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POLICE OFFICER DOCKS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mohamed Mansaray in Kenema   
Saturday, 28 November 2015 19:31

A Police Officer , Alpha Disie Koroma, who is the Line Manager of the Family Support Unit (FSU)in Kailahun town has been  docked at the Magistrate Court in Kenema presided over by Magistrate Alhaji Suleiman Koroma for physical and emotional abuse contrary to the Domestic Violence Act No. 20 of 2007.

According to the particulars of offence the defendant (husband) since July 2014 to date at Kenema, Nongowa chiefdom, Kenema judicial District in the Eastern region of the republic of Sierra Leone, deprived the complainant (Wife) Mariama Koroma from accessing adequate food, shelter, medical and clothing.

The defendant also abused the complainant which made her to feel constantly unhappy, depressed, humiliated and worthless. He was charged to court on two counts charge of committing physical abuse contrary to sec.2(2)(a) of the Domestic Violence Act of No.20 of 2007 and emotional abuse contrary to sec. 2(2) (a) of the Domestic Violence Act No.20 of 2007.

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Orientation for M & E Officers and Data Clerks on Data Collection Forms PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kadrie Koroma   
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 12:00

Freetown, Nov. 16, 015 (MOHS) - Forty-two participants including Monitoring and Evaluation Officers (M&E Officers) and Data Clerks drawn from the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) ended a one-day orientation on Data Collection Form at the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) hall in Freetown.

The workshop which aimed at regulating the health facility monthly summary reporting form for Adolescent services was organized bythe National Secretariat for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy with support from UNFPA.

The Coordinator, National Secretariat for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy and Acting  Manager, School and Adolescent HealthProgramme, Sister RugiatuKanu said since the establishment of the Secretariat in 2013 there was no proper data base established for teenage pregnancy and the Adolescent Health Programme to show case the services provided to the Adolescent and teenagers in Sierra Leone.

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‘SLPP Will Win Const. 107 Bye Election’ ...says Somano Kapen PDF Print E-mail
Written by WW Legend - +23278369366   
Friday, 13 November 2015 12:39

National Chairman of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Chief Somano Kapen, on 7 November in central Freetown, said the SLPP will win the 14 November bye-election for Constituency 107.

  Chairman Kapen who was a guest speaker at the unveiling of Alhaji Mustapha Kamara as the SLPP candidate for Constituency 107 at the Babatel Hotel at King Jimmy, said he is very pleased at the determination of the constituency to reject the APC this time around.

  He commended the youths who had galvanized themselves into a support group for Hon Alpha Timbo, and urge them to stay focused.

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PPRC, APPYA &, APPWA Meet In Constituency 107 and Ward 329 Tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
Written by PPRC   
Thursday, 12 November 2015 22:03

The Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) in league with the All Political Parties Youth Association (APPYA) and the All Political Parties Women Association (APPWA) will on Friday 13th November 2015 embark on a non violence and political tolerance campaign in Constituency 107 and Ward 329 ahead of Saturday’s By- Elections in both areas.

The campaign will remind party members, supporters and voters of the provisions in the 1991 Constitution, Political Parties Act of 2002, the Code of Conduct for Political Parties and all laws governing elections in Sierra Leone.

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Living with the Dead, Friends of the Dead hopeful of returning to business as Ebola ends in Sierra Leone PDF Print E-mail
Written by Expotimes   
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 21:37

When the deadly Ebola virus struck Sierra Leone in 2014, it forced farmers from their fields, drove students from schools, kept sick people from hospitals, halted foreign direct investment and badly hurt small businesses.

For over one year Ebola reversed Sierra Leone’s economic gains and affected the livelihood of most young people like Friends of the Dead who derive their livelihoods from their work at the Ascension Town Cemetery in Freetown.

Victor Rogers, Acting Chairman of Friends of the Dead explained that they have been totally out of job since 2014 when a ban was put on burial at the Ascension Town Cemetery and others across the country due to the Ebola outbreak.

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Editorial

2016 Global Peace Conference to be held in Freetown---as IPRA 50th Birthday confab ends in Istanbul

 

The 26th biennal conference of the Internatonal Peace Research Association (IPRA) is billed to take place in  Freetown, Sierra Leone in November 2016, marking the second time Africa has hosted the conference since the founding of IPRA in 1964. This was announced following the re-election of  the two IPRA Secretaries-general, Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw (pictured) and Dr Nesrin Kenar, who co-ordinated the 25th  IPRA conference in Turkey,  at the organisation’s administrative meeting on August 14 during the 25th  IPRA  conference in Istanbul  to serve a second term of two years.

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Business News

Sierra Leone Embassy & Beijing Chamber Of Commerce for Cultural Industries Launch China-Sierra Leone Hand-In-Hand International Foundation

The Sierra Leone Embassy in China in collaboration with the Beijing Chamber of Commerce for Cultural Industries on Saturday 17th June, 2017 launched the China-Sierra Leone Hand-in-Hand International Foundation with a view of cultivating good citizenship by enhancing social, environmental, cultural and economic wellbeing of communities in Sierra Leone.

