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Sierra Leone News: Glittering hope for gloomy Koyadu village

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Glittering hope for gloomy Koyadu village

Saturday 16th March marks the third anniversary since the discovery of a 706-carat diamond by a freelance artisanal miner, Emmanuel Momoh, in the village of Koyadu in eastern Kono district. New York Times reported that this strange lump which turned out to be one of the biggest diamonds ever uncovered in Sierra Leone was valued at[…]

Sierra Leone News: Embassy of Ireland commemorates St. Patrick’s Day with friends

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Embassy of Ireland commemorates St. Patrick’s Day with friends

Every year, on 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Ireland, by the Irish diaspora and with “friends of the Irish”. Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious commemoration of the death of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. In Sierra Leone the occasion was fêted[…]

Sierra Leone News: People living with disabilities meet in Kenema

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: People living with disabilities meet in Kenema

About 57 people with disabilities from Bo, Bonthe, Moyamba and Pujehun districts in the Southern region and Kenema, Kono and Kailahun districts in the Eastern region ended a meeting on Social Safety Nets for persons with disabilities. The meeting was at the Kenema District Council hall on Saturday 9 March 2019.   The objective of the[…]

Sierra Leone News: 2019 fragility assessment forum ends in Kenema

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: 2019 fragility assessment forum ends in Kenema

The government of Sierra Leone with it’s partners headed by DACO in the Ministry of Development has ended a day-long regional 2019 fragility assessment forum at the Kenema District Council hall for MDAs, CSOs, traditional leaders, youth leaders, women groups, and other stakeholders among others from Kenema, Kono and Kailahun districts. In his statement the Director[…]

Sierra Leone News: Freemasonry donates to Ebola orphans

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Freemasonry donates to Ebola orphans

On Saturday 16th March 2019, members of the Freemasonry Sierra Leone donated Le15 million to the Hope of Ebola Orphanage Home at Hamilton in the Western Rural District of Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, there are three chapters, the District Grand Lodge of Sierra Leone and the Gambia-Scottish Constitution, the District Grand Lodge of Sierra Leone[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: WAFA meets Division One clubs 

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone Sports: WAFA meets Division One clubs 

Western Area Football Association (WAFA) held a meeting with 23 Division One Teams of the Association. The purpose of the meeting will be to give an update on the ongoing preparation for the proposed Division One competition that will start in first week April 2019. The Chair of (WAFA), Philip Buck, said it is one of[…]

Sierra Leone News: Commission of Inquiry Youth farm landowners break silence

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Commission of Inquiry Youth farm landowners break silence

The three elderly, family heads and ceremonial chiefs from Masourie, Masalia and Benkeh Curve in the Koya Chiefdom, Port Loko District, on Thursday 14 March 2019, told Commissioner Biobele Georgewill that they did not sell their 250-hectares of land to the Ministry of Youth Affairs. All three Chiefs spoke Temne through an interpreter into English. Pa[…]

Sierra Leone News: RSLAF female Cadet, recruit training underway

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: RSLAF female Cadet, recruit training underway

After nearly three months of written exams, physical tests, medicals and interviews, 329 female officer cadets and soldier recruits finally arrived at the Armed Forces Training Centre (AFTC) in Benguema over the weekend. The recruits will begin up to six-months of training before taking up their places in the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces[…]

Sierra Leone News: Justice Thompson to rule on adaptation of penal sections of CAP 54

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Justice Thompson to rule on adaptation of penal sections of CAP 54

The State on Monday 11 March, 2018 made an application for the adaptation of certain provisions in CAP 54 of the Laws of Sierra Leone as amended by Act No.1 of 1982, which is the Commission of Inquiry (COI) Act. Justice Bankole Thompson is expected to rule on the said application today Thursday, 14 March, 2019[…]

Sierra Leone News: COI cannot deal with criminal proceedings –Lawyer Dumbuya

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: COI cannot deal with criminal proceedings –Lawyer Dumbuya

Lawyer representing the interested persons has argued that the Commission of Inquiry (COI) cannot adjudicate on criminal proceedings as its mandate is to gather evidence and present it to the President who will in turn take those recommendations to the High Court for enforcement. He was reacting to the application made by the State for the[…]