40 EJS Estate units to be completed in two months

40 EJS Estate units to be completed in two months

Forty units at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Housing Estate in Ben Town, Marshall Road, Margibi County are expected to be completed in two months.The contractors working on the project ...

S/Leone: CSOs want political crisis addressed immediately

S/Leone: CSOs want political crisis addressed immediately

Sierra Leone's Civil Society Movement (CSM-SL) Thursday called for the immediate resolution of the ongoing constitutional crisis occasioned by the sacking of the country's former ...

S/Leone: Political parties commission cautions against demo

S/Leone: Political parties commission cautions against demo

The regulatory body of political parties in Sierra Leone, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) has condemned plans by the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party ...

Liberia, UNDP end phase one of sea Erosion Project

Liberia, UNDP end phase one of sea Erosion Project

Liberia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have concluded the first phase of a 100-meter costal defense project in the western Monrovia suburb of New Kru Town, ...

S/Leone Parliament halts debate over officials’ absence

S/Leone Parliament halts debate over officials’ absence

Sierra Leone parliament has suspended its proceedings due to the absence of government officials, the speaker of Parliament Sheku Dumbuya said on Thursday.The parliament was set to ...

US embassy issues terror alert on Uganda

US embassy issues terror alert on Uganda

The United States embassy in Uganda has warned of a possible terror attack on Western citizens in Kampala. In a statement on its website, the US embassy said they had received ...

Sierra Leone targets four hard-hit districts in planned Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone targets four hard-hit districts in planned Ebola lockdown

The four hardest hit districts by the ongoing Ebola epidemic will specifically be targeted when Sierra Leone embarks on a three-day nationwide lockdown on Friday, the head of the ...

40 EJS Estate units to be completed in two months

Forty units at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Housing Estate in Ben Town, Marshall Road, Margibi County are expected to be completed in two months.The contractors working on the project have completed two of the 40 housing units, while 38 are at roof level, according to National Housing Authority (NHA) Project Development Officer E.S Samir Bropleh. Bropleh said the construction of the units, constitutes phase one ...

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S/Leone: CSOs want political crisis addressed immediately

Sierra Leone's Civil Society Movement (CSM-SL) Thursday called for the immediate resolution of the ongoing constitutional crisis occasioned by the sacking of the country's former vice president.The body, which comprises various civil society organizations, said an immediate resolution was needed because the ensuing developments have the propensity of reversing all the gains the country, which is only ...

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S/Leone: Political parties commission cautions against demo

The regulatory body of political parties in Sierra Leone, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) has condemned plans by the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) to embark on demonstration to force President Ernest Bai Koroma to reverse his decision of removing his former Vice President.PPRC chairman, Justice Tolla Thompson, was quoted Thursday saying the proposed demonstration has ...

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Liberia, UNDP end phase one of sea Erosion Project

Liberia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have concluded the first phase of a 100-meter costal defense project in the western Monrovia suburb of New Kru Town, reports said on Thursday. The low cost and low technology innovation was implemented by the Center for Environment and Development in Africa (CEDA), a local non-governmental organization in Liberia, with funding of $50,000 from the ...

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S/Leone Parliament halts debate over officials’ absence

Sierra Leone parliament has suspended its proceedings due to the absence of government officials, the speaker of Parliament Sheku Dumbuya said on Thursday.The parliament was set to debate on the first parliamentary report of the year by two oversight committees - the reports by the Transport and Aviation, and Human Rights sub committees. The report of the committee on Transport and Aviation on the annual ...

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US embassy issues terror alert on Uganda

The United States embassy in Uganda has warned of a possible terror attack on Western citizens in Kampala. In a statement on its website, the US embassy said they had received information of a possible terror threat on foreigners in Uganda especially US citizens. According to the statement, the “terrorists� will target locations where foreigners congregate in Kampala. As a precautionary measure, the US ...

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Sierra Leone targets four hard-hit districts in planned Ebola lockdown

The four hardest hit districts by the ongoing Ebola epidemic will specifically be targeted when Sierra Leone embarks on a three-day nationwide lockdown on Friday, the head of the country`s National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) said here Thursday. The places affected are the capital, Freetown, Kambia, Porto Loko, and Bombali districts in the north, which all have proven difficult to be rid of the virus and ...

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Zambian opposition slams gov’t policy turn around on taxation

Zambia's opposition National Restoration Party (NAREP) has criticized a government turn around on copper mining taxes imposed late last year as an unacceptable inconsistency that has potential to throw the country into a tailspin. NAREP President Elias Chipimo told journalists on Thursday in Lusaka that the public would want to know where the government would now find the projected income that it was to earn ...

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Study shows 2 out of 3 Malawian children experience violence in childhood

A study conducted by Malawi's Centre for Social Research (CSR), the United Kingdom (UK)'s Department for International Development (DFID) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Violence Against Children (VAC) has revealed that 2 out of 3 Malawian children experience violence during their childhood. The findings also reveal that violence against children has become a social norm in most communities ...

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Agricultural network projects a drop in Malawi maize production

Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) has projected a drop of between 30 to 40 per cent in maize production in the 2014/15 farming season in Malawi. Speaking on the projections, CISANET Executive Director Tamani Nkhono-Mvula said the substantial decrease in harvest follows the recent floods that swept away crops and drought in some parts of the country. "Our projections are that the country is likely ...

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