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  • GoWoman Magazine on Sale now

    GoWoman Magazine on Sale now

    The current issue of GoWoman is now available at the following distribution points: Freetown, Sierra Leone: St Mary’s Supermarket, Hill Station Kotintri Gifts, Pultney Street Nassim Supermarket, Spur Road Balmaya, Congo Cross Payless Supermarket Bliss Patisserie, Wilkinson Road Afromeric, Garrison Street by Victoria Park. Or call 079 164641 for local delivery Accra, Ghana: Printex, Osu Badu Street, Airport [...]

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Ebola stricken surgeon from Sierra Leone Dr. Martin Salia has died in Nebraska

Ebola stricken surgeon from Sierra Leone Dr. Martin Salia has died in Nebraska

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Doctors at the Nebraska treatment center that received Sierra Leonean surgeon Martin Salia after he was evacuated from Freetown have announced that he has died. Dr. Salia’s condition was described as critical when he arrived in Omaha on Saturday and by Sunday afternoon doctors said that his organs had failed. He was pronounced dead on [...]

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Journalist Tam Bayoh bailed after 11 days in detention in Sierra Leone

Journalist Tam Bayoh bailed after 11 days in detention in Sierra Leone

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

David Tam Bayoh a radio journalist  arrested on November 3 2014 and held at Pa Demba Road Prison in Freetown is free. He was released on SLL 50 Million bail on Friday November 14. The conditions of his bail are that he is to report to the police every week. Tam Bayoh was arrested on [...]

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Spotted on Facebook: New “Cocobeh” branded rice in Sierra Leone

Spotted on Facebook: New “Cocobeh” branded rice in Sierra Leone

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Facebook user from Sierra Leone living in the diaspora just posted these photos on Facebook with the caption: “APC don bring rice way name Cocobeh”. All I have to say to that is hmmm. Those of us on The Fing Fing Observation Deck no longer comment on these things. A mere “hmmm” will have [...]

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Sierra Leone’s President signs arrest order for journalist Tam Bayoh

Sierra Leone’s President signs arrest order for journalist Tam Bayoh

| November 7, 2014 | 3 Comments

Sierra Leonean talk radio host, and journalist David Tam Bayoh was arrested in Freetown four days ago for comments he made on his show. The President of Sierra Leone signed an executive order that prompted his arrest. Tam Bayoh has not been charged, and is in ill health. This is not the first time that [...]

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Sierra Leone Weddings: Yvonne and David wed in New York

Sierra Leone Weddings: Yvonne and David wed in New York

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yvonne and David met in Freetown, Sierra Leone last year. She was there on vacation and her best friend made the introductions. She says it was love at first sight. Six weeks after meeting David, he proposed. These love birds were married at a small intimate ceremony in New York 8 months after they met. [...]

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New Video: Sierra Leone’s Jimmy B headlines new Ebola4Go song  (MUST WATCH)

New Video: Sierra Leone’s Jimmy B headlines new Ebola4Go song (MUST WATCH)

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Ebola we go chakachaka you, scatter scatter you” ~ Jimmy B  

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57 await ambulance pickup, as 15 year old dies of ebola symptoms in Sierra Leone

57 await ambulance pickup, as 15 year old dies of ebola symptoms in Sierra Leone

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

15 year old Augusta Vandy was one of 5 children orphaned by ebola when both of her parents, and an aunt died of the virus in Sierra Leone. The family of 2 boys and 3 girls live in Wellington, on the outskirts of the city of Freetown. Since their parents’ death the children managed with [...]

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How a Facebook post helped children orphaned by ebola in Sierra Leone

How a Facebook post helped children orphaned by ebola in Sierra Leone

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

How a Facebook post helped children orphaned by ebola in Sierra Leone Yesterday I received a Facebook message from a woman in the diaspora trying to get help for an ebola affected family in Sierra Leone. She had sent messages to the Facebook page of the Ministry of Health but no one had responded. Five [...]

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Kevin Bacon’s #ShakeEbolaOff dance for Sierra Leone health fundraiser

Kevin Bacon’s #ShakeEbolaOff dance for Sierra Leone health fundraiser

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kevin Bacon just took the #ShakeEbolaOff dance challenge and donated to Emergency USA’s #EndEbolaNow Campaign. Emergency USA is running a hospital in Sierra Leone providing services to 1000 patients. You can support their work by taking the #ShakeEbolaOff Challenge and donating to the cause. To take the challenge all you have to do is to boost [...]

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VIDEO: American actor Jeffrey Wright leads #CrushEbolaNow celebrity campaign

VIDEO: American actor Jeffrey Wright leads #CrushEbolaNow celebrity campaign

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Ebola has not yet come into contact with modern medicine in West Africa. But when protocols for the provision of high quality ‘supportive care’ are followed, the case fatality rate for Ebola may be lower than 20 percent.” ~ Dr. Paul Farmer co-founder, Partners In Health   On October 10th CNN debut a video appeal [...]

