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In Sierra Leone, 25 Units Now For Zain’s International Calls
In a bid to make Telecommunications more affordable to all Sierra Leoneans, Zain now bill its subscribers 25 units per minute for every international call. It is a per-second billing and is meant to showcase the company’s determination in providing accessible tariff in the country. This new international tariff plan was launched on the 8th November 2010 which to date is the cheapest International GSM tariff in the country.
Nov 11, 2010, 17:10

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Sierra Leone Energy Sector Gets Big Boost
An Italian based company known as Joint Venture B. Eng S.R.L Limited - locally referred to as Eco-Solar Sierra Leone - will be investing the sum of two million United States Dollars (US$2,000,000) for the provision of street light system and photovoltaic portable lamps. Experts have described the move as a big boost for the country’s energy sector. The Italian Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Bearzi Giovannino, in an exclusive interview on Tuesday 9th November 2010 at the Sierra International Hotel in central Freetown said their strategic target is to compete in the Sierra Leone’s light market system through series of activities in the different field of industry, public, industrial and civil light systems.
Nov 11, 2010, 17:06

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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Salone climbs one step on Human Development Index *YMCA Boosts Kroobay Disaster Victims *New Security Scanning Equipment for Lungi Airport *Man Stabbed To Death for a Prostitute *6 Arrested for Shooting in Kambia *Parliament Ratifies Bio-Energy Agreement.
Nov 11, 2010, 17:04

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In Sierra Leone, Kenema Farmers Praise Zain for MAMA
Zain subscribers in the Kenema District have made public their satisfaction over the Zain ‘Mama Promotion’. Over the past weekend, this reporter visited the district and spoke to farmers at Hanga, Niahun, Burma and other communities, in order to get their various views on the new promotion. At Burma in the outskirt of Kenema city, one Paul Amara who makes a living from farming described Zain Mama Promotion as an open opportunity for all Sierra Leoneans.
Nov 11, 2010, 17:02

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In Sierra Leone, Ex-Prison Officer Wins Over Le.51M in Pik-6 Lotto Draw
A former Prison officer of the Sierra Leone Prisons Department, Mr. I.O. Peters is presently a very happy man as he is eagerly waiting to become a millionaire through the Pik-6 lottery when he receives the sum of Le.51, 800, 000 (fifty-one million eight hundred thousand Leones) in winning from the Sierra Leone State Lottery Company. Though the date of handing over his cheque is yet to be disclosed, the ceremony is said to be graced by no less a person than His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, who will do the handing over on behalf of Lotto.
Nov 10, 2010, 17:10

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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
* Le1.2bn Bail for NRA Boss & 4 Others *Stakeholders Discuss Gender Violence *PPRC Launches Strategic Plan in Kenema *Bo Hospital Receives Big Boost *Wealth Builders Case Goes to High Court *Chief Justice Blasts Lawyers *Journalists Advised to Protect Children *Guineans Praise Salone Police.
Nov 10, 2010, 17:08

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In Sierra Leone, Heroes Welcome for Dr. Kaifala Marah & Maj. Gen. RY Koroma in Kabala
Two outstanding sons of Koinadugu District, Dr. Kaifala Marah, Chief of Staff at State House and Major-General Robert Yira Koroma, Chief of Defense Staff of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) were on Friday, 5th November given a rosy welcome in the district headquarter town of Kabala on their homecoming trip following their recent appointments. Kabala, over the weekend was like Mecca, overwhelmed with people from all works of life and from every corner of Koinadugu district; from Falaba in the North of the district to Kurubonla in the South, and indeed from every corner of Sierra Leone, from Kambia in the Northern province to Moyamba in the South and from Freetown in the West to Kono in the East.
Nov 9, 2010, 17:28

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Help a Needy Child in Sierra Leone (HANCI-SL) Boosts 8 Schools in Bo
As part of its contribution to quality education in the country more especially in the provincial areas, Help a Needy Child in Sierra Leone (HANCI-SL), a non-governmental organization on Saturday 30th October, 2010 donated sporting equipments and assorted educational materials worth Le 40 million (Forty Million Leones) to eight schools in both the primary and secondary categories in Bo city. At the ceremony held at their Centre in Bo, HANCI’s operation director Madam Ramatu Kargbo informed the gathering that the donation was co-funded by Comic Relief, a humanitarian organization based in the United Kingdom and other partners.
Nov 9, 2010, 17:18

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In Sierra Leone, YANCAN Trains Teachers on sexual exploitation and violence
A benevolent NGO, Youth and Child Advocacy Network-Sierra Leone (YACAN-SL) on Thursday 4th November, 2010 commenced a two-day Teacher training session on the topic ‘STOP SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND VIOLECNE IN SCHOOLS’ at their John Street Office in Freetown. The session drew together fifteen teachers from various secondary schools in Freetown. Making a short opening statement, YACAN national coordinator, Hassan Fuad Kanu said the training programme would help the participants to add to their knowledge of handling pupils in school.
Nov 9, 2010, 17:16

