President Ernest Bai Koroma, on Thursday May 5, met with a cross section of pensioners at State House in Freetown.
The meeting came following a call from the Acting President of Sierra Leone Labour Congress, Jennings Wright for government to look into conditions of pensioners in the country.
Delivering his address to mark International Workers Day last Monday, Wright said that the pensions received by many are disrespectful and disappointing.

Sierra Leone’s Justice Minister, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, said Friday he’d set up a Task Force to monitor the implementation of a parliamentary directive over the repayment of funds allocated for the fight against the Ebola epidemic which were embezzled.
An Auditor General report on the use of the funds last year found that millions of Leone were unaccounted for.
Following a huge public outcry, the Parliamentary Public Account Committee invited about a dozen officials for a month long hearing. Several of them were found wanting and asked to repay monies unaccounted for.... Read More

A supporter of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party, Pa Lahai Kamara, 75, is in a critical condition after being held in custody at the Central Police Station in Freetown for about 10 days, a senior party official said Friday.
Kamara was arrested together with dozens of supporters of the Sierra Leone People’s Party by the police on Wednesday April 27 in Freetown after the party allegedly defied police orders not to come out with their mast devil, Arie Wuteteh.
Kamara is admitted at the Police Hospital in Kingtom in Freetown.

A British Piano Technician, Gavin Crook has spent a week in Sierra Leone repairing spoilt pianos at the Ballantan Academy of Music.
Crook told Premier News in an interview on Wednesday in Freetown that most of the pianos at the musical academy have lost their normal sound system, and that he has come to repair them so that they could function effectively.
He said that he has repaired over 20 pianos since he came from UK, and that he hope of repairing more pianos before he returns to United Kingdom.

The breakthrough research brings hope that existing anti-cancer treatments could be used to treat the virus, which killed almost 12,000 in the recent epidemic in West Africa.
Led by Spanish scientist Cesar Muñoz-Fontela at the Heinrich Pette Institute in Germany, researchers have discovered an immune signature unique to Ebola fatalities.

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