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NEWS
Witchcraft, Ebola or ‘Something Else’ is Killing Liberians
Strange deaths towards the end of April 2017 of over one dozen persons within a few days in Sinoe county, one of the poorest and most remote areas of Liberia has led to fears that the dreaded Ebola virus might be back in the subregion. As a result, international health organisations like the WHO, CDC, Global Fund and other UN Agencies are confirmed by our sources to have poured into Liberia to oversee laboratory tests of samples swabbed off the corpses.
Apr 26, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Politics
Village Chief Failed to Appear in Court Again... Magistrate Issued Bench Warrant in the Murder Trials of Late APC Youth
The ongoing murder trial of the late All Peoples Congress (APC) youth Mohamed Taimeh 6, was yesterday 25th April 2017, adjourned without any seating after the chief of Kajama village refused to show up again in court. The chief’s refusal has been the third in three (3) consecutive hearings.
Apr 26, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Ombudsman Takes Oath of Office
The newly appointed Ombudsman of the republic of Sierra Leone Lawyer Melron Nicol-Wilson Tuesday 25 April 2017 subscribed to the oath of office at a ceremony at State House in Freetown. Prior to his appointment, the young and successful lawyer was Managing Partner at Malaika Chambers and is married to Makuta Nicol-Wilson (nee Marah) with three children.
Apr 26, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
APC, SLPP MPs Ratify Two Loan Agreements
Members of Parliament representing the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) on Tuesday 25th April 2017 unanimously ratified two different loan agreements in the House of Parliament.
Apr 26, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Operation Clean Freetown... A Game Changer
On the 19th of May this year, Freetown and the Western Area Rural District (WARDC) will commence a month long intensive cleaning exercise as part of a permanent solution to the problem of solid waste management in the Western Area. Operation Clean Freetown will go beyond the intensive phase with the sustainable strategy of transforming young people into bonafide waste management entrepreneurs.
Apr 26, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Six (6) Month Imprisonments for Carrying Offensive Weapon ‘Kitchen Knife’
Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 has sentenced the three accused people, Issa Sandy, Ibrahim Saal and Bamba Sannoh who pleaded guilty in court to the charges that were levied against them ranging from carrying offensive weapon and disorderly behaviour during the Easter Monday Celebration at Fourah Bay Road in Freetown.
Apr 26, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : World Bank Supports Sierra Leone to Curb Illegal Fishing Activities
The United States military’s Africa Command hosted a joint maritime workshop on Wednesday 19th April 2017 at the maritime office at Government Wharf to fight against illegal fishing activities at the high seas of Sierra Leone.
Apr 26, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Police and Soldier Fight Over Enforcement of the Law
On Tuesday 18th April 2017 Military Officers laid siege to the Police Freetown East Regional Division at Cline Town, making AIG Memuna and other officers to be panicked for their lives, as the Military Officers entered the Police Station to forcefully release two of their colleagues who were held in custody for been alleged drunk while riding an un-authorized motor-cycle.
Apr 26, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Accused Sexually Penetrates Three (3) Year-Old Child
One twenty-six-year-old, Sorie Kamara on Tuesday April 25th 2017, arraigned before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 in Freetown for the alleged sexual penetration of a three (3) year-old child (name withheld).
Apr 26, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC & SLPP Say ADP won’t Turn Sierra Leone to France
As the wind of change reached France, members of Sierra Leone’s Opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and the ruling All People Congress have firmly said that the newcomer - Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) will not create the impact created by another newcomer in the French election.
Apr 25, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Politics
Town Chief of Kajama Village Delays Late APC Youth Murder Case
The murder case of the late vibrant APC youth Mohamed Taimeh alias Usher, who was allegedly killed in a cold blood in Kenema city, on Monday 24th of April 2017, the prosecution led evidence against the accused persons before Magistrate Alhaji Koroma presiding over the Magistrate Court in Kenema.
Apr 25, 2017, 17:12

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
What is the cost of safety? WHY NATIONAL AND AIRPORT SECURITY MATTERS IN KENYA, SIERRA LEONE, AND THE REST OF THE WORLD
In an environment of ever increasing security risks faced by the nations of Africa and beyond, the government of Sierra Leone made the decision to improve and modernize its immigration controls to identify dangerous individuals who might attempt to enter the country with the intention of destabilizing the government and disrupting social order.
