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Sierra Leone News: Commission of Inquiry Youth farm landowners break silence

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Commission of Inquiry Youth farm landowners break silence

The three elderly, family heads and ceremonial chiefs from Masourie, Masalia and Benkeh Curve in the Koya Chiefdom, Port Loko District, on Thursday 14 March 2019, told Commissioner Biobele Georgewill that they did not sell their 250-hectares of land to the Ministry of Youth Affairs. All three Chiefs spoke Temne through an interpreter into English. Pa[…]

Sierra Leone News: RSLAF female Cadet, recruit training underway

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: RSLAF female Cadet, recruit training underway

After nearly three months of written exams, physical tests, medicals and interviews, 329 female officer cadets and soldier recruits finally arrived at the Armed Forces Training Centre (AFTC) in Benguema over the weekend. The recruits will begin up to six-months of training before taking up their places in the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces[…]

Sierra Leone News: Justice Thompson to rule on adaptation of penal sections of CAP 54

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Justice Thompson to rule on adaptation of penal sections of CAP 54

The State on Monday 11 March, 2018 made an application for the adaptation of certain provisions in CAP 54 of the Laws of Sierra Leone as amended by Act No.1 of 1982, which is the Commission of Inquiry (COI) Act. Justice Bankole Thompson is expected to rule on the said application today Thursday, 14 March, 2019[…]

Sierra Leone News: COI cannot deal with criminal proceedings –Lawyer Dumbuya

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: COI cannot deal with criminal proceedings –Lawyer Dumbuya

Lawyer representing the interested persons has argued that the Commission of Inquiry (COI) cannot adjudicate on criminal proceedings as its mandate is to gather evidence and present it to the President who will in turn take those recommendations to the High Court for enforcement. He was reacting to the application made by the State for the[…]

Sierra Leone News: West African States meet to discuss pharmacy education

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: West African States meet to discuss pharmacy education

Five West African member states of the West African Post Graduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) are in Sierra Leone to attend its 31st Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium. Held at the Freetown International Conference Center at Aberdeen, members of the WAPCP including new inductees will spend four days in Sierra Leone to discuss a paradigm shift[…]

Sierra Leone News: Brazil’s Charge d’Affaire visits cocoa farmers in the East

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Brazil’s Charge d’Affaire visits cocoa farmers in the East

The Charge d’Affaires in the Embassy of Brazil for Sierra Leone, Kaiser Araujo, visited cocoa farms in Kenema and Kailahun Districts to learn from farmers and to personally observe the grounds. The Brazil Charge d’Affaire, Kaiser Araujo, said they work with third parties instead of bilateral programs as often they bring in partners from other developing[…]

Sierra Leone News: China supplies new equipment to Parliament

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: China supplies new equipment to Parliament

Parliamentarians, staff and members of the public have commended the Chinese government for their support to Parliament saying they have brought it up to international standards. The Opposition Leader in Parliament, Hon. Chernor Maju Bah, said the refurbishment of the House was long overdue but they are happy that the Chinese government has come to their[…]

Sierra Leone News: At Commission of Inquiry Lawyer Dumbuya questions Performance Audit Report on Fertilizer

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: At Commission of Inquiry Lawyer Dumbuya questions Performance Audit Report on Fertilizer

Counsel for persons of interests (POIs) Lawyer Lansana Dumbuya has informed the Commission 65 that as it is now exhibit X-1-62, in terms of investigating can only guide it, “but it is not a gospel truth and we will prove this to the Commission.” According to him the problem he has with the said exhibit which[…]

Sierra Leone News: Counsel at COI 65 complain of constraints to access documentary evidence

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Counsel at COI 65 complain of constraints to access documentary evidence

Counsels for both sides at Commission of Inquiry (COI) 65 have complained to presiding Judge Bankole Thompson of their constraints in accessing documentary evidence that they may require to present their case. Lawyer for the person of interest (POI) Lansana Dumbuya said that it is not fair to his clients as if they try to contact[…]

Sierra Leone News: MRU calls for harmonious biometric ID cards

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: MRU calls for harmonious biometric ID cards

The Mano River Union (MRU) organized a two-day conference on the way forward towards harmonizing the four countries economy through security, peace, and biometric ID cards, with the UNDP. The Mano River Union an intergovernmental organization established on October 3, 1973, by a declaration signed by the President of Sierra Leone and Liberia. It was expanded[…]