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NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Monologue says AFCOM Boss Begs To Refund Over Half Billion Cash
Presenter of the widely listened MONOLOGUE radio program, Dr. David Tam-Baryoh has during the Saturday 23rd July 2016 Monologue Programme, aired on different radio frequencies across the country, disclosed that the Sudanese foreigner who is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AfCOM SL Ltd., Mr. Adel Suliman has pleaded to refund the current equivalent of over half a billion leones (Le500,000,000.00) which was paid by Donors to AFCOM.
Jul 27, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 51M U$D ‘GIETRENK’ Project in 4 Districts, 7 Chiefdoms…declares NaCSA Commissioner
Commissioner for the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), Mr. Alie Badara Mansaray has on Tuesday 26 July 2016, at NaCSA House informed pressmen that the Sierra Leone Community Driven Development (SLCDD) project phase ll, dubbed GIETRENK which is a U$D 51 million (fifty- one million US dollars) project funded by the Development Bank (IDB), and the Government of Sierra Leone, will be implemented in four districts and seven chiefdoms.
Jul 27, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : CLOGPAS 2015 Results - Dec-Sec Sets The Records Straight
On Thursday 21st July, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Maya Kaikai, announced the results of the Comprehensive Local Government performance Assessment System (CLoGPAS) 2015 at a well-attended ceremony at Njala Venue in Freetown. CLoGPAS is carried out as a means of assessing local councils’ operational proficiency and service delivery roles to communities.
Jul 27, 2016, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Counterfeit Drug Alert Illegally Imported Counterfeit Glucozor Tablets
This is to inform the general public that the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone as part of its legal mandate to prevent the illegal importation, sale and consumption of substandard, falsely labeled, fake and counterfeit products and to ensure that only good quality, safe and efficacious medicines and other regulated products are on the Sierra Leone market, hereby directs that with immediate effect, the under mentioned product (GLUCOZOR TABLETS) is to be withdrawn from circulation because this product is a counterfeit product that was illegally imported into the country by an unknown importer.
Jul 27, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : German Cooperation Boosts MOHS with Four Vehicles to strengthen surveillance
Friday 22 July 2016: Four districts in the northern region Kambia, Koinadugu, Tonkolili, and Bombali have benefited from the German Cooperation with the provision of four vehicles through Care International Sierra Leone at a ceremony held in Makeni.
Jul 27, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
Identifying Thieves in APC
If one is to listen to detractors trying to derail the Hon. Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs including some fake civil society activists and FM98.1 radio station's DADDY WAKABOT, then there are some top guns inside the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) who are geared up to frustrate the efforts of the Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs Minister.
Jul 27, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bar and Legal Aid Discuss Access to Justice
The Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA), Julian Cole has on Tuesday 26 July 2016, called on the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board to assist with finding a solution to issues of bail processing and approval.
Jul 27, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Italian Donor Impressed With UniMak
Friday 22 July 2016: The newly appointed CEO of St. Lawrence Foundation said she is impressed so far with what has been achieved by the University of Makeni with funds and support from her foundation.
Jul 27, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As Hon. Sylvia Blyden stands firm... APC now Alleged to Have TIFFMAN Dem Undermining President
A recording broadcast by FM98.1 and utterances in a recording of one fake civil society activist, allege that senior functionaries of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) are determined to undermine His Excellency President Ernest Koroma by working to cover up the criminal conspiracy case against a foreigner from Sudan named Adel Suliman.
Jul 26, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
APC Honours Late Makari -Gbanti Paramount Chief, Massa - Yelie N’tham II
Members of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party have on Sunday 24th July, 2016 honoured the special traditional funeral ceremony for the late Paramount Chief of Makari- Gbanti Chiefdom in Bombali District; Massa - Yelie N’tham II.
Jul 26, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
Ambassador Alimamy P. Koroma calls on Chinese Commerce Ministry
His Excellency Ambassador Alimamy P. Koroma on Monday 25th July, 2016 said, China’s support to, and intervention in Sierra Leone’s growth commitment are highly appreciated, paying special note to the ebola war, improving Sierra Leone’s infrastructure and addressing key social services in the health sector.