Apr 25, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NEC Staff Robbed with Violence
One Alpha Jalloh, a taxi driver yesterday April 24th, 2017, appeared before Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 at Siaka Steven’s Street in Freetown for alleged robbery with violence by dragging one Elizabeth Nicolson who is currently working for the National Electoral Commission (NEC) with his taxi.
Apr 25, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : United Youth Development Organization Awards MPs (UYDO)
The United Youth Development Organization (UYDO) has on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at Trade Center, Ferry Junction in Freetown, officially launched and awarded 13 Members of Parliament from various Districts in the country.
Apr 25, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 22 Year Man Impregnates 14-Year-Old Child
One 22 Year Old Man, Abdul Kargbo on Friday 21st April 2017, was committed to the High Court of Sierra Leon in Freetown by Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara for allegedly impregnated a fourteen year (14) year-old minor (name withheld) at the East End of Freetown.
Apr 25, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : DAQVAH Launches Apps
DAQVAH organization is an Islamic Charitable Organization operating in Sierra Leone to help the poor and needy specially to observe the Sunnah of the prophet Mohamed S.A.W and the teachings of the Holy Quran, have officially launched the DAQVAH App to help handle their charitable work easily with members and the public that are interested to help contributing to humanity.
Apr 25, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
In Memory of Mr Mamud Sesay
In Memory of Mr Mamud Sesay
Apr 25, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Aims For: North 1 Million West 1 Million Kono 250,000
The ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party’s 2018 Elections Coordinator who also doubles as Minister of Transport and Aviation, Honourable Leonard Balogun Koroma has in a social media statement on Sunday 23rd April 2017, called on his comrades in the APC be them Ministers, Deputies, Ambassadors, Members of Parliament, Mayors, District Council Chairmen and Councillors to intensify the campaign in urging their people to go out and register.
Apr 24, 2017, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Social Welfare Minister Commends ONS Boss over Initial Management of Mile-91 Disaster Relief Coordination
Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has commended the leadership of the Office of National Security (ONS) for a speedy initial response to a recent tornado storm that unroofed scores of buildings and left hundreds of citizens homeless in Mile-91 township environs of Tonkolili district in Northern Sierra Leone.
Apr 24, 2017, 12:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
FIBank Reacts to Alleged Malicious News Publication
FIBank Reacts to Alleged Malicious News Publication
Apr 24, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Six Year Old Girl Sexually Abused … Matter Committed to High Court
Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 on Friday April 21st 2017, has committed to the High Court of Sierra Leone the matter for which police accused one Mohamed Jalloh that he forcefully had sex with one six year old girl child (name withheld).
Apr 24, 2017, 12:06

NEWS
Minister of State Isata Kabia attends 2017 International Dialogue on Migration at the UN
The Minister of State (2) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Isata Kabia, represented Sierra Leone at the 2017 International Dialogue on Migration, held at the United Nations in New York.
Apr 24, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Don Bosco Fambul Launches Mobile Programme
Don Bosco Fambul, a Non-Governmental Organization operating in Sierra Leone to ameliorate the suffering of the youth and street children has on Friday 21st April 2017, at their office at Forth- Street in Freetown officially re-launched the "Don Bosco Mobile, or Wheels Programme" to reach out to children who are victims of physical, emotional and sexual abused in the street during the nights.
Apr 24, 2017, 12:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
UNIVERSITY OF SIERRA LEONE ADDRESS BY PROFESSOR EKUNDAYO J. D. THOMPSON
In my Address to Congregation on the 16th of April 2016, I spoke on the Theme: Maintaining and Promoting the Efficiency of the University. “Maintaining and promoting the efficiency of the University” is the primary function of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, according to Section 15, Sub Section 3 of The Universities Act 2005. This function is in the context of the core mandates of the University namely, Teaching, Research and Community Service. Today, I speak on the Theme: Managing for Results.
Apr 24, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Accused Killers of late S.O. Williams now in High Court
The Principal Magistrate of the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara has committed the murder case of the Late Retired Lieutenant General Samuel Omar Williams to the High Court of Sierra Leone for trial.
