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NEWS : Politics
John Ben Vows to take PPRC & SLPP to court
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin has late evening of Thursday 10th August, 2017, vowed to take a high court legal action against the current leadership of the SLPP, as well as the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC).
Aug 14, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives Annual Reports from Financial Intelligence Unit
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 8 August received the 2013 and 2014 Annual Reports from the Financial Intelligence Unit at State House in Freetown.The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is a body dealing with anti-money laundering and combating terrorism financing in Sierra Leone.
Aug 14, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Our Lady of Guadalupe Alumni SL Adopts New Constitution
Alumni of Our Lady of Guadalupe Secondary School in Lunsar, Port Loko District, Northern Province of Sierra Leone, have on Sunday 6th August 2017, deliberated and adopted their constitution, which will serve as guiding instrument for their association.
Aug 14, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : "The stun gun is mine," Kamaraimba's bodyguard confirms
The stun gun is mine, Mohamed King Fish Bangura a bodyguard to Mr Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray testified under oath at the Segbwema magistrate court on Thursday August 10, 2017.
Aug 14, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Secures Conviction against WAEC Examiner in Bo District
11th August, 2017: The High Court of Sierra Leone holden at Bo and presided over by the Hon. Justice Kekura Bangura, on 10th August 2017 convicted Abdulrahman Sesay on one count of soliciting an advantage contrary to Section 28(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008 and Hector Junisa Kallon on one count of abetting a corruption offence, contrary to Section 128(1) Act No. 12 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.
Aug 14, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : US$2,750,000 JSDF Grant to Sierra Leone to Strengthen Community Mobilization and Service Delivery
FREETOWN, August 10, 2017 The World Bank Group, through its agency, the International Development Association (IDA), and acting as administrator of funds under the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF), is providing a grant of two million, seven hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars (US$2,750,000) to the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) to help strengthen social cohesion and reinforce the role of Local Councils in delivering public services, among others.
Aug 14, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma sends Maya Kaikai on a Regional Tour
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has dispatched his Minister of Local Government and Rural Development to travel around the entire country in a bid to popularize the fact that Sierra Leone now has 190 Chiefdoms, 5 regions, 22 local councils, 16 electoral districts of which 14 districts are provincial districts.
Aug 11, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Politics
APC Scribe Gives Exclusive Interview after yesterday s NAC Meeting
National Secretary General of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) has confirmed that his party will rollout a massive sensitisation process on the new regions, districts, constituencies and wards around Sierra Leone.
Aug 11, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gateway Preparatory School Tops NPSE results
Following publication of the 2017 National Primary School Examination (NPSE) results by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, out of 3,494 primary schools nationwide which entered for the 2017 NPSE, Gateway Daycare, Nursery and Preparatory School located at 81 Fort Street, off Circular Road was ranked 1st position with an average aggregate of 320.45.
Aug 11, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : University Of Sierra Leone And The University Of Guinea To Engage In Academic Exchange
A two man delegation from the University of Guinea has concluded a two - day working visit to the University of Sierra Leone. The purpose of the visit was to discuss a proposal for partnership between the two institutions. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will formalize the relationship. The MOU will cover proposed areas of collaboration including faculty and student exchange especially in the area of language studies.
Aug 11, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IOM & ONS Hands Over Poly-Glu Water Purification Facility to Flood Victims in Mile 6
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) through the Japanese government yesterday Thursday 10th August 2017, have handed over the first water purification facility that uses the innovative Japanese technology to residents of the Disaster Resettlement Community in Mile 6 at Koya town to help flood victims with safe and pure drinking water.
Aug 11, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Armed Robbers Allegedly Terrorizes a Woman
Magistrate Hannah Bonnie currently sitting in for Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at the Siaka Steven Street Main Law Court Building in Freetown, remanded in custody two armed robbers, Alhaji Kamara and Emmanuel Turay at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown for the alleged offenses of conspiracy to commit a felony, robbery with aggravation and assault on one Hawanatu Mansaray.
Aug 11, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : HRCSL Embarks on Nationwide Education on Gender Justice Laws
The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) with funding from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights(OHCHR) on Wednesday 9th August, 2017 began a three days nation wide community engagements on the Gender Justice Laws.
Aug 11, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Tramadol Leads to Violence .Says Pharmacy Board Registrar
Registrar of the Sierra Leone Pharmacy Board, Mr. Wiltshire C. N. Johnson yesterday Thursday 10th August 2017, during a one day Awareness Raising and Community Engagement on the Elimination of Drug Abuse and Drug Peddling organized by the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone (PBSL) in collaboration with Health Network Sierra Leone (HNSL) at the Lenry s Complex in Wellington has disclosed that research has proven that the excessive consumptions of Tramadol by young people in the country is responsible for the major violence that are taking place in the country.
Aug 11, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MPs Trains on Professional Education
Members of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone on Tuesday 8th August 2017 benefitted from a one day training session on professional Standards of our Educational system of the country at committee room one in the House of Parliament, Tower Hill, Freetown.
Aug 11, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Maada Bio & JOB to pay Le120M each for 2018 Presidential Ticket
