Youth Anti-FGM Network Launched
[Concord] A national youth network to help and guide young girls achieve their educational dreams, as well as vulnerable women to realise their roles and responsibilities in ensuring that the country become a better community for girls and women was on Tuesday launched.
Daughter Testifies in Her Father's Murder Matter
[Concord] The first prosecution witness, Edna Johnson, in the ongoing murder trial involving one Jonathan Decker, who allegedly murdered one Samuel Sulter, yesterday, testified in court how the accused used cutlass to hit her father's head and eventually killed him.
Badea Project Battles With Tree Planting Community
[Concord] The BADEA Project which is rehabilitating existing structures and constructing additional facilities on Fourah Bay College (FBC) campus is currently battling with residents of Tree Planting community over a parcel of land which contractors want to utilise for the construction of senior and junior staff quarters, clinic, and other facilities.
Bonthe Sea Ambulance Breaks Down
[Concord] Residents of Bonthe Sherbro Island and other riverine communities could be in for a long suffering as the only sea ambulance has broken down.
FBC Students' Hostels Will Not Be Ready Ahead of 2017 Re-Opening - Project Manager
[Concord] Project Manager for the BADEA project has disclosed that the hostels at Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone, would not be ready by January 2017 because donors have failed to release the 10 percent advance payment for the rehabilitation work.
Mercury Cashier Committed to High Court
[Concord] Magistrate Dr. Binneh-Kamara of the Freetown Magistrates' court No 1 yesterday granted Le40 million bail to one Gladys Vandy, former Cashier at Mercury International, plus two sureties in like sum and committed the matter to the High court for trial.
National TB, Leprosy Control Programme Introduces New Tech for TB Diagnosis
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -A one-day orientation for clinicians organized by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation National Tuberculosis and Leprosy programme on GeneXpert machine for TB Diagnosis has been held at the St. Anthony Parish hall in Freetown.
Citizens Bemoan Stray Dogs in Freetown
[Concord] Residents of Freetown have expressed grave concern over increase in the number of stray dogs in the municipality.
Crash Truck Destroys Fibank Outlet At Kissy Road
[Concord] Staff members of the First International Bank outlet at Kissy Road, east of Freetown were in somber mood yesterday morning after they returned to work and found their office destroyed by a truck.
UBA CFO, Finance Team Shines At CFOs Awards
[Concord] For outstanding good leadership in the banking sector, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Group's Chief Finance Officer, Ugo Nwaghodoh, and team has for the second time won the 2nd Edition of Nigeria Chief Finance Officer Awards 2016.
'My Mother Poured Hot Oil On My Hand for Le90, 000'
[Concord] Six-year-old Adama Conteh of No. 21 First Street, Looking Town in the east end of Freetown, on Wednesday told a Freetown Magistrates' Court that her mother poured hot oil on her two hands because of Le90,000.
Thieves Target Solar Panels, Batteries in Port Loko
[Concord] Crime Officer attached to the Port Loko Police Division, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Michael Lagga, has told Concord Times in an exclusive interview that thieves have carted away large quantum of solar panels and batteries that had been installed in Port Loko township, adding that they have made several arrests since they discovered the ugly incidence.
New Chinese Ambassador Promises to Build On Foundation Laid By Predecessor
[Concord] While addressing dignitaries at a reception hosted to mark his assumption of office, newly accredited Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Ambassador Wu Peng has promised to build on the foundation laid by his predecessor by working with Sierra Leonean counterparts in carrying forward their cooperative partnership.
'Loan Repayment Is Timely' - President Tells Sierra Rutile
[Sierra Leone Government] FREETOWN -"There was need for the loan at the time and I commend Sierra Rutile Mining Company Ltd. for making full repayment of the sum of 22 million Euros which is very timely," President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Wednesday at a presentation ceremony at State House.
Justice Cowan - Hero, Not Villain!
[Concord] Justice Edmond K. Cowan has spent the better part of his adult life, spanning more than half a century, serving Sierra Leone diligently as an officer of the court, public servant, judge, speaker, ombudsman and chairman of the 80-man Constitutional Review Committee(CRC).
'Off-Grid Solar Can Save Lives in Salone'
[Concord] Campaign Leader of Power For All Sierra Leone yesterday stated that off-grid solar and other renewable solutions can save lives in the country by powering medical equipment, refrigerating vaccines and illuminating emergency operations.
FIFA to Support Sierra Leone 2018 U-17 World Cup Bid
[Concord] World Football governing body (FIFA) Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, has said that the federation would support Sierra Leone if they bid for the right to host the 2018 Under-17 Women's World Cup.
Lab to Start Accrediting Legal Aid Providers
[Concord] The Legal Aid Board (LAB) of Sierra Leone would soon start to accredit Non-Governmental Organisations that provide legal aid services to the less privilege and other categories of people in the country.
As Students Demo At Law Courttheresa & Co. Put On Le100 Million Bail
[Concord] Hundreds of students yesterday stormed the precinct of law court building, protesting and demanding the release of their colleagues who were arrested and charged to court for allegedly sharing a post on social media platform, which the police had considered to be an incitement and had the tendency to create chaos in the country.
President Koroma Receives AU Passport
[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday (21/11/2016) received his African Union (AU) Passport presented to him by Sierra Leone's ambassador to Ethiopia Osman Keh Kamara at State House in Freetown.