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NEWS : Politics
APC Yansaneh dismisses Anti APC 'Coalition'
National Secretary General of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party, Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh has yesterday 4th July 2018, dismissed strategies of defunct political parties to form a coalition to unseat the APC regime come 2018 multi-tier elections.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Big Promotion in the Justice Sector
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 04th July 2017, debated and unanimously ratified the Seventh Report of its Committee on Appointments and the Public Service, approving five presidential no v of the Supreme, Appeal, and High Courts.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:12

NEWS
AMI, OIF and IDEA Conclude Conference on Covering Elections in Africa
Africa Media Initiatives (AMI) in collaboration with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), have concluded a two-day conference on Covering Elections in Africa.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
AU Assembly adopts 19th Report presented by President Koroma
Since assuming the role of Coordinator of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government on the Reform of the United Nations Security Council, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has changed the trajectory of the campaign for the Reform of the United Nations Security Council from a low key affair to that of a highly visible and unchallenged position which carries the weight of legitimacy in terms of addressing Africa's non-representation in the Permanent Category and under-representation in the Non-permanent category.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Human Right Commission of Sierra Leone Meets British High Commissioner
Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone on Tuesday July 4th, 2017 met with the British High Commissioner, Guy Warrington at his office at Spur Road.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Court Levy Two Million Leones Fine or Two-Year Imprisonment on Accused Person for Alleged Fraud
Magistrate John Fornah of the Ross Road Magistrate Court No.2 in the East End of Freetown, has on Friday 30TH June 2017 ordered that the accused person, Ibrahim Dixon Kargbo pay a fine of two million Leones (Le 2,000,000) to the state or go to jail for two (2) years at the Male Correctional Center in Freetown.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kadco Company Boosts School Children
Kadco Company on Thursday June 29th 2017, donated learning materials worth million of Leones to school going children at Murray Town in the Western Area of Freetown to assist them in their future pursuit in academia.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MAFFS gives Le80 million to women farmers
The Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Professor Monty Jones, has called on farmers in the country to increase production and productivity.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Blasts as Yumkella Quits PAOPA Morass
Senior members of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have been reacting to the decision announced by their party member Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella that he was quitting the race for the party’s presidential ticket. Yumkella has quit in disgust at tactics from supporters of a rival for the SLPP bid Mr. Maada Bio. Mr. Bio and his supporters belong to a faction of the SLPP nicknamed as PAOPA (meaning, BY FORCE).
Jul 4, 2017, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sylvia Blyden Confirms Driving Two Civil Servants From Her Ministry
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has confirmed a news report aired on 98.1 radio in evening hours of July 3rd 2017, alleging she has, earlier that afternoon, sealed off the office of the Human Resource staff assigned to her Ministry. She spoke to Awareness Times Newspaper.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:16

NEWS
President Koroma and First Lady attend 29th Ordinary summit of AU
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma accompanied by his wife First Lady Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma today, Monday 3rd July 2017, attended the opening ceremony of the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Federal Republic of Ethiopia.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Police Arrests Two in a Place Allegedly Use for Smoking Cannabis Sativa
Two accused persons, Abdulai Kamara and Mohamed Turay yesterday Monday July 3rd 2017, were arraigned before Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 at the Siaka Steven Street Main Court Building in Freetown for the offense of being found in a place allegedly used for smoking cannabis sativa contrary to section 49 (1) of the pharmacy drugs and control Act of 2001.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Judges Trained on Case Management
The Judicial and Legal Training Institute of the Judiciary of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Ghana Judiciary, the Sierra Leone Bar Association, the UK/SL Probono Network and with funds from ROLE UK and the Department for International Development (DFID) through the Justice Recovery Project, has commenced three days training for all Judges of the Judiciary of Sierra Leone and lawyers from the Sierra Leone Bar Association on Case Management on the theme “An Eye on Efficiency and Speed…” at the Hub Hotel, Wilberforce Village.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Photo News
C-10 Endorses EBK Report
C-10 Endorses EBK Report
Jul 4, 2017, 17:08

