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President Ernest Bai Koroma has said that the security sector must remain vigilant and work harder. He made this statement at the Miatta Conference hall Youyi Building while formally launching the second security sector review report for Sierra Leone 2012-2022. The president continued by saying that the security service has experienced tremendous transformation and has[...]

The University of Sierra Leone together with the Sierra Leone Institute of Architecture is currently in dialogue with the London Metropolitan University for the establishment of a School of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering, Fourah Bay College. The establishment of the Architecture School is aimed at training and producing quality personnel in the field[...]

A trawler belonging to the Peninsular Fishing and Chung Gang Fishing Company over the weekend just five nautical miles from Kent was razed by fire. The 70 feet long vessel named ‘OSITO 89′ which was still smouldering as at yesterday afternoon is reported to have off-loaded all its catch and also discharged the Sierra Leonean[...]

Sierra Rutile Limited (SRL) after going through lots of challenges the mine is stable again and life has returned to the once beautiful Momimbi and its environs. Few days ago Rutile had the opportunity to make one big shipment of 16,000 Tonnes of Rutile to Saudi Arabia. This shipment showed that the mine is getting[...]

As a way of showcasing the real cultures of the country, one of the Commissioners in the Monument and Relics Commission, Professor C. Magbaily-Fyle, during the official opening ceremony of the third national annual cultural festival in Bo on Friday by the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Peter Bayuku Konteh, stated that culture should be included in the school curriculum The reason for this suggestion according to the Commissioner is for the people of Sierra Leone to enjoy, embrace, respect and think one way about their culture as a way of love which is diversified by the different ways of dressing, adding that people should be proud and try to give the same respect to their dressing as they did to foreign cultures when attending public functions which others will [...]
Like that of many African countries, Sierra Leone's relationship with China is of long standing. Diplomatic ties were first built in 1971 against the backdrop of Cold War politics and Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong's 'cultural revolution'. On 29 July 1971 the two countries signed a communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations. Only three months afterwards Sierra Leone voted in favour of UN General Assembly Resolution 2758, which recognises the PRC as the only legitimate representative of China in the UN. In the early 1970s Sierra Leonean politicians praised communal farming and many other practices based on the Chinese model. Sierra Leone never lived up to its ephemeral communist slogans, but nevertheless managed to become, in per capita terms, one of the [...]
The chairman of Southern Region Football Association, Samuel Kamara has told this medium that he is very happy with the Bo Stadium and confessed that the Chinese company did a wonderful job. He said with the construction of the Bo stadium, not all international matches will be played at the National Stadium as the Bo Stadium will be used as an alternative to let the provinces get a glimpse of football. He also mentioned that in some cases, international matches are played at the Wusum Stadium which he said is good for spreading the game. The Bo District Council Chairman, Joseph Bindi in his own contribution said that the day was unique for the people of Bo and the country as a whole. He stated that the running of the stadium is the responsibility of the Sports Ministry, and [...]
A group of young Sierra Leoneans has awarded Awoko Newspaper as the best print media of the year 2013 in recognition of the outstanding contribution of the paper to national development. National Youth for Attitudinal and Behavioral Change (NYABEC SL) yesterday afternoon made the presentation at the Awoko office. According to the President of the National Youth for Attitudinal and Behavioral Change, David Hindolo Conteh Awoko Newspaper was selected among others based on its independent and ethical editorial standards maintained over the years. Conteh explained that Awoko Newspaper has not been politically biased in its publications and more importantly prioritises human interest issues by unearthing problems affecting deprived communities in the country. Substantiating the [...]
A Six-day coaching course for grassroot football coaches organized by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), will start on April 28 2014 at the Football Academy in Kingtom. SLFA Technical Director John Jebbor Sherrington confirmed that 100 participants from across the country are expected to take part in the course which will end on May 3rd, 2014. He said the SLFA has sent out application forms to all regional FA Chairmen to issue out to interested coaches of Division one and two teams, as well as those in the non-division football teams. John Jebbor Sherrington said the SLFA will make available equipment needed to make the course a success and encourages grassroot coaches to make good use of the opportunity. By Bernard Turay Wednesday April 23, 2014
Beach Volleyball Director of Sierra Leone Volleyball Association Sorie Kamara told this Medium that today Wednesday April 23rd they are going to present both male and female U-19 teams that qualify for the Youth Olympic Games slated for 16-28 of August 2014 in China. He stated that the presentation will be done to the National Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Sports, Paul Kamara at his Bishop House Office, National Stadium in Freetown. The Beach director said qualifying both male and female teams in such a major competition is a big achievement not only for the association but for the country as a whole. He said the male team won the competition by defeating the host Ghana by two sets to one (2-1) and the female side was ranked third after they defeated the host by the [...]