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NEWS : Local News
Dr. Victor Willoughby Laid to Rest In Sierra Leone as ZMab arrived too late to save his life
Yet another blow by the merciless and evil Ebola Virus has taken the life of famous Freetown medical doctor, Dr. Victor R. Willoughby. His remains are shown in this coffin as it was taken to be laid to rest in his grave. Anglican prayers by Freetown’s Anglican Clergy were properly recited at the graveside before his corpse was respectfully lowered into the grave.
Dec 19, 2014, 14:28

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC to Investigate between MPs & Kenema Mayor
The Majority Leader of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Bundu has committed a corruption allegation between the Kenema City Council and Parliament to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) for further investigation and scrutiny. It could be recalled that the Mayor of Kenema City Mayor recently made corrupt allegations against Parliament.
Dec 19, 2014, 11:26

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 18th December Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 6,856 as follows:
Dec 19, 2014, 11:24

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MPs Approve 5 including Admirable Male Citizen
Parliament on Wednesday 17th December approved the Board Chairman Audit Service Sierra Leone, Mr. Jonathan Admire Thomas and four others for various MDAs. All the nominees were duly approved by the House of Parliament. Mr. Jonathan Admire Thomas name brought laughter among Members of Parliament as they were doubtful over his middle feminine name ‘Admire’ but one of the eloquent Members of Parliament Hon. Komba Koedeyoma of Kono District quickly rescued him.
Dec 19, 2014, 11:22

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Magic Serum ZMab sent to Dr Willoughby
A highly successful international collaboration has ensured the arrival from Canada of the precursor to what CNN recently described as “magic serum” used to help treat Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia few months ago. This particular serum known as ZMab has now arrived in Sierra Leone to assist Dr. Victor Willoughby combat his current Ebola infection.
Dec 18, 2014, 17:18

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
President Koroma Addresses Nation
Fellow Sierra Leoneans, since our country registered its first case of Ebola on the 25th of May 2014, my government has been working tirelessly with its international partners to bring an end to this outbreak.
Dec 18, 2014, 17:16

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
PRESS STATEMENT BY DR. RICHARD KONTEH
There is an unfortunate message going viral on the net that I have vowed to expose the President. This message is not only untrue and baseless, it is a cruelly orchestrated design to nurture further strife between the President and my humble self.
Dec 18, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Great Britain Trains Sierra Leone to fight Ebola
Dozens of soldiers from 5-Armoured Medical Regiment, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, have finished training Sierra Leonean healthcare workers at Ebola Training Academy at the National Stadium in Freetown.
Dec 18, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ambassador Yansaneh Makes Huge Donation to Ebola Response in Kamakwe
Over the weekend, Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to Ghana, who doubles as the National Secretary General of the ruling All Peoples Congress Party (APC), has taken leadership in Kamakwe, in response to the clarion call of the President of Sierra Leone Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, for prominent people to engage their diverse localities as part of plans to stem the tide of the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, which struck May this year.
Dec 18, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bombali District Chairman Promises to End Ebola Soon
The Bombali District Chairman last evening via telephone interview told the Awareness Times that everybody has now braced up to eradicate the deadly Ebola disease in that district. According to Mr. John Shanghai Koroma, traditional rulers, local authorities, youths, religious leaders, medical personnel and members at the Command Center are now unanimously working to end the Ebola scourges in that part of the country.
Dec 18, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves Finance Act 2015
Members of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone on Wednesday 17th December, 2014 unanimously approved the appropriation bill entitled “The Finance Act 2015,” that inter alia, provides for the imposition and alteration of taxes for the fiscal year 2015.
Dec 18, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Magbente discharges first Ebola Survivors
The Magbente Ebola Treatment Unit which was officially opened by His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma in November 16, 2014 has discharged 29 Patients who survived the Ebola Virus Disease as its first set at a ceremony held in Makeni.
Dec 18, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 18th December, 2014
*Mines Minister Briefs MPs on Sector *Parliament Interviews Joseph Mans *Parliament Summons Kenema Mayor *Head of Anglican Church Visits *Sierra Leone Roads Safety Authority replaces SLRTA *Sundays are now No-Market days *Maada Bio & John Benjamin in Peace Overtures *EU Supports Constitutional review with 7Billion.
Dec 18, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Over 100 AU Medics from Ethiopia to stop Ebola
Freetown, Dec. 17, 014 (MOHS) - The Africa Union has aided Sierra Leone with 101 Ethiopian Medical personnel in the fight against Ebola. The medical team comprised Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Epidemiologists, Public Health Officers, and Information and Communication Specialists.
Dec 18, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ernest Koroma’s Empowerment of Sierra Leone Youths is Unprecedented
President Ernest Bai Koroma’s newly appointed Roving Special Envoy for Trade and Investment has described the empowerment of young people under Koroma as “unprecedented” in recent history of Sierra Leone. Alieu Malador, who is 35 years old, had his appointment announced on Facebook yesterday 16th December 2014 by State House officials who wrote: “the main duties and responsibilities of Alieu Malador will include promoting Sierra Leone’s business, products and trade interests abroad; and identifying trade and Investment opportunities in emerging and growth markets, and bringing them to the attention of the appropriate authorities”.
Dec 17, 2014, 17:10

