President Launches Mega Road Projects
[Sierra Leone Government] By State House Communication Unit
Govt of Sierra Leone Receives Training From WFP to Enhance Rapid Emergency Response Capabilities
[WFP] The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was the largest global public health crisis in recent history, with over 8,000 cases confirmed in Sierra Leone alone. EVD had a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities, claiming the lives of almost 4,000 people and causing widespread socio-economic disruption.
Mansaray Breaks New 800 Million Record
[Concord] Sierra Leone and Prep star, Agnes Mansaray of Penn Wood High School in Philadelphia was at it again over the weekend as she bettered the Sierra Leone women's 800 meters record which she had tied last year.
Lawmakers Ratify U.S.$40 Milion Loan Agreement for Farming
[Concord] Lawmakers yesterday ratified a forty million dollar (US$40m) loan agreement that will be used to transform the farming system from subsistence to commercialised.
Four Committed to High Court for Office Breaking & Larceny
[Concord] Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara Monday committed to the High Court a matter of office breaking and larceny involving four accused persons who are alleged to have broken and entered into the office of Kwame Eku Kumson Insurance Brokers Company and stole property worth Le25 million.
On the Beat With a Community Health Worker in Sierra Leone
[UN Sierra Leone] Bombali District -Osman Koroma is on a mission to save lives. Like almost everyone else in the village of Kathirie in Sierra Leone's Bombali District, Osman is a farmer. But four years ago, he added a new set of skills when he was trained to join the ranks of Sierra Leone's cadre of Community Health Workers (CHWs).
Brother Wanted to Sell Bother for Le3 Million
[Concord] Trade Unionist Aaron Aiah Brima yesterday told a Freetown Magistrates' Court that accused Abdul Russel wanted to sale his brother Umaro Russel at Big Market for Le3 million.
Flashback - 25 May, 1997
[Concord] Nineteen years ago today (Sunday, 25 May, 1997), a ragtag group of soldiers called the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) overthrew the government of President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, who had been elected president in March 1996 in the first multi-party elections for nearly three decades in Sierra Leone.
Ahead of Leone Stars Encounter - Sudan to Face Harambee Stars in Friendly Duel
[Concord] The Falcons of Jediane of Sudan will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, to face the Harambee Stars in a friendly match scheduled for 27 May at the Moi International Sports centre, Kasarani.
Mercury Int.md Urges Sports Journalists
[Concord] Managing Director of Sierra Leone's leading sports betting and lottery company, Martin Michael, has called on all sports journalists in the country to change from the traditional sports reporting to being sports watchdog.
HRC-SL Educate Partners On Keeping Proper Records of Matters Referred
[Concord] The Directorate of Complaints Investigations and Legal Services of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone yesterday engaged key partners who they refer specific cases to in order to obtain vital information from in the determination of cases.
Bubuya & Yebaya Women Seek Help
[Concord] Over 200 women and children in Bubuya and Yebaya villages, in the Tonko Limba Chiefdom, Kambia district, have called on the government and well-wishers to help improve their condition.
MRU Transport Ministers Call On President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government] The Liberian Minister of Transport Angela Cassell Bush and Minister of State In-Charge of Transport from the Republic of Guinea Oye Guilavogui on Thursday 19 May 2016 paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Trustco Looks to Sierra Leone for Diamonds
[Namibia Economist] Trustco Holdings and a subsidiary within the group, Huso Investments Limited are looking at West Africa, particularly Sierra Leone for diamonds, with the group announcing this week that it had entered negotiations with an undisclosed entity. Huso Investments is yet to be fused into the Trustco group, owing to outstanding issues including shareholder approval. Huso Investments in its current form is owned by Trustco man, Quinton van Rooyen and his immediate family.
How Black Bin Bags and Common Sense Helped End Ebola
[African Arguments] Rather than formal health systems, it was local common sense, allied to local ingenuity, that was crucial in ending Ebola. Is it time for a bottom-up citizen science?
Sierra Leone Gets Feel of CAF Club Licensing
[CAF] Thirty-five officials representing the various stakeholders of Sierra Leone football took part in the CAF Club Licensing seminar from 18-19 May 2016 in Freetown.
Transco CLSG Launches Local Committees in Sierra Leone, Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] TRANSCO CLSG, the regional transmission company, in collaboration with authorities in Sierra Leone and Liberia has begun activities marking the official launch of Local Committee and information and sensitization campaign for the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) in these countries.
President Opens Wusum Masonic Temple
[Sierra Leone Government] President Ernest Bai Koroma on Saturday 21 May 2016 officially opened the Wusum Masonic Temple at Makambo in Makeni, Bombali district.
World Bank Says License Fees for Fishing Trawlers Too Low
[Concord] The Country Manager for the World Bank office in Sierra Leone yesterday stated that license fees paid by trawlers sailing in the country's waters are too low, and that as a result about 95 trawlers currently sail the country's waters.
Re-Emergence of Traffic Lights in Sierra Leone - Perceptions Versus Actuality
[Concord] Decades after they suddenly disappeared in Sierra Leone's capital city, Freetown, streetlights have reappeared, with two sets installed at Bus Halt in Brookfield and Congo Cross, both in the relatively affluent west end of the city.