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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)

Bike Rider Testifies in Former FTC Principal's Murder Trial

[Concord] Abu Bakarr Kargbo, a commercial motorbike rider (okada) in the eastern part of Freetown, yesterday (Tuesday 15th January) testified in the on-going preliminary investigation of a murder matter involving the former Freetown Teacher's College Principal, Dr. Sahr Fillie, who allegedly murdered his wife. (AllAfrica)

China Donates Medical Supplies, Opens Remote Pathological Diagnosis Platform

[Concord] The Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone yesterday, on behalf of the Chinese government, donated medical supplies worth millions of dollars to Sierra Leone for onward use by the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital at Jui in the Western Rural district. (AllAfrica)

BRAC Sierra Leone Donates to ONS

[Concord] BRAC Sierra Leone's Emergency Preparedness and Response unit donated bags of rice to the Office of National Security's (ONS) Community Disaster Reduction (DRR) Programme Volunteers. (AllAfrica)

JPGF Commander Tells Court Martial 'We Haven't 14.5mm Cartridges At Our Holding'

[Concord] The current Commander of Joint Presidential Guard Force (JPGF), Lieutenant Colonel Moriba Mohamed Kposowa, has told Judge Advocate and Court Martial Board Members that they didn't have 14.5mm rounds at the JPGF ammunition holding centre. (AllAfrica)

Appa Urges Government to Dialogue With Political Parties

[Concord] The All Political Parties Association (APPA) has in a press statement issued on Monday 14th, January, urged government to engage in an effective and constructive dialogue with all political parties, especially the main opposition party-All Peoples Congress(APC), as a way forward to addressing concerns about political intimidation and electoral -related violence among others. (AllAfrica)

Premier League Referees to Undergo Seminar

[Concord] Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) referees manager, Mohamed Bowen Freeman has confirmed they are planning to host a seminar for all premier league referees before the commencement of the 2019 premier league. (AllAfrica)

Umaru Bangura in for FC Zurich Captain's Armband

[Concord] Sierra Leone national team captain, Umaru Bangura is possibly in line to put on FC Zurich captain's armband as a replacement of the departed Victor Palsson. (AllAfrica)

Kroo Bay Residents Vow to Respect, Care for People With Autistism

[Concord] Residents of the Kroo Bay Community, west of Freetown, have vowed to treat people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the country with utmost respect. (AllAfrica)

Cricket - Midwest, Kent-Sl, Crusaders Open Youth Odi League With Victory

[Concord] Midwest, Kent-SL and Crusaders youth cricket teams got-off a flying start in the Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA)/Mercury International Youth ODI cricket club league, with a win over Old Princewaleans, Regent Olympic and Wanderers respectively. (AllAfrica)

Sexual Penetration - Police Testifies Against Military Colonel

[Concord] As the preliminary investigation of an alleged sexual penetration of a 14-year-old girl progresses in the Freetown Magistrates'Court No.1, Police Sergeant 1048 Alimamy Kamara, has testified on how he investigated the said matter. (AllAfrica)

2017 Audit Report Exposes Inefficiency of SLRTC

[Concord] The Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation (SLRTC) was not properly prepared to operate and maintain the new buses when they entered into service in July 2015, says the 2017 Audit General's Report on the Accounts of Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Dr. Coker Re-Elected NOC-SLE President

[Concord] Dr. Patrick Coker has been re-elected unopposed as President of the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SLE) on Saturday, 12th January, 2019, at the OlympAfica Centre, Goderich. (AllAfrica)

Outcome of IGP's Summon By Parliament - C4c Lawmakers Dissatisfied

[Concord] Coalitions for Change (C4C) Members of Parliament have expressed dissatisfaction over the outcome of the meeting between the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Internal Affairs Committee in parliament because they were not allowed to ask questions. (AllAfrica)

Lawyer Urges Discharge of 14 APC 'Rioters'

[Concord] Counsel representing Zuliatu Cooper and 13 others, Lawyer Ibrahim Sorie Koroma, has called on the magistrate to discharge his clients on the grounds that the prosecution has no evidence against them, citing Section 94 of the Criminal Procedure Act No. 32 of 1965. (AllAfrica)

'I Am Determined to Build Business Sector in Sierra Leone'

[Concord] Chief Executive Officer of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDA) has vowed to promote small and medium enterprises in Sierra Leone, stating that government was genuinely concerned about building the capacity of Sierra Leoneans through business. (AllAfrica)

Premier League Clubs Still Battling With Registration As Deadline Elapses

[Concord] Sierra Leone Premier League clubs are still battling to complete their registration ahead of the commencement of the country's highest football league scheduled to kick-start on January 27, 2019. (AllAfrica)

He Who Seeks Equity Must Come With Clean Hands.

