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Sierra Leone News: KKY is NGC’s flag-bearer

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: KKY is NGC’s flag-bearer

All eyes were on the new kid on the block, the National Grand Coalition (NGC) this weekend as they elected their flag-bearer for the upcoming March 2018 election. On Saturday 11 November 2017, 69 members of the Interim National Trustee Council (INTC) of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) elected Kandeh Kolleh Yumkellah to be their[…]

Sierra Leone News: Our leaders don’t care about people with disabilities – Hawa Koroma

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Our leaders don’t care about people with disabilities – Hawa Koroma

The Manager of Opportunity Training Centre in Kenema, Hawa Koroma, a seamstress, said political leaders don’t care for people with disabilities. According to her, being disabled does not prevent them from being able to perform their various task as human beings. She continued, “The actions of leaders and other stakeholders in society are unfair towards[…]

Sierra Leone News: Mudslide relief camps to close

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Mudslide relief camps to close

After the landslide, mudslide and flooding on 14 August 2017, camps of tents were set up to house displaced people. The Office of National Security (ONS) over the weekend engaged with displaced victims at the various camps in Freetown on dispatch plans and procedures for the closing down of the camps on 15 November 2017.[…]

Sierra Leone News: Science and technology provides solutions to development challenges

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Science and technology provides solutions to development challenges

“Sciences, Technology and Innovation (STI) provide key answers to build peace and bolster sustainable development,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in her message. Under UNESCO auspices, the World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated worldwide on 10 November 2017. Integrated science is essential to strengthen[…]

Sierra Leone News: Traditional authorities throw support behind women aspirants

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Traditional authorities throw support behind women aspirants

Traditional authorities in Kailahun and Kenema have thrown their support for female aspirants seeking elective positions for the 2018 election. Speaking to the Deputy Mamie Queen of Luawa Chiefdom, Kailahun, Elizabeth Sowei Vandi, “Empowering women at this time is necessary considering the time men have dominated the governance process. Women have always been in the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Fostering cocoa, cashew and coffee production

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Fostering cocoa, cashew and coffee production

Small Holder Farmers are fostering agriculture and nutrition in eastern and northern Sierra Leone through nurseries and out-planting for improved varieties of cocoa, coffee, cashew and grafted fruit trees. The European Union, Welthungerhilfe Coopi and Inter Aid are funding the ProAct project which is targeting men and women with support to agriculture diversification while also[…]

Sierra Leone News: Teacher attrition affecting education on Sherbro Island

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Teacher attrition affecting education on Sherbro Island

Teachers need to be at the centre of educational reform but the Sherbro Island of Bonthe district is currently facing a serious case of teacher attrition. Teachers are leaving the profession, which puts education at risk. Without paid, qualified, competent teachers, children suffer… and the country suffers in the long run. The acting Principal of[…]

Sierra Leone News: Global food import bill rising in 2017 – FAO

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Global food import bill rising in 2017 – FAO

On 9 November 2017 the United Nations agriculture agency said that the cost of importing food is rising in 2017, driven by increased international demand for most food stuffs, as well as higher freight charges. While food commodity prices have been generally stable, the cost of importing food is forecast to rise 6% in 2017[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Participants at the just ended workshop on the use of satellite data for Ocean Health and fisheries have given a thumbs-up to the entire session as they said it featured four panel experts who addressed the state of the ocean and its impacts on Life and security. Attended by over 300 marine scientists, the delegates[…]

Sierra Leone News: President Koroma urged to leave ‘democratic legacy’ in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

President Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone has been urged to leave a ‘democratic legacy’ in the country as he steps down from power next year. The country is gearing up for what could turn out to be closely fought presidential, parliamentary and local elections in March 2018. The former Director-General of the UN Industrial Development[…]