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NEWS : Politics
SLPP Factions in Disarray as PAOPA AAA Fight Deepens
Fight between the Alliance of All Aspirants (AAA) and the Paopa faction of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has deepened as some members of the Alliance have on Wednesday 29th June, 2016 promised to implant discipline in some Paopa supporters. This follows the booming controversy over results of the lower level elections held by the party.
Jun 30, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Ebola Survivors to become Entrepreneurs
In keeping with aspiration of His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to improve upon lives of survivors of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after their traumatic experience, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) in collaboration with donor partners like United Nations, is poised to embark upon transforming vulnerable and dependent survivors into self-employed formally registered entrepreneurs with a capacity to compete for business in the country.
Jun 30, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 300 Volunteers Needed to Test ‘top secret’ Ebola Vaccine
The new potential cure has been developed by the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, and now goes for trials.
Jun 30, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : TAC Plans Tough Action Against Sector Heads
Parliament’s Transparency and Accountability Committee (TAC) has promised to recommend tough action against sector heads in the Local Councils, who are not implementing government’s projects.
Jun 30, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As part of the Global Village… We must employ concerted effort to combat Cyber Theft and Cyber Terrorism- Says Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh
Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone- Dr.Victor Bockarie Foh has entreated all Sierra Leoneans to come together in unity in order to ward off the increasing threat of what he termed “Cyber Theft and Cyber Terrorism.”
Jun 30, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC and SLPP MPs Lavishly Praise EBK’s Roads- Drive
House of Parliament of Sierra Leone, which comprises members from both the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party has on Tuesday 28th June 2016, heaped praises on President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s roads rehabilitation drives. This is evident in the fact that members in the Well of Parliament unanimously ratified a loan agreement for the rehabilitation of the Bo-Bandajuma Road Project.
Jun 29, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PPRC Engages Political Parties Contesting Lunsar By-Election
Ahead of the 9th July, 2016 Parliamentary Bye-Elections in Constituency 050 in Lunsar, Port Loko District, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) on Friday 24th June 2016 admonished candidates and supporters of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), All Peoples Congress (APC) and the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) on the rules and regulations governing the conduct of elections campaign.
Jun 29, 2016, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
NEWS RELEASE SCP/GAFSP COMMENCES DATA COLLECTION FOR ABCs ASSESSMENT
In order to determine the functionality and Commercialisation of the Agricultural Business Centres (ABCs) with the hope of making them profitable and sustainable after GAFSP intervention, the SCP/GAFSP has started a two week nationwide data collection for the assessment of 193 ABCs.
Jun 29, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
Sierra Leone Participates In The 6th Annual Meeting Of The Global Network Of The R2p Focal Points, In Seoul, South Korea
Sierra Leone was among a large number of countries that attended and participated in the 6th Annual Meeting of the Global Network of Responsibility to Protect Focal Points, which was held in Seoul Korea from the 20-22nd of June 2016.
Jun 29, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chinese lab in Sierra Leone develops the ability of diagnosing Zika virus
FREETOWN, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The team leader of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Sierra Leone, Dr. Liu Jun has informed Xinhua in an exclusive interview that the Chinese Laboratory in Jui hospital "is now capable of diagnosing the Zika and yellow fever virus in the country".
Jun 29, 2016, 17:04

NEWS
Pre-Hajj Delegation Arrives Safely in Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone's pre-Hajj delegation has on Sunday 26th June, 2016 safely arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with one copy of the Legal Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone signed by Honourable Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, Cabinet Minister responsible for religious affairs in Sierra Leone, and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin, the Minister of Hajj & Umrah in Saudi.
Jun 29, 2016, 17:02

NEWS
Agriculture Minister vows to increase productivity in Sierra Leone
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Professor Patrick Monty Jones has expressed his determination to ensure that productivity doubles the preceding amount to promote nutrition and food security in the country.
