S/Leoneans launch campaign against Ebola  stigmatization

S/Leoneans launch campaign against Ebola stigmatization

A campaign aimed at discouraging discrimination against victims of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been launched. The 'Beauty for country campaign' is the brainchild of three ...

Mali peace accord expected by year’s end

Mali peace accord expected by year’s end

Peace talks between the government and armed groups in northern Mali could culminate in an accord before the end of the year, according to a source taking part in the negotiations ...

Sierra Leone law makers summon telecoms regulator

Sierra Leone law makers summon telecoms regulator

Senior officials of Sierra Leone's National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) must appear before parliament, the country's lawmakers insisted on Monday. The telecoms regulator ...

Amum accuses Uganda and Sudan of plotting against South Sudan

Amum accuses Uganda and Sudan of plotting against South Sudan

The former Secretary-General of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) Pagan Amum Okich has accused Uganda and Sudan of plotting to overthrow the government in South Sudan. ...

Rwanda to intensify Ebola screening

Rwanda to intensify Ebola screening

Rwanda has announced it was intensifying its screening for cases of Ebola among visitors who have been in the United States or Spain over the last 22 days.A statement by Health ...

S/Leone probing mysterious fire at ministry building

S/Leone probing mysterious fire at ministry building

The authorities in Sierra Leone have promised to "thoroughly" investigate the cause of a fire incident at a ministry, almost paralyzing the electricity system between Friday and ...

WFP boosts S/Leone food reserve

WFP boosts S/Leone food reserve

The World Food Program has offloaded 400 metric tons of rice as food aid to help boost Sierra Leone's fight against the deadly Ebola epidemic.According to local press reports ...

S/Leoneans launch campaign against Ebola stigmatization

A campaign aimed at discouraging discrimination against victims of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been launched. The 'Beauty for country campaign' is the brainchild of three Sierra Leonean ladies, one of whom is a former broadcaster, according to reports on Tuesday. Sierra Leoneans have been tormented by reports of their compatriots and citizens from Guinea and Liberia being stigmatized in foreign ...

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Mali peace accord expected by year’s end

Peace talks between the government and armed groups in northern Mali could culminate in an accord before the end of the year, according to a source taking part in the negotiations in Algiers. The latest round of talks resumed briefly in Algeria on Monday but kicked off in earnest on Tuesday with the hope that a peace deal will be reached by December. “The international mediation has in any case set ...

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Sierra Leone law makers summon telecoms regulator

Senior officials of Sierra Leone's National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) must appear before parliament, the country's lawmakers insisted on Monday. The telecoms regulator is being scrutinised over its accounts for the year under review. NATCOM is also under the spotlight for its relationship with privately owned mobile telecoms operators which have been accused of flouting regulations repeatedly ...

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Amum accuses Uganda and Sudan of plotting against South Sudan

The former Secretary-General of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) Pagan Amum Okich has accused Uganda and Sudan of plotting to overthrow the government in South Sudan. Talking to the press on Monday, the head of the SPLM ‘Former Detainees' faction said Sudan and Uganda have influenced the political process of South Sudan in order to serve their own interests. “It was a mistake when the South ...

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Rwanda to intensify Ebola screening

Rwanda has announced it was intensifying its screening for cases of Ebola among visitors who have been in the United States or Spain over the last 22 days.A statement by Health minister Agnes Binagwaho on Tuesday said that people travelling to Rwanda will be required to report their medical condition regardless of whether they are showing symptoms of Ebola for the duration of their visit. She said medical ...

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S/Leone probing mysterious fire at ministry building

The authorities in Sierra Leone have promised to "thoroughly" investigate the cause of a fire incident at a ministry, almost paralyzing the electricity system between Friday and Monday. The six-story building at the heart of Freetown houses both the Ministry of Energy and the National Power Authority (NPA). The time the fire erupted, late in the evening, as well as the offices affected has raised suspicions. ...

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WFP boosts S/Leone food reserve

The World Food Program has offloaded 400 metric tons of rice as food aid to help boost Sierra Leone's fight against the deadly Ebola epidemic.According to local press reports Tuesday the UN food agency also Monday offloaded 15 vehicles, bringing to 30 the total number of vehicles brought in within the last two weeks and donated to the anti-Ebola effort. Nine of the vehicles are for burial purposes and the ...

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S/Leone: Govt, bikers’ association hold talks

The Sierra Leone government and representatives of commercial motor bike riders have held talks amidst tension resulting from the recent death at the hands of the police of a young bike rider.The young man died after he was chased by police officers in Freetown, sparking two days of clashes between angry riders and the police. Reports in Freetown on Tuesday revealed that Monday's meeting described as a ...

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Gambia inaugurates $5m water project

The Gambia government has inaugurated a water project financed at the tune of $5 million in Gunjur located in the West Coast region of the country.The Vice President and Minister of Women's Affairs Isatou Njie-Saidy was on Tuesday quoted by the local media as saying the funding for the project was provided by the Islamic Development Bank. The project comprises 16 km of water distribution network and is ...

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Namibia: Rising food prices cause disquiet

Namibian Trade and Industry Minister Calle Schlettwein has expressed disquiet about the escalating food prices in the country, a situation he blamed on poor links between local manufacturers and retailers.Press reports on Tuesday claimed Schlettwein had told the annual general meeting of the Namibia Trade Forum in Windhoek on Monday that the high margins in the retail sector often disadvantage both consumers ...

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