2012 presidential candidate of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Maada Bio and the former chairman and leader of the party, John Oponjo Benjamin (fondly called JOB) are now to pay a non-refundable candidature fee of Le 120,000,000 (One hundred and twenty million Leones) into a special SLPP account that would be set up by the party to enable them contest for the flagbearership of the party.
Aug 10, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Urges MRU Secretary General to Make Swift Progress in Restructuring the Union
The new Secretary General of the Mano River Union, Ambassador Medina Wesseh has been urged by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, HE Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, to make swift progress in delivering on the mandate given to the Union by the Meeting of the Heads of States and Governments to revive the Union.
Aug 10, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Dauda Kallon Assures the United Nations
Hon. Dauda Kallon of Constituency 93, the Focal Point of the Parliamentary Action Group on the SDGs has assured the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (UN HLPF) in New York of government s unflinching commitment in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.
Aug 10, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Maids can stay in Kuwait using Work Visa-18
Following the widely acclaimed & appreciated step of Kuwait banning all Visa-20 for Sierra Leone passport holders, we can further credibly report from online Kuwaiti sources that Maids from Sierra Leone who want to continue to stay in Kuwait after this new Ban on Visa-20 for Sierra Leone passport holders, can ask their Kuwaiti Employers to convert their Domestic Worker Visa-20 into the more humane Work Permit Visa-18.
Aug 10, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : One Month Old Baby Theft in Rokel Community
One Mariama Sajoh is currently under investigation for the alleged theft of a one month old baby at the Calaba Town Police Station in the east end of Freetown.
Aug 10, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Op-ed: Sally Taylor bids farewell to Sierra Leone
Sally Taylor, Head of DFID Sierra Leone, speaking at the opening ceremony for construction and rehabilitation of eight emergency obstetric and neonatal care facilities in Sierra Leone.
Aug 10, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : DAQVAH Charitable Organization Supports International Breastfeeding Day
The DAQVAH Charitable Organization on Sunday 6th of August 2017, has joined the world over in commemorating International World Breastfeeding Day so that Muslim women and lactating mothers will be better informed about the teachings of the Holy Quran on breastfeeding.
Aug 10, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Reduced Electronic-Passport Price
The House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 8th August 2017 officially reduced the price of E-Passport from the initial price $120 to $100 only.
Aug 10, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 21 Year Old Man in Alleged Case of Murder
Magistrate Hannah Bonnie currently presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court N0.1 at the Siaka Steven Street Main Law Court Building in Freetown, yesterday August 9th 2017 has remanded in custody one Ibrahim Sillah at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown for the alleged murder of one Christopher Mansaray.
Aug 10, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As no more Slave-like Visa 20 for Sierra Leone women... Koroma Succeeds to end Trafficking
His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has once again solidified his credentials as the greatest protector of welfare of the Sierra Leone Woman with the news that his Government has successfully engaged Kuwaiti government to issue a Permanent Ban on recruitment of women to serve as domestic maids in Kuwait. The decision comes amidst widespread condemnation over how Sierra Leone women are being mistreated in Kuwait when working as maids.
Aug 9, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves Hon. David Bai Conteh as New Chairman of SLRTC
The Parliament of Sierra Leone on Tuesday 08th August 2017 extensively debated and unanimously ratified, the Ninth Report of the Fifth Session of the Committee on Appointments and the Public Service by approving Hon. David Bai Conteh as the New Board Chairman of the Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation (SLRTC).
Aug 9, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Alhaji Sexually Abused a 12-Year-Old Girl
Magistrate Hannah Bonnie sitting on behalf of Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at the Main Law Court Building in Freetown has remanded in custody one Alhaji Kamara at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown for the alleged offense of sexual penetration of a twelve-year (12) old-girl.
Aug 9, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Africa Muslim Agency boosts Hajj committee, new MRU SG Meets President Koroma
The Africa Muslim Agency on Tuesday 8 August presented the sum of sixty-thousand eight hundred United States Dollars ($60, 800.00) to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Aug 9, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Urges Farmers To Produce High Yields
At a meeting with the Sierra Leone Women Farmers Forum (SLeWoFF), President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 7 August urged farmers to focus on producing high yields rather than the size of their farms.
Aug 9, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Endorses Peace Keeping Academy
The House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 8th August 2017, endorsed the first Sierra Leone Peace Keeping and Law Enforcement Academy Act 2017.
Aug 9, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Regional One Health Platform Launched in Makeni and Bo
Monday 8th August,2017: Ministries of Health and Sanitation; Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security; and Local Government and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Office of the National Security (ONS)have launched the Regional One Health Platform in Makeni for the northern region and Bo for the south and eastern region at the Bo-Makeni Sahara Hotel.
Aug 9, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Happy Birthday To you John Koroma
Happy Birthday To you John Koroma
Aug 9, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Govt signs Largest Energy Project in Sierra Leone
The documents for the largest energy project in Sierra Leone were signed on Friday 4 August and presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Aug 8, 2017, 17:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
AdvocAid Hails Hon. Dr. Sylvia Blyden
AdvocAid would like to say a big thank you to the Hon. Minister of Social Welfare, Madam Sylvia Blyden for the critical renovations work done to the Bo Remand Home. For many years now this home for juveniles in conflict with the law was in a terrible condition.
Aug 8, 2017, 17:12

