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Sierra Leone News: UNFPA signs MoU with Soweis to abandon Bondo Society

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: UNFPA signs MoU with Soweis to abandon Bondo Society

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Soweis, councillors, paramount chiefs and section chiefs on the abandonment of harmful traditional practices including Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) commonly known as “bondo” and child marriage. This was disclosed during their partnership meeting to discuss UNFPA 2015 Report titled: Saving Lives[…]

Sierra Leone News:Pharmacy Board SL destroys Le778m worth of drugs

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Sierra Leone News:Pharmacy Board SL destroys Le778m worth of drugs

At Burmeh dump site in Freetown, the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone yesterday destroyed seven hundred and seventy eight million Leones (Le 778,000,000) worth of drugs. While she was addressing members of the media and other dignitaries present at the destruction site, the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation (two) said the venture was part[…]

Sierra Leone News:Nigeria to assist Sierra Leone in establishing Shippers’ Council

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Sierra Leone News:Nigeria to assist Sierra Leone in establishing Shippers’ Council

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has said on Monday it would collaborate with the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration to establish the Sierra Leonean Shippers’ Council. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Executive Council of the NSC, Mr. Hassan Bello, stated this while receiving a delegation of the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration at[…]

Sierra Leone News: Mamamah Airport project kick-starts soon

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Mamamah Airport project has been a very big issue in Sierra Leone as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had pressured the government not to go ahead with the project, because according to them there are more important things to do than building a new airport. The government of Sierra Leone has already agreed to[…]

Sierra Leone News: ‘I will not negotiate with clique boys’ -Palo Conteh

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: ‘I will not negotiate with clique boys’  -Palo Conteh

Minister of Internal Affairs, Retired Major Palo Conteh has in no uncertain terms made it very clear that he has no time to negotiate with clique boys and has told them that they must form themselves into football teams or patriotic groups to clean their areas on Saturdays. In an interview with him yesterday Thursday,[…]

Sierra Leone News: Timber saga…Export license granted to foreign companies -TASL

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Timber Association in Sierra Leone has strongly condemned licenses granted to three foreign companies to clear and export timber that have been harvested since 2013 leaving out the local timber industries, following the recent lifting of ban on timber exportation in the country. The Chairman of Timber Association in Sierra Leone, Allan Barrie, disclosed[…]

Sierra Leone News: Salone Ag. Ambassador calls for constructive reporting

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Sierra Leone Acting Ambassador to China, Mrs. Alice Kumba Momoh, while addressing media and journalists who were in China on a 20-day training programme on the new media, has implored all to always report constructively about Sierra Leone. During the closing courtesies of the training programme, Mrs. Momoh said that Sierra Leone is still on[…]

Sierra Leone News: Wounding with intent…Accused sentence to six months

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Magistrate Abou Bhakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 on Thursday sentenced Mohamed Borbor Jalloh to six months imprisonment or pays a fine of six hundred thousand Leones (Le600,000) to the state. The accused pleaded guilty in court to the charge of wounding with intent contrary to section 18 of the offence against[…]

Sierra Leone News: Seminar on Human Resource and Social Security ends in China

Friday, April 29th, 2016

A high profile delegation from the National Social Safety Net in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has returned home after attending the 2016 seminar on Human Resources and Social Security for English Speaking African countries in China. The three weeks seminar organized by the Academy for International Business Officials (AIBO) in the Ministry[…]

Sierra Leone News: Global migration increases by 50% in 2013 – UNDESA Report

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The United Nations Department for Economics and Social Right (UNDESA) in the 2013 Global report on population revealed that global stock of international migrants increased by nearly 50 percent from 156 million in 1990 to 232 million in 2013, representing 3% of the world’s population. It is stated that this is as a result of[…]