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NEWS : Politics
As main opposition supporters gagged in Kenema… SLPP PAOPA gives NPRC-style Decree against Free Speech
The pro-PAOPA faction of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has issued a gag order on its members which is similar to the one that was done during the ruthless and barbaric military junta days of Julius Maada Bio, Kandeh Yumkella and John Benjamin.
Aug 4, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Achieving Nation’s Agenda for Prosperity…Sierra Leone Ports GM A Quiet Overachiever
“We will drive down the time and costs of doing business through the port at Freetown, simplifying and demystifying clearance and export tariffs and processes, and ensuring crucial medical and agricultural supplies get to where they need to be quickly” – Abu Bangura – Ports GM
Aug 4, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : After 4 months grace period…NATCOM Reviews Mobile Companies Compliance
In performing its mandate as the nation’s telecommunications regulator, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) under the able and dynamic leadership of Momoh Konte on Thursday August 3rd 2017 at the Commission’s headquarters in Freetown engaged mobile communications service providers on their compliance with a better service provision memorandum that they signed with NATCOM about four months ago.
Aug 4, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
“The Citizen’s Manifesto is a Photocopy of the APC’s Manifesto” Avers Cornelius Deveaux
Deputy Minister of Information and Communication who also doubles as Deputy Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party, Hon. Cornelius Deveaux has on Thursday 3rd August 2017, at the usual government press briefing, Youyi Building in Freetown, described the recently launched ‘Citizen’s Manifesto’ by Civil Society Groups in Freetown as a complete photocopy of the APC’s manifesto.
Aug 4, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : For Stealing Mobile Phones …Man Incarcerated to 2 year in Prison
Justice Komba Kamanda at the High Court of Freetown has convicted and jailed one Peter Fawundu, who went into the dwelling house of one Mabel Thoronka and stole therein three mobile phones.
Aug 4, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 30 Staff of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development will go China for Seminar on Economic Planning
Thirty (30) staff of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development will depart the shore of Freetown to China on 14th August 2017. The purpose of their trip is to attend a seminar on Medium and Long-Term Economic planning for Sierra Leone.
Aug 4, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sheku Sillah Donates Medical Books worth $5000 to COMAHS Nursing Faculty
As part of his services to boost the health sector in his own way, a Sierra Leonean nurse based in the United States of America, Sheku Tejan Sillah on Wednesday 2nd August 2017, donated more than 100 hundred assorted medical books worth Five Thousand United States Dollars ($5000) to the Nursing Department of College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences.
Aug 4, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Siera Leone News : NaCSA Engages Contractors on their Obligation to Pay Tax
The Pro- Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation in the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has engaged contractors of the project on their obligation to do their payments of tax to the government. The meeting was held on Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 at the NaCSA Conference Room Charlotte Street in Freetown and provided a platform for both the Commission and its contractors to deliberate on important issues of national development.
Aug 4, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Passes Into Law the National Medical Supplies Agency Act 2017
The Parliament of Sierra Leone on Thursday 3rd August 2017, debated and passed into law the Bill entitled “The National Medical Supplies Agency Act 2017,” with some amendments.
Aug 4, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
JOB is Frustrated as Partners snub SLPP's Violence
Former Chairman and Leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), has expressed frustration over what he referred to as international partners snub to the SLPP, which he said resulting from violence within the party.
Aug 3, 2017, 17:20

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Air Mauritania Makes Inaugural Flight to Freetown
The Freetown International Airport has on Wednesday 2nd August, 2017, welcomed the Maiden flight of Air Mauritana to Sierra Leone with direct connection to Conakry , Guinea and onward connection to Dakar , Senegal .
Aug 3, 2017, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kerry Town Robbery … “Accused Persons Wanted to Rape my Wife,’’ Complainant Testifies
Magistrate Albert Moody presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at the Main Law Court Building in Freetown yesterday Wednesday August 2nd2017, remanded in custody Mohamed Kanu, Alimamy Turay, Santigie Bundu and Abass Momoh Kamara at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown for allegedly attacking Mr. Mahmoud Sink and his family with cutlasses and other deadly weapons and stole valuable properties worth millions of Leones.
Aug 3, 2017, 17:16

