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Sierra Leone News: Flooding in Kabala displace 95 people

Friday, August 26th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Flooding in Kabala displace 95 people

Ninety-Five (95) people at ‘One mile’ were left homeless and without properties after heavy rains destroyed houses and carted away properties worth millions of Leones on Sunday Night 22nd August 2016. The rain came in two intervals resulting in the loss of properties, damage to people and displacing children, women and the aged. It was[…]

Sierra Leone News: UBA re-admitted into FX market

Friday, August 26th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: UBA re-admitted into FX market

The Group Managing Director of the United Bank of Africa (UBA), Kennedy Uzoka has disclosed that the Bank has been re-admitted into the Forex (FX) Market few hours after its suspension by the Central Bank of Nigeria. In a release by the Central Bank of Africa, it confirmed that the UBA Plc “has remitted all[…]

Sierra Leone News: Over 40 Student to study in China

Friday, August 26th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Over 40 Student to study in China

The Government of China through their embassy has awarded scholarship to 49 students from various Universities and Colleges in Sierra Leone to pursue their postgraduate and PHD studies. The 49 students were unveiled on Wednesday at Bintumani Hotel during the celebration of Sino-Sierra Leone Alumni Association (SISLAA) and symposium marking the 45th year of excellent[…]

Sierra Leone News: Measles Campaign hits 97.3% coverage

Friday, August 26th, 2016

As a result of the Measles Reactive Campaign, held between April and May this year, the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) reported a national coverage of 97.3%. Speaking to Awoko, the Program Manager on EPI, Dr Dennis Marke stated that various age groups were targeted during the exercise. He noted that from age 6-11 months,[…]

Sierra Leone News: Military officer, 11 others arrested for armed robbery in Bo

Friday, August 26th, 2016

The Southern Regional Media and Public Relations Officer of the Sierra Leone Police has disclosed that about twelve people including a military officer are in their custody for investigation on suspicion that they have been terrorizing the people of Bo allegedly as armed robbers. Inspector Bobson Senu told AWOKO that for the past days this[…]

Sierra Leone News: CGG organises symposium on corruption

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) on Wednesday organised a dialogue forum on corruption practice, at the civil service training college at State Avenue in Freetown. The symposium brought together members of the judiciary, civil society, the Ministry of Justice, and the Anti-corruption commission to discuss the way forward on how to tackle corruption, on the[…]

Visiting Culture Radio, Sierra Leone’s “attack dog”

Friday, August 26th, 2016

On Wednesday evening I talked to Theophilus Gbenda, Project Coordinator for Culture Radio, a community radio station in Freetown. Culture Radio proudly displays its Rastafarian identity with the red, green and gold lettering on the metal gate of the house that serves as its headquarters. Culture Radio has a pan-African, black consciousness focus, Gbenda explained.[…]

Sierra Loene News: LAC murder trial… Defence lawyer says DPP’s case is ‘doubtful and unreliable’

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Ismael Phillip Mammie defending Baimba Moi Foray alias LAC in the ongoing murder trial of Sydney Buckle Jnr alias DJ Clef, vehemently condemned evidences and exhibits presented in Court by the Director of Prosecution (DPP) as unreliable, controversial and lies aimed at smearing his client’s name. Mammie made these statements on his final address before[…]

Sierra Loene News: EU supports NEW with €314,000 for 2018 elections monitoring

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

The European Union (EU) Delegation to Sierra Leone, under the European Instrument for Human Rights and Democracy (EIDHR), will support the National Elections Watch (NEW towards effective elections observation through a grant contract of some EUR 314,000. NEW is a nation-wide umbrella body of civil society organizations according to a press release by the EU[…]

Sierra Loene News: FAHP express frustration to endorse the strategy for the reduction of FGC

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

The Chairperson of the Forum Against Harmful Practices (FAHP) Salamatu Martha Kamara has expressed her organisations’ frustration for failure to approve the National Strategy for the Reduction of Female Genital Cutting (FGC). Kamara said the Strategy was developed together with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs but that since the Minister took[…]