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
One year on Sierra Leoneans Still Miss Late Moseray Fadika
Ambassador Gibril Santigie Moseray Fadika, the late business magnate, investor, philanthropist and flag bearer aspirant of the All Peoples Congress (APC) is still missed by the people of Sierra Leone.
Aug 8, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Politics
I am grateful to Professor Blyden, says APC Secretary General
I am grateful to Professor Blyden because in 1967 he paved the way for me to be admitted at Fourah Bay College and I still remember the note he gave to me please admit this student, disclosed Alhaji Doctor Ambassador Osman FodayYansaneh on Friday August 3rd 2017 at the APC Party Headquarter in Freetown at the presentation of a gift of appreciation and honor by cross section of members of the National Union of APC Students ( NUAS) on his recent achievement of double Honorary Masters and Doctorate Degrees from the London Graduate School of Common Wealth University.
Aug 8, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Guadalupe Alumni Poised to Create Inroads for Young Girls
The Alumni of Guadalupe Secondary School in Lunsar has on Sunday 6th August 2017, held a fruitful discussion at the school hall on the various clauses and chapters of their constitution so that they can make positive inroads to improve on the standards of education in mentoring young girls that are attending the school to successfully complete their education.
Aug 8, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone police arrest armed robbers in the west of Freetown
Beach Marshalls of the National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone (NTB) with the help of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) intercepted five robbers two minors and three adults, last Thursday, 3rd August 2017, in possession of a pistol and head masks.
Aug 8, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Husband allegedly kills wife
Magistrate Albert Moody presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at the Siaka Steven Street Main Law Court Building in Freetown on Friday 4th August, 2017, has remanded one Julius Buck husband of the deceased at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown for the Murder of his wife late Sia Sallamatu Faya.
Aug 8, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Happy Birthday To You Master Donald. A. J. Coker
Happy Birthday To You Master Donald. A. J. Coker
Aug 8, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Maada to remove Jamba Smokers off SLPP offices
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has said that the 2012 presidential candidate of the party, Maada Bio, must remove all his jamba smokers off the SLPP offices throughout the country.
Aug 7, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Politics
APC Govt Honours Late Kenema P.C. Vangahun
A top contingent of members of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) have honoured the memory of the late Paramount Chief of Nongowa (Kenema City) P.C. Alhaji Amara Vangahun by attending his 40th Day Ceremony.
Aug 7, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : QCELL Mobile Network is coming to Sierra Leone to compete in a very healthy way - CEO Mohamed Jah Assures
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QCELL Mobile Network has assured that his mobile company is coming to Sierra Leone to compete in a very healthy manner.
Aug 7, 2017, 12:06

NEWS
Sierra Leone Calls for Peace between Israel and Palestine
Sierra Leone has urged the resumption of talks on the two- state solution as the sustainable path to deescalating tensions between Israel and Palestine.
Aug 7, 2017, 12:04

NEWS
Commonwealth African Parliaments Urged to Develop Budget Offices
3rd August, 2017: Sierra Leone s delegation to the 16th Conference of Commonwealth Speakers in Africa, led by the Rt. Hon. Speaker, S.B.B. Dumbuya has returned from Abuja, Nigeria where delegates deliberated on The Role of the Presiding Officer in a Changing Society. Formally declaring the Conference open, the Acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, called for a harmonious working relationship between the Executive and the Legislature.
Aug 7, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : My ministry remains committed to improve the standard of education in the Sierra Leone - Says Hon. Dr. Bah
Minister of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), Honourable Dr. Minkailu Bah has assured educationists that his ministry remains committed to improve the standard of education in the country.
Aug 7, 2017, 12:00

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


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