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NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Celebrates International Volunteer Day
Sierra Leonean volunteers on Monday 6th December 2010 joined their counterparts and stakeholders the world over to celebrate the International Volunteering Day on the theme ‘Volunteering for the MDGs’. The ceremony was organized by the Volunteer Involving Organization Network (VIONET), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In her statement, the UNDP Country Director, Mia Seppo, said there were over 80 million young people in Africa that lacked beneficial employment according to UNFPA statistics. She said this number can be merged to volunteers. He informed that in Sierra Leone alone there are over ten thousand people who are members of VIONET and anybody who is above 18 years can also volunteer to serve the world by delivering service.
Dec 9, 2010, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, ACC, Civil Society Plot Against Corruption
National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday 7th December, 2010 engaged civil society organizations on the proposed national strategy to fight corruption. The one day forum was held at the Santanno House, Howe Street in Freetown. Chairman of the programme cum NACS Director, Mr. Shollay Davies, said reports that come from the civil society are disseminated to all relevant stakeholders in the country who are expected to blow whistle on corruption and corrupt practices so that they would not be accused wrongfully by the public.
Dec 9, 2010, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
* Dangerous Bush Pig Killed in Kenema *Hunger is a Major Reason for Increase in Street Children *Human Rights Defenders embark on 16 days Activism *Social Welfare Targets Street Children *HRC Disappoints Nasser Ayoub *First Lady in Washington DC *NACSA & ADB Launch Community Development *Sojas Bid Farewell to Imatt Advisor.
Dec 9, 2010, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Special Court to be replaced
The Principal Special Court Prosecutor in the Charles Taylor trial, a senior legal practitioner in International Criminal Law, Brenda Hollis, on the 2nd of December, 2010 disclosed that the Special Court for Sierra Leone would be replaced by an individual court that will continue to prosecute and try other perpetrators behind the 11 years mayhem in the country that the Special Court will be unable to prosecute after its official mandate shall come to an end by 2012. She made this disclosure while giving a Public Lecture to students of the Mass Communications Department, Fourah Bay College in Freetown. Brenda Hollis referred to Sierra Leone as one of the most peaceful African states she has ever worked in considering the fact the people accepted in totality the establishment and existence of the Special Court.
Dec 9, 2010, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Parliament Endorses Teaching Service Commission
The House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone on Tuesday 7th December 2010 unanimously endorsed the Bill titled ‘The Sierra Leone Teaching Service Commission Act 2010’ into Law. The bill was tabled before the House by the Minster of Education, Youths and Sports, Dr. Minkailu Bah. In his argument, the Minister informed Members of Parliament that such a bill deserved a national identity, referring to it as a replica of developmental initiative that would change the educational system to a better standard.
Dec 8, 2010, 14:24

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, London Mining on Regional Consultations
London Mining Company Sierra Leone on 2nd December 2010 commenced regional consultation and disclosure meetings on the Environmental, Social Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA). It all started at the CCSL Hall in Freetown and later reached Port Loko District Council Hall in Port Loko, northern Sierra Leone. Chief Operation Officer, London Mining Company, Mr. Luciano Ramus said the company was founded in 2005. “London Mining has worked in several countries across the world but Sierra Leone is more important to the company as a result of the great investment it has in the country,” he explained.
Dec 8, 2010, 14:22

NEWS
Two Journalists for MAMA Show in Nigeria
Alusine Sesay of Premier News and Daphnie Grants of the Kallone Radio will be traveling to Lagos, Nigeria to watch the MTV Africa Award dubbed Airtel MAMA. The two journalists competed with others in giving best coverage on MAMA Airtel in Sierra Leone. They were graciously awarded by Airtel Management on the evening of Sunday 5th December 2010 at the Lumley Beach based on percentage scores. Beside the journalists, two other subscribers, Aruna Yambasu with 076 347690 and an unknown subscriber with 076 619899 also emerged as winners of the Airtel MAMA tickets to Lagos.
Dec 8, 2010, 14:20

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Mambu Doubts Koroma’s Projects * Advocacy Workshop for Women Starts in Freetown* TE Donates Cabinets to Schools *APC Urges Police *COMAHS Swears- in New Doctors *ARMS Foundation Donates to School *President Koroma Blasts.
Dec 8, 2010, 14:18

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Prisons Boss Dismissal Condemned
A civil society organization called Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) has strongly condemned the dismissal of the Director of Prisons Department, Mr. Moses Showers. The service of Showers was terminated on Monday 6th December 2010 following the escape of nineteen hardcore criminals from the Pademba Road maximum prisons. Speaking on national radio, CGG Coordinator, Valnora Edwin, described the dismissal as unjustifiable and unacceptable.
Dec 8, 2010, 14:16

NEWS : Politics
SLPP advises APC Members in Kono & in East
John Oponjo Benjamin, the Leader of the main opposition SLPP in Sierra Leone has advised members of the ruling APC Government party from the Eastern part of Sierra Leone to rethink their allegiance to the APC since according to Benjamin, APC party looks on APC members in Eastern Sierra Leone with no respect. This was done on Monday 6th December 2010 in an exclusive interview with the Awareness Times Newspaper.
Dec 7, 2010, 17:28


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