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Sierra Leone's sick suffer untreated as doctors strike

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Seven-year-old Carlos Kamara needs urgent surgery on a collapsed lung after he swallowed a toy whistle. Instead, all he can do is lie in pain in a half-empty hospital ward waiting to be seen.

REUTERS UK - 2018-12-13 17:34:31

Sierra Leone: MDAs to submit proactive disclosure schemes to RAIC

"Today I want to officially announce that all public Authorities as mandated by the RAI Act 2013, are hereby notified that proactive publication schemes should be submitted to the RAIC on or before 1st March 2019 for approval. Failure to do so will incur an invite to the RAIC’s tribunal and resultin

PATRIOTIC VANGUARD - 2018-12-11 18:58:34

Sierra Leone: Cotton Tree Pharmacy launches new mobile friendly website

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE.– Cotton Tree Pharmacy launched the new cottontreemedicalgroup.com website to end the year. Features of the new site include mobile responsive, simplified layout, ease of use navigation, industry standard security and targeted content representing all pharmacy services.

SWITSALONE.COM - 2018-12-11 14:34:30

Lilium Holdings Confirmed as New Owner of FiBank Sierra Leone

• Providing Innovative Banking Products, Financial Inclusion and. Freetown, 11 December 2018: Lilium Holdings is pleased to announce that the Bank of Sierra. Leone has formally approved its acquisition of FiBank (SL) Ltd in Sierra Leone. The Sierra Leone.

GLOBALTIMES-SL.COM - 2018-12-11 07:00:00

Youth Empowerment In Post Conflict Sierra Leone: How Far Are We Prepared To Go?

Major global leaders have adopted over the years, diverse policies that ensure empowerment of young people all over the world. The commonwealth for example, has series of funding windows through which it acknowledges and supports the great contributions of young people to community developments acro

CRITIQUEECHO.COM - 2018-12-10 09:17:55

Bern: Ambassador Lansana Gberie presents credentials

Sierra Leone’s new ambassador to Switzerland Dr. Lansana Gberie presented his letters of credence Tuesday to Swiss president Alain Berset in Bern, the Swiss capital. Ambassador Gberie had earlier presented his credentials to the UN to which he is also assigned in Geneva October 11.

PATRIOTIC VANGUARD - 2018-12-13 16:18:42

Sierra Leone: ONS reacts to US embassy security alert

Office of National Security_ OAU Drive, Tower Hill. Press Release From the Security Sector On The Security Advisory Note From The United States Embassy In Freetown Dated 6th December, 2018.

PATRIOTIC VANGUARD - 2018-12-10 19:29:01

Freetown History Distorted: A Rejoinder

By Joseph J Bangura, PhD, USA. A recent newspaper column, “Freetown History Distorted,” by Cecil Magbaily Fyle, found fault with my more soberly titled and acclaimed book, The Temne of Sierra Leone: African Agency in the Making of a British Colony. I have decided to submit a rejoinder for a number o

PATRIOTIC VANGUARD - 2018-12-13 14:43:32

Break Rules, Clean Up Gutters: The To-Do List Of A Rookie Mayor In Sierra Leone

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr walks up the stairs from her office in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to her car when she notices that the sky has darkened and is starting to open up. Tiny drops of rain fall. Within seconds they've become large and squishy, splashing against the concrete – and she has forgotten her rai

NPR - 2018-12-10 18:38:00

Development starts with healthy people – says UNDP Sierra Leone

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018:. Country Director UNDP Sierra Leone, Samuel Doe, has urged rural communities in the small West African country to stay healthy by accessing and helping in maintaining health facilities in their localities.


Parliament approves Ike Halloway and seventeen others

On Wednesday 12th December 2018, Parliament of Sierra Leone unanimously approved the appointment of the ruling SLPP party’s legal adviser – lawyer Ike Ahmed, by the president, as the country’s chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission Advisory Board.


Youth fundraiser for Sierra Leone trip this week

South Leeds youth charity re:establish are this Friday (14 December) holding a fundraising party for their latest trip to Sierra Leone in west Africa – and everyone’s invited.

SOUTHLEEDSLIFE.COM - 2018-12-10 14:58:30

Sierra Leone's newly expanded container terminal to boost economy

The dream of the Freetown Port becoming the largest transshipment hub in Sub-Saharan Africa is getting closer to reality with the recent inauguration of its newly expanded container terminal.

POLITICOSL.COM - 2018-12-10 13:52:01

Kono district is to have its own university at last

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2018:. Kono district of Sierra Leone has always been the proverbial man that sits by the river and washes his hands with spittle. It is no secret that the mere mention of Kono district conjures images of wealth, thanks to its rich deposits of Dia


Sierra Leone High Commissioner UK meets UK Commonwealth Envoy

Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner Tamba Lamina and the Deputy High Commissioner Agnes Dugba Macauley, met this week with the UK Commonwealth Envoy, Mr Phillip Parham, at the Sierra Leone High Commission offices in London.


Quick Read: Sierra Leone doctors strike over conditions, nurses may follow

Hawanatu Conteh, a nurse at Connaught Hospital, tends to a patient while the hospital’s doctors strike over pay and conditions, in Freetown, Sierra Leone December 4, 2018….

SAFETRAVELSMAGAZINE.COM - 2018-12-07 17:42:40

SIERRA LEONE: When solar energy facilitates access to electricity

Karyadu is a small village located in Kono District in eastern Sierra Leone. People usually use oil lamps to light up at night. To charge mobile phones, they have to travel miles to the nearest city. But solar energy has changed habits given that the company Ignite Power has installed a mini-grid.

AFRIK21.AFRICA - 2018-12-06 16:13:54

Rapids acquire two-time MLS All-Star Kei Kamara

Colorado Rapids Soccer Club announced today the acquisition of striker Kei Kamara in exchange for a 2019 international roster spot. Kamara becomes the second addition to the Rapids attacking front since the conclusion of the 2018 season.

COLORADO RAPIDS - 2018-12-11 19:30:59

AFCON 2019: CAF confirms Sierra Leone disqualification

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially confirmed the disqualification of Sierra Leone from the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers. In a correspondence to federations that have teams in Group F of the qualifiers (Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sierra Leone), CAF also confirmed that despite the group

FUTAA.COM - 2018-12-06 13:36:22

Top schools in Sierra Leone accused of exams malpractice

Thirty-five schools in Sierra Leone, including some of the top secondary schools in the country have been accused of examination malpractice by the region’s school examination body – the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).