FEATURES
Sierra Leone: Ernest Koroma Speaks on Youths
December 2014 State of Nation Address (YOUTHS): Our country is a nation of young people. Youths, defined as those between ages 15 and 35, comprise about a third of the country’s population. Without their participation, their health, and their positive role, our nation is doomed; there would be no present and no future.
Dec 17, 2014, 17:09

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UNICEF Extolls Britain for 42 Ebola Community Care Centres
The United Nations through UNICEF has praised the British Government for funding a total of 42 Ebola Community Care Centers with an eventual capacity of almost 400 beds in addition to the 600 beds already provided by the British through the 6 100-bed Ebola Treatment Centers.
Dec 17, 2014, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - Dec. 16th Ebola Cases Numbers
Lab Confirmed = 6,757 with over 5,000 in Northwestern axis and less than 2,000 is Southeastern axis.
Dec 17, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Adonis Abboud ensures new Cardio-Sonogram Machine
Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Mr. Foday Sawi Lahai, on Tuesday 16th December 2014 officially handed over a brand new Cardio-Sonogram Machine to Freetown Veteran Cardiologist, Dr. Desmond Olu-Black.
Dec 17, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 17th December, 2014
*UK Condemns Shabby Sierra Leone Journalism *Secret Ojeh members face Murder Charge *Vatican’s Cardinal Turkson on Ebola Solidarity Tour *Another Mystery Snake in Ebola Saga *Hon. Ansu Kaikai Declares for President *ECOWAS Leaders Lament Ebola.
Dec 17, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : British Kindness at Work
This photograph shows a British Military Officer last Wednesday December 10th 2014 as he hands over the keys for brand new 100-bed Ebola Treatment Centre in Moyamba. The Centre was designed and constructed by British Military Engineers working with Sierra Leone Armed Forces and local Sierra Leone contractors.
Dec 16, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kailahun Authorities Demand Ban on Travelling
Traditional chiefs, local authorities and medical personnel of Kailahun have unanimously condemned ceaseless movements in and out of their district. Paramount Chief Musa Ngoumbu Klah Kallon II of Jawie Chiefdom, Kailahun told the Awareness Times last evening that he has alerted all his subordinate chiefs, zonal heads and 20 Taskforce Members not to allow any stranger in that chiefdom.
Dec 16, 2014, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Western Area & North Scoring High Ebola Figures
Western Area & North Scoring High Ebola Figures
Dec 16, 2014, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 15th Dec. Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 6,702 as follows:
Dec 16, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Women's Forum SL Ends 16 Days of Activism
Women's Forum Sierra Leone has on Thursday 11th December ended their Sixteen (16) Days of Activism Against Sexual Gender Based Violence at a ceremony held at the School for the Blind on Wilkinson Road with presentation of a gift to their case study Fatmata Tarawalie who was physically, psychologically, economically, culturally and domestically violated by her husband Momodu Mansaray in the Sekuynia Chiefdom in the Koinadugu District and ended up at Blind School.
Dec 16, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 16th December, 2014
*SLAJ Rambles Incoherence at BBC Media Action *New IMC Chairman Aware of Challenges *December Ebola Numbers Reducing Significantly *Palo Conteh’s “Instinct” Under Scrutiny *£25,000 from English FA to fight Ebola *Ebola Passes Controversy Hits Southern Province *Nigeria CDC arrive as Anti-Ebola Foot Soldiers.
Dec 16, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Concerns over Management of Kenema’s NASSIT Plaza
The Minority Leader of the Sierra Leone Parliament, Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai on Monday 15th December 2014 appealed to the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) to quickly investigate the operations of the Kenema NASSIT Plaza which is being managed by Kamboi Property Holdings Limited. The Minority Leader made this statement during the vetting of Presidential Nominees at the Committee Room No.1 in Parliament.
Dec 16, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : In appreciation for a job well done…State Lottery Board Honors Management & Staff
As a show of appreciation for a job well done, members of the Board of the Sierra Leone State Lottery Company Limited on Friday 12th December presented a Certificate of Merit and Appreciation to the management and staff of the company.
Dec 15, 2014, 12:16

