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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma receives five new ambassadors
Five new ambassadors from Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal, Morocco, United Arab Emirates and Indonesia presented their letters of credence to His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House this morning Friday, 14th July 2017, to mark the beginning of their mission in Sierra Leone.
Jul 17, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News :“I never abused my colleague’s mother,” Female State Prosecutor Rubbishes Fake Social Media Reports
Prominent female Sate Prosecutor in the case between the state and Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray and other, has said “I never abused my colleague’s mother.”
Jul 17, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Garbage Collector Seek Justice
Magistrate Albert Moody presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 at the Main Law Court Building in Freetown Friday 14th July 2017, has remanded in custody at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center one Alimamy Koroma for the alleged offense of wounding with intent, wounding and assault occasioning on one Mohamed Kamara who is a garbage collector under the Presidential Recovery Priority.
Jul 17, 2017, 12:02

NEWS
AU leaders give President Koroma full marks for his outstanding role as major player in the UN Security Council Reform negotiations
When African leaders met in Addis Ababa  for the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union Summit  from 3rd July to 4th July, 2017, they took an important  decision that will have great impact on international peace and security in the future . They unanimously endorsed the 19th report of the Committee of 10 African Heads of State on the ongoing negotiations for the reform of the UN Security Council.
Jul 17, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Human Resource Staff remain Kicked Out and all Transfers are Legitimate... Social Welfare Ship is Cruising Peacefully
Loyal and patriotic staff of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs have dismissed recent media reports that the Ministry was in turmoil and a state of chaos.
Jul 14, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Commits The National Medical Supplies Agency Act 2017
The Parliament of Sierra Leone on Thursday 13th July 2017 extensively debated and committed the Bill entitled “The National Medical Supplies Agency Act 2017” to its Legislative Committee for fine tuning and further scrutiny to “stand the test of time”.
Jul 14, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mammy Cuss Tok is the news in the Kamarainba Case
Maternally based abusive invectives known in the local parlance as MAMMY CUSS, seem to have taken over the news reports in coverage of the ongoing matter of The State versus Kamarainba. The reports were such that the State Counsel assigned to prosecute the matter has had to come out in strong defence of herself over claims that she abused the lawyer of Kamarainaba so badly that she also abused his mother.
Jul 14, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Interacts with Diplomatic Community in Sierra Leone
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, noting the difficult thematic and geo-political threats confronting global peace and security, has reiterated Sierra Leone's broad policy ideals of promoting and protecting her national interest; of promoting sub-regional, regional and inter-African cooperation and unity; and for the consolidation of international peace and security.
Jul 14, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Rokupa Government Hospital to get 100 Beds
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation, DFID and UNFPA has handed over the Project Plan for the construction of a 100 beds ultra-modern hospital at the Rokupa Government Hospital east end of Freetown to the construction company, Regimanuel Gray Sierra Leone Limited.
Jul 14, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Useful Hands Training Center Empowers 76 Women with Skills Opportunity
Useful Hands Training Center on Saturday 8th July 2017 at a well-attended graduation ceremony at the Door Christians Fellowship Church in the east end of Freetown, has certified seventeen six women who have successfully acquired various skills in Tailoring, Hair Dressing and Catering with the theme: Vocational Education , a tool for women empowerment.
Jul 14, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Man Age 76… Sexually Assaulted Two Girls
The accused person, Musa Sesay who is seventy-six (76) year old, yesterday Thursday July 13th 2017 was committed to the High Court of Freetown by Magistrate Albert Moody presiding over Magistrate Court No.2 at the Main Law Court Building in Freetown because the State Prosecutor L.O.R.D Jones submitted sufficient evidence against the accused person in court.
Jul 14, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Reverend Kabbs-Kanu proves just superb in highlighting Global Peace Index…. Sierra Leone is Most Peaceful W/African State
Your timeliness of the news of the Global Peace Index is a master blaster... Indeed last year we (Sierra Leone) were the 43rd most peaceful worldwide. This year, Sierra Leone jumped upwards to become the 39th most peaceful worldwide and the Number One destination in West Africa for Peace.
Jul 13, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Civil Society Allegedly Misappropriates Le365m Ebola funds -ACC Investigator explains
Justice Alieu John Bosco yesterday 12th July 2017, at the High Court of Freetown presided over the matter that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arraigned in court alleging that the Executive Director of ‘The Needy Today’ Civil Society based in Makeni, Mr. Dauda Amid Koroma and two others misappropriated donors funds meant for the protection of vulnerable groups during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Jul 13, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chinese Govt. Donates 6300 Metric Tons of Rice to GOSL
The Chinese Government has donated a consignment of 6300 metric tons of rice to the Government of Sierra Leone at a short ceremony held at State House.
Jul 13, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : National Livestock Animal Welfare Heightens Campaign
National Livestock Animal Welfare and Rabies Control Taskforce (NLAWRCT) was on Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 at the Barmoi Hotel at Aberdeen, under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry And Food Security (MAFFS), the Freetown City Council and other stakeholders briefed newsmen on the progress made in the fight against Rabies, and in the campaign for the welfare of animals.
Jul 13, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NPAA Trains Police Prosecutors & Investigators on Protected Area Crimes
National Protected Area Authority (NPAA) yesterday 12th July 2017 at the Police Officers’ Mess Kingtom in Freetown has ended a two days training workshop for Prosecutors and Investigators of the Sierra Leone Police on protected area crimes of the country.
Jul 13, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UK commits to free trade with Sierra Leone after Brexit
Since the British people voted just over a year ago to leave the European Union (EU), I have been regularly asked what this will mean for the UK’s relationship with Sierra Leone – and especially our trade links – once Brexit happens.
Jul 13, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Kamaraimba Says APC & SLPP; birds of same Feathers
Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray has referred to the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) as “birds of the same feather.”
Jul 12, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Young Women & Older Ladies all Salute President Koroma
Women from all walks of life and all age groups, have been once again recognising the giant strides which President Koroma has made in transforming the gender landscape in the country.
Jul 12, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Gov't Scores Success in seven Key Priority Areas
The objective of the President’s Recovery Priorities was to improve the lives of millions of ordinary Sierra Leoneans and revert to the implementation of the Agenda for Prosperity, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma said last Friday to mark the end of the nation’s recovery programme dubbed, the President’s Recovery Priorities.
Jul 11, 2017, 17:12

