While Sierra Leone is slowly but surely fighting to reduce its Ebola death toll, Liberia’s case is reportedly getting worse by the day. This was confirmed by the head of the United States’s top public health body.
The Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called for “urgent action” to fight Ebola, a deadly form of hemorrhagic fever that causes vomiting, diarrhea and internal bleeding. With Liberia struggling to contain the spread of the virus, Tom Frieden met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf earlier this week to discuss ways to combat the current outbreak. Continue reading In Liberia… Ebola Gets Worse *624 Deaths
As the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the country intensifies, the film production company Visual Arts media, located in the East of Freetown has produced the titled ‘Balance Ebola 2’ released on the 27th August, 2014.
The movie which starred Sierra Leone’s most popular comedian ‘Sara De Greatm,’ is aimed at confirming the reality of the disease with sensitization messages for people to put themselves on the safer side through the adoption of preventive practices to avoid any potential contact. Continue reading As Visual Arts Steps Up… Sara On Ebola
By Samuel Ibrahim Koroma
Following recent claims by Honorable Alhassan Kamara of Constituency 96 that he has implemented development projects in Ward 347, stakeholders at the Kola Tree community, Orugu, Allen Town, in the outskirts of Freetown and Mayenkeneh, Calabatown, East of Freetown are also claiming his pronouncement to be untrue.
It could be recalled that during a recent program held on Tumac Radio, Hon. Alhassan Kamara informed his listening audience that he had fenced the cemetery, rehabilitated minor roads leading to the highway, provided public toilet and water well facilities, and ensured that the Allen Town Community gets sustainable electricity supply. According to members of that community the MP’s statement was “bogus.” Continue reading “MP Alhasan Kamara Is A Liar” -Constituency Members Claim
By Mustapha Sesay (FBC Intern)
The Resident Minister, Eastern Region Mr. Maya Kaikai, during the Kenema Ebola Task Force weekly press briefing disclosed that the sum of Forty-Five Million Leones (Le45m) is needed every week to run the Ebola Case Management Center in Kenema.
The Minister revealed that Kenema district has, as of yesterday, a total of 291 cases and 138 recorded deaths, while Kailahun had confirmed 411 cases and 180 confirmed dead. He added that the two districts have so far bore the brunt of the Ebola virus since the outbreak. Continue reading Over Lack of Requisite Ebola Funds… Minister Cries
By Mustapha Sesay (FBC Intern)
One of the defence Lawyers for the 14 alleged mutineers on the ongoing Court Martial trials has objected to exhibit tendered in court on the grounds of authenticity.
During his submission, defence Lawyer Ishmael Philip Mamie argued that, the “purported original document tendered does not in any way reflect the photocopy of a particular document that was served on the defence” while adding that, what was shown to the 6 accused was a photocopy of certain document label EX 01 and not the original. Continue reading At Court Martial…Defence Lawyer Rejects Exhibit
By Abdulai Gbla
The water filtering company in Kissy, East end of Freetown, Bokum Pure Water, has joined the Government of Sierra Leone and international partners in the campaign against the Ebola Virus by engaging residents of the Kissy community.
The awareness campaign which was held on Saturday focused on awareness and prevention, with over 100 residents taking part in the process.
The representatives of the company had also presented to the various communities 250 liters size containers, chlorine and soap, among others, as part of their effort in the ongoing Ebola battle in the country. Continue reading Bokum Champions ‘No to Ebola Campaign’ In Kissy
Junior M. Kamara
To complement the Government of Sierra Leone in eradicating the deadly Ebola virus, Flaming Evangelical Church and Destiny Shipping Agencies have donated the sum of One Hundred Million Leones to the Government of Sierra Leone.
The donation was made on 27th August, 2014 at the Flaming Evangelical church compound at Ascension Town in Freetown amidst the presence of government ministers and other dignitaries. Continue reading Flaming Evangelical Church And Destiny Shipping Company Agency Donate To Government Of Sierra Leone
By Abdulai Gbla
Defense for Children International DCI, a child advocacy organization in Sierra Leone has disclosed plans of reaching to 36 communities around the country to carryout robust Ebola sensitization and other related issues pertaining to children.
A Press Statement by DCI, dated 22nd August 2014, states that presently they are focused on children issues as an organization in the fight against the deadly Ebola epidemic in the country. Continue reading DCI Targets 36 Communities on Ebola