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In Sierra Leone, ‘Urban Greenery’ Poised to Protect the Environment
In keeping with their objective to keep a hazard free environment aimed at preventing future environmental disasters, a local Non Governmental Organisation, Urban Greenery Committee has in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security undertaken a massive tree planting exercise and awareness campaign on environmental protection in the Western Area.
Nov 9, 2010, 17:14

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In Sierra Leone, Government Bans International Registration for Ships
The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Mr. Joe Koroma on 2nd November, 2010 announced the permanent shutting down and banning of Sierra Leone international ships’ registry to foreign-owned fishing and fisheries support vessels in the supreme interest of securing sustainable economic viability in the fisheries sector. He made this revelation while addressing a two-day conference at the Miatta Conference Hall organized by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource (MFMR) in partnership with the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) with support from the FAO, Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF) programme and the NEPAD partnership for Africa Fisheries (PAF).
Nov 9, 2010, 17:12

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In Sierra Leone, UNICEF Worried Over Drop in Child Enrolment in Schools
The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Sierra Leone, Mahimbo Mdoe on Thursday 4th November told news men that Sierra Leone remains well below the indicator line gearing towards the Millennium Development Goals in universal access to education which states that children will be able to achieve primary education by 2015. He made this statement at the media conference on Nationwide Community Sensitization on Enrollment and Retention of out-of- school and vulnerable children organized by Action Aid Sierra Leone at the Bamoi Hotel in Freetown.
Nov 9, 2010, 17:10

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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Guinean Soldiers Visits Sierra Leone *Sierra Leone to Host Religious and Peace Conference * Information Minister Warns Against Child Exploitation*NEC Declares Bye –Elections *ECOWAS Peace Pageants Arrive * Victoria Park Declared No Go Area * PMDC Expels Chairman and 1 MP.
Nov 9, 2010, 17:06

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AFFORD to host Global Entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone
The African Foundation For Development (AFFORD-SL) will this year join their partners the world over to host the Global Entrepreneurship week in Freetown from the 15th to the 21st November, 2010 on the theme: “Doorway to Youthful Innovative Enterprises.” This is the very first time Sierra Leone is joining other partners to celebrate what is being dubbed ‘a great business event’ aimed at promoting entrepreneurship especially among young people.
Nov 9, 2010, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
We want Economic Freedom
Since 1961 when we were granted independence, we are yet to attain the heights of the Asian Tigers and the South American bloc, because we got political independence while they got political and economic independence. Up till now Sierra Leone has to be moving up and down the globe running after the imperialists with cap in hand and tails between their legs begging for crumbs that fell from there table. What a shame! Political independence without economic independence is meaningless. Democracy, Freedom of speech in my view, is not complete, when the mass of the people live in abject poverty, and elected leaders live and enjoy underserved affluence.
Nov 9, 2010, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Maternal Mortality Rate Hikes in Makeni?
Despite attempts by President Ernest Bai Koroma to fight maternal mortality in Sierra Leone, many areas such as his hometown of Makeni in the North are still highly disturbed with the rapid increase in rate of maternal mortality, if civil society observers are to be believed. The Coordinator for the Civil Society Health for All Coalition in the Bombali District Madam Jatu Massaquoi over the weekend told journalists that the recent statistics on maternal mortality at the Makeni Government Hospital has “risen drastically“.
Nov 8, 2010, 13:02

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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
* Kailahun Market Turns Kitchen *U.S Ambassador Inspects Projects in Kailahun *Defence for Children Intl. Launches Report on Juvenile *Bursar Faces 65 Count Charges *EFJ Discusses Illegal Fishing * 7 Ghanaians Rescued at Sea, 5 others Missing *Rokel under Attack *Deputy Speaker Opens Community Bridge at Waterloo.
Nov 8, 2010, 13:00

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In Sierra Leone, YMCA Raps with Pressmen about YMCA Activities
A non governmental, faith-based organization, the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) has last weekend interacted with members of the fourth estate in Sierra Leone during which it was revealed that they are one of the leading entities that complement government efforts in creating development avenues so much so that YMCA has become a household name amongst under-privileged and vulnerable youths who need help to become self reliant.
Nov 8, 2010, 12:55

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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Consumer Price Index Shoots to 5.1% *Police Mob Editor * Rampant Robbery at Water Quay * India Awards Scholarships * NRA’S Domestic Tax Department Gets New Head *APC Urged to Respect Democracy * FCC Neglecting the Dead *Passengers Indict Government for Being Insensitive *Diamond Magnate Burgled.
Nov 5, 2010, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, EU/GOSL Sign Le 279B Grant for Poverty Reduction
The Government of Sierra Leone (GOSL), represented by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and the European Union (EU) on Thursday 4th November 2010 signed a financial agreement in the form of grant as support to the Sierra Leone’s democratic governance and poverty reduction strategy as set out in the ‘Agenda for Change 2008-2012.’
Nov 5, 2010, 11:57


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