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*Philanthropist Sierra Leonean Helps Amputees * 278 Houses Demolished At Wilkinson Road *Health for all Coalition Identify Corrupt Doctors *70 ‘Okada’ riders arrested *Port Loko Hospital Gets EU Boost *Head Teacher Calls for Support *New Deputy Chairman Elected for Rural Council *British Vessel Visits Freetown.
Oct 14, 2010, 17:00

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Zain to Sponsor MAMA’s 2010 Event in Lagos
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Zain and now Airtel will be proudly sponsoring the 3rd year of The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), which is scheduled to take place in Lagos in December 2010. Zain always sponsors MAMA in order to give chance to under ground artists to showcase their talents in the music industry all over Africa. The inaugural MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) in 2008 was sponsored by Zain as a key pillar in our evolving music industry to give consumers and everyday access to music, platforms to express their creativity and give Zain opportunity to empower African music talents.
Oct 13, 2010, 18:02

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Amnesty Condemns Death Penalty in Sierra Leone
As this year’s World Day against the Death penalty focuses on the use of the death penalty in some parts of the United States of America, Amnesty International–Sierra Leone yesterday 11th October 2010 while commemorating the historic day vehemently and unequivocally condemned the use of death penalty in Sierra Leone. Speaking at the forum held at their head office in Freetown, the focal person for death penalty, who also chained the occasion, Vandi S. Nabi Esq described the death penalty as an unmade, barbaric and inhuman method of punishing and must be removed, adding that though the criminal conduct Act of 1973 has been reviewed, the death penalty still exists by hanging.
Oct 13, 2010, 17:59

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In Sierra Leone, Human Rights Holds 2nd National Consultative Confab on TRC Implementation
In collaboration with UNIPSIL, the Human Right Commission of Sierra Leone HRC-SL on 12th October 2010 held a two-day consultative conference on the “Status of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Recommendations” at the British Council Auditorium, Tower Hill in Freetown. In his statement HRC Commissioner Edward Sam said the adoption and implementation of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) would by no small means assist us as a people to rise above the bitter conflict of the past that caused unspeakable violations of human rights and left a legacy of dehumanization, hatred and fear.
Oct 13, 2010, 17:53

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In Sierra Leone, Ultra Modern Hope Center for Jui Community
Jui, a community located in the Western Rural District of Sierra Leone has benefited from an ultra modern multi-purpose building known as the “Hope Center,” constructed by various academic institutions and faith-based groups such as the Global Connection Partnership Network (GCPN), The University of Texas at Arlington (The Africa Program), College of Nursing, School of Social Work, and College of Engineering), Buckner International, First Baptist Church of Arlington, Louis Herrington School of Nursing at Baylor University, The Evangelical College of Theology in Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.
Oct 13, 2010, 17:51

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*HANCI-SL Boosts Education Nationwide *50 years Old Man Commits Suicide *Agric. Ministry to Benefit from US$ 1.5M Windfall *African Women on Two-week Training Workshop *152 New Lassa Fever Cases Recorded *SLEPA on 2 Days Awareness Raising Campaign * “Small Borbor” on Major Development Drive.
Oct 13, 2010, 17:49

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In Sierra Leone, African Minerals presents Impact Assessment Report in Lunsar
As part of provisions of the Mines and Mineral Act and in keeping to their Corporate Social Responsibilities the African Minerals over the weekend presented the company’s Environmental Social Health Impact (ESHIA) report on the ongoing Tonkolili Iron Ore project to the people of Lunsar in the Marampa Chiefdom, Port Loko District. The ceremony attracted various personalities including chiefs and civil society members.
Oct 13, 2010, 17:47

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In Sierra Leone, President Koroma reopens Parliament
As part of his constitutional mandates as stipulated in Sub-section 1(84) of the Sierra Leone constitution, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 8th October 2010 officially opened the fourth session of the third parliament of the second republic of Sierra Leone on the theme ‘36 months of turnaround.’ He catalogued his government’s achievement for the past twelve months. Speaking at the well of parliament, the president disclosed that he felt enthused as a Member of Parliament and also Head of State to present the that honorable house the achievements of his government taking into cognizance his commitment to successfully accomplish proposed projects.
Oct 11, 2010, 12:48

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In Sierra Leone, Health Minister Appeals to Workers for Restraint
The Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Mohamed Daudis Koroma on Thursday 7th October 2010 told aggrieved members of the Sierra Leone Health Services Workers’ Union (SLHSWU) to exercise restraint and see reason to cancel their planned strike action against government. He was addressing a cross section of members of the executive of the Union at the conference room of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Youyi Building in Freetown, following a strongly worded letter sent to the ministry warning of an imminent strike action if their concerned were not addressed.
Oct 11, 2010, 12:42

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Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA) Hold Consultation on Draft Arms & Ammunition Bill 2010
A human security and disarmament oriented organization known as Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA) has held a two-day consultation on the draft Arms and Ammunition Bill 2010 on 27 & 28 September at the Kono District Council Hall. The consultation brought together local authorities including chiefs, youth & women’s leaders in six chiefdoms –Tankoro, Gbense, Nimiyama, Nimikoro, kamayama and Fiama all in the Kono District. In his statement SLANSA Programme Officer, AbuBakarr Sheriff noted that the consultation was part of activities implemented in respect of a project titled: Strengthening Stakeholders’ Interaction in Local Governance for Peace and Social Security in Kono.’
Oct 11, 2010, 12:38

