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Sierra Leone News: Yumkella addresses state of education

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Yumkella addresses state of education

Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella lectured to a crowd of over 300 students, professors, and professionals on the state of Sierra Leone’s education system yesterday. His speech focused on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the education sector and the country’s current standing in key areas like quality of teachers and dropout rates. The National Students[…]

Sierra Leone News: 5 nurses leave for training in China

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: 5 nurses leave for training in China

Five Sierra Leonean nurses, working at the Jui hospital, left for People’s Republic of China for further technical training on Tuesday 18th July 2017. The five trainees are; Anthony Williams, Admire Sadie Mamedov, Regina Kumba Lansana, Munda Isaac Koroma and Mohamed Mansaray. Speaking during the farewell ceremony, the Medical Superintendent of the Jui hospital, Dr.[…]

Sierra Leone News: We should not leave the party but fight for it – SLPP Keili

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: We should not leave the party but fight for it – SLPP Keili

Second time flag-bearer aspirant for the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Andrew Keili has admitted that the Party has some problems. He urged, “People should stay within and fight to solve the problems. It’s difficult but then if we give up then our followers will do the same.” Explaining about the root causes of the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Creating safer communities for girls

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Creating safer communities for girls

Ejatu Sankoh, 17, battled with tears as she narrated her ordeal about her early motherhood experiences at age 15. Sankoh is now a mother of two, looking regretful and desperate. Sankoh said that her means of survival after her first baby is sleeping with men for money. “I support my family from money I get[…]

Sierra Leone News: PPASL Executive Director wins award

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: PPASL Executive Director wins award

The Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone (PPASL) David E. Williams has won the maiden, “Excellence Award on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights” given to staff by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Africa Region, based in Nairobi, Kenya, on 30 June 2017. This award honours an individual Member Association staff who has significantly[…]

Sierra Leone News: NATCOM mechanism detects SIM fraud

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A few days ago, the Chairman of the National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM), Momoh Konte, said, “They have detected 10,000 fake SIM cards in just one month. NATCOM has setup a system that detects fraud says the Director of Communications. He explained that the analytics show fake numbers from all the mobile networks. Airtel/Orange, Corporate Affairs[…]

Sierra Leone News: Transportation

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Transportation

I think I’ve heard more honking horns in the last month than I have through my entire life. Even as I write this sentence, a chorus of car horns is blaring outside the Awoko office. They start before I wake up and drift through my window as I go to bed. It took me a[…]

Sierra Leone News: Bafodea water abundance, wastage, scarcity

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A freshly-graded, cocoa-coloured, muddy road snaked through the dense undergrowth of the Wara Wara mountains of Kabala. The trail led to Bafodea town; a township with about 26,000 residents with only 12 public faucets most of which has no stops, hence water runs non-stop. According to locals, water wastage during the rains is huge. The[…]

Sierra Leone News: Kamarainba to declare assets publicly

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has said he will publicly declare his assets in October 2017. Mansaray said he believes that every presidential candidate should declare their assets at least 3-months to elections. “Every government official should also do that every year because that is the only[…]

Sierra Leone News: MP’s should be part of loan negotiations – Hon. Yokie

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

As a way of eliminating the existence of bad components in loan/grant agreements signed by the government and as a means of correcting the misconception of the public, one Member of Parliament (MP) said MPs should be part of loan negotiating teams. According to Hon. Foday Rado Yokie, of Constituency 068 Bo District, “Mostly, when[…]