Jun 29, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : JOB Says Paopa Is a Reckless and Distracted Group
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP)-John Oponjo Benjamin has on Monday 27th June, 2016 referred to Paopa supporters who wrote a complaint letter against the current chairman and leader of the party, Somano Kapen to the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) as “reckless and distracted group of individuals whose only interest is to bring the party into disrepute.”
Jun 28, 2016, 17:14

NEWS
President Koroma Arrives in Cairo, Egypt
Sierra Leone’s President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and entourage have on Monday, June 27, 2016 arrived in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Jun 28, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Joint GOSL-UNDP Press Release: Livelihood skills and monthly stipends for Ebola survivors
Freetown, 21 June-The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs have today jointly signed the Annual Work Plan (AWP) with budget of US$1,436,000 for the Social Rehabilitation and Payment to Ebola Survivors Project.
Jun 28, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mercury Doles out Le1.2 Billion to Lucky Winners
Sierra Leone’s undisputed leading Sports Betting and Lottery Company- Mercury International Company(SL) Limited has doled out Le1.2 billion to over six thousand lucky winners from the Monday night ‘Lucky draw’ with the popular lotto boll ‘4 44’ in the normal 5/90 lottery game .
Jun 28, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Commissioner Attends 7th Session of United Nations Convention Against Corruption
The Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Andy Macauley from Monday 20th to Friday 24th June 2016 attended a meeting in Vienna, Austria on the country review process of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
Jun 28, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister of Social Welfare Gender and Children's Affairs Concludes Tour of Communities Affected by the Ongoing Rains
Minister of Social Welfare Gender and Children's Affairs, Hon. Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden together with some volunteers from the Office of National Security (ONS) has just concluded a midnight tour of communities affected by the ongoing rains of Sunday 26th June, 2016.
Jun 28, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EPA trains stakeholders on Ozone Depleting Substance
The Environment Protection Agency ( EPA-SL) has on Friday 24th June 2016 trained about 50 technicians Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) alternatives at civil service training college, tower hill Freetown.
Jun 28, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Constituency 58 Gets Le 27M Worth Bags of Rice
A Member of Parliament (MP) for Constituency 58, in Port Loko district Hon. Babah S. Kamara has on Sunday 26th June 2016 donated 150 bags of rice worth Le 27 million in Masimera and Konta Line villages respectively.
Jun 28, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Minister Signs Agreement to Resume Hajj to Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone's pre-Hajj delegation has on Sunday 26th June, 2016 safely arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with one copy of the Legal Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone signed by Honourable Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, Cabinet Minister responsible for religious affairs in Sierra Leone, and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin, the Minister of Hajj & Umrah in Saudi.
Jun 27, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Politics
SLPP PAOPA Complains Sumano Kapen to PPRC
The Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP) has complained in a letter written to the Political Party Registration Commission(PPRC) on Saturday the 25th June 2016, their National Chairman and Leader- Sumano Kapen regarding what they termed as “improper conduct.”
Jun 27, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Over 1.5 Million Children to Benefit from MCH week campaign
Freetown, June 22, 016 (MOHS) - Addressing Journalists at a press briefing held at the Ministry of Health Conference room, Youyi Building Freetown, the Deputy Programme Manager, Child Health/Expanded Program on Immunization. Dr. Mariama Murray disclosed that the launching of this year’s Maternal and Child Health Week will be held in Kabala Town, Koinadugu district targeting over 1.5 million children between 0-5 months.
Jun 27, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Lottery Calls For Regulatory Body
The Managing Director of the Sierra Leone State Lottery Company, Mr. Charles Kamara has on Wednesday 22nd June, 2016 at the House of Parliament called for a regulatory body on lottery companies in Sierra Leone.
Jun 27, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IIBTEM Holds Matriculation Ceremony
The International Institute of Biblical Theology, Education and Management (IIBTEM) have on Saturday 25th June 2016, held its matriculation ceremony at the college campus East part of Freetown municipality.
Jun 27, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP’s Benjamin & ADP’s Kamarainba Seriously Barantah
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) - John Oponjo Benjamin and the current chairman and leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) - Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray have on Thursday 23rd June 2016, seriously ‘barantah’ over calls made by the Paramount Chief Member of Parliament (PCMP) of Kailahun District, Hon. Mohamed S. Kailondo Banya IV for more supports to the government of President Koroma by the people of Kailahun district.