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 14th Dec. Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Lab-confirmed Cases = 6,638 as follows:
Dec 15, 2014, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ebola Attacks Dr. Willoughby
Dr. Victor Willoughby, one of the topmost physician specialists in Sierra Leone has been infected with the deadly Ebola Virus.The Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brima Kargbo confirmed to journalists on Sunday 14th December 2014 that Willoughby had tested positive for Ebola.
Dec 15, 2014, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Imminent Surges to Tackle Ebola in Western Area
AIG Al Shek Kamara, Director of Operations at the Sierra Leone Police has confirmed full and committed police support for the whole scale to tackle the Ebola virus in the Western Area as is being planned by the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) for mid December thereabouts. AIG Kamara was addressing senior members of the Sierra Leone Police on tactical planning for tackling the current spike in numbers for Western Area, Bombali and Port Loko.
Dec 15, 2014, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves 6 Judges, 3 Board Members
The Honorable Members of the Sierra Leone House of Parliament on Friday 12th December 2014 unanimously approved Nine Presidential Nominees including six Honorable Judges and three prominent Sierra Leoneans to enviable Board Memberships. The nominees were vetted on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th December 2014 by the Parliamentary Committee on Appointment and Public Service.
Dec 15, 2014, 12:08

PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Sierra Leone Health Ministry Hails International Insurance Company
Health Ministry Hails International Insurance Company
Dec 15, 2014, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : US/Sierra Leone Volunteer Wants Survivors Employed In Fight Against Ebola
Retired veteran of the United States Army, Saidu Jabbie, proposes that Ebola survivors should be employed at every stage in the fight against the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as this will help them integrate smoothly into their communities. “I believe Ebola survivors should have a role to play to help eradicate Ebola. This will make their reintegration and community acceptance a lot easier,” says Jabbie, adding that it will also lower stigma associated with the disease.
Dec 15, 2014, 12:04

NEWS
CADFund and CDB Provide US$150,000 to Ebola in Sierra Leone
Following a donation ceremony towards the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone, on behalf of the China Development Bank, the China-African Development Fund has provided the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars (us$150,000) and paid the said sum to the Ebola A/C at the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, Freetown.
Dec 15, 2014, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 15th December, 2014
*Majority Leader Hails Unifier President *Stealing Ebola Money will bring Wrath *Ministers Wanted in Sierra Leone! *Major Shake-Up in Civil Service *MCC Demotes Sierra Leone to Threshold *PRISONS WATCH Critiques Ebola Quarantining *Bus Conductor Remanded for Incest.
Dec 15, 2014, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Criticisms for President & ACC over Italian 'Ebola Rice' saga
"I have therefore been able to visit these 21 villages [in Nieni chiefdom] two nights sleeping in the car and one night on a bench. It was a sad moment for me for what I saw such as in the villages of Kumala, Bandakoro, Yoria, etc. where I saw dead bodies and people who were just dying to ebola. But what struck me most was a pregnant woman who gave birth and two days later she died. The difficulty of UNICEF was how to feed the baby girl who also had ebola, so nobody wanted to get close. It was very painful to see shortly after, the baby also died. Our challenge now is to ensure food to quarantined families and also to the young guys that I organized and placed to make checkpoints, to prevent the population from moving from one village to another. I used the latest resources received from Italy to buy bags of food; rice, salt, onions, nuts etc for these families and youths. The WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME, which was to distribute food rations to these quarantined, sometimes does not arrive or arrives late, or even the food is insufficient and people are forced to move, so the risk of infection increases. If I can get help in this regard, I will be really grateful. Finally, I tell you the truth, I'm not at all clear in my head at this time and I sleep very little. Thank you all for the affectionate closeness to my poor people and the great friendship that I have been shown. I send you all a big hug, Peter Bayuku Konteh."
Dec 12, 2014, 17:24

