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Govt Declares Rape a National Emergency

[Deutsche Welle] President Julius Bio has upped the maximum punishment for rape of a minor and called on the country to address its rape "scourge." The move follows an outcry over the rape of a 5-year-old girl by her male relative. (AllAfrica)

East End Tigers Players to Bag Over U.S.$4,000 Match Bonus

[Concord] Players and technical staff of East End Tigers FC are set to bag over US$ 4,500 (40 million Leones) ahead of their home match against Kamboi Eagles of Kenema on Saturday, 9th February, 2019, at the Lungi Central playing field. (AllAfrica)

Embassy in China Supports Students' Union Convention

[Concord] Officials of the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in China has provided a total sum of ten thousand Chinese Yuan (10,000), approximately twelve million, seven hundred and thirty-five thousand, five hundred and thirty-four Sierra Leones (Le12,735,534), as support to the Sierra Leone Students' Union in China (SLSUC)'s annual convention. (AllAfrica)

More Testimonies Against Ex-President Koroma's Guards At Court Martial

[Concord] Captain James Abu Robbins, who was the Intelligent Officer at the Joint Logistic Unit in 2014, has testified before Justice Momoh Jah Stevens and five Court Martial Board Members that 80 anti-aircraft cartridges were not accounted for by the accused persons in the matter. (AllAfrica)

Commissions of Inquiry - APC Goes to Supreme Court

[Concord] Still defiant, Ambassador Yansaneh and the APC finally seek redress in the Apex Court (AllAfrica)

Fusl Holds 2nd Edition of Fula Speaking Competition

[Concord] Fulbeh Union Sierra Leone last Sunday held the second edition of their annual Fula Quiz and Debating Competition at the Miatta Conference Centre, Youyi Building. (AllAfrica)

Call to Protect Children Online

[Concord] Commissioner for the National Commission for Children (NCC) has urged the government through the Ministry of Information and Communications to consider including child online protection measures as they go about reviewing the National Telecommunications and Cyber Security Acts respectively. (AllAfrica)

Local Councils Perform Poorly in Revenue Collection

[Concord] The 2017 annual Audit Report on the Public Accounts of Sierra Leone has revealed that the 19 councils registered low accounts on their own- source revenue generation for the period under review. (AllAfrica)

Ports Authority Defeats Bo Rangers

[Concord] Ports Authority moved as joint league leaders with East End Lions, thanks to a 1-0 win over Bo Rangers on Wednesday at the Approved School ground. (AllAfrica)

'We Have the Squad to Challenge for the League Crown'

[Concord] East End Lions boasting of having the squad to challenge for the title (AllAfrica)

As Sierra Leone Celebrates Safer Internet Dayfirst Lady Admonishes Pupils to Use Internet Responsibly

[Concord] First Lady Fatima Bio has advised pupils to continue using the internet in a responsible manner to educate and empower themselves and not to post unwanted items. (AllAfrica)

Calls to Eliminate FGM By 2030

[Concord] Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on 6 February, 2019, a joint statement from, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, has called for the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by 2030, stating that the practice was not only harmful, but also a human rights violation. (AllAfrica)

Central Parade, FC Kallon Aim to Continue Form

[Concord] Central Parade and FC Kallon will be seeking their second successive victory in the Sierra Leone Premier League when they host Mighty Blackpool and Anti-Drugs FC today at the Parade ground and Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown. (AllAfrica)

Wrestling Association Needs Over U.S.$ 30,000 for African Championship

[Concord] Sierra Leone Wrestling Association (SLWA) is in dire need of over US$ 30,000 to compete in this year's cadet, junior and senior African Wrestling Championship in Hammamet, Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

SUN Secretariat Visits Four Districts in January

[Concord] A Team from the Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat in the Office of the Vice President has visited four districts in January this year to promote Food and Nutrition Security Coordination, which is key to the work of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement in Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Free Quality Education

[Concord] Principal of the A.D. Wurie Secondary School at Lunsar, Ibrahim Tarawallie, has disclosed to Concord Times that the school has received supply of textbooks for both first and second term, but that they were yet to receive subvention for second term. (AllAfrica)

Tertiary Education Minister Wants Mmcet to Remain Polytechnic

[Concord] The Minister of Tertiary and Higher Education, Prof. Aiah Gbakima, has told Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Education that the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) should remain as a polytechnic institution. (AllAfrica)