Jul 26, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hope 4 Ebola Orphans, ECAS Donate Solar Lamps to Mo Wharf
A Diaspora led Charity Foundation Hope 4 Ebola Orphans in collaboration with Ripsta Culture GEDO and their partners Embracing Children Adoption Services ( ECAS) USA on Saturday 23rd July 2016, donated solar Lamps to over sixty less privileged Children including Ebola Orphans and their caregivers at Mo Wharf Community, in the eastern part of Freetown.
Jul 26, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 5 Councils are Below Average, 3 are ranked as worst Performers…says Kaikai
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hon. Maya Kaikai said five councils are still categorized as “below average performers and other three ranked as worst performers.”
Jul 26, 2016, 17:04

NEWS
Top Vietnamese Diplomat in Kuwait Assures Ambassador Kamara
The Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the State of Kuwait on Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 paid a courtesy call on his Sierra Leonean colleague in Kuwait.
Jul 26, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Northern PCs Caution Government on Civil Registration
Monday 25 July 2016: Paramount Chiefs (PCs) in the northern districts of Kambia, Port Loko and Bombali have cautioned the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the recruitment of personnel for the conduct of the national civil registration exercise slated for December 2016 to February 2017.
Jul 26, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Police Calls it a Legitimate Complaint Report…Hon. Sylvia Blyden Exposes Conspiracy, Lies in AFCOM Deal
Sierra Leone Police Spokesman, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Brima Kamara has on Sunday 24th July 2016, during a phone call interview with Awareness Times Newspaper referred to the complaint report submitted to the police by the Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden as a “legitimate complaint report.”
Jul 25, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ahmadis Delegation to UK Pays Courtesy call on President Koroma
A delegation from the Ahmadiyya Mission on Wednesday July 20 paid a farewell courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House.The delegation, including fourteen paramount chiefs and the Amir of Ahmaddiyya Mission in Sierra Leone, was led by the Hon. Vice President, Dr Victor Foh. They will depart for the United Kingdom where they will attend the forthcoming Ahmadiyya Annual Conference (Jalsa Salana) scheduled for July 30 to August 1, 2016.
Jul 25, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALWACO Takes Portable Water to Bo, Kenema
The Salone Water Company (SALWACO) has from Thursday 21- Saturday 24 July seen to the pre- commissioning test of Kenema and Bo portable water supply systems respectively.
Jul 25, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ministry Of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs Kicks Off 4-days National Retreat
The Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has formally opened the ministry's four day Retreat slated to run from Saturday July 23rd on to Tuesday July 26th 2016.
Jul 25, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Agric Minister presents cheques to farmers
Sierra Leone's Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security is currently making frantic efforts in ensuring that farmers do not only receive seeds, fertilizer and other technical supports from the government, but also financial support has been provided to boost their work.
Jul 25, 2016, 12:00

SPECIAL REPORTS
Sierra Leone Cabinet Minister Calls On Police to Investigate Conspiracy to Defraud Donor Funds
As the clock ticked towards May 7th 2016, the pressure on me to pay AFCOM and disburse the over one million dollars, reached astronomical levels. On May 3rd 2016, just four (4) days to deadline of May 7th 2016, I had cause to call the Police when we discovered a foreign herbalist (Juju-man) from Niger with an AFCOM staff; complete with a bag full of African black magic implements hunched down together just few feet from the secluded enclave entrance to my Minister Office door where I had been set to pass by. Both the 32 years old herbalist and AFCOM staff had no business being there. They were handed to Police for investigations.
Jul 22, 2016, 17:17

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Hon. Sylvia Blyden says FM98.1 in Dangerous and Nasty Journalism
Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has described yesterday July 21st 2016 edition of Radio FM98.1 morning programme as "one of the most dangerous, filthy and nasty pieces of journalism" that Sierra Leone has been subjected to.
Jul 22, 2016, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma Leaves for Morocco
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has left Freetown Thursday, July 21, 2016 for high-level deliberations with His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Jul 22, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Ghanaian Supreme Court Convicts Radio Presenter, Panelists and Owners
Ghana’s Supreme Court on July 18, 2016 found Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe a presenter of a political programme on Accra-based Montie FM and his panelists Alistair Tairo Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn guilty of contempt.
