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Sierra Leone News: The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

A report, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. The report found very few potential treatment[…]

Sierra Leone News: Five-years for robbery and wounding

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Mohamed Kamara is accused of robbing Mohamed Ansumana of a TVS motor bike in Freetown on 7 September 2016. During the course of the robbery, he also wounded the Ansumana, the complainant. After one year on remand and preliminary investigations at the Magistrate Court, Kamara appeared before Justice John Bosco at the Siaka Stevens Street,[…]

Sierra Leone News: Over Le700m expired, counterfeit drugs destroyed

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Over Le700m expired, counterfeit drugs destroyed

The Pharmacy Board with the Health Ministry, on 19 September 2017, destroyed counterfeit and expired drugs worth over Le700 million at the Kingtom dump site (Bumeh). The drugs were piled and burned using gasoline and used tires. According to the Chairman of the Pharmacy Board, Bassie Turay, they have been gathering the illegal drugs since[…]

Sierra Leone News: Candidate nomination fees to be debated in Parliament

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Candidate nomination fees to be debated in Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament, Honourable S.B.B. Dumbuya, yesterday called on the Leader of House and Government Business, Hon. Leonard F. Fofanah, to expedite the process of debating the Statutory Instrument on the Nomination fees by next week. The proposed nomination fees for Presidential Candidates is Le30 million, Members of Parliament – Le3 million, Councilor –[…]

Sierra Leone News: State Lottery calls for betting regulatory policy

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: State Lottery calls for betting regulatory policy

The Sierra Leone State Lottery Company in collaboration with the National Commission for Privatization (NCP) have welcomed a presentation on fighting manipulation and money laundering in sport betting. Theirry Pujol, the Director of Sport Integrity at La Francaise Des Jeux, the France national lottery, believed to be the world third largest lottery operators, made the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Migration policy for Salone economic development

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Migration policy for Salone economic development

New Head of Delegation (HOD) to Sierra Leone from the European Union Tom Vens has told officials from Sierra Leone and ECOWAS that the benefits of a well-managed migration and mobility within and between countries and continents can contribute positively to economic development if well managed. He said sending and receiving countries and regions within[…]

Sierra Leone News: 3.29% void votes in CGG mock elections in Koinadugu

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: 3.29% void votes in CGG mock elections in Koinadugu

A Campaign for Good Governance (CGG), part of the “Standing together for Democracy Consortium” has just concluded a civic education training for civil society organizations (CSO), over the weekend. More voter’s education is needed prior to the 2018 elections. At this UKaid funded training, a mock election was conducted in order to ascertain whether the[…]

Sierra Leone News: We are here to spread friendship and give care to Sierra Leone –Admiral Bai lin

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: We are here to spread friendship and give care to Sierra Leone –Admiral Bai lin

The commander of the Ark Peace Chinese military Naval ship Admiral Guan Bai Lin yesterday Tuesday on board the ship told Vice President Victor Foh that the reason they are in Sierra Leone is to spread friendship and treat as many people as they can before they leave. He said some 46 years ago China[…]

Sierra Leone News: Psychosocial support is necessary

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Disasters, conflicts and health problems have severe psychosocial consequences. The emotional wounds may be less visible than the destruction of homes, but it often takes far longer to recover from emotional impact than to overcome material losses. As part of the emergency response to help individuals and communities to heal the psychological wounds and rebuild[…]

Sierra Leone News: World Water Monitoring Day

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Your body is 57-60% water. And, we know water is vital to everyone. Apart from quenching your thirst and regulating your body’s temperature, water keeps you hydrated and the tissues in your body moist. Protecting the spinal cord and facilitating excretion are among the numerable roles of water in the human body. However, the intake[…]