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Remembering Edward Wilmot Blyden (b. August 3rd 1832)
Edward Wilmot Blyden :- Father of Pan Africanism (August 3, 1832 to February 7, 1912) Today, August 3rd 2017 marks the 185th anniversary of the birth of EDWARD WILMOT BLYDEN. All over the world from the Caribbean where streets and monuments are named after him; to the USA where whole buildings and libraries have been dedicated to him and where his written work is archived and studiously examined by scholars; to nearer Liberia where the most prestigious lecture forum is named the Edward Wilmot Blyden Forum and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says one of her greatest compliments was to have been told she is a modern day embodiment of Blyden; to South Africa where President Thabo Mbeki generously sprinkles his speeches with mention of, and quotes from this great man; to Nigeria where this son of a captured Ibo slave returned in glory and left his indelible mark; to Ethiopia where his written work is closely studied by Rastafarians, the name Edward Blyden evokes admiration, awe and immense respect.
Aug 3, 2017, 17:14

NEWS
Hon. Buya Kamara, 2 others in China on Shandong Steel’s invitation
A delegation of three, amongst them, Mr. Raymond Moshe Roberts, Board Chairman of the National Mineral Agency (NMA) and head of delegation, and Hon. Buya Kamara, a Board Director of Shandong Steel Company, who also doubles as APC’s Regional Chairman, North, on Tuesday, 1st August, 2017, arrived in China on the invitation of Shandong Steel Company.
Aug 3, 2017, 17:12

NEWS
African women in Brussels call for more inclusion
African women residing in the EU capital of Brussels have added their voices to the clarion call for more inclusion of women in all spheres of governance. Led by the President of the African Women’s League in Belgium, Ms Regina Mukondola, she hammered home the message to members of the diplomatic family in attendance during the celebration of the African Women’s Day at the ACP headquarter in Brussels on 28th July this year.
Aug 3, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ONS Presents Spec Conceptual Framework to President Koroma
The Office of National Security (ONS) on Tuesday 1st August 2017 presented President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma the Conceptual Framework of the Special Presidential Committee on Education (SPEC) at State House in Freetown.
Aug 3, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 19 Doctors and Nurses off to China for Pediatric Critical Care Training
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Freetown has provided 19 spaces to doctors and nurses of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to pursue a training course in Pediatric Critical Care in China. The training will be held at the Hunan Children’s Hospital, Hunan Province, China between 2 August and 26 September 2017.
Aug 3, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Bank Governor Pays Courtesy Call On Acc Commissioner
The newly appointed Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone Dr. Patrick Saidu Conteh on Wednesday 2nd August paid a courtesy call on the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Ady Macauley Esq. Speaking at the Conference Room of the ACC, Dr. Conteh described the ACC as a critical partner to the work of the Bank, adding that he is very appreciative of the support the Commission has been rendering to the Bank all this while. The Governor said he is looking forward to strengthening the relationship between the two institutions during his term.
Aug 3, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Freetown City Council Fires 3 Staff for Corruption
The Freetown City Council (FCC) has terminated the services of three staff following an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for corruption-related offences.
Aug 3, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLANSA Engages Blacksmiths on the Arms and Ammunition Act 2012
From left to right; SLANSA Coordinator, Adenike Cole), ONS Langoba Kieli’, Marilyn Palmer and AIG AL Sheik Kamara.
Aug 3, 2017, 17:00

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
MY REACTION TO DR. KANDEH YUMKELLA’S COMMENTS ABOUT PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
I am currently out of the country in the United States of America. However, I am following the trend of events back home. One of the events that has captured my attention, is the audio statement made by Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, with regards our university study program - “Peace and Conflict Studies”.
Aug 2, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : DFID’s Sally Taylor bids farewell to President Koroma
After successful implementation of the Department for International Development (DFID) programmes in Sierra Leone, Madam Sally Taylor, Head of DFID, has on Tuesday 1st August 2017, paid a farewell courtesy call on President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Aug 2, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Teacher Allegedly Penetrates 5 Year Old Girl
Justice Alieu John Bosco July 31st, 2017 has remanded the accused person Kekuda Mansaray who is a teacher in custody at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown for the alleged sexual penetration on a five-year-old girl (name withheld).
Aug 2, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Port General Manager in Transformation Drive
In previous editions, the Sierra Leone Ports Authority was put in spotlight with regards the transformation processes at the Port which includes the ongoing privatization exercise that saw the Sierra Leone Ports Authority as a landlord, the establishment of a customer hotline service, the developing a harmonized process map of clearing consignments at the port and the Electronics Single Window System (ESWS) and the ongoing infrastructural projects which include the extension of the quay, the resurfacing of the terminal, the rehabilitation of the exit road, the construction of the multipurpose building at the Targrin Ferry Terminal and the installation of fenders and bollards at the quay terminal.
Aug 2, 2017, 17:08

