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Government should make the Adeliza Showers report public

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We are heartened to say that the government’s continued silence on the Adeliza Showers report on the MAPPA/HANCI adoptions issue for which the commission of inquiry was commissioned should be made public. The report was to be processed three months ago and has attracted furious attention of the parents’ party who are foreseeing the delay […]

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Koidu Holdings boosts education in Tankoro

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Koidu Holdings on Saturday 24th March, 2012 handed over a newly constructed school building to the United Methodist Junior Secondary School at Kimbadu Town.  The program was chaired by Hon. Minister of Political Affairs Alhaji Alpha Kanu.  (Photo: United Methodist Junior Secondary School children) Paramount Chief Paul Saquee said in his welcome statement that the […]

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Hon Chericoco commissions three dams at Constituency 110

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The Honorable Member of Parliament for Constituency 110 Hon. Chernor Maju Bah has commissioned three mini water dams at Yazbeck, back of Hill Station over the weekend. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Hon Chericoco said he was happy to see smiles on people’s faces. He said he constructed the dams for his constituents as […]

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JS Keifala “We’re hand in glove with the Minister”

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Acting President of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Mr. Joseph Samba Keifala has told Sierra Express Media Sports that the entire members of the Sierra Leone Football Association have ironed out their differences with the Minister of Youth and Sport, Hon. Paul Kamara. JS Keifala made this pronouncement at the National Stadium before the commencement […]

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Promoting development in rural communities, UNIDO & UNODC sign MOU

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Whether it is in describing the relationship between industry and energy, industry and poverty or between industry and trade and industry and the environment, Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella of the United Nations Industrial Development Association (UNIDO) has always sought to promote industrial development around the world since his assumption of the Director General position.   (Photo: DG […]

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FC Kallon held to goalless draw in CAF match

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Sierra Leone’s CAF representative, FC Kallon were held to a goalless draw on Saturday by their Nigeria counterparts, Warri Wolves FC at the National Stadium in Freetown. The stadium was jam packed as Sierra Leoneans stormed the stadium in full support of FC Kallon who displayed a thrilling performance. It all ended in a goal […]

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Prison officer warns parents

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As part of his contribution to President Koroma’s war against the prevalence of bad morals of citizens, especially among the youthful population, the officer in charge Kono District Prisons, Mr. T. Conteh on Friday March 17, 2012 sent a stern warning to parents around the country to improve on their supervisory role over the current […]

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Mazola wants FA top job next month

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Football legend, Brima Mazola Kamara has told Sierra Express Media Sports that he has interest in contesting for the country’s FA presidency. Mazola said he will officially declare his intention next month to football stakeholders and would explain exactly what inspired him to throw his weight behind the race. The Chairman of Real Republicans FC […]

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Africell brings Thuraya Satellite Services to Salone

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What one would refer to as a major step in the development landscape of the country was manifested at the Obar Beach Bar and Restaurant during a cocktail dinner to mark the launching of Thuraya Services in Sierra Leone. The two services include the Thuraya single mode satellite only handset and the dual mode GSM/Satellite […]

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SLPP Councilor’s inauguration postponed

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The inauguration ceremony of Councilor Mohamed Kanu-Mansaray of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) that was supposed to be held last week Friday has been postponed to now take place later this month on March 31st. Mohamed Kanu-Mansaray is the councilor elect for ward 369, Constituency 106, an area covering Fourah Bay community and the […]

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SEM News Brief

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Grasshoppers invade Kambia farms – Over 200 farmers have complained the recent invasion of grasshoppers at Kamasasa, Madina, Kamawala and Bayamba in the Kambia District, Northern Sierra Leone. According to the farmers, the insects are now devouring their farms leading to them realizing a poor yield. According to the Exclusive Newspaper, Unisa Sesay a farmer […]

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SLPP’s Tamba Sam calls for extension of voters’ registration

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The main opposition, Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has urged government and the National Electoral Commissioner to extend the Biometric Voters’ Registration in gray areas. Honorable Musa Tamba Sam said the country has a good number of Sierra Leoneans who have very little or no education regarding the three months registration ultimatum. The main opposition […]

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JB Dauda clarifies arms importation allegation

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Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Joseph Bandabla Dauda, has said that the All People’s Congress (APC) Government has not imported arms and ammunition to equip a paramilitary force, as stated by the former Executive Representative of the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Michael Von Schulenburg, during the UN Security Council […]

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Senegal’s Wade admits presidential election loss

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Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade has admitted defeat in a run-off election to his rival Macky Sall, state media say.  (Photo; Macky Sall (right) owes his political career to Abdoulaye Wade) The president conceded in a telephone call to the former prime minister. Mr Wade had changed the constitution to be able to run for a […]

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Mali Coup leader speaks out

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The leader of a coup in Mali has told the BBC he is in complete control of the country and says his “door is open” for peace talks with Tuareg rebels.  (Photo: Capt Sanogo said vandalism was “not our mission, cause or objective”) Cap Amadou Sanogo told the BBC he overthrew the government on Wednesday […]

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