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NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Census News : North 2.5m = 36%, East 1.6m = 23%, West 1.5m = 21%, South 1.4m = 20%
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday December 21, 2016, officially launched the final results of the 2015 Population and Housing Census at State House in Freetown.
Dec 23, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 60% Salone Women live in Rural Areas & President wants better Social Services for them- Hon. Blyden tells Tonkolili
Hon. Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, has in evening of Thursday 22nd December 2016, told the women of Yele in Gbonkolenken Chiefdom, Tonkolili District, Northern Sierra Leone, that the recent National Census has revealed that 60% of Sierra Leone women live in rural areas.
Dec 23, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Former Chief of Defence Staff of RSLAF Shot Dead
The former Chief of Defence Staff (CSD) of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces Retired Lieutenant S.O. Williams was shot dead at his residence at Devil Hole in the outskirt of Freetown at 3:00 am on Thursday 22nd December, 2016.
Dec 23, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Carpenter & Seamstress scoop first 4/50 Jackpot Christmas and New Year Promotion
As Sierra Leone’s leading Sport Betting and Lottery Company, Mercury International Ltd. continues to transform lives, a carpenter and seamstress team up to take home over Le130 million.
Dec 23, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Politics
Deputy Information Minister Says the SLPP is Being Mischievous
At the weekly government presser in the Ministry of Information and Communications, 8th floor, Youyi Building in Freetown, the Deputy Minister of Information and Communications stated he has suspicions over the “mischievous in- fighting at the SLPP”.
Dec 23, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EDSA Tariffs System
The Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority EDSA which core value is to satisfy customers, has done some changes in the tariffs system in order to provide the best of services to its customers.
Dec 23, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As battle for legitimacy intensifies …Chief Kapen Blasts!
Chairman and Leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Chief Somano Kapen has said that the Acting National Secretary General of his party is "buffoon and clown."
Dec 22, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News :1 Dead of 2 Kids Found In a Water Drum
One kid found in a water drum at 17 East Street, off Guard Street, in Freetown has been found dead, according to police.
Dec 22, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Director of KidsGive Hands over Borehole Tap to Conforti School
19/12/016: Director of KidsGive, of Lawrence University in the United States of America Professor Claudena Skran, has handed over the weekend a borehole solar power pump to the Conforti primary school at Calaba town in Freetown.
Dec 22, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
Ambassador Keh Kamara Prevails on African Members in the United Nations Security Council
The 4th High Level Seminar on Peace, Security and Stability in Africa commenced on Saturday 17th December, 2016 at the Meridien Hotel Conference Centre in Oran, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.
Dec 22, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AIRadio Ends Month’s Staff Training
Staff and intern students of Africa Independent Radio (AIRadio) have ended a month’s intensive training which commenced on Monday 21st November ending on Saturday 17th December, 2016 at a colorful ceremony at AIRadio’s Wilberforce headquarters.
Dec 22, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Barristers Disagree over Court injunction
In a matter regarding an injunction that was placed over the conduction of all elections within the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), barristers representing the Chairman and Leader of the SLPP, Chief Somano Kapen, and other senior members of the party, had a fiery encounter in High Court No 1, on Tuesday 20th December 2016.
Dec 22, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Impacting Over 500,000 Households… Sierra Leoneans Appeal For More IFAD Funds
19/12/016: The over five hundred thousand households amounting to close to three million individual Sierra Leoneans who directly benefit from the mammoth transformation programmes instituted by IFAD funded projects in the country are now worried that some aspects of the project are coming to an end with no apparent assurance of a continuation of the very laudable community development and rural transformation impacts on the lives of ordinary sierra Leoneans; 70% of who are rural-base farming families.
Dec 22, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Press Release by the All Aspirants Alliance of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP)
We the members of the All Aspirants Alliance of the SLPP (AAA) condemn, in the strongest terms, the convening of a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Saturday December 17, 2016 without following the prescribed procedures of the party’s constitution. The SLPP constitution ascribes the authority for the convening of a meeting of such a statutory arm of the party only to the Chairman and Leader.
Dec 22, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As she re-launches Community Wellness Groups in Bombali & Tonkolili... Hon. Sylvia Blyden says New Provincial Dividing is Essential
Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has said the soon-to-be-proclaimed brand new division of Sierra Leone's administrative areas, is essential and the entire government was wholly supportive of that vision of His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.
