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Freetown Commonwealth War Graves, Medals Reconditioned

[Concord] The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has successfully completed the reconditioning of the war grave site at Kingtom Cemetery in Freetown. (AllAfrica)

Septet Convicted to 24 Months or Le1 Million Fine

[Concord] Magistrate Santigie Bangura, presiding at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrates' Court No.1, Monday, 5th November, sentenced seven men to twenty-four months imprisonment or pay a fine of Le1 million each. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Medical Team Performs Free Cataract Surgery in Kenema

[Concord] Charles Jusu, who is over 60, has finally regained his complete eyesight. He is one of the beneficiaries of free cataract surgery being conducted by a team of Chinese medical experts from Hunan Province. His two eyes were almost rendered useless after being affected by cataract for the past years. But with the intervention of the medical team, his eyesight has been revived. (AllAfrica)

XI Urges Countries to Improve Business Environment

[Concord] Shanghai -Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged world leaders who were present at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) to strive to improve the business environment in their various countries. (AllAfrica)

Pottery Production Techniques Transferred From China to Sierra Leone

[Concord] The opening ceremony of the "Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques for Sierra Leone, 2018" was held at Matainkay village in Waterloo, 2nd November. (AllAfrica)

Minister Calls On Africa Leaders to Strengthen Tourism

[Concord] Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has urged African leaders to collaborate effectively and showcase their tourism potentials in order to foster socio-cultural cohesion among Africa countries. (AllAfrica)

Four Remanded for Church Metre Theft

[Concord] Abdulai Timbo, Emmanuel Smith, Paul Cooper and Alusine Kamara were Monday (5th November) remanded at the male correctional centre in Freetown after their arraignment for allegedly stealing a metre belonging to a church. (AllAfrica)

CHRDI Welcomes MPs Call for Wage Bill

[Concord] The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) has welcomed the move by lawmakers to request the wage bill of government workers across all sectors with a view to review and harmonise it. (AllAfrica)

CHRDI Frowns At Lawmakers' Call for Salary Rise

[Concord] The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) has expressed grave concern over a motion by members of parliament for a rise in their salaries and other benefits. (AllAfrica)

Bollore Donate Over Le15m Worth of Building Materials to Sea Side Community

[Concord] Bollore Transport and Logistics Manager Bertrand Kerguelen, flanked by community members of the sea Side community during the donation (AllAfrica)

Street Beggars Receive Goodies From Disable Children Empowerment Foundation

[Concord] Disable Children Empowerment Foundation, a non-profit organization, has provided cooking items and drinks to beggars around the Cotton Tree area in central Freetown. (AllAfrica)

Meet Young Female Innovator Using Salt and Water to Provide Electricity

[Concord] A graduate of Computer Science from Njala University, Fatmata Yasaru Jalloh has innovated a cheap way of providing electricity using salt and water, copper and zinc in a simple way. (AllAfrica)

Entertainment Industry Gears Up for Progress

[Concord] The Ministry of Youth Affairs Tuesday brought together various stars in the entertainment industry to a dialogue forum in a bid to chart the way forward in reviving the industry and making it outstanding in the West Africa sub-region. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leonean Entrepreneurs Hail TEF

[Concord] Sierra Leonean entrepreneurs who benefited from the 2018 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship programme have expressed gratitude to the initiative and promised to put to good use the training to achieve the aim and objective of the initiative founder. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Approves Le7.3 Trillion Budget

[Concord] Members of Parliament last Friday (2 November) approved the 2019 Appropriation Budget, estimated at the tune of Le7.3 trillion, thus authorising public expenditure from the Consolidated Revenue Fund. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Embassy Doles Scholarship to Varsity Students

[Concord] The Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone Wednesday awarded scholarships to eighteen university students across the country. (AllAfrica)