Jun 24, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Provisional Census Result For 2015 Gives Parliament Additional Eight (8) Seats
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Thursday 23rd June 2016 updated Members of Parliament, in Committee Room One on the work they had done so far with the provisional figures of the latest 2015 Population and Housing Census Result, regarding the delimitation process and the allocation of seats in constituencies and wards across the country.
Jun 24, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Parliament pays Tributes to British MP
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Thursday 23rd June 2016 paid tributes to Mrs. Jo Cox, a British Member of Parliament in United Kingdom (UK) who was shot dead recently.
Jun 24, 2016, 17:04

NEWS
Ambassador, Minister Attend 6th African Digital Development Seminar
His Excellency Ambassador Alimamy Phillip Koroma on Thursday 23rd June 2016, attended the 6th African Digital TV Development Seminar, in Beijing, organized by StarTimes.
Jun 24, 2016, 17:02

NEWS
As AU Peace and Security Council embarks on Field Mission, Ambassador Ismael Koroma arrives in Burundi
Sierra Leone’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ambassador Ismael Koroma on Wednesday 22nd June 2016, arrived in Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi as part of an AU Peace and Security Council Field Mission to the country.
Jun 24, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE PRESS RELEASE
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Jun 24, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sylvia Blyden Wants More Muslim Women to attend Hajj
The Hon. Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has called for more Sierra Leonean Women to attend this year’s Hajj Pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Mecca. She spoke on Wednesday June 22nd 2016, at the Conference Room of the Vice President in Freetown as she delivered her maiden statement to the first meeting of the reconstituted Hajj Committee.
Jun 23, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Body of RUF Warlord “Gullit” Returned to Sierra Leone, Cause of Death Established
The body of war crimes convict Alex Tamba Brima, commonly known as "Gullit", was returned Saturday to Freetown, where it was turned over to family members by officials of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Jun 23, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Africell Gives out Le 50 Million to a 15 Year old Boy
Joe Abass Bangura, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Africell SL, on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 presented the sum of Le50 million to Abdulai Sall, 15, during the presentation of prizes to the first set of winners in the ‘Africell 3G++ Ramadan Show’ at the company’s headquarters at Wilberforce, Freetown.
Jun 23, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Fonnie Stabbed and Killed Daddy George” Witness Tells Kenema Magistrate Court
Second prosecution witness in the ongoing preliminary investigation of the murder of Mohamed Karimu, commonly known as Daddy George, has told the Kenema Magistrate Court on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 that Mohamed Fonnie (first accused) stabbed the late man in his presence on the 27th May 2016 along Blama Road in Kenema Town.
Jun 23, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Minister Praises the Legal and Justice System as Ambulance Misuse Conviction Rate Hits 100%
Makeni, 18th June 2016: Since the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr Abu Bakarr Fofanah waged the war against the misuse of ambulances a few months ago, he has physically brought into effect, the arrest and the eventual successful prosecution of three (3) drivers.
Jun 23, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: China to Construct Disease Control Center & Office For MOHS
A delegation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China (China CDC) on June 21 2016, disclosed plans by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to build a center for the control and prevention of tropical diseases in Sierra Leone as well as a new office for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation at New England Ville in Freetown.
Jun 23, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PPP Schools Councilors, MDAs On The Fundamentals Of PPCP
With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Public Private Partnership Unit (PPPU) in the Office of Chief of Staff, Office of the President Tuesday 21 June 2016 commenced a four day regional workshop on the fundamentals of Public Private Community Partnership (PPCP), at the Bo City Hall in Bo, with participants from the south and eastern regions.
Jun 23, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SCP/GAFSP to Revamp the Mange Bureh Agricultural Training Centre
Interim Programme Manager for the Smallholder Commercialization Programme/ Global Agriculture Food Security Programme, Muhammad Ajmal Bhatti has on Monday 20th June, 2016 during his maiden visit to the long abandoned Mange Bureh Agricultural Training Center vowed revamping the center to what is used to be in the mid nineties.
