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December 2014

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has exposed the underbelly of many of Africa’s healthcare systems. They are often poorly funded, severely neglected and in some cases

The sight of an Ebola patient is frightening. Sharon Washington, an employee of Liberia’s foreign ministry, got married in January this year at a colourful ceremony in the capital Monrovia. This writer attended the wedding.

Every Christmas and New Year season, Sierra Leoneans across the country engage in various activities in commemoration of the festive season. Children visit their relatives; family members gather to share food and good memories to

The Usman Boie Kamara Foundation is saddened by the death of one of its trustees & chairman, Dr. Victor R. Willoughby. The foundation joins the nation in conveying their sympathy to his family and friends. A kind

Football administrators have resolved to oust sitting Sierra Leone Football Association executive led by its president Isha Johansen in a powerful statement released in Freetown on Saturday. The officials, who perform various membership roles in the

We offer our condolences to Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara and family on the loss of his mother, Haja Isata Boie Kamara, aged 95 years old, who passed away Friday, 19th December. Haja Isata Boie Kamara is survived

Africell continues to support the government and people of Sierra Leone to fight against the deadly Ebola Viral Disease. As Sierra Leone’s biggest mobile telecommunications company, Africell has on Friday presented a total of 1,

I am very pleased to visit [Sierra Leone] for the third time as a Secretary-General of the United Nations. I want to talk about my relationship with Sierra Leone, and how much I have been enjoying

“Operation Octopus”, “Operation Barras”, “Operation Final Push”. These were some of the code names for specific military assaults against the Revolutionary United Front during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Not to be undone in ‘operational expressions’,

Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), H.E. Osman Keh-Kamara (in photo),  has responded to President Ernest Koroma’s  clarion  call to public officials to help their

Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with the family of Dr. Victor R. Willougby, who was taken away from us too soon by the terrible Ebola virus. May perpetual light shine upon you. Rest in peace. Mr. and

held between Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio and Mr. John Oponjo Benjamin London, 16th December 2014 - After the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections which the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) had stated was marred with

in Kono and Kailahun Districts in Tackling the Ebola Virus Disease The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has awarded grant funding in the amount of USD$137,918 equivalent to over Seven Hundred and Three Million

Africans in Australia are very disturbed, traumatised and depressed for what is currently taking place in their continent, especially in West Africa. Therefore, to demonstrate their concerns about the sad Ebola crisis situation in West

Geneva, Dec. 17, 014 (SLENA) - Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Foday Sawi has returned home after attending the UNAIDS Coordinating Board Meeting held at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva.  (Photo: Deputy Health and