Apr 21, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NEC Briefs President Koroma on Voter Registration
As the country goes into the second phase of the ongoing nationwide voter registration exercise, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Wednesday 19 April apprised His Excellency the President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on the status of the voter registration exercise.As at 18 April 2017, NEC has registered 2,889,170 eligible voters across the country accounting for 78% of total centres across the country.
Apr 21, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Four illegal fishing cases found in Sierra Leone in four days
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, April 20, 2017/ Four illegal fishing cases have been found during a joint surveillance mission conducted by Greenpeace and Sierra Leone fishery authorities. Two Chinese vessels and one Korean vessel have been arrested for infringements of Sierra Leone fishing legislation, including possessing or using illegal fishing nets on board, no visible marking and a lack of required paperwork, including log books and authorisation for unloading catch.
Apr 21, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Plan International Empowers 21,600 School Children in Five Districts in Sierra Leone
Plan International Sierra Leone on Thursday 20th April 2017, at the Family Kingdom Conference Room in Freetown, has successfully called out the Girl Education Challenge (GEC) Project, which has supported the girl child and persons with disabilities with access to education in Kailahun, Kenema, Kono, Moyamba and Port Loko districts.
Apr 21, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALCAB Interfaces with Civil Society Organizations and the Media
The Sierra Leone Cable Limited (SALCAB) has on Wednesday 19th April 2017 engaged more than 20 civil society organizations and different media outlets (both Print and Electronic Media) to showcase and popularize the mostly anticipated Fiber Optics Cable in Sierra Leone and the role of SALCAB at the Golf Club in Lumley, west part of Freetown.
Apr 21, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
APC and SLPP MPs Throw Out Finance Act 2017
Sierra Leone House of Parliament, which comprised members from both the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have on Thursday 20th April 2017 throw out the Finance Act 2017.
Apr 21, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma to Attend KME Launch
The Kabaka Multimedia and Entertainment (KME) Company Tuesday officially presented an invite to President Koroma at State House to attend the launch of the company on the 28th April, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel, Aberdeen.
Apr 21, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News :17 Accused Persons Pleaded Guilty to Riotous Conducts on Easter Day Celebration
On Wednesday April 19th 2017, Amara Tejan Kabia, Victor Reginald Cole, Mohamed Mamoud Keita, Abass Bangura, Mohamed Kamara, Sulaiman Barrie, Musa Jimmy and ten other accused people who made their first appearance before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara, the Principal Magistrate of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven Street in Freetown, have pleaded guilty to the three counts charge of unlawful possession of cannabis sativa contrary to Section 48 (1) of the Pharmacy and Drugs Act of 2001 and riotous conducts contrary to Section 12 (a) of the Public Order Acts NO.46 of 1965.
Apr 21, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As he Prioritizes Education…Koinadugu Welcome David Bombolai Mansaray
Members of the All Peoples Congress Party (APC) at Koinadugu district, at the newly established in Constituency 055, Thursday 13th April 2017 came out in substantial number in welcoming David Bombolai Sogbo Mansaray who have contributed immensely in touching the lives of the poor and vulnerable children in the Koinadugu District irrespective of their tribes and party affiliations.
Apr 21, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
John Ben Blasts! "Kamarainba is an APC Prodigal"
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) John Oponjo Benjamin referred to the current chairman and leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray as a prodigal of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party.
Apr 20, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 7-Year-Old Boy in Sexual Penetration Case
Seventeen-year-old boy, on Wednesday 19th April 2017 appeared before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 for an alleged sexually penetration of a seven (7) year old boy.
Apr 20, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UNOPS Trains 55 Engineers on Solar Panel Installation and Maintenance
The United Nations for Office Operation Services (UNOPS), in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Power through the President’s Recovery Priorities Programmes (PRP) has on Tuesday 18th April 2017 commenced a 4-day training sessions for selected installation local companies at the Golden Tulip Hotel, former Kimbima Hotel in Aberdeen western part of Freetown.
Apr 20, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Pleasant Children’s Foundation One Month Long Football Gala Ends at Rokel
AS Christians, Muslims and non Religious Activists celebrate the Easter festivities, the Pleasant Foundation, a Local Non Governmental Organization on Sunday 16th April 2017, played its final at the Kondorlor Community Field Rokel, East Part of Freetown.