[Concord] I can discern mischief from even the slightest of innuendos and utterances in an instant, and was able to identify same from statements by the Deputy Minister of Information in a recent Radio AM talk show. If I heard him well, the Commissions of Inquiries (COIs) are not witch hunting exercises, but that "they will be free fair and credible in all their deliberations. And after the Commissioners would have submitted their findings to government, Cabinet will thereafter review them and then decide on what pu (AllAfrica)

'Professionalism Lacking in the Police Force'

[Concord] Alhaji Foday B. Turay, poised to improve on police professionalism (AllAfrica)

Call to End Stigma Against People With Autism

[Concord] A charitable organization, Autism Voice Sierra Leone, is strongly advocating for an end to stigma against people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). (AllAfrica)

The Current Political Tension in the Country

[Concord] As observers would prove us right, the country is currently characterised with deepen political tension. There have been cases of arrests of opposition party members by the Sierra Leone Police, who might be acting on orders from above. (AllAfrica)

CHRDI Partners ACC to Aid Corruption Fight

[Concord] The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) has partnered with Sierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to help them in their difficult journey to eradicate corruption in the country. (AllAfrica)

2017 Audit Report - Le185 Million Not Accounted for At Tonkilili Govt Hospital

[Concord] The 2017 Audit General's Report on the Accounts of Sierra Leone has revealed that the Magburaka Government Hospital, Tonkolili district, could not account for Le185 million in cash and assets. (AllAfrica)

Army Colonel Returns to Jail for Sexual Penetration

[Concord] The Magistrate at Freetown Court No.1, Santigie Ibrahim Sorie Bangura, last Friday, January 11th, 2018, for the second time, refused to grant bail to a military colonel that is under preliminary investigations on allegation of sexual penetration of a 14-year-old child. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia, Sierra Leone Keen to Strengthen Ties

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia and Sierra Leone have expressed their desire to strengthen bilateral and diplomatic ties, according to a statement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Delay in Court Cases, Inefficiency of Judges -

[Concord] The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI ) has called for the immediate overhaul of the Sierra Leone Judiciary, citing delay in delivering judgment on cases in court and the 'inefficiency' of some judges. (AllAfrica)

Korean Experts Commence Taekwondo Training Today

[Concord] Four Taekwondo experts from the Peoples Republic of Korea, in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Taekwondo Association, will on Friday, January 11, 2019, commence a 29-day coaches and athletes training for interested Sierra Leonean kids and adults. (AllAfrica)

Police Investigate Sam Sumana's State Security Personnel

[Concord] Deputy Head of Operations at the Operational Support Division (OSD) of the Sierra Leone Police, Superintendent John N. Senesie, has disclosed that while three of the state security personnel deployed to the erstwhile sacked Vice President, Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana, were under custody helping the police with investigations, the remaining two were currently at large. (AllAfrica)

Buya Turay Hopes to Fire Djurgården to Europe

[Concord] Newly Djurgården loan signing, Mohamed Buya Turay, is looking forward to helping the club finish at top place in the Swedish league and fires them to either European Champions League or Europa League qualifiers, next season. (AllAfrica)

APC Chairlady Sent Back to Jail

[Concord] The former Chairlady of the All People's Congress (APC) at the Lumley Market, Kadiatu Tarawalie, has yesterday, January 10th remanded for the second time at the Female Correctional Centre in Freetown for allegedly insulting the current Chairlady of the said market, Sarah Memu. (AllAfrica)

Girl, 10, Dies After Genital Cutting in Sierra Leone

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] FGM is widely practised in the West African nation during girls' initiations into secret societies which wield significant political clout. (AllAfrica)