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : A Well-Deserved Honour! A Kenema Nurse is CNN Woman of Year
One of the surviving nurses who used to work with late Dr. Sheikh Umar Khan, Nurse Mbalu Fonnie and many others departed, has been named amongst the CNN International’s Women of the Year 2014. Madam Josephine Finda Sellu, the Deputy Matron of the Kenema Government Hospital, was cited amongst the women who “inspired the world with their bravery and savvy” and whom CNN says “taught us that the stakes are high and the road to a better future is fraught with difficulties, but with strength and dignity, we can get there”.
Dec 12, 2014, 17:22

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kenema Creates Quarantined Homes for Strangers
His Worship the Mayor of the Kenema City Council, Joseph Samba Keifala has told the Awareness Times that the authorities in that part of the country including the police, military personnel, health workers, civil society organizations, NGOs, local and community stakeholders have outlined drastic measures against all travelers who may intend to enter or leave Kenema District from the 20th December 2014 to 5th January 2015.
Dec 12, 2014, 17:20

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Enciss Hosts Ebola Response Forum For Bombali District
With the goal of providing a platform to enhance citizens’ and communities’ involvement and participation in the response and eradication of Ebola in Bombali District, ENCISS Implementing Partners (IPs) on 27TH November 2014 hosted a one-day forum on the theme ‘Ebola Response: Making it inclusive and participatory.’
Dec 12, 2014, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Le28 Million To fight Ebola in Small Bo Chiefdom
The Paramount Chief of Small Bo Chiefdom, Hon. P.C. Mohamed Dhaffie Benya on Monday 8th December 2014 presented a cheque of twenty eight million Leone to his chiefdom stakeholders to fight the Ebola disease in that area. According to report, the was money disbursed from the National Ebola Response Center (NERC) fund via the Ministry of Local Government to chiefdom authorities to redouble efforts in the fight against the Ebola disease.
Dec 12, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Community Participation will End Ebola…Says WANEP Director
The Executive Director of the West Africa Peace-Building Network (WANEP), Edward Jombla on Tuesday 9th December, 2014 disclosed that the utilization of community participation and structures in the fight against the deadly Ebola epidemic will help to eradicate the disease.
Dec 12, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Former Law School Registrar & Ebola Fraudsters Indicted
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has charged to Court Mr. Herbert H.I. Davies-Cole, former Registrar of the Sierra Leone Law School, Mr. Fomba Koroma, a civil society activist, Hassan Dabor, a World Food Program (WFP) Contractor, Emerson Musa Conteh, a representative of the WFP Contractor, Aminata Amara, Mount Everest Security Personnel and Abu Bakarr Fofannah, a truck driver.
Dec 12, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : $35million from Saudi King to help West Africans fight Ebola
King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has extended a grant of US$35 million to help fight Ebola in West Africa. In a statement to the media on this occasion, Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) said that the Ebola fighting programme, comprises the following elements:
Dec 12, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : HRC Presents Report to Stakeholders on International Human Right Day
The Human Right Commission (HRC) of Sierra Leone on Monday 8th December 2014 organized a one day stakeholder’s forum for Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), and civil society Organizations at the District Council hall, Nyandeyama Road in Kenema City.
Dec 12, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : CICA Motors Sierra Leone Ltd Donates Vehicles to NERC
The General Manager of CICA Motors Sierra Leone Limited, Mr. Martin Brehm on Friday 5th December, 2014 handed over the keys for a brand new, class A ambulance and a Toyota Fortuner to the Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), Retired Major Paolo Conteh, as his company’s contribution towards the fight against Ebola. According to the General Manager the vehicles cost over one hundred thousand United States Dollars.
Dec 12, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 12th December, 2014
*UK Officials Impugn Sierra Leone Leaders *Ebola Money: Gov’t Suffers Credibility Drop *British Charity Rebukes Media Reports *$120,000 Dispute in Football Family *Alton Bendu in new Donation against Ebola *Kono District Blocked as ‘Ears of Hippo’ show *Ban Ki Moon arrives Next Week *Yumkella Denies Declaring for Presidency.
Dec 12, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALWACO's 3-Town Water Project is Good for Bo City….Says Hon. Sualiho M. Koroma
Parliamentary Committee on Water Resources chairperson, SLPP's Hon. Sualiho M. Koroma of Bo District has said in parliament that the '3-Towns Water Project' is as one the biggest projects ever undertaken in the country's water sector. He commended SALWACO for the project, saying residents of Bo City will now breathe a sigh of relief as they had gone for several years without safe drinking water.
Dec 12, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone - 11th Dec. Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 6,497 as follows:
Dec 12, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kailahun Registers New Ebola Case after 11 Days
After 11 days without an Ebola case in Kailahun District, one person has been tested positive in once epicenter of the pandemic. Kailahun which borders with Liberia and Guinea was the first district to register a case of the deadly Ebola disease in May this year. The Ebola disease which has claimed the lives of many Sierra Leoneans is got drastically reduced in the district over the months where it earlier killed hundreds of locals.
Dec 11, 2014, 17:22

