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NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: As 2017/18 elections draw nearer,New SLPP Rebels in Northern Sierra Leone
The Northern Region Headquarter of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has opened new wounds for the party’s inter-conflict divide, with new set of members rebelling against others for executive positions.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: President Koroma Bags another Award
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 11th April received the African President of the Year Award 2013/14 during a presentation ceremony held at State House, Freetown. In his acceptance speech shortly after receiving the African Leadership Magazine Award, President Koroma described the award as a victory for all Sierra Leoneans.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Two Deputy Ambassadors Bid Farewell
Two Deputy Ambassadors, Mrs. Kumba Alice Momoh, Deputy Ambassador designate to the People’s Republic of China and Major General Alfred Claude Nelson Williams, Deputy High Commissioner designate to the Federal Republic of Nigeria yesterday 14th April 2014 took leave of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Parliament Commends Makeni City Council for Best Performance
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in parliament on last Friday commended the Makeni City Council for being in compliance with the 2012 Auditor General Report. The PAC gave them a special accolade for taking the first position in the 2013 Performance Contract.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: PAC Quizzes South, North MDAs, Councils on 2012 Audit
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Chernor R.M Bah has returned from the South and Northern region of the country after quizzing the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Local Councils on the audit queries in the 2012 Auditor General’s report on the accounts of Sierra Leone.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 15th April, 2014
*MANTRAC set to provide power solution for Sierra Leone *As LEOCEM clocks 20, Slag Cement to be introduced *Sierra Rutile Q1 production jumps 12% as costs drop 33% *90 KG of Diamba arrested in Kenema *FAO discusses Sierra Leone’s farming status *HRC engages security personnel on needs assessment survey.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone is Doing Excellent for the Maputo Protocol ...Says Social Welfare Minister
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Hon. Moijue Kaikai recently disclosed to newsmen that, Sierra Leone is excellently doing well for the domestication of the Maputo Protocol. Speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview, the minister stated that, in line with the Maputo Protocol, some other countries are making efforts to protecting the rights of women, children, disabled, youth, the poor aged as well as other vulnerable groups but Sierra Leone is among few other states that are excellently doing well in this direction.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: APC in Solidarity with Sylvia Blyden, the SEA
A high powered delegation of APC strongmen spent Saturday 12th April 2014 with Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, the Special Executive Assistant (SEA) to the President at her residence in Freetown. Dr. Blyden, who was this weekend, slated to be a special guest of honour at the Prosperity Girls Secondary School’s two-days annual Sports in Rotifunk, Moyamba, received a surprise phone call around mid-day, just as she was preparing to leave her residence and head for Mabang ferry.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: For allegedly overstaying their term, International School Parents Rebel against Board
Concerned parents of one of the leading private schools in Freetown, the International School, have rebelled against the current Board of the school headed by one Ousman Barrie.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Foreign Affairs Minister Faces Parliamentary Committee
The Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday 10th April 2014 deliberated on several important issues with regards the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. During an oversight meeting held at Parliament in Freetown, the Committee asked the Minister, Dr. Samura Kamara to explain the foreign policy objective of the state, the Ebola disease from a foreign policy standpoint, status of the country’s mission abroad and other important issues related to oversight activities of the committee.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Big Independence Celebration at Newton
The Majority Chief Whip in the House of Parliament, Hon. Claude Kamanda has extended invitation to colleague Members of Parliament and other stakeholders to attend one of the highest activities of the 53rd Independence Anniversary at Newton, Constituency 95 in the Western Rural District.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Heavy Storm Hits Diang Chiefdom
Member of Parliament for Constituency 43 representing the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) in the Koinadugu District, Hon. Kusan Sesay on Thursday 10th April 2014 disclosed to parliament that a terrible storm on 4th April 2014 hit Konia village in the Diang chiefdom destroying several dwelling houses and the Central Mosque.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Africell Makes “Crazy Cash” Promo More Crazier…More millions added to Star Prize winning
“Today, we are pleased to announce a big and pleasant twist in the Crazy Cash promotion as we know with Africell, there are always pleasant surprises. Starting from Monday 14th April 2014, the daily star prize will be increased from Le10,000,000 (Ten Million Leones) to Le15,000,000 (Fifteen Million Leones), to make the promotion more crazier.” These were the words of Africell’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Joe Abass Bangura on Friday 11th April 2014 at the presentation of prizes to the 1st set of winners in the Crazy Cash promotion.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Cabinet Secretary Hosts New Iranian Chancellor
Secretary to Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, Dr. Ernest Sahid Alie Surrur on Tuesday 8th April 2014 played host to the out-going and in-coming Cultural Chancellors of the Republic of Iran, Mr. Mohammad Reza Gheza Sofla and Dr. Mohammad Marefat respectively.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 14th April, 2014
*NMJD explores sustainable strategy *Sierra Leone female MPs strategize for ratification *Sierra Leone accomplishes 100% single currency criteria *UNHCR trains journalists on statelessness *LEOCEM Celebrates 20th Anniversary of building Sierra Leone *Mayor Pays Tribute to Nigerian Soldiers.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Old Murialdo Boys to Award Long Serving Teachers
The Old Murialdo Boys Association (OMBA) Lunsar will on 28th April 2014 present awards to over ten long serving teachers of the school. The Award ceremony is designed to show appreciation to the teachers for their diligent and dedicated services to the school for the past ten years.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: As Justice Paul Slams Custodial Sentences...Anti Corruption Fight Makes Citizens Proud
A sample of opinions of various segments of the society, by this newspaper , reveals that the compulsory multiple years jail terms with additional restitution fines, slammed upon several convicted corrupt official yesterday 10th April 2014, has been received with much appreciation by citizens.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:18

