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African Artists Wow Another Continent Down Under

[The Conversation Africa] In recent years, increasing numbers of people have moved from all parts of Africa to Australia. The largest numbers have come from South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

President Bio Impersonators Again Remanded

[Concord] By Hassan Gbassay Koroma (AllAfrica)

'Corruption Attacks the Foundation of Democratic Governance'

[Concord] ... Says ACC Boss (AllAfrica)

Food Security and Nutrition Report 2018821 Million People Now Hungry, Over 150 Million Children Stunted

[Concord] By Alusine Sesay (AllAfrica)

Nra Board Chair Determined to Close Loopholes

[Concord] By Joseph S. Margai in Beijing (AllAfrica)

Rights Groups Demand Reinstatement of Suspended Mile 91 Luc

[Concord] By Patrick Jaiah Kamara (AllAfrica)

Teachers Threaten Strike Action Over Non Stipend Payment for Special Lessons

[Concord] By Regina Pratt (AllAfrica)

Investor Seeks to Create Jobs in Sierra Leone

[Concord] ... investment in housing, navigation satellite, gold refinery underway (AllAfrica)

UK Answers Bio's Call, Sends 8 Sierra Leonean Students to Study

[Concord] Minister of Further Education and Research Professor Aiah Gbakima, British High Commissioner Guy Warrington, Head of DFID Sierra Leone Mary Hunt, Head of British Council Tony Reilly and the eight successful candidates (AllAfrica)

NCP Chairman Umaru Napoleon Koroma Scores High in 100 Days

[Concord] Umaru Napoleon Koroma Esq. NCP Chairman (AllAfrica)

Ambassador Ndomahina to Unify Sierra Leonean Community in China

[Concord] By Joseph S. Margai in Beijing (AllAfrica)

Land, the Environment, and Elections - Why Natural Resource Governance Should Take Centre Stage in Sierra Leone's 2018 Elections

[OSIWA] The ancient ford truck belched black smoke on the highway as it laboured with its heavy load towards Freetown. Chunks of rough-hewn tree trunks overflowed its wagon. A dirty, red cloth hammered into one of the over-hanging pieces dangled in the wind- some sort of warning to other motorists not to get too close. The cargo is destined for some foreign city. (AllAfrica)

Liberia Speaker Assures Passage of Financing Agreement for CLSG Interconnection Project

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Bhofal Chambers says the National Legislature will ensure the passage of the additional financing agreement for Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) interconnection project. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone Makes Schools Free but Scraps University Subsidies

[RFI] Sierra Leone has launched a public awareness campaign to inform people about its free education programme due to start in September. More than two million primary and secondary school children will be exempt from paying fees. On the flipside, subsidies for university students will be scrapped. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone Wants More Girls in School - but Not If Pregnant

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Rights activists say the state should address the stigma faced by pregnant girls rather than ostracise them. (AllAfrica)

Why Natural Resource Governance should take centre stage in Sierra Leone's 2018 Elections

[OSIWA] In a country with less than 5% original forest cover remaining, it should be scandalous that logging still happens on a grand scale. But government has been decidedly indecisive. (AllAfrica)

Gun Fire Rocks Arua Town As Security Forces Disperse Crowds

[Monitor] Security forces on Monday evening fired live bullets to disperse supporters of Opposition supporters who were marching in the town. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone and Liberia Express Willingness to Ratify the African Court Protocol Soonest

[africancourt] Arusha, 8 August 2018: The Republic of Sierra Leone and the Republic of Liberia have expressed their willingness to ratify the Protocol establishing the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and deposit the special declaration under Article 34(6) to allow individuals and NGOs to access the Court directly. The assurances were given by President Julius Maada Bio of the Republic of Sierra Leone and President George Weah of the Republic of Liberia during separate courtesy calls in Freetown and Monrovia re (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone to Ratify AU Court Protocol

[Citizen] Arusha -Sierra Leone says it would ratify the protocol that established the African Court on Human and People's Rights (AfCHPR) because it believed in dispensation of justice. (AllAfrica)

Lawmakers Order Release of Container Drugs Held At Quay

[Concord] Plans by the Sierra Leone Ports Authority to auction a container loaded with HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis drugs was thwarted last week after lawmakers reached a resolution for the drugs to be released immediately and distributed to various health centres across the country. (AllAfrica)

Liberia, Sierra Leone Not Prepared to Prevent Ebola

[New Democrat] The American government's intervention via the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to train health workers in Liberia and Sierra Leone to prepare for and prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease failed after six international organizations hired to implement the project delivered unclear results, a US government audit shows. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leonean Journalist Isha Sesay Leaves CNN After 13 Years

[This is Africa] After 13 years of working with CNN, Sierra Leonean journalist Isha Isatu Sesay has left. At a time when stories from the continent are under-reported Isha wants to focus more on telling narratives from the continent. (AllAfrica)

Ministers Join Cleaning Exercise At Mountain Rural District

[Concord] The Ministers of Water Resources, and Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs Saturday, 4th August, joined hundreds of youth in the national cleaning exercise in the mountain rural communities. (AllAfrica)

Regional Body Begins Training for West African Economic Managers

[Premium Times] A regional training programme to empower officials from West African nations with skills in project appraisal and economic management commenced in Abuja on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Pupil Jailed for Insulting Annie Walsh Principal

[Concord] By Yusufu .S Bangura (AllAfrica)

Le33.4billion Still in Public Debt Recordsdirector Admits 'Administrative Blunder'

[Concord] By Jariatu Bangura (AllAfrica)

China's Poverty Alleviation Strategies Boosting Economic Growth

[Concord] By Joseph S. Margai from Guizhou Province (AllAfrica)

Liberia's Public Health Institute Rebuts Fears After New Ebola Strain Discovery in Sierra Leone

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As Sierra Leone deals with a certain level of public fear after the discovery of a new strain of Ebola virus in the northern part of the country, Liberia's public health authority tells Liberians that there should be "no cause for alarm". (AllAfrica)

Justice Georgewill's Commission of Inquiryconstitutional Instrument Laid in Parliament

[Concord] Members of the Sierra Leone House of Parliament were yesterday notified about the proposed Justice Biobele Georgewill's Commission of Inquiry which is set to investigate public officials and other private individuals mentioned in the Government Transition Report for alleged corruption offences. (AllAfrica)

Gt Bank Reports Le46.15bn Profit

[Concord] By Hassan Gbassay Koroma (AllAfrica)

Ipam Signs $50m Agreement for Construction of New Lecture Rooms

[Concord] Prof Kpakima signed the agreement on behalf of IPAM at State House (AllAfrica)