Tag : Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone budget

What Sierra Leone’s budget did not say The Ebola outbreak last year seriously dented the country’s economic outlook. Now as the fightback begins to resuscitate the economy, those in charge of the country’s finances should be more open about the…

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Korthor IB: Guilty or not Guilty?

The Lebanese waste saga.  On the serious count of false pretence: guilty!  He presented himself as an adviser to the President, on that 7th of January letter when in fact, he was not.  He was and is a Member of Parliament. …

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Back to the Future

Prime Minister in Sierra Leone: After more than 40 years of a presidential political system, the country is set to return to a political regime under which a prime minister will have executive powers – as was the case in…

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The body of a suspected Ebola case in Sierra Leone is taken by an International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) team to the cemetery where it was buried in a dignified way. UN Photo/Martine Perret

African Union Ebola Briefing

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 553rd meeting held on 21 October 2015, received a briefing on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak and post-Ebola recovery efforts in the three most affected countries in…

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Rural areas in Sierra Leone excluded from economy

The African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2015 and Sierra Leone Country Note launched in Sierra Leone last Friday shows that Sierra Leone’s rural areas are seriously excluded from the national economy with a particularly high prevalence of poverty in mineral rich…

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World Health Organisation statement on Ebola

The 7th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa took place by teleconference on Thursday, 1 October 2015, and by…

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A health worker checks the temperature of a woman entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale, October 2, 2014. (Joe Penney / Courtesy Reuters)

UN Health Agency: no new cases of ebola

There were no new cases of Ebola reported in West Africa in the week ending last Sunday, making it the first week since March 2014 with zero cases recorded in the three countries most affected by the outbreak, according to…

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Ebola prevention in Sierra Leone

As Sierra Leone starts the 42-day countdown to being declared Ebola-free, the national Red Cross is using mobile radios to remind people about Ebola prevention. Isha Wilson-Clarke stands outside in the Mountain Cut community on the east of Freetown. She…

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Koroma: Constitutional Review in interest of all

As members of the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) continue their work of reviewing Sierra Leone’s 1991 Constitution, President Ernest Koroma, in this wide-ranging interview with Charles Davies, gives his views on the process that could have far-reaching political implications; talks…

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Comment: NAA interview with President Koroma

Not triumphalist but realistic was President Ernest Bai Koroma’s responses in our exclusive interview on a scorecard basis of his tenure thus far. In essence, he touched on the most exigent issues. From undeniable successes to shortcomings to areas that…

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