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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.


Business News

2015 budget targets four hundred billion dollars for Ebola

Freetown, October 1 (SLENA) - The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has on Tuesday September 30, 2014 commenced discussions on the Medium Term Expenditure FrameworkMTEF) for 2015-2017 for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at the Ministry’s Conference Room in Freetown.

The allocation for the 2015 Financial Year is four hundred million dollars ($ 400 million and will mostly be directed to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation for the fight against the Ebola outbreak.

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development is expected to lay and read the budget for 2015 and its Medium Term Perspective in Parliament on Friday 31st October 2014.


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.



Mallam O. reflects from the divided city of Cape Town in South Africa
The marvelously colourful Njala University College's (NUC) prospectus of the early 80s made him so convinced -- THAT was the best place for him to pursue a Masters degree in West Africa. 
Why shouldn't he want to study at Njala University College at that time? Drawing from the fact that its sister college, Fourah Bay College, the first University in West Africa, had John-the-Baptisted quality tertiary education in the region. NUC, then a constituent college of the University of Sierra Leone, must equally be an address for international students. No doubt. And it was for me.
He landed from Britain to a beautiful rainy-season-just-ending weather at Lungi International Airport. There was a subtle gust of a mixture of breeze from the sea and the rivers that snake into the surroundings of Lungi township, as he disembarked from the plane. He had seen the sky-blue colour below and thought the sky itself must have willingly shared its content with this land below; a land whose beauty he had come to bask in.

View Point

Clampdown on Bike Riders…The Police are Only Fooling Themselves Big Time!

The Sierra Leone Police are a big disgrace; it’s an entity that is so far removed from respectable policing practice. They little deserve our tax money, or our respect.   

  Respect, to them, is second place; their first choice is what they can garner out of people, and their chief disport at the moment is the motor bike riders, who are the wretched of the earth in Sierra Leone.

  Bike riders have no respect here, and people easily forget about the vital service they are providing in a city that lacks proper planning, a city that is tailor-made for motorbikes. All everyone remembers is their unruliness, their dirty attire, and rude tongues!


News - Press Release

  • Total Survived and Released Patients  =  441
  • New Confirmed cases  = 24, as follows:

  Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 1, Kono = 0

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

  Bo = 4, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 2, Pujehun = 0

  Western Area Urban = 12, Western Area Rural = 4

  • Cumulative confirmed cases = 2,184 as follows:

      Kailahun = 529, Kenema = 428, Kono =19

           Bombali =227, Kambia =18, Koinadugu =0, Port Loko =295, Tonkolili = 78

           Bo = 100, Bonthe = 1, Moyamba = 57, Pujehun = 19

          Western Urban = 243, Western Rural = 169

  • Total cumulative confirmed death is 550
  • Probable cases = 37
  • Probable deaths = 37
  • Suspected cases = 221
  • Suspected deaths = 11

Society -Local News

SLPP Minority Leader Donate 500 Bags of Rice to Kenema & Kailahun Ebola Task Force

In what was a very well attended Kenema District Ebola Taskforce meeting, the Minority Leader of Parliament, Hon Dr Bernadette Lahai, presented on behalf of Mr Mohamed Mahdi Sesay of State House 500 (25kg) bags rice to both Kenema and Kailahun that are the epicenters of the Ebola epidemic.  Kenema and Kailahun received 300 and 200 bags, respectively.

Dr Lahai said Mr Sesay is a philanthropist who was urged to make the donation based on the fact that the people of Kenema and Kailahun have shown political tolerance and leadership, especially during the visit of President Koroma to the two districts that are the epicenter of Ebola.



“Eid- Al- Adha” is Saturday October 4

The Muslim Eid al-Adha would fall on Saturday, October 4, Saudi Arabia announced early this week.

Eid al-Adha marks the end of hajj, a religious pilgrimage undertaken by millions of Muslims each year to Mecca here in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi authorities also announced that the Day of Arafat, the most important day of hajj, would fall on Friday, October 3.



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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