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Minister Mohamed Bangura is a Public Relations Disaster
Sierra Leoneans are now holding breath tight to witness an anticipating debate called for by the Minister of Information and Communications, Honourable Mohamed Bangura; against former Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) now opposition Presidential aspirant, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella.
Jul 11, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Secures Conviction for Impersonation against Ibrahim Suma
The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden at Makeni presided over by the Honorable Justice Abdul Rahman Mansaray, on 10th July 2017, convicted Ibrahim Suma on two count charges of impersonation of an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) officer contrary to section 76 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.
Jul 11, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : FSSG Board of Trustees Engages Journalists
Board of Trustees of the Freetown Secondary School for Girls yesterday Monday July 10th 2017 held a Press Conference at the FSSG School Hall in Freetown accusing the Board of Governors of hindering the progress of the school.
Jul 11, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sylvia Blyden Confirms Driving Two Civil Servants From Her Ministry- Reproduced by Popular Demand
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has confirmed a news report aired on 98.1 radio in evening hours of July 3rd 2017, alleging she has, earlier that afternoon, sealed off the office of the Human Resource staff assigned to her Ministry. She spoke to Awareness Times Newspaper.
Jul 11, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Seven Year Old Child Sexually Penetrated…Accused Remanded in Custody
Magistrate Albert Moody at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 at the main Law Court Building in Freetown yesterday July 10th 2017 has remanded in custody Abdulai Sesay at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown for the alleged case of sexual penetration of a seven year old child (name withheld).
Jul 11, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Atteds Funeral Of Former Minister Of Internal Affairs
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma was in the Eastern provincial city of Kenema attending the funeral mass for the late Hon. Joseph Bandabla Dauda at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kenema City on Saturday 8th July, 2017.The minister passed away at the age of 75 on Thursday 1st June while he was receiving medical treatment in Accra.
Jul 11, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As war of words escalate between Kandeh Yumkella and Mohamed Bangura... APC Govt to Debate KKY
My attention has been drawn to a press release issued by the Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella Movement (KKYM) Media Team responding to remarks I made during the 6th July, 2017 press conference held in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Information and Communications. According to them, I had berated Dr. Yumkella for admonishing him to desist from making misrepresentations in especially some African and Western capitals that he has been ordained by President Koroma to succeed him.
Jul 10, 2017, 12:12