Jul 22, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Makeni City Council wins Comprehensive Local Government Performance Assessment Systems(CLoGPAS) 2015 as Best Performing Council in the Country
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with the Decentralization Secretariat under the leadership of Maya Moiwo Kaikai has on Thursday 21st July, 2016 awarded 2015 Comprehensive Local Government Performance Assessment Systems(CLoGPAS) Best Performing Council Award to Makeni City Council.
Jul 22, 2016, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Transcript of My Audio which recounted about AFCOM Staff & the Imported Herbalist caught at the Minister’s Door.
I am Abdul Malik Bangura, Acting Editor of Awareness Times Newspaper. This recording is to share my concerns over a social media article that is alleging that the Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs; Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden ordered the unlawful arrest of an old man because he was selling around her ministry.
Jul 22, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EBK Presides Over $36.65m Contract To Facelift FBC
Presidential Spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay has on Wednesday 20th July, 2016 during a phone call interview with Awareness Times Newspaper confirmed that the President, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has on Tuesday 19th July, 2016 presided over the signing of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) project. The project is aimed at the rehabilitation and expansion of Fourah Bay College(FBC), University of Sierra Leone.
Jul 21, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Poro Members Clash with Soldiers Results in 2 Deaths
On Sunday 17th July 2016, clash between Poro members and soldiers in Bonthe district resulted in the death of two teenagers belonging to the said society.
Jul 21, 2016, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Message From Dr. Kaifala Marah
It is my wish for the general public to know that the article published today, 20th July 2016 in the Satellite Newspaper, titled, "APC Flag Bearer Race...Dr. Kaifala Marah Declares" is untrue and misleading.
Jul 21, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AMR Gold supports the Implementation of Local Content Policy
Wednesday 20 July 2016: The Government of Sierra Leone has approved the implementation of its first Local Content Policy which was legislated in May 2012, in order to create the platform wherein the economic and social benefits of major extractive companies in Sierra Leone impact its citizens.
Jul 21, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Plan International SL Launches Girls Education Challenge Project, Booklet
Plan International Sierra Leone has on Wednesday 20th July 2016, launched the Girls Education Challenge Project, and a booklet entitled: “How Education Is Changing for girls in Sierra Leone-the GEC Experience.” The launching took place at Kona Lodge, king street Freetown.
Jul 21, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 30,000 Youths to Be Employed by Agricultural Ministry
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Professor Patrick Monty Jones on Tuesday 19th July 2016 informed Members of the Parliamentary oversight Committee on Agriculture that President Koroma’s ‘Agenda for Prosperity’ and vision is working on an initiative to employ 30,000 youths within his (Prof. Jones) ministry in the next two years. He made this statement when presenting the annual progress report of 2015 to March 2016, in the House of Parliament.
Jul 21, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Italian Donor Crowned in Makeni City
Wednesday 20th July 2016: The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of one of UniMak’s (University of Makeni) strongest contributing donor St. Lawrence Foundation in Italy has been crowned as ceremonial Chief for the municipality of Makeni, Bombali Sebora Chiefdom for her foundation’s support towards the development of the city. Her coronation took place at a ceremony held at the Makeni City hall.
Jul 21, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Newly Elected APC & SLPP MPs Take Oath in Parliament
Clerk of Sierra Leone’s House of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Sesay has on the 19th July 2016, successfully administered in the Well of Parliament oath, as contained in the Third Schedule of the 1991 Constitution to the All Peoples Congress (APC) elected Hon. Osman K. Conteh of Constituency 050, and the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) elected Hon. Navo Kaikai of Constituency 001.
Jul 20, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NATCOM holds Consultative Meeting
The National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), on Monday 18th July 2016, held at the Bintumani Hotel in Freetown, a consultative meeting with stakeholders regarding the request made by mobile phone operators to increase airtime tariff.
Jul 20, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Local Government and JICA End Joint Coordination Meeting
In other to keep the Capacity Development for Comprehensive District Developments - CDCD project moving in the Northern Region, covering Kambia and Port Loko Districts, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development have ended a day Joint Coordination Committee meeting at the Ministry’s conference hall in Freetown, on Tuesday the 19 July 2016.
