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2017-03-01 'Resolve All Outstanding Issues' - President Tells Soccer Body
[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday February 27 urged the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) to ensure it speedily resolves all outstanding differences among stakeholders and call for an immediate Congress.

2017-03-01 'President Koroma Is One of the Best Presidents in the World' - Says UN Special Adviser
[Sierra Leone Government] United Nations Special Adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Dr David Nabarro has described President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma as one of the best presidents in the world.

2017-03-01 President Koroma Hosts UN Under-Secretary for Political Affairs, IOM Regional Director
[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday February 27 received in audience the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffery Feltman at State House in Freetown.

2017-03-01 Iluka Resources Ltd. Brings Good News
[Sierra Leone Government] Chairman of Iluka Resources Limited, Gregory (Greg) Martin and team Tuesday February 28, 2017, paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.

2017-02-27 VP Updates President Koroma On Barrow's Inauguration
[Sierra Leone Government] Upon his return from the inauguration ceremony of the new Gambian President Adama Barrow, Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh who represented President Ernest Bai Koroma has verbally updated him at State House on Friday February 24, 2017.

2017-02-27 Ibn Chambas Pays Courtesy Call On President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government] Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas and team on Friday February 24, 2017, paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.

2017-02-27 President Koroma Calls On Financial Institutions to Think Out of the Box
[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has called on financial institutions and the private sector to think out of the box in solving bread and butter issues affecting the ordinary people of Sierra Leone.

2017-02-15 Opioids - Sierra Leone's Newest Public Health Emergency
[Al Jazeera] Freetown -The dark street corner would have been silent if not for the grumble of a motorbike. It was nearing midnight, but for Ibrahim Sesay - a 27-year-old motorbike taxi driver in Freetown - the evening had just begun. He pulled four small pills from his breast pocket, gulped them down without water and set off into the night.

2017-02-15 Ebola Epidemic Fuelled By 'Super-Spreaders' - Study
[Al Jazeera] Most of the people who were infected with Ebola in the 2014 West Africa epidemic contracted the viral disease through "super-spreaders", researchers say.

2017-02-15 President Koroma Receives Vice President of the Ecowas Commission
[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday February 14 received in audience the vice president of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Edward Singhatey, at State House in Freetown.

2017-02-15 Sorious Samura, Charlie Haffner Present Cultural Instrument to President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government] As a way of promoting culture in the country, renowned journalist, Sorious Samura, and illustrious cultural artist, Charlie Haffner, Tuesday February 14, 2017, presented two indigenous musical instruments to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.

2017-02-15 U.S.$7 Million Wateraid Project for Liberia, Sierra Leone
[Observer] 1.1 million Liberians and 2.4 million Sierra Leoneans endure scarcity of safe drinking water.

2017-02-14 Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister 1 Appeals to Matron of Hospitals to Put Nursing Profession in High Esteem
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister 1, Madam Madina Rahman has reiterated her commitment to give the Nursing profession in Sierra Leone its past glory.

2017-02-14 Sierra Leone Observes International Epilepsy Day '70,000 Affected in Sierra Leone' - Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister 1, Madina Rahman
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister, Madam Madina Rahman has said that Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder that affects the brain and causes sudden changes in how the brain works. It presents itself in the form of seizures, and not related to demons or witchcraft.

2017-02-13 NCD Heads Committee On Educational Standards
[Concord] The National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has been designated Chair for the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Committee of the Stakeholders Working Group on Educational Standards at the inaugural meeting of the Committee held at the Commission's Resource Centre, 9th Floor, Youyi Building in Freetown on 7th February, 2017.

2017-02-13 ACC Indicts Two for Obstruction of Justice
[Concord] The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has charged Ibrahim Sorie Kargbo and Joseph Wilfred to the High Court of Sierra Leone for allegedly obstructing justice and conspiracy to commit a corruption offense contrary to the commission's Act of 2008.

2017-02-13 Police Testifies in Cocaine Matter
[Concord] Detective police constable (DPC) 9874 Memunatu M. Turay last Friday testified against one Joseph Kargbo, who was allegedly found with six wraps of cocaine.

2017-02-13 No Electricity for Port Loko Residents Till 2018
[Concord] Despite handing over the Bakasoka hydro dam to the government of Sierra Leone by the Chinese contractors of Hunan Construction Company in November, 2015, residents of Port Loko will not enjoy electricity supply until the beginning of 2018.

2017-02-13 Ecobank Launches U.S.$500,000 Start-Ups Competition
[Concord] One of the leading banking groups in Africa, Ecobank, has launched a competition for African technology start-ups to build and deploy innovative fintech and banking solutions across the continent.

2017-02-13 Hawa Bayoh Foundation Boosts 14 Schools
[Concord] Dwarzack community, in Freetown, was a scene of joy and jubilation earlier this week when the Hawa Bayoh Foundation stormed the community and donated learning and recreational materials to fourteen (14) Primary Schools and individual donations to excellent performing pupils.

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