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War Victim Funds in big mess

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The War Victims’ Funds, which President Koroma launched in October of 2009 to restore war victims’ health and dignity is currently embroiled in a mess, Sierra Express Media is made to understand.  (Photo: suffering war victim, Salman Jalloh) The War Victims’ Funds were recommended in Section 7 (6) of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) […]

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Save Salman Jalloh’s life

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It could be recalled that October 2009 marks the launching of the War Victim’s Fund by President Koroma upon the backdrop of restoring the health and dignity of victims who suffered most the brunt of the eleven year civil war. Salman Jalloh a victim and a hero that survived seven bullets he sustained during the […]

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That which is in the head of Joseph Kamara

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Recent revelations made by the Anti Corruption Commissioner that they have received “transcript” & “uncut edition” of the timber documentary is laughable to an extent. With all the years of practice and bank of wealth of experience the ACC Commissioner accrued in his horsemanship at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, one thinks he should […]

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Waste Management GM speaks on their legality

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The General Manager of the Freetown Waste Management Company, Mr. Parker has disclosed to this reporter in an exclusive interview that they are solely responsible to take care of liquid waste in the country. Mr. Parker was responding to questions as to who is actually responsible to take care of the solid and liquid waste […]

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Mister Idiot: Money drought

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Cash drought? What an absurdity! No money in the banks but there are boxes filled in houses of government officials.  This is absolutely ridiculous. This is not a thing to laugh about. Banks are places where people take their money for safekeeping and transactions too.  Clients walk in there to transact with the banks with […]

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ACC admits receiving “transcript” & “uncut edition” of timber documentary from Aljazeera

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Joseph Fit John Kamara Commissioner of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has admitted receiving “quite a good volume of information from AIjazeera” on the now dubbed ‘Timergate’ documentary in Sierra Leone.  The commissioner disclosed that “significant progress has been made in the case “adding that they (ACC) have “received the transcript from the documentary, we’ve […]

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Youth President calls for rights of street children to be recognised

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The leader of Young Leaders-Sierra Leone, a nonpartisan youth advocacy group, has called for recognition of the rights of street children in Sierra Leone. Unisa Dizo-Conteh Jr. says: “Very often these children are treated as stray dogs who don’t have any rights.” “It’s high time our leaders and the entire society do the right thing […]

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Kissy All Stars vow to resist Blackpool today

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Kissy All Stars who are currently 12th in the Sierra Leone Premier League will battle over supremacy with 13th place Mighty Blackpool in a later kickoff at 19:00 hrs at the National Stadium, in Freetown. Both teams are having a poor start in this year’s Premier League campaign and are struggling to get off the […]

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Press Release – Justice Showers Commission of Inquiry

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Freetown, 13th April, 2012 – The Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice today circulated A Government White-Paper addressing the critical issues and recommendations of the Justice Showers Commission of Inquiry into the HANCI-MAPS adoption. It should be noted that in 1997 a Non-Governmental Organization HANCI-MAPS, purported to have adopted 29 children from […]

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Non Violence Gala commences in grand style

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The Grassfield Non-Violence and Awareness Raising Gala commenced on Wednesday April 11th with Wilberforce FC taking a narrow lead against Grassfield FC in a 1-0 score line.  The lone goal was provided by James Beattie mid second half. A fascinating first half of play ended 0-0 before Wilberforce FC proved to be the better side […]

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UN Security Council stresses that Sierra Leone Government has the primary responsibility to protect and defend the country

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April 12, 2012 – The United Nations Security Council has emphasized the Sierra Leone Government’s “primary responsibility  for peacebuilding, security and long-term development in the country.”  In a statement from the President of the Security Council to conclude the recent quarterly session on the situation in Sierra Leone, the Security Council also noted “the steady […]

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