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2016-02-12 AIPS Congress Rejects Motion for Women Quota
[Concord] Doha -A motion put forward by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) to have one quota for female sports journalists in the global Executive Committee included in the statutes of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) was on Tuesday 9th February defeated as majority of the delegates at the ongoing 79th conference in Doha Qatar voted against it.

2016-02-12 Judge Threatens Juror With ACC Probe
[Concord] Justice Alusine Sesay of the Freetown High Court Tuesday threatened a juror with an Anti-Corruption Commission investigation.

2016-02-12 EDSA Inferno Accused Put On Le800 Million Bail
[Concord] Magistrate Abu Bakarr Binneh-Kamara of the Freetown Magistrates' Court No.1 yesterday granted bail in the sum of Le800m plus two sureties to one Moses Alie Lansanah, who is standing trial on three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, arson and setting fire to any matter or thing being in a building, contrary to section 7 of the Malicious Damage Act of 1861.

2016-02-12 PPRC Boss Assures of Achieving Planned Activities
[Concord] Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) has assured staff of the commission's commitment in ensuring that the planned activities for 2016 are achieved.

2016-02-12 Western Union Ends Promo, Distributes Prizes
[Concord] Western Union Money Transfer, which is operated by six banks in the country - Union Trust Bank, First International Bank, Ecobank, Zenith Bank, Access Bank and Skye Bank - has ended their "Tok For Free" promotion this Tuesday by distributing mobile phones and recharge units to lucky winners.

2016-02-12 Alie Kabba Cannot Ignore Questions Around Personality
[Concord] Imagine a highly educated person who has lived most of his adult life in the United States of America and seen politics at work in that part of the world tells you not to focus on 'Personality' but on 'Issues' - policies, programmes and manifestos - in choosing your leaders. I take 'Personality' to mean the character, private life and also track record.

2016-02-12 Strasser Joins NK Zagreb
[Concord] Sierra Leone midfielder, Rodney Strasser, has joined Croatian second tier league side, NK Zagreb on loan from Italian Serie A club Genoa.

2016-02-12 Le10 Million Bail for Court File 'Thief'
[Concord] Magistrate Mohamed Seray-Wurie presiding at the Ross Road Magistrates' Court No.1 yesterday granted Le10 million bail to one Fomba Bunduka, who is charged with stealing a court file at the Freetown Magistrates' Court No.2 on Siaka Stevens Street.

2016-02-12 UNFPA, Partners Provide U.S.$250,000 Support to SSL
[Concord] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners have provided financial support amounting to US$250,000 for renovation work, procurement of data processing and information technology equipment to Statistics Sierra Leone, including 145 desktop computers, 6 servers and accessories, air conditioners and accessories, and 250kva generator for regular power supply.

2016-02-12 Freetown Uncut Announces First Music Festival
[Concord] Freetown Uncut, in collaboration with the National Tourist Board, yesterday announced the first ever music festival scheduled to be held at the Lumley Beach Road in Freetown on 23 and 24 April.

2016-02-12 Real Mack FC Terminates Konneh's Contract
[Concord] First division side Real Mack FC on Wednesday announced the contract termination of their coach, John Junior Konneh and the rest of his technical team by mutual consent.

2016-02-12 U.S.$700,000 Fraud Case
[Concord] Mohamed M'baqui, first accused in a mega US$700,000 fraud trial presided over by Justice Alusine Sesay at the Freetown High Court, yesterday allegedly insulted the prosecutor, apparently in anger over his continuous detention while his family languishes.

2016-02-12 Old Edwardians Fires Musa Kallon
[Concord] Old Edwardians Football Club has sacked their head coach Musa Kallon following his alleged issuing of death threats and raining of abuses against the club's chairman, Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai.

2016-02-12 Child Labourers Not Sure About Their Future
[Concord] Children who sell wares on the streets of Freetown have expressed fear over their future as most of them have stopped going to school, despite promises by their guardians that they would send them to school.

2016-02-12 Ivory Coast Offers 83MW Electricity for Sale to Salone, Others
[Concord] The Government of Cote d'Ivoire has availed 83 megawatts of electricity for sale to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

2016-02-12 Envoy Addresses Students On Impact of Sino-Sierra Leone Ties
[Concord] China -Sierra Leone's envoy to the People's Republic of China Monday (8th February) said with the establishment in 2000 of the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), investment strategy and cooperation of China with Africa took on a new phase, focusing on multi-lateral tenets and practices.

2016-02-12 Volleyball - Salone Referee to Officiate At FIVB World Tour
[Concord] Former national volleyball player, Mohamed Benson Bawoh, Tuesday departed the shores of Sierra Leone to officiate in the 2015/2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Kish Island, Iran.

2016-02-12 Scene of Crime Officer Testifies in DJ Clef Murder Trial
[Concord] Detective Inspector Musa Saidu Dumbuya attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Freetown yesterday testified in the murder trial of David Sydney Buckle alias DJ Clef.

2016-02-12 Driver Guilty of Manslaughter Given 6 Yrs Jail or Le10 Million
[Concord] A commercial driver, Abdul Bangura, 31, was yesterday convicted of manslaughter at the High Court and sentenced to jail for six years or to pay an alternate fine of Le10 million.

2016-02-12 Matotoka-Sefadu Road Rehab Project Reviewed
[Concord] At the ongoing National Portfolio Review of Development Projects funded by development partners at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), the Matotoka-Sefadu road project was reviewed and it was observed that if appropriate modalities are not put in place the project will not be completed against the stipulated end time.

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