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP Trends on a Self-Destruction Path : Former SLPP education minister cautions
Former Deputy Minister of Education in the out gone Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) government, Abass Collier, has said the current SLPP is trending on a self-destruction path and advised its hierarchy that the deafening silence and hypocrisy that have cost the SLPP two election cycles can’t be wining formulas in 2018.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: President Koroma Assures WARSO
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 9th April 2014 assured the West African Road Safety Organization (WARSO) delegation of government’s continuous support in the development and implementation of road safety measures in Sierra Leone and the sub-region as a whole.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Politics: APC Hon. Marah Appeals for Fire Victims
Member of Parliament for Constituency 044 representing the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), Hon. Alusine Marah on Thursday 10th April 2014 informed colleague Members of Parliament that a fire disaster recently killed one of his town chiefs, destroyed several houses and left dozens of his constituents completely homeless.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Rutile Completes Contract for Middle East
An international vessel Evital K is currently anchored on the Sierra Leone Atlantic shore along the Bonthe axis loading approximately sixteen thousand tonnes of Rutile mineral for the Middle East. This is the final shipment marking the completion of a fifty thousand tonnes of raw Rutile supply deal between the company and some other companies in the Middle East. Sierra Rutile’s raw materials are mostly shipped to Europe, United States and Asia.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Ombudsman to Summon Police Chiefs Today
As part of its ongoing Outreach and Educational Awareness programme to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), the Ombudsman, Justice Edmond Cowan, will today Friday 11th April summon senior officers of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) at the Police Headquarters, George Street in Freetown to sensitize them on the campaign.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:08

NEWS
Sierra Leone Economic, Financial Experts Attend IMF/World Bank Meet
A fifteen man high-powered Sierra Leonean delegation consisting financial and Economic experts from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, led by its Hon. Minister Dr. Kaifala Marah have made known their presence at this year’s World Bank/IMF Spring meeting in Washington DC USA through their active participation and respective meaningful contributions in not only defending the West African Country’s fiscal policy, but also showcasing some of the factors that are responsible for Sierra Leone’s economy to be described as one of the fastest growing in the world.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Parliament Blasts G. Shankerdas & Sons
The Parliamentary Committee on Lands and Environment on Thursday 10th April 2014 blasted the ownership of Shankerdas & Sons Company over what was referred to as negligence and heavy violation of Environmental Protection Laws of the country, Pursuant to Section 93.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 11th April, 2014
*Gender Minister assures of Maputo Protocol ratification *Tourism Minister frowns at sand mining along Bunce Island *West Africa Road Safety meets in Freetown *Murder at Sierra Rutile, Corpse exhumed *Accountability Alert launches Women Access to Land *Christians complete Holy pilgrimage *CEMMATS ends public disclosure for Bekongkor Hydro Power Project.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: ACC Promotes Rule of Law
In promoting the rule of law, the ACC is engaged in corruption preventive activities by encouraging both private and public sector institutions to comply with recommended ethical policies in the dispense of their official duties. To this end, the Public Education and External Outreach Department of the Anti – Corruption Commission holds customized meetings with Ministries Departments and Agencies.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: APC Prepares Independence Gift for South/Easterners
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bo-Kenema Power Service (BKPS), James Rogers has revealed to Awareness Times that the President Ernest Bai Koroma led All Peoples Congress (APC) government has procured three brand new thermal generators to supply electricity to the two cities by the start of Independence Anniversary week.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:30

