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Sierra Leone: IMF initiates talks on possible financial support for Sierra Leone
Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - With its budget currently under severe pressure, Sierra Leone has started negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF on the possibility of an Extended Credit Facility arrangement, the Fund has disclosed. (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

SLPP update on biometric voter registration in Sierra Leone
Ali Badara Kamara – SLPP National Secretary General Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2017 Since March 20, 2017 when registration started, the SLPP has monitored the process throughout the country with agents in all 3,300 registration centres across the country. Overall, the Party has several (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 27/03/2017

Sierra Leone: Divine Diamond' Offered for Sale
[East African] One of the world's largest diamond discovered in Sierra Leone has been put up for sale, the government announced.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

Sierra Leone ‘divine diamond’ offered for sale
709 carat uncut gem to be sold by international tender
[East Africa News Post] 26/03/2017

Buya Turay scores AFC winner against Malmö FF in friendly
Allsvenskan newcomers AFC Eskilstuna wrapped up their 2017/2018 preparations with a big away win at the home of Swedish Champions Malmo FF. The Eskilstuna-based club defeated Malmo 1-0 courtesy of a Mohamed Buya Turay (pictured) stunning solo goal. The Sierra Leone-born was clinical when he ran (...)
[Football Sierra Leone] 26/03/2017

Kei Kamara opens 2017 account in seven-goal thriller
New England Revolution for the first time this season registered a victory with a dramatic 5-2 success over Minnesota United FC at the Gillette Stadium on Saturday. Sierra Leone international Kei Kamara opened his 2017 account in the 21st minute with his eight goals as a Revolution player and (...)
[Football Sierra Leone] 26/03/2017

Moment of truth for Chadian dictator convicted of crimes against humanity
Kerstin Carlson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2017 On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 25/03/2017

Sierra Leone: President Koroma Launches National Land Policy
[Sierra Leone Government] By State House Communication Unit
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

Kamara’s Revs in search of home comforts and first MLS win
Two defeats in a row for Kei Kamara’s New England Revolution in their opening Major League Soccer campaign was not the kind of start the Sierra Leone striker was anticipating. The Revs will play for the first time this season at home looking for a home comfort and Kamara hopes a first win of the (...)
[Football Sierra Leone] 24/03/2017

The endless killing of defenseless people in Sierra Leone is crime against humanity
Sierra Leone telegraph: 24 March 2017 When those elected to run the affairs of state and to manage the complex and sometimes basic needs of society, instead decide to turn their weapons out of anger and frustration at the very people that gave them power, it becomes obvious that they [Read (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 24/03/2017

Dying for the right to be educated in Sierra Leone – Alie Kabba Speaks
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2017 As so often the case in Sierra Leone in the past twelve months, there is only one consistent voice of outrage in defence of the poor and oppressed people of Sierra Leone, whose lives are being cut short by those elected to serve them [Read (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 24/03/2017

Divine diamonds: Sierra Leone pastor's 709-carat find
by Saidu Bah Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern Sierra Leone.
[Daily Maverick] 24/03/2017

Breaking News – Sierra Leone district of Bo under siege – one student shot dead
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2017 There are unofficial reports of two students shot by police this afternoon at a student demonstration in the centre of Bo. The students have been named as Mohammed Morlu and Augusta Sungai. One of them is believed dead, and the other has been taken [Read (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 23/03/2017

Sierra Leone precious minerals – public trust and government openness
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2017 The recent finding of Sierra Leone’s second largest diamond (Photo: Above – President Koroma showing the diamond to the world) in the Kono district by pastor Emmanuel Momoh and the involvement of the Koroma government, in what will soon become a bonanza sale (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 23/03/2017

Vice President Foh registers to vote – but will he stand for the presidency?
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 March 2017 The vice President of Sierra Leone – Victor Bockarie Foh and wife – Mrs. Jonta Foh have this morning – Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 took part in the voter registration exercise at the Old School Complex – Hill Station, Constituency 128, Ward 413, Western...
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 22/03/2017

Sierra Leone opposition presidential aspirants registered to vote ahead of 2018
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 March 2017 Although the electoral registration process that kicked off two days ago in Sierra Leone is fraught with immense technical, logistics and human resource difficulties, several of the country’s opposition presidential aspirants have been out and about (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 22/03/2017

Sierra Leone kicks off voter registration – but party politics is getting in the way
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 March 2017 With elections in Sierra Leone slated for 7th of March 2018, the country’s electoral commission – NEC opened its doors to millions of potential voters for the registration process across the country two days ago – 20th of March. But after just two days [Read (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 22/03/2017

I can change, you can change, they can change
Commentary Shared by Honourable Nanette Thomas, Minister of Political and Public Affairs, Republic of Sierra Leone. The blame for what Sierra Leone has become falls on you and me. Not H E Ernest Bai Koroma , not Tejan Kabbah, not Momoh , not Stevens , Sir Milton Margai not Albert Margai (...)
[The Patriotic Vanguard] 21/03/2017