Jun 23, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Frowns at Councils Sector Heads for Mismanagement of Funds
Tuesday 21st June 2016: Continuing its oversight investigation of Councils around the country, Transparency and Accountability Committee has expressed dissatisfaction with Tonkolili District Council, as with other Councils visited in the north.
Jun 23, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma’s Recovery Priorities Gets Ten Billion Leones Boost for Survivors
Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden who is the Sierra Leone Minister responsible for many facets of life in Sierra Leone; ranging from Gender issues, Children’s Affairs, all Religious Matters, the Welfare of Citizens especially vulnerable citizens and including the Welfare of Ebola Survivors, has yesterday Tuesday June 21st 2016 signed an agreement on behalf of President Koroma’s Government with the UNDP Country Director Mr. Sudipto Mukerjee, for a fully funded United Nations Project worth around TEN BILLION LEONES.
Jun 22, 2016, 17:11

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Sylvia Blyden to Sign 2016 Hajj Agreement
Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs is all set to today June 22nd 2016, sign the Government of Sierra Leone’s 2016 Hajj Agreement with the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in her capacity as the Cabinet Minister responsible for religious affairs in Sierra Leone.
Jun 22, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Politics
Paramount Chief Mohamed S. Kailondo Banya Calls for More APC Support in Kailahun District
Paramount Chief Member of Parliament (PCMP) of Kailahun District, Hon. Mohamed S. Kailondo Banya IV has on Friday 17th June, 2016 called on the people of Kailahun district to throw full supports to the All Peoples Congress (APC) government of His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.
Jun 22, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Investigates Councils on Finances and Project Implementation
Monday 20th June, 2016- The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Transparency and Accountability, Chaired by the Chief Whip of Parliament, Hon. Claude Kamanda, has commenced a spell of oversight investigations with visits to Local Councils.
Jun 22, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLMA Launches Maritime Legislative Review Process and Holds Workshop on Safety of Domestic Ferries and Non-Conventional Ships
Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA) has on Tuesday 21st June, 2016 launched the Maritime Legislative Review Process, and at the same time is conducting a five days workshop on Safety of Domestic Ferries and Non-Convention Ships.
Jun 22, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Capicitates Local Councils And CSOs In Southern Region
Monday 20th June 2016: Corruption continues to devastate the economy of Sierra Leone due to the unpatriotic behaviors of some Sierra Leoneans, Deputy Director of Public Education and External Outreach Patrick Sandi told local and district councils staff including civil society organizations (CSOs) at an advocacy campaign held at the Methodist Resource Centre in Bo.
Jun 22, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC, SLPP and ADP Pledge their Support to Peaceful Elections
Representatives from All Peoples Congress (APC), Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP) and the Alliance Democratic Party(ADP) have on Monday, 20th June, 2016 pledged their support towards peaceful by-elections, which are to take place in Kailahun and Port Loko districts respectively.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:20

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IMC Face PAC in Parliament
The public Account Committee in Parliament on Monday 20th June 2016 invited Independent Media Commission (IMC) to answer to some allegations made by Audit Service Sierra Leone.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Vice President Foh Presents Momoh Vandy To The People Of Giema Dama
20th JUNE 2016: The newly appointed Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Momoh O. Vandy was over the weekend (Saturday 18th June, 2016) presented to the elders and people of Giema Dama Chiefdom, Kenema District by the Hon. Vice President, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone is on the Path of an Unstoppable Transformation - President Koroma
After 30 years without electricity, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, on Sunday June 19, 2016, has commissioned the Electrification of Magburaka and it’s Environs Phase 1 Project. This latest development marks another significant milestone in government’s programme of improving access to electricity across the country.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Women lead on environmental protection
Women Inspired to Learn and Lead - Sierra Leone (WILL-SL) with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security held a tree planting exercise with an environment protection campaign at the Hamilton Community and the Guma Valley Water Catchment Area on Saturday 18 June, 2016.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Balogun Koroma Receives the ATNS Albert Taylor Awards
On Monday 20th June 2016, Hon. Balogun Koroma- Minister of Transport and Aviation received the Air Traffic & Navigation Services (ATS) Albert Taylor Award for 2016 on behalf of the Robert’s Flight Information Region (RFIR) in particular and the Mano River Union, at Radisson Blu hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
She's called SMARTEST - For A Reason; She's Very Smart
I was amongst those of her staff who back in 2003, nicknamed the current Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs, Honourable Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden with a description of 'THE SMARTEST'.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALPOST, Diaspora Affairs And Mic Launch Post Umva Platform
The Sierra Leone Postal Service (SALPOST) in collaboration with the Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA) , and the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) with support from the Dutch government has launched the Universal Method of Value Access (UMVA) post platform.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Audit Sierra Leone Certifies 50 Parliamentary Reporters
Audit Service Sierra Leone on Friday 17th June 2016 trained and certified about 50 Parliamentary Press Gallery Reporters in the well of parliament.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Speech by His Excellency, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone at the Launch of the President’s Recovery Priorities in Magburaka, Tonkolili District today June 20, 2016
Almost a year ago, I launched the first phase of our recovery priorities. It was our battle plan not only to defeat the virus and get to zero, but also to ensure that the virus stays defeated. It was a battle plan that we all worked very hard to implement so vigorously that only three months after its launch, on 7 November 2015, we collectively achieved the first objective of ridding this great country of Ebola.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Statement Delivered By The Hon. Paramount Chief MSK Banya IV On The Occasion Of The Vice President’s Visit To Kailahun Town
Mr. Chairman, Hon. Vice President..... It is a singular honor and privilege for a nobody like me in the political arena, though Head of this Chiefdom, to share this dais with specially blessed and important persons to welcome the Hon. VP and his entourage. Hon. VP and delegation I wish you a happy and successful stay here.
Jun 21, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Takes Electricity to Magburaka
For over thirty years now, Magburaka Town, the Tonkolili District headquarters, like most parts of the country, had been without electricity and other basic amenities. This all changed with the advent of the presidency of His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai-Bureh Koroma who on Sunday June 19th 2016, added to the improved state of Magburaka by switching on electricity supply for the town.
Jun 20, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kailahun Welcomes Vice President Foh
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh storms the District of Kailahun on a two (2) day working visit (Thursday 16th - Friday 17th June, 2016).
Jun 20, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Moseray Fadika Storms Masiaka, Lokomasama, and Kambia
On Friday 17 June, Ambassador Gibril Santigie Moseray Fadika, one of the contenders for the All People’s Congress flagship ticket, together with an entourage observed the ‘Juma prayers’ with residents of Masiaka, Lokomasama, and Kambia, as part of his Ramadan Mubarak activities.
Jun 20, 2016, 12:06

NEWS
Ambassador A.P Koroma Attends International Cultural Festival
Sierra Leone’s Envoy to China on Saturday 18th June, 2016, joined hundreds of guests from across the world in witnessing an International Cultural festival in Beijing, China’s capital. Du Yi International Festival is a cultural event held by an African and Sierra Leonean host Ada Yang and his Chinese husband and Arts Painter, Yang Yan.
Jun 20, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AMR Gold Partners With Agriculture Ministry to Train Local Farmers
Friday 17th June, 2016- Deforestation and unregulated artisanal mining in Chiefdoms of Sella Limba and Sanda Loko have adversely affected the environment and vegetated areas, making it unsuitable for farming and any other activity.
Jun 20, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Acting Information Minister Play Hosts US Ambassador
The Acting Minister of Information and Communications, on Thursday June 16th 2016 play-hosted the United State of America Ambassador to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Ambassador John Hover, at Youyi building, Freetown.
Jun 20, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
APC & SLPP MPs Reschedule Local Council Elections
The Parliament of Sierra Leone which constitute of members from both the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the Sierra Leone Peoples Party has on Thursday 16th June, 2016 passed into law with some amendments “The Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2016”.
