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The voter registration process clocked 31 days on the 19th April. So far data collected (71%) show that 2.9 million voters have been registered. Western Area urban which covers the Capital Freetown and is arguably the most densely populated part of the country has topped the list of registered voters with 560,562 (100%) followed by[…]

Prospective presidential aspirant for the All Peoples Congress (APC) John Bonoh Sisay has disclosed that he has been holding an APC party membership card since 2006 and has been very active in support of President Koroma’s presidency since 2002. “When I hear people commenting on my membership I always laugh because I was not in[…]

Dr. Hou Quanzhong has told Awoko that he has been working as a traditional Chinese Medical doctor for 30 years, specialising in diagnosis and treatment of internal diseases, clinical working, teaching and research experience. Dr Hou said Traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) for the people of Sierra Leone, may be strange, but said it has been very[…]

The Church of Christ Primary School is one of the oldest schools in Tengbeh Town. It’s 25-years old and currently has about 600 students. But, the condition of the school is deplorable and unfavourable for learning. Head Teacher, Musu Walan, said, “Challenges are many in running this school. There has been no help coming forward.[…]

Youth and Child Advocacy Network (YACAN) in collaboration with Girls Advocacy Alliance Project (GAA) has recently met with community leaders and stakeholders of Dwazack community to discuss strategies for the empowerment of girls and young women. Hassan Fouad Kanu, Director of YACAN, acknowledged empowering the Dwazack community and this time they are there to implement[…]

26-year old, Alpha Amadu Bah, was arrested and detained at the Eastern Police Division in Freetown for allegedly sexually penetrating a 10-year old girl in December 2016. He was to appear before Magistrate Albert Moody at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court in Freetown, on Thursday 20 April 2017. However, the police prosecutor, Inspector S. Conteh informed the Court that Jalloh died while in the police custody at the Eastern Police Division. According to Conteh, the deceased committed suicide.  Magistrate Moody said since the accused was already dead, there was no need to proceed with investigations and therefore discharged the matter. Efforts to get information from the police as to the cause of death of Alpha Amadu Bah, were unsuccessful.  Conteh stated that the [...]
Ansumana Fofanah, 29, yesterday, was sent to the Male Correctional Centre for falsely obtaining over Le100 million from eight people. Fofanah falsely offered entry visas to Germany. The accused was arraigned before presiding Magistrate Binneh Kamara, of Court No.1. Fofanah was charged with eight charges ranging from Conspiracy to Defraud and Obtaining Money by False Pretence. Between 1 February and 28 March, 217, Fofanah, it is alleged, conspired with other unknown people to defraud would-be travellers; Fatmata Kargbo, Abubakarr Kanu, Bridjet S. Kamara, Fatmata Kanu, Osman Kallay, Hawa James, Amadu Kakay, Jennifer Kargbo and Taiwo Williams. The accused obtained the sum of Le19 million from Fatmata Kargbo, Le28 million from Abubakarr Kanu, almost Le4 million from Amadu Kakay, [...]
Sierra Leone is on course to conduct its fourth, post-war, Presidential and Legislative elections. To support free, fair and peaceful elections, the Standing Together for Democracy Consortium, on Thursday officially launched the campaign “Leave no one behind campaign,” at the AYV compound. The campaign, according to the consortium leader, Momoud Idriss Tarawalie, is to ensure inclusive political participation of all groups especial vulnerable groups. Tarawalie underscored the need for an inclusive political participation for a developed Sierra Leone. “The public engagement is an important part of the country's governance strengthening.” Tarawalie stated. “This will largely determine the country's path to full recovery, political stability and socio-economic [...]
Sierra hosted delegates from the four member states of the Mano River Union (MRU), Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Cote d' Ivoire on a two-day workshop to validate recent assessment reports on border health facilities across the sub region. The assessment studies were conducted in the four MRU countries. They focus on community health structures and networks to assess opportunities for the post-Ebola surveillance system. Across the sub-region, health facilities in border communities are in deplorable condition. Road networks are terrible. Health facilities are improper. Transportation systems are inefficient and health workers are insufficient. The Ebola outbreak in the sub-region exposed the weak health sectors across the region. The crisis served as an eye opener on the [...]
On Thursday 20 April, Mohamed Kamara, Aiah Komba, Vidal Kummick, Alpha Kamara, Kassim Sankoh, Mariama Kamara, Mabinty Mansaray, Fatmata Kargbo, Fatmata Kamara and Salamatu Bangura were arraigned before Magistrate Binneh Kamara for attacking and hurting staff of the National Tourist Board along Lumley beach in late March 2017. The men are also accused of damaging the building of the Tourist Board to the tune of millions of Leones. Windows were broken and the exterior façade was damaged. During their testimony to the Police, the accused men said the land where the Board building is situated is a family property that belongs to their family. While narrating their ordeal to the Police, the accused denied the allegations of damaging the building. The accused are charged with [...]