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2017-01-18 Jammeh Is Recruiting Mercenaries - Reports
[Observer] Mercenaries in Banjul from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Casamance, according to Gambian newspaper.

2017-01-18 Despite World Bank's U.S.$138 Million for 57 MW Electricity Supplywestern Area Still Struggles With 36.5 Megawatts
[Concord] Even though the World Bank Group in July 2016 approved a huge sum of one hundred and thirty-eight million United States Dollars (US$138) as support for 57 megawatts heavy fuel oil green-field thermal power plant in the Western Area, the Ministry of Energy and its utility companies-Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC) and the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) are currently struggling with only 16.5 megawatts electricity supply.

2017-01-18 SLFA Confirms Hosting Extra-Ordinary Congress
[Concord] Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) secretariat, has yesterday confirmed that the Association would be hosting its extra-ordinary congress come February, 2017 exactly 21 months after the last congress ended abruptly in Makeni.

2017-01-18 As Court Rules On the SLPP Matter Todaypujehun, Bo, Kailahun Endorsed Maada Bio
[Concord] Justice Babatunde Edwards will today rule on a supplemental affidavit presented by the lead counsel for the plaintiffs/applicants, Lawyer Sulamian Bajan Tejan-Sie for the national delegates convention of the Sierra Leones Peoples Party (SLPP) to be delayed to an uncertain time restraining another faction from going ahead with the February 24-26 event in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone.

2017-01-18 Sexual Penetration Accused Discharged for Want of Prosecution Witness
[Concord] Presiding Magistrate of the Freetown Ross Road Magistrates' Court No.2, John Manso Fornah, yesterday discharged one Abubakarr Kamara, who was in court for the offence of sexual penetration, for want of prosecution witness.

2017-01-18 Human Rights Commission Presents Report to President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government] The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) through the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Wednesday January 18, 2017, presented the ninth edition of its annual report on the State of Human Rights in Sierra Leone.

2017-01-18 SLPP MP Laments Lapses in Health, Education and Energy Sectors
[Concord] SLPP Member of Parliament from the Kenema district, Hon. Kai-Samba, has observed that there were several challenges in the health, education, and energy and water sectors respectively.

2017-01-18 Agnes Mansaray Sets New School Records in U.S.A
[Concord] Agnes Mansaray is set for greater achievements and some scintillating performances in 2017 as she followed her stellar output in the Half Marathon back in the Fall with a new school record for her College in the 1000M (One Thousand Meters) event, as she destroyed the record while taking part at the University of Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Indoor Track & Field Meet.

2017-01-18 Four Teams to Battle Swasal-North Title
[Concord] Four teams; Wusum Stars FC, Allan Thababan FC, Area Best FC, and Ocean Boys FC will battle for this year's Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) Northern Regional branch fund-raising gala in Makeni.

2017-01-18 Self - Assessment Underway At BSL
[Concord] Consistent with the commitment of the Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone, Dr Kaifala Marah, to build a modern and efficient central bank, the Bank of Sierra Leone has adopted a Self-Assessment Tool-kit as a bank wide service appraisal mechanism.

2017-01-18 Chinese Ambassador Boosts Education in Sierra Leone
[Concord] As a way of complementing President Ernest Bai Koroma's, Recovery Priorities and Agenda for Prosperity in the education sector, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, H.E Wu Peng, yesterday awarded scholarships to 15 students from Fourah Bay College, (FBC) Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) and the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) respectively.

2017-01-18 Accused Committed to High Court for Fraud
[Concord] Magistrate John Manso Fornah of the Freetown Ross Road Magistrates' court No.2, yesterday committed one Benjamin Koroma to the High court for fraudulently converting to his own use, property worth fifty million Leones (Le50M), entrusted to him by the complainant, Haja Sesay.

2017-01-16 Ritual Murder in Kono
[Concord] Five persons - Komba Missah, Vandi Ansumana, Tamba Mohamed M'bawa, Komba Kamanda and Gbama Senesie - were last Friday remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre after their arraignment on two count charges of conspiracy to commit felony, to wit murder, and murder contrary to the law of Sierra Leone.

2017-01-16 Ahmadiyya to Meet in in Bo Early February 2017
[Concord] Head and missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Sierra Leone, Amir Saeed UR Rahman, has disclosed that their 55th Annual conference (Jalsa Salana) would take place at the Ahmadiyya Secondary School in Bo City from 3rd, 4th and 5th of February, 2017.

2017-01-16 Failure to Control Rising Spate of Serious Crimeschrdi Slams Salone Police
[Concord] Campaign for Human Rights and Development International-CHRDI has slammed the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) for failing to control the rising spate of serious crimes like murder and kidnapping.

2017-01-16 AJLC Puts Smiles On the Faces of Youth, Residents of Kabala
[Concord] Having been actively engaged in providing free legal advice and representation to all youths prosecuted at the Kabala Magistrate Court, following the Tuesday 16th August, 2016 conflict between the youth and the police in Kabala, Koinadugu District, Northern part of Sierra Leone, Access to Justice Law Centre (AJLC) has finally brought amusement on both the faces of the youths and residents of Kabala as the matter was acquitted and discharged on Monday the 9th of January, 2017.

2017-01-13 Regional Leaders Arrive to Persuade Jammeh to Quit
[Deutsche Welle] Shuttle diplomacy moves into top gear in The Gambia on Friday as visiting ECOWAS leaders seek to convince President Jahya Jammeh to step down. Gambians DW spoke to said he should make way for his successor.

2017-01-16 VP Foh Assures Lebanese Committee of Govt. Partnership
[Concord] Vice President of Sierra Leone, Hon. Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh, has assured the Lebanese Community in the country of government continued willingness to work with them towards economic growth in Sierra Leone.

2017-01-16 Salpost to Go Nationwide
[Concord] Deputy Minister of Information and Communication has spoken about the modalities put in place by the government to improve on the Sierra Leone Postal Service (SALPOST) and ensure that it services was extended nationwide.

2017-01-16 As They Refute Re-Elections Talksiaaf Reaffirms Karim's Executive Recognition
[Concord] World Athletics Federations, IAAF has refuted talks of re-conducting elections for the Sierra Leone Athletic Association (SLAA) and further reaffirmed their certification of the Abdul Karim Sesay led administration.

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