu, presented the eight nominees saying, “The Committee unanimously accepted the nomination of the candidates interviewed and I move[…]

Sierra Leone News: Sierra Rutile opens new mining plant

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Rutile opens new mining plant

Sierra Rutile Limited (SRL) commissioned their new Kangama dry ore mining plant on Tuesday 6th December after a pilot period. The Technical Services Director, Abdul Karim Barrie, said, “We are happy to commission the Gangama plant which will be the backbone of the company in years to come.” Dredge mining, which targets ore that is[…]

Sierra Leone News: Salone Assumes Chairmanship of the African Union Peace and Security Council

Friday, December 9th, 2016

On Monday 5th December, 2016 the Republic of Sierra Leone assumed the leadership of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) and held its first meeting under the chairmanship of Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara, Sierra Leone’s multi-accredited Envoy to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union. Like the[…]