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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

Transport Minister Discloses Good News for Sierra Leone Aviation

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Transport and Aviation, Honourable Leonard Balogun Koroma has said that the suspension of seven airlines to Sierra Leone “is already disrupting cross border and regional trade.”

He made the remarks during a recent telephone interview from neighbouring Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he signed Air Services Agreements with his UAE counterpart, Mohamed Al Mansour.  “The suspension has caused the reduction of supply of essential commodities and its attendant impact on prices and loss of business incomes.”

According to the Minister, prior to the outbreak of the Ebola virus from neighbouring Guinea in May this year, there were nine airlines flying to the Lungi International Airport, but seven of them suspended their operations; British Airways, Asky, Air Ivoire, Arik Air, Gambia Bird, Kenya Airways and Air France.

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Media News

BREAKING NEWS: Dr. David Tam-Baryoh arrested and detained on Presidential Order released on bail

Dr. David Tam-Baryoh, a journalist who hosts the programme “Monologue” on Citizen Radio in Sierra Leone was released today, Friday, November 14, 2014 at about 3:30 pm, after 10 days in detention even though the executive detention order stated that Tam-Baryoh was arrested for incitement, many believe the authorities wanted to prevent him from further criticizing how the government is handling the Ebola crises.

The journalist was released on a 50 million Leones bail (approximately US$10,000); and has gone home without any charges, but must be reporting at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) every Monday morning.

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Commentary

TRIBUTE TO THE CHIEF MEDICAL SURGEON OF THE UNITED METHODIST HOSPITAL: DR MARTIN SALIA OF SIERRA LEONE

Once again, the somber valleys and hills of Sierra Leone are echoing the hallowed cry of grief and sadness for the passing of a national hero, Dr. Martin Salia, who tragically lost the battle against the deadly Ebola Virus at the Nebraska Medical center in the United States of America on November 17, 2014. Despite every effort to save his precious life and in the midst of the world’s best equipped medical isolation unit with experienced Surgeons in the world, he could not survive the journey of hope he so eagerly wish to see for his beloved Sierra Leone.

Dr. Martin Salia’s death marked a new turning point against the fight of the Ebola virus – that early intervention is so critical to the chances of survival. His message to every Sierra Leonean is one of doing the most good for the absolute welfare of our nation: Dr. Salia also summoned us to heed to our sacred callings and to know that we are the vessels of the Almighty God. “I firmly believe that God wanted me to do it.” He said. “I knew deep within myself, there was just something inside of me, that the people of this part of Freetown needed help.” Such moral inspirations reaffirmed the brave heart and the indelible spirit of compassion that Dr. Salia represented in every human imagination.

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View Point

7 Doctors Dead, What’s Wrong!

Seven doctors have now been confirmed dead by Ebola. We fear that’s not the end of the story.

  Starting with Dr. Omar Khan, the first doctor to die of Ebola in Sierra Leone, on to the latest ones yesterday Dr Martin Salia and Dr. Moses M. Kargbo, many of us still wonder why others could survive (as we have been told all this while) but our doctors couldn’t survive.

  Who really should be blamed for the death of these doctors – people whom we so badly need? Is it because of lack of proper treatment or what?

 Or is it that we should blame no one for their deaths except the doctors themselves? We are told that early reporting helps a great deal – but this early reporting business is absent on the side of these dead doctors: they prefer observing and treating themselves until it is too late.

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News - Press Release

EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---November 14, 2014
  • DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 956
  • NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases  = 84 as follows:

  Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 8

  Bombali = 8, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 13, Port Loko = 19, Tonkolili = 9

  Bo = 4, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0, Pujehun = 0

  Western Area Urban = 15, Western Area Rural = 8

  • CUMULATIVE CASES

  • Cumulative confirmed cases = 4,828 as follows:

      Kailahun = 558, Kenema = 493, Kono =53

      Bombali = 686, Kambia = 56, Koinadugu = 68, Port Loko = 683, Tonkolili = 297

           Bo = 207, Bonthe = 2, Moyamba = 141, Pujehun = 28

          Western Area Urban = 893, Western Area Rural = 663

  • CUMULATIVE DEATHS

  • Total cumulative confirmed death is 1,180
  • Probable cases = 79

  • Probable deaths = 208

  • Suspected cases = 882

  • Suspected deaths = 157

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Society -Local News

7 Jailed For Illicit Mining

Ibrahim Sheriff , a carpenter of Faama Village, Keifala Aruna Sheriff, a farmer of Baoma Village, Lamin Sannoh I, miner of Dambala Village, Lamin Sannoh II, Mason of Lowoma Village, Sandy Massaquoi, miner of Jawa Village, Foday Koroma, farmer of Baoma Village and Ibrahim Koroma, a scholar of Dambala Village have been sent to jail by the presiding Magistrate, Alhaji Sulaiman Koroma of the Magistrate Court in Kenema for illicit mining contrary to Sec. 18(2) of cap 198 as amended by Sec. 4 of Act No 46 of 1969.

According to the particulars of offence, the seven accused persons on 6 November 2014 at Gola Rain Forest Reserve, Nomo Chiefdom in the Kenema Judicial District in the Eastern province of the Republic of Sierra Leone were found engaged in mining for gold without license. On the same date and at the same place, were found in a public meeting and gathering not related to Ebola sensitization.

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Development

KKY MOVEMENT DONATES TO NJALA UNIVERSITY

The Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella Movement in Sierra Leone has on behalf of Dr Kandeh Yumkella presented food items worth millions of Leones to students at Njala University.  The event took place over the weekend at the auditorium hall in Mokondi campus at Njala, Bo District, Southern Sierra Leone.

 In his presentation, National Coordinator of the students’ wing at Fourah Bay College, Moses E. N. Sesay, said the donation is part of Dr Yumkella’s support towards the student in the ongoing Ebola fight in the country especially those students residing in the campus from Kenema and Kailahun respectively.

  He said N’jala is at the bottom of Dr. Yumkella’s heart, who always remembers the university because it made him what he is today.

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Politics

PRESS RELEASE ON THE ARREST AND DETENTION OF DR. DAVID TAM BARYOH

ON JULY 31ST THIS YEAR, HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA MADE A BROADCAST TO THE NATION ON THE WAKE OF THE EBOLA OUTBREAK AND PROCLAIMED A PUBLIC STATE OF EMERGENCY PURSUANT TO SECTION 29, SUBSECTION 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SIERRA LEONE 1991 (ACT NO. 6 OF 1991) THAT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY RATIFIED BY PARLIAMENT AND GAZETTED ON AUGUST 18, 2014.

THE PROCLAMATION OF THE PUBLIC STATE OF EMERGENCY RESULTING FROM THE NEED TO CONTAIN AND ERADICATE THE EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MORE ROBUST MEASURES AND REGULATIONS.

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