NEWS
C-10 Endorses its 19th Report for Adoption by the AU Assembly
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma in his capacity as Coordinator of the African Union Commitee of Ten Heads of State and Government on the Reform of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday, 2nd July 2017, chaired a follow up meeting to the very successful consultative summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea from 14th to 17th May, 2017.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:06

NEWS
Dr. Sylvia Blyden meets with Awareness Times Editor in Nairobi Airport
Abdul Malik Bangura, editor of Sierra Leone’s most widely read newspaper, Awareness Times, who is also the youngest newspaper editor in Africa at age 25 years, flew out of Sierra Leone yesterday to attend a conference at the Desmond Tutu Convention Center, Nairobi Kenya as one of fifty (50) specially selected election experts, representatives of electoral bodies and high-level media practitioners from the 13 African countries slated to conduct elections over the next 18 months.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliamentary Press Gallery Reporter Visits Hon. Blyden
Four years ago in August 2013, I met this wonderful woman Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden who is now Honourable Cabinet Minister responsible for empowering women. She was by then an Assistant to His Excellency the President and she had come to pay a visit in my remote chiefdom of Kissi Teng.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : RITCORP Managing Director Commended by Shareholders
Shareholders of the Reliance Insurance Trust Corporation (RITCORP) at this year’s Annual General Meeting have expressed commendation over the administrative savvy of the Managing Director, Alice Onomake for bringing more successes in the company.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Shock and Total Dismay hit party supporters as...APC Disappointed by Kambia politics as Yumkella Wins
The outcome of Friday 30th June 2017 bye-election in Ward 139, Kambia district has left supporters of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party in shock and dismay. The APC candidate lost to an Independent candidate who was sponsored by Dr. Kandeh Yumkella of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP). Over the past 10 years, this is only the third time the APC is losing local council elections in Kambia district.
Jul 3, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma leaves for the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has left Freetown this morning to attend the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union Summit scheduled to take place from 3rd July to 4th July, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Jul 3, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Over Alleged Case of Unlawful Possession of 16 Bales of Mosquito Bed Nets…Accused Persons Pleaded Guilty
The two accused persons Amadu Mojo Barrie a truck driver and Ishmael Mambu a store keeper Friday 30th June 2017 have been remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre in Freetown, after pleading guilty before the presiding Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Law Court Building in Freetown for the offences of conspiracy and unlawful possession of sixteen (16) bales of Mosquito bed nets which were believed to have been unlawfully obtained by the accused persons.
Jul 3, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh Addresses a High-Level Meeting on Data Development
Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh today addressed a high-level meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on the Hosting of a Conference on “Data for Development in Africa” at the Villa Rosa Hotel.
Jul 3, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLPA Receives Co-sponsored Students
The Board of Directors and management of the Sierra Leone Ports Authority on last Friday warmly received Sierra Leone Ports Authority & Sierra Leone Maritime Administration Co-sponsored students of the Regional Maritime University, Ghana who visited Port Management to present their certificates and appreciation for the unflinching support given to them by SLPA management.
Jul 3, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Lower Level Elections Nullified by Appeals Court
The three Appeals Court Judges, Justice Reginald Fynn, Justice Alusine Sesay and Justice Allan Halloway yesterday June 29th, 2017, nullified the SLPP lower lever zonal elections held on 28th June, 2017, stating “it is outside the scope of the orders of the court to rerun the 39 constituency elections”.
Jun 30, 2017, 17:14

NEWS
Sierra Leone Pre-Hajj Delegation Arrives in Saudi
A pre-Hajj delegation headed by the Special Assistant to His Excellency the President on Social Affairs has arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to make arrangements for this year’s would-be pilgrims from Sierra Leone.
Jun 30, 2017, 17:12

