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High-Level Peacebuilding Delegation To Tour Three Countries

[Govt of Liberia] Monrovia -A High Level delegation from the UN Peace-Building Commission (PBC) arrives in Liberia Tuesday, October 5t on a Joint peace building mission in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire. (AllAfrica)

Pregnant Students in Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection

[allAfrica] In late 2018, Sierra Leone's First Lady, Fatima Bio, opened a national campaign "Hands Off Our Girls."   Her campaign made big promises to reduce child marriages and teenage pregnancies in the country, in part to tackle the spike in teenage pregnancies following widespread rape during the Ebola crisis. Reflecting on this campaign, President Julius Maada Bio stated: "We have wasted a lot of time in restricting the potentials of women and girls." (AllAfrica)

Man, 50, Jailed 5 Years for Rape

[Concord] Justice Momoh-Jah Stevens presiding at the High Court of Sierra Leone on Monday 28th October, 2019, sentenced a 50-year-old man to five years imprisonment. (AllAfrica)

In What Capacity Was VP Jalloh at Basharia Mosque?


Beyond Borders

[Concord] God is not dead: of "ghosts" and legal identity (AllAfrica)


[Concord] The Africa Young Voices Media Empire (AYV) and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) have begun an intensive media professional training programme in London for AYV journalists and executives. The BBC has a world class media platform in broadcasting and an international reputation for creative programme-making. (AllAfrica)

Over 73,000 People Live With HIV in Salone

[Concord] Director General of the HIV Secretariat, Abdulrahman Sesay, has confirmed to newsmen that as at 2019, 73,468 persons are living with HIV in Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Ecobank Supports 'Jollof' Road Trip in West Africa

[Concord] Ecobank has supported six young adventurers from Nigeria to embark on a road trip code named 'Jollof road' across the West African sub-region exploring things being shared in common. (AllAfrica)

ACC Engages Police in Port Loko

[Concord] The Anti-Corruption Commission North-West Regional office has on Monday 28th October, 2019, engaged police personnel of the Port Loko Division on key corruption issues and related offences in the Anti-Corruption Act. (AllAfrica)

Parliament May Not Repeal Libel Law

[Concord] Leader of Government Business and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Appointment and Public Service, Hon. Sidie Mohamed Tunis, has expressed doubt as to whether the House would repeal Part 5 of the 1965 Public Order Act, which has got cabinet approval and gazetted. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Professor Lectures Sierra Leoneans On Governance

[Concord] Professor Luo Jianbo from the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) has on Monday 28th October, 2019, lectured Ministries, Departments, Agencies and members of the press on the governance of China. (AllAfrica)

UBA Gross Earnings Hits U.S.$1.18 Billion in Third Quarter

[Concord] Well-done UBA Plc, MD/CEO Kennedy Uzoka, (AllAfrica)

How the Ruling Party Took Power. And Then Took Some More

[African Arguments] In Sierra Leone today, the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) dominates the political landscape. It controls the presidency, under Julius Maada Bio, and has a slim majority in parliament. Its ability to shape the nation's politics is secure. (AllAfrica)

Man, 57, Sent to High Court for Allegedly Rape of Girl, 12

[Concord] Magistrate Abdul Sheriff presiding at Pademba Road Court No.3 yesterday concluded preliminary investigation and committed to the High Court a sexual penetration matter involving 57-year-old Abdul Basiru Rahim, who on several occasions, allegedly penetrated a 12-year-old child. (AllAfrica)

Kent Cricket Club On Grassroots Chased

[Concord] Kinds in one of the Primary schools pose with bats and balls alongside the KCC coach & other officials (AllAfrica)

'Focus On Teachers Not As Strong As It Should Be'

[Concord] - Chair of Teaching Service Commission (AllAfrica)

As the Football Struggle Continues SLFA Membership Replies Isha Johansen

[Concord] The Sierra Leone Football Association, SLFA membership has sent a three pointer position immediate reply to the Football Association President, Madam Isha Johansen, over the proposed call off of congress, which has had been billed for April 2020. (AllAfrica)

RSA Clampdown On Metal Seat Vehicles

[Concord] The Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) is currently going after vehicles, especially commercial ones with metal seats, with the view to ensuring the safety of passengers. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Agriculture Minister Lauds Solidaridad's Innovative Farming Approaches

[Concord] Photo: Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Hon. Samking Koihinah Braima glancing at Solidaridad cocoa Facilitator's Guide ©Solidaridad Sierra Leone (AllAfrica)

Build A New Type of International Relations

[Concord] Build A New Type of International Relations and (AllAfrica)

Management Admits Choithram Was Established for the Poor and Needy'

[Concord] Harish Agnani ,a representative from the Choithram Foundation, has admitted that Choithram Memorial Hospital was established to serve the poor and needy in Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Lawmakers Caution SLRSA

[Concord] Members of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Transport and Aviation yesterday cautioned the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA), Transport Owners Association (TOA) and other traffic authorities to come together to address the numerous challenges in the transport sector. (AllAfrica)

Abu Bakarr Suma Joins Swedish First Division Ifk Haninge

[Concord] Sierra Leonean midfielder, Abu Bakarr Suma, has joined Swedish first division side, IFK Haninge, from second division club, Assyriska FF, for an undisclosed fee. (AllAfrica)

Behind Sierra Leone's Ambitious, Tech-Driven Development Plan

[Council on Foreign Relations] Adam Valavanis is a former intern with the Africa Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. He received a master's degree in conflict studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. (AllAfrica)

Accused Remanded for Alleged Murder

[Concord] One Mohamed Kanu, 43, was on Thursday (17 October) remanded at the Male Correctional Centre by Magistrate Hannah Bonnie, presiding at the Pademba Road court No.1 for murder. (AllAfrica)

Government Engages Facebook

[Concord] One of the world's widely used social media platforms, Facebook, on Monday 13th October 2019 met with multiple stakeholders in government in the conference room of the Ministry of Information and Communications, Youyi Building, Freetown. (AllAfrica)

NaCSA Reaches Over 28,000 With Cash Transfers

[Concord] The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) says a total of 28,538 extremely poor and vulnerable households in ten (10) districts benefited from cash transfers under the Social Safety Net project. (AllAfrica)

U.S.$38,000 Fraud - Duo Granted Le1000m Bail

[Concord] Magistrate Hannah Bonnie presiding at the Pademba Road court No.1 yesterday granted a Le500m bail each to one Abu Sesay, 51, and Ishmail Kanu, 44, for an alleged fraudulent conversion. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Igbo Union Donates 50 Bags of Cement to Gloucester Community

[Concord] As they celebrate the union festival on Sunday, 27th October, 2019, the Nigerian Igbo Union (NIU) based in Sierra Leone, last Friday donated 50bags of cement to the Gloucester community to develop the road network. (AllAfrica)

25 Students Benefit From Chinese Ambassador's Scholarship

[Concord] Twenty five (25) Sierra Leoneans university students and twenty-two (22) Secondary School pupils have benefited from Chinese Ambassador Scholarship grants. (AllAfrica)

Comprehensive 5-Year National Action Plan for Health Security in Compliance With International Health Regulations

[WHO] Sierra Leone launches a comprehensive five-year National Action Plan for Health Security in compliance with International Health Regulations. (AllAfrica)