Dec 21, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “We shall move forward with greater inclusion, empathy and protection of the vulnerable,” says President Koroma
The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone during the State opening of the House of Parliament on Thursday 15th December 2016 said:”2016 has been a difficult year for all citizens, but I have brought in the greatest number of women and young people into the cabinet and other leadership positions than ever before”.
Dec 21, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Kaifala Marrah Gets Underway National Strategy for Financial Inclusion
The Governor of the Bank Sierra Leone, Dr Kaifala Marrah on Friday 16th December 2016 officially launched the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion 2017-2020 at the Bank Conference hall Sir Bangura Building in Freetown.
Dec 21, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Total Oil Company Donates 10 Computers to FBC
Total Oil Company on Tuesday 20th December 2016 donated ten (10) desktop computers to the faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Fourah Bay College (FBC).
Dec 21, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mercury International Boost EBK’s Trophy with Le 50 Millions
Chairman Mercury International Charitable Foundation Samir Hassanyeh on Monday 19th December, 2016, made a donation of Le50 million to the Chief organizer of the Ernest Bai Koroma(EBK) trophy Hon Chernor Maju Bah at Africell Headquarters, Wilberforce Freetown.
Dec 21, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Ambassador Omrie Golley Woos Leading Korean Fishing Company to Invest in Sierra Leone
The Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley on Monday 19th December 2016 visited the Insung Fishing Company establishment based in Yongsan, in Seoul, Korea’s Capital.
Dec 21, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Bernie Lahai Laments SLPP Conflict Causes Opposition MPs to fail
Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) minority leader of the Sierra Leone House of Parliament, Honourable Dr. Bernadette Lahai representing Constituency 013 in Kenema District, Eastern Sierra Leone has said that the inability of her party to provide effective opposition in Parliament for the people of Sierra Leone is attributed to the internal divisions and squabbles in the SLPP.
Dec 20, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLIEPA’s Raymond Gbekie Wins CEO Award For 2016
Mr. Raymond Kai Gbekie, Chief Executive Officer of the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) on Friday 16th December 2016 won the CEO award for 2016 at an impressive and colourful National Development Awards Ceremony organised by the Diaspora Focus Organization.
Dec 20, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Theresa Mboma Re- surfaces in Court
On Monday 19th December 2016, Theresa Mboma and Bokai Kokofele re- surfaced in court no 1 for the fourth time.
Dec 20, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLBL Commissions Mini Water- Dam for Wellington Community
17/12/016: Amidst serious water crisis in the Wellington axis of Freetown, the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) has stepped in just in time to ameliorate that problem, by installing a mini water dam, Up- Mountain, Peacock Farm, at Wellington. The project was made possible through the intervention of Henineken Africa Foundation.
Dec 20, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : LAB Joins Former Client to Harvest Groundnut
Six months after the Sierra Leone Legal Aid and the National Farmers Federation signed a Cooperation Agreement to work together to promote the reintegration of beneficiaries of the scheme, the parties to the agreement came together last Friday to celebrate a major achievement at Levuma village, close to the fishing village of Tombo in the Western Rural District.
Dec 20, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WHO Commends Health Ministry’s IPC Current System Advocates for Sustainable Future Plan
The World Health Organization Country Representative, Dr. Anders Nordstrom has commended the Ministry of Health and Sanitation for ongoing strides in ensuring that Infection Prevention and Control practices are implemented in all health facilities across the country.
Dec 20, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : John Ben to Support Chairman Kapen over ‘Fake’ Paopa Executive
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP)- John Oponjo Benjamin has said that his party has been “hijacked by mischief makers, murderers and conspirators who seek to remove the current chairman and leader- Chief Somano Kapen through fake and illegal ways.”
Dec 19, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Assures of Maximum National Security
15/12/016: His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has assured during the occasion of the State Opening of the Fifth Session of the fourth Parliament, everyone of maximum National Security.
Dec 19, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Week of Education Ends With a Big Bang...MEST Awards Academic Excellence, Integrity for 2016
Hundreds of school going children including educators across the nook and cranny of the country, has been awarded by the Ministry of Education,Science and Technology (MEST), at the St. Joseph Convent school in Freetown, last Friday 16th December 2016.