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Foreign health experts in Sierra Leone surrender some ebola care to families

Foreign health experts in Sierra Leone surrender some ebola care to families

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to a report from the New York Times, some families in Sierra Leone with no place to go for adequate ebola care will now be allowed to keep their sick at home. Foreign health experts there say that the government and international community will not be able to mobilize enough hospital beds, and train [...]

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Air France joins British Airways, halts flight to Sierra Leone as ebola fears rise

Air France joins British Airways, halts flight to Sierra Leone as ebola fears rise

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although the World Health Organization has reported that in flight ebola transmission risks are low, British Airways has extended its suspension of flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia thru December 31 2014. Passengers are being rebooked via other West African nations like Ghana and Nigeria from where they are expected to make their own arrangements. Bimbola Carrol [...]

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We need help: Sierra Leone Women’s Appeal

We need help: Sierra Leone Women’s Appeal

| August 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

I am writing to you today because my country is in a state of a medical emergency as Sierra Leone tries to cope with the current ebola outbreak. As of today there have been 887 ebola deaths in the region of which 214 have been in Sierra Leone. With 591 confirmed ebola cases we currently [...]

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Sierra Leone weekly video news round up No. 4

Sierra Leone weekly video news round up No. 4

| May 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

Here are the top 5 things that made the news in and around Sierra Leone for the Week of May 18 – May 24 2014 1. Sierra Leonean girls trade sex for mobile phones – Reuters 2. I am cut not mutilated. The term FGM is degrading – London Evening Standard 3. Sierra Leone AU [...]

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Vickie Remoe presents Sierra Leone weekly video news round up No. 3

Vickie Remoe presents Sierra Leone weekly video news round up No. 3

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here are the top 5 things that made the news in and around Sierra Leone for the Week of April 28 2014 – May 4 2014 “After U an U” – The rumored 3rd term – Awareness Times – Don’t scare us with Gbago scenarios – John Baimba Sesay – in Sierra Express blames the [...]

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Vickie Remoe presents Sierra Leone weekly video news roundup No. 2

Vickie Remoe presents Sierra Leone weekly video news roundup No. 2

| April 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here are the top 5 things making the news in Sierra Leone and abroad for the Week of April 21-27. 1. Cubans trace roots to remote village in Sierra Leone -  BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-25876023 2. State House Press Release confirms that Sam Bangura Jr and 2 others have been Sacked at NASSIT. Politico SL – reports [...]

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Vickie Remoe presents Sierra Leone weekly news video roundup No. 1

Vickie Remoe presents Sierra Leone weekly news video roundup No. 1

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here are the top 5 things making the news in Sierra Leone and abroad for the Week of April 13-20. 1. 14 soldiers charged with mutiny at Teko Barracks in Makeni denied bail. (Politicosl) 2. Musu Konneh – 24 yr old Sierra Leonean police officer who placed 20th at the London marathon has made contact [...]

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Sierra Leone’s diamond rich Kono district has highest number of rape cases

Sierra Leone’s diamond rich Kono district has highest number of rape cases

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Diamond rich Kono district has the highest reported number of rape cases for 2013 in Sierra Leone. The Rainbo Centre at the Koidu Government Hospital in Kono district registered 290 rape cases from January to November. Formerly the Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) the Rainbow Centres were launched by the International Rescue Committee in 2003 [...]

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New Sierra Leone Fashion: Rep Freetown Royally and Kenema Matters

New Sierra Leone Fashion: Rep Freetown Royally and Kenema Matters

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two of Sierra Leone’s best fashion brands have something new for your summer wardrobe. And the best part of their offerings is that Kenema and Royal Dynamite are unisex.   Dem cool kids over at Royal Dynamite HQ in California just launched the Freetown Collection. Green, White, and Blue statement T-SHIRTS and hats to help [...]

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The 10 most played songs in Sierra Leone this festive season

The 10 most played songs in Sierra Leone this festive season

| January 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

As the last of the festive JCs return home to face the harsh western hemisphere conditions, you need not feel left out if you were unable to make the trip back home this (well last) year! Here at SwitSalone we are determined to make sure you  do not miss out entirely, I mean we may [...]

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Sierra Leone hosts first ebola survivors conference in Kenema

Sierra Leone hosts first ebola survivors conference in Kenema

| October 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Forty ebola survivors were in Kenema, in Eastern Sierra Leone yesterday attending the first ebola survivors conference. The two-day conference was organized by UNICEF in partnership with the Ministry of Gender and Social Welfare. The goal of the conference was to collect testimonials from the survivors on their experiences at the management centers, and to [...]

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