NEWS
Dr. Sarah Bendu Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from University of London
It was a historic day for Sierra Leone, as one of her illustrious and result-oriented daughters, Dr Sarah Finda Bendu, was awarded a honorary doctorate degree in Public Administration by the University of London (Graduate School) in Dubai, on 28 July 2017.
Aug 2, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NCD Concludes Two-Day Stakeholders Workshop
The National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has concluded a two-day stakeholders’ workshop to develop a national non-formal curriculum on Civic Education at the Makambo Village Resort in Makeni.
Aug 2, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Henry Fergusson School Heritage Club performs Harvest Cultural Dance
Clad in traditional Temne folk costumes, the celebrants shook their bodies with unimaginable swiftness. As the drums beat, so does the dancers.
Aug 2, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Henry Fergusson School Heritage Club performs Harvest Cultural Dance
Clad in traditional Temne folk costumes, the celebrants shook their bodies with unimaginable swiftness. As the drums beat, so does the dancers.
Aug 2, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sea-wright Mining Pays Over Le 580 M Land Lease
Sea-wright Mining Company in compliance with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to its operational Chiefdoms of Nimiyama Chiefdom, in Kono District and GoramaMende Chiefdom, in Kenema District has paid over Le 580,000,000 Million as land lease.
Aug 2, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Koroma & Ouattara Architects of Development
A ceremony which both presidents lavishly praised the developmental strives of the other, saw His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone on Monday 31st July, 2017, decorated his Ivorian counterpart, His Excellency Alassane Ouattara.
Aug 1, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 30 Media Officials return Home from China
The 30 media officials and journalist that were invited by People’s Republic of China to attend a seminar for media official and journalists from Sierra Leone from different media houses in both the electronic and the print have returned home on Friday 28th July 2017.
Aug 1, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Office of Ombudsman Promotes 14 Staff Members
Sierra Leone Office of Ombudsman has yesterday Monday 31st July, 2017, promoted fourteen (14) staff members on basis of their dedicated service and their length of service to the office.
Aug 1, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : CAF Committed to Enhance Development in Sima Town
A non-political community based organisation known as Community Aid Foundation (CAF) with the slogan: “Love Where You Live” is now poise to bring development nearer to the people and respond to community needs in and around Sima Town in the outskirt of Devil Hole along the Freetown/Waterloo Highway.
Aug 1, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Launches Conakry Dee Mini Grid
As part of efforts to increase energy access to rural communities, His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 28 July 2017, launched the Conakry Dee Mini Grid in Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Port Loko district.
Aug 1, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As President Koroma De- amalgamate the country... Sierra Leone now has 190 Chiefdoms and 16 Districts
His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has on Saturday 29th July 2017, launched the de-amalgamation of chiefdoms in Sierra Leone.
Jul 31, 2017, 12:12

NEWS : Politics
SLPP’s Victor Sheriff Joins APC
In a jam packed Court Barry in Jurine Town Sorogbeima Chiefdom in the Pujehun District Mr. Victor Sheriff who was a leading member of the team of key SLPP stake holders and many other that took the SLPP Party to Court and won, have yesterday Sunday 30th July, 3017, decided to join the All Peoples Congress (APC) for the development of their Mother Land , Sierra Leone.
Jul 31, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Rev. Marie Yansaneh Shares Presidential Dreams with Women’s Forum
Saturday 29th July 2017, has seen Hon. Rev. Marie Yansaneh, one of Africa’s famous female veteran politicians, formally inform WOMEN’S FORUM of her intention to vie for highest office in the land; President of Sierra Leone under the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party.
Jul 31, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Ernest Koroma turns sod for the construction of 200 – bed hospital
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has said that the construction of two ultra modern hospitals in the Western Area is a continuation of government’s commitment to strengthening the health sector under the health sector reform project.
Jul 31, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP. FOH Welcomes Ivorian President to Sierra Leone
Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor BockarieFoh has Sunday 30th July 2017, at the Lungi International Airport received the President of Ivory Coast, His Excellency AlassaneOuattarawho is in Sierra Leone on a two-day working visit.
Jul 31, 2017, 12:04

