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NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone: APC Gives 7 Days To Eddie Turay or he Faces Discipline
Secretariat of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party has in a press release dated Wednesday 28th September 2016, ordered Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Edward Turay (also called Eddie Turay) to explain to the Party within seven (7) working days on why actions should not be taken against for engaging in actions they referred to as tantamount to anti-party activities.
Sep 29, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Rokupa Youths Clash with Police over Land
In the morning hours of Wednesday 28th September 2016, great disorder erupted, over land, between law enforcement and youths at Rokupa, East end of Freetown.
Sep 29, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
Trade Minister Leads Sierra Leone’s AGOA Delegation to Washington DC
Tuesday 27th September, 2016: Captain Momodu Allieu Pat-Sowe, Minister of Trade and Industry Leads the Sierra Leone AGOA Delegation to Washington DC
Sep 29, 2016, 17:06

NEWS
President Koroma Urges UN to Move with The Times
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma delivered a rousing speech at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday September 22, 2016, calling on the international governing body to move with the times and speed up the reform of the UN Security Council.
Sep 29, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EBOLA Survivors In Gratitude Parade Today
Sierra Leoneans will today Thursday September 29th 2016, witness what is arguably the largest convergence of Ebola survivors in Freetown as they march through the streets of the capital to express their gratitude for what they have described as "a phenomenal transformation of our lives" through President Ernest Bai Koroma’s Post Ebola Recovery programmes.
Sep 29, 2016, 17:02

NEWS
We’ve received ‘free consultancy’ from Rwanda, says Sierra Leone minister
23rd September, 2016: Sierra Leone’s Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Maya Moiwo Kaikai, has expressed his admiration for Rwanda’s governance, especially its decentralisation system. He and his delegation are in the country on a study tour of Rwanda’s decentralisation policy and other areas.
Sep 29, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ebola Survivors set to March with Joy to Cotton Tree
Survivors of Ebola Virus disease in Sierra Leone, have expressed a desire to joyfully march through the streets of Freetown tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2016, "in order for the World to know how much Sierra Leone Ebola Survivors appreciate President Koroma's Recovery efforts".
Sep 28, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Western Governments fund Child FGM - Dr. Fuambai Blasts
Outspoken Sierra Leone-American Anthropologist, Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu, a Ph.D holder, has alleged that western governments including the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA) are in the habit of financing for young girls to undergo genital cuttings, which she said has similar attributes to that which is done by over eighty percent (80%) of women in Sierra Leone.
Sep 28, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Cornelius Deveaux Lights Waterloo
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, through the Sierra Leone–China Young Leadership Forum (SLCYLF),has on Saturday 25th September 2016, provided ten solar lights to the Waterloo community.
Sep 28, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NCP Discuss Corporate Governance
On Tuesday 27th September 2016, the National Commission for Privatisation (NCP) met, at Sierra Leone Maritime Administration Hall, with Board Chairmen of different institutions to discuss Corporate Governance.
Sep 28, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Legal Aid Hosts Cattle Herders and Farmers Today
Monday 26th Sept. 2016: The Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board yesterday, Tuesday 27th September 2016, brought together cattle herders on one hand and landowners and farmers on the other in the Port Loko District to a meeting in Masiaka in an attempt to mediate a long standing conflict between the two groups.
Sep 28, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NATCOM to take Serious Action against the Misuse of Social Media…Says Momoh Konteh
The Chairman NATCOM- Mr. Momoh K. Konteh has said the commission is going to take serious actions against the misuse of social media by people. He made this statement during the stakeholders’ consultative meeting on the use of social media on Tuesday 27th September 2016 at Bintumani Hotel, Freetown.
Sep 28, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : HRH Policy and Strategic Plan 2017-2021 Consolidation Workshop Kicks Off
The Directorate of Human Resources for Health in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has started a two-day Consolidation of Inputs from Technical Committees for the Development of the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Policy and Strategic Plan 2017-2021 at the Family Kingdom, Aberdeen in Freetown.
Sep 28, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Govt Commends Kenema's Female Paramount Chiefs
The ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) led government has highly commended female Paramount Chiefs of Kenema district for their laudable role in stemming what had been turning out to be an unstoppable uprising of Bondo Women from across the eastern region who had thronged to protest in Kenema city last week. (Please see page 11 for details on the reasons for uprising).
Sep 27, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Stop Selling Gov’t Land” - Diana Konomanyi Warns Village Headmen
The Minister of Lands, Country Planning, and the Environment, Madam Finda Diana Konomanyi has ordered village head men to stop selling government land.
Sep 27, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AMR Gold Attends World Bank Symposium on Sierra Leone Economic Recovery
AMR Gold new Country Director-Luke Rogers on Thursday 15th September 2106 attended a one day symposium organized by a member of the World Bank Group.
Sep 27, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Pledges to Support Measures against Climate Change
In his opening remarks, Chairman for the Parliamentary Committee on Transport and Aviation, Hon. Alpha Babatunde Lewally has pledged to support budgetary and legislative measures to the Meteorological Department with the view of combating emerging climate change issues in the country.
Sep 27, 2016, 17:12

