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The Minister of Finance representing the government of Sierra Leone, Dr. Kaifala Marah has signed the contract for the construction of the Bandajuma to Liberia highway with the Regional Director of Compagnie Sahelienne D’Enterprises (CSE), Mamadou Demba Sow yesterday at the Vice President’s office. In his short address before the signing ceremony, VP Victor Foh[…]

The Director of Communications of the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has told Awoko that they have no evidence that ebola graves were among the 250 that were robbed. He made this disclosure yesterday as the last four people in quarantine were being released in Magburaka. Mr. Tunis said he heard the news and[…]

Whiles school children especially girls in Magburaka are suffering while accessing clean drinking water during launch time, away from schools some residents in the township are busy burning SALWACO water pipes that supply water from the main reservoirs to stand posts and houses. This is the second time locals in Magburaka town are burning water[…]

After 28 days in quarantine the last four high risk family members of late Marie Jalloh were yesterday Thursday 11th February 2016 released to unite with other family members in a very low key as was expected to be the country’s last suspected Ebola cases. What was expected by many residents in Tonkolili district especially[…]

In Sierra Leone, the most popular African sauce is cassava leaves’. This is a traditional meal that men especially fall in love with. A friend once said that” Cassava leaves’ is the key to a man’s heart”. This however has proven to be true because this particular sauce has capsized so many relationships and has[…]

As part of its charity fulfillment, Rotary International of Freetown yesterday doled out cash support to 21 deserving students in Freetown. Held at the Bank of Sierra Leone Complex, Kingtom, Rotarians after their weekly meeting to discuss the way forward on how the charity can continue its work to save humanity, a short but impressive[…]

As Prosecution and Defense Counsel struggled to determine the cause of death of Bankole Turay, Prosecution Witness Ibrahim Kamara said the deceased insistently refused to be taken to Emergency Hospital after he had fights with the accused, Cornelius Decker and Omolabi Decker. Ibrahim Kamara, on 10th February 2016, explained to Magistrate Abou Bhakarr Binneh Kamara that he recalled 25th October 2015 when he came home from work and met Bankole Turay (deceased) arguing bitterly with accused, Cornelius Decker. The witness further said that Cornelius complained that Bankole has been insulting him the whole of day, and on that note the witness said he cautioned the deceased to stop insulting the accused and admonished him that “he is your elder and should respect him”. He also [...]
As he receives the discharge of his case through the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board, Zachariah Koroma yesterday told Awoko Newspaper that he became blind while incarcerated at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre. While he was telling his story, the 49 year old mason said in 2014, he was falsely accused of killing the child of one Esther Conteh, a lady with whom he shared apartment. He said based on this accusation he was arrested and taken to the Waterloo Police Station. At the police station “I was asked to bail myself. My brother in law bailed me,” he explained. He went on to say that as he was returning home he was told that the remains of the child have been found in one of the wells. “I was confronted by people from the neighbourhood who threatened to torture [...]
As part of its mandate to capacitate youths and create employment in the country, the National Youth Commission (NAYCOM) yesterday at St. Anthony's Hall, certified two hundred and three (203) interns following the completion of the Commission's Internship Programme (GIP). It could be recalled that NAYCOM was established on the behest of President Ernest Bai Koroma during his inaugural speech in 2012 that youth of the country be trained in various fields of endeavors as potential leaders and partners in nation building. By way of complementing this request aimed at transforming the lives of youth through job creation and other forms of empowerment, the Minister of Youth, Alimamy Koroma, on February 2nd 2016 presented the National Youth Service Act 2015 to Parliament and was [...]

Somen Debnath, an Indian national is in “Around the World Bicycle Tour Program seminars on Indian culture and awareness of HIV/AIDS”, which began on May 27th 2004. Sierra Leone is the 117th countries he has visited so far. Debnath stated that since 2004-2006 he has travelled through 28 states and five Union Territories of India.[…]