Jun 042014
 
Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update 4 June 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update   Guinea Between 29 May and 1 June 2014, 37 new cases and 21 new deaths were reported from the following 5 districts: Conakry, 3 new cases and 0 deaths; Gueckedou, 11 new cases and 13 deaths; Macenta, 4 […]

May 302014
 
Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update   Guinea   Cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak continue to be reported from new (Telimele and Boffa) and some affected districts (Conakry and Macenta) that did not report cases for more than 42 days. […]

May 292014
 

Flash update from MSF in Sierra Leone, South Sudan and the Central African Republic GENEVA, Switzerland, May 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Please find below short updates from Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the Central African Republic, where new clashes broke out in Bangui yesterday, from Sierra Leone, where our teams […]

May 122014
 
Fraud Warning and Fake Kimberley Process Certificates for Sierra Leone and Guinea

  Fraud Warning and Fake Kimberley Process Certificates for Sierra Leone and Guinea WASHINGTON, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 9, 2014     The Department of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection is advising the […]

May 092014
 
Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello confirms Ireland's strengthened engagement in Sierra Leone

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD reiterated Ireland’s commitment to strengthening relations with Sierra Leone following the decision to open an Irish embassy in Freetown and the nomination of an Irish Ambassador.   Speaking during at an event at Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin to […]

May 062014
 
Sierra Leone's Minister of Foreign Affairs International Cooperation and delegation paid a courtesy call on The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in UAE

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs International Cooperation and delegation paid a courtesy call on The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in UAE   ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Monday 5th May, 2014 at 1pm, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of The Republic […]

Apr 262014
 
On the Occasion of the Republic of Sierra Leone's National Day

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC April 25, 2014   On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to Sierra Leoneans as you celebrate 53 years of independence on April 27. We are all profoundly aware […]

Apr 252014
 
Sierra Leone to be reviewed by UN Committee Against Torture

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Committee Against Torture is due to review Sierra Leone’s record for the first time on 1 and 2 May in sessions that will be webcast live.   Sierra Leone is one of the 155 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, […]

Oct 042013
 
Sierra Leone Conflict Victims Receive Compensation

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sierra Leone’s National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has begun the distribution of rehabilitation grants to 1,138 forced amputees and 162 of the country’s most vulnerable, severely wounded conflict victims. The purpose of the rehabilitation grants is to fill critical social protection gaps and enable the […]

Sep 132013
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, September 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Ms. Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi visited Freetown during September 3–12 to carry out follow-up discussions on Sierra Leone’s economic and financial program for 2013–16 that could be supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission […]

Sep 122013
 
LUKOIL Starts Exploration Drilling in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, September 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Official events attended by Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Gennady Gatilov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, and Andrey Kuzyaev, President of LUKOIL Overseas (http://www.lukoil.com), have been held today in Sierra Leone on the occasion of the launch of […]

Jul 242013
 

West Africa cholera down but officials vigilant   DAKAR, 24 July 2013 (IRIN) – Some 1,700 people in West Africa have contracted cholera since mid-June, showing a significant decline compared to the same seven-week period in 2012 when 11,834 were affected. Overall, 50,439 people contracted cholera in West and Central Africa in 2012, according to […]