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Extends Emergency Regulations For 90 Days
The House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone on Wednesday 10th December, 2014 unanimously approved a constitutional instrument titled ‘The Public Emergency Regulations 2014;’ being an instrument for the enforcement of the emergency situation in the country.
Dec 11, 2014, 17:20

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 10th Dec. Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 6,457 as follows:
Dec 11, 2014, 17:18

NEWS
UN says intense Ebola response needed for Western Area
The United Nations, working with its national and international partners to halt the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is currently focusing attention on bringing down high levels of transmission in Western Area of Sierra Leone and ensuring that cases do not cross the border from Guinea into neighbouring Mali, the UN Special Envoy on Ebola Dr. David Nabarro said on Tuesday 9th December 2014.
Dec 11, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Freetown Rotary Club Donates to Hastings Treatment Centre
As part of their efforts in the fight to kick out the Ebola scourge out of Sierra Leone, Rotary Club of Freetown on Tuesday 9th December, 2014 made a donation of assorted items worth millions of leones to the Hastings Treatment Centre in the east end of Freetown.
Dec 11, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Police Popularize new Recruitment & Promotions Policies
The Human Resource Directorate of the Sierra Leone Police supported by the UNDP has completed work on its new recruitment and promotions policy which is now being popularized in Freetown after approval by the Executive Management Board and a cross section of the force.
Dec 11, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Interviews 6 Judges & Board Chairs
Eight prominent Sierra Leoneans including six judges of the Judiciary of Sierra Leone, on Tuesday 9th December 2014 appeared before the Appointment and Public Service Committee in Parliament for interviews. The Presidential Nominees were vetted at the Parliamentary Committee Room No.1 on strict requirements including educations, track records, asset declarations, pertinent working experiences and visions for next offices.
Dec 11, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves NASSIT Chair & 5 Others
Members of Parliament on Wednesday 11th December, 2014 approved Madam Yeabu Mariama Deborah Kamara as Chairman, Board of Trustee for the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT). She was approved alongside five other presidential nominees for various board membership positions.
Dec 11, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Batptist Convention Donates to Ebola Victims in Kono
Sequel to the proclamation made by President Koroma for all to brace up in the fight to eradicate the deadly Ebola disease out of the country, Baptist Convention Sierra Leone have registered their own commitment by working through their churches across the country to make donations of relief items to victims of the scourge. One such gesture was recently made in the Sinnah Town community in Kono District, eastern Sierra Leone where the mission dispensed of millions of leones worth of food and non-food items to quarantined homes.
Dec 11, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 11th December, 2014
*Tourism Minister Abruptly Resigns *British High Commissioner Recalled to UK *Sierra Leone Eyes AfDB Presidency *Soweis Interface with US Embassy *UNICEF Trains on Hygiene in Sierra Leone *Eddie Turay Blasts John Sisay, etc. *Sierra Leone Ebola Surpasses Liberia & Guinea.
Dec 11, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Police Completes 1st Phase of Ataya Base Project
The Ataya base project reaching out to potential disaffected youths has successful completed phase one, towards assisting the police to make valuable in roads into these communes of Ataya drinkers and sophists. The police Community Affairs Directorate personnel and a collection of CID officers were allowed to visit a wide range of Ataya bases across the Freetown to engage them on law and order, community policing and peace and security issues.
Dec 11, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Cabinet Minister in Italy 'Ebola Rice' Scam as Presidency Looked Askance Upon
It is unclear to which extent certain unscrupulous persons around State House were involved in knowledge of the rather questionable activities of this Cabinet Minister but reports allege a 'soft exit' landing has been prepared and the Cabinet Minister might escape anti-corruption commission perusal.
Dec 10, 2014, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
STATEMENT OF THE COMMISSIONER, MR. JOSEPH FITZGERALD KAMARA ON THE COMMEMORATION OF INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION(IAC) DAY 9th DECEMBER 2014
Fellow compatriots, today December 9 is the day set aside by the United Nations as the International Anti-Corruption Day. Countries all over the world observe this day by raising people’s awareness on the damaging effects of corruption and what is required for combating and preventing it.
Dec 10, 2014, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
FiFA Warns Sierra Leone Football 'Stakeholders'
The Executive Committee of the Sierra Leone Football Association would like to inform Sierra Leone Football Association Stakeholders, notably those bodies elected to form a Committee in charge of running the creation of Steering Committees and the convening of an extraordinary congress on 20 December, 2014
Dec 10, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WMA and IHH of Turkey Donate to Quarantined Homes in Sierra Leone
The Wellington Muslims Association (WMA) in collaboration with IHH of Turkey recently donated food items and Ebola preventive materials to quarantine homes in Port Loko District, Western Area Rural and Urban. The items which worth millions of Leones include oil, bag of rice, salt, Maggi and medicated Soap.
Dec 10, 2014, 17:06