NEWS
President Koroma Inaugurates New Embassy Complex in Addis Ababa
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma today, Wednesday 5th July 2017, inaugurated the newly constructed Sierra Leone Embassy Complex in Addis Ababa, Federal Republic of Ethiopia on the margins of the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.
Jul 10, 2017, 12:10

NEWS
China Assures Sierra Leone Media
The Vice President of Research and Training Institute in the Peoples Republic of China, Madam Liu Ying has said that the friendship between China and Africa has lasted for a long history and that she is assuring Sierra Leone media of her fullest support and commitment.
Jul 10, 2017, 12:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
DISCLAIMER !!!!!! 2 years old Child refused Help
The attention of the Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has been drawn to a piece on social media alleging she told the father of a 2 years old child, that she refused to help him get justice. The said piece is authored by one Baimba Ojuku Sesay whilst the said father remains anonymous and unidentified - if he does indeed exists.
Jul 10, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLBC Boost FCC in Operation Clean Freetown Markets
Sierra Leone Bottling Company (SLBC) yesterday Sunday 9th July, 2017, have provided protective gears, cleaning tools, food for work and incentives to Freetown City Council for market women and young boys in the operation clean market exercise conducted in Dwarzark Market, Koo Town Road Market and Lumley Market.
Jul 10, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone grants mothers right to pass on citizenship
Women from Sierra Leone can now pass on their nationality to their children, following the passage of what women’s rights groups said Friday was a landmark change in the law for gender equality.
Jul 10, 2017, 12:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO)
July 9, 1987 – July 9, 2017, 30 years ago, the Heads of State and Government of the West African region, convinced that health is key to integration and socio-economic development of the region, adopted Protocol A/P2/7/87 establishing the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), as the sole specialised health institution for the region.
Jul 10, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
John Ben Blasts, no Unity without Peace in SLPP
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has said that in order for his party to have a lasting unity, it first of all needs to settle all disputes between its members.
Jul 7, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Under President Koroma: Democracy and national development are two sides of the same coin
Those who have been comfortably trumpeting lies that this government of the people – The Government of President Ernest Koroma — cannot deliver democracy have been put to shame once again by dramatic political events within the past two weeks. .
Jul 7, 2017, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
FLASHBACK: Jubilation 18 Years ago when Lome Peace Accord was Signed
(Wednesday 7th July 1999): President Kabbah and RUF leader Corporal Foday Sankoh signed a peace accord to end more than eight years of civil war in Sierra Leone sparking widespread jubilation across Sierra Leone. Reaction to the signing of the accord in Freetown had been “very overwhelming,” according to BBC correspondent Lansana Fofanah.
Jul 7, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone GetsUS$30 Million from World Bank Group as Budget Support to finance development programs
FREETOWN, July 6, 2017 — Sierra Leone is receiving a US$30 million International Development Association (IDA) credit from the World Bank Group to support the financing of Government’s development programs articulated in the Agenda for Prosperity and the President’s Recovery Priorities.
Jul 7, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Luminous Power Technology & Insons Launches Solar Products
The Luminous Power Technology, a leading Solar company in the with its headquarters in Indian in partnership with Insons in has on Wednesday 5th July 2017 launched Luminous Solar products at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Aberdeen, Western part of Freetown. The solar products are; Inverters, Batteries and panel that can supply electricity on 24/7 with a lot merits as against generator.
Jul 7, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chinese Government Boosts Think Tanks & Scholars from Sierra Leone
Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and The Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (GSCASS) have organized a twenty two days training programme for Tink Tanks and Scholars from Sierra Leone.
Jul 7, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ernest Bai Koroma Gives Sierra Leone Women more reasons to Smile
Sierra Leone women yet again have another reason to eulogise the President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. This time over his act to ensure that a critical obstacle to equality of women was removed from the country’s citizenship laws.
Jul 6, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : JSS 1 Pupil Reveals Her Ordeals to Court
Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 at the Main Law Court Building in Freetown has on yesterday July 4th 2017 remanded in custody at the Pademba Male Correctional Center in Freetown one Mohamed Kamara for the alleged sexual penetration of one Junior Secondary School pupil (name withheld).
Jul 6, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
FACT and APC Golden Women Urges Ambassador Coleson Turay to Declare
Friends of Alimamy Coleson Turay (FACT), commonly called the Rising Sun and APC Golden Women and Grassroot groups in the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party, have unanimously called on Sierra Leone’s Deputy Ambassador to the United States of America, Hon. Alimamy Coleson Turay to throw his hat for national executive position ahead of the September 5th& 6th 2017, National Delegates Conference of the APC in Makeni.
Jul 6, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Anti-Corruption Commission’s Motor Bike Theft …ACC Admin & HR Officer Testifies in Court
Yesterday Wednesday July 5th 2017, at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2, at the Main Court Building on Siaka Stevens Street presided over by Magistrate Albert Moody in the alleged case of Conspiracy with other persons unknown to commit a felony robbery with aggravation contrary to section 23 (1) in which police alleged that the accused person, Chernor Barrie and with other persons unknown were armed with broken bottles robbed Police Constable 12011 Steven Bangura of one Motor Bike valued at seventeen million five hundred and sixty thousand Leone (Le17,560,000) which is the property of the Anti-Corruption Commission in custody of Police Constable 12011 Steven Bangura.
Jul 6, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PAVI-FORT SL Limited Supports Operation Clean Freetown
Pavi-Fort SL Construction Company on Satursday 1st July 2017 is currently supporting massive cleaning exercise project at the Kissy Road in Freetown that is being implemented by the government of Sierra Leone to build a favourable health environment for the citizens of the country.
Jul 6, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
IDA Gives USD 30 Million Grant to APC Government
As it remains barely eight (8) months to March 7, 2018, Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections, the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) led government of HE President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma continue to enjoy donor confidence and support to boost economic growth and productivity in the country.
Jul 6, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Police Engages Community Stakeholders on Clique Violence and Crime
Officers of the Eastern Police Station on Saturday July 1st 2017, engaged the Fullah Town and Mountain City Communities in a one day dialogue forum on the need for young people to stop the practices of gangsterism and colour movements (Black flag and Red flag Movements) in that part of the country.
Jul 6, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
In Memory of the Late Madam Alice Koroma
In Memory of the Late Madam Alice Koroma
Jul 6, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Yansaneh dismisses Anti APC 'Coalition'
National Secretary General of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party, Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh has yesterday 4th July 2018, dismissed strategies of defunct political parties to form a coalition to unseat the APC regime come 2018 multi-tier elections.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Big Promotion in the Justice Sector
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 04th July 2017, debated and unanimously ratified the Seventh Report of its Committee on Appointments and the Public Service, approving five presidential no v of the Supreme, Appeal, and High Courts.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:12

