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Paralympian Carrying Hopes in Tokyo

[Africa Renewal] Thirty-one-year-old George Wyndham, a Sierra Leonean Paralympian, will be competing in table tennis at the Tokyo Paralympics Games in August. He will be one of three Sierra Leonean Paralympians at the Games. (AllAfrica)

President JBio Addresses Global Education Summit in the UK, Assures of Girls' Access to Quality Education

[Sierra Leone Government] His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio today addressed the Global Education Summit, the biggest of such events to encourage donors to raise $5 billion in the next 5 years, along with commitments from partner countries on domestic financing for education. (AllAfrica)

CAN Supports Abolition of Death Penalty But.july 23, 2021

[Concord] While supporting the abolition of death penalty in the spirit of human rights, the Citizens Advocacy Network (CAN) has recommended that the prerogative of mercy (Pardon) provisions under Section 63 of the 1991 Constitution be amended and made watertight so that current and future Presidents would legally be barred from extending pardon to a person(s) convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction and are serving life sentences for heinous crimes. (AllAfrica)

APC MP,3 Others to Spend Another Week Behind Bars

[Concord] Hon Emmanuel Saidu Conteh and Co were arrested for alleged illegal importation of arms and ammunition (AllAfrica)

Le100m Bail for Alleged House Breaking Thief

[Concord] Magistrate Sahr Kekura at the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 on Pademba Road yesterday (Monday 26th July 2021) granted a Le 100 million bail plus one surety to one Aruna Conteh, 30, after he was charged with an alleged house breaking and larceny. (AllAfrica)

Investing in Girl's Education Is Investing in the Future.

[Concord] Girls face an education crisis around the world: we must act now. (AllAfrica)

Iiyl Donates Learning Materials to Pupils in Tombo

[Concord] In a bid to promote the Free Quality Education, International Islamic Youth League (IIYL), in collaboration with Father of Islam in Sierra Leone, last weekend donated learning materials and assorted clothing to orphans in the Tombo community, Western Rural. (AllAfrica)

Judge Cautions Former Youth Minister

[Concord] Justice Hannah Bonnie yesterday cautioned the former Minister of Youth Affairs, Alimamy Kamara, that he was granted bail on condition that he always avails himself in court, adding that the bail condition was key to the matter. (AllAfrica)

Sceptics Fear Crime Wave After Death Penalty

[RFI] In a historic vote by the parliament in Sierra Leone Friday, lawmakers abolished the death penalty, following in the footsteps of more than 20 countries on the African continent who have already done so (AllAfrica)

Brother Testifies Against Brother in Alleged Fuel Theft Matter

[Concord] Magistrate Sahr Kekura at the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 on Monday 26th July, 2021, sent Patrick Sheku Kabba into remand at the Male Correctional Facility on Pademba Road in the ongoing preliminary investigation into alleged theft of fuel. (AllAfrica)

Salone Ranked 10th in Tokyo Opening Ceremony

[Concord] Tokyo -- With Support from: Bockarie Alieu and Eric Fomba in Tokyo (AllAfrica)

Joshua Wyse Completes First Workout in Tokyo

[Concord] Tokyo -- With Support from Bockarie Alieu and Eric Fomba in Tokyo (AllAfrica)

Abolition of Death Penalty a Major Victory - Amnesty International

[AI London] Reacting to the news that Parliament voted on 23 July to abolish the death penalty in Sierra Leone, Amnesty International's West and Central Africa Director Samira Daoud said: (AllAfrica)

Gambia, Sierra Leone Sign Joint Commission to Boost Economic Cooperation

[The Point] BANJUL, 14 July 2021: The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Wednesday morning signed a Joint Commission with the Internal Affairs Minister of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mr. David Panda Noah, at his office in Banjul. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone Latest Country to Abolish Death Sentence

[CAJ News] Freetown -- THE abolition of the death penalty in Sierra Leone is hailed as a victory for human rights. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Votes to Abolish Capital Punishment

[VOA] Sierra Leone is set to become the 23rd country on the African continent to abolish the death penalty. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone Lawmakers Vote to Abolish Death Penalty

