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Maada Bio honoured at John Utaka Foundation launching for children and youths

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Despite his busy schedules this week to meet with western diplomats, UK government officials, and to prepare for his maiden international speech at the Chatham House on Thursday 10th May, Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio took time off to grace the formal launching ceremony of the John Utaka foundation at the banquet hall of the […]

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Fifa rates Sierra Leone above Nigeria

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South Africa were the biggest African risers in the Fifa rankings this month, edging up four places to 67th spot. Elsewhere, Sierra Leone rose two places to 61st spot, to lie above Nigeria (63) for the first time in their history. “We are ranked now among elite nations and that is very good news for […]

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12 year old found dead in Kenema

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12 year old Gamoh Bawoh of 7 Second Street, Kenema, was on Wednesday 9th May, 2012 found dead in a swamp at the back of Holy Roses Secondary School (HRSS) building in Kenema. Speaking to this press, a man who described himself as the father of the deceased, Mr. Abdul Bawoh, said that he came […]

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Viridis Africa 2012, where entrepreneurs and innovators meet with green investors

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Following on the success of the launch of Viridis Africa 2011, where more than 20 major investment opportunities were presented to prospective investors, Viridis Africa is now soliciting business plans in the clean tech industry from entrepreneurs seeking funding to turn their projects to account. Viridis Africa as its name suggests in Latin, is about investment […]

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China commends Sierra Leone’s democratic credentials

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Sierra Leone, once known for her history of a decade long civil war, has once again come under the spotlight, but this time, with positive commendations from the world’s second largest economy, the People’s Republic of China for her steady progress in the maintenance of democratic principles and good governance as well as for her […]

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Voting the APC out of power in Sierra Leone is a national service – Maada Bio

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Rtd. Julius Maada Bio continues to woo Sierra Leoneans in the UK and on Monday he made this statement to hundreds of Sierra Leoneans in Reading as he was mobilising them for the November 2012 elections.  In Reading, the Flag bearer launched two new SLPP chapters – Reading and Bristol – of the United Kingdom […]

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Australia celebrates Sierra Leone Independence in grand style

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Sierra Leoneans in New South Wales (NSW) in Australia have once more hit the headlines with another grand-style celebration of their country’s Independence from British colonial rule. For the past few years, those Independence celebrations had only been characterized by pomp and pageantry but, this year, the Sierra Leone Community Council (SLCC) in Sydney, which […]

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NaCSA forms Self–Help Groups in Poor communities

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The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has adopted a new approach in its Strides to Alleviate Poverty in Sierra Leone by forming Self-Help Affinity Groups (SAGs) in poor communities for socio economic development and improved livelihood.  (Photo: NaCSA staff forming Self –Help Groups in poor communities in Bombali District ) Two trainers from Mysore […]

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AfriNIC to host the first African Internet Summit

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AfriNIC-16: 12th – 18th May 2012, Serekunda, Gambia Mauritius, 9th May 2012 – AfriNIC-16, the African Network Information Centre’s (AfriNIC) 16th bi-annual meeting together with AfNOG (The African Network Operators Group) will take place in Serekunda, The Gambia from the 12th – 18th May 2012.  This year our Public Policy Meeting will host among others […]

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AU Commissioner urges continent to implement PIDA

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Cape Town South Africa, 9 May 2012- The African Union Commission has called for the implementation of energy related projects, in particular those related to the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). This is because PIDA, through its institutional architecture, will develop efficient, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly infrastructure for the physical integration of […]

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Land tussle grips Marampa

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Beneficiaries constituted as the Land Owners Association in the Northern town of Lunsar’s seven sections and surrounding nine villages, have voiced concern over their entitlement in the proceeds emanating from surface fees the London Mining Company pays to land owner beneficiaries. In a tour of the Marampa Chiefdom’s iron-ore rich area, in the Lunsar Township, […]

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Airtel Friendzy winners off to see Manchester United

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Airtel, a giant mobile company in Sierra Leone has yet again put smiles on the faces of Mr. Mohamed Lamin Massaquoi who works in the Office of the National Security, and Dr. Philip Acquaye an expatriate who works in transport and aviation. Abdul Kuyateh of the Marketing Department said, “Airtel intends to be a development […]

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Airtel partners with Sierra Leone Red Cross Society

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As part of their corporate social responsibility, Airtel has partnered with Sierra Leone’s Red Cross Society 50th anniversary celebration by giving them a toll free line for their disaster management.  The toll free line number is 300 from any Airtel line. Chairman of the anniversary celebration Dr. Joe A. D. Alie said in his opening […]

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IMC Press Release

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From: Executive Secretary, IMC To: All Station Managers and Managing Editors The Independent Media commission (IMC) wishes to inform the general public that the media organization/practitioners who were fined for contravention of various sections of the IMC Code of Practice have all paid their fines. The Commission wishes to remind all media practitioners that any […]

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Mazola donates to KAIDFA

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One of the aspirants for the July 2012 FA Presidential position, Mr. Brima Mazola Kamara, on Saturday 5th May 2012 donated an assortment of football equipment to the Chairman of the Kailahun District Football Association, Mr. Stanley Maya Kaikai on behalf of the District. The programme was hosted at the popular Luawa Resort Hotel complex […]

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