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African Minerals take five to court

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African Minerals Limited has taken five people Mohamed Fofanah, George Sesay, Sambia Thaimu Sheriff, Idrissa Kamara and Ibrahim Umaru Solomon Koroma, to court. These accused persons on Tuesday 1st April 2014 at Court No. 2 of magistrate Komba Kamanda in the Republic of Sierra Leone charged with two counts each. Count 1: Conspiracy contrary to law […]

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World Bank to help Sierra Leone build social safety net benefiting thousands of poor households

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WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved support for Sierra Leone’s efforts to create a strong social safety net system that will identify and assist poor and vulnerable households, beginning with a pilot program covering four districts and 12,000 households. The IDA* grant of US$7 million to the […]

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Parliament sets up committee to probe NGOs

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Freetown, March 27 (SLENA) – This past Tuesday, parliament set up an eight man committee to investigate non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations for monies that were spent. It will be recalled that parliament recently announced its intention to investigate organizations. Rightly so, during Tuesday’s sittings the special Select Committee was read out to be […]

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Ministry, SLRTA Brace For WARSO Conference

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The Ministry of Transport and Aviation in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA) will from 7th to 11th April, 2014 host the West Africa Road Safety Organization (WARSO) Conference at the Bintumani Hotel Aberdeen and Miatta Conference Halls, respectively. On the Theme: ‘Achieving the Africa Action Plan on Road Safety through Intraregional […]

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World Water Day Statement from WASH-Net Sierra Leone

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March 23, 2014 – Mr. Chairman; His Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Representative of His Excellency the President, Hon. Ministers of Water Resources, Health & Sanitation, AfDB Representative, the World Bank, DfID development partners, colleagues in the civil society, the fourth estate, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I bring you all greetings from WASH-Net, but more […]

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Mayor Gibson commends WAEC

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His Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Franklyn Bode Gibson, has commended the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) for coming together to organize a conference that aims to improve education in West Africa.  (Mayor Franklyn Bode Gibson handing over the city keys to WAEC Regional Chairman) WAEC is holding its 62nd Regional Conference in Sierra Leone […]

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PPRC Dialogues with Guild of Editors

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The Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) chairman, Justice Maithand Thola Thompson on Wednesday March 19th 2014 met with the Guild of Editors at PPRC head office at OAU drive Tower Hill, Freetown, Justice Thola Thompson disclosed that the mandate of the commission has the constitutional provision for the establishment of the political parties Registration Commission […]

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Special measures now in place at Lungi airport

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Freetown, March 19 (SLENA) – Following the recent cancellation of flights by British and Kenya Airways, respectively, the Chairman of the National Commission for Privatization (NCP) has placed the management of the Sierra Leone Airport Authority (SLAA) under what he referred to as special measures in order to ensure the efficient delivery of services to […]

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Finance ministry commissions credit rating strategy

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Freetown, March 20 (SLENA) – The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development last week Thursday commissioned Standard Chartered Bank, Sierra Leone to assist in the implementation of a credit rating strategy aimed at giving Sierra Leone the opportunity to access global capital credit market. In his opening statement, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr […]

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“President Kabbah is a great giant of democracy and peace” says President Ernest Bai Koroma

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President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has described the late President Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah as a great giant for the partnership for peace and democracy in Sierra Leone. He made this statement on the occasion of the laying-out ceremony for the former President at the State Hall of Parliament Building, Tower Hill, Freetown. “We are […]

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Maada Bio to attend late President Kabbah’s funeral

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The Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio (in photo) has confirmed that he will be travelling to Freetown to honour the late President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah who will be laid to rest on Sunday, 23rd March 2014. Speaking to me on his decision to travel to Freetown for the funeral, the Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio […]

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SLRTA trains judicial drivers

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The Sierra Leone Road Transport Association (SLRTA) in collaboration with the Judicial and Legal Training Institute of Sierra Leone on Thursday 20th March 2014 commenced a two day drivers training session for judicial drivers. The training which was held at the Headquarters of the SLRTA at kissy road in Freetown attracted over twenty participants/trainees.  (Photo: […]

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Validation of the Draft National Anti-Corruption Strategy ends in Makeni

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In a bid to ensuring that the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2014-2018 reflects the views of the people of Sierra Leone, representatives from government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Civil Society and the Media have on Monday 17th March 2014 ended a validation exercise at the Sierra Leone Teachers Union Hall in Makeni.  (Photo: ACC Regional […]

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Re – ‘Ban on right hand-drive vehicles effective 1st Sept. 2014’

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With reference to the Public Relations Officer of the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA), Abdul Karim Dumbuya, in promoting his so called accident-free Sierra Leone with special focuses on ban on right hand-drive vehicles, In my view, Abdul Karim Dumbuya should have kept himself busy repairing pot holes in the entire road network in […]

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Statement by the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General on the death of former President Kabbah

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The Executive Representative of the Secretary-General is saddened by the death of former President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone on 13 March 2014. He offers his condolences to the bereaved family, the Government and people of Sierra Leone. President Kabbah will be remembered as a dedicated statesman who demonstrated leadership during and after Sierra […]

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