NEWS
China leading the world to restore peace and development
The Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), was proposed by Chinese President, Xi Jinping in 2014 in the City of Shangai with the aim of laying a solid foundation for a regional forum to discuss mainly peace, security and development.
Jun 30, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : For Sexual Penetration on 12-Year-Old Child…Court Ordered 14 Year Jail Term to Convict
Justice Komba Kamanda at the High Court of Freetown yesterday June 29th2017 has delivered his judgment in the case of a sexual penetration of a twelve-year-old child that police brought against the accused person Alie Lamin Sesay.
Jun 30, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Youngest Newspaper Editor to Attend Conference on Covering of Elections in Africa
One of Sierra Leone and West Africa’s most outstanding and prolific young voices, 25 years old Editor of Awareness Times Newspaper, Abdul Malik Bangura is invited as one of the fifty (50) high-level media practitioners, representatives of electoral bodies and election experts who will meet over two days at a conference to discuss the ‘Covering of Elections in Africa’.
Jun 30, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
TEAM JOB DENOUNCES DECISION BY SLPP NEC TO RE-RUN LOWER LEVEL ELECTIONS.
Team JOB Headquarters, Friday, 23rd, June 2017. The attention of Team JOB, a support group for the former Chairman and Leader of the Sierra Leone People’s Party and a leading aspirant for the flagbearership of the SLPP, has been drawn to a NEC meeting purported to have been held on June 21st 2017 at the Party Secretariat. Media reports have it that this was in response to the Court of Appeal Order to re-run the election of 39 Constituency and District Executives previously conducted on November 26th and December 3rd respectively.
Jun 30, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : BSL to Host International Conference on Financial Sector Stability in Sierra Leone
On Monday 3rd July, 2017, the Bank of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF, with support from FIRST Initiative, will host an International Conference at the Bank of Sierra Leone Staff Recreation Complex, Kingtom, on the theme “Financial Sector Stability in Sierra Leone: The Roadmap”.
Jun 30, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Should Not Discard Making Use of the Knowledge of Mohamed King Koroma
Sierra Leone’s current Statistician General, Mohamed King Koroma, is indeed a personality to reckon with when it comes to statistical issues. Some have tagged him as a genius in his own right simply because he has mastered the science of accurately playing with figures to the admiration of many near and far. Very unassuming, he is a man that talks less but when it comes to the performance of assigned tasks he does so perfectly to the best of his ability.
Jun 30, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
ADP Leader Speaks After Le 5 Million Bail in Segbwema
Chairman and leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has yesterday Wednesday 28th June, 2017, spoken to Awareness Times Newspaper, after his release on a five (5) million Leones bail from a Prison in Kenema, Eastern Sierra Leone.
Jun 29, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Alie Kabba was named in Fraudulent Conversion Court Case
In August last year, when one of the insignificant opposition presidential aspirants, Alie Kabba of SLPP was in court for Bigamy and Perjury, I retracted an article which my court reporter brought to me when I later realized that the facts were not properly arranged. I did that even without being asked to do so, because I know this paper Awareness Times has a long reputation of retracting when we make errors like we did that time.
Jun 29, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
The Bank Of Sierra Leone Hosts International Conference On Financial Sector Stability In Sierra Leone
On Monday 3rd July, 2017, the Bank of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF, with support from FIRST Initiative, will host an International Conference at the Bank of Sierra Leone Staff Recreation Complex, Kingtom, on the theme “Financial Sector Stability in Sierra Leone: The Roadmap”.
Jun 29, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Two Accused Persons Goes to High Court for Alleged Case of Sexual Penetration on twelve-year-old child