NEWS
Commonwealth University Salutes Amb. Yansaneh With Doctorate Degree
The Commonwealth University has on Friday, 28th July 2018 at the Raintree Hotel, Rolla Street, Dur Dubai in the presence of international diplomats and esteemed professors across the world conferred a Doctorate Degree to National Secretary General of the All Peoples Congress party-Ambassador Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh.
Jul 31, 2017, 12:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
An evil man in Sierra Leone passed away after thousands were hacked to death – lest we forget
On 29th July, 2017, fourteen years ago, a wicked and monstrous rebel war lord by the name of Foday Saybanah Sankoh died of pneumonia in the custody of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Jul 31, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Koroma’s Gov’t to Launch Chiefdoms De Amalgamation
Report reaching Awareness Times Newspaper is that the government of His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma will tomorrow Saturday 29th July, 2017, officially launch that De Amalgamation of chiefdoms across the country.
Jul 28, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UMC Women Break Silence on Violation of the Rights of Women and Girls
United Methodist Church (UMC) Women yesterday Thursday July 27th, 2017, came out in their numbers to break their silence against the infringement of the rights of women and girls in Sierra Leone. They demonstrated this by marching from UMC house to King Memorial Church, all in Central Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone.
Jul 28, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Methodist Boys High School Expells over 200 Pupils
Principal of Methodist Boys High School Senior Division, Ibrahim Gibril Bakarr has disclosed to this medium that the administration has took a unanimous decision in expelling over 200 pupils in the SSS division to find another school due to their abysmal performance in the 2016/2017 academic year.
Jul 28, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sheik Allegedly Penetrates Seven-Year-Old Girl Child
Magistrate Albert Moody has ordered that the accused person Osman Bargio Sesay should be taken to the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown for the alleged offense of Sexual Penetration on a seven-year old child (name withheld).
Jul 28, 2017, 17:04

