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Assault On Journalistvictim Concludes Testimony

[Concord] Herbert Williams in court for political violence (AllAfrica)

Senate to Investigate Alleged Sexual Abuse, Violence At Camps

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate will investigate reports of alleged sexual abuse of women at Internally Displaced Persons Camps in the North East and other parts of the country. (AllAfrica)

NRA Engages Taxpayers in Bo

[Concord] With the aim to improving tax collection and keeping taxpayers informed about latest development in the taxation sector, the National Revenue Authority (NRA), with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), last Thursday, June 28, engaged taxpayers in Bo District on tax compliance. (AllAfrica)

Orange Money Boost for Female Petty Traders

[Concord] One of the leading telecommunication networks in Sierra Leone, Orange Telecoms, last week conducted what they referred to as 'woman-to-woman talk' to provide a boost to female petty traders across the country through the use of orange money to transact business. (AllAfrica)

English Clubs Chase Sierra Leone International

[Concord] Walsall and Sierra Leone international striker, Amadou Bakayoko, is the subject of transfer in England as several clubs from Championship, League One and League Two are after his signature. (AllAfrica)

Communities Schooled Ahead of Charity Shield Tourney

[Concord] Participating communities on Tuesday, June 12,2018, commenced a-three-day seminar ahead of the second edition of the Sports Ministry's inter-community football championship. (AllAfrica)

Koroma Outshines Peers At Football for Friendship Tourney

[Concord] Moscow -Sierra Leone's Abubakar Koroma captured the attention of spectators, coaches, and journalists at this year's Football for Friendship Tournament after his impressive performance for Angel Sharks at the Sapsan Arena in Moscow Russia. (AllAfrica)

Amputee Sports Association to Represent Salone in Russia 2018

[Concord] The Single Leg Amputee Sports Association (SLASA) will represent Sierra Leone at this year's Football for Hope Festival 2018 at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

As Goods Destroyed At Sea Onboard Maersk Linetrader Demands Government Intervention

[Concord] A local businesswoman risk forfeiting her house and other property to the Mortgage Bank in Freetown after a shipping company refused to compensate her for damage to her 40 feet container of goods, thus claiming that Maersk Line Sierra Leone Limited should take responsibility. (AllAfrica)

President Bio Declares Asset to Anti-Corruption Commissioner

[Concord] President Julius Maada Bio has yesterday declared his assets before the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Francis Ben-Kaifala, in line with Section 119 (1) of the ACC Act of 2008, a release from State House disclosed. (AllAfrica)

Government to Extend Free Healthcare to Schools

[Concord] Minister of Health and Sanitation has yesterday disclosed that plans were underway to extend the government free healthcare facility to school going children, adding that health care facility was an important component to the president's free education package. (AllAfrica)

Ministry of Finance Lays PFM Regulations 2018 in Parliament

[Concord] Following the enactment of the Public Financial Management Act 2016 (Act No. 13 of 2016), the Ministry of Finance has on Wednesday, 27th June 2018 laid before Parliament the Public Financial Management Regulations (PFM Regulations) 2018. (AllAfrica)

As They Keep Spreading and Becoming More Destructive FAO Calls for $23 Million to Scale Up Fall Armyworm Campaign

[Concord] The Food and Agriculture of the United Nations has called for a massive scaling up of the Fall Armyworm campaign to train more than 500 000 farmers to manage the pest through Farmer Field Schools in sub-Saharan Africa. (AllAfrica)

China Helps Sierra Leone Build Center for Disease Prevention, Control

[Focac] Beijing -The Chinese People's Liberation Army has assisted Sierra Leone in building a center for tropical infectious disease prevention and control, a spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense said Thursday. (AllAfrica)

'Over Three Million People Are Food Insecure'

[Concord] The National Coordinator for the Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food (SiLNoRF), Mohamed S. Conteh, has noted that an estimated three million people were food insecure in the country, which, he said, represents 49.8% of the population. (AllAfrica)

Western Area Rural Embraces SLCB's Digital Products

[Concord] Headman of the Adonkia Community, Jeffry L. Kargbo, has yesterday referred to the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank's (SLCB) newly installed 'Mi Yone SLCB Teller and Kiosk' digital products as welcome development for the area and one that would contribute to the economic growth of residents. (AllAfrica)

