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IITA, Sierra Leone Sign Agreement for Food Security

IITA, Sierra Leone Sign Agreement for Food Security

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA, has signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture, to partner with the government on reduction of malnutrition and ensuring food security in the country. The MoU entails the introduction of new crop varieties and cultivation techniques, the reopening of IITA station in

Sierra Leone Vice President Sacked

Sierra Leone’s Vice-President, Samuel Sam-Sumana, has been sacked for seeking political asylum in a foreign embassy, the president’s office said on Wednesday. President Ernest Bai Koroma said the Vice President was sacked because he had “abandoned” his duties. On Saturday, March 14, Sam-Sumana said he had asked for asylum in the US because his life

Ebola: Willoughby, Sierra Leone’s Foremost Doctor Dies

Victor Willoughby, Sierra Leone’s foremost Ebola physician has been confirmed dead after contracting the deadly infectious disease. Brima Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s chief medical officer said Willoughby died earlier today just a few days after he tested positive for Ebola. The death of Willoughby makes it the 11th doctor in the country to die from the

EBOLA: UN Running Behind Schedule

The rising number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone have brought the United Nations Ebola Emergency Response Mission to declare that it would not be able to meet the initial December 1 deadline for curtailing the deadly virus. This was confirmed by Anthony Banbury, the head of the Mission. In September, UNMEER had projected that

US: Ebola-Infected Doctor In Critical Condition

A doctor receiving care in the United States after contracting Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone is said to still be in “extremely life-threatening” condition. Martin Salia, a US resident who was infected with the deadly hemorrhagic fever while treating patients in his home country, was flown to Omaha, Nebraska for treatment on Saturday Salia,

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Drama At Lagos Airport As Cured Ebola Patient Arrives

There was a mild drama at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos yesterday as a Nigerian, who had already been cured of Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone arrived the country aboard a Royal Air Maroc flight. Theophilus Onnakhinon, who had been cured of Ebola was flown from Sierra Leone by the airline. A

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