NEWS
Ambassador Alimamy Koroma Signs Tripartite MoU with Chinese Firms
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to China on Monday 26th September, 2016, signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with Henan Guoji Industry Group Co. Ltd and China Development Bank, Henan Branch, on the establishment of long-term cooperation with the primary objective of complementary advantages and mutual development.
Sep 27, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
As Dr. Kaifala Marah Assures “Salone’s economy will bounce back”
“We have put modalities in place and be all assured that our economy will soon bounce back”.
Sep 27, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Vows to Stay Engaged with the People
After a very successful trip from the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has expressed strong commitment to staying engaged with the people of Sierra Leone in reviving and rebuilding the country’s economy.
Sep 27, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Safety of Our Workers and Community People Is Our First Priority… Mr. Johansen Said
The Managing Director of LEOCEM Sierra Leone Limited Mr. Arne B. Johansen said the safety of their staff and the community people is their first priority.
Sep 27, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Siera Leone News : If You Drink and Drive You Won’t Have Control over the Vehicle -Avers Dr. Sarah Bendu
In a well-attended emergency gathering at the Levuma Goderich tipper park on Monday 26th September, Dr. Sarah Bandu, Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA), sternly told drivers that they cannot simultaneously be drunkards and drivers.
Sep 27, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PPRC Mourns the Late Hon Justice M.E. Tolla Thompson
The Commissioners and Staff of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) wish to inform the eleven Registered Political Parties and the public of the death of the Chairman, Hon Justice. M.E. Tolla Thompson who passed away yesterday, Monday 26th September, 2016.
Sep 27, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Hailed around the World as Ebola Survivors Rock Harvard & Sweden
The ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) led government was this weekend the toast of many around the world when the leaders of Ebola Survivors association stormed Harvard in USA and Sweden in Europe. There was not a single negative comment but praises all over for the President and the APC.
Sep 26, 2016, 12:14

NEWS : Photo News
PHOTO NEWS: Hon. Blyden Engages Kenema Female Chiefs - Full details subsequently
Hon. Blyden Engages Kenema Female Chiefs - Details subsequently
Sep 26, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NATCOM Contracts SUBAH Info- Solutions for GWMS
After a rigorous assessment of bids forwarded by 12 companies, of which 11 were international, and 1 local, SUBAH Info- Solutions Ghana Limited, won from NATCOM, the International Gateway Monitoring System (GWMS) contract.
Sep 26, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLIEPA trains SMEs on Access to Market & Value Chains
At least 54 Small Medium Enterprise (SME) owners on Saturday 24th September 2016 received certificates for Participating in a two day training workshop, organized by the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) at the Growth Center in Bo City.
Sep 26, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 3,000 Farmers to Benefit from a Diaspora - Led Project
Thursday 22nd Sept. 2016: The Seeds for Growth Foundation (SGF) is a diaspora- led initiative that is set to support three thousand farmers and their Children towards better livelihood in rural Sierra Leone. The project is the brainchild of Mr. Kapri Turay, a Sierra Leonean ex-asylum seeker who has lived in the Netherlands for more than seventeen years now.
Sep 26, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gov’t Municipal Sec. Sch. Kissy Turns 50
On Friday 23rd September 2016, the Government Municipal Secondary School, Kissy Dockyard, colourfully celebrated, at the school’s hall,its 50th anniversary.
Sep 26, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 12 Benefit from Legal Aid in Kono
The Legal Aid secured twelve (12) discharges and bail for two indigents accused persons in Koidu,Kono District. The fourteen accused persons were being tried for various offences at the Koidu Magistrate Court presided over by Magistrate Ibrahim Yillah. All the accused had the matters against them dismissed in one day- the 19th September 2016.
Sep 26, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PCMH Medical Superintendent Bags Award
Wednesday 21st Sept. 2016: ‘God’s Will’ Movie Production, a youth centred organization has awarded the Medical Superintendent of the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH), Dr. Alimamy Philip Koroma, as one of the best professional doctors for year 2016-2017.
Sep 26, 2016, 12:00