Dec 19, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Internal Affairs Minister Hosts Canadian Senior Fire Fighter
A Canadian Senior Fire Fighter-Ron Kyle working with the Toronto Fire Services on Wednesday 14th December 2016 briefed the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Retired Major Ismael Sengu Koroma on plan to donate a container of fire fighting equipment for the use of the National Fire Force (NFF).
Dec 19, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 150 Youths Hired to Clean Kenema City
14/12/016: The Kenema City Council, in conjunction with the Welt Hunger Hilfe, has engaged in an immense cleaning exercise of the Kenema City and its environs.
Dec 19, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : I.K & Edith Foday Memorial Foundation Awards Scholarship
15/12/016:I.K and Edith Foday Memorial Foundation on Saturday 10th December 2016 awarded scholarship to three successful pupils who excelled in the recent Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results in Sebgwema Njaluahun Chiefdom Kailahun district.
Dec 19, 2016, 12:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Government of Sierra Leone Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs (MSWGCA) PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE MSWGCA ABOUT THE DISCHARGE OF MAMIE SAM ON FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2016.
The public is hereby informed that 13 years old teenage girl Mamie Sam, who had enlarged breasts, has finally discharged today from the Holy Spirit Hospital. Administrators of the hospital directly handed Mamie Sam over to Senior Social Services Officers of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs who in turn, as mandated by the Child's Rights Act of 2007, have handed over the child to her biological mother Satta Ansu.
Dec 19, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : John Ben Blasts! "Kamarainba is Indeed like Mohamed Bangura"
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) John Oponjo Benjamin has said that the attitude of the current chairman and leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray is indeed synonymous to that of Mohamed Bangura- current Minister of Information and Communications.
Dec 16, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone delegates return from Abortion Confab
A two-man deletion from Sierra Leone has returned to Freetown after adequately representing the country in the “2016 Africa Regional Conference on Abortion: From Research to Policy” held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Dec 16, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Freetown City Council Signs Freetown City Administrative Complex Documents
As a way of adding to the infrastructural development of the Government of Sierra Leone, the Freetown City Council has on Wednesday 14th December signed the documents for the commencement of the construction of the Freetown City Administrative Complex.
Dec 16, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Women in Ministry International (Wimi) Sierra Leone Completes a Week-Long Program of Workshops, Revivals, Parade, Speeches, Prayers and Graduation Ceremony in Freetown
The WIMI President and Founder, Pastor Kemi Searcy and her team of 8 international missionaries from USA, and Liberia have been in Sierra Leone for a week, to conduct workshops and other women empowerment programs from December 5th. to December 11th.
Dec 16, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “500 Nurses who volunteered to Fight Ebola are on Payroll”- President Koroma Confirms
The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma said in recognition of their exemplary service in the fight against Ebola, his government has absorbed into the payroll 500 nurses that volunteered their services during the response.
Dec 16, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “The Rights of the Older People are Ignored and Violated in the Country”- Says S.O.W.A.
14/12/016: “The rights of older people are negatively affected, often ignored or violated, in this country,” said T.B Gbenda, Executive Director of Salone Organisation for the Welfare of the Aged.
Dec 16, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 150 Youths Hired to Clean Kenema City
14/12/016:The Kenema City Council, in conjunction with the Welt Hunger Hilfe, has engaged in an immense cleaning exercise of the Kenema City and its environs.
Dec 16, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Presidential Address delivered by His Excellency the President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on the occasion of the State Opening of the Fifth Session of the Fourth Parliament of the Second Republican of Sierra Leone
On becoming President in 2007, I vowed to move this country forward, to transform its roads, improve electricity, invest more in education and health, and improve Sierra Leone's reputation as a peace-loving, democratic and resilient nation.
Dec 16, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Revealed!!! SLPP 98.1FM chaps were the Goebells of Sierra Leone civil war! APC Said Spencer’s Propaganda Caused many Innocent Deaths
Dr. Julius Spencer, formerly of the 98.1 Fm was on countless of instances mentioned by the current ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Reports for his role in fanning gross human rights abuses during Sierra Leone’s decade long civil war.
Dec 15, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Connaught Hospital Triage Center Demands Unlawful Payment from Poor Patients
On Wednesday 14th December 2016, a woman bearing the name Salamatu Turay who spoke to this reporter at Wallace Johnson Street, Freetown cried bitterly for what she believed was a violation of her right to access medical facility at the Connaught Hospital.