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
The Short Political Reign of First Rwanda Female Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana
Agathe Uwilingiyimana (23 May 1953 – 7 April 1994), sometimes known as Madame Agathe, was a Rwandan political figure. She served as Prime Minister of Rwanda from 18 July 1993 until her assassination on 7 April 1994 (aged 41yrs old), during the opening stages of the 100 days Rwandan Genocide which claimed the lives of closed to a million people.
Jul 28, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Vp Victor Foh Launches the National Tree Planting – 2017
Vice President, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Thursday 27th July, 2017 launched the National Tree Planting – 2017 on the Western Area Water Catchment Areas.
Jul 28, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As female contender throws her hat into the ring against male aspirants Marie Yansaneh Aspires for next APC Presidency
Prominent women and children’s rights activist, Honourable Reverend Marie Yansaneh has declared for the flagbearership of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party.
Jul 27, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : "We Added Internet Penetration Rate In Sierra Leone By 4%"-Momoh Konte
Tuesday 25th July, 2017: "When I took over NATCOM in March 2015, the internet penetration rate in the country was 0.25% but today we have increased it to 4%, beating other countries in the sub region," NATCOM Chairman, Momoh Konte, told journalists in Freetown.
Jul 27, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister Mohamed Bangura & WhatsApp User in Court
Magistrate Albert Moody presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court N0.1 at Siaka Steven’s Street Main Law Court Building in Freetown yesterday July 26th, 2017, has granted bail to one Francis Sahr Josiah who is alleged to have disparaged the repetition and image of the Honorable Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Bangura and his family members on various WhatsApp platforms in the view of right thinking members of the public.
Jul 27, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 14 Chiefs Endorse Momoh Vandi as Focal Person in the Eastern Region
Fourteen Paramount Chiefs, from the Eastern Provincial District of Kenema, on Tuesday July 25th2017, unanimously presented the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Momoh Vandi, to serve as their focal point in coordinating all activities in the eastern region.
Jul 27, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Tombodu people hail First Lady for Providing Health Centre
The people of Tombodu, Kamara Chiefdom in the Kono District have expressed profound gratitude to the First Lady, Sia Nyama Koroma for her relentless effort in advocating for the rehabilitation of the Tombodu Community Heath Centre.
Jul 27, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Scribe now Dr. Ambassador Alhaji Yansaneh
The National Secreatry General of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party Ambassador Alhaji Foday Osman Yansaneh has left the shores of Sierra Leone for his Doctorate Degree by the Common Wealth University.
Jul 26, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Caritas Freetown Hands Over 9 Community Boreholes and Pumps
Caritas Freetown has on Tuesday 25th July, 2017, commissioned and hands over nine (9) community boreholes and pumps in various communities within the Western Area Rural District. The boreholes which are part of the organization’s WASH project cost around seven hundred and fifty million Leones (Le 750, 000, 000).
Jul 26, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : China-Aid Agricultural Technical Cooperation Project hand over Agriculture Materials to the Ministry of Agriculture
On 21st July ,2017 at a handing over ceremony held at Ogoo Farm in Freetown, China-Aid Agricultural Technical Cooperation Project Team handed agricultural materials to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS). The items include seed rice, maize, agro chemicals, fertilizer, pesticides and power tillers for farmers within the Western Area District. Dignitaries present included The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food security Prof. Monty Jones and his entourage , Mr Shen Xiaokai, the Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone, the District agricultural officer, the Chinese technical team, National federation of farmers Sierra Leone representative and lot of farmers in the western Area.
Jul 26, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Photo News
Teaching Gender Rights to Remote Communities Around Sierra Leone
Teaching Gender Rights to Remote Communities Around Sierra Leone
Jul 26, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : National Tourist Board to Embark on Aggressive Marketing
As Sierra Leone was ranked as the world top most and one of the fastest tourism destination and attraction, the General Manager of the Sierra Leone National Tourist Board, Yassin Kargbo has disclosed that they are going to embark on aggressive marketing of the country.
Jul 26, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Sierra Leone Successfully Chairs AU Committee on UN Security Council reform… Koroma Bags Support from Russia Government
As H.E. President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma shifts into topmost gear to ensure Africa gets its rightful place in the Security Council of the United Nations, his Foreign Minister Dr. Samura Kamara has been specially hosted by Russia, one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. Speaking to journalists after the meeting last week Friday 21st July 2017, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, expressed understanding over Africa's call for a more robust presence within the UN Security Council.
Jul 25, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 58-year Man in alleged Sexually Penetration of Nine-year old girl
58-yearman, Gina Amara,on Friday 21st July 2017,re-appeared before Magistrate Albert Moody of Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1, for allegedly penetrating a nine-year old minor (name withheld) in Freetown.
Jul 25, 2017, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
The Nightmare of 37yrs Old Woman with 38 Children
Nalongo Muzaala Bana (the twin mother that produces quadruples) is what Mariam Nabatanzi Babirye goes by where she resides in Kabimbiri village, Mukono District, Central Uganda.
Jul 25, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Human Rights Commission Signs MOU with NCPD
The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone(HRCSL) on Monday 24th July at the School for the Blind signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Commission for Persons with Disability (NCPD) on thematic report, complaints handling mechanism and provision of technical/legal support to the NCPD on Disability cases reported.
Jul 25, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mano River Union Secretariat Completes Three-day Orientation Seminar
The Mano River Union, the intergovernmental economic integration institution consisting of our countries of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote D’Ivoire has its Secretariat in Freetown Sierra Leone. The Union held a three-day staff and Management orientation seminar from Thursday 20th July to Saturday 22nd July instant.
Jul 25, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Obituaries
Sierra Leone Civil Servant Dies in China
The Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in the People’s Republic of China regrets to announce the sudden death of Mrs. Alice Lucy Kandeh which sad event took place in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, China, on July 24th,2017.
Jul 25, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Parliament says Falaba and Karene to become administrative districts... 2018 Elections Get 16 Electoral Districts 132 Constituencies
The Parliament of Sierra Leone on Friday 21st July 2017 voted for the laying of 40 Constitutional and Statutory Instruments relating to the delimitations of Constituencies and Wards in the 16-Electoral Districts (14-Provincials and 2-Western Region), including Falaba and Karene.
Jul 24, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Small Arms Commission Updates President Koroma
Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms (SLNCSA) Major General (Rtd) Mohamed Sheku Tarawallie on Thursday 20 July 2017 updated President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House on the successes and achievements of the Commission since its inception in June 2010.
Jul 24, 2017, 12:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
“It is time for all of us to clean up Sierra Leone” Message to the nation on littering and safe waste disposal from Mrs Sia Koroma – First Lady of Sierra Leone
Every parent has hopes and dreams for their children. We want them to succeed in life, learn more and achieve more than we have. Above all, we pray that they will grow into healthy adults, who will live productive and prosperous lives.
Jul 24, 2017, 12:06