Two accused persons Augustine Bendu and Reuben Mensa yesterday June 28th 2017 were committed to the High Court of Freetown by Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 in Freetown for the alleged case of sexual penetration of a twelve year old child.
Jun 29, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 89 Trained Certified SRN gets Orientation for Deployment
Two accused persons Augustine Bendu and Reuben Mensa yesterday June 28th 2017 were committed to the High Court of Freetown by Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 in Freetown for the alleged case of sexual penetration of a twelve year old child.
Jun 29, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kenyan Foreign Minister Calls on VP. FOH
The Foreign Affairs Minister of Kenya, Hon. Madam Amina Abdallah today 28th June, 2017 paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Vice President of Sierra Leone, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh at his hotel premises in Nairobi, Kenya.
Jun 29, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : University of Sierra Leone and Confucius Institute launched Summer Camp 2017
Confucius Institute and University of Sierra Leone have on Friday June 23rd 2017, officially launched the 2017 Summer Camp to China for students of the Confucius Institute at University of Sierra Leone.
Jun 29, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
ADP Baranta for the Release of Kamarainba
The Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) has in a press statement issued on Friday 23rd June 2017, likely “Baranta” over the re-arrest and subsequent detention of its leader and chairman, and 2018 presidential candidate, Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray.
Jun 28, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
APC Secretary General Joins Constituency 055 for Eid-Ul-Fitri Prayer
National Secretary General of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Party, Ambassador Alhaji Osman Yansaneh on Sunday 25th June 2017 joined the people of Constituency 055, in Lungi Town in Port Loko District for the Eid-Ul-Fitri, marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Jun 28, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UNAIDS & Ministry of Social Welfare Commence Workshop on HIV and Social Protection in Sierra Leone
UNAIDS, in collaboration with Sierra Leone Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs have on Tuesday 27th June, 2017, commenced a two day workshop on the theme “Conducing HIV and Social Protection Assessment in Sierra Leone.”
Jun 28, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ambassador Keh Kamara donates truckload of rice and assorted items to Lungi community and environs
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union and Economic Commission for Africa donated a truckload of rice and other assorted items to the people of Mayayah Section and its environment, Lungi town, Port Loko District.
Jun 28, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Govt Score in Religious Tolerance is a Source of Pride
Sierra Leone’s minister responsible for Religious Affairs, Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has on Sunday 25th June, 2017, unbehalf of the All Peoples Congress (APC) led government of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, said that the country’s high levels of inter religious acceptance is a source of pride.
Jun 27, 2017, 17:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Energy Minister Calmly Reacts to Misinformation
It is most unfortunate and downright disheartening that those entrusted with the noble task of disseminating accurate information to the deserving public would choose to deliberately misinform the same; sometimes for personal or political reasons.
Jun 27, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Alie Kabba Mentioned in Alleged Case of Fraudulent Conversion Accused person Remanded in Custody
Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 at Siaka Steven Street Law Court Building in Freetown Friday June 23rd 2017 has remanded in custody one Gibril Jalloh who is alleged to have converted to his own use and benefit one Toyota Land Cruiser V8, 2003 model that was given to him by the complainant Alhaji Ishmael Kallon for the purposes of sales.
Jun 27, 2017, 17:06

