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Parliament vets new Health Minister, 8 others

Parliament vets new Health Minister, 8 others

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 By Jariatu Bangura The Appointment and Public Service Committee in Parliament last Friday quizzed the newly appointed Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abu…

TI scolds gov’t for ‘slow response to Ebola’

TI scolds gov’t for ‘slow response to Ebola’

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 By Mohamed Massaquoi Transparency International Sierra Leone has charged the government for what it referred to as its “slow pace response” in containing the…

Ebola lockdown declared

Ebola lockdown declared

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 Government has sanctioned a nationwide lockdown of the country from 18 to 21 September following a decision reached by the Presidential Task Force on…

Commuters and drivers approve ban on overloading

Commuters and drivers approve ban on overloading

…but accuse gov’t buses of not complying SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 By Josephine A. Seppeh (Intern) Despite being subjected to immense discomfort accessing transportation from one point of…

FRAUDULENT CONVERSION!

FRAUDULENT CONVERSION!

Lawyer’s clerk discharged SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 By Hawa Amara   One Christopher Massaquoi, former Clerk of James Momodu Fornah-Sesay Esq., Secretary-General of the Sierra Leone Bar Association…

Ebola: Schools, Science and Age of Enlightenment?

Ebola: Schools, Science and Age of Enlightenment?

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 By Oswald Hanciles All schools in Nigeria have been ordered to remain shut until 13th October, 2014 as part of measures to prevent the…

£500,000 to fight the spread of Ebola in Salone

£500,000 to fight the spread of Ebola in Salone

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 UNICEF received a grant of £ 500,000 ($ 825,000) from theUK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to scale up Social Mobilization and Child Protection…

As 732 houses quarantined nationwide…

As 732 houses quarantined nationwide…

Minister debunks 21 days lockdown SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 By Patrick J. Kamara Deputy Minister of Information and Communications yesterday debunked rumours of an imminent lockdown of the…

Bad roads hamper Ebola fight in Kenema and Kailahun

Bad roads hamper Ebola fight in Kenema and Kailahun

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 By Ahmed J. Sheriff in Kenema   Communications Coordinator of the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) has said in Kenema that one of…

UNFPA trains 2,034 contact tracers

UNFPA trains 2,034 contact tracers

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 By Josephine A. Seppeh (Intern) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with development partners, has trained a total of 2,034 (two thousand…