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29 CHARGED TO COURT FOR PUBLIC MEETING AND GATHERING
Written by Mohamed Mansaray in Kenema   
Friday, 31 October 2014 15:56

As the Ebola disease still being the ringing bell in the ears of all Sierra Leonean in the country, the security apparatus under the purview of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Alfred Karrow Kamara in Kenema have taken a robust stance in performing their duties in the Eastern Region.

  According to an inside source, more than 50 football fans were rounded up at a house in Nyandeyama while watching the English Premier League on DSTV on Saturday 25 October, 2014 which is a violation of the Public Health Emergency Act. Twenty nine were arrested and charged to court by the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in Kenema.

 
Maada Bio & Kandeh Yumkella – Angels or Devils?
Written by Elias L. Bangura - +23278326422/elbangura@gmail.com   
Friday, 31 October 2014 13:40

‘Dreams don’t always come true,’ sang Gladys Knight & The Pips in 1973, some generations after Langston Hughes had wondered about what happens to a dream deferred.

 But in between those two, in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. told the world that he had a dream. Dreams…oh, there’s nothing wrong with them, provided you take Alice Walker’s advice to ‘expect nothing: live frugally on surprise.’

  But, the world is ended a gambling place, risk taking is the way to go now – in business, circular life, or politics. To be or not to be, as Shakespeare puts it; the choice is all yours.

  In Sierra Leone, this land of marvels, people have come and gone, especially in politics, telling us they are or want to be our leaders. All of them, however, haven’t qualified as such or earned the right to be in our hall of fame. But the search continues.

 
China intensifies aid in the fight against the Ebola outbreak
Written by Jonathan Abass Kamara   
Friday, 31 October 2014 13:37

Freetown, Oct. 30, 014 (MOHS) - The Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Zhao Yanbo has disclosed the provision of US$82 million aid to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in the fight against the Ebola outbreak.

Speaking during a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Sanitation at his Youyi Building office in Freetown, Ambassador Yanbo said the gesture came from the Chinese President, Xi Jinping during a meeting with Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete in China, adding that as part of the announcement by the President, Sierra Leone would benefit from additional beds, ambulances, motorcycles, pick-up trucks, incinerators and personal protective equipment.

 
European Union Poised To Support National Response to Ebola Crisis
Written by Jonathan Abass Kamara   
Friday, 31 October 2014 13:30

Freetown, Oct. 30, 014 (MOHS) - The visiting European Union (EU) Team, led by the Director  of Operations Humanitarian Aid, Dr. Jean-Louis Brouwra has expressed his Union’s commitment to assist Sierra Leone with its current and post Ebola national response plan.

Speaking during a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Sanitation at his Youyi Building office, Dr. Brouwra said the establishment of the National Ebola Response Centre by the President indicates seriousness in the fight to contain the Ebola outbreak in the country and commended the Presidency and the Health Ministry in their efforts to combat the disease.

 
EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 29, 2014
Written by press release   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 20:59
  • DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  786
  • NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases  = 47 as follows:

  Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 4, Kono = 0

  Bombali = 11, Kambia = 5, Koinadugu = 2, Port Loko = 4, Tonkolili = 6

  Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 3, Pujehun = 2

  Western Area Urban = 6, Western Area Rural = 4

  • CUMULATIVE CASES

  • Cumulative confirmed cases = 3,762 as follows:

      Kailahun = 551, Kenema = 485, Kono =39

      Bombali = 540, Kambia = 36, Koinadugu = 15, Port Loko = 518, Tonkolili  =     199

           Bo = 174, Bonthe = 2, Moyamba = 96, Pujehun = 28

          Western Area Urban = 601, Western Area Rural = 478

  • CUMULATIVE DEATHS

  • Total cumulative confirmed death is 1057
 
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Editorial

2016 Global Peace Conference to be held in Freetown---as IPRA 50th Birthday confab ends in Istanbul

 

The 26th biennal conference of the Internatonal Peace Research Association (IPRA) is billed to take place in  Freetown, Sierra Leone in November 2016, marking the second time Africa has hosted the conference since the founding of IPRA in 1964. This was announced following the re-election of  the two IPRA Secretaries-general, Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw (pictured) and Dr Nesrin Kenar, who co-ordinated the 25th  IPRA conference in Turkey,  at the organisation’s administrative meeting on August 14 during the 25th  IPRA  conference in Istanbul  to serve a second term of two years.

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Business News

Journey of epic proportions through 45 African countries begins

A team sponsored by DHL has just embarked on a grand and ambitious journey through 45 African countries, starting in Cape Town and ending in London in September 2015.

Forming part of the build up to Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, the DHL Africa as One tour will see the team pass a single rugby ball from hand to hand while introducing the African continent to the game of Rugby.

As part of this epic campaign, the team from DHL, the official logistics partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, will be driving across Africa in three Land Rover Discoveries, while capturing every step of the journey, every person, every place and every pass on film, in photographs and words, and then sharing this content with Africa and the world.