NEWS
The Gambia, Sierra Leone universities strengthen ties, sign MoU
July 21, 2017 Publisher and Chief Executive Officer KABS KANU COMMENTARY, Uncategorized 0
Jul 24, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives Energy Report
Thdetailed presentation to President Ernest Bai Koroma on the country's e Ministry of Energy on Friday July 21 gave a energy sector and the steps taken to improve it.
Jul 24, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Enacts the Sierra Leone Meteorological Agency Act 2017
The Parliament of Sierra Leone on Thursday 20th July 2017 debated and enacted into law the Bill entitled: “The Sierra Leone Meteorological Agency Act 2017” with some amendments.
Jul 24, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
APC & SLPP MPs Approve 3 Cities to Enjoy Water Supply
The Parliament of Sierra Leone on Thursday 20th July 2017 debated and ratified two protocol agreements aimed at providing supplementary financing to the three towns water and sanitation project, including job creation for 120 youths and the extension of water and sanitation facilities in Makeni, Bo and Kenema.
Jul 21, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Siaka Stevens Hall In Kamakwie, Karene District, North Western Province, Will Host Children From Across Sierra Leone At This Year’s Annual General Meeting Of The Children’s Forum Network
The Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, has endorsed a request by the leadership of the Children’s Forum Network (CFN) to have their Annual General Meeting hold in the newly demarcated Karene District in North Western Province.
Jul 21, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Hosts Afreximbank
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 19 July hosted at State House the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of African Export-Import-Bank (Afreximbank) Dr Benedict Okey Oramah and team who were in the country to explore investment opportunities.
Jul 21, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Arabic Teacher Charge to Court for Sexual Penetration on Two Children
Magistrate Albert Moody presiding over Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at the Main Law Court Building in Freetown, yesterday 20th July 2017 has remanded in custody at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown Osman Bargio Sesay who is an Arabic Teacher for the offenses of sexual penetration on two children who are below the age of eighteen and their actual ages are six (6) and seven (7) year old respectively.
Jul 21, 2017, 17:04

NEWS
Sierra Leone Pilgrims ranked the most peaceful from West Africa in 2016
Sierra Leone’s profile over the weekend leapfrogged positively in the global Hajj affairs with one of the best awards given to the nation’s Pilgrims and the Management of the Sierra Leone National Hajj Coordinating Committee (SLNHCC) for their “exemplary performance” last year.
Jul 21, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Politics
As he urges Kandeh Yumkella to return to the SLPP Flagbearer race…JOB Warns KKY , No Coalition Can Defeat APC Party
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has warned Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella (KKY) not to join any coalition if he wants to contest in the March 2018 Presidential election. Mr. John Oponjo Benjamin was speaking to the Awareness Times Newspaper yesterday Wednesday 19th July, 2017.
Jul 20, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 16 Paramount Chiefs Take Leave of President Koroma
A total of sixteen (16) Paramount Chiefs yesterday 18 July 2017 took leave of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma to attend the Ahmaddiyya annual Jalsa Salana conference in the United Kingdom. The 16 Paramount Chiefs, according to Vice President Dr Victor Bockarie Foh who led the delegation, will be leaving the shores of Sierra Leone on the 23rd and 27th July for the UK to witness the conference scheduled to hold on the 28 to 30 July 2017.
Jul 20, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Coast Clique Member Allegedly Kill Saidu Kamara…Wife of the Deceased Identified Corpse Lying in a Pool of Blood
Yesterday July 19th 2017, the first prosecution witness, Detective Sergeant 378 Ghatina Johnny testified in court before Magistrate Albert Moody presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at the Main Law Court Building in Freetown said that he is attached at the Central Police Station.
Jul 20, 2017, 17:12