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Statement delivered by His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, 22nd September 2016
I congratulate you, Mr. President, on your election and I commend your predecessor, His Excellency Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, for his effective leadership of the previous session. Let me also, on behalf of the Government and people of Sierra Leone, applaud His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon for his dedication and commitment to the advancement of global peace and development during his ten years of service to our organization. I commend you, Mr Secretary General for your vision and initiatives including the major High-Level Panel Reviews, the historic adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the signing of the Paris Agreement and the convening of the first World Humanitarian Summit. We in Sierra Leone will also always remember you with deep appreciation for your exemplary role in mobilizing support for our successful fight against the deadly Ebola disease.
Sep 23, 2016, 17:12

NEWS
Update On Ebola Survivors' National Leaders Currently Visiting Europe And America
Few photos accompany this update. One is of Daddy Hassan Kamara, official Spokesman of Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES) shown in Amsterdam with Professor Gerd of NETWORK UNIVERSITY which is the Netherlands University that has offered 50 online diploma courses to Ebola Survivors of Sierra Leone.
Sep 23, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ministry of Sports Launches Website
“We converge here to align sports with the sustainable development goals. We have created a platform where all of us can interact.”
Sep 23, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NaCSA Aids Liberian Delegation on Study Tour
Tuesday 20th Sept. 2016: Liberia’s Independent Commission on Human Rights delegation, headed by the institution’s Acting Chairman, Bartholomew B. Colley, was on a study tour on reparations at the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA).
Sep 23, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PMSD Holds Cluster Forum for Government Ministries
In an effort to improve efficiency in governance and an effective service delivery in the country, the Performance Management and Service Delivery (PMSD) directorate in the Office of the President, Thursday 22 September, 2016 commenced a three day forum for ministerial sector clustering and coordination for government Ministries at the Wusum Hotel in Makeni.
Sep 23, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ‘Power for All’ Educates 25 Media Houses on Decentralized Solar Technologies
‘Power for All’ has on Wednesday 21st September 2016 educated 25 media houses in Sierra Leone on decentralized solar technologies at Hub hotel Wilberforce Village, Freetown.
Sep 23, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : White Women Imitate Bondo and Chop Off their Private Genitals
Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu, a Ph.D holder and Sierra Leonean-American Anthropologist has breezed into the country from the United States so as to make her input into the ongoing hot debate around the traditional Bondo Society of which she is an unabashed and proud member.
Sep 23, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Distracted Over 'Bondo' As Kenema Soweis Demonstrate
Competent sources at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs (MSWGCA) lament to this newspaper that the APC-led Government is currently distracted over the unfolding saga in Kenema district wherein MSWGCA on Monday September 19th 2016, had to work with the Sierra Leone Police to rescue a 28 years old lady (identified as KBA) who alleges that she was forcefully initiated into the secret Bondo Society, subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) and then held against her will by the Vice-President of the National Sowei Council, Madam Elsie Kondulormo. However, Madam Kondulormo tells this newspaper that the allegations are false and that she is the victim of a plot.
Sep 22, 2016, 17:16