[Nation] Sierra Leone has become the latest country to outlaw the death penalty, after its Parliament on Friday approved a Bill replacing relevant sections of the penal code. (AllAfrica)

Statistics Sierra Leone Updates President Bio On Status of the Mid Term Housing and Population Census

[Sierra Leone Government] Presidential Lodge, Freetown, Friday 23 July 2021 - A delegation from Statistics Sierra Leone has called on His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio to update him on the status of the 2021 Mid-Term Population and Housing Census, making Sierra Leone the first to do both digital cartography and census in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Sports Minister, NSA Boss NOC Scribe Inspire Athletes Ahead of Olympic Games

[Concord] Accra -- Minister of Sports, Ibrahim Nylenkeh, the Executive Director of the National Sports Authority, Dr Kenneth Brima, and the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone Secretary General, Joseph Nyande in a motivational and inspirational drive, engaged Sierra Leonean swimmers hours before their departure for the Tokyo 2020, Olympic Games in Japan. (AllAfrica)

Parliamentary Delegation Pays a Courtesy Call On Salone's High Commission in Kenya

[Concord] Sierra Leone's Parliamentary Delegation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Executive Committee Meeting in Nairobi, on Monday,19the July, 2021, paid a courtesy call on Sierra Leones's High Commission in Kenya. (AllAfrica)

APC MP's Health Condition Deteriorates in Prison, Denied Bail

[Concord] While renewing his bail application in court, lead Defense Counsel for Honourable Emmanuel Saidu Conteh, on Monday informed the court that, the health condition of his client has deteriorated considerably, stating that the blood sugar of the second accused was at a very alarming stage. (AllAfrica)

Eight Sierra Leoneans for 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship

[Concord] The U.S. Embassy Freetown has announced that eight young Sierra Leonean leaders will participate in the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship. (AllAfrica)

Suckling Mother Granted Le100 Million Bail

[Concord] One Isatu Marrah, a suckling mother with three months old baby, was yesterday granted bail by Magistrate Sahr Kekura, presiding at the Pademba Road Court No.1 for using electricity illegally. (AllAfrica)

Orange Money Agents, Native Consortium Commend Parliament

[Concord] Over nine hundred Orange Money Agents and the Native Consortium and Research Centre, have commended the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Information and Communication, for ordering Orange Money SL Ltd,to give back the 6% Commission and pay agents their 38% dues, effective immodestly. (AllAfrica)

President Bio Engages Covax, Gavi for More Covid-19 Vaccines, Says Demand is High

[Sierra Leone Government] Teleconference, Freetown, Monday 19 July 2021 - His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio and Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr Austin Demby, have concluded a teleconference with Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi the vaccine alliance, resulting in the agreement to deliver another consignment of vaccines very soon. (AllAfrica)

ACC Engages Airports Authority On Corruption Issues

[Concord] ACC North-Western Manager, Al-Hassan Sesay (AllAfrica)

UBA MD Cozy With Swasal Vist, Says Bank Believes in the Media

[Concord] The leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL), in furtherance with its meeting with sports stakeholders, on Friday, 16th July 2021, met with the Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa-Sierra Leone (UBA-SL). (AllAfrica)

UNFPA Supports Health Ministry With Healthcare Equipment

[Concord] The United Nations Population Fund- UNFPA continues to work with the Government of Sierra Leone in providing maternal and newborn health services including Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care, family planning services for women and girls, and other sexual and reproductive health services. (AllAfrica)

NOC-SLE President Inspires Karatekas for Top Medals

[Concord] President of National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SLE), Dr Patrick Coker, has inspired Sierra Leone Karatekas and urged them to target medals at bigger stage, citing the African Championship and Commonwealth Games. (AllAfrica)

HRCSL Trains District Human Rights Committee Members

[Concord] With funds from UNDP and Irish Aid, the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone has trained thirty-two (32) members of the District Human Rights Committee (DHRC) on the implementation of gender justice international frameworks. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - Freetown Goes Into 2 Weeks Lockdown

[East African] Sierra Leone's capital Freetown goes into a two-week lockdown starting Monday, as the government revises measures to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)