Jul 20, 2016, 17:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Henry Macauley The Missing Part Of The Puzzle
The Ministry of Energy was perhaps the most unpopular of all government ministries.
Jul 20, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Minister Urges All to Have Faith in Medical practitioners and Hospitals
Tuesday 19 July 2016: Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has called on all Sierra Leoneans to repose trust in the country’s medical practitioners and hospitals, “especially Connaught Hospital.”
Jul 20, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Finance Minister Launches African Economic Outlook And Country Note On Sierra Leone 2016
Minister of Finance and Economic Development launching the African Economic Outlook and Country Note on Sierra Leone Reports Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Momodu Lamin Kargbo has on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 launched the African Economic Outlook and Country Note on Sierra Leone 2016 with a note that Sierra Leone will not let urbanization be a curse to her; rather, the country will take it and transform it to her advantage.
Jul 20, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Strengthens Its Partnership with S/ L Traders Union in Kono District
As partnership and Coalition Building is key in the fight against corruption, the Anti-Corruption Commission’s Sub-Regional Office in Kono has on Tuesday 19th July 2016, strengthened its partnership in the fight against corruption with the Sierra Leone Traders Union (SLTU) Kono Branch. The partnership engagement took place at the Union’s Conference Room at Council Road Koidu City, Kono District.
Jul 20, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Okays Bernadette Cole, 3 Others
The house of parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 19th July 2016, approved Mrs. Bernadette Cole and three others to serve the people of this country in diverse capacities.
Jul 20, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Koroma APC Gov't Secures $138M For Freetown Electricity
In line with the trust won by the All Peoples Congress (APC) led government of His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to donor partners, the World Bank Country Manager for Sierra Leone, Parminder P.S. Brar, on Monday, 18th July, 2016 briefed the local media on a US$138 million energy funding approved by the Bank Board on July 14th , 2016 to support the development of a 57MW heavy fuel oil green-field thermal power plant in the country to boost electricity generation and supply in the capital Freetown and its environs.
Jul 19, 2016, 17:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE AND COORDINATOR OF THE AU C-10 ON UN REFORMS 16 JULY 2016 KIGALI, RWANDA
Ten years ago, this assembly set up the Committee of ten States with the mandate to present, advocate and canvass support for the Common African Position.
Jul 19, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Plan International Sierra Leone and Advocacy Movement Network (AMNet) partner to Support Sponsorship Communities on Village Savings and Loans Scheme Project in Moyamba District
Plan International in collaboration with its partner organization, Advocacy Movement Network (AMNet), on Thursday 7th July, 2016 organized a community based awareness raising and launch of a Village Savings and Loans Scheme Project in Mano, Dasse Chiefdom, Moyamba District.
Jul 19, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “The Agenda for Prosperity Is Working” -Professor Diane Fleming
President of the Australian-Africa Chamber of Commerce, Diane Fleming says President Ernest Bai Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity is spinning to enhance the country’s development.
Jul 19, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Health Minister Meets Italian counterpart; Discusses plans to establish national blood transfusion centre
Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation 1, Mrs. Madina Rahman has completed a weeklong working visit to the Republic of Italy, commencing on Sunday 10th July to Monday 18th July 2016.
Jul 19, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : YARDEPB Schools Koya Rural on women’s rights
The Youth Arise for Rural Development, Empowerment and Peace Building (YARDEPB) have ended a day consultative talk with community stakeholders on their (YARDEPB) role in the promotion and protection on the rights of women and other vulnerable groups across the western rural district.
Jul 19, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Shining a Spotlight on FGC: Taking the Cue from Sierra Leone's Gender Minister
To start with, I prefer to use the word 'cutting' rather than 'mutilation' when I reference the act of female circumcision. So this is a piece on Female Genital Cutting (FGC).
Jul 19, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Samsung Md And Team Visit Freetown
On Wednesday 13th July 2016, the Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Jingak Chung with other senior managers based in Accra, Ghana, visited Freetown.
