Monthly Archives: July 2014

Address to the Nation on the Ebola Outbreak By His Excellency The President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma July 30, 2014 [document]

Today, I ask the entire nation to mourn with the families of our national heroes including Dr. Sheik Humarru Khan who lost their lives battling the Ebola outbreak in our country. They were true patriots, paragons of service. We must

Rising Ebola cases strain health workers

KENEMA/KAILAHUN/FREETOWN/MONROVIA 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - A shortage of trained health workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea who can treat Ebola victims and prevent further spread of the deadly disease is hampering response efforts, say Health Ministry and

Agencies fighting Ebola reach “breaking point”

KENEMA/KAILAHUN/FREETOWN/MONROVIA 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - A shortage of trained health workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea who can treat Ebola victims and prevent further spread of the deadly disease is hampering response efforts, say Health Ministry and

‘I Was Told I Would Die If I Ever Talked About FGM’ – UK Victim

When Alimatu Dimonekene underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a teenager in Sierra Leone, she was told she would die if she ever spoke about it. For more than 20 years she struggled with terrible flashbacks, depression and pain. Then

In Restructuring the Energy Sector, Pres. Koroma Calls for a New Approach

President Ernest Bai Koroma has on Monday 21st July 2014 called for a new and holistic approach in addressing problems of the energy sector by unbundling distribution and transmission in the said ministry. President Koroma made the declaration while addressing

President Koroma Calls for International Support to Fight Ebola

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has called for international support to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in particular and the sub-region in general. He made this plea while addressing journalists on the occasion of the signing of

President Koroma Tours Development Projects in Benin

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 16th July was taken on a whirlwind tour of the Songhai center in Porto Novo as well as the Port of Cotonou in the Republic of Benin. Led on the conducted tour by

On the Front Lines of Justice – the Struggle for Accountability in National Contexts [analysis]

In the aftermath of massive crimes like genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, trials held in countries where the crimes occurred serve to reaffirm fundamental rights and dignity of victims and foster the rule of law. Such trials are