Dec 15, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Engineer Kalokoh Wins Le 244,300,000M
Mercury International SL has on Tuesday 13th December 2016 dished outat their Bathurst Street office the sum of Le244,300,000 to a civil Engineer, Mr. Abdul Abu Kalokoh.
Dec 15, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 27 Women So far have Died in Bonthe District during Pregnancy or Delivery
Twenty- seven women, this year, have died during pregnancy or delivery in the Bonthe District, according to the Bonthe District Health Management Team in Mattru Jong.
Dec 15, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma launches National Youth Service Scheme
The National Youth Service (NYS) was launched on Wednesday December 14th, 2016 by His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at the Sierra Leone Bank Complex in Kingtom, Freetown. The event was organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs in collaboration with the UN System and Volunteer Organizations.
Dec 15, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Twenty-One Newly Trained Nurse Anaesthetists Set to Boost the Health Sector
Twenty-one newly trained Nurse Anaesthetists and Anaesthetist Technicians including Community Health Officer Set Nine have graduatedon Wednesday December 08 2016 after successfully completing training on Anaesthetists, at the Miatta Conference Centre, Brookfields, Freetown.
Dec 15, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP and APC MPs Approve Le 4.7 Trillion 2017 National Budget
The Parliament of Sierra Leone which comprises members from both the ruling all Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has on Tuesday 13th December 2016, through its Committee of Supply, approved the Le 4.7 Trillion national budget.
Dec 14, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Minkailu Bah Unveils Week of Education 2016
Minister of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), has on Tuesday 13th December 2016, at the British Council Hall in Freetown, officially opened the second session of the week of education 2016.
Dec 14, 2016, 17:16

NEWS
President Sirleaf Leads High-level ECOWAS Delegation to the Gambia
(Monrovia, Liberia – Monday, December 12, 2016) The President of the Republic of Liberia and Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leads a High-level delegation of the Sub-regional Body to The Gambia tomorrow, December 13, 2016.
Dec 14, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Le 300, 000, 000 Bail for 2 Indian Men and 1 Salone Lady
On Friday 9th December 2016, presiding Magistrate of Court No 1 – Dr. Abubakarr Binneh Kamara demanded the sum of three hundred million Leones (Le 300,000,000) bail for Shakel Ahmed, Naresh Sachdell and Salamatu Sillah.
Dec 14, 2016, 17:12

NEWS
Ambassador Omrie Golley Receives Korean Construction Experts
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley, on Wednesday 30th November 2016 received a delegation from Samoo Architects and Engineers, a Korean Construction Consultancy Firm, who have been acting as the Korean consultants to the Freetown City Council regarding the construction of the proposed Korean funded new Freetown City Council complex.
Dec 14, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Irish Consortium Donates Food and Non-Food Items to Rainbow Center
As part of the 16 days of Activism to end Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls, the Irish Consortium has on Friday 9th December 2016, donated food and non- food items to Rainbow Center at the Princess Christian Maternal Hospital (Cottage). The items include 6 bales of used clothing, food items, water, toiletries, papers and tea items.
Dec 14, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chernor Ojuku Sesay Urged to Contest Parliamentary Election
Key stakeholders in the Koya Chiefdom, Port Loko district including Councillors, Section Chiefs, Headmen, Youth and Women Leaders on Sunday, December 11th, made a unanimous resolution urging veteran Journalist cum Diplomat, Chernor Ojuku Sesay to contest the forthcoming Parliamentary election.
Dec 14, 2016, 17:06

NEWS
African Union Peace and Security Council Adopts a Communiqué Calling on President Jammeh
The African Union Peace and Security Council on Monday 12th December, 2016 during its 644th Meeting issued a Communiqué calling on President Yahya Jammeh of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia to facilitate a peaceful and orderly transfer of power to the President-elect of The Gambia, Mr. Adama Barrow.
Dec 14, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MPs Request Additional Funds for Parliament
8/12/016: The chairman of the sub-appropriation committee 2 Hon. Komba E.S Boyah in presenting his report in the well of Parliament said in 2007, Parliament enacted a bill for the creation of a Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC). He said the commission was established with a mandate to provide Parliament with technical and administrative support as well as provide advisory services for Parliament.
Dec 14, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Local Government Minister Launches Waste Sector Reform
The Waste Management Sector Reform Project for Bo, Kenema and Makeni Cities funded by the United Kingdom Aid (UKaid) through German organization called Welt Hunger Hilfe was launched last Friday 9th December in the Makeni City Council Hall.
