Monthly Archives: October 2014

#WEWANTCHANGE: Five issues, five voices

IPI launches campaign highlighting challenges to press freedom worldwide VIENNA, Oct 30, 2014 – Criminal defamation laws, the imprisonment of journalists, violent attacks on journalists, endemic impunity for such crimes and a spate of emerging restrictions on digital journalism are

HEINEKEN majority owned subsidiaries Nigerian Breweries plc and Consolidated Breweries plc issue notice of Extraordinary General Meeting regarding Scheme of Merger

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE / Knowledgebylanes) — Heineken N.V.’s (EURONEXT: HEIA; OTCQX: HEINY) (‘HEINEKEN’) majority owned Nigerian subsidiaries Consolidated Breweries plc and Nigerian Breweries plc have today sent notices of Extraordinary General Meetings to be held on 4

Ebola Survivors Given Safety Net in Sierra Leone

When Saio Samura, a 38-year old driver in Freetown, Sierra Leone, died eight days after contracting the Ebola virus disease (EVD), all of his personal effects and household items were burned. This left his widow, M’balu, and their three children

EU Director of Operations Pays Courtesy Call On President Koroma

President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 29th October received the European Union Director of Operations and Humanitarian Aid Jean-Louis De Brouwer at State House. De Brouwer is in the country on a follow up visit of the European Union Response

President Koroma Launches 2014 Poppy Week

President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 28th October launched the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremonies at State House. The poppy week is a global event commemorated in memory of soldiers that fought and died during the first and second world wars.

China, Others Intensify Support to Eradicate Ebola

By State House Communications Unit As international response to the on-going Ebola outbreak heightens, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 28thOctober received at State House another set of donations from China to boost government’s efforts to stop the outbreak. The

President Koroma Issues Stern Warning to Traditional and Religious Leaders

On a working visit to Port Loko, Bombali and Tonkolili districts over the weekend, President Ernest Bai Koroma issued a stern warning to traditional and religious leaders to take responsibility to halt the spread of the virus in their chiefdoms

Christian Aid Distributes Emergency Food Aid to Quarantined Homes in Ebola ‘Hotspots’ to Prevent Starvation [press release]

Christian Aid is delivering emergency food and hygiene kits this week to some of the most vulnerable families under quarantine in two of Sierra Leone’s Ebola ‘hotspots’ in order to prevent families from starving. Pregnant women, single mothers, people living