Jun 17, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Children’s Minister Celebrates Sierra Leone Children on June 16
The Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has celebrated the children of Sierra Leone with poignant words that rippled across the land.
Jun 17, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gov't Applauds Plan International for helping to end Child Marriage
The Government of Sierra Leone through the Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs Dr. Sylvia Blyden has applauded Plan International for helping to toughen the fight against Child Marriage.
Jun 17, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Govt. is Afoot to Get the Economy Back to its Feet -Acting Information Minister announces
Acting Minister of Information and Communications has on Thursday 16th June 2016, at the usual Government Press briefing, assured compatriots over the economic status of the country, saying, the government is working 24 hours round-the-clock to get the economy back on its feet.
Jun 17, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UK Assures Sierra Leone Of More Support
The United Kingdom Permanent Secretary for the Department for International Development (DFID), Mark Lowcook, today (Thursday June 16, 2016) reassured President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma that Britain through its development office will continue to support Sierra Leone in its recovery efforts.
Jun 17, 2016, 17:04

NEWS
Ambassador Stevens Signs $ 20 Million Dollar Loan for the Rehabilitation of Bo-Bandajuma Highway
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany also accredited to Austria and Italy has, on behalf of the government and people of Sierra Leone, signed a $ 20 Million Dollar Loan agreement with the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), in Vienna, Austria on Tuesday 14th June 2016.
Jun 17, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
PSRU CONDUCTS A ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM ON PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM INITIATIVES
The Public Sector Reform Unit, in the Office of the President, conducted a one-day Symposium on Public Sector Reform initiatives, in collaboration with the Academic Affairs Directorate, University of Makeni.
Jun 17, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
John Benjamin Says Elected SLPP Chairman Stole Rice
Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) is supposed to be the main opposition party in the country but series of events have shattered the credibility of the entire party membership. The latest is that a senior SLPP elected official is a common thief who was caught stealing rice. Revelations like this is why the SLPP is no longer seen as an alternative government by right thinking members of society.
Jun 16, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Becomes The Most Peaceful Nation In West Africa- Global Peace Index Report Shows
In just about a day after the Global Peace Index report shows that Sierra Leone has beaten Ghana to become the most peaceful country in West Africa, a high-powered delegation of the United Nations Peace Building Commission (UNPBC) has completed a two-day visit to Sierra Leone to emphasize the Commission’s role in the country’s peace building process.
Jun 16, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
“Sierra Leone Didn’t Go Against Advice of IMF/ World Bank over Mamamah Airport”- Foreign Minister
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara has said, his country did not go against the advice given by its traditional development partners, the International Monetary Fund, and World Bank, regarding the construction of the Mamamah airport on the mainland in the Port Loko District but had rather been working with them closely.
Jun 16, 2016, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Press Statement “Peacebuilding Commission’s Visit to Sierra Leone”
The Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations and Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Ambassador Macharia Kamau, and the Permanent Representative of Canada and Chair of the PBC Country Specific Configuration for Sierra Leone, Ambassador Marc André Blanchard, led a delegation of the PBC to Sierra Leone from 12 to 14 June 2016.
Jun 16, 2016, 17:06

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
USE OF HONOURABLE & FLYING OF FLAG AS SYMBOLS OF EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY
My attention has been drawn to a media interview purportedly granted by your honourable self in which you are quoted as saying it is "criminal" for a sitting Cabinet Minister to use the title Honourable in front of his/her name as well as it being "criminal" for a Cabinet Minister to have his/her official jeep fly the national flag.
Jun 16, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Government is Focused on Post Ebola Recovery Programmes – Declared President Koroma
His Excellency the President- Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has on Monday 13th June 2016 made it abundantly clear to the United Nations Peace Building Commission (UNPBC) Delegation from New York that his government is apportioning maximum attention to restoring Sierra Leone to the path of rapid development, since Ebola ended last December, and thus focused on a successful post Ebola Recovery Programme.