NEWS
President Donald Trump nominates new U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone
President Donald J. Trump has announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:
Jun 27, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lebanese Community Boost Operation Clean Freetown
At an event held at the Young Sportsmen’s Club (YSC) at Wilkinson Road in Freetown, the Lebanese community donated a consignment of rice and some assorted items to help in the on-going operation to clean Freetown.
Jun 27, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ward Level Stakeholder Engagement Key To Operation Clean Freetown
Ward level stakeholder engagement is proving essential in generating the level of public participation necessary to achieve the ward-by-ward intensive cleaning of Freetown, as well as increasing awareness of the new door-to-door waste collection service that is being introduced under Operation Clean Freetown (OCF).
Jun 27, 2017, 17:00

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leone Minister highlights Muslim - Christian Inter Religious Tolerance in her country
As President Koroma's appointed Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs which oversees religious matters in the country, I visited and was warmly welcomed by Chief Imam Alhaji Hassan Karim and Assistant Chief Imam Alhaji Nazir King of the Jamiatul Atiq Masjid at Davies Street in Fourah Bay, Eastern Freetown. I decided to worship here as this is one of the mosques along Freetown's Foulah Town and Fourah Bay axis where my great-great grandfather Edward Wilmot Blyden (who died 1912) and his daughter, Madam Isa Blyden (died 1967) regularly prayed and also regularly taught Mohammedan Education despite being of the Christian faith.
Jun 25, 2017, 16:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chinese Ambassador Assures Commitmentto Koroma’s Priorities
Envoy of China to the Republic of Sierra Leone has shown support for the Agenda for Prosperity of the All Peoples Congress (APC) government of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.
Jun 23, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh Launches ACTB Savings and Loans Accounts
Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh yesterday Thursday June 22nd 2017 at a well-attended ceremony at the edifices of the ACTB Savings and Loans accounts office at Old Railway Line in Freetown officially launched the ACTB Savings and Loans Accounts to operate as micro savings and loans accounts throughout the country.
Jun 23, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone News : Charliesco Donates 85 bags of rice & Money to 58 Mosques
Mr. Charlie Williams the General Manager of Charliesco Group of Companies operating in Water Company, Rental Vehicles, Cleaning and Security Agency, has on Thursday22nd June, 2017, donated 85 bags of 50kg white rice and envelope containing money to 58 Mosques (one bag each) in Constituency 99 now 117 and Constituency 100 now 118 in the Kissy Community east of Freetown.
Jun 23, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Illuminating Ladies Donate 50 Bags of Cement to Maranatha School
Illuminating Ladies, an organisation of young female graduates on Saturday 17th June 2017 donated 50 bags of cement worth Le2, 650 (two million, six hundred and fifty thousand Leones) to the Maranatha Primary School at Tree Planting, Leicester Road in Freetown.
Jun 23, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Presidential Spokesman Bags Meritorious Award
In recognition of his eloquence in disseminating updates on the activities of the Office of the President, Mamba TV, an online Television based in Washington DC, USA has awarded Presidential Spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay for Public Service and Accountability 2016.
Jun 23, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Health Minister Madina Rahman joins Operation Clean Freetown
The Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation 1, Madam Madina Rahman has taken the challenge to join the ongoing Operation Clean Freetown campaign with motivating incentives of bags of rice and cash to voluntary youths in Ward 367, covering Kanikay and Cline Town communities.
Jun 23, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As state prosecution slams fresh charges on charismatic presidential aspirant...ADP Kamaraimba to spend Pray Day in Kenema Prison
The charismatic Presidential Aspirant of the opposition Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray will eventually spend the Islamic religious festival of Eid al-Fitr (Pray Day) at a prison in the Eastern Provincial headquarters city of Kenema. Eid al- Fitr festival marks the end on the Holy Month of Ramadan and it is scheduled to take place either Sunday 25th June or Monday 26th June, 2017.
Jun 22, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Institute of Governance Reform Commences Citizens’ Manifesto for Sierra Leone 2018 Elections
Institute of Governance Reform yesterday Wednesday June 21st 2017 has commenced a two days consultative meeting on the Development of a Citizens’ Manifesto for Sierra Leone with Tribal Heads, Sowei groups , youth groups , market women, people with disabilities and the general public at the Family Home Movement in Kissy, Shell New Road.
Jun 22, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Accused person Incarcerated for Public Urinating and Defecating
Magistrate Hannah Bonnie of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.3 at the Siaka Steven’s Street Law Court Building in Freetown has on Tuesday 20th June, 2017, remanded in custody one John Amidu Kamara who was allegedly arrested by officers of the Freetown City Council when he was urinating and defecating in the view of the public.
Jun 22, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Set dates for a Re-run of the 39 Disputed Lower Level Constituencies Election
The Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have resolved in a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held yesterday 21st June, 2017, at their party edifice in Freetown that the disputed Lower Level Executive Elections in the 39 constituencies would commence on 28th June and end on 22nd July 2017.
Jun 22, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
Ambassador Kumba Momoh calls on Sierra Leoneans to “be drivers of development”
