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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
By Awareness Times News
Nov 5, 2009, 17:08
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NEWS BRIEFS ARE REPORTS CULLED FROM OTHER LOCAL NEWSPAPERS AND BROUGHT ONLINE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR READERS. THIS MEDIUM DOES NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THE CONTENTS BELOW

Pope to Visit Salone

Local tabloids have intimated that the Pope Benedict XVI, Head of the Catholic Church, is expected in Sierra Leone. The Catholics in Sierra Leone are reportedly putting modalities in place to receive the Pope.

Femi Hebron Kicks PMDC Out

Local tabloids say a senior member and host of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), Femi Hebron recently ungenerously ordered the party to quit his No 9 Hannah Benka-Coker Street residence in Freetown, where the partys national headquarters is located. According to reports, the PMDC headquarter landlords short notice is without a plea for consideration of time. Reports say the party was once taken to court for failing to honour the rent.

Fire Gutted 2 Houses

Reports disclosed that fire recently gutted two houses at Edwards Street in Freetown. Firemen of the National Fire Force battle to save nearby buildings from the flames. The cause of the fire was never known and properties worth millions of Leones were burnt down.

ECOWAS on Anti Money Laundering

Representatives from fifteen (15) countries in the sub-region, under the purview of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have reportedly met in Freetown to discuses the 49 recommendations made by financial action task force committee. According to reports, the main purpose of the conference was to raise awareness to prevent drugs and blood banks from being transformed into illegal sources. Participations have appealed to all stakeholders to sensitize others about the menace.

Salone Signs Agreement with America

Reports have disclosed that the United States of America and the Government of Sierra Leone have signed an agreement to re-establish a Peace Corps program in Sierra Leone. The agreement was reportedly signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura and Glenn Fedzer, the Charge DAffairs for the U.S. Embassy in Freetown. Reports say fifty (50) Peace Corps Volunteers will be visiting Sierra Leone in June next year.

Justice Fofana Warns Biriwa People

Reports say High Court Judge, Justice Abdulai S. Fofana who is probing the conduct of the Paramount Chief of Biriwa Chiefdom recently warned those intended to give evidence before the Commission to be honest and say the truth whilst testifying before the Commission. The hearings started on the 2nd November 2009 at Makeni.

President Koroma Commissions Tele Medicine

The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone has commissioned the newly installed Tele-Medicine, Tele- Education and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) facility in Freetown, Sierra Leone. According to reports, the E-Connectivity targets various components in the practices of medicine, including conversation between medical personnel regarding diseases, sharing knowledge and medicines etc.


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