Jun 16, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Politics
APC’s Women Empowerment Impresses UN
A high-powered United Nations Peace Building Commission (UNPBC) delegation from New York, has on Monday 13th June 2016 expressed delight over President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s efforts to increase the number of women representation in his ministerial cabinet.
Jun 15, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Takes Integrity Campaign To Schools In Magburaka
In its resolve to inject the culture of integrity into young people, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Northern Region Office on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th June 2016, sensitized staff and pupils of Pampana High School and National the Commercial Secondary School respectively at their school campuses in Magburaka.
Jun 15, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Edsa Collects Monthly Revenue Of Le14.6 Billion- Says Dr. Henry Saccoi Acting Deputy Director General Edsa
Dr. Henry Saccoi, acting Deputy Director General of the Electrical and Distribution Supply Authority, on Monday 13th June 2016 revealed that since EDSA took over from National Power Authority, in January 2015, they have been able to generate monthly, the sum of Le14.6 billion as compared to NPA’s Le 8.5 billion monthly generated income.
Jun 15, 2016, 17:06

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
For Exemplary Leadership And Commitment To The Health Of The Nation, Health And Sanitation Minister Honoured By Harvard University
After successfully representing His Excellency the President Dr Ernest Bai Korom in the just concluded High Level Meeting on ending HIV/AIDS in the United Nations Headquarters in New York, a gathering hosted by the President of the United Nations General Assembly Mr Jospeh Deiss and the Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E Mr Ban Ki Moon, and culminated in the High Level Political Declaration to end HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, the Minister of Health and Sanitation Dr Abu Bakarr Fofanah has been honoured as a 2016 Harvard Health Leader.
Jun 15, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bank of Sierra Leone Staff to Account for Le 29 Million
Mr. Tamba Momoh, the Deputy Auditor of Audit Service Sierra Leone in presenting their 2014 Audit report to Public Account Committee (P. A. C) in parliament on Monday 13th June 2016 said the Bank of Sierra Leone is to account for Le29, 814,000 (twenty nine million, eight hundred and fourteen thousand Leones), for wrongly recording in the bank books air ticket fee paid by the bank for staff who planned to travel to Nigeria for a seminar.
Jun 15, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Reaches Out to Mamuntha Community
Inhabitants of Mamuntha Section, Kholifa Rowalla Chiefdom, Tonkolili District, have expressed delight over the Anti-Corruption Commission's (ACC) resolve to take anti-graft messages to remote communities.
Jun 15, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As Somano Kapen Affirms Yumkella’s Claims … SLPP in a Delicate Balance Between Chaos and Collapse
Chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Chief Somano Kapen has during a local radio programme on Tuesday 7th June 2016, admitted that his party is in a very delicate balance between chaos and collapse.
Jun 14, 2016, 17:12

NEWS
Le450,000,000 from ECOWAS for Social Welfare Ministry
The Government of Sierra Leone has signed an agreement with the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the sum of approximately Le450,000,000 (four hundred & fifty million Leones) that ECOWAS will soon send to Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs.
Jun 14, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
Foreign Affairs Minister Arrives In China, Visits Huawei Company
Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara, on 13th June, 2016, arrived in Beijing, China’s capital on the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi.
Jun 14, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Cultivation and Consumption of Cannabis Sativa on the Increase... Sims Turay Claims
The Chief Executive Officer of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Sims I. Turay has on the 8th June 2016 told the Parliamentary Committee on Internal Affairs in the Well of Parliament that the cultivation and consumption of cannabis sativa has increased.
Jun 14, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone : We must Enhanced Coordination for Service Delivery - PMSD Director
The Director of Performance Management and Service Delivery (PMSD) directorate in the Office of the Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Mr Abdul Rahman Sowa has urged the physical infrastructure and energy sectors to ensure coordination and collaboration to enhance effective service delivery.
