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Sierra Leone News: Projects launched in Kenema

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

The Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Momoh Vandi, has crisscrossed Kenema District doling out money for development projects, micro-credit schemes and scholarships for students. He was accompanied by Samura Kamara, APC Presidential aspirant. On Friday 12 January 2018, Vandi launched an educational scholarship project valued at just over Le16 million and a Le20[…]

Sierra Leone News: HACU raised $10,000 toward mammogram machine for Well Woman clinic

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Cancer is one of the most dangerous diseases affecting people all over the world and Sierra Leone is no exception. According to surveys, it is estimated that almost 3,000 people develop cancer each year in the country, and over 2,000 die from the disease. The majority of cancer patients in Sierra Leone seek medical attention[…]

Sierra Leone News: Pupils asked to pay for 1st term results

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

As school reopens, teachers of Methodist Girls High School (MGHS) and other secondary schools in Freetown have been accused of soliciting money from pupils upon returning their first term report cards. MGHS Junior Secondary School (JSS), Principal Jambai refused to respond to the accusation and became agitated. “I’m not going to answer any questions…” she[…]

Sierra Leone News: Communities need to be involved – SLURC

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

“The urban poor in Freetown have been affected by the cumulative impact of a series of humanitarian emergencies which include civil war, cholera, flooding and Ebola.” While the humanitarian sector operating in the urban areas are recognising the role of community groups in responding to and mitigating risk affecting the urban poor, the role that[…]

Sierra Leone News: ABC preaches peace and non-violence in Kenema

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

The Attitudinal and Behavioural Change (ABC) secretariat in the eastern region has on Friday 12th January 2018 ended a town hall meeting in Kenema District at the Kenema District Council hall. The theme of the meeting was “Minimization of politically motivated violence to ensure political tolerance, positive attitude for national cohesion. Think positive, Act positive[…]

Sierra Leone News: First gender nutrition trade fair commences

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

The Integrated Gender and Nutrition within the Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) project in Sierra Leone, is organizing a symposium at the Njala University Guest House, at Njala campus from 15-19 January 2018. The event brings together extension stakeholders to focus on how to promote gender and nutrition sensitive agricultural extensions. The symposium will play critical[…]

Sierra Leone News: Papa Ray, Akie-Sawyerr exhibit political tolerance

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Both Mayoral candidates of the APC and SLPP Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and Raymond De Souza George aka “Papa Ray” throughout their matter in High Court exhibited political tolerance by frequently shaking hands and hugging each other. At some point even before the start of the proceedings they were seen sitting together in one corner happily discussing[…]

Sierra Leone News: SLPP concerned about elections security

Monday, January 15th, 2018

The flag-bearer for Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Julius Maada Bio, has cautioned the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on the use of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in the coming March 7th general elections. In his letter addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Mohamed N’fa Alie Conteh, Bio stated that over the last 12[…]

Sierra Leone News: 4,731 WASSCE results withheld… CSOs and parents demand investigation

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Over 40,000 pupils sat to the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2017. In late December 2017, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) released the of 4,731 candidates. It is alleged that 4,731 candidates were allegedly involved in some kind of malpractice during the exam. This raised the eyebrows of parents, guardians as[…]

Sierra Leone News: Increased mobility for polio-affected people

Monday, January 15th, 2018

The Rotary Club of Minnesota and Freetown over the weekend donated over 100 pedal vehicles to polio victims at the Polio Challenge Association School at Grafton. Rotarian, Alpha Tejan Jalloh, Project Director of Rotary Club, said Rotary contributes tremendously towards the eradication of polio “but this is the first time in Sierra Leone that the[…]