NEWS
AMI, OIF and IDEA Conclude Conference on Covering Elections in Africa
Africa Media Initiatives (AMI) in collaboration with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), have concluded a two-day conference on Covering Elections in Africa.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
AU Assembly adopts 19th Report presented by President Koroma
Since assuming the role of Coordinator of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government on the Reform of the United Nations Security Council, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has changed the trajectory of the campaign for the Reform of the United Nations Security Council from a low key affair to that of a highly visible and unchallenged position which carries the weight of legitimacy in terms of addressing Africa's non-representation in the Permanent Category and under-representation in the Non-permanent category.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Human Right Commission of Sierra Leone Meets British High Commissioner
Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone on Tuesday July 4th, 2017 met with the British High Commissioner, Guy Warrington at his office at Spur Road.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Court Levy Two Million Leones Fine or Two-Year Imprisonment on Accused Person for Alleged Fraud
Magistrate John Fornah of the Ross Road Magistrate Court No.2 in the East End of Freetown, has on Friday 30TH June 2017 ordered that the accused person, Ibrahim Dixon Kargbo pay a fine of two million Leones (Le 2,000,000) to the state or go to jail for two (2) years at the Male Correctional Center in Freetown.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kadco Company Boosts School Children
Kadco Company on Thursday June 29th 2017, donated learning materials worth million of Leones to school going children at Murray Town in the Western Area of Freetown to assist them in their future pursuit in academia.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MAFFS gives Le80 million to women farmers
The Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Professor Monty Jones, has called on farmers in the country to increase production and productivity.
Jul 5, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Blasts as Yumkella Quits PAOPA Morass
Senior members of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have been reacting to the decision announced by their party member Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella that he was quitting the race for the party’s presidential ticket. Yumkella has quit in disgust at tactics from supporters of a rival for the SLPP bid Mr. Maada Bio. Mr. Bio and his supporters belong to a faction of the SLPP nicknamed as PAOPA (meaning, BY FORCE).
Jul 4, 2017, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sylvia Blyden Confirms Driving Two Civil Servants From Her Ministry
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has confirmed a news report aired on 98.1 radio in evening hours of July 3rd 2017, alleging she has, earlier that afternoon, sealed off the office of the Human Resource staff assigned to her Ministry. She spoke to Awareness Times Newspaper.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:16