Apr 20, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Government Puts Swift Response to Mile-91 Storm Disaster
The APC led government of President Ernest Bai Koroma has responded swiftly to a storm disaster at Mile-91 township which left over 100 buildings damaged.
Apr 20, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Six-Month Imprisonment for Assault Convict
On Wednesday 19th April 2017, one Dauda Marah has been sentenced to six -month imprisonment at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center by Magistrate Dr. Abubakarr Binneh Kamara, the Principal Magistrate of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 in Siaka Stevens Street for allegedly wounding with intent one Michael Koroma.
Apr 20, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Shock continues as within just 3 months...APC Mourns 4 Ambassadors!
The ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party yesterday Tuesday 18th April 2017, mourns its fourth (4th) ambassadors to have died within just three (3) months. His Excellency Mr. Siray Timbo, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) , died suddenly in the Senegalese capital of Dakar after he was flown there for medical checkup, following a short illness here in Sierra Leone.
Apr 19, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lawyer Warns Global Times for False Report against Alieu Sesay
Two Sierra Leone newspapers; the Global Times and the New Storm have been told in no uncertain terms to retract their recent reports against the well respected ECOWAS Finance Commissioner Mr. Alieu Sesay. In letters addressed to them from the G.K Tholley & Co. Law Firm operating as Dijahmed Chambers, the two newspaper editors on 14th April 2017, have been demanded to apologise and do a “complete retraction” in three (3) consecutive publications of their various newspapers and all social media fora in which the editors participate.
Apr 19, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Over Le250 million at stake .........As 4/50 Jackpot reaches its highest ever Amount
Wednesday 19th April 4/50 jackpot lottery draw is set to be a record breaking amount with Le250,500,000 (Two hundred and fifty million five hundred thousand Leones) at stake for the lucky winner/winners.
Apr 19, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Greenpeace 'Esperanza' Berths in Freetown
The Greenpeace Ship 'Espernza' with a thirty (30) man crew has berthed in the shores of Freetown Queen Elizabeth II Quay on Wednesday 12th April 2017 and has spent five days in the waters of Sierra Leone in its survey.
Apr 19, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : World Bank, U.S., EU Call for More Aggressive Action Against Illegal Fishing and Other Crimes at Sea
FREETOWN, April 13, 2017 — At the invitation of the Joint Operations Center (JOC) in Murray Town, officials from Sierra Leone Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for maritime affairs and fisheries today joined the World Bank Country Manager, the U.S. Ambassador, and the Charge d’Affaires of the European Union Delegation to tour the JOC and to discuss ways to better cooperate in protecting and developing Sierra Leone’s maritime domain.
Apr 19, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : USL Postponed IPAM & COMAHS Convocation
The University of Sierra Leone (USL), which comprises of Fourah Bay College (FBC), Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) and College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) has on Tuesday 18th April 18 2017, issued a public notice informing potential grandaunts of Fourah Bay College, IPAM & COMAHS that the convocation ceremony scheduled for Saturday 22nd April 2017, is only going to take place for FBC.
Apr 19, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Happy birthday to my Mum Mrs. Lydia G. Coker
Happy birthday to my Mum Mrs. Lydia G. Coker
Apr 19, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Anthony Navo Jnr Portrays Moseray Fadika’s Legacy
Prominent Youth Ambassador, Anthony Navo Jnr, who has run the All Walks of Life (AWOL) organisation for the last 2 years, was re-elected Global Chairman, Saturday, 15th April 2017, at AWOL Annual General Meeting held at The Place, Tokeh, in Freetown.
Apr 18, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh Hails Hon. Kello for His Stunning Speech
The Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Honourable Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Tuesday 11thApril 2017, hailed Honourable Karifala Sheku Conteh, Member of Parliament representing Constituency 098 in the East End of Freetown over a stunning speech the MP delivered in the commissioning of a 24-hour solar panel in the Levuma Community Health Centre, in Kenema District.
Apr 18, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
As NEC extends Voters Registration Period... SLPP is Sad but APC is Happy
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has on Thursday 13th April 2017, issued a press release extending the date of voters’ registration for a two week period. Which means the current ongoing voters’ registration process can now end on Sunday 30th April, 2017.