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 9th Dec. Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 6,420 as follows:
Dec 10, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 10th December, 2014
*Broadcaster Director-General Reappointed *John Sisay’s Supporters Accused of Tribalism *Sanie Sesay Faces Challenges in APC *US$1.2Million for Paramount Chiefs *One Alleged Mutineer Freed of All Charges.
Dec 10, 2014, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Theme: BREAK THE CORRUPTION CHAIN
Today 9th December 2014, Sierra Leone joins other countries in the world to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day. Similarly Transparency International Sierra Leone joins it Anti- Corruption counterparts to commemorate this day.
Dec 10, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : APC Bo Chair Accuses SLPP’s Tamba Sam On Spread of Ebola
Spokesman of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Hon. Musa Tamba Sam, has been accused of being one of the “main persons” responsible for spread of Ebola out of control in Sierra Leone. According to Sheik Sillah, a stalwart of ruling All People’s Congress (APC) Party in South-East of the country and who is current Southern Bo District chairman, “had it not been for utterances and negative statements delivered by Hon. Musa Tamba Sam during initial days of the Ebola, it would have been much easier to control the virus as people would have cooperated with the government”.
Dec 9, 2014, 17:17

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Deteriorating Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone: Is Government’s Penchant for Spin, Hurting the Fight to Defeat EVD?
The current outbreak of the EBOLA Virus Disease (EVD) in the Mano Union River region, more particularly, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, is the most devastating since the earliest known occurrence of EVD in 1976.
Dec 9, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Junior Doctors Vs. Senior Doctors
JUDASIL, the association of Junior Doctors in Sierra Leone yesterday December 8th 2014 asked their members to lay down tools in order to force the government to pay much better attention to calls for improved conditions under which they work especially during Ebola Virus Outbreak now raging.
Dec 9, 2014, 17:15

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 8th Dec. Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 6,375 as follows:
Dec 9, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Plan Sierra Leone Distributing Food and Non Food items to Ebola affected communities
Plan Sierra Leone is currently distributing food and Non food items to quarantined households and communities in Western Urban and Rural districts, Port Loko, Moyamba and Bombali districts. The project is expected to last for four months starting November this year and ending March 2015. The project is geared towards reducing Ebola transmission rates due to increase in compliance with acceptance of quarantine restrictions on affected villages and communities.
Dec 9, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PTN Services Constructs Ebola Holding Center
As part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities, PTN Services over the weekend completed the construction of a six bedroom holding centre at Makoloh Village, Songo, in the Koya Chiefdom, Port Loko District.
Dec 9, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Photo News
GONE TOO SOON: Dr. Solomon Aiah Konoyeima of Sierra Leone
GONE TOO SOON: Dr. Konoyeima on his Wedding Day. His Wife delivered a baby girl, Sia Faith Konoyeima, the day after he died
Dec 9, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 9th December, 2014
*Bio Hosts Rival Party to JOB in UK *Peace Returns to Kenema District Council *NRA Lectures on Withholding Tax *Sierra Leone Loses Huge Chunk of Forest *Lone Lion Ravaging Kambia District *Jail Terms for Washing Dead Bodies *Sierra Leone Wins IFAD Gender Award *Peacekeepers Return in January 2015.
Dec 9, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 7 Presidential Nominees Face Parliamentary Committee
Seven Presidential Nominees on Monday 8th December 2014 appeared before the Appointment and Public Service Committee for interview at the Committee Room No1 in Parliament. The nominees were interviewed on track records, educational backgrounds, asset declarations, tax obligation and vision for their appointed offices.
Dec 9, 2014, 17:00

