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LIBERIA: WaterAid formulates Menstrual Hygiene Management program

WaterAid West Africa Staff and Partners at the close of the Training on Menstrual Hygiene Management, held in Nigeria recently

In a bid to strengthen the capacity of its staff and partners, and to provide essential information about its Menstrual Hygiene Program, WaterAid has conducted a week-long Training on Menstrual Hygiene Management. The exercise recently held in Nigeria is intended to ensure a robust training, awareness and advocacy on Menstrual Hygiene Management across West Africa.

Publish Date: Wednesday, November 16th 2016 | Read Comments

Sierra Leone to commemorate end of Ebola with 3-minutes of silence, Government Spokesman Bayraytay says

The government and people of Sierra Leone will observe 3 minutes of Silence Monday, November 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the declaration of the end of Ebola virus disease in the country by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO said a total of 28,616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases were reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone resulting in 11,310, deaths.

Publish Date: Tuesday, November 8th 2016 | Read Comments

President Obama Extends 18 month DED for Liberians after Homeland Security’s 6 month TPS Re-authorization for Sierra Leone, Guinea & Liberia

Amaha Kassa -2nd left-, founder and Executive Director of African Communities Together leads a rally to Save TPS under drenching rain outside US Immigration building at Federal Plaza in downtown New York City

Less than a week after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Jeh Johnson re-authorized an extension of 6 months Temporary Protected Status (TPS) assigned to Ebola Affected Countries namely Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Wednesday directing Secretary Johnson to implement an 18-month Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberian Citizens in the United States through March 31, 2018, according to a press release on the White House website. President Obama’s DED directive will automatically extends work permits for Liberians who were forced to flee from their country to the US because of an 11 year civil war between Sierra Leone. This DED extension doesn’t cover Liberians who did not have TPS on Sept. 30, 2007, certain criminals and people subject to the mandatory bars to TPS and those whose removal is in the interest of the United States, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Wednesday

Publish Date: Monday, October 3rd 2016 | Read Comments

Sierra Leone: A call for God’s Love and Presence in the midst of adversities

By Aroun Rashid Deen – New York City Aug 11, 2016 – In an undated poem titled In The Midst of My Pain, Christian author, poet, song writer and playwright, Margaret C. Mullings, calls for God’s Love and Presence in the midst of adversities. The first stanza reads: In the midst of my pain Do not allow my living be in vain. For I must not kick and shove I must be harmless as a dove. Yet I need Your wisdom from above For the storms are raging and the waters Threaten to over take me…the dark Clouds are gathering…but... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Sunday, August 14th 2016 | Read Comments

Sierra Leonean Soul Star Azania to Deliver Shetek Conference Keynote Address

Azania Noah

After two years in Europe, singer, songwriter and producer Azania Noah returned to New York City on Thursday. Azania will deliver the 2016 Shetek Conference on Saturday at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. Shetek Conference was initiated in 2013 in New York to further the progress of professional women in entertainment including music, television, film and technology. Panelists at Shetek Conference are exclusively women which organizers say is an appropriate way to “empower and promote” women’s roles in the entertainment industry.

Publish Date: Friday, July 15th 2016 | Read Comments