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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

Parliament versus Free Speech

Yesterday Parliament summoned key ministries, departments, and agencies, in relation to their role ina state of emergency, following unhealthy reporting in the media about certain individuals and institutions in the fight against Ebola.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon Chernor Bah, saidit is difficult to manage issues of human rights, which includes free speech, in a state of emergency, where these rights have been suspended.

  He reaffirmed Parliament’s position that after the Ebola war is over, everyone including MPs is going to give a full account about how each cent was spent – as this happens to be the thorny issue presently across the country.

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Commentary

United APC; Divided SLPP!

Whether close-up or at a distance, even a teenager would tell you the truth about Sierra Leone’s two oldest parties – that one is united and the other is divided.

There isn’t a week that we don’t witness a tradeoff between them – we mean the Opposition Sierra Leone People Party. Their preoccupation seems to be shouting and accusing each other most of the time.

  We know from day one it’s a party that’s riddled with cabals; cabals that are greedy and treacherous, whether they are in London, New York, or Freetown.

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View Point

Government Neglect Salpost

Generations ago, the Sierra Leone Postal Service was of relevance, an integral part of our lives, and all of us still remembers ‘the quickening of the heart’ when the mail man comes to our door with a letter. Today, however, Salpost is a neglected entity – all its offices across the country are safe havens for goats and sheep and the like.

   Worse, the National Commission for Privatization has recommended for Salpost to be privatized, discounting the pivotal role the post holds in any nation. NCP is of the view that Salpost is a liability on the neck of the government – as it stands, it can only get worse because no one has come forward with initiatives to keep it relevant, not even the Ministry of Information and Communication that oversees it.

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News - Press Release

EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---October 25, 2014

Ø  DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  722

Ø  NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases  = 41 as follows:

  Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 2, Kono = 0

  Bombali = 14, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 4, Port Loko = 0, Tonkolili = 7

  Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 2, Pujehun = 0

  Western Area Urban = 8, Western Area Rural = 4

Ø  CUMULATIVE CASES

  • Cumulative confirmed cases = 3,492 as follows:

      Kailahun = 551, Kenema = 476, Kono =38

           Bombali = 484, Kambia = 30, Koinadugu = 9, Port Loko = 486, Tonkolili = 173

           Bo = 164, Bonthe = 2, Moyamba = 88, Pujehun = 26

          Western Area Urban = 544, Western Area Rural = 421

Ø  CUMULATIVE DEATHS

  • Total cumulative confirmed death is 1026

·         Probable cases = 47

·         Probable deaths = 180

·         Suspected cases = 480

·         Suspected deaths = 135

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Society -Local News

Local Government Minister Recommends Ban on Waterloo Trade Fair (Luma) and the Quarantine of the Entire Area

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mrs. Finda Diana Konomany Kabba has recommended that government institute ban on Waterloo Trade Fair (Luma) and the quarantine of the entire area. The Minister made this statement during an orientation ceremony for 149 Paramount Chiefs held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Family Kingdom hall, Aberdeen in Freetown.

She observed that despite the ban on trade fair and public gathering across the country, Waterloo still encourages public gathering through its trade fair which is now partly responsible for the growing increase in the number of Ebola cases in the country.

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Development

Sierra Leone Signs Air Services Agreement with UAE

Air Services Agreements have become a future of nations in the globalized world of integrating economies. Two nations can sign such agreements in order  to  experience international  commercial  air transport  services between their territories ; the focus being to enable international air carriers between their regions have traffic rights of routing ,designation ,tariffs, capacity and other clauses  of promoting  safety and security.

Since he came to power in 2007, His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s Government is continually negotiating new treaties that can allow international aviation to grow so as to expand their carriers and populations access to new and emerging markets.

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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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