Apr 18, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALCAB Continues Great Achievements
The Sierra Leone Cable Limited (SALCAB) was created by an act of Parliament in 2012 with support from the World Bank to land and manage the fibre optic submarine cable through the Africa Coast to Europe terrestrial infrastructure with state of the earth facilities at the submarine fibre optic cable landing station in Freetown and network operations Centre in Jui and and other ADM stations across the country.
Apr 18, 2017, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Laudable Moves of Social Welfare Minister in Moyamba & Bo Di Laudable Moves of Social Welfare Minister in Moyamba & Bo Districts
This writer was part of the media team who traveled with high-powered Government delegation from Ministry of Social Welfare to Southern Province last weekend. Director of Social Welfare, Southern Province director, Heads of the ministry's Moyamba and Bo offices as well as senior officials responsible for women and children all accompanied Minister Dr. Sylvia Blyden as she went about her duties.
Apr 18, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Chief Kapen Discount John Ben’s Claims of Illegitimacy
The Leader and Chairman of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Chief Bai Sheborah Somano Kapen III has on a telephone interview with Awareness Times Newspaper on Wednesday 12th April 2017 ignored claims made against him being illegitimate Leader Chairman of the SLPP.
Apr 13, 2017, 17:16

NEWS
Turkish Airlines Plans to add Sierra Leone to its Global Destinations
The Deputy Chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines has said that the company is evaluating commencement of flights between Istanbul Ataturk and Lungi International Airports.
Apr 13, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Social Cooperation for Development Organisation Gives Water to Registration Centers
On the 9th April, 2017, the Chief Executive Officer for SOCIAL COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION, Mr. Joseph Saidu N’Bompa Turay after a careful observation and assessment of the ongoing National Registration of our people, came up with the following suggessions.
Apr 13, 2017, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
THE WELCOMING OF CHIEF ALHAJI SAM SUMANA TO FREETOWN
I write with reference to your letter dated 10th April, 2017 the content of which were brought to the high attention of His Excellency the President.
Apr 13, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Adams Bangura Meets with Stakeholders on the Civil Registration Exercise
In answering to the clarion call of His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for all stakeholders in the All Peoples Congress (APC) party to engage their people to register in the ongoing voter and civil registration exercise, Adams Foday Bangura has on Sunday 9thApril 2017 summoned members from Old & New Low cost, Grass-field, Brima Lane communities to discuss more strategies to get people to register in the ongoing registration process in the country.
Apr 13, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : DADDY SAJ Resurrects With Vigor
One of Sierra Leone’s finest musicians Joseph Gerald Cole aka Daddy Saj of corruption fame presently studying Nursing in the United States of America is all set to release 3 songs just for thanking fans and celebration. Contrary to innuendoes and speculations culminating in propaganda, this musical super star has emerged again with 3 albums to rock the city.
Apr 13, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 2 Months Imprisonment for Public Defecating
Magistrate Hannah Bonnie of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.3 at Siaka Steven Street in Freetown has on Wednesday April 12th, 2017 passed judgment in the matter that police charged to court against the two-accused persons, Abdul Ernest and Henry Mammy for the offence of prohibited use of public place to wit defecating in an unauthorized place in Freetown contrary to Regulation 41. G. of the Freetown City Council Bye –Laws of 2010.
Apr 13, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : CHODA Gets Interim Executive
The Concern for Human Development Association (CHODA), a non-political, religious and tribal association has on Sunday 2nd April 2017 unanimously elected new executive members to serve as interim body for the period of three months. The meeting was held at the Association’s edifice in Old Railway Line, Brima Lane, East of Freetown Municipality.
Apr 13, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
UBA REINFORCES ITS CUSTOMER FOCUS, HONOURS STAFF INTEGRITY
The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence in customer service, by celebrating staff who have strived to implement the Bank's core values of Enterprise, Excellence and Execution.
Apr 13, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Richard Konteh Praises God as He Walks Free!
Dr. Richard Konteh, former Chief of Staff to the President, has on Tuesday 11th April 11th 2017, praised God for him being discharged and set free on all counts charges levied against him in June 2014.
