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Editorial

2016 Global Peace Conference to be held in Freetown---as IPRA 50th Birthday confab ends in Istanbul

 

The 26th biennal conference of the Internatonal Peace Research Association (IPRA) is billed to take place in  Freetown, Sierra Leone in November 2016, marking the second time Africa has hosted the conference since the founding of IPRA in 1964. This was announced following the re-election of  the two IPRA Secretaries-general, Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw (pictured) and Dr Nesrin Kenar, who co-ordinated the 25th  IPRA conference in Turkey,  at the organisation’s administrative meeting on August 14 during the 25th  IPRA  conference in Istanbul  to serve a second term of two years.

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Business News

Journey of epic proportions through 45 African countries begins

A team sponsored by DHL has just embarked on a grand and ambitious journey through 45 African countries, starting in Cape Town and ending in London in September 2015.

Forming part of the build up to Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, the DHL Africa as One tour will see the team pass a single rugby ball from hand to hand while introducing the African continent to the game of Rugby.

As part of this epic campaign, the team from DHL, the official logistics partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, will be driving across Africa in three Land Rover Discoveries, while capturing every step of the journey, every person, every place and every pass on film, in photographs and words, and then sharing this content with Africa and the world.

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Media News

SALONE POLICE BRUTALITY AND CORRUPT MAGISTRATE COURT: SONNY COLE TELLS HIS ORDEAL

Mr Edmondson Sonny Cole, commonly known as Sonny Cole, is a veteran photojournalist from Sierra Leone currently residing in Sydney, Australia, where he helps to present the Sierra Leone Community Radio on SkidRow 88.9FM. He is also one of the most outstanding and patriotic Sierra Leoneans in Australia, particularly in terms of hospitality and patriotism. Moreover, Sonny Cole is not only the Vice-Chairman of the Association of Sierra Leone Journalists in Exile (ASALJIE) but is the current Chairman of the Sierra Leone Community Council (SLCC), the umbrella organisation that covers the various Sierra Leonean organisations in Sydney.

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Commentary

The Fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone Do we have the needed competent Human Resource (HR) capacity?

My beautiful and beloved country of Sierra Leone is still not ready for the fight against the persistent virus that is rapidly killing our innocent citizens in their hundreds if not in their thousands. With the health infrastructures virtually in shambles coupled with the demoralized medical community due to decades of ineffective governing systems and ineffective political leadership; Ebola will continue to drain many more of our already very limited human resources before it finally reaches its “battle of waterloo.” Actions that translate into results such as controlling the infection rate and early intervention treatments are what health officials in Sierra Leone must focus in doing right now.

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View Point

LAW REGULATES SOCIETY & SETS STANDARDS BY WHICH THE RIGHTS OF EVERYONE...

Generally, laws have been known to exist and the essence for that is to regulate human behaviour. Law regulates society and sets standards by which the rights of every individual or creature, their person or property are respected and protected. Sierra Leone as a state is a member of the world community and being such must be governed by certain rules which ensure that society operate regularly like other members of the global community. From that we observe that the law itself forms a social instrument which acts as a lubricating oil for the efficiency of society.

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News - Press Release

EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 18, 2014

Ø  DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  629

Ø  NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases  = 39 as follows:

  Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 4, Kono = 0

  Bombali = 0, Kambia = 1, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko = 0, Tonkolili = 8

  Bo = 3, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 3, Pujehun = 1

  Western Area = 19

Ø  CUMULATIVE CASES

  • Cumulative confirmed cases = 3,099 as follows:

      Kailahun = 541, Kenema = 463, Kono =34

           Bombali = 435, Kambia = 26, Koinadugu =2, Port Loko = 427, Tonkolili = 146

           Bo = 146, Bonthe = 2, Moyamba = 83, Pujehun = 25

          Western Area = 769

Ø  CUMULATIVE DEATHS

  • Total cumulative confirmed death is 954

·         Probable cases = 37

·         Probable deaths = 164

·         Suspected cases = 426

·         Suspected deaths = 109

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Society -Local News

POLICE CRACKDOWN ON LAW BREAKERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

The head of community relation department in the Sierra Leone police east who is also the official spokesperson for the Sierra Leone police eastern region, Sgt. Prince Bernard Jaygboi Kamara has informed the people in the Eastern region that the police will not take it kindly with anyone who violates the public health emergency regulations.

  According to SgtJaygboi Kamara during an SLBC program, he said the assistant inspector general of police East Alfred Karrow Kamara has put modalities in place to crack down on law breakers in the fight against Ebola in the country.

  The police Spoke person stated that Ebola is still in the country but that certain people have started flouting measures put in place in containing the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Development

5 Jailed for Entering an Ebola Epicenter

Mohamed Kpondeba, a motor mechanic of No. 34 Dama Road in Kenema; BockarieLamine, a farmer of Bandajuna village in the Small Bo Chiefdom, Kenema District; Mohamed Kallon, a school pupil of Shelmigo section in Bo; MiattaFabai, a trader of  Pendembu town, upper Bambara chiefdom in the Kailahun district; and Sallay Koroma, a school pupil of Kallia village in the small Bo chiefdom, Kenema district, have been sent to jail by the presiding magistrate, Alhaji Sulaiman Koroma of the magistrate court in Kenema for entering an Ebola epicenter without lawful authority.

  According to prosecution, the five accused persons on Friday 26 September 2014 at Waiima Hindobu check point, Small-Bo chiefdom in the Kenema judicial district, in the eastern province of the republic of Sierra Leone, entered an area declared to be an epicenter of the Ebola disease without authorization.

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Politics

President Koroma Commissions Mobile Lab and Holding Centre

As Government continues to intensify its efforts in the fight against the Ebola virus disease (EVD), President Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 26th September 2014, commissioned the BSL-3 mobile laboratory at the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital at Jui. The occasion also saw in attendance officials from the Ministries of Health and Sanitation and Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and experts from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Medical team from China.

President Koroma noted that the facility will increase the response time in sample throughput, especially during this trying moment of the Ebola outbreak and also create opportunities for capacity development of health workers in the country. With this, President Koroma urged Sierra Leoneans working at the Hospital to exploit the opportunities and develop their various capacities.

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