NEWS
Vice President of the Special Residual Court for Sierra Leone addresses African Union Peace and Security Council
Hon. Justice Elizabeth Ibanda Nahamya, the Vice President of the Special Residual Court for Sierra Leone on Tuesday 18th July, 2017 addressed the Member States of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the workings of the Court at the African Union Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa.
Jul 20, 2017, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
REACTION! REACTION! REACTION!
My attention has been drawn to a poorly written piece on the social media by a Kenema based journalist claiming that I Maya Moiwo Kaikai Minister of Local Government and Rural Development and also Deputy Regional Chairman of our enviable All Peoples Congress (APC) Party East intends to contest for the Regional Position of the party.
Jul 20, 2017, 17:08

NEWS
Sierra Leone Leads UK, USA, Others in Washington Robotics Challenge
The final scores released by the organisers of the 2017 First Global Robotics Challenge has placed Team Sierra Leone at 37, ahead of the United Kingdom, Norway, United States of America, Australia, Japan and other developed nations.
Jul 20, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Your $50 million diamond is safe in our hands – says Sierra Leone National Minerals Agency
After much speculation and pressure from the Sierra Leone Telegraph, demanding that the government of Sierra Leone makes a statement about the whereabouts of the estimated $50 million diamond, which was found a few months ago by a local pastor in Kono, the country’s National Minerals Agency has today issued a statement saying that the diamond is safe and sound, and that they have not been able to sell it on the open market in Antwerp.
Jul 20, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “It is time for all of us to clean up Sierra Leone”Message to the nation on littering and safe waste disposal from Mrs Sia Koroma – First Lady of Sierra Leone
Every parent has hopes and dreams for their children. We want them to succeed in life, learn more and achieve more than we have. Above all, we pray that they will grow into healthy adults, who will live productive and prosperous lives.
Jul 20, 2017, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Women, shame and dress code in Sierra Leone
The year is 2017 and in Sierra Leone, a government body has finally issued a public statement decrying the outrageous pattern of security personnel at government buildings who are in the habit of humiliating women in the name of regulating the dress code.
Jul 20, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As PPRC Gives Provisional Certificate to the National Grand Coalition Movement…KKY might Battle APC, SLPP & ADP in 2018 Elections
Dr. Kandeh Yumkella’s National Grand Coalition Movement (NGCM), together with the National Democratic Movement for Development (NDMD), the Peoples Democratic League (PDL), the Republican National Independent and (ReNIP) and the Unity Movement (UM) are all now set to probably face the two leading political parties in Sierra Leone: the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and the ruling All Peoples Congress(APC).
Jul 19, 2017, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves $30 Million Financing Agreement
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 18th July 2017 debated and ratified a $30 Million Financing Agreement geared towards improving and strengthening the economy of the country after the twin-shocks of ebola and the drop in the prices of iron ore.
Jul 19, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MSWGCA Meets Women’s Forum Coordinator for North Western Province
Mr. Bamie Joseph Sesay, the head of North Western Province operations of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, accompanied by his deputy Mr. Gassimu Sesay, has yesterday July 18th,2017, held an initial meeting with newly appointed WOMEN’S FORUM Coordinator for North Western Province, Madam Mariatu Songo Kanu.
Jul 19, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : London JC in 781 Jerry Cans Palm Oil Frauds
Accused person, Mary Boston who is allegedly charged to court on one count charge of Fraudulent Conversion that police alleged took place sometimes in September 2014 at No.7 Samuel Lane, Kissy in the East End of Freetown fraudulently converted to her own use and benefit certain property that is to say seven hundred and eighty one (781)Jerry Cans of palm oil valued four hundred and fourteen million two hundred and forty thousand four hundred Leones (Le414,240,000) entrusted to her by one Mohamed Kamara for the purposes of sales.
Jul 19, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Glenna Thompson Takes Oath of Office as Justice of Supreme Court
Ms. Glenna Thompson was sworn in yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 18th July 2017 as a justice of the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone. Her appointment came following the vacancy created by the appointment of Justice Patrick Hamilton, a member of the Supreme Court, as Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC).
Jul 19, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
30 Sierra Leoneans arrive in China on Urbanization Construction Management training
A total of thirty (30) Sierra Leoneans on Tuesday 18th July, 2017, arrived in China for a three week long training on Urbanization Construction Management, organized by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
Jul 19, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : V P. Foh Sympathises With The Family Of Late Karie Kargbo
Vice President, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh and wife, Madam Jonta Foh today Tuesday 18th July, 2017 visited the home of the late Haja Karie Kargbo who died on Monday 17th July this year.
Jul 19, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Momoh Konteh Boosts School Children in Wara –Wara Bafodia Chiefdom
Chairman of National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM) Mr. Momoh Konteh has on Thursday 13th July 2017 handed over four (4) class rooms building with administrative office and store to the people of Wara- Wara Bafodia Chiefdom, Koinadugu District to help boost academic work in the Chiefdom.
Jul 19, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves Dr. Conteh as New Bank Governor of Sierra Leone
Mr. Bamie Joseph Sesay, the head of North Western Province operations of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, accompanied by his deputy Mr. Gassimu Sesay, has yesterday July 18th,2017, held an initial meeting with newly appointed WOMEN’S FORUM Coordinator for North Western Province, Madam Mariatu Songo Kanu.
Jul 19, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : North Western Province Gears Up for More Social Protection
The Assistant Inspector General of Police for North Western Province Mr. F.U.K. Dabo has yesterday 18th July 2017, hosted the North Western Province Assistant Director of Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) Mr. Bamie Joseph Sesay. The meeting was in the provincial headquarters of Port Loko City.
Jul 19, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Minister Boasts "I’m selfless servant to the Presidency"
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications has during a telephone call interview with Awareness Times Newspaper said “I am a selfless servant to the presidency.”
Jul 18, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EU Ambassador Pays Farewell Courtesy Call On President Koroma
The outgoing head of the European Union (EU) delegation to the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ambassador Peter Versteeg on Monday 17th July, 2017, paid a farewell courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Jul 18, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NATCOM and Africell Connect Wara Wara Bafodia to the World
Sierra Leone mobile telecommunication company Africell and National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM) has on Thursday 13th July 2017 lunched the communication pole and connect the people of Wara Wara Bafodia Chiefdom, Koinadugu District, Northern Sierra Leone, to the world of communication.
Jul 18, 2017, 17:06

