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Sierra Leone News: Jamal Khashoggi’s Iphone recorded his ‘killing’ at the Saudi Embassy in Turkey

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Jamal Khashoggi’s Iphone recorded his ‘killing’ at the Saudi Embassy in Turkey

President Donald Trump warns the US would inflict “severe punishment” if Saudi Arabia was behind journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi recorded audio on his Apple watch of the moments he was allegedly interrogated, tortured and then killed, according to reports. He has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul[…]

Sierra Leone News: We are fully prepared to host GIABA in Freetown – FIU Director

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: We are fully prepared to host GIABA in Freetown – FIU Director

The Director of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Ahmed Kamara said they will be hosting the Maritime conference on money laundering under GIABA from the 24 to 26 October 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Aberdeen, Freetown. He said they need to sensitize the public very well so that they can combat money laundering within. Kamara[…]

Sierra Leone News: Murdered baby trial hears police testimony

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Murdered baby trial hears police testimony

Ansu Fofanah on 9 September 2018 in Calaba Town allegedly murdered a 3-month old baby. On 10 October 2018, the mother of the 3-month old baby, Komeh Sheriff, testified at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court No.7. This is the second appearance of the accused before the Magistrate. She recognized the accused as her ex-husband. She[…]

Sierra Leone News: Investing in rural women and girls

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Investing in rural women and girls

Marking International Day of Rural Women, UN Women called on Sierra Leone to ensure that women and girls living in rural areas enjoy their human rights as this would enable making “progress for all”. “The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable and peaceful future for all on a healthy planet,” the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Fishermen complain of low catch yields

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Fishermen complain of low catch yields

Fishermen in Goderich expressed their dismay over the lack of fish in their catches for the past two weeks, which in turn has affected their daily livelihood.  On Tuesday 16 October 2018, fishermen gathered to complain about what is happening in the offshore waters of Sierra Leone. Fishing has created countless jobs for people, which[…]

Sierra Leone News: Budget ceiling to be circulated to local councils for 2019

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Budget ceiling to be circulated to local councils for 2019

In a few weeks a budget ceiling will be circulated to local councils for their 2019 feeder roads maintenance project, according to the Director of Program Planning  and Evaluation, Kandeh Kanneh, and the Director of Finance at the Road Maintenance Fund Administration (RMFA), Joe Thomas. They made such statement during a familiarization meeting with local councils[…]

Sierra Leone News: Human Capital: we have no excuse but to act now –World Bank

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Human Capital: we have no excuse but to act now –World Bank

A key message for increased action to invest in people came out from the Development Committee, at the ministerial-level forum of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, at the close of the institutions’ Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia.  According to a statement issued by the Committee at the end of the meetings,[…]

Sierra Leone News: Solid tax base only way to pay for needs of citizens – IMF Africa Director

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Solid tax base only way to pay for needs of citizens – IMF Africa Director

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) keeps emphasising the need for African governments to increase their tax base to be consistent with promoting small and medium enterprises growth. This is a challenge because our economies need more resources… “so borrowing is not an option because debt levels are rising,” according to Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director of[…]

Sierra Leone News: Alleged murder of mother by Son trial re-starts

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Alleged murder of mother by Son trial re-starts

A new set of jurors have been sworn-in on Tuesday 16 October 2018 to commence with the murder trial of Yealie Sesay, which was committed to the High Court a year ago and has been stranded because of the persistent absence of jurors. The accused, Dauda Sesay, made his first appearance before Justice John Bosco Alieu,[…]

Sierra Leone News: ‘Salone current state of affairs not good’- CGG

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: ‘Salone current state of affairs not good’- CGG

In the execution of her first official function, the newly appointed Executive Director of Campaign for Good Governance (CGG), Marcella Samba Sesay did not mince her words saying: “the current state of affairs in Sierra Leone is not good.” “Whether you want to sweep it under the carpet, you want to be diplomatic or politically conscious[…]