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COOPI Takes 5 Sierra Leone Farmers to South Africa
In its bid to promote agriculture and food security in Sierra Leone, a Non-Governmental Organization COOPI International under its ‘Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture Project,’ has selected five Sierra Leonean farmers to attend a five-day learning and training program on vegetable cultivation, sorting, packaging, bookkeeping, and marketing scheduled to be held in Cape Town, South Africa commencing on Monday 10th October 2010. The five farmers left the shores of Sierra Leone on Sunday evening and are expected back on Friday 15th October 2010 after the session.
Oct 11, 2010, 12:36

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* Wealth Builders Boss Granted Bail * Agric Minister’s OIC Presentation Commendable * Kono People Want Action from Government *Police Impose Curfew on Bike Riding in Kenema * Makeni City on Time Bomb *SLBC DG Takes Official Control *3 Armed Robbers Arraigned in Court.
Oct 11, 2010, 12:34

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In Sierra Leone, Health for All Coalition Launches Monitoring Report
In a bid to enhance transparency and accountability in the free health care process, Health for All Coalition-Sierra Leone (HFAC-SL) on the 7th October, 2010 launched their independent quarterly monitoring report at State House in Freetown. This is the first report ever launched by the coalition leading the monitoring process of the free health care initiative.
Oct 11, 2010, 12:32

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FHI Launches Zarin Contraceptive in Sierra Leone
One of the largest and most established non profit making organizations known as Family Health International (FHI) with very active participation in international public health and development towards improving lives, knowledge and understanding of people, in collaboration with Pharm Access Africa Limited (PAAL), distribution partners alongside line ministries and other stakeholders like UNFPA, the Pharmacy Board and Marie Stopes International-Sierra Leone on Thursday 7th October, 2010 launched a new low cost and high effective contraceptive sino-implant II called Zarin at the British Council Hall in Freetown. The theme of the launching ceremony was: "Recognize the Demand and Facilitate Increased Access to Contraceptive Implants."
Oct 8, 2010, 11:12

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In Sierra Leone, As Parliament Re-opens Today... SLPP MPs Set to Scrutinize President’s Speech
President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone will today 8th October, 2010 open the Fourth Session of the Third Parliament of the Second Republic in the Well of Parliament, Tower Hill in Freetown. Since the APC party celebrated their third year in governance in September last month, today brings the first opportunity for the President to address the House of Parliament. For this the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Members of Parliament (MPs) are in top gear to actively scrutinize the opening speech of His Excellency.
Oct 8, 2010, 11:10

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In Sierra Leone, MUWODA concludes one day consultative meeting
The Muloma Women’s Development Association (MUWODA), a local Non-Governmental Organization seeking to promote the welfare of women and youths on Tuesday 5th October 2010 engaged political part youths, the civil society and religious leaders on the country’s political ,ethnic and regional future which the organization has realized posing challenges portending major set back to development at all levels. Addressing participants, chairman of the occasion, Mr. Foday Musa who is also MUWODA member said the meeting was designed to help prepare the minds of Sierra Leonean youths ahead of the 2012 elections, and to also map out a way forward for everlasting peace in the country while continuing to reflect on the causes of the 11 years brutal war. Foday Musa noted that after the 2007 elections there has being several incidents of political unrest in all corners of this country which do not show any sign of political tolerance, adding that many Sierra Leoneans have lost their national identity for party allegiance.
Oct 8, 2010, 11:08

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*President Koroma Sacks Security Chief * Momodu Koroma Assures SLPP of Victory *City Council, SLRA Draw Daggers *GGEA Delegates Visit Salone * Traditional Healers Destroy witch Guns * Parliament Opens Today * German Doctor Save Sierra Leonean Patients *Man Beat Wife to Coma.
Oct 8, 2010, 11:06

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In Sierra Leone, As she doles out 240 scholarships… First Lady Assures Quality Education For All
In her statement, Madam Koroma said she was very hopeful of a brighter and a prosperous future for Sierra Leone if we continue to invest into young people, especially those pursuing education and skills training. “No nation can afford to neglect the education of her citizens because it is the vehicle conveying quality development of any nation,” she stated. She informed that since her husband took the mantle of leadership of the country, she had been preoccupied with the thought of what we stood to benefit if we continue to invest in young people. She revealed that the goal of her project is the training of the heart to desire what is good and to choose and desire what is right.
Oct 8, 2010, 11:04

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Sierra Leone ECOWAS Peace Pageant Nominees meet Deputy Minister
The six selected Sierra Leonean ladies, two of whom will subsequently represent Sierra Leone in this year’s ECOWAS Peace Pageant on Wednesday, 6th October 2010 paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Richard Conteh at his office in Freetown. Dr. Conteh who also doubles as the ECOWAS Country Representative was full with zest and enthusiasm to receive the pretty contestants. Welcoming them, he assured the contestants of Government’s moral and institutional support through his Ministry for a successful outcome of the event scheduled to hold on 13th November 2010.
Oct 7, 2010, 17:16

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After Spurned Love Advance, Sierra Leone Schoolboy resorts to Knife Gangsterism
The girl, Maseray Jalloh, explained to this reporter that the boy had made some advances to her by way of telling that he loves her, but that she had told him, she was not interested. “It was after that that he started insulting me and telling me that I was in fact a prostitute,” Maseray explained adding that among her response to that insult, she too had referred the insult to the boy’s sister and mother. The boy said he never intended to injure the girl... “I would not have injured her at all,” the boy had insisted, but said that he merely wanted to scare the girl, “so that she can respect me,” he said.
Oct 7, 2010, 17:14

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