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2016-10-25 Armed Robbers Terrorise Kenema
[Concord] Residents in the eastern town of Kenema have lived in perpetual fear for the past fortnight as a result of continuous harassment by alleged armed robbers.

2016-10-25 SLAA Boss Supports Dream Maker Foundation
[Concord] In a bid to addressing the problem of fees for beneficiaries who were enrolled in various community schools by Dream Maker Foundation, the Deputy General Manager of the Sierra Leone Airport Authority has provided funds for the payment of first term fees for over 40 children.

2016-10-25 Kenema Endorse Dr. Manyeh for SLPP Chairman
[Concord] Former Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) flag bearer aspirant in the 2012 general elections, Dr. Morie Komba Manyeh, has been officially endorsed by membership of the party in the eastern region for the position of Chairman and Leader, ahead of the National Delegates Conference.

2016-10-25 MCC CEO Visits Sierra Leone
[Concord] Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Madam Dana J. Hyde, last week visited Sierra Leone to inspect and monitor the implementation of the US$44.4 million threshold funding programme to improve access to clean water and reliable electricity supply in Sierra Leone.

2016-10-25 Austerity Is a Threat to National Security
[Concord] An aspirant for the position of National Secretary General for the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has observed that recent austerity measures by the government have a potential to create insecurity in the country, adding that the security sector is a capital intensive undertaking that needs enough resources to carry out their activities.

2016-10-25 Murder - Pregnant Woman Committed to High Court
[Concord] Magistrate Dr. Abou Bakarr Binneh-Kamara of the Freetown Magistrates' Court No 1 has concluded preliminary investigations into the murder trial of a nine-month pregnant woman who allegedly killed one Sama Bangura in June this year.

2016-10-25 Nyköpings BIS Extends Ishmael Koroma Contract
[Concord] Swedish Division 1 side, Nyköpings BIS has confirmed the contract extension of Sierra Leonean central-back Ishmael Koroma to another season.

2016-10-25 Cricket - Old Princewaleans Tops T20 Division I Log
[Concord] Old Princewaleans Cricket Club got-off a flying start in the ongoing Sierra Leone Cricket Association/Mercury International T20 Division One league by registering two wins out of two, to move top of the league table.

2016-10-25 33 New Citizens Take Oath of Allegiance At State House
[Sierra Leone Government] At a special swearing-in-ceremony organized at State House today (Tuesday October 25), 33 new citizens subscribed to the oath of allegiance administered by the Chief Immigration Officer, Alpha Kholifa Koroma.

2016-10-24 'No Labour Market Information System in Sierra Leone'
[Concord] The Minister of Labour and Social Security last Friday (21 October) stated that the country does not have a labour market information system, adding that such a situation makes it difficult to give accurate information on the size of the formal and informal economies, as well as the number of economically active persons in general, among others.

2016-10-24 MCC Team Visits President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government] Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Dana J. Hyde and team on Friday October 22 paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.

2016-10-24 Bonthe Islanders Fear Imminent Flood As Sea Wall Collapses
[Concord] Inhabitants of Bonthe Sherbro Island are worried that flooding could wreak havoc on the island after a perimeter wall that was erected to bank high sea waters collapsed.

2016-10-24 GC2018 - Sierra Leone to Be First Queens Baton Relay Host Nations
[Concord] Sierra Leone is set to become the first nation in the world to host the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay (QBR) in March 2017.

2016-10-24 Agric. Storekeeper Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges
[Concord] One Mohamed Alimamy Mansaray, a storekeeper attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security in Kambia District, Northern Sierra Leone, last Friday (21st October 2016), pleaded guilty to a count's charge of misappropriation of public prosperity.

2016-10-24 2500 New HIV Infections Recorded in 2015
[Concord] Director General of the National HIV/AIDS Secretariat, Dr. Momodu Sesay, has disclosed that some 2,500 new HIV infections were recorded in 2015, which he said was a significant reduction as compared to 4,000 in 2010.

2016-10-24 Over Cycling Elections UCI Writes Noc-Sl
[Concord] The International Cycling governing body, UCI, has informed the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SL) that they still recognise Winston D.C. Crowther as President of the Sierra Leone National Cycling Association (NCA) until evidence prove contrary.

2016-10-24 As Operation Wid Crumblescitizens Demand Revival of Cleaning Saturday
[Concord] Tern) -Residents of Freetown municipality have called on the Freetown City Council to revive the abandoned Saturday cleaning exercise, following the apparent failure of Operation Waste management Indiscipline and Decongestion (WID).

2016-10-24 Lawmakers Ratify Conventions On Climate Change
[Concord] In an effort to meet some of the country's international treaty obligations under the United Nations, Members of Parliament last Thursday ratified five United Nations conventions on the environment and the charter of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

2016-10-24 DSTV Reduces Subscription Fees, Adds More Channels
[Concord] Tern) -Chief Executive Director of Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) in Sierra Leone, Adonis Aboud, on Thursday told journalists that they have added more channels and reduced subscription fees.

2016-10-24 We Are Vulnerable to Sexual Exploitation - 10-Year-Old Girl Tells Government
[Concord] 10-year-old Salamatu Bangura, a pupil the Saint Anthony's Primary School, last Thursday expressed how vulnerable girls within the age of 10 as they are constantly grappling with sexual exploitation within their various communities.

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