NEWS
President Koroma and First Lady attend 29th Ordinary summit of AU
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma accompanied by his wife First Lady Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma today, Monday 3rd July 2017, attended the opening ceremony of the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Federal Republic of Ethiopia.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Police Arrests Two in a Place Allegedly Use for Smoking Cannabis Sativa
Two accused persons, Abdulai Kamara and Mohamed Turay yesterday Monday July 3rd 2017, were arraigned before Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 at the Siaka Steven Street Main Court Building in Freetown for the offense of being found in a place allegedly used for smoking cannabis sativa contrary to section 49 (1) of the pharmacy drugs and control Act of 2001.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Judges Trained on Case Management
The Judicial and Legal Training Institute of the Judiciary of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Ghana Judiciary, the Sierra Leone Bar Association, the UK/SL Probono Network and with funds from ROLE UK and the Department for International Development (DFID) through the Justice Recovery Project, has commenced three days training for all Judges of the Judiciary of Sierra Leone and lawyers from the Sierra Leone Bar Association on Case Management on the theme “An Eye on Efficiency and Speed…” at the Hub Hotel, Wilberforce Village.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Photo News
C-10 Endorses EBK Report
C-10 Endorses EBK Report
Jul 4, 2017, 17:08

NEWS
C-10 Endorses its 19th Report for Adoption by the AU Assembly
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma in his capacity as Coordinator of the African Union Commitee of Ten Heads of State and Government on the Reform of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday, 2nd July 2017, chaired a follow up meeting to the very successful consultative summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea from 14th to 17th May, 2017.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:06

NEWS
Dr. Sylvia Blyden meets with Awareness Times Editor in Nairobi Airport
Abdul Malik Bangura, editor of Sierra Leone’s most widely read newspaper, Awareness Times, who is also the youngest newspaper editor in Africa at age 25 years, flew out of Sierra Leone yesterday to attend a conference at the Desmond Tutu Convention Center, Nairobi Kenya as one of fifty (50) specially selected election experts, representatives of electoral bodies and high-level media practitioners from the 13 African countries slated to conduct elections over the next 18 months.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliamentary Press Gallery Reporter Visits Hon. Blyden
Four years ago in August 2013, I met this wonderful woman Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden who is now Honourable Cabinet Minister responsible for empowering women. She was by then an Assistant to His Excellency the President and she had come to pay a visit in my remote chiefdom of Kissi Teng.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : RITCORP Managing Director Commended by Shareholders
Shareholders of the Reliance Insurance Trust Corporation (RITCORP) at this year’s Annual General Meeting have expressed commendation over the administrative savvy of the Managing Director, Alice Onomake for bringing more successes in the company.
Jul 4, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Shock and Total Dismay hit party supporters as...APC Disappointed by Kambia politics as Yumkella Wins
The outcome of Friday 30th June 2017 bye-election in Ward 139, Kambia district has left supporters of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party in shock and dismay. The APC candidate lost to an Independent candidate who was sponsored by Dr. Kandeh Yumkella of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP). Over the past 10 years, this is only the third time the APC is losing local council elections in Kambia district.
Jul 3, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma leaves for the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has left Freetown this morning to attend the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union Summit scheduled to take place from 3rd July to 4th July, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Jul 3, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Over Alleged Case of Unlawful Possession of 16 Bales of Mosquito Bed Nets…Accused Persons Pleaded Guilty
The two accused persons Amadu Mojo Barrie a truck driver and Ishmael Mambu a store keeper Friday 30th June 2017 have been remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre in Freetown, after pleading guilty before the presiding Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Law Court Building in Freetown for the offences of conspiracy and unlawful possession of sixteen (16) bales of Mosquito bed nets which were believed to have been unlawfully obtained by the accused persons.
Jul 3, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh Addresses a High-Level Meeting on Data Development
Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh today addressed a high-level meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on the Hosting of a Conference on “Data for Development in Africa” at the Villa Rosa Hotel.
Jul 3, 2017, 12:02


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