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
African Union endorses major new initiatives to end AIDS
GENEVA, ADDIS ABABA, 3 July 2017—African heads of state have endorsed two major new initiatives to help end AIDS by 2030. The community health workers initiative aims to recruit, train and deploy 2 million community health workers across Africa by 2020. The western and central Africa catch-up plan aims to rapidly accelerate access to HIV treatment in the region and close the gap in access between African regions.
Jul 18, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Three convicts Sentence for being found in a Place Use for Smoking Cannabis Sativa
Magistrate Albert Moody previously of Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 now presiding over Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at the main Law Court Building in Freetown yesterday Monday July 17th 2017, has sentence three convicts Sallieu Black, Emmanuel Nicol and Mohamed Black Kamara who are found guilty of the offenses of being found in a place use for smoking cannabis sativa and obstruction of two police officers whilst executing their lawful duties.
Jul 18, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PMSD Trains District, Ward Facilitators
The Performance Management and Service Delivery Directorate in the Office of the Chief of Staff (PMSD) on Monday 17th July, 2017, engaged civil society organizations drawn from different consortiums at a four-day community and civil society organization accountability initiative training at the African Graduate University Campus, Civil Service Training College, Tower Hill in Freetown.
Jul 18, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As PAOPA Mourns Strong, Dedicated and Selfless Chairman…SLPP Member in Constituency 104; Aziz Carew is Dead!
Abdul Aziz Carew, a dedicated and strong supporter of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) was on Friday 14th July, 2017, confirmed dead after according to family sources, he was admitted at Satellite Hospital in Freetown, when he earlier got at attack.
Jul 17, 2017, 12:08


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