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Justice Cornelius Harding Passes On
Reports from his family members have stated that a famous Sierra Leonean philanthropist, the 87 years old retired Supreme Court Judge, Hon. Justice Cornelius Harding has peacefully passed on from time to eternity. The late Hon. Harding who died in Freetown on Tuesday 8th April 2014, is remembered for many good deeds but most of all, for being the remarkable Sierra Leonean citizen who donated over a billion leones of his personal fortune to various needy institutions in February 2012.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:28

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: For practicing ‘Ebola kind of journalism’ Jonathan Leigh Strictly Warned by Health Officials
Ministry of Health and Sanitation has refuted a report in the Independent Observer newspaper edited by a notorious liar and convicted criminal, Jonathan Leigh, on Tuesday April 8, 2014 captioned “Ebola Kills 4 Year Old in Salone and 10 Hospitalized.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:26

NEWS
“We Are On The Right Track” President Koroma assures Sierra Leoneans in Europe
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has said that one of the platforms he used to campaign for the Presidency in 2007 was the Open Government Initiative. He said he believed then and still does that governance can be better when the governors create space for citizens to express themselves and their aspirations. He made this statement during the Town Hall Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium organized by the Open Government Initiative (OGI), with the theme; ‘Bringing Government Closer to the Diasporas in Europe’.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:24

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: FCC Meets on ‘2013/28 Freetown Structure Plan’
Freetown City Council (FCC) in collaboration with its donor partners has on Tuesday 8th April 2014 held a day’s workshop at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development conference room to deliberate on the ‘2013 to 2028 Freetown Structure Plan’. The plan is dubbed; “Fixing Freetown – The Freetown We Want to See”.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:22

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: CBM Hosts Child Protection Committee Meeting
The Christadelphian Meal-A-Day Pikin Dem (Street Kids) on Tuesday 8th April 2014 hosted the monthly Western Area Child Protection meeting at its 9 Old Signal Hill Road, Congo Cross Office in Freetown. The Western Area Child Protection Committee is a consortium of Non-Governmental Organizations and Community Based Organizations that are implementing child protection programmes in the Western Area under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:20

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: AML Land Cruiser Thieves Return to Pademba Prisons
Musa Dioh, a Guinean national and Hassan Marah a Sierra Leonean, were on Tuesday 9th April 2014 returned on remand to the Pademba Road Prisons in Freetown after making their 3rd appearance before Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2. Both accused persons were charged with two counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony Contrary to Law and Larceny Contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: African Lion Agriculture to Plant 10,000 Acres of Palm Oil
A component project under the Sierra Rutile Mining Company, the Africa Lion Agricultural Company, has commenced a serial cultivation of palm oil, coffee, pineapple, cocoa and rubber plantations in Imperi, Upper Banta and Jong chiefdoms among other mining communities. The Africa Lion Agriculture intends to plant over ten thousand acres of oil palm as well as hundreds of acres of pineapple, cocoa, coffee and rubber plantations.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Bonthe District Council Celebrates Excellence
The Bonthe District Council past Tuesday officially celebrated their remarkable achievement in the 2013 National Performance Contract signed with President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, at a ceremony held at Mattru Jong. The celebration saw the award of four years scholarship to three female pupils who emerged victorious in the 2013/2014 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bonthe district.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: MOHS Seeks Parliament Support in the Fight against Ebola
Freetown, April 4, 2014 (SLENA) - Health and Sanitation Minister, Miatta Kargbo has called on Parliamentarians to join her Ministry’s team in the fight against the Ebola disease. Addressing Parliamentarians at Committee Room One (1) Parliament Building on Friday April 4, 2014 in Freetown, Madam Miatta Kargbo described the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia as a very important issue of national security.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Law School Registrar, 2 Secretaries in ACC Net
Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested the Registrar at the Sierra Leone Law School and two others in connection with the ongoing investigations relating to allegations of corrupt practices at the Sierra Leone Law School.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: ICASL Holds Induction IPSAS Training for Private, Public Sectors
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sierra Leone (ICASL) in partnership with the Council for Standards of Accounting, Auditing, Corporate and Institutional Governance (CSAAG), yesterday Wednesday 9th April continued their critical reform programme for the accounting and auditing profession of Sierra Leone.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: As former panel dissolved,New Court Martial Panel to be Selected
A new Court Martial Panel for the trial of 14 soldiers accused of mutiny in August last year is to be selected, as the already proposed panel was dissolved yesterday 9th April 2014. The move came following a submission made by Defense counsels, led by Julius Cuffie on 7th April that the proposed President of the Panel, Colonel Usman Turay is dropped from the position as president.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 10th April, 2014
*Minister visits tourist sites *Maputo Protocol assessment mission in Sierra Leone *Fisheries Minister hopeful with FAO’s Voluntary Guideline *852 former seafarers demand justice *Bombali Council boosts Farmers *CSOs demand continued Free Health Care.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Health Ministry Takes Ebola Campaign to Schools
Freetown, April 9, 2014 (SLENA) - Pupils, teachers and parents of the Save Our Souls (SOS) Children’s Village at Lumley in Freetown have been sensitized about the deadly Ebola disease by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation at a meeting held in the school hall at Lumley.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP Begs for Government Intervention
Members of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) have appealed to the government, the Honorable Chief Justice and the Master and Registrar of the High Court of Sierra Leone to come to their aid and ensure that the matter between the party and its Minority Leader in Parliament gets a speedy hearing and conclusion.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:20