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Launch of Sierra Leone Women Are Free to Choose and SiA Magazine Fall 2016
On September 22nd, Sierra Leone Women are Free to Choose (SLWAFC) will officially launch our “imitated not mutilated” campaign in Freetown, Sierra Leone as well as the Fall 2016 edition of SiA Magazine. SLWAFC is a local chapter of All Women are Free to Choose Inc (AWAFC), a U.S. based international advocacy organization for the promotion of inter and intra gender equality of circumcised women and girls globally.
Sep 22, 2016, 17:14

NEWS
Koroma and Others Issue Statement on Guinea Bissau's Strife
President of the most peaceful nation in West Africa, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma together with other leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met in New York on Tuesday September 20, 2016 to consider the plan to end the crisis in Guinea Bissau and the modalities for the gradual withdrawal of the ECOWAS Military Intervention Force in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB).
Sep 22, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Fifa backs Sierra Leone FA in use of funds
Fifa has said there has been no 'misuse of the funds' it has given to the Sierra Leone FA (SLFA).
Sep 22, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
Sierra Leone Mourns with Cape Verde
Sierra Leone’s envoy to China on 21st September, 2016, joined his colleagues in mourning with Cape Verde, following the death of António Mascarenhas Monteiro, the country’s former President.
Sep 22, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MAFFS Supports Farmers with Le275Million
Wednesday 21st September 2016:The Mission of the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security is to increase production and productivity so as to ensure that the country does not only attain food sufficiency but to also empower farmers.
Sep 22, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Labour Force Survey Training Kicks Off
Statistics Sierra Leone has on Wednesday 21st September, 2016 commenced a first phase training of 150 Enumerators for the 2016 Sierra Leone Labour Force Survey. This first phase training will last for only three days to screen and select 71 enumerators that will go for a further 12 days training in dada collection.
Sep 22, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Photo News
Sierra Leone News : WMA/IHH ENDS QURBAN 2016
Wellington Muslims Association (WMA) together with IHH of Turkey has ended its Qurban program for 2016, which was the slaughtering of animals worth millions of Leones and it was a nationwide exercise.
Sep 22, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Chief Kapen Speaks Out on Death Sentences
Chairman and Leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP),Chief Somano Kapen has on Monday 19th September 2016, during an exclusive phone call interview with Awareness Times Newspaper spoken out on the proposed resurrection of death as the maximum sentence for criminals.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:22

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Government of Sierra Leone Press Release
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that Government’s assessment of the outcome of a torrential downpour of rain in early morning hours of Monday 19th September 2016, is that severe flooding in significant parts of the Western Area has devastated settlements, caused four (4) confirmed deaths, left some people severely injured and destroyed properties including homes, vehicles and roads.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:20

