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Sierra Leone News: NPD co-founder denied bail

Monday, March 27th, 2017

On Friday, March 24th, Jesmed Foday-Mami Suma, Co-founder, Policy and Membership Director of the National Progressive Democrats, was arrested along with several other Njala students during a peaceful protest at the Cotton Tree in central Freetown. Suma is accused of uttering seditious words and acting disorderly. It is alleged that the accused said, “If the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Njala University students demonstrate- College must reopen

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Njala University students demonstrate- College must reopen

On Thursday morning, students from Njala University converged at the Cotton Tree with faces turned towards State House, desperately calling on the government to re-open the University. Njala University students demonstrated in Bo, Kenema and Freetown. In Freetown, students dressed in black and white, carried placards with messages calling on President Koroma to re-open the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Severn UMC Church boosts Jenner

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Severn UMC Church boosts Jenner

Severn United Methodist Church USA has donated sets of baby clothes, baby wraps, pins and medical items to the Jenner Right Clinic and Princess Christian Memorial Hospital known as Cottage for children under five. Making his statement during the handing over of the donated items to the two clinics, Sylvester Ladi Campbell representing Severn Church[…]

Sierra Leone News: Combat Stigma and Discrimination – Unite to End TB

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Combat Stigma and Discrimination – Unite to End TB

Today, March 24th is World Tuberculosis Day, and as Sierra Leone joins the world to observe the day. 10.4 million people are infected with TB globally. Sierra Leone is among 30 high burden TB countries around the world, and since the disease was discovered in 1882, this is the 135th year from the date of[…]

Sierra Leone News: Victims of fire receive assistance

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Victims of fire receive assistance

The Director of Africa Muslim Agency (AMA (Direct Aid) Ahmed Farahat, said “Our intervention as an organization is to wipe out the suffering of fire victims at Nyandayhun village. The gesture is humanitarian assistance irrespective of tribe, religion or sex as it will go a long way to restore the dignity of the victims. The[…]

Sierra Leone News: We need to work and teach at Jui hospital – Dr Huang Yang

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: We need to work and teach at Jui hospital – Dr Huang Yang

Dr Huang Yang of Jui Hospital has said that they are in Sierra Leone to help cure Sierra Leoneans and also to help capacitate the doctors and nurses in the hospital. He said they have been treating thousands of Sierra Leoneans since they arrive, but they are unable to share their knowledge with the Sierra[…]

Sierra Leone News: Over 40,000 teachers will benefit two new initiatives

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Over 40,000 teachers will benefit two new initiatives

Earlier this week, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Minkailu Bah launched two new initiatives in Makeni, funded by the UK Government and delivered in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and other education partners. Both of these initiatives will support the professional development of over 40,000 teachers across the country. The[…]

Sierra Leone News: Communities take over NaCSA facilities

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Communities take over NaCSA facilities

Kailahun Traditional Chiefs and District Council have assumed ownership of water wells, roads, storage facilities, in nine communities including Sangha, Dongowa and Kuyor in Dia Chiefdom, Yelendu, Kpekeledu, Konyormandu, Bandama, Weh and Kundorbengu in Kissy Teng Chiefdom, Kailahun District. The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to transfer[…]

Sierra Leone News: Exam malpractice on the increase

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Exam malpractice on the increase

The West African Exam Council (WAEC) has expressed concern over the rising incidences of malpractices by candidates who sit for examinations. The Registrar of WAEC, Dr. Uyi Uwadiae, lamented the malpractice development. At the 65th Annual Meeting of the Council in Abuja, “The development of malpractice is mind-boggling, despite the punitive measures being adopted by[…]

Sierra Leone News: Renewable energy partners commit to accelerate growth

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Renewable energy partners commit to accelerate growth

Civil society, private sector and government made a commitment in a “joint call to action” on access to renewable energy on Wednesday. At a programme held at the Langoonda Complex and organised by Power of All Campaign, saw the Government through the Ministry of Energy, Renewable Energy Association Sierra Leone (REASL), ENDEV, SOBA and Oxfam,[…]