UN Women Calls for Multi-Sectoral Approach to End Maternal Mortality

[Concord] Country Representative of UN Women in Sierra Leone has called on the government to start thinking of adopting a multi-sectoral approach in an effort to help end maternal mortality in the country. (AllAfrica)

Constitutional Crisis Hits Bike Riders Union

[Concord] The Board Chairman of the Sierra Leone Motor Bike Riders Union (BRU), Daniel Tucker, has in a consultative dialogue meeting held on Tuesday at the Ministry of Youth Affairs conference room, disclosed that the tenure of the current national executive has expired since February 2017, and that there was urgent need to organize an immediate national delegates' conference to install new executive members. (AllAfrica)

Fisheries Minister Urges Companies to Work in Line With President Bio's Agenda

[Concord] The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Hon. Emma Kowa Jalloh has called on Industrial Fishing Companies to work in line with President Julius Maada Bio's New Direction Agenda so as to help in transforming the industry into a viable entity. (AllAfrica)

Teachers, Parents Lectured On Autism Spectrum Disorder

[Concord] Over 50 head teachers, teachers, parents and school administrators have benefited from one day training in Autism Spectrum Disorder, a developmental disability which normally affects children. (AllAfrica)

Ministry of Planning and Economic Development Should not Embarrass President Bio

[Concord] Citizens will recall that no sooner ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma took over the mantle of leadership of this country than he embarked on closing down institutions responsible for planning and development. One of the institutions that suffered immensely under the failed Agenda for Prosperity was the Ministry of Development and Economic Planning under the tutelage of Dr. Samura Kamara. (AllAfrica)

ACC Commissioner Approved Amid Controversy

[Concord] Lawmakers yesterday approved the newly appointed Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chief, Francis Ben Kaifala, amid controversies as members of the opposition All People's Congress (APC), Coalition for Change (C4C), National Grand Coalition (NGC) and Paramount Chief Members of Parliament boycotted the process. (AllAfrica)

'The Deceased Was My Only Child'

[Concord] -Mother tells court in tear (AllAfrica)

A Humanitarian Call to Help a Dying Student

[Concord] Social media was stormed last week with a viral video of a student who is suffering from a vascular necrosis from the left femoral head. The student in question is Mariama Harry Kamara, a third year (Accounting and Finance) student of the Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology. (AllAfrica)

Saraki, Dogara Meet Buhari, Hint On Rejig of Security Apparatus

[This Day] Following the massacre of over 100 people in three local government areas of Plateau State last weekend, strong indications emerged Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari may overhaul the country's security apparatus. (AllAfrica)

Why These African Countries Voted Against Morocco for 2026 World Cup

[Guardian] It was funny-depressing to be told on arrival in Port Moresby that Papua New Guinea was a colony of Australia. (AllAfrica)

Man, 21, Remanded for Wounding With Intent

[Concord] Magistrate Santigie Bangura, presiding at the Siaka Steven Street Magistrates' Court No 1, yesterday (18th June) remanded 21-year-old Mohamed Issa Turay for wounding with intent. (AllAfrica)

Husband Testifies Against Brother in-Law in Murder Trial

[Concord] Prosecution Witness No.6, Abdul Kabia, yesterday testified against his brother in-law, Ibrahim Sorie Kamara, before Judge Alfred Tommy Ganda at the Ross Road High Court No.1. (AllAfrica)

Audit Report 2016 - No Contract Agreement for Erection of Mobile Mast On Top of Youyi Building

[Concord] The 2018 Audit General report has disclosed that there was no contract agreement for the erection of mobile companies' masts on the roof top of Youyi building. (AllAfrica)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Signs Over U.S.$44 Million Grant With U.S. Govt.

[Concord] In a bid to broaden and bolster economic and technical cooperation between the United States of America and the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Alie Kabba, has signed two assistance and development objective grant agreements to the tune of 44.420M USD between the United States of America acting through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Republic of Sierra Leone at a signing ceremony held at the Directors conference room i (AllAfrica)

PFMICP Donates ICT Equipment to Information Ministry

[Concord] A representative of the Public Financial Management Improvement and Consideration Project (PFMICP), a World Bank project under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), has donated ICT items to the Ministry of Information and Communication. (AllAfrica)