Jun 14, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Our mission seeks to rebrand the image of Sierra Leone” Ambassador Ismeal Koroma Avers
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Mission of Sierra Leone to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has on Thursday 9th June, 2016 updated the media on the just concluded two-day Pre-summit Media Workshop held at the Bintumani Hotel in Freetown.
Jun 14, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Tribute to Dad
We knew for quite a while that we didn’t have much longer with our dad as he had been slowly losing his health; but nothing prepared us for the news that our dad would pass on that day.
Jun 14, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ADP Kamarainba Nominated MP for Marampa Con. 50
Chairman and leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has on Thursday 9th June, 2016 been nominated as candidate to represent his party in the coming bye election for the position of Member of Parliament of Constituency 050, Marampa chiefdom, Port Loko district.
Jun 13, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : S.A.J Pratt Launches Vol. 2 of his Krio Bible Commentaries: ‘Wan Day Yah’
Lay Canon Professor Solomon A.J. Pratt has past Saturday June 11th 2016 in Freetown, launched Volume II of his Krio Bible Commentaries entitled: ‘Wan Day Yah’.
Jun 13, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : South Africa Expresses Commitment to Strengthening Sierra Leone’s Laboratory System
The visiting South African delegation to support the Cubans of the Sierra Leone Medical aid Project and the country’s National Reference Laboratory at Lakka on Thurday 9th June, 2016 pledged their commitment to assist in strengthening the laboratory system in the country as well as providing capacity building for health professionals.
Jun 13, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : We must Enhanced Coordination for Service Delivery - PMSD Director
The Director of Performance Management and Service Delivery (PMSD) directorate in the Office of the Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Mr Abdul Rahman Sowa has urged the physical infrastructure and energy sectors to ensure coordination and collaboration to enhance effective service delivery.
Jun 13, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 10 Applicants Subscribe to Oath of Allegiance
Ten applicants from various countries have duly subscribed to the naturalization oath of allegiance to Sierra Leone at State House. The applicants faithfully pledged their allegiance to the Republic of Sierra Leone and promised to support and uphold the Constitution as by law established.
Jun 13, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Central Bank Signs Mou with Sierra Leone Library
The Bank of Sierra Leone on Friday 10th June 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sierra Leone Library Board at the Library conference room, Rokel Street in a bid to create a shelf in the library that will allow students and the general public to access information pertaining the operations and activities of the Bank.
Jun 13, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
As Government Vehicles Come Under Treat… APC Minister Calms Okada Gbongbosoro
Government Minister of Youths Affairs, Honourable Bai Mamoud Bangura has on Thursday 9th June, 2016 restored calm between Sierra Leone Police (SLP) and some commercial motorbike riders(Okada), who were outraged over police enforcement of the ban on all okada plying the Centre Business District(CBD) of Freetown.
Jun 10, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves $53 Million Loan Agreements For Roads In Bo And Freetown
The House of Parliament, Sierra Leone has on Thursday 09th June, 2016 ratified three loan agreements for the construction of the Bo-Bandajuma Highway and Phase II of the Hillside Bypass Road in Freetown.
Jun 10, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLRCS Trains Journalist on Reporting Disaster
The Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) has on Thursday 9th June, 2016 held a one day media workshop for journalists at the Grassroot Gender Empowerment Movement (GGEM) hall, John Street in Freetown to discuss the media and humanitarian action, and to also discuss factual reporting counter rumours particularly in terms of crisis moment.
Jun 10, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ministry of Lands Country Planning and Environment Prepares for the Knocking Down of Houses at Grafton- Regent
Minister of Lands Country Planning and Environment, Honorable Diana Konomanyi on Thursday 9th June 2016, joined the demolition team of her ministry to mark the ‘X’ sign on illegal buildings at Grafton-Regent areas.
Jun 10, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 10 Bags of Cannabis Sativa Tendered in Court as Exhibit
Detective Police Constable 9490 Mohamed Malam Bangura attached to Trans-National Organize Crime Unit, Murray Town has on Thursday 9th June, 2016 tendered 10 bags of cannabis sativa as exhibit before Magistrate Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1.
Jun 10, 2016, 17:08


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