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Ambassadors Take Leave of President Koroma
Three newly appointed ambassadors have officially taken leave of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House on Tuesday 8th April, 2014. They were Sierra Leone’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of South Korea, Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley, the Republic of Liberia, Ambassador Brima Acha Kamara and High Commissioner designate to the Republic of The Gambia, Alhaji Soulay Bashirou Daramy.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Standard Chartered Bank Sends 4 to England
Four costumers who have been doing business with Standard Chartered Bank on Saturday 5th April 2014 won four VIP travelling tickets to watch live football match at Anfield in England. At the end of a promotion “Who wants to go to Anfield”; the bank held the draw live at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) in Freetown and it attracted members of the public.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: HRMO Ends Change Management Workshop
The Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) over the weekend ended a three-day workshop on 'Change Management' for its staff and the Civil Service Training College at the Yamasoko Hotel, Campbell Town in Waterloo.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
WAMA, WAMI End Joint Multilateral Surveillance Mission to Sierra Leone
The ECOWAS Commission, West African Monetary Agency (WAMA) and West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) conducted a joint multilateral surveillance mission to Sierra Leone from March 31 – April 7, 2014 to assess the performance of the country during 2013 in line with the macroeconomic convergence criteria for ECOWAS and West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ). The team which was led by Dr. Abu Bakarr Tarawalie paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL), Mr. Sheku Sambadeen Sesay and held technical discussions with Senior Officials of the Bank of Sierra Leone, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and the Sierra Leone Bankers’ Association.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: FCC Meets on ‘2013/28 Freetown Structure Plan’
Freetown City Council (FCC) in collaboration with its donor partners has on Tuesday 8th April 2014 held a day workshop at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development conference room to deliberate on the ‘2013 to 2028 Freetown Structure Plan. The plan is dubbed; ‘Fixing Freetown – The Freetown We Want to See’.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: NRA Boss Joins Delegation to IMF/World Bank Spring Meeting
The Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) Madam Haja Kallah-Kamara has travelled to the US as part of Sierra Leone’s delegation to the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings to be held in Washington this April. Also included in the delegation is Mr. Sheku S.Sesay, the Bank Governor and member of the NRA Board of Directors. The delegation is being led by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Dr. Kaifala Marah.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:08