National Civil Registration Authority Journalists On CRVS Project

[Concord] The National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) yesterday (Tuesday 5th February), briefed journalists on their on-going Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) project that they have undertaken across the country. (AllAfrica)

What Is Female Genital Mutilation and Where Does It Happen?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -FGM is practised in at least 30 countries, mostly in Africa but also in pockets of the Middle East and Asia (AllAfrica)

Sexualized violence as a Weapon of War

[Concord] Rape of females has been an aspect of war as long as war has existed, but only in recent years has rape in war been acknowledged as a weapon. The United Nations Human Rights Commission passed a resolution identifying rape as a war crime in 1993. (AllAfrica)

Aftermath of Malen Killing - Rights Groups Exonerate Hon. Sama, Others

[Concord] A report published by eight Human Rights Groups on the incident that took place in Sahn Malen chiefdom, Pujehun district in which two people were reportedly killed and many injured has exonerated Hon. Shiaka Sama, an independent Member of Parliament and other members of Malen Affected Land Owners and Land Users Association" (MALOA), who were arrested and detained. (AllAfrica)

Fresh Charges Against APC's Zuliatu Cooper, 13 Others

[Concord] State prosecutor, Joseph A. K. Sesay, has proffered thirteen counts fresh charges against Zuliatu Cooper and thirteen others, who were initially before the court on four counts of riotous conduct, throwing of missiles, disorderly behaviour and threatening language, contrary to the Public Order Act of 1965. (AllAfrica)

First Lady Wants Cancer Centre Built in Salone

[Concord] First Lady Fatima Bio has spoken about the urgent need for a cancer treatment centre to be constructed in the country to help save the thousands of Sierra Leoneans who are afflicted with the disease. (AllAfrica)

'Agriculture Will Not Deceive us Like Mining'

[Concord] Lunsar -Paramount Chief (P.C) Koblo Queen II, Marampa Chiefdom, Port Loko district, North-Western Sierra Leone, has urged government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to invest heavily in agriculture, which, according to him would not deceive them like mining. (AllAfrica)

China, Sierra Leone Sign U.S.$29.8 Million Fisheries Agreement

[Concord] Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Alie Kabba, has signed an agreement of twenty nine million eight hundred thousand United States Dollars with the Government of the People's Republic of China. (AllAfrica)

Guinean Traders Exploit Farmers in Port Loko

[Concord] District Agriculture Officer (D.A.O) of Port Loko, north-western region of Sierra Leone, Charles Bangura, has told concord times that farmers in the district were not realising much from their proceeds because traders from Guinea were in the habit of issuing out to them bad loans in return for rice and other agricultural produces. (AllAfrica)

Burning the Bridge of Corruption in Sierra Leone - the Time Is Now!

[Concord] It is Joe Biden, former United States Vice President, who once said (and I entirely agree with him) that "fighting corruption is not just good governance. It is self-defence. It is patriotism". Sierra Leone is presently at a crossroads of development where corruption is the only bridge that is still linking it to the unbearable odds of poverty and underdevelopment. (AllAfrica)

'Corruption Is a Common Enemy to National Development'

[Concord] Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), Ahmed Sahid Nasralla, has noted that journalists were ready and willing to supporting transparent, sustainable, effective and fair fight against corruption, which, he said is a common enemy to national development. (AllAfrica)

206 Million Leones Sagaedward King & Co. in Court Tomorrow

[Concord] Action Director of Information and the Senior Accountant of the Ministry of Information and Communication will appear in the High Court of Sierra Leone, Holden in Freetown, tomorrow, 5th February, 2019 for corruption related offences, according to a release from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). (AllAfrica)

Businesses Smuggling Goods Through Liberia's Unmanned Borders With Guinea and S. Leone

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -High import duties and hefty fees and tariffs including a recently introduced US$175 per container agreement appear to be forcing more and more Liberian businesses and individuals to bypass the Liberia Revenue Authority and the National Port Authority by using poorly-manned borders between Liberia and next-door neighbors Guinea and Sierra Leone to bring goods into the country. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leonean Woman Gets 8 Years for Human Trafficking

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Hawa Bangura, a Sierra Leonean woman tried and found guilty of human trafficking, will have to spend eight years of her life in a Liberian prison. (AllAfrica)