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NEWS : Politics
APC Terrorizes Journalists
Cabinet Ministers in the All People’s Congress (APC) led government have been terrorizing journalists for the past one week. A total of six journalists were arrested and detained in police cells on the orders of the Minister of Lands, Allieu Pat-Sowe and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Joseph Sam Sesay. It all started on Monday 13th December 2010 when Minister Pat-Sowe ordered the arrest and detention of four independent newspaper journalists. As if that was the start of a war on journalists, Agriculture Minister Joseph Sam Sesay followed his colleague’s trend on Thursday 16th December 2010 by ordering the arrest of two radio journalists in Bo, southern Sierra Leone.
Dec 20, 2010, 12:40

NEWS : Politics
Following a successful nationwide tour… Alpha Wurie Completes 50m Payment
One of the leading aspirants in the flagbearer contest of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Dr. Alpha Wurie, has completed his fifty million leones (Le50,000,000) registration payment to the party’s national executive at an auspicious occasion held at the Wallace Johnson Street Headquarters of the party on Friday 17th December 2010. As the December 31st deadline draws near, Dr. Alpha Wurie is the seventh, out of the twenty three aspirants who had earlier paid the initial ten million leones (Le10,000,000), to complete his payment.
Dec 20, 2010, 12:38

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, TBAs Wage War Against Maternal Deaths
In an effort to reduce the high infant and maternal mortality in the country, UNFPA in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender and Social Welfare have supported Traditional Births Attendants (TBAs) in all fifteen chiefdoms in Bo district to embark on massive advocacy on the need for pregnant women to deliver in hospitals and the need for TBA’S to do all deliveries in hospitals together with a train and qualified mid-wife. The campaign also looked at gender based violence, HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, early initiation of girls into the Bondo society amongst others. The campaign was organized simultaneously in all fifteen chiefdoms by the TBA’S and partners, who were all dedicated and committed to the objectives of the campaign .Over one hundred TBAs took part in the campaign and community meetings, village–to-village outreach and traditional drama formed part of the programmes throughout the fifteen chiefdoms. The chiefdoms include Kakua, Baoma, Valunia, Bagbo, Lugbu, Gbo and Selenga.
Dec 20, 2010, 12:32

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Gomna’s Children Launches This Week
An educative novel titled Gomna’s Children would be launched in Freetown on Wednesday 22nd December 2010. The novel which was drafted to reflect the history of Sierra Leone is authored by a proud son of Sierra Leone known as Siaka Kroma. He was educated in Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America. Siaka Kroma, based in Nairobi Kenya, is already in town to launch the book that will help Sierra Leoneans and the world at large understand the history of Sierra Leone, especially during the colonial era and the participation of Sierra Leone in the Second World War.
Dec 20, 2010, 12:30

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, One Killed in Gun Attack
Unidentified gunmen have killed a female resident of College Road, Congo Cross in Freetown. Yealie Kargbo was shot dead following a deadly attack launched at her residence in the early hours of Friday 17th December 2010. Sinneh, the husband of Yealie also received a bullet wound and doctors at the Connaught Hospital are still fighting to save his life. The corpse of Yealie, which were left in a pool of blood, was later convened to the Mortuary. The Congo Cross Police Division has arrested a suspect known as White Boy who was reportedly nabbed with a knife and traces of blood stain on his body.
Dec 20, 2010, 12:28

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Lands Ministry Embezzles $1m *Gov’t to Issue Bonds *Lands Minister Must Apologize *Housewife Raped by Five Men *America Supports $100,000 Projects in Salone *NDA Gets New Flagbearer.
Dec 20, 2010, 12:26

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, FFS/ABC Holds First Farmers’ AGM
An umbrella organization of farmers’ associations in Sierra Leone, Farmers Feed Schools and Agricultural Business Centers (FFS/ABC) on Saturday 11th December, 2010 brought together farmers’ representatives from across the country to participate in the organization’s first Annual General Meeting since its inception in 2002. The day-long meeting took place at the Las Vegas Hall, Makeni city. The essence of the forum was to critically examine past activities of the organization with the view to identifying challenges and to map out strategies for a way forward for the new farming season.
Dec 20, 2010, 12:24

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Campaign Heats Up
Aspirants in the flagbearer contest of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) are bracing up for the party’s forthcoming delegates’ conference slated for March 5, 2011 in Freetown. Already, tensions are mounting among supporters of the twenty-three aspirants as their various leaders launch their campaigns and complete the fifty million registration fee. Most of the aspirants are presently on provincial tours, whilst others have already completed theirs.
Dec 17, 2010, 17:12

NEWS
First Lady Attends Global Women Confab
First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, was one amongst three hundred influential women leaders from various walks of life around the globe who attended the first international women’s conference on December 7, 2010. The conference was jointly organized by TED and the Paley Center for Media at the Reagan Building - International Trade Center in Washington D.C. USA.
Dec 17, 2010, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Police, Religious Leaders Unite Against Violence
The Ross Road Police Division and the Masjid Tawheed Wa-Sunnah have jointly held a day’s seminar against acts of violence, anti-social behaviors, cultism, gangsterism, cliques, and drug abuse among youths. The seminar organized on Wednesday 16th December 2010 at the Ross Road Police Barracks in Freetown attracted hundreds of participants including school principals and head teachers, students from various schools, traders, community and religious leaders.
Dec 17, 2010, 17:04


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