Dec 14, 2016, 17:00

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leone: Mamie Sam’s Surgery; A Case of Julius Spencer turning a Criminal to an Hero
I deliberately had not commented on the situation revolving around the hijacking and subsequent surgical operation on 13 years old Mamie Sam, who was identified with an enlarged breast. I chose not to comment because I felt the entire situation surrounding the criminal abduction of the child is centered on a personality whom I consider to be functional but not well educated on legal issues.
Dec 13, 2016, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Presidential Spokesman Debunks Lies about Commission on International Money Transfers
Presidential Spokesman of the Republic of Sierra Leone- Abdulai Bayraytay has in a press release rubbished misleading whatsapp message making rounds on social media that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma will announce a 25% commission for any money transfer into the country, as of January 1st 2017.
Dec 13, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lady Diana Recognised as One of the 100Most Influential Sierra Leoneans
The Honourable Minister of Lands Country Planning and The Environment, Madam Finda Diana Konomanyi, was amongst the 100 most influential Sierra Leoneans recognised by the Sierra Ovation Awards, in a glittering ceremony, at the prestigious Bintumani Hotel in Freetown on Friday 9th of December 2016.
Dec 13, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Agriculture Minister Returns Home with Goodies
The Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security Professor Monty Patrick Jones and the National Programme Coordinator for the Strategic Advisory Unit (SAU) in the Ministry, Khalil Jah arrived in Israel on 2nd December, 2016 to attend the first MASHAV ECOWAS Agricultural Ministerial Conference, which is based on the theme: “Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Productivity in Arid and Semi-arid Regions: The Israeli Development Experience “.
Dec 13, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Awarded By Anti-Corruption Commission
10/12/016:National Revenue Authority under the stewardship of the Commissioner, Madam Haja Kallah Kamara received an award from the Anti-Corruption Commission, (ACC) for excellence in the “pay no bribe campaign” program which was launched by the ACC.
Dec 13, 2016, 12:06

NEWS
Ambassador Kamara represents Dr. Samura Kamara
Sierra Leone’s Envoy to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara is representing the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Dr. Samura Kamara at the 5th Ministerial Retreat of the Executive Council of the African Union which commenced on Thursday 8th December, 2016 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.
Dec 13, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Chericoco Awards150 Scholarships to Pupils of Constituency 110
Sierra Leone’s Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Chernor Ramadan Bah commonly called Chericoco, who also is Member of Parliament representing Constituency 110 in Wilberforce, Tengbeh Town, Red Pump, Hill Station and environs has last weekend Saturday on 10th December, 2016 put smiles on the faces of pupils and parents within his constituency as he dished out one hundred and fifty (150) scholarship to deserving ones.
Dec 13, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bai Mahmoud Launches Youth Affairs Ministry Website
9/12/016:Getting information about youths, youth groups or organizations, youth activities and generally everything involving and revolving around youths would seize to be burdensome or tedious following the launch of the Ministry of Youth Affairs website by the Youth Affairs Minister, Bai Mahmoud Bangura at an impressive programme held at the ministry’s office in Freetown.
Dec 13, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
Chief Kapen Cries, “John Ben caused SLPP’s Disaster”
Chief Somano Kapen, chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has during a radio programme in Freetown on Wednesday 7th December, 2016 overwhelmingly blamed his predecessor for the now seemingly disaster in his party.
Dec 9, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) reconciles Mamie Sam with her father, her mother and her maternal grandparents
“...as a trained and fully qualified medical doctor, it is clear that the height and bone structure of the 13 years old Mamie plus her enlarged breasts are indicative of Growth Hormone and Oestrogen imbalance which themselves could be due to some anatomical issue in her pituitary gland that is physiologically manifesting itself in her current physical appearance.
Dec 9, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Holy Spirit Hospital Management Condemns Dissemination of Mamie Sam’s Photos
In a press release issued on the 6th December 2016, the Management of the Holy Spirit Hospital, in Makeni, strongly condemned the act of disseminating the half-naked, at the height of operation, photos of Mamie Sam.
Dec 9, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As President Koroma Calls For Addresses, Health Minister Gets His Own Address
His Excellency, the President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has never failed to seize any moment to remind Sierra Leoneans of the need for them to have addresses. He has been very consistent in his messaging thus; ‘I urge every Sierra Leonean to strive hard to have an address. I will continue to do so as long as I have the opportunity’.
