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Man Remanded for Posing As Flood Victim

[Concord] Presiding Magistrate Santigie Bangura of Pademba Road Court No.1, yesterday (3rd October 2017) remanded one Alhaji Ibrahim Kamara at the Male Correctional Centre for obtaining goods from Care Sierra Leone after he posed as one of the August 14 flood and mudslide victims. (AllAfrica)

Human Trafficking - Victim Explains Ordeal

[Concord] A human trafficking victim has been explaining her ordeal this week as she gives evidence in the Freetown Magistrates' Court No.1. (AllAfrica)

President Koroma Receives IFC Delegation

[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma received today, Tuesday 3rd October 2017, a high level delegation from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) led by its vice president and treasurer Mr Jingdong Hua. (AllAfrica)

Police Investigator Testifies in Burglary Matter

[Concord] Police investigator yesterday testified before Magistrate Santigie Bangura of the Pademba Road Magistrate Court No 1 in a matter involving one Osman Conteh, who was in court for Burglary contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Nacsa Holds Last Technical Review Meeting for the GPC II Project

[Concord] The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) through its Pro- Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation Project has engaged chairmen and representatives of the three beneficiary districts - Kono, Kailahun and Koinadugu on the processing of their District Application Forms (DAFS). The Technical Review Meeting which was held at the Board Room of NaCSA Headquarters at Charlotte Street, Freetown on Friday, September 29, 2017 provided a platform for both the Commission and its partners, especially the Councils a (AllAfrica)

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[Concord] The APC has over a dozen of interested and qualified members, expressing interest in bearing the flag of the party and subsequently leading it to the next general polls slated for Match, 7th 2018. This is coming at a time when the party, after ten years in governance, has succeeded in improving the image of the country and effectively handling the administration of the State. (AllAfrica)

Women's Forum to Present 2018 Women's Election Manifesto to PPRC

[Concord] President of Women's Forum Sierra Leone, Mrs. Maude Peacock, has disclosed members in a short but colourful ceremony that they would present their Women's Manifesto for the 2018 elections to the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) (AllAfrica)

OOD & Feed Safety Authority Act, 2017minority Leader Demands Inter-Ministerial Collaboration

[Concord] Minority Leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People's Party has demanded for collaborative inter-ministerial involvement in the implementation and education processes of the food and Feed Safety bill for it to be successful. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Embassy Celebrates 68th Anniversary of the Existence of China

[Concord] The Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone held a reception on 29th September 2017 to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Bintumani Hotel. (AllAfrica)

President Koroma Opens Multipurpose Complex in Fadugu

[Sierra Leone Government] Since he took office in September 2007, President Ernest Bai Koroma and the All People's Congress have relentlessly strived to create the enabling environment for development and transformation to thrive all across Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

ACC Indictee to Head CAF Committee

[Concord] The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) indictee, Isha Johansen, has been appointed to head the African football governing body, CAF Organising Committee for their inaugural CAF Women's Symposium. (AllAfrica)

Fbnbank CEO Pays Condolence Visit to President Koroma

[Concord] Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Limited and Subsidiaries, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, has paid a condolence visit to His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at State House on Wednesday (27th September, 2017) in order to make cash donations on behalf of his bank to alleviate the suffering of victims of the August 14th 2017 mudslide and flooding. (AllAfrica)

New Brussels Airlines GM Promises Reliable Partnership

[Concord] New General Manager of Brussels Airlines, Estelle Van Ekout, has said that mutual support between the airlines and Sierra Leoneans over the past years is factual and self-speaking as both parties are special to each other. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon Sets Up Sierra Leone Clash

[Concord] Cameroon will now face Sierra Leone in the second rounds of the African qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in France 2018. (AllAfrica)

ACC Orders SLFA Indictees to Step Aside

[Concord] Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has ordered both Sierra Leone Football Association president, Isha Johansen, and her Secretary-General, Chris Kamara, to step aside following their indictment of abuse of office and public funds. (AllAfrica)