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
President Koroma leaves for the United Nations
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Freetown, Monday, September 19, 2016 to attend the 71st Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, USA.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Politics
High-Level APC Delegation in China on CPC Invitation
Secretary-General for Sierra Leone’s governing All Peoples Congress Ambassador Osman Yansaneh on Sunday, 18th September, 2016, arrived in Beijing with a five man delegation, on the invitation of the Communist Party of China.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Speaker of Parliament sworn as Acting President
As President Koroma leaves for the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Speaker of the Sierra Leone Parliament Hon. Sheku Badara Bashiru Dumbuya was Monday 19 September sworn in as Acting President by Chief Justice Abdulai Charm at State House, Freetown.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AdvocAid Celebrates Graduation of Newly Empowered Female Inmates
On 8th and 15th September 2016, AdvocAid coordinated and celebrated the graduation of newly empowered female inmates in Makeni, Kono, Kenema and Freetown Female Correctional Centres. A total of 42 inmates were graduating from an intensive education programme run by AdvocAid and facilitated by EducAid, which gives thorough adult literacy & numeracy classes to inmates throughout the year.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : FBL Foundation Doles Out Scholarships
Barely seven months after its establishment, the FBL Foundation headed by the Minister of State, Finance and Economic Development, Alhaji FBL Mansaray has provided full scholarship packages to fourteen deserving pupils who sat to National Primary School Examination (NPSE) in Koinadugu District. Apart from a full one year tuition fees, the scholarship package also included extra school charges, text books, exercise books, school bags, uniforms and other student paraphernalia.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Divorce between FCC and Masada Is Not as a Result of the Chicken Gate -Avers Cyril Matiya
Public Relations Officer for the Freetown City Council—Cyril Matiya has in an interview with the Awareness Times Press rubbished claims that their divorce with the Masada Waste Management Company was as a result of the latter’s decision, together with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, to dump contaminated chickens, absent their (FCC) knowledge.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News ; WoNES Supports Western Rural District to Protect the Environment
The Program Manager of the Women’s Network for Environmental Sustainability (WoNES), Mrs. Nabeela Tunis on 17th September 2016 disclosed that in August this year, the organisation started community consultations in the Western Area Rural District in a bid to develop environmental by-laws.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : How To Make A Request From The Rights To Access Information Secretariat
The Right to Access information Act, 2013 provides that every person has the right to access information under the control of institutions that receives funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund and or from any other source on behalf of the people of Sierra Leone.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Address by the Honourable Victor Bockarie Foh, Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone At the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, Margarita, Venezuela, September 17 -18, 2016
Sierra Leone applauds President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran for ably steering our Movement in the last four years. We also congratulate President Maduro on assuming the Chairmanship of NAM. My delegation deeply appreciates the great hospitality accorded us by the Government and People of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Sep 20, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Children Hail EBK for Dr. Blyden's Outstanding Leadership
Children from various parts of Sierra Leone joyfully thronged the residence of the National Secretary General of Children's Forum Network (CFN).
Sep 19, 2016, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister of Trade Launches Cordaid's RBDS Program
Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Captain Allieu Pat-Sowe has on Thursday 1st September, 2016 officially launched Cordaid’s Resilience Business Development Services (RBDS) programme for Sierra Leone. The official launching took place at Hotel Barmoi in Freetown.
Sep 19, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MoneyGram SL Donates to Aged, Disabled
On Friday 16th September 2016, MoneyGram Sierra Leone provided bags of rice, kegs of groundnut oil, sugar, boxes of tea leaves, cans of powder milk, among others, to the aged and disabled at the King Memorial Home, Grafton, rural Freetown.
Sep 19, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NCD Joins the UN to Celebrate International Day Of Democracy
In commemorating the International Day of Democracy— 15th September 2016, the NCD would like to extend fraternal greetings to all and with the hope that the ideals of democratic good governance will be vigorously pursued by all Sierra Leoneans through active and positive participation in the governance process for sustainable democratic consolidation.
Sep 19, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MADAM Boosts Health, Education in Bombali
Friday 16th Sept. 2016: The Mankind’s Activities for Development Accreditation Movement (MADAM) Organisation recently commenced the Epidemic Control and Reinforcement of Health Service (ECRHS) project as well as the eighteen months free of charge youth training in auto-electrical, auto-mechanic, welding, catering, hotel management and farming in six Chiefdoms in Bombali District, Northern Region.
Sep 19, 2016, 12:06