NEWS
Ambassador M.S. Kargbo Presents Letters of Credence
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Alhaji Mohamed Sillah Kargbo has on Monday, 7th April, 2014 presented copies of letters of credence to Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Foreign Minister.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 9th April, 2014
*Blood samples for Ebola in Kono *Setbacks in dedollarization*35 health aides graduate in Kono *NaCSA unveils Kailahun project *Aureole Insurance Boosts Volleyball *Minibus for Anti-Drugs Football Club *Parliamentary Women President Speaks.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: “Include Free Health Care in New Constitution” …NGOs appeal
A number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) operating in Sierra Leone, Save the Children, Health Alert, Children’s Forum Network and Women’s Groups have joined the call made by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to advocate for the free health care service to be included as law in the country’s new Constitution.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Speech Delivered At The Wetati Conference Via Video Link By The First Lady Of Sierra Leone H.E. Mrs Sia Nyama Koroma
Mrs. Margaret Dureke, Founder and President of WETATi, members of the entire WETATi community, distinguished guests; It is with a deep sense of humility that I rise to place on record my gratitude and appreciation to you for inviting me to be your keynote speaker on this very important occasion. In granting me your award, you have honoured the women and daughters of Sierra Leone.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP Sama Banya is Morally Confused …Andrew Keili ponders his thought
Former flagbearer in the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Andrew Keili, has described the party's former National Chairman, Sama Banya aka Puawui, as an old man who appears to be morally confused. Mr. Keili made this comment in an open letter written to Mr. Banya on 3rd April 2014.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Africell Offers Le500 Million to Subscribers
One of the leading telecommunications companies in Sierra Leone, Africell Lintel Limited, has yesterday 7th April 2014 offers Five Hundred Million Leones free for its subscribers to win and better their lives and those of their family members. The company yesterday launches a new promotion code named; “CRAZY CASH” at its headquarters in Wilberforce, Freetown.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:12

NEWS
Another Batch of Sierra Leone Troops Arrive in Somalia
Last Wednesday April 2, Sierra Leone’s peacekeeping troops arrived in Somalia to join the African Union peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). “An advance team from the Sierra Leonean contingent arrived today in Somalia. They will operate alongside the Kenyan contingent,” AMISOM said in a statement released over the weekend.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: SLBA Discusses Draft CPA Bill
The Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) has on Saturday 5th April 2014 ended a day’s discussion on the draft Criminal Procedure Act (CPA) Bill 2013, at the Shangri La Restaurant on Lumley Beach in Freetown. The workshop aimed at looking into the bill to ensure its various sections will not be in contravention with the country’s constitution and human rights laws;
Apr 8, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: YDC Launches Media Training
Youth Dream Center (YDC) on Saturday 5th April 2014 officially launched six month media training at their office in Freetown. The training will be aimed at building media skills of young people to be self-reliant. The training will serve as an effective and efficient advocacy capacity building that will be geared towards social and economic empowerment of youth.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Constituency 014 Residents Hail MP for Development
Residents of Constituency 014 in the Lower Bambara chiefdom have showered praises on their Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Francis Amara Konuwa, for bringing development to their door steps. The people were happy for the MP for having fulfilled most of his campaign promises to them during the 2012 elections.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 8th April, 2014
*Standard Chartered Bank to sends 4 to Anfield *Ipas briefs Journalists on CEDAW and Maputo *CGG Engages Mining Communities on Resource *Talking Drum to capacitate youth in MRU *WASH partners meet in Ghana *Women and Sports Commission hold Seminar in Bo.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: “Enjoy Sierra Leone” to Conduct Big Eco-Tourism Tour
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Enjoy Sierra Leone, Isatu Wurie Stevens, has told newsmen that they will be conducting an interactive eco-tourism to Outamba Kilimi National Park and Bunce Island respectively. The aim of the interactive tour she said is to build the image of Sierra Leone and make people to acknowledge its past through tourism. The event she said is being organized by Enjoy Sierra Leone in collaboration with the National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone, with support from John Sisay at Sierra Rutile and Airtel.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP, APC Display Bi-Partisan Hospitality in Netherlands
A POIGNANT MOMENT OF PRIDE - I just returned back to our hotel after a spectacular Salone Netherlands business dinner. The potential investors from Netherlands were WOWED by President Koroma and his call for them to see Sierra Leone as "THE" Investment Destination. Another thing these investors found to be AMAZING was the convivial spirit between SLPP and APC members at the occasion.
Apr 7, 2014, 12:16