Dec 9, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Emanuni Foundation donates to Youths for Christ Campaign
On Sunday 4th December 2016, the president Mrs. Ashmawo Bangurah and the vice president Mr. Alhaji Hassan Bangurah of Emanuni Foundation have donated used clothing to Youths for Christ Campaign at their headquarters at Kortu Drive, Marjay Town.
Dec 9, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Somano Kapen identifies Two Executive Members for Party Gbongbosoro
Chairman and Leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has identified two members of his party's national executive as being the major perpetrators of 'Gbongbosoro' within the SLPP.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:20

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
President Koroma governs Sa. Leone by example as he travels on economy class to and from China
Demonstrating the true trappings of a good and credible leader, President Ernest Bai Koroma showed the world that he is governing Sierra Leone by example when he flew all the way to China and back on economy class during his recent State visit to the Republic of China , to lend meaning to the austerity period in the country.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WB &GOSL has Invested $30M to SALCAB… says Hon. Binneh Bangura
The chairman of the information and communication oversight committee in the House of Parliament, Hon. Binneh Bangura said Sierra Leone Cable LTD (SALCAB) is a 100% government owned entity with an investment exceeding 30 million United States Dollars, mostly provided by the World Bank and the government of Sierra Leone.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mercury Int. Bequeaths Le100M to Fire Victims
Chairman Mercury Charitable Foundation (Samir Hassanyeh) presenting the cheque to the Vice President.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Rutile Limited Launches Gangama Dry Mining Plant
On Wednesday 6th December 2016, the Sierra Rutile Limited unveiled the new Gangama Dry Plant.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 2 Men Suspected of Harboring a 14 Year Old Girl
Two men have been suspected by the Police of harboring a fourteen year old girl, since September 2016, at the Koya Town Community, Upper Taylor Street, Wellington.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
End to a Presidential Visit; Outcomes and Commitments
The State Visit by President Ernest Koroma to China from 30th November to 6th December, 2016, was strategically significant given the outcomes. Core of the visit was to express Sierra Leone’s appreciation to China for the timely intervention in the fight against ebola.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
Sierra Leone Assumes Chairmanship of the African Union Peace and Security Council for the month of December
On Monday 5th December, 2016 the Republic of Sierra Leone assumed the leadership of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) and held its first meeting under the chairmanship of Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara, Sierra Leone’s multi accredited Envoy to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union to consider and adopt the “Draft Provisional Programme of Work of the Peace and Security Council for this month”.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:06

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Sierra Leone News : NMDHR Receives USD 81,490 for Community Monitoring
Network Movement for Democracy and Human Rights (NMDHR) has on Thursday 1st December, 2016 confirmed that it has received funding of eighty one thousand four hundred and Ninety United States Dollars (USD 81,490) for the implementation of an 18 month project which aims at increasing transparency and accountability in the implementation of the free healthcare sector.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:04

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Sierra Leone News : Madam Yoko’s Grave Proclaimed as a National Monument
The hysteria and frenzy that characterized the proclamation ceremony of Madam Yoko’s grave will not be forgotten in a hurry. It was the first time in living memory that sowies from across the district were assemble in one place.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : John Ben's Latest! "Somano Tired of being used by Bio"
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin has said that the major problem that is affecting the current administration of the party is as a result of the current chairman and leader, Chief Somano Kapen not allowing himself to be use by the 2012 presidential candidate of the party, Maada Bio.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma: “Sierra Leone’s Story No Longer about Ebola”
President Ernest Bai Koroma has said, as a country, Sierra Leone’s story is no longer about Ebola but one that is ready for business, huge investment opportunities and a nation working on strengthening the ties of cooperation ties with China.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Africell SL Launches ‘Gentri Na You Dormot’ Promotion
A leading mobile telecommunications company operating in Sierra Leone- Africell has launched officially a sales promotion named: ‘gentri na you dormot’, on Monday 5th December 2016. The launching took place at Africell’s headquarters, Wilberforce, Freetown.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EDSA Outgoing Interim Board Bids Farewell to Minister of Energy
Minister of Energy, Ambassador Henry Macauley on Monday 5th December 2016, invited the outgoing interim Board of Electricity Distribution Supply Authority (EDSA) to thank them for the diligent services and sacrifices they have been making whenever they are at work.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mercury Int. Jackpot Prize Increases to Over Le 230 Million
After a series of rollovers, the Mercury International 4/50 Jackpot lottery game has risen to an all-time highest amount of Two Hundred and Thirty-Million, Four Hundred Thousand Leones (Le 230,400,000).
