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Sierra Leone News: $7 million USD Wateraid project for Sierra Leone, Liberia

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Reports from WaterAid reveal that 2.4 million Sierra Leoneans and 1.1 million Liberians do not have access to safe drinking water. According to WaterAid, 5 million people don’t have access to adequate sanitation in Sierra Leone. Over 1,600 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in[…]

Sierra Leone News: Makeni Deputy Mayor talks tough on corruption

Friday, February 24th, 2017

It is not uncommon to see dented and self-engineered measuring cups at market tables all with the aim to cheat customers. Equally so, it is not uncommon to see drivers and traffic police officers settling there differences with financial exchanges behind closed doors. “Corruption is often perceived to take place only in the offices but[…]

Sierra Leone News: Security guards implicated in Le190 million robbery

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Two men working for Security Investigations and Logistic Services (SILS) have been implicated in a gang robbery involving over Le 190 million of goods stolen at PZ building on 21st January 2017. It was alleged Frank Gibao Vamboi and Ibrahim Bangura of SILS, conspired together with Mohamed George Davies, Sullay Kamara and Alimamy Bangura to[…]

Sierra Leone News: Le 139 million jackpot prize

Friday, February 24th, 2017

A retired civil servant, Adun Wilson, and an electrician, Moses Aruna Jr., will share a Le139 million jackpot prize. The pair scooped the 149th edition of Mercury International 4/50 Jackpot will share the amount after they both guessed the winning numbers; 18-19-4-44. Presenting the cheque to the lucky winners at 44 Bathurst Street, Radio Mercury[…]

Sierra Leone News: Campaign will help eradicate polio

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Polio Virus is a disease, which causes lifetime paralysis of a child, and the polio vaccination is the only preventable way to ensure a child’s protection from getting the virus. From February 24 – 27th, a National Polio Campaign, targeting all children 0-5 years, will be conducted by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in[…]

Sierra Leone News: CRC Report should be made public – Namati

Friday, February 24th, 2017

The final report of the Constitutional Review Committee was submitted to President Koroma in January this year. However, it has not been made public. The Report is not available on any government website, in the government bookstore or at the CRC Secretariat. However, the government is already working on an official White Paper. The Director[…]

Sierra Leone News: 27 months for child wounding and assault

Friday, February 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: 27 months for child wounding and assault

The Magistrate of Kambia Judicial District, Abdul Carew, has sentenced Safie Kamara of Bamoi Lumah for wounding and assaulting a 10-year old pupil, on Tuesday, February 21st 2017. Last week, a photo of a 10-year old girl spread on social media. The photo depicted a small child who’d been severely beaten across her back. The[…]

Sierra Leone News: 52.9% did not vote in Tonkolili by-election

Friday, February 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: 52.9% did not vote in Tonkolili by-election

The recent Parliamentary by-election in Constituency 066, in Tonkolili District, demonstrated a massive amount of voter apathy. According to National Electoral Commission (NEC) there are 27,230 registered voters in Constituency 066. NEC registered 12,820 voters during the weekend by-election. 52.9% of registered voters did not vote. 47.1% of registered voters showed up and cast their[…]

Sierra Leone News: APC Youth League Conference not for presidential candidates -Bai Mahmoud

Friday, February 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: APC Youth League Conference not for presidential candidates  -Bai Mahmoud

The All Peoples Congress (APC) National Youth League President, Bai Mahmoud Bangura, has said that the National Youth Conference slated for 24th to 26th of March at the Bai Bureh Hall, Port Loko will be a youth conference and not for intending presidential candidates to campaign. “I want to make it categorically clear that we[…]

Sierra Leone News: I will do better than President Koroma -Bassie Kamara

Friday, February 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: I will do better than President Koroma  -Bassie Kamara

A Sierra Leonean accountant, based in the United States of America, Bassie Kamara, is the latest to join the list of flag bearer aspirants of the All Peoples Congress Party (APC) to contest the 2018 election, saying he will do better than President Koroma, if elected. He made the statement yesterday during a press conference[…]