EDITORIALS
Ebola in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone: Who is fooling who in Sierra Leone?
In the 21 days preceding the end of November, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports the following laboratory-confirmed Ebola cases for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone...
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Dec 8, 2014, 14:44

FEATURES
Sierra Leone: Celebrating a Survivor; Mourning Lost Souls : Aye Ebola!
Our National Hero, Captain Dr. Komba Songu-M'briwa (aka Kay-Song) who, in September 2014, bravely stood up to lead the all-Sierra Leonean Clinicians Team fighting Ebola in Freetown, has been discharged from Hastings Ebola Treatment Center. He is now physically fit and well, back at his residence with his family.
Dec 8, 2014, 12:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: High Profile Ebola Victims
A very high profile Ebola victim is prominent Banking & Insurance Executive, Mr. Henry Akintola Macauley (former Managing Director, Rokel (Barclays) Bank & Board Chairman of International Insurance Ltd), who died at Wilberforce Ebola Treatment Center on Friday 5th December 2014.
Dec 8, 2014, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Ponders Reasons for Ebola Calamity
The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has attributed the calamity of the deadly Ebola disease in Sierra Leone to an insufficient knowledge of the disease as well as the close-knitted proximity that has been usual with his people. The president pondered his thoughts on Friday 5th December 2014 at the State Opening of Parliament in Freetown when he was addressing from the Throne on the State of the Nation.
Dec 8, 2014, 12:13

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: President Gives Hope to Sierra Leoneans – Says Robin Faley
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary II of the Ruling All People’s Congress (APC) has on Friday 5th December 2014 told the Awareness Times that President Koroma has given special hope to the people of Sierra Leone. Hon. Robin Faley made this statement just after the Presidential address to the nation at the occasion of the State Opening of the Third Session of the Fourth Parliament, in Freetown.
Dec 8, 2014, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Double Quarantined Family Scared of Future after Losing Parents to Ebola
They say you don't have to be infected to be affected. This is true for 19 year-old Ramatulie Kargbo and his two brothers and a sister who survived 42 days of quarantine after losing both parents to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Ramatulie is scared she'll apparently now assume the strange role of breadwinner of her family, for being the eldest.
Dec 8, 2014, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hastings Center Discharges 35 Ebola Survivors
At least thirty-five Ebola survived have on Saturday 6th December 2014 discharged from the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center which is predominantly manned by Sierra Leoneans. Since the center started treatment few months ago, a total of 389 people have survived and 88 people are currently responding to treatment.
Dec 8, 2014, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 8th December, 2014
*Libel Case of Vice President vs. FLY continues *AIRTEL Contributed the Largest to Budget *John Sisay Breaks Silence on Ambitions *Africa Solidarity Provides $1.5million against Ebola *35 Years Old President for Sierra Leone *Two Judicial Staff Remanded for Theft of Exhibit *Chinese Give to Makeni & Social Welfare Ministry.
Dec 8, 2014, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : YACAN Distributes Food Items to Quarantined Houses
With supports from the British Aid DFID, Plan Sierra Leone as an implementing partner, through Youth and Child Advocacy Network (YACAN) on Monday 1st December commenced the distribution of food items to Ebola quarantined homes in Freetown, Waterloo and its surrounding communities.
Dec 8, 2014, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Addresses Parliament Today
The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma today 5th December 2014 gives the State of the Nation’s Address at the State Opening of Parliament in Freetown. The State Opening of Parliament is a traditional function which is being held annually.
Dec 5, 2014, 17:20

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ADDAX spends more than $300,000 to construct Ebola Holding and Treatment Centers
ADDAX Bio-Energy Company Ltd.(SL) has recently responded to the many cries and appeals from Bombali indigenes to government and related partners for construction of Holding and Treatment Centers in Bombali district, as Ebola cases grew alarmingly high in that part of the country.
Dec 5, 2014, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mass Drug Administration Campaign Starts Today
The Mass Drug Administration Anti Malaria Campaign organized by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation National Malaria Control Programme is to kick start in Eight (8) Ebola affected districts in the country. The targeted districts include Bombali, Port Loko, Tonkolili, Koinadugu, Moyamba,Kambia, Western Urban and Rural.
Dec 5, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALWACO Board Chair Poised to Institute Earnest Reforms
The Chairman Board of Directors of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) has in an exclusive interview with this medium on Thursday 4th December 2014 expressed optimism to institute earnest reforms as he assumes office as figurehead of the institution. Hon. Robin Faley said: “effective water and sanitation policy, especially in rural areas, is crucial to the Agenda for Prosperity’’.
Dec 5, 2014, 17:14

