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2017-09-20 Schools Reopen After Mudslide Disaster
[Deutsche Welle] Schools in Sierra Leone have reopened more than a month after a mudslide devastated communities around Freetown. But not all students can return as many schools are still being used as temporary shelters.

2017-09-21 Police Complaints Board Presents Annual Report to President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government] The Independent Police Complaints Board (IPCB) on Wednesday 20 September presented its Inaugural Report for 2016 to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.

2017-09-21 Mobile Money Sent to Hundreds of Families Hit By Sierra Leone Mudslide
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Aid agencies hope that these cash transfers mean families will not be forced to take their children out of school or sell their assets in order to ensure they have enough food to eat

2017-09-20 Non-Acceptance of Expired ID Cardsncra Boss Appeals to Financial Institutionsa
[Concord] Director-General of the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) has again reiterated his appeal for financial institutions to accept expired national identity cards as well as alternative form of identification from customers.

2017-09-19 Brushing Off Abuse, Sierra Leone's Female Football Chief Seeks Second Term
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"I hope to inspire more women and girls to say no to gender discrimination, bullying and sexism in the sport"

2017-09-20 Chinese Ark Peace Arrives to Offer Free Medical
[Concord] The Chinese Naval medical Ship, Ark Peace, yesterday arrived the shores of Sierra Leone hoping to deliver free medical service to 200 people within five days, from Thursday, September 21 to Monday, September 25.

2017-09-20 Ahead of Sierra Leone Clashgambia to Host Guinea Bissau in Friendly Tie
[Concord] The Gambia Football Federation has confirmed that their female U-17 side will engage their Guinea Bissau opponent on Saturday September 16 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau for a warm-up match.

2017-09-20 Verdict 2018
[Concord] One night in mid-September, President Ernest Bai Koroma, now in the twilight of his presidency, invited his key lieutenants to State Lodge. Among them were some who had declared their intention to succeed him. Others, nursing the ambition to run but who will not openly say so, were also there. Social media quickly went overdrive. They called Koroma' s gathering of the APC contenders for President the 'Last Supper,' much like how Jesus met with his twelve disciples before he was betrayed.

2017-09-20 CHRDI Says Detention Facilities Expose Prisoners to Dangerous Environmental Conditions
[Concord] The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) has expressed grave concern with regards to what it's described as 'appalling conditions' of prisoners in detention facilities across the country.

2017-09-20 Accused Remanded for Unlawful Possession of Small Arms
[Concord] Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrates' Court No.1, yesterday remanded one Sahr Raymond Jones to the Male Correctional Centre for unlawful possession of small arms.

2017-09-20 Customs Impounds 13 Bullet Proof Cars, 5 Others in Abuja
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has seized 18 smuggled exotic cars from an Abuja-based car dealer., 13 of which are bullet-proof.

2017-09-19 SLPP Chairman Boycotts Delegates' Conference
[Concord] The main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), has concluded its national delegates' conference in the eastern district town of Kenema with the chairman and leader conspicuously absent, even though he was supposed to make a statement.

2017-09-20 APC Cautions Tunde Macarthy to Uphold Structures
[Concord] The deputy chairman and leader of the ruling All People's Congress (APC) Party has cautioned the newly registered member of the party, Tunde Macarthy popularly known as Tumac, to uphold the party's structures.

2017-09-19 John Sisay Denies Corruption Probe
[Concord] John Bonoh Sisay has denied media report that he is being investigated for corruption while he was Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Rutile.

2017-09-20 Sierra Leone Makes Huge Drop in FIFA Ranking
[Concord] Sierra Leone men's national team has plummeted 21 places down from 76th to 97th in the latest FIFA rankings for September 2017.

2017-09-20 Deputy Trade Minister Commissions Fermentation Tanks At Brewery
[Concord] Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry on Monday September 18, 2017, officially commissioned seven giant fermentation storage tanks at the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited.

2017-09-20 Golden Eagle Security Guard Remanded
[Concord] Magistrate Santigie Bangura on Wednesday (19 September 2017), remanded one Foday Kallon at the Male Correctional Centre on Pademba Road in Freetown for allegedly stealing four laptop computers, eight thousand United States Dollars (US$8,000) and eight suitcases, valued fourteen million Leones (Le14m) and other items in the dwelling house of Matilda Elizabeth Williams.

2017-09-19 'Tamba Sandy Was a Liability to the APC Party'
[Concord] The Deputy National Publicity Secretary 11, of the ruling All People's Congress (APC) party, Hon. Robin Fallay has stated that the resignation of the former Deputy Organising Secretary, Tamba Sandy, is of no effect to the party, as he was a 'liability'.

2017-09-19 RMFA to Face Parliament
[Concord] Members of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Works, Housing and Infrastructure have indicated they would summon senior officials of the Road Maintenance Fund Administration (RMFA) over the snail pace of roads construction carried out in Kenema and Kabala, among other districts.

2017-09-19 Koya Chiefdom Vows to Vote Isatu Potho Kamara for MP
[Concord] Madam Isatu Potho Kamara, dancing to the traditional beat with constituents

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