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP, APC Constituency 100 Bye-Election Aspirants Assure PPRC
Mohamed Jawara Kamara of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and Alhaji Aruna Mansaray of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) both contesting the Parliamentary Bye-Election in Constituency 100 have on Thursday 3rd April 2014 assured the Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) Honourable Justice M.E. Tolla Thompson that they will conduct their activities within the confines of the law.
Apr 7, 2014, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Journalist Fonti Takes Vacation to USA
After years of tremendous and excellent contributions to the transformation and development of the media landscape in Sierra Leone, Journalist Abdul Karim Fonti Kabia, Global Editor, New People Online, on 3rd April 2014 left the shores of Sierra Leone for a wonderful vacation to the United States of America (USA).
Apr 7, 2014, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone Launches 5year Child Justice Strategy
Freetown, 3 April 2014 – The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) in collaboration with the Justice Sector Coordinating Office (JSCO) and UNICEF on 3rd April 2014 launched the Child Justice Strategy for 2014 – 2018 in Freetown.
Apr 7, 2014, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Parliament Ratifies Petroleum Amendment Act 2014
Sierra Leone House of Parliament on Thursday 3rd April, 2014 unanimously approved a bill titled “Petroleum Exploration and Production Amendment Act 2014”. The amendment provides development, regulation, promotion and production of petroleum operation in Sierra Leone. The bill also pays special premium on the licenses and participation of commercial entities in petroleum operations.
Apr 7, 2014, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: “Public Awareness is Key to Containing Ebola”… Plan International
“Public awareness is key to containing the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa”, says humanitarian organisation Plan International in a press release issued on 3rd April 2014. According to the release, a lack of information in affected areas is further complicating government and humanitarian agencies’ response to the crisis. The organisation said people must be urgently made aware of public health measures to protect themselves.
Apr 7, 2014, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 7th April, 2014
*Bonthe Island Clock Tower in deplorable status *5 sent to prison over theft of Le 119m AML *Ombudsman engages RSLAF *AOAV Registers 1500 Blacksmiths *First Lady commissions Kabala Ward Offices *China-Africa Friendship Implementation Agreement signed.
Apr 7, 2014, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: President Koroma Encourages Heineken To Do More in Sierra Leone
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 4th April described Heineken as a friend of Sierra Leone; a friendship that is borne out of the fact that Heineken has been with Sierra Leone through thick and thin. “The war hit Heineken badly, but its loyalty to our country has been unshakable. Heineken is very much part of the historical narrative of Sierra Leone; and we believe it will continue to be part of the narrative of the rise of Sierra Leone,” he said.
Apr 7, 2014, 12:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s Address at the Networking Dinner Co-Hosted by the Sierra Leone Embassy in the Netherlands and the Netherlands Africa Business Council (NABC) at Kurhaus Hotel, The Hague, the Netherlands on April 3, 2014
I bring you all greetings from Sierra Leone, a country very committed to sustaining the fact that it now has the second fastest growing economy in the world. I come to this dinner with this goal in mind, and to invite you to be participants in this remarkable transformation of a country which just over a decade ago was called a failed state, but which is now a hailed state attracting hundred of millions of dollars of investments in mining, agriculture, energy, airports, and infrastructure.
Apr 7, 2014, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Ebola Is Everyone’s Business …Says Chief Medical Officer (C.M.O).
The oversight committee of health and sanitation invited the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to the house in relation to the situation of the present outbreak (Ebola Virus Disease) in our neighbouring countries. The Committee Chairperson, Hon. Mabinty. F. Fornah said the issue of the outbreak is a serious concern to everybody in the country and they want to know the efforts made and steps taken to combat its spread into the country.
Apr 3, 2014, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Bonthe District Council Launches Newsletter
The Bonthe District Council on Tuesday 2nd April 2014 launched its first newsletter. The ceremony which was held at the District Council Hall Mattru Jong attracted several important personalities including Paramount Chiefs, Councilors, Government Officials, School Authorities, Parents and other well wishers.
Apr 3, 2014, 17:16

NEWS
Ecowas Calls For Regional Sensitization To Boost Its Malaria Elimination Campaign
A two day regional sensitization meeting by the ECOWAS Commission for the extensive use of biolarvicide for the eradication of malaria in Africa, aiming at applying the vector control approach has ended at Abidjan in Cote D’voire.
Apr 3, 2014, 17:14