NEWS
Sierra Leoneans Are Extremely Hospitable, Says Saudi Businessman
A Saudi businessman has said in the holy city of Mecca that Sierra Leoneans are peaceful and extremely hospitable.
Sep 19, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Robinho Highlights 22 Qualities That Make President Koroma A Successful Leader
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary II of the All Peoples Congress (APC) party, Hon. Robin Faley, commonly referred to as Robinho, on Thursday 15th September 2016, at the APC party headquarters, Old Railway Line, Brookfields in Freetown, highlighted twenty-two (22) reasons why His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, who is also Leader and Chairman of the APC, is a successful leader.
Sep 19, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Liberia Human Rights Commission Jets into Sierra Leone
Friday 16th Sept. 2016: A six man delegation from the Independent National Commission on Human Rights in Liberia jets into Sierra Leone, in order to under study the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL).
Sep 19, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma's Priorities on Ebola Survivors, Continue to be Implemented with Diligence
As everyone is now aware, the welfare of Sierra Leone's Ebola Survivors is very key to H.E. President Koroma. When His Excellency describes them as heroes and heroines, he is speaking right from his heart. The Head of State is passionate about all his citizens affected by Ebola especially the Orphans and the survivors themselves.
Sep 16, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Commonwealth Youth Awardees Eye Sierra Leone
The two 2016 Commonwealth Youth Awardees, Katamba Ronald and Dr. Agbor Ashu have repeated, at the 2016 Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization Summit held on 12th to 14th September 2016 in Nadi, Fiji, reechoed their unreserved interest in coming to Sierra Leone and help fight telecommunication crimes and maternal mortality using two separate application software.
Sep 16, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Chinese Billionaire and Philanthropist Visits Sierra Leone
15th Sept. 2016: Chinese Billionaire and Philanthropist, Mr. Niu Gensheng who funded some of Tony Blair’s Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) work during the Ebola has ended a one-day working visit to Sierra Leone to have first-hand knowledge of area of extension of possible assistance to Sierra Leone.
Sep 16, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : DEMAC Grew out of the Concern that Donor Funds Have Not Been Properly used -Avers Onyekachi Wambu
On Thursday 15th September 2016, the Director of African Foundation for Development, Onyekachi Wambu, said that Diaspora Emergency Action and Coordination (DEMAC) came into existence as a result of improper management of donor funds by some other Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
Sep 16, 2016, 17:04

NEWS
Sylvia Blyden Thanks Soweis in front of UN Committee
Sierra Leone Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs has in front of the United Nations Committee of the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Geneva, hailed the Soweis of Bondo Society in her country for their cooperation with the government of His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma in fighting against circumcision of girls which practice is internationally considered harmful as a Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Sep 16, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Momoh Konte Awarded for Successful Leadership
It was on Friday 9th September 2016 at the Madruga Awards, the Chairman of National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), Momoh Kemoh Konte was awarded as Personality of the Year and NATCOM as Best Parastatal of the year because of his stance on the excesses of phone companies, plus the successful restructuring of the commission.
Sep 16, 2016, 17:00