Apr 12, 2017, 17:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
PAYMENT OF SEVERAL MONTHS STIPEND TO ALL FEMALE VOLUNTEER STREET SWEEPERS UNDER GOVERNMENT’S WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs is informing all grassroots women engaged in the Women’s Economic Empowerment programme that the Government of Sierra Leone has secured funds to ensure they are paid in full for entire backlog of volunteer stipends owed to them for several months last year and also again for the first 3 months of this year. All volunteers will have their outstanding stipend payments be honoured. All the women will be paid in full for all stipends owed them until March 31st 2017.
Apr 12, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma receives Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Governance
The Head of Governance, Regional CEO Office for Africa and the Middle East of Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Ian Fernandes on Monday 10 April 2017 paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Apr 12, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UBA Delights Shareholders; Distributes USD89 million in Dividends
The shareholders of the pan-African financial institution, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc applauded the Board, Management and Staff at the 55th Annual General Meeting of the Bank, held in Lagos on Friday April, 7, 2017. UBA shareholders approved the payment of USD65million as final dividend for the financial year ended 31st December 2016, in addition to USD24 million interim dividend paid after the audit of its 2016 Half Year Results.
Apr 12, 2017, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
A NEW DAWN FOR JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SIERRA LEONE, PARLIAMENT APPROVES MELRON NICOL -WILSON AS NEW OMBUDSMAN
The Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has overwhelmingly approved the appointment of Mr Melron Nicol-Wilson as new Ombudsman, on Tuesday April 11, 2017. This follows him being named by H.E President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma as the replacement to Justice Edmond Cowan - a long-standing legal icon, who now chairs the Sierra Leone Constitutional Review Committee.
Apr 12, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Energy Minister Launches EDSA Call Center in Freetown
The Honorable Minister of Energy Ambassador Henry Macauley on Monday April 10th 2017, at the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) office, Falcon Bridge in Freetown has officially launched the EDSA Call Center for customers across the country to make enquiries and complaints easily.
Apr 12, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves Ombudsman and 6 Others
The House of Parliament of Republic of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 11th April, 2017 approved the Ombudsman and six (6) other presidential nominees for different positions in the country.
Apr 12, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLWA Doles 10 Million Leones to Variety Children and Family Services
Sierra Leone Women’s Association (SLWA) has on Monday 10th April donated the cash sum of ten million Leones (Le 10,000,000) to the Variety Children and Family Services home in Kingtom, Freetown.
Apr 12, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
John Benjamin queries Legality of SLPP Leader
John Oponjo Benjamin, former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has questioned the legality in office of the man who succeeded him as chairman and leader.
Apr 11, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Five Armed Robbers Committed to High Court
On Friday 7th April 2017, the Magistrate of the Ross Road Magistrate Court No.1 Magistrate Seray Wurie Committed thieves Case of five accused persons who are members of a Cligue Gang at Thunder Hill in Freetown to High Court for trial.
Apr 11, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Diaspora Medics Arrive to Provide Free Medical Care
The Director, Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA) Mr. Kallay Musa Conteh has on Sunday 9th April 2017 received a Team of twenty Sierra Leonean Diaspora Medical Professionals including some few other African Diaspora Medics from the United States of America at the Lungi International Airport.
Apr 11, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sheik Dr. Mohammad Kharan Pays Maiden Visit to Voice of Islam
To get a first-hand information about the progress of Voice of Islam Radio Station in Freetown, one of its financers who is a member of the Board of Director, Moas Africa Foundation, Sheik Dr. Mohammad Ibn Abdulai Kharan has on Thursday 6th. April paid his maiden visit to the shores of Sierra Leone to get abreast with the operations of the radio station.
Apr 11, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Sector Performance Review 2016 Kicks off
The Principal of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) polytechnic, Dr. Saidu Kanu on Saturday 8th April 2017 disclosedthat the matriculation of over 1,000 students marked another milestonein the history of the college to host the first matriculation ceremony at the Congo Cross Campus of the polytechnic reiterating that after over 50 years of dedicated service to the country and beyond, the institution is evermore determined to provide quality education to the people for their effective contributions towards the national development aspirations of Sierra Leone.
Apr 11, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The impact of infrastructural transformation on national development: President Koroma’s development model is wisdom personified
The route that President Ernest Koroma has chosen to development Sierra Leone—Infrastructural transformation –is one of the best models for socio-economic and political development and the President’s decision is wisdom personified.
