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Bye bye ebola! Eradication spurs rap song in Sierra Leone. - PRI

Sierra Leone Headlines - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:29

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Bye bye ebola! Eradication spurs rap song in Sierra Leone.
PRI
As we reported last week, Sierra Leone has officially been declared Ebola-free after passing the 42-day mark since any new cases of the disease have been diagnosed there. Last weekend, thousands danced in the streets to celebrate. And there's more ...
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An SLPP giant is gone but not forgotten – Tribute to Alhaji Khalil Bun Mustapha - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Headlines - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:22

An SLPP giant is gone but not forgotten – Tribute to Alhaji Khalil Bun Mustapha
Sierra Leone Telegraph
The end of his secondary education coincided with the turbulent post independence politics of Sierra Leone, with the two dominant political parties – APC and SLPP fighting for supremacy. With the fall from power of the SLPP in the late '60s, Alhaji ...

President Koroma Urges National Children’s Commission

State House Frontpage - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 04:08

By State House Communication Unit

President Ernest Bai Koroma Tuesday 10 November, 2015, urged the National Commission for Children to achieve its mandate and set the standards and relevance of the commission to the people of Sierra Leone.

President Koroma Commissions Marine Surveillance Boat - AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone Headlines - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 03:15

President Koroma Commissions Marine Surveillance Boat
AllAfrica.com
The surveillance and patrol boat is a multipurpose state of the art vessel that will monitor, research fishing vessels and poacher in the territorial waters of Sierra Leone. Delivering the keynote address, President Koroma expressed delight to ...

Boise engineers and professors are stopping poverty in Sierra Leone - 6 On Your Side

Sierra Leone Headlines - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 21:57

6 On Your Side

Boise engineers and professors are stopping poverty in Sierra Leone
6 On Your Side
In October, they visited Sierra Leone for a site visit, and meeting with local tribal leaders. "They've been ravaged by civil war recently, and the Ebola epidemic has really ravaged their economy, and that population. And you can tell when you visit ...

President Koroma Commissions Marine Surveillance Boat

State House Frontpage - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 08:22

By State House Communication Unit

President Ernest Bai Koroma Wednesday 11 November commissioned the newly acquired Fisheries Patrol Vessel FPV Sorie Ibrahim Koroma surveillance and research boat at the Queen Elizabeth 11 Quay, Berth One, Cline Town in Freetown.

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook: - Awoko

Sierra Leone Headlines - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 05:55

The Globe and Mail

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook:
Awoko
Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook: The threat by the Burundi government to ”hunt down and suffocate” all opponents of the regime if they don't hand over their weapons in a general amnesty by last Sunday should not be taken as howls by wolves in a ...
Burundi: Security Council calls for political talks to resolve crisis peacefullyUN News Centre

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Young Kiwi off to Nepal to fundraise for girls in Sierra Leone - New Zealand Herald

Sierra Leone Headlines - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 18:47

Young Kiwi off to Nepal to fundraise for girls in Sierra Leone
New Zealand Herald
A young Kiwi woman has chosen to forgo the traditional Kiwi summer of beaches and barbeques for a Nepalese winter - in a fundraising effort to provide educational scholarships for girls in Sierra Leone. Georgia Cassidy, 20, is currently on exchange at ...

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Cookies on the BBC website - BBC News

Sierra Leone Headlines - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 17:56

BBC News

Cookies on the BBC website
BBC News
Prince Tommy Williams, who used to be a child soldier in Sierra Leone, was one of hundreds of volunteers who helped fight the spread of Ebola. Last weekend, the country was declared free of the virus that killed almost 4,000 people in the country over ...

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Tourism hopes for Sierra Leone as country declared Ebola free - Telegraph.co.uk

Sierra Leone Headlines - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 09:35

Telegraph.co.uk

Tourism hopes for Sierra Leone as country declared Ebola free
Telegraph.co.uk
Prior to the outbreak in 2014 of Ebola, which has caused significant loss of life in Guinea and Liberia, as well as Sierra Leone, the country was developing a small tourism industry. Visit Sierra Leone, a travel agent based in the capital, described ...
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World Health Organization Says Sierra Leone Officially Ebola-Free - Tech Times

Sierra Leone Headlines - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 04:39

Tech Times

World Health Organization Says Sierra Leone Officially Ebola-Free
Tech Times
"We now have a unique opportunity to support Sierra Leone to build a strong and resilient public health system ready to detect and respond to the next outbreak of disease or any other public health threat," said WHO representative Anders Nordstrom, ...
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Sierra Leone Declared Ebola Free

State House Frontpage - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 03:34

By State House Communication Unit

After the country was struck by the Ebola virus disease in May 2014, Sierra Leone Saturday 7 November was declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO) at a colorful ceremony at the Bintumani International conference Centre in Aberdeen, Freetown.

Sierra Leone Declared Free of Ebola Transmissions - New York Times

Sierra Leone Headlines - Sat, 11/07/2015 - 04:59

New York Times

Sierra Leone Declared Free of Ebola Transmissions
New York Times
DAKAR, Senegal — After a nerve-racking countdown, Sierra Leone celebrated a national milestone on Saturday that government officials hoped would help the country finally leave behind a grim chapter in its history: It was officially declared free of ...
Sierra Leone's Long Road to Becoming Ebola-FreeThe Atlantic
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Sierra Leone May Be Ebola-Free But The Virus Still Casts A ShadowNPR
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November 21 Slated as National Thanksgiving Day

State House Frontpage - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:30

 By State House Communication Unit

In a clear mood of excitement, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma Friday 6 November, 2015 received representatives of the Inter Religious Council of Sierra Leone at State House in Freetown to discuss and agree on a date for a national Thanksgiving Day after the country would have been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO).

President Koroma hosts European Parliament

State House Frontpage - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 08:55

By State House Communication Unit

As Sierra Leone looks forward with great optimism to being declared Ebola free on Saturday 7th November, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has intimated the European Union delegation that the government remains engaged in winning the fight against Ebola as well as reengaging and implementing the programmes set out in the Agenda for Prosperity.

India, Sierra Leone Scale Up Ties

State House Frontpage - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 09:26

By State House Communication Unit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma for the emergence of Sierra Leone from the Ebola virus disease and for also putting forward a great plan for socio-economic recovery of the country.

President calls for intensification of South-South cooperation

State House Frontpage - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 05:42

By State House Communication Unit

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has described the third India-Africa Forum Summit as an excellent opportunity for the African continent and the sub-continent of India to build upon the historic and fraternal South-South cooperation that exists between developing countries.

President Koroma arrives in New Delhi

State House Frontpage - Wed, 10/28/2015 - 08:07

By State House Communication Unit

NEW DELHI, India, 28th October, 2015 - His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma and entourage arrived safely in the Indian capital of New Delhi to attend the Third India-Africa Forum Summit.

President to attend India-Africa Summit

State House Frontpage - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 05:50

By State House Communication Unit

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, leading a high-level delegation, left the shores of Freetown this evening Sunday 25 October to attend the Third India Africa Forum Summit to be held in Delhi, India from 26-30 October 2015.

Vice president of Pan African Parliament pays courtesy call on President Koroma

State House Frontpage - Thu, 10/22/2015 - 16:05

By State House Communication Unit

His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has said that when he assumed office in 2007, he committed himself to promoting and advancing the cause of Sierra Leone.