NEWS
UN agency urges vigilance amid Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia
With a total of 103 suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola in Guinea, including 66 deaths, the outbreak must be watched very carefully, a spokesperson for the United Nations health agency said today, noting that there is no treatment or cure for the frequently fatal disease.
Apr 3, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: First Infantory Battalion Of The RSLAF Pledge Their Support To The Fight Against Corruption
The Commanding officer of the First Infantry Battalion of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) Lt. Col. Yira Mansaray has on behalf of officers and men of his Battalion pledged their unflinching support to the fight against corruption in this nation. He made this pledge while chairing a customized sensitization meeting with the Anti-Corruption Commission held at the Officers’ Mess of the Daru Moa Barracks in Daru on Tuesday 1st April 2014.
Apr 3, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: I.M.C Launches State of the Media Report
The Independent Media Commission (I.M.C) launched the state of the media report for the year 2013 on Thursday, 27th March, 2014 at the Society for Democratic Initiatives (S.D.I) conference hall, Charlotte Street in Freetown, organized and sponsored by S.D.I members.
Apr 3, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Calls for Robin Farley to succeed Juana Smith
Residents of Kenema District have called on President Ernest Bai Koroma to replace the Resident Minister-East, Mr. William Juana Smith with Mr. Robin Farley, the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary II. Councilors of the Kenema City Council disclosed to this medium that for the past three months, the Resident Minister has been seriously ill and seeking medical treatment out of the country and described Mr. Robin Farley as the most competent to replace him.
Apr 3, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 3rd April, 2014
*World Bank gives Massive Boost to Sierra Leone *“The APC has endorsed no one”Deputy National Publicity Secretary I *Minister Urges Journalists to Request for Info *Five remanded for missing AML property in Pepel *Bernadette Lahai on International Assignment.
Apr 3, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: CSSL Plants 10,000 Mangroves
The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) has in two days planted 10,000 (ten thousand) mangrove trees at the Sierra Leone River Estuary, Crab Town, Aberdeen in Freetown to protect migrating birds and fish as well as to prevent environmental degradation by land encroachers and sand miners.
Apr 3, 2014, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Ministry of Education Remains A Credible Institution of Government
For several years now, Sierra Leoneans have been saying that the standards of our education have fallen. It is therefore encouraging that we, as a nation, are all in agreement about this social menace. The first step to solving a problem is to accept that there is a problem in the first place. Now that we are all in agreement about the fallen standards, it is only proper that we handle this menace through a holistic and national approach.
Apr 3, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Politics: As SLPP takes fight to notorious Monologue talk show, SLPP Unity Editor Lashes SLPP Elders
Following senseless attacks on personalities and media battle between top stakeholders of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), the current Editor of Unity Newspaper, official mouthpiece of the SLPP, Mr. Kef Dukulay, has condemned the party’s hierarchy for condoling such unwelcomed act between members.
Apr 2, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: President Koroma Appoints New ACC Boss
His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed Mr. Shollay Davies as Deputy Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), subject to Parliamentary approval. This was according to a press release issued on 1st April 2014, signed by the ACC Commissioner Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara.
Apr 2, 2014, 17:12

NEWS
As Ebola enters Liberia, Sierra Leone Government Urges Citizens to Take Precautions
The Government of Sierra Leone has made a clarion call for all Sierra Leoneans to take precautionary measures to avert the outbreak of the Ebola disease in the country. This call was made through a press release issued yesterday Tuesday 1st April 2014. According to the release, government is highly concerned about the outbreak of the disease in the sisterly Republics of Guinea and Liberia.
Apr 2, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: MRU Gives Le33M to Sierra Leone's Ebola Task Force
Freetown, April 1, 2014 (SLENA) - The Mano River Union (MRU) Secretariat has presented a cheque of Le33,000,000 (Thirty Three Million Leones) to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation National Task Force to support the preparation to fight against the Ebola killer disease in the country.
Apr 2, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Moseray Fadika calls for Nationalism
Moseray Fadika aka Super has called on Sierra Leoneans to use the death of former President Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah (Pa Kabbah) to build a peaceful and nationalistic government that will bring urgent development the country is looking for.
Apr 2, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Moseray Fadika calls for Nationalism
Moseray Fadika aka Super has called on Sierra Leoneans to use the death of former President Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah (Pa Kabbah) to build a peaceful and nationalistic government that will bring urgent development the country is looking for.
Apr 2, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: UNDP Engages Parliament CRC on Mediation, Conflict Resolution
United Nation development program in collaboration with Parliament of Sierra Leone on Monday facilitated a workshop for parliamentarians and the constitutional review committee members on mediation and conflict resolution in the constitutional review process at committee room one House of Parliament in Freetown,Parliamentarians and CRC members discussed the causes of conflict of Africa and the role of national constitution case study of Liberia cote d’voire ,Guinea Bissau, Central African Republic, South Sudan Kenya and Sierra Leone root causes and post conflict experience and critical issues from the CRC, pre conflict, peace agreement and the TRC, conflict handling styles/mechanism consensus building, mediation and peace promotion in the CRC process, role of parliamentarians in promoting the CRC process and identifying emerging conflict issues, early warning and developing early responses relating to CRC.
Apr 2, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 2nd April, 2014
*Diabetes is more deadly than HIV/Aids! *Promote Healthy Diets to Prevent Cardiac Arrest in Sierra Leone *Gov’t signs contract for Yayie-Sefadu road project *New Saudi Ambassador receives massive welcome *Innovate Salone to empower local Innovators *APC Youth Delegation off to China.
Apr 2, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Mabum Community Pledges Support to ACC
The people of Mabum Village, Mayatha Section in the Kholifa Rowalla chiefdom, Tonkolili district, have expressed their determination to support the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its drive to enhance transparency and fight corruption in rural communities.
Apr 2, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: As pa-o-pa thugs unleash attack on him,JOB Endorses CSO Calls to Put Maada Bio Under Control
As supporters and close allied of Sierra Leone Peoples Party’s (SLPP’s), Julius Maada Bio unleashed attack and insults on the party’s out gone National Chairman and Leader John Oponjo Benjamin (JOB) in Kenema over the weekend, the latter has endorsed the clarion call by civil society to put the former under control.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:24

