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President Ernest Bai Koroma Visits the Gambia

[Foroyaa] The Office of the President informs the general public that His Excellency, Mr. Adama Barrow President of the Republic of The Gambia will receive His Excellency, Mr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone, tomorrow, Thursday, 30 November 2017. President Koroma is expected to arrive at the Banjul International Airport at 12 noon. (AllAfrica)

President Ernest Bai Koroma Arrives in Banjul Today

[The Point] His Excellency, Mr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone, is expected to arrive in Banjul today, at 12 midday, a media dispatch from presidency confirms. (AllAfrica)

Multi-Talented Sierra Leonean Artist Wins Chinese Hearts

[Cameroon Tribune] Beijing -Mariatu Kargbo or Maria, as she is fondly called in China where she lives, is a familiar face in the country's entertainment industry. Her performing arts talents have in the past 13 years raised her to international fame. (AllAfrica)

Female Presidential Candidate Rocks Western Rural District

[Concord] Residents of Kalitown community in outskirt of Freetown over the weekend met with the sole female presidential candidate of the Unity Party, Madam Femi Claudius-Cole, and pledged their support to her ahead of the 2018 elections. (AllAfrica)

Govt to Develop Regulation for Compulsory Assets Declaration

[Concord] Deputy Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has disclosed that they are in the process of developing a regulation that will force senior public officials to declare their assets, income and liabilities. (AllAfrica)

Stakeholders Discuss Legislations On Maritime Administration

[Concord] To ensure safety of Sierra Leoneans at sea, the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA) is hosting a workshop in Freetown in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to discuss ways of improving maritime legislations. (AllAfrica)

Local Govt. Minister Pledges to Strengthen Decentralisation Process

[Concord] Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Maya Kai Kai, has pledged to strengthen government's commitment to decentralisation at the grassroots level in Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

SLPP Mayoral Aspirant Vows to Transform Freetown

[Concord] Mayoral aspirant for Freetown City Council (FCC) under the ticket of the main opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), Raymond de'Souza George, has vowed to improve the status of Freetown if he is awarded the symbol to contest and subsequently wins the 2018 local council election. (AllAfrica)

Absence of PS Stalls Hearing for Social Welfare Ministry

[Concord] The Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affair, Madam Rakie Macarthy, yesterday failed to appear before parliament to explain why the Public Expenditure Tracking (PET) fund was not released by her ministry for the year 2017. (AllAfrica)

UBA Puts Aside Le10m for Savings Promo Winner

[Concord] One of the leading financial institutions in Africa, United Bank for Africa Sierra Leone (UBA-SL), yesterday launched a savings promo with the aim of encouraging a culture of savings among Sierra Leoneans. (AllAfrica)

RSLAF Establishes Technical and Education College

[Concord] The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) has established a Technical and Education College in Freetown to help reduce illiteracy rate in the country. (AllAfrica)

SLPP Spokesman Remanded

[Concord] National Publicity Secretary of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Lahai Lawrence Leema, yesterday spent the night at the Male Correction Centre in Freetown after he was refused bail on his maiden appearance in court on seven count charges. (AllAfrica)

Woman, 44, Remanded for Sexually Abusing Teenage Boy

[Concord] Forty-four year old Adama Sesay was yesterday remanded at the Female Correctional Centre by Magistrate Abdul Sherriff, presiding at the Siaka Steven Street Magistrates' Court No.7. (AllAfrica)

Senate to Discuss Legality of Nasa Motions

[Nation] The Senate is today afternoon expected to adjourn its normal business to discuss the constitutionality of Nasa motions that have been tabled before various county assemblies across the country. (AllAfrica)

Survivors of Mudslide Fear for Future as Camps Close

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Freetown -About 1,900 households with over 7,000 people have been registered as needing help (AllAfrica)

UK Aid Opens Refurbished Hospital Laboratory in Sierra Leone

[PR Newswire] London -UK and Sierra Leone governments open improved public health lab at Connaught hospital in Freetown to fight the spread of highly infectious diseases like Ebola. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone Pulls Out of Gambia Tie Over Funding Issue

[Foroyaa] There won't be a second-leg match between the Gambia and Sierra Leone after the latter pulled out of the fixture owing to financial problem. (AllAfrica)

