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Police officers of the Rogbaneh Police division in Bombali District have released on bail three persons accused of the attempted theft of 85 bags of World Food Programme (WFP)-supplied rice meant for those living under quarantine after having been exposed to Ebola. A WFP vehicle seized by police has been returned to the agency. WFP driver Edith Jeneba Kargbo, WFP Programme Assistant Momodu Kamara and Alpha Sesay have all been granted bail after having posted "reliable sureties". Last Sunday evening, civil society members in Makeni, including staff of the Health For All Coalition, seized a SALCOST Astra truck loaded with 69 50kg (110lb) bags of rice, and a WFP Land Cruiser Hilux loaded with 16 bags which had been transferred from the SALCOST truck along the Makeni Cemetery [...]
A pastor and an imam have been freed after spending a week at Pademba Road Prison for holding religious services during the three-day stay-at-home ordered under the State of Public Emergency as a measure to fight the deadly Ebola virus. Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No. 2 yesterday acquitted and discharged Pastor Zainab Cole, Imam Alpha Swarray, and others after police prosecutors decided not to go ahead with the case. Pastor Cole, Ilara Cole, Imam Swarray and Abdul Amin Kamara had each faced one count of being found in a public gathering, an offence under Regulation 15(1) of the Public Emergency Regulation of 2014. Police alleged that on Friday, 19 September and Sunday, 21 September, Imam Swarray and Pastor Cole had been found preaching in their mosque and church, [...]

The head coach of Weightlifting Association, Sonny Johnson has told Awoko Sports in an exclusive interview that his focus now is to have qualified athletes for the Olympic Games in Brazil 2016. He stated that as head coach his aim and objective is after the Ebola crisis in the country, he is going to embark[...]

Sierra Leone’s veteran striker, Mohamed Kallon may be the latest star to join the Indian Super League as the former Inter-Milan player is expected to sign a deal with Pune City FC. The former Inter-Milan and AS Monaco star is expected to undergo test with the India premier league side before a deal will be[...]

Wolverhampton Wonderers are hoping to negotiate a permanent deal for former Middlesbrough and Kansas City striker Kei Kamara subject to work permit. Boss Kenny Jackett is evaluating whether or not Kei will be the perfect option to replace Nouha Dicko after the striker was ruled with a hamstring injury. The 30-year-old former Middlesbrough striker Kei[...]

After months of intense political battle on the opposition bench of the House of Parliament, the outcome of stakeholders’ meetings held in Bo and Kenema has made it known that the Minority Leader, Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai has consented to withdraw her case from court on the understanding that the National Office withdraws its naming[...]

Minister of Defence Rtd. Palo Conteh in an exclusive interview told Awoko that the military is in charge of the Police Traning School (PTS) and they are doing very well in eradicating Ebola in the country. He said the military was called in to take care of the PTS holding center, after the three days,[...]

As the fight continues on the deadly Ebola virus, Lungi Airport has been exposed by the lack of capacity to withstand the pressure of supplies coming in. For the past month, many countries and agencies have been flying in materials to be used in the prevention and cure of Ebola, but the capacity of the[...]

Defence counsel Robert B kowa on Friday September 26 made a 'no case' submission during the court martial proceedings involving 14 military personal standing trial for alleged mutiny, presided over by Judge Advocate Otto During. The court martial proceeding was held at the Military headquarters Cockerill in Freetown, as the defence counsel and prosecution appealed to the Judge advocate for trial members to be excluded, when the 'no case' submission is being made. Prosecution counsel, Gerald Soyei in his appeal said that under the rubrics of submission, that when a case of no submission is made, the court martial requires that the jury or trial members should know nothing of the submission and with respect to them, he craved their indulgence to be sent out of the court while [...]

The Kandeh Yumkella Movement (KYK) on Friday 26th September 2014 received one thousand two hundred and seventy five (1,275) bags of rice from the Commodities Trading Company (CTC) to be donated to areas that have been affected by the deadly Ebola virus. According to sources in the movement, Dr. Yumkella is a would-be flag bearer[...]