Jul 19, 2016, 17:00

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
The Case Against Dr. Ibrahim Abdullah (Associate Professor) Department of History and African Studies Fourah Bay College (USL) Presented to The Court of the University of Sierra Leone on Wednesday 13th July, 2016
Following persistent reports of insubordination, acts of indiscipline, negative attitude to work, lack of participation in the affairs of the Department of History and African Studies, refusal to teach assigned courses and breaches of the employment contract, and Code of Discipline for Senior Members of Staff, made against Dr. Ibrahim Abdullah, I took action to invite him for a discussion.
Jul 18, 2016, 12:12

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Shining a Spotlight on FGC: Taking the Cue from Sierra Leone's Gender Minister
To start with, I prefer to use the word 'cutting' rather than 'mutilation' when I reference the act of female circumcision. So this is a piece on Female Genital Cutting (FGC).
Jul 18, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma calls for unity on all aspects of the UN Security Council reform process
Kigali, Rwanda, Sunday July 17, 2016, Sierra Leone’s President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has said at the closed session of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, that although tremendous progress have been made in raising the visibility and legitimacy of the Ezulwini Consensus and Sirte Declaration, visibility is not the ultimate outcome that the C-10 was set up to raise.
Jul 18, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Citizens Budget Watch-SL ends Budget Capacity Training in Bombali district
Saturday 16th July 2016: In its effort to enhance transparency and accountability in the Health and Educational sector, Citizens Budget Watch-SL has over the weekend with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) ended capacity training for Community stakeholders on the various means to track and monitor government and council’s budget expenditure in their district.
Jul 18, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Warns Teachers and Parents against Bribery
Any country where corruption is prevalent in the educational sector it will be difficult to have quality education and a strong human resource base. Therefore collective effort is required to eradicate this social malaise in the educational sector.
Jul 18, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP. Foh Bids Farewell to the Late Hon. Mabel Turay
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Sunday 17th July, 2016 visited the Northern Town of Magburaka, Tonkolili District for the funeral rite of the late Hon. Mabel Neneh Turay who died on 6th July, 2016 at the age of 67.
Jul 18, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma’s 10-24 Months Recovery Priorities on Health, Kicking with Speed Boat Ambulance for Bonthe District
As the International Community continues to demonstrate confidence in President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s dynamic leadership, the World Bank on Thursday July 14, 2016 registered their commitment and support to his Recovery Priorities in the health sector by providing a brand new modern Ambulance Speed Boat for the Bonthe District riverine areas.
Jul 18, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
APC’s Leader Koroma Believes in Capacity of Women to Produce
The Honourable Minister of Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, has stated that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma who is the Leader of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), strongly believes in the intellectual capacity of women to produce results.
Jul 15, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Diana Konomanyi Testifies in Bigamy Case against Ex-Husband
Prominent Sierra Leonean woman, Diana Finda Konomanyi has on Thursday 14th July, 2016 testified at Sierra Leone High Court, in a perjury and bigamy case that is presided over by Honourable Justice Miatta Samba.
Jul 15, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives Global Health Impact Award
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has today, at State House, Freetown, received an esteem international award from Project Restore Hope for his astute and tremendous effort in tackling the Ebola virus disease.
Jul 15, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Power Belongs to God” Vice President Foh Declares
Thursday 8th July 2016: The Hon. Vice President made this declaration at a ceremony organized to mark the official opening of the Limba Mosque at his home town in Limba Bagbo, Jimmi Bagbo Chiefdom.
Jul 15, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Koroma thrills John Hopkins Medical Institution
Thursday 14th July 2016:The name, Dr. Alimamy Philip Koroma, Sierra Leone’s Obstetrician/Gynecologists, who is currently Senior Medical Superintendent at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) on Fourah Bay Road in Freetown, is a household name at the United States of America’s John Hopkins Medical Institute and hospital.
Jul 15, 2016, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
MEDIA ADVISORY
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma will leave Freetown Friday, July 15, 2016 to attend the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) in Kigali, Rwanda.
Jul 15, 2016, 17:02

NEWS
Sierra Leone’s Agriculture Ministry meets in China
A 21-man delegation, with representatives from various institutions/projects, under the Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security, is currently in China to participate in a three-week long seminar on Agricultural Products Processing and Seed Breeding Technology.
Jul 15, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kamarainba Calls For The Recount Of Lunsar Votes
Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) Parliamentary candidate for the just concluded by-election in Constituency 050, Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray said he is calling on the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to do a recount of votes cast in the by-election.