Olympia Keen to Defend National Championship Title

[Concord] Sierra Leone's 2016 Rio Olympic Games sprinting representative, Ishmael Dudu Kamara is keen to defend his National championship title when the rejuvenated Sierra Leone Athletics Association tournament gets underway today, September 28 at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown. (AllAfrica)

Director Urges Sporting Disciplines to Emulate Slaa

[Concord] Director of Sports, Ibrahim Bangura,has urged all other sporting disciplines in dispute to emulate the Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA) and achieve lasting peace within the sports family. (AllAfrica)

Ernest Brewa Remanded for Murder

[Concord] Son of a popular comedian, Ernest Brewa aka Vamboi; Ernest Brewa Jr. was yesterday sent to the Male Correctional Centre by Albert Moody of Freetown Court No.1 on one count of murder contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

President Koroma Visits Chinese Ark Peace Hospital Ship

[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma this afternoon visited the Chinese Ark Peace Hospital ship which docked in Freetown on 19 September, 2017 for a weeklong humanitarian medical services for local people in Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Schools Reopen After Mudslide Disaster

[Deutsche Welle] Schools in Sierra Leone have reopened more than a month after a mudslide devastated communities around Freetown. But not all students can return as many schools are still being used as temporary shelters. (AllAfrica)

Police Complaints Board Presents Annual Report to President Koroma

[Sierra Leone Government] The Independent Police Complaints Board (IPCB) on Wednesday 20 September presented its Inaugural Report for 2016 to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown. (AllAfrica)

Mobile Money Sent to Hundreds of Families Hit By Sierra Leone Mudslide

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Aid agencies hope that these cash transfers mean families will not be forced to take their children out of school or sell their assets in order to ensure they have enough food to eat (AllAfrica)

Non-Acceptance of Expired ID Cardsncra Boss Appeals to Financial Institutionsa

[Concord] Director-General of the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) has again reiterated his appeal for financial institutions to accept expired national identity cards as well as alternative form of identification from customers. (AllAfrica)

Brushing Off Abuse, Sierra Leone's Female Football Chief Seeks Second Term

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"I hope to inspire more women and girls to say no to gender discrimination, bullying and sexism in the sport" (AllAfrica)

Chinese Ark Peace Arrives to Offer Free Medical

[Concord] The Chinese Naval medical Ship, Ark Peace, yesterday arrived the shores of Sierra Leone hoping to deliver free medical service to 200 people within five days, from Thursday, September 21 to Monday, September 25. (AllAfrica)

Ahead of Sierra Leone Clashgambia to Host Guinea Bissau in Friendly Tie

[Concord] The Gambia Football Federation has confirmed that their female U-17 side will engage their Guinea Bissau opponent on Saturday September 16 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau for a warm-up match. (AllAfrica)

Verdict 2018

[Concord] One night in mid-September, President Ernest Bai Koroma, now in the twilight of his presidency, invited his key lieutenants to State Lodge. Among them were some who had declared their intention to succeed him. Others, nursing the ambition to run but who will not openly say so, were also there. Social media quickly went overdrive. They called Koroma' s gathering of the APC contenders for President the 'Last Supper,' much like how Jesus met with his twelve disciples before he was betrayed. (AllAfrica)

CHRDI Says Detention Facilities Expose Prisoners to Dangerous Environmental Conditions

[Concord] The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) has expressed grave concern with regards to what it's described as 'appalling conditions' of prisoners in detention facilities across the country. (AllAfrica)

Accused Remanded for Unlawful Possession of Small Arms

[Concord] Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrates' Court No.1, yesterday remanded one Sahr Raymond Jones to the Male Correctional Centre for unlawful possession of small arms. (AllAfrica)

Customs Impounds 13 Bullet Proof Cars, 5 Others in Abuja

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has seized 18 smuggled exotic cars from an Abuja-based car dealer., 13 of which are bullet-proof. (AllAfrica)

SLPP Chairman Boycotts Delegates' Conference

[Concord] The main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), has concluded its national delegates' conference in the eastern district town of Kenema with the chairman and leader conspicuously absent, even though he was supposed to make a statement. (AllAfrica)