NEWS
Sylvia Blyden Shines Bright in Switzerland
The self-confidence and amazing oratory skills of the Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden OOR, were on display in Geneva, Switzerland during the 73rd session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child at the Palais Wilson. Speaking fluently and with a solid grasp of the critical issues around children's rights in Sierra Leone, Hon. Dr. Blyden on Wednesday 14th September 2016, held her audience in rapt attention as she was beamed Live around the world through the UN television service.
Sep 15, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sarah King Boost Library Board
13th Sept. 2016: In a bid to promote the culture of reading and her commitment to impact growth in the educational sector in the country, especially in the area of reading and access to information.
Sep 15, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALWACO and Donors Hang Heads
Salone Water Company (SALWACO) together with its development partners had on Friday 09 September 2016, ended a two day Mid- Term Review Mission Wrap- up Meeting at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development’s Conference room, George street Freetown.
Sep 15, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gov’t Stresses Commitment to Access to Justice for All
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice- Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara has stressed government commitment to ensuring access to justice for everybody.
Sep 15, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NCD Meets with the Top Management of Sierra Leone Police
In a bid to support the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in maintaining peace and stability in the country, the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has presented to the Executive Management Board (EMB) of the Sierra Leone Police, a Concept Note that will promote Civic Conscious Policing. This was done on Thursday 09 September 2016, at the Conference room of the Sierra Leone Police Headquarters, George Street, Freetown.
Sep 15, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Betteh Tumara Inducts New Trainees
The Betteh Tumara Technical and Vocational Training Institute of the Lifeline Nehemiah Projects in Kuntorloh, on Saturday 10th September 2016, inducted two hundred and eighty new trainees into their one year certificate training programme in Information Technology, Motor Mechanics, Building and Construction, Hair Dressing, Hospitality, Plumbing and Electrical Installation.
Sep 15, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NEC Needs Le 330 Billion for Elections
Albert Massaquoi, Media Relations Director- National Electoral Commission (NEC) has disclosed that a budget of three hundred and thirty billion Leones has been proposed for the elections, enlightening that the proposed budget is to cover electoral activities from 2017 to 2018.
Sep 15, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Legal Aid Launches Access to Justice Campaign
14th Sept. 2016: “I am heartened our biggest achievement has been the impact we have had on ordinary people who before now had no institution to turn to for help. These days, when people are faced with a situation wherein their rights are about to be violated, they threaten to call in the Legal Aid Board. This has worked for many. Those who have reported such matters to us, we have intervened to ensure their rights are respected.”
Sep 15, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
HON. DR. SYLVIA BLYDEN'S OPENING STATEMENT ON THE PRESENTATION OF THE COMBINED THIRD TO FIFTH PERIODIC REPORT OF SIERRA LEONE IN FULFILLMENT OF ARTICLE 44 OF THE U.N. CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
I bring you greetings from His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the Government and People of the Republic of Sierra Leone. We are grateful for the opportunity to once again address this all-important international body responsible for ensuring the rights of the children of the world are respected and upheld. The Government of the State of Sierra Leone places premium on upholding the rights of all children especially the children of Sierra Leone. I here reaffirm our commitment towards ensuring that Sierra Leone fully complies with its obligations set out in the Child Rights Convention, the optional protocols to the convention and other international instruments that are for protection of children.
Sep 15, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
JOB says He did Not Leave SLPP's Coffers Penniless
Former Leader and Chairman of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) now turned flag bearer aspirant for the SLPP, John Oponjo Benjamin has buffed allegations of his leaving the party’s account in red, while he was stepping down as Leader and Chairman. In fact, he said he left, in the party’s account, the sum of Le 280 Million.
Sep 14, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IG Munu Says Le 2 Mil Reward for Information Leading to 5 ‘Os’ Arrests
A press release issued on Tuesday 13th September 2016, signed by the Inspector General of Police- Francis Munu, detailed: “The Sierra Leone Police is offering the sum of Le 2,000,000 (Two Million) Leones to anyone who gives useful information leading to the arrest of any clique and/or gang leader otherwise known as 5 “O” and their deputies.”
Sep 14, 2016, 17:12

NEWS
Hon. Dr. Sylvia Blyden Together with 8 others Arrive in Geneva
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Honourable Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden together with a team of eight (8) Sierra Leoneans have on Monday 12th September 2016, successfully touched down in the capital of Switzerland, Geneva, to submit the Ministry’s response to the list of issues relating to the combined third to fifth periodic reports of Sierra Leone to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Sep 14, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PPRC Completes SLPP Elections in Kenema and Kailahun
In news brief dated 12th September 2016, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) on Sunday 11th September2016 completed the re-run of the Consensus/Elections process of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) in the eleven (11) constituencies in Kenema District and one (1) in Kailahun District.
Sep 14, 2016, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
FREE LECTURE: Traveling On Sierra Leone Government Service
As the Cabinet Minister responsible for a government ministry, Hon. Dr. Sylvia Blyden is fully authorised to request for a service passport to be issued to anyone traveling overseas on an official government delegation from her ministry if she believes it is pertinent to do so. She enjoys that discretion.
Sep 14, 2016, 17:06

NEWS
Sierra Leone Pilgrims Complete Slaughtering in Mecca
As part of the Hajj rituals, Sierra Leone pilgrims on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 completed the slaughtering of about 800 sheep and goats in the Holy city of Mecca.
Sep 14, 2016, 17:04