First Lady Gets to Grips With Child Marriage

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The first lady of Sierra Leone says she is a "hands-on woman" with a sure-fire strategy to tackle child marriage - she visits elders across the land and urges them to wield influence and prolong the nation's childhood. (AllAfrica)

President Koroma Assures Airtel/Orange SL

[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has assured the management of Orange Sierra Leone of government's continuous support to private sector players. (AllAfrica)

Christian Cole - Oxford University's First Black Student Celebrated With a New Plaque

[This is Africa] Not many know about the first black student who sat in lecture halls of the University of Oxford. The University of Oxford recently honoured Christian Cole, its first black student with a plaque. Cole was from Sierra Leone and he studied Classics, and he was called to the Bar in 1883, becoming the first African barrister to practise Law in the English courts. (AllAfrica)

Orange Invests $33 Million in Sierra Leone Expansion

[CAJ News] ORANGE has invested US$33 million in modernisation and expansion projects to enhance the reliability, coverage and network quality following its acquisition of Orange Sierra Leone. The majority of investments have already been realised with 30 new radio sites on air and over half of the entire mobile network upgraded. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone - APC, SLPP Unveil Standard-Bearers for 2018 Elections

[The Point] The two longest and highly competitive political parties in the Sierra Leone political landscape have unveiled their flag-bearers for the nation's March 7, 2018 presidential and general elections. (AllAfrica)

Liberia's Diplomat Presents Letters

[NEWS] Liberia's newly accredited Ambassador to Sierra Leone Mrs. Musu Jatu Ruhlehas pledged to work tirelessly and in concert with officials of that Government, to further solidify the already excellent relations subsisting between both countries and peoples. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Female U-17 Hammer Sierra Leone

[The Point] The Gambia national women U-17 team on Saturday 14 October 2017 thrashed their Sierra Leonean counterparts to 3-nil in the first leg preliminary round qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, played at Bo Stadium in Bo, Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Wateraid in Liberia and Sierra Leone Calls for Action to Improve Wash in Schools

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Students in Monrovia discussing the importance of handwashing, as part of Global Handwashing Day on the United Nations (UNMIL) Radio (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone First Lady and Beingmate Launch Donation Project for Africa Children

[PR Newswire] Freetown, Sierra Leone -Sierra Leone's First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma and Chinese Company-BEINGMATE together launched a milk powder donation project to promote the development of women's and children's health in Africa. Meantime, a ceremony was held in the Presidential Lodge witnessed by Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Mr. Wu Peng, acting Sierra Leone Ambassador to China Mrs. Kumba Momoh, Mrs. Mariatu Kargbo the Goodwill Ambassador, and leaders from Ministry of Health, MSWGCA, MOHS, etc. (AllAfrica)

John Oponjo Benjamin Tells It All

[Concord] Since 1992, the name John Oponjo Benjamin or better still, JOB has been a permanent fixture in the politics of Sierra Leone. His breakthrough came when the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) overthrew the All Peoples Congress (APC) of then President Joseph Saidu Momoh on April 29 that year and made him Secretary of State, Chairman's Office and later, Chief Secretary of State and Secretary-General of the junta. Since then, he has been a fearless opposition leader, interim chair of the National Unity (AllAfrica)

APC Publicity Secretary Orientates Media Ahead of Makeni Conference

[Concord] Acting National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All People's Congress (APC) has engaged journalists with regards the way they want the party's national delegates' conference in Makeni to be covered. (AllAfrica)

Health and Research Initiative Joins Campaign for Immunization

[Community Health and Research Initiative Joins Immunization Campaign] African organizations in over ten countries kick off '33 days to Power Up Immunization'. (AllAfrica)

Duo Remanded for Alleged Forgery of Document

[Concord] Magistrate Santigie Bangura of the Pademba Road Court No.1, on Friday, 6th October, 2017, remanded Mohamed Shek Bah and Kaloko Marah at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road for allegedly forging and uttering a document. (AllAfrica)

Beingmate Company Donates 24,000 Milk Powder to S/L

[Concord] Beingmate Company, through the office of the First Lady yesterday donated twenty-four thousand (24,000) tins of milk powder worth 336,000 Euros to women, infants and children. (AllAfrica)