Will technology deliver free and fair election?: The case of Kenya
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2017 John Walubengo looks at preparations in Kenya by the Electoral Body, in advance of the country’s August 2017 elections, and the use of biometric voter registration, electronic voter identification and results transmission systems. As voter registration and (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 21/03/2017

National Registration: Health Minister narrates experience
PV Staff Editor's Note: Sierra Leone is in the middle of a national registration exercise that seeks to not only prepare voters for the forthcoming 2018 general elections but for other purposes as well including proper electronic documentation of all relevant information about the country's (...)
[The Patriotic Vanguard] 21/03/2017

Sierra Leone: JFK under attack
By Thomas Blake, Freetown, Sierra Leone. With barely a few months for the All People's Congress Party to choose their flagbearer and Chairman of the party for the 2018 Presidential election, cyber criminals within the political arena have hacked the private email account of a very strong (...)
[The Patriotic Vanguard] 20/03/2017

Sierra Leone People’s Party and the road to peace and unity
Jonathan Tengbe Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2017 After several letters were sent to all presidential aspirants of the SLPP, and also to the various party stakeholders, we were finally able to hold the first conference at the Bank of Sierra Leone complex. The main aim was for flagbearer (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 20/03/2017

Ambassador Alimamy Koroma bids farewell to staff at the Sierra Leone embassy in China
John Baimba Sesay – Information/Press Attaché (Beijing) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2017 Sierra Leone’s former ambassador to China has said he remains thankful to President Ernest Bai Koroma for according him the opportunity to serve his country in various capacities, including as envoy to (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 19/03/2017

Sierra Leone striker Kamara joins Richmond Kickers on loan
Sierra Leone striker Alhaji Kamara has joined US Soccer League side Richmond Kickers on a season-long loan from DC United. “The Richmond Kickers are pleased to receive five players on loan from the club’s official Major League Soccer affiliate, D.C. United. Defender Chris Durkin, forward Alhaji (...)
[Football Sierra Leone] 19/03/2017

Atlanta: APC-Canada representative delivers message of goodwill
APC-Canada's official representative at the APC-USA inauguration, Madam Marie Turay, has, in a telephone conversation from Atlanta this morning, noted that everything went well at the event last night with guests from all over the United States of America, Canada and Sierra Leone. She delivered (...)
[The Patriotic Vanguard] 19/03/2017

Reflections on St. Edward's Secondary School of Sierra Leone
Reflections on St. Edward's Secondary School By Professor Alusine Jalloh Founding Director, The Africa Program The University of Texas at Arlington As we celebrate the 95th anniversary of the great St. Edward's Secondary School, I look back with humility and gratitude to the watershed general (...)
[The Patriotic Vanguard] 19/03/2017

[PHOTOS] See What A Sierra Leone Pastor Did To The 706-Carat Diamond Worth Millions Of Dollars He Found
A Pastor has found one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds, weighing 706 carats, in Sierra Leone’s eastern Kono region. The stone, a photograph of which was posted on the president’s official website, is being stored in the country’s central bank, government sources said. A local chief from...
[Nigerian Monitor] 18/03/2017

Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village turns it back to Govt
A cleric in Sierra Leone, Pastor Emmanuel Momoh has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. Sierra Leone pastor (...)
[Abacityblog] 18/03/2017

Commercial Law summit: Keynote speech by Attorney General and Minister of Justice
Your excellencies, distinguished guests, my lords, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here to speak to you today at Sierra Leone's inaugural Commercial Law Summit. I should begin by thanking His Excellency the President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma for his endorsement of this event. I would (...)
[The Patriotic Vanguard] 17/03/2017

Pastor Discovers One Of The Largest Diamonds Ever Found And Does This…
Pastor Discovers One Of The Largest Diamonds Ever Found And Does This... A Pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered one of the largest diamonds ever found and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. Pastor Momoh (...)
[Buzz Nigeria] 17/03/2017

Iron Lady in Atlanta for APC-USA inuaguration
PV Staff Sierra Leone's Political and Public Affairs Minister Nanette Thomas has arrived in Atlanta, USA, to grace the APC-USA inauguration as one of the the invited distinguished patrons. She was warmly welcomed in Atlanta yesterday by APC-USA chairman Unisa Kanu and other APC stalwarts in (...)
[The Patriotic Vanguard] 17/03/2017

Sierra Leone’s FA boss Isha Johansen elected into new CAF Executive
Isha Johansen pictured becomes Caf executive member The President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Isha Johansen has been elected into the new Confederation of African Football executive committee with a total of 35 -12 votes at the just concluded CAF Elections beating Lydia (...)
[Football Sierra Leone] 16/03/2017

Sierra Leone: 706-Carat Diamond Found in Kono
[Sierra Leone Government] A 706-carat diamond was presented to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday evening (Wednesday March 15th, 2017) by Paramount Chief Paul N. Saquee The 5 of Tankoro Chiefdom in Kono district led by the Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Honourable Alhaji (...)
[AllAfrica] 16/03/2017