Dec 7, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Lauretta Will Sillah Hosts Founder and President of Women in Ministry International
One of Sierra Leone’s most outstanding female academics, Dr. Lauretta Will Sillah is currently serving as the host for visiting Women in Ministry International (WIMI) president and founder, Pastor Oluwakemi Searcy.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MTCA Organizes Farewell Cocktail for German Tourists
The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs (MTCA) on Monday December 5th 2016, organized at the Radisson Blu Hotel, a farewell cocktail in respect of the visit of top tour operators/ travel journalists from Germany.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP AAA Member Says Maada Bio must Go Back to the Army
A very senior senior member from the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has intimated to the Awareness Times Newspaper that the major problem within their party is as a result of the rebellion, slaughter and political thurggery of the supporters of the party’s 2012 presidential candidate, Julius Maada Bio, who are also known as the “Paopa.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Shandong Iron & Steel Group, Major Player in Sierra Leone’s Economy -President Ernest Bai Koroma
His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma has referred to Shandong Iron and Steel Company as being important in Sierra Leone, serving as a major player in the country’s economy, and export earnings.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Freetown City Council and Goal Sierra Leone Launch Faecal Sludge Management Unit
As way of tackling liquid waste disposal, the Freetown City Council and Goal Sierra Leone have today, Wednesday 30th November 2016, launched the Faecal Sludge Management Unit at the Freetown City Council Conference Hall.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : iDT Labs Doles out Certificates and Computers to 69 Students
On Friday 2nd December 2016, the iDT Labs dished out 69 certificates and 69 computers to students who went through five days intensive computer training, at Hill Foday Drive, Hill Station, Freetown. The training lasted from Monday 28th November to Friday 2nd December 2016.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Wash Net-SL Engage Parliamentarians
WASH Net- SL has on Thursday 1st December 2016 held a joint Parliamentary Engagement at the administrative building in the House of Parliament. The meeting was pegged on the theme: “Enhancing Sector Financing and governance”.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Zainab Bangura Ends UN Contract to Return Home for Good
Hilary Clinton may have controversially lost the US Presidential elections after an illustrious political career spanning 30 years, but that has not dampened the spirit of one of her protégés, Zainab Hawa Bangura, to pursue her ambition to lead Sierra Leone in the near future.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : German Development Bank (KfW) Grants Over 10M USD Boost to NaCSA
2nd December, 2016. TheGerman Development Bank (KfW) Programme Appraisal Mission consisting of Dr. Frank Weiler (Team Leader, Governance West Africa) and Dr. Stefan Lindemann (Project Manager, Governance West Africa) have concluded a week long (27 Nov–2 Dec. 2016) mission in Sierra Leone for the promotion of the third phase of the Pro-Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation programme (GPC III) implemented by the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA).
Dec 6, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Onlime Celebrates 11th Anniversary
Onlime celebrates 11th anniversary in a colourful ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Aberdeen, in Freetown. The celebration took place the 2nd December 2016.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : LAB East Set to Host Legal Aid Providers
4/12/016: The Legal Aid Board in Kenema will be hosting Legal Aid Service providers in the Eastern Province to a consultative meeting on the Accreditation of Legal Aid Service Providers on Tuesday December 6th 2016 at the City Council Hall. This is the second of such consultative meeting by the Board after Freetown.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Kamarainba Speaks,"I will never form a Coalition with SLPP"
Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has said that his party will never form a coalition or alliance with the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) in any elections across the country.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister of Education Embarks on Nationwide Postmortem “Together we can move education forward’’ -Dr. Minkailu Bah Avers
A team from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), for the past few days has embarked on a nationwide postmortem.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SL Brewery Ltd. Unveils ‘the Big Boss’ Star Lager Beer
At the Bintumani Hotel Conference Hall, Aberdeen, Freetown, the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited officially launched ‘the big boss’ Star lager beer.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Agriculture Minister Launches ‘Feed the Future’ Project
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food Security- Professor Monty Jones has officially launched at the Bintumani Hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown, the “Feed the Future” project. The event occurred on Thursday 1st December 2016.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:04


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