NEWS
Germany Signs Trilateral Partnership with Sierra Leone
Following a framework presented by Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Joseph Sam Sesay, during the 2011 global Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) conference in Rome, the Federal Government of Germany has agreed upon a trilateral land partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Apr 1, 2014, 17:22

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
WORLD BANK TO HELP SIERRA LEONE BUILD SOCIAL SAFETY NETBENEFITING THOUSANDS OF POOR HOUSEHOLDS
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved support for Sierra Leone’s efforts to create a strong social safety net system that will identify and assist poor and vulnerable households, beginning with a pilot program covering four districts and 12,000 households.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:20

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: HARD LESSONS FOR THE SLPP- Now that their Messiah is gone
The Sierra Leone Peoples Party, the oldest political party in Western Africa would have most likely never come to power again but for the emergence of a dynamic, visionary and highly patriotic Sierra Leonean in the person of the late former President Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: City Mayor Launches International Trade Fair, Exhibition
His Worship the Mayor of Freetown City Council, Franklyn Bode Gibson on Friday 28th March 2014 officially launched the National and International Trade Fair and Exhibition at the National Stadium in Freetown. The fair and exhibition which are jointly being held on the theme: “Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Development.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Minority Leader Attends International Parliamentary Summit
Minority Leader in the Sierra Leone House of Parliament, Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai, representing the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and doubles as Chairperson of the Pan African Parliament on Transport, Industry, Communications, Energy, Science and Technology Committee is currently in Brussels to attend a summit.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: IPU Ends Gender Based Violence Meet
Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) over the weekend at the Sierra Leone Parliament building in Freetown, concluded discussions on gender based violence with twenty Members of Parliament from the North and Southern regions of Sierra Leone.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: MP Moves to Resolve Standoff in Bumbuna
Hon. Dr. Taworo Tara Koroma of Constituency 066, Tonkolili District is on a peace mission to Bumbuna to end the long standing dispute between the people of Songoni village and the Paramount Chief Alimamy Bockarie Y. Koroma of Kalansogoaia Chiefdom.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: African Minerals Pays Billions of Leones as Surface Rent
Member of Parliament of Constituency 066, Hon. Dr. Taworu Tara Koroma, disclosed over the weekend that as part of its corporate social responsibility, the African Minerals Limited (AML) has paid the total sum of one billion eight hundred and ninety million, six hundred and seventy one thousand six hundred leones as surface rent in three chiefdoms in the Tonkolili District and one chiefdom in Koinadugu District.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone Set for 2014 Fashion Week
Sierra Leone will from 10th to 14th April this year observed its annual fashion week organized by Le Platinum Style Production, an event producing company founded by Sierra Leonean born model based in the United States of America, Tiah Knox.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: BRAC Boosts Girls Education in Tonkolili District
The Tonkolili branch of Building Resources Across Communities (BRAC) in collaboration with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Education Science and Technology over the past weekend commissioned the Rowalla BRAC Community Girls School at Rowalla village in the Kholifa Rowalla chiefdom. The ceremony was well attended by heads of institutions and other key stakeholders in the educational sector in that part of the country.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 1st April, 2014
*Sierra Leone Parliamentary Leader addresses European Parliament *Sierra Leone Trade Fair Kicks Off *Amnesty Commends Sierra Leone *LUC Calls for Timely Allocation of Funds *MP to Support Closure of Ahmadiyya Secondary School *SLRTA to Shut Down Unregistered Garages *FCC to Commence Prosecution of Offenders.
Apr 1, 2014, 17:02


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