MPs Want Massive Salary, Emolument Increment Despite Economic Dire Strait

[Concord] ... Vehicle allowance $13,000; facilitation fee $2,093 per quarter; rent allowance $12,000; sitting allowance $70 per month; fuel per week $42 (AllAfrica)

Retired Police Sergeant Convicted of Sexual Penetration

[Concord] Retired Police Sergeant Muctarr Alusine Kabba, 70, was Thursday convicted and sentenced to serve two years in prison for the offence of sexual penetration of a child contrary to section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act 2012. (AllAfrica)

Dayu Mining Company Promotes Football in Three Communities

[Concord] The leading mine Development Company in Tonkolili District, Northern Sierra Leone, Da Yu Mining, has established itself as a player in support of football by delivering a donation of one thousand United States dollars ($1,000) worth of football items. (AllAfrica)

Govt to Commence EITI Validation Monday

[Concord] Sierra Leone will Monday, November 5, commence validation of its Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) implementation process against the 2016 standard, which was launched in February of the same year. (AllAfrica)

Police Ban Street Carnival Ahead of Festive Season

[Concord] The Sierra Leone Police have among a host of other security measures banned street carnivals during this festive season. (AllAfrica)

Tangains Festival Slated to Start 1st December

[Concord] Director of Tangains Festival, Master Tutie Haffner Thurday officially launched this years' festival, which I slated to commence 1st December until 1st January 2019 at the National Stadium in Freetown. (AllAfrica)

Former Arsenal Striker Van Persie Boosts Education

[Concord] Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie and wife Bourchra van Persie have handed over three classroom blocks and one office building constructed for children and teachers at Robison village, Kambia district, northern Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

CHRDI Frowns At MPs Call for Salary Increment

[Concord] The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) has expressed grave concern with regards the sudden motion by members of parliament for an ncrement of their salaries and other benefits. (AllAfrica)

ACC Czar Recovers Over Le5.4 Billion in Last Five Months

[Concord] Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), under the effective guidance of czar Francis Ben, has within five months recovered a whopping sum of Five Billion, Four Hundred and Sixty-Five Million, Nine Hundred and Eleven Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy-Four Leones (Le: 5,465,911,374) from corrupt elements in society. (AllAfrica)

Hajj Gate Trial - Key Prosecution Witness Reportedly On the Run

[Concord] The Hajj gate trial involving a former Vice President and five top ex-government officials could be faced with setback after a key prosecution witnesses reportedly fled the jurisdiction. (AllAfrica)

President Bio Unveils First Directorate of Science, Technology & Innovation

[Concord] President Julius Maada Bio Monday unveiled Sierra Leone's first Directorate of Science and Technology (DST) at State House to support government's delivery on development and boost innovation and entrepreneurship. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Guard Testifies in Hannah Bockarie's Murder Trial

[Concord] Detective Sergeant 8305 Sylvester Sheku Koroma, a Presidential Guard attached to the Office of the President at State House, yesterday testified in the on-going murder trial of two men accused to have murdered one Hannah Bockarie. (AllAfrica)

Mo Ibrahim Foundation - Sierra Leone Ranked 26 Out of 54 in Overall Governance

[Concord] Sierra Leone scored 50.9 in overall governance, ranked 26 out of 54 countries in Africa, the Mo Ibrahim foundation says. (AllAfrica)

Timbe Back as Migne Names Sierra Leone Squad

[Capital FM] Nairobi -China based winger Ayub Timbe has been named in Harambee Stars' provisional squad for next month's 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Sierra Leone after completing his three-match ban. (AllAfrica)

'Ghana, Sierra Leone Must Forge New, Strong Partnership for Co-Operation' - President Akufo-Addo

[Ghana Presidency] "It is my sincere desire that we set the tone for Ghana and Sierra Leone to search continually for ways to co-operate, irrespective of who is at the helm of affairs of our respective countries. I have no doubt, however, that, together, the two of us can forge a new, strong partnership for cooperation between our two nations for the mutual benefit of our two peoples." (AllAfrica)