Jul 14, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Director of Hospitals expresses Government’s commitment towards Laboratory Services
Monday 11th July 2016: The Director of Hospitals and Laboratory Services, Dr. Victor Matt Lebby has reiterated government’s commitment to strengthen laboratory services in all 14 medical districts in Sierra Leone.
Jul 14, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ducere Foundation Demonstrates Interest in Helping Sierra Leone
Wednesday 13th July 2016: President of the Australian-Africa Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director-Ducere Foundation, Doctor Giane Fleming has demonstrated interest in helping the Government of Sierra Leone achieve the recently launched United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on Universal quality education.
Jul 14, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Ambassador Alimamy P. Koroma Assures of Favorable Investment Climate in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to China has assured of his continued efforts in seeking good Chinese investments and encouraging credible investors to discover the huge untapped potentials of his country.
Jul 14, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Legal Aid secures bail for 21 in one day
Fifteen of twenty-one remand detainees at the Pademba Road Correctional Center and the Dems Juvenile Prison at Kingtom, Freetown were released on Tuesday July 12 2016, after the bail conditions imposed on them were modified by Magistrate Dr. Binneh Kamara of Court Number 1. The fifteen include five school going children. The youngest is 15 years old.
Jul 14, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Sylvia Blyden Commended for Stance on Bondo
In her Statement as Guest of Honour at an event organised by Sierra Leone’s Gender Parity group (50-50) in Freetown, the Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs in Sierra Leone, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden on July 8th 2016, used the chance to speak on the issue of FGM (female circumcision) as practiced by Bondo Sorority in Sierra Leone.
Jul 14, 2016, 17:02

NEWS
His Excellency Ambassador Omrie Golley Lauded By Un For Participating In The 66th Un Dpi/Ngo World Conference Recently Concluded In Gyeongju Korea
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley, on the 1st July 2016 received a communique from the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York expressing appreciation for his participation as a speaker at the recently concluded UN Department of Public Information NGO Conference held in Gyeongju Korea on the 1st June 2016.
Jul 14, 2016, 17:00

NEWS
Nigeria Police Force Says 11 Suspected Kidnappers Arrested
12 July 2016 : The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday paraded 11 suspected kidnappers of the Deputy High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria, Maj-Gen. Alfred Claude Nelson-Williams.
Jul 13, 2016, 17:10

FEATURES
Who is Theresa May: A Profile of UK's New Female Prime Minister
Hobbies: Cooking - she says she owns 100 recipe books. Occasional mountain walks. On BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs in 2014, she chose Abba's Dancing Queen and Walk Like A Man, from the musical Jersey Boys, among her picks, alongside Mozart and Elgar.
Jul 13, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PLAN INTERNATIONAL Child Sponsorship Day Observed in Port loko Program Unit
Child sponsorship is an integral part of Plan International and is seen as the most transparent and reliable means of translating Child Centered Community Development (CCCD) programming into reality. There are 8,871 Sponsored Children in Portloko Program Unit. These children are Ambassadors and development support by Plan in their communities is for their sake and other children who are marginalized. Service delivery benefits all instead of individual children. It is within this background that the Portloko Program Unit declared 5th July 2016 as sponsorship Day.
Jul 13, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives Australia-Africa Chamber of Commerce Prexy
Founding President of Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce Di Fleming Monday 11 July paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown. Madam Di Fleming is in the country for the very first time to see how best Australia and Sierra Leone could move on with their economic diplomacy.
Jul 13, 2016, 17:04

NEWS
IDT Labs Wins the UPS Int’l Disaster Relief Award
On Monday 11th July 2016, iDT Labs won the UPS International Disaster Relief Award, at Business in the community’s 2016 Annual Responsible Business Gala in London.
Jul 13, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA and ECOWAS Council Sensitize MPs on ECOWAS Common External Tariff
The National Revenue Authority (NRA) has on Tuesday 12 July 2016, sensitized members of parliament on ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) in committee room, at the House of Parliament.
