By Dennis Kabatto – After an emotional homecoming to Freetown, Sierra Leone in December 2016, the Krio Descendants Union Northeast Chapter will assemble in New Brunswick, New Jersey for its 9th Family Reunion. Organizers announced Sunday, August 27th that tickets are no longer available for sale on the social media site Eventbrite but advised that they could accommodate last minute orders via email for the three day events that kicks off on Friday, September 1st – Sunday, September 3rd at the Hyatt Hilton Hotel in downtown New Brunswick. The Reunion is expected to draw hundreds of members, friends, families and... Continue Reading
As part of efforts to ensure that Liberians, especially rural dwellers have access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene, a local NGO constructing WASH facilities, has begun WASH training for rural communities.
Eleven Communities in Grand Cape Mount county are benefiting from the Initiative through hand pump mechanic and WASH software training.
The project is undertaken by the Community Development Services (CODES), with support from WaterAid/Irish Aid WASH project in Cape Mount.
As Nigeria's government emphasizes the need to diversify its economy away from oil, many Nigerians, corporate organisations, religious bodies and learning institutions as well as individuals including the youth are embracing agriculture in all its value chain to boost food production and guarantee good security.
One of such companies is CHITOLA Farms into the production of diverse farming business including mushrooms production and marketing. Mushrooms Development Foundation Nigeria, MDF-N, a subsidiary of ChiTola Farms has just entered into partnership with the Babcock University Ilishan, Remo, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria to boost the production of high breed edible mushrooms for local consumption as well as for the export market.
Presidential Spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay confirmed on Wednesday that the United States has placed restrictions on business and tourism visas for Sierra Leone immigration and foreign affairs ministry officials.
The Trump administration visa restrictions on four African and Asian countries including Sierra Leone became effective on Thursday, September 14, 2017 after they refused to accept deported citizens from the United States
….concurs with House of Representatives – By: WASH R&E “Media” Network – The Liberian Senate has finally passed the long awaited National Water Supply and Sanitation Commission Act. The Act had been languishing at the Senate since 2016, after it was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives. Now that the Upper House (Senate) has concurred with the Lower House of Representatives on the passage of the WASH Commission Act, it now goes before the President for approval, and printed into law. The Act seeks to ensure vibrant Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector supported by direct National Government and… Continue Reading
A Zimbabwean music producer is making waves after doing a collaboration with popular South African house music artiste L’vovo Derrango.
Tapfumanashe Rujeko spoke to Shout-Africa about the song ‘Zunza’ which has been getting a lot of airplay on the local music scene and said all he was overwhelmed by the response he got from music lovers.
The late Cannon, Dr. Arthur Dave Omopeh Wright, MD, of 8 Wright Drive, Marjay Town in Freetown who prior to his retirement was Sierra Leone’s only ear, nose and throat surgeon specialist died on Wednesday 26 July, 2017 in Virginia, USA. He was 79.
His son Davey confirmed his death without specification of the cause of death.
WaterAid Liberia, through its Transboundary Programme for Liberia & Sierra Leone, commissioned an Environmental, Social and Health Impact Scoping Study to understand the potential impacts of ongoing activities on sustainable access to WASH in key cross-border communities in Liberia.
The Environmental, Social and Health Impact Scoping Report focuses on Sustainability Appraisal for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services in 45 communities in selected Districts of Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu Counties, Western Liberia.
The Tanzania’s leading think tank institution the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) has yet conducted another potential training in fish farming which has benefited stakeholders from various circles.
This is in its continued efforts to empower entrepreneurs and other people from all-walks -of life. Being one of the outreach programmes, 253 people benefited in multiple ways from watching documentaries, interactive lectures to exhibitions on the fish farms, ponds and tank fish keeping.
Figures released today reveal the scale of the challenge ahead to bring universal access to water and sanitation in Liberia by 2030, the international development organisation WaterAid has said.
WaterAid’s analysis of figures released today by the Joint Monitoring Programme-a body set up by UNICEF and the World Health Organization to collate data on water and sanitation coverage, shows that Liberia will deliver a community source of clean water within a 30-minute round trip to everyone by 2071.