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John Benjamin attacks N’yuma

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The chairman and leader of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party, (SLPP) John Oponjo Benjamin (JOB) has told Sierra Express Media in an interview that the defection of Tom N’yuma to the ruling APC does not come to senior members of the  Sierra Leone People’s Party as a surprise.  (Photo: John Oponjo Benjamin) Mr. Benjamin said […]

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WIMSAL holds forum on Islam & journalism

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Women in the Media–Sierra Leone held a joint day-long forum on Islam, Journalism and Development over the weekend at the cultural consulate of the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 25 Howe Street, Freetown. Speaking during the occasion, Salmata Bah of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation, who chaired the occasion, commended the executive of […]

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NDA Gears for more female representation

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Women of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) have been entertaining confidence in the field match the party provided them to fill the vacuum of 30% quota, the laws of Sierra Leone awards their representation.  (Photo: Chairlady Mama Joe of the Waterloo NDA women’s branch) Following developments in the build up to the November polls, women in […]

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Still on the arms deal

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Lots of apprehension is held of late in Sierra Leone about the Government’s recent procurement of a cache of arms and ammunitions to arm the police ahead of the November pools. With reference to the sensitivity of such development, the Sierra Leone police came in for a scolding for their recent past displays of unprofessional […]

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Paris is none of your blackmailers

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Station Manager of Universal Radio, Josiah Paris would not be blackmailed and is not in for any bashing pool of ridicule.  He is a man of a responsible adult life and none of your hawkers around the merry den who love to always prey feast on people’s misfortunes.  His case of press attacks is unfortunate […]

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Four to raise funds for Salone Children

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In a bid to address the plights faced by street children and children diagnosed with various ailments in the country, a humanitarian group called “Toure de Leone” has commenced a five day cycling race to raise funds for one of HANCI’s UK partners Street Child of Sierra Leone {SCoSL} and the Magbenteh Hospital in Makeni. […]

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Police Constable Mansaray Dies

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Police Constable 13211 Mansaray M met his untimely death on Friday March 9 in a raid of a wounding suspect at the Mabella community. The suspect, Abu Bakarr Kamara of 35 Hagan Street, Freetown was reported to have stabbed Issa Bangura of 33 Hagan Street in the same community at about 6:30 in the morning. […]

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Chericoco implores hardworking youths

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Honorable Chernor Bah (aka) Chericoco inspired the youth folks over the weekend in his keynote address at a meeting organized by Action for Progress hosted at Dr. Lahai Tailor’s residence, Brookfields, Freetown. Speaking in the capacity of a guest speaker, Bah educated the youths on the biometric voter registration process and warned them against involving […]

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SEM News Brief

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Bio pays SLPP Rent – Flag-bearer of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party, Julius Maada Bio has saved an eviction order for his party by paying their Le 25 million rent. Bio paid the SLPP’s eastern regional office rent last week Friday and saved his party’s the embarrassment of being evicted. Parties boycott national debate […]

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President Koroma’s call for ICC is imminent

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The past 11 years of devastating war led to the wanton destruction of the fabric of the Sierra Leonean society. Today, the unspeakable glimpses of people roaming around the country with limbs chopped off and those with amputated legs depict the “egregious” human rights abuses that accompanied the brutal conflict. It took a considerable number […]

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Ex-Ports Workers call on ombudsman

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Ex–workers of the Sierra Leone Port Authority have accused the ombudsman of being responsible over their current suffering situation. Emmanuel Sandy and six other former workers of the Sierra Leone Ports Authority Security Division complained that they were sacked on November 6, 2007 without substantial reasons. Emmanuel Sandy said they took the issue to the […]

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Isha’s Dream – Lighting up lives in Sierra Leone

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A very excited Isha Daramy-Kabia called me from Sierra Leone today. Isha is a midwife I met in December through the Global Women’s Leadership Network and the driving force behind our recent excursion to Sierra Leone. If you ever meet Isha, you’ll learn that it’s just about impossible to turn her down. Isha has impeccable […]

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Tourism is a catalyst to address youth unemployment – Cecil Williams

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Sierra Leone has once again participated in the World’s leading International Travel Trade Fair (ITB) in Berlin, Germany.  The ITB is a platform for trade visitors, business partners and tour operators across the globe. It is aimed at encouraging individual countries to exhibit their touristic potentials in an effort to attract meaningful investors.  (Photo: Mr […]

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Liberia resumes Roberts Flight Information System; Guinea, Sierra Leone to benefit from Airspace Communication

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Following years of infrastructural breakdown, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has dedicated a multimillion-dollar regional information system. The Roberts Flight Information Regional System is a modern international aviation communication system, usually used by countries to communicate with aircrafts flying within their airspace.   (Photo: President Sirleaf cutting ribbons to the new facilities) Prior to the civil conflict, Liberia hosted […]

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NY health workers rally to save Kingsboro Psychiatric Hospital in Brooklyn

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Approximately, 300 employees at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center and SUNY’s Downstate University Hospital of Brooklyn were joined by elected officials, trade unionists and community activists to protest against the proposed closure of the psychiatric center. The protesters, an amalgam of New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF), United University Professions (UUP) and the Civil Service Employees […]

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