Sierra Leone: Justice for Women Who Kill
[AdvocAid] Aminata* was only 17 years old when she was arrested for killing her former boyfriend eight years ago. She was sentenced to death for murder in November 2010 and feared each day she would be executed before her sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the government on Sierra (...)
[AllAfrica] 16/03/2017

‘I was not involved in a brawl at State House’ – Attorney General told Sierra Leone Telegraph
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 March 2017 There isn’t an end in sight to the growing social media speculation into what exactly took place at State House in Freetown, Sierra Leone last week, between the country’s Attorney General – Joseph Franklyn Kamara and the Minister of Information – Mohamed (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 16/03/2017

RSLAF withdraw from CAF Confed Cup as ban hangs over them
The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed forces FC (RSLAF) have withdrawn from this year’s CAF Confederation Cup first round second leg due to being ‘ unable to secure funds, Football Sierra Leone understands. Following a humiliating 9-1 defeat in Tunisia on Sunday last week in the first round first (...)
[Football Sierra Leone] 15/03/2017

Reasons why the ruling APC must not be replaced in March 2018
John Baimba Sesay – Beijing China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 March 2017 Beyond the outright display of mendacious propaganda by a certain few in the opposition, Sierra Leone has beautiful stories to tell: from her commitment to tackling graft, building on her democratic credentials and (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 15/03/2017

Freetown: Commercial Law summit at Radisson Bleu
By James Samba, Freetown. The first-ever Commercial Law Summit in Sierra Leone was held 14 March 2017 at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko hotel in Freetown. The summit was held in a bid to map out commercial law reforms to promote business growth and the country's ongoing economic development. The (...)
[The Patriotic Vanguard] 15/03/2017

Weah Confirms Conversation With Jailed Ex- Liberian President Taylor - Defends VP Choice Jewel
Monrovia – Months after the former chief of investigation for the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone, Alan White, revealed that he had information from credible sources that former President Charles Taylor was interfering with the 2017 election in Liberia, Senator George Weah, whose (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 15/03/2017

Versatile defender Bangura signs New Deal with Silverbacks
Abdul-rahman Bangura has signed a new contract with Atlanta Silverbacks The 31-year old Sierra Leone centre-back has penned a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2018. “The Silverbacks welcome yet another 2014 star back to Atlanta for the 2017 season! Abdul Bangura will play (...)
[Football Sierra Leone] 14/03/2017

Confederation Cup: RSLAF thrashed in Tunis 9-1 by Club Africain
CAF Confederation Cup: Round 1 Stade Olympique de Radès 15:00 Sunday, March 12th, 2017 Sierra Leone 2017 CAF Confederation cup representative, the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces FC (RSLAF), are set to bow out of this year’s second tier continental cup competition, following a 9-1 (...)
[Football Sierra Leone] 12/03/2017

Keeper Morris scores last-gasp bicycle kick to equalise
Every goal from a goalkeeper is remarkable – Sierra Leone national France based-keeper, Solomon Zombo Morris, scored his first ever goal and it was a spectacular last-ditch bicycle kick equaliser for his side Quevilly Rouen. Morris scored a dramatic late equaliser during their 1-1 draw against (...)
[Football Sierra Leone] 12/03/2017

Reasons why the ruling APC of Sierra Leone must be replaced in March 2018
Concerned Citizen Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 March 2017 As always, Sierra Leoneans are disappointed by the people in whom they have placed their trust and hopes. Like the APC of former presidents Siaka Stevens and J S Momoh, Ernest Bai Koroma’s ruling APC is no different – an utter (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 12/03/2017

Ghana is 60 – An African success story with tough challenges ahead
Abdul-Jalilu Ateku Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2017 Black Africa’s first independent nation celebrated its 60th independence anniversary this week. A pioneer in many ways, Ghana was the first country in sub Saharan Africa to secure independence (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 08/03/2017

I am committed to the SLPP peace process – says Maada Bio
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 March 2017 In exactly twelve months from today, the people of Sierra Leone will go to the polls to elect a new president and members of parliament. And as the countdown [...]
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 07/03/2017

Sierra Leone Presidential hopeful Yumkella arrives back in Freetown from Nigeria
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2017 Sierra Leone Presidential hopeful Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella has arrived back in Freetown, after attending the inauguration of the Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Nigeria. In 1941 US President (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 06/03/2017

Freedom of speech is the greatest threat to democracy in Sierra Leone
Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2017 When President Ernest Bai koroma announced the date for the 2018 general elections, there was a collective sigh of relief that could be felt around the four [...]
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 06/03/2017

SLPP – rule of law and promoting peace must go together
Yusuf Keketoma Sandi Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2017 In a democracy like ours, marred with so many challenges, upholding the Rule of Law and Constitutionality must not be sacrificed on an altar. At a [...]
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 05/03/2017

Alie Kabba submits peace and unity report to SLPP governing body – NEC
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2017 When Ale Kabba was appointed Chairman of Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP party peace committee, responsible for finding out the best possible and most sustainable path to peace and [...]
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 05/03/2017

Why online courses are trending
Hundreds of university students in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa and other African countries took to the streets last year to protest against high tuition fees, lack of equal access to education and inferior learning [...]
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