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President Bio is concerned about creating a new country. Corruption––whether organized or petit––and scandals, small or large, are no more as government officials in his administration have all realized that a new dawn has come and spread in Sierra Leone. President Bio has and continues to reach out for wisdom and the best advice from all Sierra Leoneans in-country and abroad, including from the opposition as well as from people who once criticized him. News Op-ed 

President Bio Takes Sierra Leone to the Next Level.

The Editor, Good Leadership is about humility, self-consciousness, character, openness, and vision.  It is about focus and the desire to cherish new ideas and count on individuals who can contribute to one’s vision and priorities. Sierra Leone’s new president retired general Julius Maada Bio gets it.  Since taking office, President Bio has won the hearts and minds of Sierra Leoneans.  He has forged connection and made national unity and honest reconciliation a bedrock.  He has relied on the talent, professionalism, and experiences of Sierra Leoneans with meaningful contributions to make…

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Liberia Must Keep Its Borders Closed!

E D I T O R I A L News this week that the Liberian government was lifting the curfew it imposed in the wake of the Ebola outbreak must be welcomed, but not so fast that it is lifting the border closure with Liberia’s neighbors of Guinea, and Sierra Leone! This is bad policy and it is serious, and especially press reports that the borders are poorly manned! Liberia once the hotbed of the crisis has scored an enormous victory against ebola, although not wholly as few cases in…

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WHO: Sierra Leone Ebola Spread Slowing

APA—Sierra Leone, the country worst affected by Ebola, has 250 new confirmed cases in the past week; but the spread of the deadly virus in the country is slowing down, according to the World Health Organization. The UN special agency for health, WHO, confirmed here, on Thursday, that the epidemic had claimed 8,235 lives out of 20,747 known cases worldwide over the past year. Over all, 838 health workers have been infected, killing 495 of them, says WHO; citing the figures by authorities in nine countries with Guinea, Liberia and…

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Ebola: Sierra Leone Talk Show Host Detained

Radio Talk Show Host David Tam Baryoh Is jailed For Criticizing President Bai Koroma Freetown (AFP) – Sierra Leone said Wednesday it was holding a journalist in a maximum security prison after a guest on his radio show criticised President Ernest Bai Koroma’s handling of the Ebola outbreak. “The detention came from an executive order which was signed by President Ernest Koroma and it was executed by the police,” said government spokesman Abdulai Bayratay. “The president has the power to do this under the public order state of emergency regulations…

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TWO-WEEK-OLD BABY GIRL SURVIVES EBOLA IN SIERRA LEONE

By Francis Martel In a striking case of perseverance that may be among the youngest instances of Ebola survival in the history of the disease, a two-week-old baby near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, was declared Ebola-free after enduring the ravages of the illness since before birth. The baby, who does not yet have a name, contracted Ebola from her mother, identified by the Awareness Times as Isatu Mansaray. Mansaray tested positive for Ebola while pregnant, shortly before entering labor, and gave birth to the baby while Ebola-positive. Doctors report that…

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