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Rural Finance in Sierra Leone Strengthened By Ifad Projects - New Report

[IFAD] Rural development projects financed and supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) expanded access to rural finance and increased agricultural production in Sierra Leone, despite the civil war (1991-2002) and Ebola epidemic (2014-2015), according to a new report released today. (AllAfrica)

Ishmael Beah Visits Sierra Leone On 30th Anniversary of the Convention On the Rights of the Child

[Unicef] Freetown, Sierra Leone -UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Ishmael Beah has concluded a visit to his native Sierra Leone on the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. (AllAfrica)

Liberians in Sierra Leone Build 'Protective Fence' Around Embassy

[Observer] Amb. Ruhle (2nd from right) with the PDLSL leadership. (AllAfrica)

Liberian Embassy in Sierra Leone Supports Children's Education

[Observer] Liberian Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Musu Jatu Ruhle (front, far left), stands with a few of the Liberian students in Sierra Leone who benefited from the donation. (AllAfrica)

MRU Holds High Level Confab On Renewable Energy in Freetown

[New Dawn] A conference for multi-stakeholders in renewable energy and clean cooking opens in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown Monday November 18, 2019, under the auspices of the Mano River Union (MRU) with a call to finding solution to the region's energy poverty. (AllAfrica)

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting With the Honourable Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Ph.d., Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

[USAID] Office of Press Relations (AllAfrica)

Breaking the Chains - Sierra Leone's Uphill Struggle to Reform Mental Health

[The New Humanitarian] Freetown -'Providing mental healthcare in this country is a challenge, due to the beliefs of people.' (AllAfrica)

Let's Strengthen Sierratel With National Support

[Concord] The rebranded Sierratel headquarters' building on Wallace Johnson Street in Freetown (AllAfrica)

LRRRC Clarifies Status of Sierra Leonean Refugees

[New Republic] The attention of Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission is drawn to the call by some former Sierra Leonean Refugees requesting the Commission and the UNHCR to resettle them in a Third Country of Asylum. (AllAfrica)

Three Journalists Beaten By Sierra Leone Presidential Bodyguards in September

[CPJ] On September 8, 2019, bodyguards of Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio attacked three journalists who were covering a football match in Freetown, the capital, according to the journalists, who spoke to CPJ, and news reports. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leonean Refugees in Liberia Protest Over 'Abandonment'

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Several aggrieved Sierra Leoneans residing in Liberia have staged a peaceful protest calling on authorities of the Government of Liberia (GOL), through the Liberia Refugees Repatriation Resettlement and Reintegration Commission (LRRRC) to determine their status and ensure their return to their country. (AllAfrica)

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)