Chargé d’Affaires of the Sierra Leone Embassy in the People’s Republic of China has told Sierra Leoneans currently on training sessions in Beijing to share whatever knowledge they are acquiring now “by positively impacting on the society upon return.”
Jun 22, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NCD Provides Civic Education Training for Young People
National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has provided a day’s training on Civic Education for young people of the SOS Children’s Village, who are on the verge of leaving the village with a view to prepare them to integrate into the wider society.
Jun 22, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Ratified Power Purchase Agreement deal with ADDAX BIO-ENERGY
The Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 20th June 2017 ratified “The Power Purchase Agreement between the Government of Sierra Leone and ADDAX BIO-ENERGY, with some amendments of this Agreement.
Jun 22, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kono District Council Chairman Donates Assorted Food Items to SLUDI
In his resolve to boost the disadvantaged people during the Ramadan festive, the Kono District Council Chairman, Richard Abdulraman Koninga has over the weekend, this year 2017 donated assorted food items to the Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues (SLUDI) Kono Branch at the Kono District Council Premises, D.O Barracks, Koidu City.
Jun 22, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IOM, ONS on Disaster Management Drive
International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Office of the National Security (ONS) on Wednesday 21st June 2017 have organized a day Disaster Preparedness Workshop under the project title ‘Strengthening Disaster Preparedness, Response and Community Resilience in Sierra Leone” funded by the Government of Japan since March 2017.
Jun 22, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP's today NEC meeting may lead to a Court Action!
Victor Sheriff, one of the three Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) plaintiffs who recently filed a cases against the party for the re-run of the thirty nine (39) constituency elections has yesterday Tuesday 20th June, 2017, said that the SLPP National Executive Council (NEC) meeting scheduled for today Wednesday 21st June, 2017, may lead to another court action.
Jun 21, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh directs Social Welfare Ministry to Visit Women & Kids at 11th Military Battalion
Awareness Times Newspaper has learnt that Hon. Vice President Dr. Victor Foh has directed the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs (MSWGCA) to immediately pay a working visit to the 11th Battalion Military Barracks located in Kambia district. It follows the recent tour of those living facilities of soldiers and their families by the Hon. VP Foh. According to reports, the fatherly Vice President was perturbed at some of the constraints faced by wives and children at the barracks so upon his return to Freetown, he immediately directed for the MSWGCA to go to the barracks and do analysis of the problem with recommendations for possible areas of intervention by the government.
Jun 21, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves Two Presidential Nominees
The House of Parliament of Republic of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 20th June 2017 approved two presidential Nominees that were interviewed on Friday 16th June 2017 at committee room one in Parliament.
Jun 21, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Alleged Case of Free Health Care Drugs Goes to High Court
Magistrate Dr. Abou Bakarr Binneh Kamara yesterday 20th June, 2017, has committed the case of Free Health Care Drugs theft to the High Court of Freetown.
Jun 21, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : RSLAF Engineers Detonate 36 Disposals of Unexploded Ordinance
A team of experience engineer personnel of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) headed by Colonel A. B. S Bah has on Tuesday 20th June, 2017, detonated 34 RPG7, one 81-millimetre and one 60-millimetre mortar bombs at the Peace Mission Training Centre at Hastings, in Freetown.
Jun 21, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As he blasts dishonesty in Ward 139 bye election...JOB says Kambia SLPP Executives “Don Sell Game!”
John Oponjo Benjamin, former Chairman and Leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has said that the party’s Kambia District executives have “sell game.”
Jun 20, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : US Ambassador John Hoover donates 24 DAF Cargo Trucks to RSLAF
On June 14, 2017, the U.S. Ambassador, John Hoover donated 24 DAF Cargo Trucks to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General John Milton. The trucks are being turned over as part of the cooperative support that the U.S. Logistics Support Depot provides to the RSLAF.
Jun 20, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Politician & Others Incarcerated for Alleged Case of Murder
The five-accused people including, Sylvester Fonnie who is an active politician in the Goderich Community together with Alusine Koroma, David A. Cole, Sheik Mohamed Koroma and Lovetta Mexmela Cole yesterday Monday June 19th were arraigned before Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Siaka Steven’s Street Magistrate Court No.2 for the alleged murder of one Mohamed Kabba Kargbo.
Jun 20, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Sierra Leone faces Severe Shortages of Voluntary Blood Donations” says Prof. S. M. Geveo
Programmes Manager, National Blood Service in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), Professor Sahr Moses Geveo has on Monday 19th June 2017 at the MOHS Conference Room, Youyi Building in Freetown described the current blood bank in the country as totally empty as the number of voluntary blood donation has drastically drop to 15%.
Jun 20, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Okada Rider Allegedly Assault Police Officer
On Monday June 19th 2017 one Sallu Samora was arraigned before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.3 at the Siaka Stevens Street Law Court Building for the alleged case of assault on Police Constable 16826 Tarawalli M.F.
Jun 20, 2017, 17:06

