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NEWS : Politics
APC in Full Control of Hearts of most Kono People
If there was any doubt in any mind that the opposition SLPP party’s Kono Leadership and Kono Parliamentarians had failed their Party causing the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party to be currently in firm control of the hearts of the people of Kono District, it dissipated as various polling station results poured in at close of Elections Day past Saturday December 11th 2010. Kono strongwoman Diana Konomani of the APC who contested against opposition SLPP’s Matturi won the coveted seat of Chairperson, Kono Local Government District Council, in a landslide victory that the Political Parties Registration Commission described in a statement yesterday, as the outcome of what “could be described as free, fair, transparent and well managed” during which “there were no major incidents that undermine the credibility of the bye-election in Kono District”.
Dec 13, 2010, 12:20

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Youths Riots in Freetown
Youths in the Freetown city, who have divided themselves into gangster and cultic movements, have been terrorizing the city with various deadly attacks over the past two days. Major streets in central Freetown were on the evening hours of yesterday Sunday 12th December 2010 flooded with youths armed with cutlasses, stones, knives, bottles and other dangerous weapons. They were using these weapons to indiscriminately attack people and business houses. That was the situation in the central business district of Freetown for over two hours yesterday and the police only intervened when most of the rioters had gone.
Dec 13, 2010, 12:18

NEWS
Eddie Turay Bags 2010 Diplomatic Award
The Sierra Leone Embassy in London has won the Ben TV Diplomatic Award 2010. Headed by His Excellency, Eddie Turay, Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, the Embassy was awarded under the categories of Diaspora growth, development and involvement, good customer service at the High Commission/Embassy, promoting country’s image abroad and country’s human development. The announcement which was made by Ben Television on the 20th November 2010 has been widely acclaimed.
Dec 13, 2010, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Grammar School Principal Bags Integrity Award in Sierra Leone
Principal of the Sierra Leone Grammar School, Mr. Akiwande Lasite and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Makeni, Reverend Father Joe Turay, on Thursday 9th December 2010, received the Second National Integrity Award from the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC). The two distinguished personalities were awarded for distinguished performances and attitudes towards corruption. The ceremony took place at the Bank of Sierra Leone Complex in Kingtom and it was held to mark International Anti Corruption Day.
Dec 13, 2010, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Community Organization for Mobilization Empowerment–Sierra Leone (COME-SL), romotes Justice for Women
Community Organization for Mobilization Empowerment–Sierra Leone (COME-SL), a civil society organization working in partnership with various other organizations including ActionAid International-Sierra Leone, Feed the Minds UK and the Justice Sector Development Programme of Sierra Leone is taking the lead in promoting poor and excluded rural women’s access to justice in the Baoma Chiefdom of Bo District, Southern Sierra Leone. In an attempt to address social injustices against women, COME-SL has partnered with Action Aid International Sierra Leone (AAISL), through funding from DFID to implement the “Access to Justice for Women” Project in four village communities in the Baoma Chiefdom.
Dec 13, 2010, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Freetown City Council in Financial Crisis *Nigeria Osusu Master Disappears with Le 50M *APRM Raps Parliament *Osman Boie storms Krootown Road *Prison Officers to Demo For Showers *1st Presential workshop hosted in freetown *NRA to be dragged to court.
Dec 13, 2010, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Early Marriages on the Increase
The enactment of the three Gender Bills in 2007/8 was an effort by government to address the problems affecting women and children in Sierra Leone. The issue of early marriage is one of the greatest challenges affecting rural women and girls. A survey conducted by this reporter discovered that Tambakha, Gbanti Kamaranka, Bombali Sheborah, Biriwa, and Wara Wara Yagala Chiefdoms are common places where parents give their girl children in marriage at an early age. Among the sources that have corroborated this assertion include the Section Chief of Fintonia Town, the chiefdom headquarter of Tambakha.
Dec 13, 2010, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Judiciary Commissions Two New Courts
The Sierra Leone Judiciary, under the leadership of Chief Justice Umu Hawa Tejan Jalloh, has commissioned two newly constructed court houses plus a Judicial and Legal Training Institute in Freetown. The various commissioning ceremonies that took place on Thursday 9th December 2010 attracted distinguished personalities including Vice President Samuel Sam Sumana, Inspector General of Police and his deputy, Francis Allieu Munu and Richard Moigbeh respectively, the newly appointed Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Frank Kargbo, newly appointed Deputy Minister of Information and Communication, Sheka Tarawallie, Judges, Magistrates and a host of other legal practitioners.
Dec 10, 2010, 13:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone President, Associated Press & U.S. Embassy
Many aspects, of the infamous leaked U.S. Embassy Cable report on President Koroma of Sierra Leone having allegedly shielded his aide Kemoh Sesay from police arrest, have been largely discredited thus leaving the motives behind the authorship of such an erroneous cable to be highly suspect. For example, aside the supposed source of the Embassy’s allegations being attributed to “rumor”, most glaring discrepancy was that the well-known political alignment and orientation of the said Kemoh Sesay was deliberately skewed within the Cables to present a different picture from the reality to the ultimate reader.
Dec 10, 2010, 13:02

NEWS
Sierra Leone Police Denounce U.S. Embassy Cable
The Head of the Sierra Leone Police has denounced recent U.S. Embassy leaked secret cable alleging the President ordered the Sierra Leone Police to shield former Transport Minister Kemoh Sesay over a 2008 illegal Cocaine Plane landing in the country. Inspector General of Police Francis Munu yesterday December 9th 2010, expressed “utter disappointment and shock” to Awareness Times over the contents of a secret United States Embassy cable leaked on the Wikileaks website which had claimed that during investigations into an 2008 illegal cocaine plane landing, the former Sierra Leone Transport Minister Kemoh Sesay had been shielded from police arrest through the direct interference of President Ernest Bai Koroma.
Dec 10, 2010, 13:00


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