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International Migration Body Hails Historic Human Trafficking Convictions

[Africa Renewal] The Sierra Leone High Court has for the first time, convicted people of human trafficking, sentencing two women to lengthy jail terms earlier this month, a move hailed as a significant blow to those who engage in this modern-day form of slavery. (AllAfrica)

Making School Environment Healthy and Conducive for Learning

[WHO] Sierra Leone has commenced the process of developing a National School Health Policy and Strategy to create a safe, healthy school environment for learning with the aim to improve social inclusion and sustainable human capital development. The process is being coordinated by an interministerial core group led by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The World Health Organization in collaboration with other United Nations agencies are providing strategic technical assistance to the government for the devel (AllAfrica)

Improving National and District Capacity to Tackle Maternal Mortality

[WHO] Maternal mortality remains a major concern in Sierra Leone. Recent statistics show that maternal mortality accounts for 36 percent of all deaths among women age 15-49 in the country. This makes Sierra Leone one of the countries in the world with the highest life-time risk of women dying at pregnancy or childbirth. (AllAfrica)

2030 malaria goa l- One million under five children get malaria yearly

[Concord] Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr the mayor of Freetown City has said that in Sierra Leone, 2.24 million people will be at an outpatient department all over the country for malaria treatment every year. 'Out of this' she added 'one million of them will be under the age of 5'. (AllAfrica)

Parliamentary Water Committee Summons Guma Valley Boss

[Concord] Members of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Water Resources have summoned the Director General, Senior Management team and contractors of the Guma Valley Water Company to apprise them on all major projects undertaken by the institution to address the perennial water shortage across the municipality. (AllAfrica)

Transnational CEO Seeks Govt Protection On Piracy

[Concord] Chief Executive Officer of Transnational Sierra Leone Limited has called on the government through the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Information and Communications to protect them from piracy and illegal smuggling. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Summons NCRA DG

[Concord] Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Abass C. Bundu, has called on the Acting Leader of the House to summon the Director General of the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) at the next Parliamentary sittings to explain to members details of a public notice issued by his office on 20th February, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Government Rokel Secondary School Turns Eyesore

[Concord] Government Rokel Secondary School situated at Tower Hill, adjacent the country's parliament, is currently in a dilapidated shape and not ideal for learning. (AllAfrica)

Chief Immigration Officer Snubs CSOs

[Concord] Chief Immigration Officer (CIO), Andrew Jaiah Kaikai, last Friday walked off a group of right defenders headed by the West Africa youth Network for Peace Education and Economic Development Sierra Leone (WAYNPEED-SL) and Native Consortium, who were protesting against a number of issues surrounding the country's passport that is produced by NetPage company. (AllAfrica)

Accused Walks Free After Spending Over 4 Years On Remand

[Concord] Alhaji Sesay, who spent over four years in remand custody at the Sierra Leone Correctional Centre, was finally released on Friday, February 28, 2020, after Justice Reginald Fynn returned a verdict of not guilty. (AllAfrica)

Govt is Using Lessons From Ebola to Prepare for Coronavirus

[The Conversation Africa] The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, started at the end of 2019 in Wuhan, China. It is spreading rapidly around the world and countries face many challenges in preventing and managing the spread of a new virus within and across borders. (AllAfrica)

SLRSA Flouts Local Content Policy, Contractors Cry Foul

[Concord] Three indigenous companies that are producing license number plates for the country have expressed their dissatisfaction over Sierra Leone Roads Safety Authority (SLRSA)'s attempt to terminate their services for Autospec-a foreign based company. (AllAfrica)

Govt Urged to Strengthen Nursery Schools

[Concord] Head Teacher of the Eva Houston Preparatory Nursery School and National Executive Officer of the Sierra Leone Teacher's Union (SLTU), has called on the government through the Parliamentary Committee on Basic Education to strengthen the nursery school system as it is the foundation for the free quality education. (AllAfrica)

Ending the Grace Period - Why We Must Now Scrutinize the Bio Presidency

[Concord] My position and viewpoints on matters of Sierra Leone politics are not new: I have always been outspoken in my critique of those who misuse power. (AllAfrica)