Jul 13, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Welcomes Sierra Leone’s Diplomat from Nigeria
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has on Monday July 11, 2016, welcomed Sierra Leone’s Deputy High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Major General (Rtd) Alfred Claude Nelson Williams, who was safely released from abduction in Nigeria.
Jul 12, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Freetown Mayor Faces TAC
The Mayor of Freetown City Council His Lordship Bode Gibson has on Monday 11th July 2016, faced the Parliamentary Transparency and Accountability Committee (TAC) in connection with outstanding issues identified by the Committee, on the operations of the Freetown City Country (FCC).
Jul 12, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Legal Aid secures 3 releases on Saturday
It was all smiles for Legal Aid Board clients Mohamed Sufiyan Sesay, Daniel Bangura and Abu Bakar Samura as they had their first taste of freedom in months following their discharge by the court on Saturday 09 July 2016.
Jul 12, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : French Ambassador bids farewell
After over four years of service, the outgoing French Ambassador to Sierra Leone Bertrand Cochery on July 7 paid a farewell courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Jul 12, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
“APC is not perturbed by votes pulled by ADP in Lunsar” - Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh Avers
Monday 11 July 2016: National Secretary General of the ruling All People’s Congress, has in an interview on a local radio in Freetown said the party is not perturbed by votes pulled by the newest opposition political party, Alliance Democratic Party(ADP), in past Saturday’s bye-election in Constituency 050Lunsar,Port Loko District.
Jul 12, 2016, 17:06

NEWS
UN Lauds Ambassador Omrie Golley for Participating in the 66th UN DPI/NGO World Conference
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley, on the 1st July 2016 received a communique from the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York expressing appreciation for his participation as a speaker at the recently concluded UN Department of Public Information NGO Conference held in Gyeongju Korea on the 1st June 2016.
Jul 12, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Of 8 Schools… St. Edwards Clinches RSA Annual Debate Competition Award
The St. Edwards Secondary School, Kingtom on Friday 8th July 2016 won the second annual National Road Safety School Clubs Debate Competition award organised at the St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Freetown.
Jul 12, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Rescues the Victims of the Mambolo Storm
Thousands of people in the Mambolo Chiefdom have been rendered homeless following a heavy rain storm that destroyed over 80 houses in area. While the relevant government institutions, chiefdom and constituency authorities are mobilising assistance for the victims, on Thursday 07 July 2016, President Koroma who is known for care and love for his people has set ball rolling by immediately dispatching some relief items to help salvage the affected communities.
Jul 12, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Wins One, SLPP Wins One ADP Loses One
On Saturday 9th July 2016, Sierra Leone's National Electoral Commission (NEC) held Parliamentary by-elections in Lunsar, Constituency 050 and Kailahun Town, Constituency 001 to replace Hon. Isata Kabia and Hon. Patrick Foyah respectively. Three of the leading political parties across the country; the ruling All Peoples Congress(APC), the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and the newly formed Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), participated in what was perceived as the most fiercely contested by-elections in this second half of the presidency of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.
Jul 11, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lands Minister Briefs Newsmen on her Challenges and Quick Wins
The Minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, Madam Finda Diana Konomanyi on Thursday 7th July2016, at the usual Press Briefing of the Ministry of Information and Communications intimated Press men on her ministry's activities.
Jul 11, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Plan International donates Library Books to 190 schools in 6 Districts in Sierra Leone
Plan International Sierra Leone with support from BookAid International (UK) donated reading books to Primary and Junior Secondary School children in Western Rural, Koinadugu, Port Loko, Moyamba, Kailahun and Pujehun Districts from 22nd June – 1st July 2016.
Jul 11, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UN Congratulates 50-50 Group for Accomplishments
United Nations Resident Coordinator Sunil Saigal has on Friday 08 July 2016, congratulated Fifty- Fifty group, in their Biennial General Meeting, for the many things they have been able to achieve since they came into existence.
Jul 11, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
APC, SLPP & ADP Want More Women Elevated in Politics
Ever since news broke that the next British Prime Minister will in all likelihood be a female and another woman Hillary Clinton could be the next American President, the Awareness Times Newspaper of Sierra Leone has been following reactions from various political parties in Sierra Leone; to determine their reactions to the rise of powerful women leading governments as well as the parties' commitments towards ensuring that Sierra Leone women representation in politics is elevated.
