Stats SL is all set to collaborate with the John Hopkins University, which is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland in the united States, to conduct an Ebola survivors study .Whilst on a visit to the stats SL headquarters on AJ momoh Street in Freetown on Tuesday 7th January 2019, Associate Professor Philip Anglewicz from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health said that the visit is aimed at finding a common ground of collaboration with Stats SL on the planned study. He indicated that being that that the epidemic ended five years ago, the research is important so that the social features of Ebola, which has attracted very little research, can be established.
The vice president's trip will be the first-ever high-level visit from India to the two countries, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will be on a visit to Comoros and Sierra Leone from October 10-14 during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of those countries to give a new momentum to bilateral ties as part of India's Africa outreach policy.
The vice president's trip will be the first-ever high-level visit from India to the two countries, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has attended the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, which brought the world’s sustainability community together and set the agenda for the discussions and debate for the week. In his opening statement, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said that UAE would continue its vital role in uniting efforts to find solutions to the major challenges facing the world today, adding that it was time to chart a common path to building a promising and sustainable future for all.
The EU Delegation to Sierra Leone on 4th October 2019, organized an EU Youth Event on "Climate Change and the role of youth in building a sustainable society", which brought together numerous school pupils and university students from Freetown to discuss with EU and other key policy makers and stakeholders, including the Ministry of Environment, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Mayor of Freetown, civil society, and climate activists to climax the EU Climate Diplomacy Week at the British Council Auditorium in Freetown.
In the run up to the event, 10 secondary schools were invited to participate in an arts competition on the theme of climate change. Among the topics chosen by the students were the problems of deforestation, water and soil pollution and unsustainable waste management.
One of Sierra Leone’s energy development partners, Mohamed Ammar, who was STEG International Services’ General Manager, has been appointed Minister of Renewable Energy in Tunisia. Mohamed Ammar started his career as electrical engineer over 25 years ago working for STEG Tunisia and rose through the ranks to become its General Manager. Since his appointment as General Manager, he led the company to be present in several African countries south of the Sahara. Mohamed Ammar’s STEG International Services was awarded an eleven million United States Dollars (US$11m) contract in 2014, through an international competitive
Colleague Heads of State and Government,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,
I congratulate you Mr. President, on your assumption of the responsibility to steer the work of the Seventy-Fourth Session of the General Assembly. I assure you of Sierra Leone’s full support during your tenure.
I applaud Her Excellency Madam Fernanda Espinosa Garces of Ecuador, for the effective manner in which she conducted the previous session.