Apr 11, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Over 1,000 Matriculate At MMCE&T …..“College Determined To Provide Quality Education”-Principal
The Principal of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) polytechnic, Dr. Saidu Kanu on Saturday 8th April 2017 disclosedthat the matriculation of over 1,000 students marked another milestonein the history of the college to host the first matriculation ceremony at the Congo Cross Campus of the polytechnic reiterating that after over 50 years of dedicated service to the country and beyond, the institution is evermore determined to provide quality education to the people for their effective contributions towards the national development aspirations of Sierra Leone.
Apr 11, 2017, 17:04

NEWS
SLWA and Old Bo Boys Association Washington DC Hold Fund Raising Dance
The Sierra Leone Women’s Association (SLWA) on Saturday 1st April 2017 organized a fund-raising dinner and dance in Virginia, United States of America for Ebola ophans at home.
Apr 11, 2017, 17:02

NEWS
Trial to evaluate three Ebola vaccination strategies launched in West Africa
A large clinical trial of candidate Ebola vaccines has been launched in West Africa by the PREVAC international research consortium, which includes the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Apr 11, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Party Gives late Oya Sankoh an heroic funeral
All Peoples Congress (APC) National Secretary General, Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh has called for prayers for the recent increase in death rate of his party’s loyalists.
Apr 10, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Royal seal of approval for Save the Children as Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal visits Freetown
As part of a three-day visit to Sierra Leone, Her Royal Highness (HRH) The Princess Royal visited Save the Children programmes in Freetown in her capacity as Patron of the global children’s charity.
Apr 10, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IOM Doles Out Five (5) Constructed Health Screening Posts to Koinadugu District
Ambassador of Japan to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Karu Yoshimura said that in December 2013, the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) emerged in Guinea and it spread quickly across borders within the sub-region and Sierra Leone experienced the largest outbreak in West Africa.
Apr 10, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Politics
As Appeal Court Slams Injunction…SLPP faces Major Set-Back
The prolonged belief by Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP ) operatives that their party is the government -in-waiting in Sierra Leone has on Friday 7th April, 2017 faced another big blow when the Sierra Leone Appeals Court granted an interim interlocutory injunction restraining the National Executive Council of the SLPP from organizing any meeting, including the much-anticipated April 22-25th SLPP All-delegates Convention where Maada Bio would have been anointed as the flagbearer for the Presidential Elections on March 7, 2018.
Apr 10, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Photo News
Hon. Blyden Checks on ailing Gbonkolenken P.C.
PHOTO NEWS: Hon. Blyden Checks on ailing Gbonkolenken P.C.
Apr 10, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Gov’t to Provide Fifty Health Centers with 24hrs Electricity
All Peoples Congress (APC) led-government Minister of Energy and Power, Hon. Ambassador Henry Macauley has on Monday 3rd April 2017, launched and commissioned a 24-hour solar powered electrical system at the Mambolo Community Health Centre (CHC), which is the first step in a major solar energy initiative which will bring power to 50 CHCs around the country by the end of June this year.
Apr 7, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Hosts Daughter of Queen Elizabeth II
His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has on Thursday 6 April 2017 received in audience Her Royal Highness Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise of the United Kingdom (UK) and her delegation during a courtesy call on him at State House in Freetown.
Apr 7, 2017, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
WHAT THE CURRENT LAW SAYS FOR SCENARIOS LIKE THE ONE UNFOLDING WITH NEC IN PARLIAMENT: Constitutional Amendment signed 15 years ago by President Kabbah of SLPP-Led Government
The Constitution of Sierra Leone (Amendment) Act, 2001|(Act No.15 of 2001) Date of Commencement: [7th February 2002] Amendment of Constitution Act No. 6 of 1991. Election by district block representation system. Extension of Presidential term of office by 4 months
Apr 7, 2017, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
SALE OF UNCUT GEM DIAMOND BY INTERNATIONAL TENDER
The Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources hereby informs the general public that the date for the opening of bids for the 709.41 carats uncut gem diamond will now be on Thursday 11th May 2017.