NEWS
Sierra Leone Embassy & Beijing Chamber Of Commerce for Cultural Industries Launch China-Sierra Leone Hand-In-Hand International Foundation
The Sierra Leone Embassy in China in collaboration with the Beijing Chamber of Commerce for Cultural Industries on Saturday 17th June, 2017 launched the China-Sierra Leone Hand-in-Hand International Foundation with a view of cultivating good citizenship by enhancing social, environmental, cultural and economic wellbeing of communities in Sierra Leone.
Jun 20, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Politics
Kamarainba Visits SLPP Headquarters
As a sign of gratitude for the support he received from the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) whilst he was in detention, the Leader and Chairman of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray on Monday 19th June, 2017, pay courtesy call to the leadership of the SLPP at their headquarters in Freetown.
Jun 20, 2017, 17:02

NEWS
As Hon. Sylvia Blyden addresses entire country from U.N. headquarters : 2018 Election is Not for Children Under 18 Years!
The Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has mentored Sierra Leone children under the age of 18 years that the forthcoming 2018 election was not for them to get involved in. She was speaking on the Day of the African Child.
Jun 19, 2017, 12:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
President Koroma Leaves for Germany
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has left Freetown today for the Federal Republic of Germany on a private visit as part of his leave vacation.
Jun 19, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ombudsman Visits the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone
The Ombudsman, Mr. Melron Nicol-Wilson, on Friday 16th June, 2017, paid a courtesy call on the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Wu Peng, at the Embassy of the Republic of China, at Spur Loop, in Freetown.
Jun 19, 2017, 12:06

NEWS
HON. IBRAHIM. RASSIN BUNDU MADE HISTORY FOR SIERRA LEONE AT THE ACP-EU JPA
Hon. Ibrahim Rassin Bundu, former Majority Leader of Parliament And Head Of Sierra Leone Parliamentary Delegation to the ACP-EU was unanimously nominated to serve as ACP President and Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA). This event took place in Malta where members of the ACP and EU gather to hold the 46th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly (PA) and 33rd Session of the ACP-EU JPA.
Jun 19, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PeFoHD Celebrates the Day of the African Child at Joy Academy in Freetown
PeFoHD CEO and staff spent the day with Joy Academy at Oglefarm, Freetown celebrating the DAY OF THE AFRCAN CHILD. PeFoHD donated children’s books to start a library, Teaching and Learning Materials as the school had no academic materials. The PeFoHD CEO read books, conducted Quiz and Dance Competition with Gifts for everyone.
Jun 19, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : King Kama Dumbuya , the Man Who Made a Whole Pavilion to “Lean” At Brookfields Stadium , Is Dead
One of Africa’s greatest footballers of his time–The legendary Sierra Leone Centre Forward of the 1960s and 70s, King Kama Dumbuya–died in Freetown after a short illness.
Jun 19, 2017, 12:00