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Media News

Parliament versus Free Speech

Yesterday Parliament summoned key ministries, departments, and agencies, in relation to their role ina state of emergency, following unhealthy reporting in the media about certain individuals and institutions in the fight against Ebola.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon Chernor Bah, saidit is difficult to manage issues of human rights, which includes free speech, in a state of emergency, where these rights have been suspended.

  He reaffirmed Parliament’s position that after the Ebola war is over, everyone including MPs is going to give a full account about how each cent was spent – as this happens to be the thorny issue presently across the country.

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Commentary

Leave our Paramount Chiefs Alone

President Koroma last week was in the provinces, where he told some paramount chiefs that they would lose their staffs if Ebola isn’t contained in their chiefdoms by the next 21 days.

  Others think this is a hard assignment, unfair even, and that the paramount chiefs should be left alone because a whole lot more have bungled without being given such ultimatum.

  The Paramount Chiefs won’t be left alone, including the government, for the wreck we are in today since Ebola entered Sierra Leone.

  The rude and scary awakening we are daily having as the Ebola deaths keep rising, plus its opening new frontiers, is enough food for thought that all of us have bungled, and should be rightly queried.

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View Point

Maada Bio & Kandeh Yumkella – Angels or Devils?

‘Dreams don’t always come true,’ sang Gladys Knight & The Pips in 1973, some generations after Langston Hughes had wondered about what happens to a dream deferred.

 But in between those two, in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. told the world that he had a dream. Dreams…oh, there’s nothing wrong with them, provided you take Alice Walker’s advice to ‘expect nothing: live frugally on surprise.’

  But, the world is ended a gambling place, risk taking is the way to go now – in business, circular life, or politics. To be or not to be, as Shakespeare puts it; the choice is all yours.

  In Sierra Leone, this land of marvels, people have come and gone, especially in politics, telling us they are or want to be our leaders. All of them, however, haven’t qualified as such or earned the right to be in our hall of fame. But the search continues.

Read more...

News - Press Release

EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 29, 2014
  • DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  786
  • NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases  = 47 as follows:

  Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 4, Kono = 0

  Bombali = 11, Kambia = 5, Koinadugu = 2, Port Loko = 4, Tonkolili = 6

  Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 3, Pujehun = 2

  Western Area Urban = 6, Western Area Rural = 4

  • CUMULATIVE CASES

  • Cumulative confirmed cases = 3,762 as follows:

      Kailahun = 551, Kenema = 485, Kono =39

      Bombali = 540, Kambia = 36, Koinadugu = 15, Port Loko = 518, Tonkolili  =     199

           Bo = 174, Bonthe = 2, Moyamba = 96, Pujehun = 28

          Western Area Urban = 601, Western Area Rural = 478

  • CUMULATIVE DEATHS

  • Total cumulative confirmed death is 1057
  • Probable cases = 79

  • Probable deaths = 208

  • Suspected cases = 553

  • Suspected deaths = 157

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Society -Local News

ENCISS Extension to Focus on Ebola Relief

In recognition of the challenge faced by Sierra Leone in battling the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, ENCISS will focus primarily on Ebola relief work during a four-month extension granted by UK Aid from the UK Government.

Since the programme’s third phase began in October 2010 ENCISS has worked with civil society groups and local councils to enhance interaction between society and the state. During the four-month extension period the three ENCISS offices - in Bo, Makeni and Freetown - will remain open. ENCISS will continue supporting its civil society partners nationwide, in a variety of ways, to help them keep up the momentum of their work. However, the nature, timing and scope of its extension-period activities will be determined by the situation with the Ebola outbreak.

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Development

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON THE EBOLA FUNDS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2(1) OF THE RIGHT TO ACCESS INFORMATION ACT 2014

10th September 2014

The Chief Executive Director

KPMG

Siaka Stevens Street

Freetown

Dear Sir/Madam,

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON THE EBOLA FUNDS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2(1) OF THE RIGHT TO ACCESS INFORMATION ACT 2014

On behalf of the Society for Democratic Initiatives, Sierra Leone, (SDI-SL) I hereby write to formerly request for information/records of funds received and disbursed on the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, in compliance with Section 2(1) of the Right to Access Information (RAI) Act 2013. Information held by KPMG regarding the Ebola fund is liable for request under the RAI Act 2013, in which Section 1(f) states that a public authority is also defined as "a body or organization that receives monies on behalf of the people of Sierra Leone."

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Politics

PPRC News Brief 29th October 2014

The Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) Hon Justice M.E. Tolla Thompson on Wednesday 29th October 2014 launched the PPRC/Political Parties Ebola Intervention Project.

Launching the project at the Commissions headquarters in Freetown, Hon Justice Thompson expressed satisfaction as Political Parties have taken the centre stage in the fight against Ebola. This he says is a step in the right direction as the virus is affecting the people whom the political parties needed the most.

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