Jul 8, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLBC Doles out Le 360 Million worth of Items to 100 Women
On Thursday 07th July, 2016 the Sierra Leone Bottling Company (SLBC) doled out retail tables, ice chest, umbrellas, and 2 crates of soft drinks each to one hundred women. This event took place at the SLBC’s main factory compound, New England, Freetown.
Jul 8, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AIRTEL, FoSLYN discourage teenage pregnancy in schools
With funds from one of Sierra Leone’s telecommunications companies, Airtel, Forum of Sierra Leone Youth Network (FoSLYN) over the weekend held a two-day symposium and inter-school quiz competition for various senior secondary schools in Freetown at the Civil Society hall, Special Court of Sierra Leone.
Jul 8, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NATAHR Ends Workshop to Monitor & Track Expenditure
The Director of the National Transparency, Accountability and Human Rights Center-Sierra Leone (NATAHR-Centre S/L), Mr. Moses Ndapie Ndomahina on Friday 1st July, 2016 commended the Western Area Rural District Council for working relentlessly to complement the efforts of the President and Government to improve the welfare of the people and communities and appealed to councilors to take the message from the workshop to their people.
Jul 8, 2016, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
The Faces Of Noiseless, Tactful, Cautious And Effective Diplomacy That Paid Dividends
The successful release of Sierra Leone’s Deputy High Commissioner in Nigeria, Major General Alfred Nelson Williams by the unknown persons who had kidnapped him a week ago, is another victory for President Ernest Bai Koroma and the All People’s Congress ( APC ) Government —This time in the diplomatic arena. It is also a victory for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, given the ramifications if the negotiations had failed and the diplomat had been executed.
Jul 8, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Scribe Warns No ADP Supporter To Be Intimidated!
Run-up to the Member of Parliament by-election in Constituency 50 in the northern Port Loko district town of Lunsar has seen a lot of misunderstandings between the ruling All Peoples Congress(APC) and another opposition party, the Alliance Democratic Party(ADP). The most recent of all is an allegation made by the chairman and leader of the ADP, Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, who also is the aspiring candidate for his party in the vacant seat, that his supporters are being intimidated by supporters and leaders of the ruling APC.
Jul 7, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Meet Paramount Chief who Values Women
Paramount Chief Alhaji Alimamy Lahai V of Dembelia Sinkrunia Chiefdom in Koinadugu district is a hero for mothers and babies. I met him during my recent visit to the district to witness the official launch of the Maternal and Child Health Week.
Jul 7, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Politics
Saidu Jabbie boosts construction of APC offices with 300 bags of cement
Monday 4th June 2016: One of Koinadugu’s illustrious sons, Saidu Jabbie has donated three hundred bags of cement to the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party as contribution towards the construction of its offices in Port Loko, Kabala and Makeni. The APC offices in Port Loko, Kabala and Makeni will receive 100 bags each.
Jul 7, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AFFORD Business Center Certify 49 Students On Business Planning
AFFORD Business Center, a project under AFFORD Sierra Leone has completed a two days training on Business Planning for 49 students from Njala University at their Bo campus.The training which started from the 30th June and ended on the 1st July brought together 23 female and 26 male students from the departments of Banking and Finance, Accounting, Economics, Sociology and Social Work.
Jul 7, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
3 Ambassadors Meet in Mecca to Pray for Sierra Leone
Three Sierra Leonean Envoys and their nationals in and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joined millions of worshipers at the completion of recitation of the Holy Qur’an (Khatm Al-Qur’an) at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Sunday night, the 29th night of Ramadan.
Jul 7, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SEP, MasterPeace conclude one day Entrepreneurship Forum and Exhibition
Members of the student entrepreneurship programme (SEP) in collaboration with MasterPeace Sierra Leone on Thursday 30th June 2016 ended a one day entrepreneurship forum and exhibition at IAMTECH, Kissy Dockyard, Freetown ,with the theme ‘’Investing in young SMEs in Sierra Leone.’’
Jul 7, 2016, 17:06

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
The Great Leadership of H.E. President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma Shines Crystal Bright Once Again
"If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you... then yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!"
Jul 7, 2016, 17:04


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