NEWS
Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia Unveil Ebola Memorial Stone
Hon. Vice President of Sierra Leone, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh, his Liberian Counterpart, Joseph Nyuma Boakai and representatives of the Guinean Government led by the District Commissioner of Nongoa, Captain Laye Naite on Sunday 11th June, 2017, attended a Post Ebola Thanksgiving Service organised by the United Christian Evangelical Fellowship International in Koindu, Kissi Teng Chiefdom in the Kailahun District, Eastern Province of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
Jun 16, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Nuas Donates Food Items To NUMSA Njala University
As part of their gesture to see Muslim colleagues observe the Holy month of Ramadan at ease and peace of mind to concentrate on their studies while they observe, the National Union of APC Students Njala University Njala campus, has on Tuesday 6th June 2017, donated food items and a cash of Le500,000 to the Njala University Muslim Students' Association (NUMSA).
Jun 16, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
Sierra Leonean woman Zainab Dean and son presumed dead in London horror fire
Reports are coming in that a Sierra Leonean living in the United Kingdom —Madam Zainab Dean —along with her four-year-old son, Jeremiah, are unaccounted for and are presumed to have been among the dozen of people killed horror fire at the 24-storey Grenfall Tower public housing in London yesterday morning.
Jun 16, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Makeni Mayor in Brussels, vows to rid her city off filth by 2018
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Jun 16, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Alleged Case of Embezzlement at Key Stone Bank
One Josephine Kamara a cashier of Key Stone Bank in Sierra Leone on Wednesday 14th June 2017 was arraigned before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara on six counts charge of embezzlement and larceny by servant amounting to the sum of twenty one million Leones from the account of one Ibrahim Sorie Turay.
Jun 16, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AWOL Celebrates Day of African Child 2017 with School Children in the North & South of Sierra Leone
Freetown, Sierra Leone I Friday, June 16th 2017: The Day of the African Child (DAC) is celebrated every year on the African Continent and around the world since 1991 when it was initiated by the Organization of African Unity- OAU (now African Union – AU).
Jun 16, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Head of Law Department Shears-Moses Steps Down
Head of Law Department, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone - Emmanuel Ekundayo Constant Shears-Moses Esq - has recently stepped down after almost six years in the position.
Jun 16, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP’s Instability Causes Disgrace to Kapen & Yumkellas
National Secretary General of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh has said that the recent instability in the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) might be a reason for the disgrace shown to Chief Somano Kapen and the Yumkella family of Kambia District, Northern Province of Sierra Leone.
Jun 15, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Child Soldiers Initiative Pays Visit to Sierra Leone
Child Soldier Initiative, an international organization based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, together with the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), on Tuesday June 13th 2017 organized a press conference at the police Headquarters conference Hall in Freetown to update the media on the purpose of it visit and activities in the country.
Jun 15, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Every Child’s Dream Foundation Donates to Obez Memorial School
Every Child’s Dream Foundation (ECDF) was founded on the 6th June 2017 by Miss Sward Koroma. She is a 24 Years old graduate from the Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone. She graduated with a First class degree in Bachelor of Science with honors in Commerce. She is also a model.
Jun 15, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : State Lottery to be regulated…Says MD Kamara
The Managing Director for Sierra Leone State Lottery, Charles Kamara has requested that their institution should be regulated.
Jun 15, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Man Found Guilty for Killing His Brother
Justice Ernest Gooding of the High Court of Freetown yesterday Wednesday June 14th 2017 has sentence one Tamba Koroma to nineteen (19) year imprisonment because the court found him guilty of killing his blood brother Foray Koroma with a stick.
Jun 15, 2017, 17:04

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Madam Zainab Sheriff Bangura For Lunsar Constituency
“Women will soon have political power. Woman suffrage and permanent peace will go together. When a country is in a state of mind to grant the vote to its women, it is a sign that that country is ripe for permanent peace. Women don’t feel as men do about war. They are the mothers of the race. Men think of the economic results, women think of the grief and pain.”_Dr. Aletta Jacobs,(1851-1929) Holland.
Jun 15, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 4th National Quranic Competition Ends Successfully
The Foundation of Islamic Organization Sierra Leone Limited on Sunday 11th, June 2017, successfully completed the forth National Quranic Competition at the Fourah Bay College (FBC) campus in Freetown to spread the knowledge of Islam and motivate those who are learning the Quran.
Jun 15, 2017, 17:00

NEWS
Sylvia Blyden in New York Unveils to U.N. audience an unpublicised dimension in caring for Disables.. APC Builds the Toll Highway and Roads as Disable Friendly
Sierra Leone Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has on Tuesday 13th June, 2017, unveiled to an audience at the United Nations in New York that the current All Peoples Congress (APC) led government is caring for the welfare or Disables to a dimension that sometimes go un-noticed. She cited examples including ongoing massive roads construction done with welfare of Disable pedestrians in mind.
Jun 14, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Alleged Theft of Mosquito Bed Nets at Moyeba Community Health Center … Accused Remanded
Magistrate John Fornah of the Ross Road Magistrate Court No.2 yesterday Tuesday June 13th 2017 has remanded in custody at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown one Osman Koroma for the alleged theft of Mosquito Bed Nets at the Moyeba Community Health Center in the East End of Freetown.
Jun 14, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLRA Holds Public Consultation and Discussion on the Wellington – Masiaka Toll Road Construction
The Sierra Leone Roads Authority together with the consultants of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment yesterday Tuesday June 13th at the Waterloo District Council Hall has concluded two days Public Consultation and discussion with stakeholders and residents within the Toll Roads axes.
Jun 14, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Army Chief Assures Sierra Leone amidst Terrorism Concerns
Sierra Leone’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has said in Saudi Arabia that the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) will continue to protect the territorial integrity of the nation at all times and “we would not compromise the security of our country.”
Jun 14, 2017, 17:04

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