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Ebola Cases = 6,201 - Who is Fooling Who in Sierra Leone?
Liberia and Guinea are reported as significantly succeeding in our regional fight against Ebola whilst Sierra Leone still unfortunately lags behind our neighbours. According to Sierra Leone Government officials (including opposition SLPP MPs in Parliament), our country keeps on failing to beat Ebola down because of the “attitude” and “indiscipline” and “lawlessness” of Sierra Leone citizens. As far as our Government (including executive & parliamentary arms) is concerned, they have been above board and the problem lies not with them our leaders but with us, the citizens of Sierra Leone.
Dec 5, 2014, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
4th Dec. Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 6,201as follows:
Dec 5, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Catholic Diocese of Bo Donates to DNERC
Catholic Diocese of Bo has made a donation of food and non food items to the Bo District National Ebola Response Centre (DNERC) on Tuesday 25 November 2014. This is part of their support towards the fight against Ebola Virus disease alongside their determination to provide preventive support and care to affected citizens. The ceremony was held at the EDC Unit Baiima Road in Bo.
Dec 5, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Muslim Hands -Sierra Leone Engaged Imams on Ebola
A non-profit making Islamic Organization, Muslim Hands Sierra Leone, as of its continuous support in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease, on Saturday 22nd of November, 2014 made a several donations and distribution of food and noon-food items to Ebola victim Imams and families at quarantine houses. The serial donations took place in Portloko and Bombali Districts respectively. The distributions targeted Imams and Imam Families who died of the Ebola Virus.
Dec 5, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Country STAT Meets to Upgrade Food and Agriculture Data
Country STAT Sierra Leone Wednesday, November 26 concluded its first Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting at the FAO Office in Freetown in order to collect, validate, and harmonize national food and agricultural data to be uploaded in its website for public use.
Dec 5, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 5th December, 2014
*Labour Ministry Donates to Quarantined in South-East *Kenema Forestry Officer in Robust Action *Leoco Donates $2,000 to Feed Quarantined *100 Nigerian Medicos arrive *Parliament Clears SALWACO *TV Teaching Program stopped under Cloud *MPs Fail to Clear Kenema District Council.
Dec 5, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Minister Presents Vision: Poised to put Leadership & Governance Structures in place
Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah, has presented his vision for Sierra Leone’s Health System Reconstruction from the year 2015 on to the year 2020. This will be achieved in two phases from 2015-2016 and again from 2016 to 2020.
Dec 5, 2014, 17:00

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leone Politics: John Sisay is Just a Symptom in APC
John Sisay, the CEO of Sierra Rutile is a first cousin to President Koroma. Sisay’s father was the brother of the President’s mother. The two families are close. In 2007, John Sisay helped to secretly bankroll his cousin’s presidential bid as an opposition APC candidate against a sitting SLPP government.
Dec 4, 2014, 17:22

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : British Engineers Proudly Deliver
THE Royal Engineers who have deployed on Operation Gritrock in Sierra Leone are now into the final phase of their mission. This week sees the final 5 British military built Ebola Treatment Centre sites transition into a completion and handover phase.
Dec 4, 2014, 17:21

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : British Medics Train 4,000 Health Workers
A Press Release from British High Commission has informed that as of November 29th 2014, over 4,000 Sierra Leonean Ebola Health care workers have been trained by hardworking British training teams in Sierra Leone with Certificates presented to all who successfully went through the UK military led Ebola health care workers course at the Ebola Training Academy (ETAc), National Stadium in Freetown.
Dec 4, 2014, 17:21

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Britain assists Military Medical Teams
A Press Release from the British High Commission has informed that a team of British Military medics have been assisting Sierra Leone Military at Wilberforce Barracks prior to a new Ebola treatment centre being opened this week inside the Barracks. The British worked closely with the medical team to assist them in orchestrating a series of Ebola Training exercises in order to help identify any necessary changes to procedures prior to the facility receiving real patients.
Dec 4, 2014, 17:21


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