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Sierra Leone News: Le 36m fraud…Shabban denied bail again

Friday, July 25th, 2014

In his fight against the rampant fraudulent acts of 419s in the country, Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2 yesterday denied bail for the second time to Mohamed Shabban for allegedly obtaining goods by false pretences and issuing a cheque without sufficient money in the account. The accused who made his second appearance before Magistrate[...]

Sierra Leone News: CSOs vow peaceful protest

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Human Rights Committee in Kenema district has vowed to stage a peaceful procession on Friday 25th of July 2014, as a way of mourning for the dead victims of Ebola in the country. Speaking to the press at the Provincial Secretary’s office along Maxwell Khobe street in[...]

Sierra Leone News: $10,000 theft….Accused sentenced to 5 years imprisonment

Friday, July 25th, 2014

After pleading guilty, Sorie Bah was on 23rd July sentenced to five (5) years in prison by Magistrate Komba Kamanda for stealing the sum of Ten Thousand United States dollars ($ 10,000) equivalent to forty-five Million Leones ( Le 45m) property of Saio Koroma whilst in custody of Abdul Bangura. According to Magistrate Komba Kamanda,[...]

Sierra Leone News: US Embassy joins Muslims in annual Iftar event

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  US Embassy joins Muslims in annual Iftar event

As a sign of togetherness and in recognition of Islamic values, the United States (US) Embassy yesterday joined Muslims at the Brama Town Masjid Tahkwa Mosque, Koya Chiefdom, North of the country for the annual Iftar event. At the Masjid the Charge d’affaire at the Embassy, Kathleen FitzGibbonn and other staff took the opportunity to[...]

Sierra Leone News: Magbamgba people regret agreement with London Mining

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Magbamgba people regret agreement with London Mining

The people of Magbamgba are presently regretting that they did not properly understand the dynamics when they went in to an agreement with London Mining some 4 years ago. N’fa Bundu town headmen of Magbamgba village has accused the British owned Iron Ore Miner – London Mining Company (LMC) of having flouted section 23 (1)[...]

Sierra Leone News: Public finance dialogue…School fees subsidies should be utilized properly…TISL

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Public finance dialogue…School fees subsidies should be utilized properly…TISL

In their bid to fight and ease corruption in the country, Transparency International Sierra Leone (TIS) is one civil society group that has been working relentlessly to promote transparency and accountability in Government institutions through advocacy programs as a means to promote development in Sierra Leone. Recently Transparency International engaged stakeholders in the educational sector[...]

Sierra Leone News: British Airways flies Ballanta Academy pupil to UK

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  British Airways flies Ballanta Academy pupil to UK

Christopher James; a student instructor at the prestigious Ballanta Academy of Music, will soon be jetting off to London to pursue his musical studies courtesy of British Airways. During presentation of his air-ticket, it was disclosed that James is leaving Sierra Leone for the first time, and will be staying in the United Kingdom for[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola slowed work-not stopped work

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Executive Director of Fambul Tok International, John Caulker has stated that since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Kailahun one of their operational areas, work has only slowed down but has not stopped. He made this statement yesterday in an interview with Awoko Newspaper. John Caulker started by highlighting their operational areas in[...]

Sierra Leone News: SLAJ concerned over escalating trend of Ebola

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has expressed its concern about the escalating trend of the Ebola virus in the country, according to a Press Release issued yesterday. The release authored by Scribe Moses Kargbo reads: “SLAJ is particularly concerned that the health workers who are on the frontline are now dying of the[...]

Sierra Leone News: Parliament approves Deputy Governor & Deputy Minister

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Parliamentary Committee on Appointment and the Public Service during yesterday’s sitting of the House of Parliament approved the nomination of the Deputy Bank Governor and the Deputy Minister of Energy. Having gone through Parliamentary scrutiny past Monday in Committee Room I, the new Deputy Governor; Dr. Ibrahim Stevens and the Deputy Minister of Energy[...]