NEWS
UNGA ’71 SPECIAL (1): President Ernest Bai Koroma,a Major Player inthe UN System
SEPTEMBER 11, 2016: When President Ernest Koroma arrives in New York next week to attend the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, he will not be coming merely as the leader of a country set only to address the General Assembly and attend side events. Each time President Koroma attends the UNGA, he comes as a major player in the maelstrom of important issues before the United Nations.
Sep 14, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Library Board Observes World Literacy Day
Tuesday 13th September 2016: As a way of promoting its objectives which is to participate and assist in campaigns for the eradication of illiteracy and stimulate public interaction in books, information media, promote reading for knowledge, Information and leisure, the Sierra Leone Library Board in collaboration with the Book Aid International UK, Sierra Leone Book Trust and Pen Sierra Leone has observed the World literacy Day at the Library Auditorium, Rokel Street in Freetown.
Sep 14, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AIG Al Sheik says Terror is now Usual for Cliques & Gangs
Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police Al Sheik Kamara, has described the country's growing menace of cliques and gangs to have become so ingrained in the psyche of segments of youths that it is now as usual and normal to perpetrate such terrorism as it is like eating bread and butter.
Sep 13, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sightsavers SL Organises Cocktail in Honour of CEO Caroline Harper
On Thursday 08 September 2016, Sightsavers Sierra Leone organised, at the Golden Tulip- Kimbima Aberdeen, a cocktail in honour of its Chief Executive Officer- Dr. Caroline Harper.
Sep 13, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : JICA Donates 2 Bucket Tracks & 3 Compression Machines to EDSA
Japan International Cooperation Agency (jiCA) Sierra Leone has on Friday 9th September 2016 donated two heavyduty bucket tracks and three compression machines to the Ministry of Energy and Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) at Electricity Generation Transmission Company (EGTC) Headquarters, at Kingtom Freetown.
Sep 13, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : No Protectionism for Anybody or Sacred Cows -Avers Minister Deveaux
Thursday 08 September 2016: The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication- Cornelius Deveaux has assured that in the government’s fight corruption, there will be no protectionism for anybody or sacred cows.
Sep 13, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
STATEMENT BY HONOURABLE DR. SYLVIA OLAYINKA BLYDEN OOR, MINISTER OF SOCIAL WELFARE, GENDER & CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS AS SHE FLIES OUT OF SIERRA LEONE AS LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT’S DELEGATION TO THE 73RD SESSION OF UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sunday 11th September 2016: “The past three years since we submitted our Combined 3rd,4th and 5th Periodic Reports on welfare and state of our children, have been a very tough time for Sierra Leone.
Sep 13, 2016, 17:00

NEWS
Blyden to Geneva CRC with 15yr old Child and Anti-ChildFGM Sowei
Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, is flying out of Sierra Leone on Sunday September 11th 2016, as leader of Sierra Leone Government's 9-man delegation to the 73rd Session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Sep 9, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As 12 Juries Judge DJ Clef Case, 2 Sentenced to Death
As 12 juries passed judgment on Sydney Buckle Jr. (DJ Clef) murder trial in high court No. 2 the first accused person (AP) Mbamba Moiforay (LAC) and the second accused person (AP) have been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for conspiracy to murder and death sentence for each of the AP.
Sep 9, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Tony Blair Interacts with Caritas on Preventing Malaria in Sierra Leone
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation in partnership with Caritas Freetown yesterday 8th September 2016, held a one-day special meeting with a cross section of Sierra Leone religious stakeholders and Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Sep 9, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLRSA Strengthens Working Relationship With Stakeholders In Kambia District
Wednesday 07 Sept. 2016: The Executive Director, Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority, Dr. Sara F. Bendu, her Board Chairman and members pays a day familiarization and thank you visit to Kambia District.
Sep 9, 2016, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Isha Johansen, Corruption & the Court of Public Opinion
In Sierra Leone, always pray not to get an invitation from the Anti Corruption Commission. The immediate response from the court of public opinion is to find you guilty of corruption and demand your jail sentence without any trial in a competent court of law.
Sep 9, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : "Child Mortality is a Priority"-Madina Rahman Tells Chinese Billionaire-
Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Madina Iyamide Rahman has impressed upon the visiting Chinese billionaire and philanthropist, Niu Gen Sheng to assist Sierra Leone in the area of child mortality which she described a major challenge in government’s efforts at revamping the health sector.
Sep 9, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Gov’t & WFP Bolster Care and Support to HIV/TB Patients
Thursday 08 Sept. 2016: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$3.1 million from the Government of Sierra Leone and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria - enabling WFP to scale up nutritional support for more than 20,000 Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) and tuberculosis (TB) patients.
Sep 9, 2016, 17:02


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