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£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…

Fears over human trafficking amidst Ebola

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 By Alusine Sesay The Centre for Youths and Exploited Children-Sierra Leone (CeYEC-SL) has expressed fears over “some unscrupulous humanitarian organizations” that may want to…

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…

Ebola can’t stop China’s relationship with Sierra Leone

Ebola can’t stop China’s relationship with Sierra Leone

- Foreign Minister SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 By Samuel Ben Turay Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has said that despite the country being in…

Lawyer takes umbrage with Standard Times publication

Lawyer takes umbrage with Standard Times publication

…demands full retraction SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 By Abu-Bakarr Sheriff   Freetown-based lawyer, Segepoh Solomon Thomas Esq., has taken umbrage with a publication in the Standard Times newspaper,…

Koroma, others urged by African leaders to sign Ebola petition

Koroma, others urged by African leaders to sign Ebola petition

…Britain, France, U.S. & Germany indicted SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 By Mohamed Massaquoi As the Ebola viral disease continues to spread in the West Africa sub-region, governments have…

‘Disabled persons are more vulnerable to Ebola’

‘Disabled persons are more vulnerable to Ebola’

- Deputy Social Welfare Minister SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 By Hassan G. Koroma Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs yesterday stated that disabled persons across…

Wharfs are vulnerable to Ebola

Wharfs are vulnerable to Ebola

…Ward 355 Councilor SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 By Victoria Saffa   Councilor of Ward 355 in Constituency 99 in the east of Freetown says wharfs are some of…