Beyond Borders

[Concord] In the first part of this piece, I stated that although I have been writing on issues at home, this is the first time in many years that I have spent some weeks in Freetown, the Sierra Leone capital, after many years of working for the United Nations. (AllAfrica)

ACC Signs MOU With CSO Consortium for Good Governance

[Concord] Deputy Commissioner of ACC Augustine Foday-Ngobie and Secretary General of Civil Society Consortium for Good Governance, Human Rights and Democracy-Sierra Leone Marcus Bangura signing the MoU. (AllAfrica)

SALWACO to Connect 1500 Customers in Makeni

[Concord] The Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) is set to connect a total of One Thousand Five Hundred new customers in Makeni and its surrounding towns and villages by March of this year. (AllAfrica)

Minister of Energy On Assessment At Njala University for 500 Kw Solar Light

[Concord] By MoE Comm. Unit (AllAfrica)

VP Launches 15 EU Funded Grant Projects

[Concord] Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh has yesterday launched the 15 grant projects costing 18 Million Euros, under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), through it project tittle "Boosting Agriculture for Food Security" (BAFS). (AllAfrica)

Lawmakers Unhappy With FCC

[Concord] Members of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Local Government and Rural Development yesterday stood down the hearing of the Freetown City Council (FCC) after a majority of its essential staff failed to appear before the committee. (AllAfrica)

IGR Urges Govt to Allocate 2020 Resources in Time

[Concord] Executive Director of the Institute for Governance Reforms (IGR), Andrew Lavalie, has urged the government of President Julius Maada Bio to declare performance target and to allocate resources to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA's) as he declares 2020 as a year of delivery in the country. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Ratifies G7+ Charter

[Concord] Members of Parliament yesterday unanimously ratified the G7+ Charter that is geared towards setting up of a parliamentary union that will serve the G7+ member states. (AllAfrica)

Can Anything Come Out of Nazareth

[Concord] Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the Torah and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." (AllAfrica)

Liberia, Sierra Leone Join to Protect Gola Rainforest

[Observer] Liberia's Minister of Foreign Affairs and his counterpart from Sierra Leone signed the MOU. (AllAfrica)

Forensic Laboratory the Missing Link to Ensure Justice for Sexual Assault Victims

[Concord] Sexual violence against children is a gross violation of children's rights; which can take the form of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape or sexual exploitation. (AllAfrica)

Trafficking Victim Narrates Ordeal

[Concord] A victim of human trafficking has narrated in court how she was sexually and physically abused by traffickers in the Islamic state of Oman. (AllAfrica)

BAN, Partners Launch Audit Scorecards Animation Videos

[Concord] Budget Advocacy Network(BAN) and partners, including Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL), Christian Aid and Restless Development, have yesterday launched the Audit Scorecards Animation Videos which captured the amounts Ministries Departments and Agencies(MDAs) were unable to account for in the fiscal years of 2014 to 2017. (AllAfrica)

From the Street to the Farm - the Story of Abdulai Conteh in Port Loko District of Maforki Chiefdom

[Concord] For eleven years, a civil war of many dimensions ravaged Sierra Leone, leaving trails of destruction, pain and untold economic hardship. (AllAfrica)

Ex-President Koroma Heads Ecowas Observation Mission in Togo Polls

[Concord] Former President Ernest Bai Koroma has yesterday, Wednesday, 19th February, departed Sierra Leone to lead the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) observation mission in the presidential election in Togo scheduled to take place on 22nd February, this year. (AllAfrica)

Some Ipam Students to Miss Graduation Ceremony

[Concord] Some aggrieved students of the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) have expressed dissatisfaction over what many referred to as the administration's refusal to allow them be part of the upcoming graduation ceremony scheduled to take place on the 22nd February, 2020 at the National Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone Female U-20 Resumes Training for Senegal's Return Leg

[Concord] The Sierra Leone Female Under 20 team has on Wednesday, January 22, resumed training ahead of their FIFA U-20 preliminary qualifier return leg tie against Senegal in Pikin, Senegal. (AllAfrica)