UN Moves From Peacebuilding to Development
[UN News]The United Nations today launched a new phase of support in Sierra Leone with the transitioning of its political mission to a more development-focused UN presence, a sign of the West African nation's sustained recovery from a brutal civil war and an example to follow for countries still grabbling with conflict.
UN to End Peacekeeping Mission
[VOA]Freetown -At the end of this month, more than 15 years of United Nations peacekeeping operations will end in Sierra Leone. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in the country's capital for two days to mark the occasion.
NRA Exceeds Target By More Than Le109 Billion
[Concord]The National Revenue Authority (NRA) has announced that it exceeded its target of revenue generated in the 2013 financial year to two trillion, two hundred and twelve billion, five hundred and forty six million Leones (Le.2,212,546,000,000), as against two trillion, one hundred and three billion, three hundred and fifty six million (Le 2,103,356,000,000) that was projected by government. The figure represents more than one hundred and nine billion Leones in excess revenue the Authority was projected to col
UN Chief Lauds Sierra Leone As Inspiring Example for International Peacebuilding Efforts
[Sierra Leone Government]"The completion of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office, UNIPSIL, marks the end of more than 15 years of successive peace and political operations that all played critical roles in supporting Sierra Leone's remarkable transition from war to peace," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated during a joint press conference with Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma.
"UN Has Had Immense Success in Sierra Leone" - Toyberg-Frandzen
[Deutsche Welle]The UN mission in Sierra Leone was carried out in several stages. The third and final stage, the United Nations Integrated Peace Building Mission in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), is now coming to an end.
Parliament Amends Local Court Act, 2014
[Concord]Members of Parliament yesterday amended section 5 of the Local Courts Act of 2011. The amendment is in respect of qualification for the position of Local Court Chairman and Vice Chairman. The new amendment stipulates that any person appointed to the position should be able to read and write in English, including being proficient in a dominant language in the chiefdom.
MPs Ratify National Carrier Amendment Act, 2014
[Concord]Members of Parliament yesterday ratified the Sierra Leone National Carrier Amendment Act, with a view to enhancing the direct shipment of goods into the country via the Sierra Leone Ports Authority.
Audit Report Reveals - Over Nine Billion Missing At MOD
[Concord]Senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials were Monday unable to give account of how the whopping sum of Le9.32 billion was expended, as stated in the Auditor-General's Report of 2012, when summoned by members of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament.
SLEMDA Chairlady Vows to Fight Maternal Mortality
[Concord]Founder and Chairlady of the newly established Sierra Leone Mothers Development Association (SLEMDA), Madam Theresa Sesay, has assured Sierra Leoneans that her organization will complement the government in the fight against maternal mortality in the country.
Police Warn Land Grabbers
[Concord]Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Crime Services yesterday warned land grabbers, especially those engaged in acquiring land documents by fraudulent means, to desist from the act forthwith or face the full force of the law.
Bobson Sesay, Charlie Wright for U-17 & U-20 Posts
[Concord]Central Parade head coach, Bobson Sesay and FC Kallon coach, Charlie Wright have both been tipped to take charge of the national U-17 and U-20 teams respectively.
Confirmed - Eight Disciplines to Represent Salone At Commonwealth Games
[Concord]Eight sporting disciplines - Athletics, Cycling, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, Table Tennis and Squash - are expected to represent Sierra Leone in this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Sports News - Fa Cup: Fc Kallon Jr. Face Nottingham Forest
[Concord]FC Kallon Junior will today battle it out against Nottingham Forest - Sierra Leone in the third round of the Western Area qualifiers of the Leocem-sponsored FA Cup competition.
Police Officer Remanded for Forgery
[Concord]Dismissed police constable, 14302 Mohamed Michael Kamara was yesterday remanded at the maximum security prison on Pademba Road by Magistrate Komba Kamanda, presiding at the Freetown Magistrates Court No.2, for allegedly forging a statement of result from the Milton Margai College of Education Science and Technology (MMCET).
Keynote Address By He President Ernest Bai Koroma On the Occasion of the Official Opening Ceremony of the Fisheries and Marine Training Institute
[Sierra Leone Government]Mr. Chairman,
President Koroma Assures NEC
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has assured the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of government's continued support in the discharge of its mandate.
In Abuja - African Leaders Commit to Fight Terrorism
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 27th February urged Nigeria to rise up to the occasion and take the responsibility of being the big brother in Africa, saying that Nigeria must look inwards.
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo Paid Courtesy Call On Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone
[Focac]On February 25, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo paid a courtesy call on Dr. Ebun Adebola Strasser-King, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone. They exchanged views on bilateral relations and issues of common concern.
President Koroma Attends Centenary Celebrations in Nigeria
[Sierra Leone Government]His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma will leave the shores of Freetown this afternoon for Nigeria to attend the Centenary celebration activities which were flagged off by H.E. Dr Ebele Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in February this year, and will climax in the Grand Finale to be held in Abuja from 27th - 28th February, 2014.
FRSC to Assist Sierra Leone in Traffic Control
[This Day]The federal government Tuesday said it would send two officials of Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) to Sierra Leone to assist the country in controlling its traffic snarl. It equally disclosed that the two FRSC officials would be in the country for two years, working alongside Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA).