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2016-07-01 Sierra Leone President Off to South Africa
[The Herald] Sierra Leone President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday left Harare for South Africa where he is expected to meet with South African President Jacob Zuma to hold talks on the inclusion of African countries in the United Nations Security Council.

2016-06-30 UN Security Council Reform Agenda Hots Up
[The Herald] Sierra Leone President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma arrived in Harare yesterday for consultations with President Mugabe on United Nations Security Council reforms as Africa steps up efforts to bring the Ezulwini Consensus to life.

2016-06-27 Smallholder Farmers Improve and Diversify Their Food Production
[WFP] The World Food Programme and its partners work with thousands of vulnerable smallholder farmers to improve and diversify their food production.

2016-06-23 Mass Graves Beckon for Homeless and Destitute Dead
[Guardian Network] Freetown -Volunteers calling themselves the Death and Destitute Organisation bury Freetown's unidentified bodies, frustrated by lack of action by the authorities

2016-06-22 China to Construct Disease Control Center & Office for Mohs
[Sierra Leone Government] A delegation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China (China CDC) on June 21, 2016 disclosed plans by the Government of the People's Republic of China to build a center for the control and prevention of tropical diseases in Sierra Leone as well as a new office for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation at New England Ville in Freetown.

2016-06-20 Sierra Leone Is On the Path of an Unstoppable Transformation - President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government] After 30 years without electricity, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, on Sunday June 19, 2016, has commissioned the Electrification of Magburaka and it's Environs Phase 1 Project.

2016-06-17 UK Assures Sierra Leone of More Support
[Sierra Leone Government] The United Kingdom Permanent Secretary for the Department for International Development (DFID), Mark Lowcook, today (Thursday June 16, 2016) reassured President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma that Britain through its development office will continue to support Sierra Leone in its recovery efforts.

2016-06-13 Drug Trafficking Threatens Development
[WACSI] Drug trafficking is fast becoming the most serious problem in West Africa. The sub- region has seen an increase in drug trafficking, production and consumption which continues to ruin many lives.

2016-06-15 Peacebuilding Commission's Visit to Sierra Leone
[UN Sierra Leone] The Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations and Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Ambassador Macharia Kamau, and the Permanent Representative of Canada and Chair of the PBC Country Specific Configuration for Sierra Leone, Ambassador Marc André Blanchard, led a delegation of the PBC to Sierra Leone from 12 to 14 June 2016. The objective of the visit, which is part of a PBC West Africa tour, which started in Liberia (9-12 June) and will continue to Guinea and Senegal, is to

2016-06-15 The Census Provisional Results Are Credible and Reflect the True Situation - UNPBC
[Sierra Leone Government] In just about a day after the Global Peace Index report shows that Sierra Leone has beaten Ghana to become the most peaceful country in West Africa, a high-powered delegation of the United Nations Peace Building Commission (UNPBC) has completed a two-day visit to Sierra Leone to emphasize the Commission's role in the country's peace building process.

2016-06-13 63 MDAs Meet to Validate Anti-Corruption Scorecards
[Concord] Some 63 Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) have met at the Cathedral Hall on Gloucester Street to validate their scorecards on the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS). The performance scorecards relate to measures the MDAs had taken to address key corruption indicators that impede service delivery. Officials representing the institutions constitute focal persons and members of the Integrity Management Committees (IMCs).

2016-06-13 'Fake State House Microcredit Facilitator' Gets High Court Date
[Concord] One Abdul Akim Koroma, who allegedly conned unsuspecting petty traders, has had his case committed to the High Court for trial by Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh M. Kamara last Friday, 10 June, 2016.

2016-06-13 Revealed - 'Sierra Leone Is Still a Major Transit Zone for Cocaine'
[Concord] The Executive Director of National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) has averred that Sierra Leone remains a major conduit distributor or transit zone for cocaine along the West African coast for South America trafficking cartels.

2016-06-13 Kabala Correctional Centre Lacks Basic Facilities, Says Human Rights Commission
[Concord] The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRC-SL) has concluded a two -day macro- monitoring activity of the correctional facility, police station and chiefdom cell in Kabala, Koinadugu district.

2016-06-13 Sports Minister Speaks of Sports Confab Intention
[Concord] Sierra Leone's Minister of Sports, Ahmed Khanou, has highlighted some of the aims and objective of the upcoming National Sports Development Conference, which is slated for 28th - 30th July, 2016 on the theme 'Repositioning Sports for Sustainable Development'.

2016-06-13 As Police Declares One Wantedbike Riders Demand Justice for Death of Members
[Concord] As the Sierra Leone Police declares one David Kamara alias 'David Prezo' wanted for an allegedly perpetuating violence and mayhem last week, the executive of the Sierra Leone Commercial Motor Bike Riders Union has called on the relevant authorities to speedily investigate and come out with report on the circumstances leading to the 'untimely' death of two of their members, and to bring their killers to justice.

2016-06-13 Volleyball - Young Stars Enjoy Double Joy
[Concord] Young Stars male and female Volleyball teams continue to maintain their dominance in the ongoing Western Area Inter Club Volleyball Championship as they registered another win last Saturday over Super Six at the National Stadium volleyball court in Freetown.

2016-06-13 Fear Continues to Heighten At Yopath Village
[Concord] The failure of three quarry operators in Ropath village to refurbish over 50 cracked houses which were destroyed as a result of rock blasting has heightened fear among victims.

2016-06-13 Freetown Water Crisis - We May Have Survived It This Year
[Concord] The recent water crisis in Freetown was beyond everyone's expectation. From March to nearly the end of May this year, access to safe drinking water in Freetown was very problematic. The same was the case in many other cities and towns in the country. For millions of people in Sierra Leone, the dry season has come to be associated with severe water scarcity. This is in spite of the country's ideal location within the tropics with heavy rainfall, high temperatures and vast natural vegetation which creates a

2016-06-13 Torino Eyeing Move for Sierra Leonean Born Chalobah
[Concord] According to Sky Italia and prominent Italian sport journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the defensive midfielder, who was loaned out to Napoli last summer for more first team experience, is the subject of an enquiry from Torino, despite his tricky time in Italy where he only made nine appearances for Napoli.

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