Apr 7, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MBHS Clocks 143 Years of Successful Existence
Methodist Boys High School, the third oldest school in Sierras Leone after Sierra Leone Grammar School, Annie Walsh Memorial School and St. Joseph Convent has on Thursday 6th April, 2017 celebrated one hundred and forty-three years of successful existence.
Apr 7, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Praises Zainab Bangura and Describes her as a Testimony of an Excellent Job
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has described the former Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Haja Dr Zainab Hawa Bangura as a testimony of an excellent job. He made this commendation during a courtesy call on him by the former UN envoy on Thursday 6th April 2017 at State House in Freetown.
Apr 7, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WARDC Sent Back for Poor Representation in Parliament
The Western Area Rural District Council (WARDC) on Thursday 6th April 2017, at the Parliament Administrative Building has been sent back by the Chairman Local Government Committee in Parliament over what the Chairman referred to as the Council’s “poor representation.”
Apr 7, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Youth got Eye Burst open & Skull cracked
The court case looking into the gruesome murder of late ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party youth Mohamed Taimeh 6 inside the Opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) stronghold of Kenema has continued with two additional witnesses testifying in shocking details of how the late man was mercilessly tortured.
Apr 6, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives Pope of Aladura Church
His Excellency the President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma received the primate of the Church of the Lord (ALADURA) Worldwide, His Eminence Dr Rufus Okikiola Olubiyi Ositelu on Tuesday 4 April 2017, at State House in Freetown.
Apr 6, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Justice Patrick Hamilton sworn in as Chairman of PPRC
Justice Patrick Hamilton has been sworn into office on Wednesday 5th April 2017, as the new Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC).Justice Hamilton was administered the oath of office by President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown. He succeeded the late Justice Tholla Thompson.
Apr 6, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Politics
APC USA Chairlady Holds Six Day Go Register Campaign in Koya Chiefdom
Chairlady of the All Peoples Congress (APC) USA branch, Mariama Lowe Bangura is currently holding a six (6) day “Go Register Campaign” in Koya Chiefdom, Port Loko District.
Apr 6, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Smile With Us Primary School in Koindu Celebrates Hon. Dr. Sylvia O. Blyden
Smile With Us Primary School in Koindu, Kissi Teng, Kailahun, Eastern Province is celebrating Hon. Minister Dr. Sylvia. O. Blyden (aka Sia Kissi). The authorities have named a School House after her since she is one of the most inspirational women in Sierra Leone today; more so for her Exceptional Work and Contribution towards the Empowerment and Development of the entire Kissi Kingdom, most especially for Kissi Women.
Apr 6, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Donors Pledge Support to improved Education for Underprivileged
Donor partners have pledged support to the Government of Sierra Leone and other stakeholders for improved education for the Underprivileged.
Apr 6, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Cottage Hospital Child Kidnapping Case Continues
The prosecution witness who identified herself as Rugiatu Kargbo testified before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1, yesterday April 5th 2017, that the 2nd accused Regina Stevens came into the Children’s Ward with the intention of taking the babies (twins) for vaccination.
Apr 6, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
The Mandate of Higher Education Institutions
The early universities and colleges were largely faith-based such as the North African University of Al Quaraouiyine established in 895 AD in Fes, Morocco, and the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt in 972 AD. In Sub Saharan Africa, during the 16th century the University of Timbuktu flourished as a centre of learning in Islamic studies in the sub region and beyond.
Apr 6, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC & SLPP MPs Say 2018 Election Must Go Ahead
On Tuesday 04th April 2017, majority of Members of Parliament from the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) present in the light of what had been said in the foregoing debates and in the public interest voted for the continuation of the voter registration process, thus arguing that the March 7th 2018 date for the general elections must be maintained.
Apr 5, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Education Minister launches Mid-Term Review Workshop
Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Minkailu Bah yesterday 4th April 2017 launched two days Education Sector/Mid-Term Review Workshop. The event which attracted several participants including traditional rulers, councilors, Mayors, District Chairperson, donor partners, civil society and other important stakeholders is being held at the Bintumani Hotel at Aberdeen in Freetown.
Apr 5, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Masada Stops Cleaning Services in Freetown City Municipality
Masada, has in a press release yesterday Tuesday 4th April 2017, “inform the General Public that it is unable to continue providing cleaning services to the City of Freetown through Freetown City Council.”
Apr 5, 2017, 17:08


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