It also will among others, serve as a bridge of friendship between the two nations in a bid to promote international culture and art exchanges and contribute to economic development.

Speaking at the event, Madam Kumba Alice Momoh, the embassy’s Chargé d'Affaires   referred to the launch of the China-Sierra Leone Hand-In-Hand International Foundation as “the birth of a new era during a period that Sierra Leone is celebrating 46 years of bilateral relationship with China”

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Media News

Freedom of Expression Violations Rise Sharply in West Africa

The incidents of freedom of expression rights violations in West Africa more than tripled in the first quarter (January-March) of 2017.

Over the three-month period, a total of 47 violations were recorded as against 14 violations for the last quarter (October-December) of 2016. The violations recorded in the quarter under review range from arrests and detentions to physical attacks, online violations, shutdown of media houses, censorship, seizure and destruction of property and killings. The 47 violations occurred in 10 out of the 16 countries in West Africa.

These findings are contained in the latest edition of the West Africa Freedom of Expression Monitor, a quarterly report by the MFWA which analyses and highlights freedom of expression developments in the sub-region.

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Commentary

REVIEWING THE JUNE 2017 ECOWAS SUMMIT

A PASSIONATE LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT:  44TH EDITION

REVIEWING THE JUNE 2017 ECOWAS SUMMIT
 Your Excellency Sir,
 It’s been six months since I subscribed to my usual publications of this piece. And this is primarily because I have been out of the country for the entire period, and as such would not normally objectively tender a subscription. I do apologize to my readers for this. So having being in Monrovia, Liberia for the recently concluded ECOWAS Summit, I would like to do some analysis on such a historic august body and gathering of this sub-Saharan/West African region.
 
In resume, among other crucial achievements, ECOWAS, through its military apparatus, ECOMOG, played very sacrificial and invaluable roles in bringing peace, security and democratic governance to both Sierra Leone and Liberia during their past civil wars, and most recently ensuring that the Gambian people’s democratic change of government from the notorious dictatorial twenty seven years regime of Yaya Jarmeh, to the current government of President Adama Barrow, through their tactical robust intervention, overseen by President Helen JohnsonSirleaf of Liberia and other ECOWAS Presidents/actors, was enforced. Furthermore, ECOWAS has also spearheaded the enactment of several socio-political, advocacy and economic treaties in the sub region.
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View Point

WHY SIERRA LEONEANS HATE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

Honestly speaking Sierra Leoneans are well known for their hospitality all over the world, especially in Africa. But ironically many of them hate each other. But they love foreigners. They have high respect for strangers. But unfortunately they do not have respect among themselves. You can attest this to what is happening in the social media. Where they are showing their pull him down (PhD) syndrome. By castigating their compatriots unnecessarily. Some of them just because of jealousy and envious evil spirit they possess. They prefer to promote foreigners than their own brothers and sisters both in and out of the country.

Day in day out they are insulting each other.They are using all sorts of vulgar languages against each other. And even their own highly respected president in the world, President Ernest Bai Koroma they are insulting him openly. Therefore, it is an open secret that many Sierra Leoneans are not well cultured.

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News - Press Release

WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication

 World Health Organization Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has welcomed contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The pledges were made at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, USA which is being attended by 32 000 Rotarians from around the world. 

“It is humbling to see again the power of this incredible global partnership to generate funding to fight one of the world’s most horrible and debilitating diseases,” said Dr Tedros.

 

 

A proportion of the money pledged will help WHO fund disease surveillance in more than 70 countries and enable it to provide expertise to help countries vaccinate 450 million children per year against polio. The Organization will also provide guidance on vaccination policy and participate in research into vaccine delivery methods, operational tactics and other approaches that can help accelerate eradication.

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Society -Local News

WAI-SL rescues hermaphrodite …more support needed

Women Against inhumanities Sierra Leone (WAI-SL), has over the past months embarked on fundraising for the surgery of Ibrahim Sorie Karama a hermaphrodite. The founder and CEO of Women Against inhumanities Sierra Leone (WAI-SL), Miss Michaella Sallu with her team are pleased to inform the general public both home and abroad that surgery has been successfully done on Ibrahim Sorie Kamara the 16 year old boy that was popularly seen on social media having breast enlargement.

The Bilateral Subcutaneous Mastectomy surgery was done on the 6th of June 2017 at the Holy Spirit hospital Makeni free of charge by a team of 5 surgeons from Ghana headed by Dr. Albert Painsil and assisted by our Sierra Leonean brother Dr. Abdul Jalloh with fund from Resurge Africa UK.

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Development

Sierra Leone Collateral Registry to improve access to finance for MSMEs

Minister of Finance and Economic Development and Governor of the Central Bank Monday (June 12) jointly launched the Sierra Leone Collateral Registry, an electronic public database holding information on security interests in movable property.

 

The Registry is an initiative of the Bank of Sierra Leone with technical and financial support provided by the World Bank Group to improve access to finance, particularly for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Established under Part II of the Borrowers and Lenders Act, the Registry is a web based system that allows lenders to search for any pre-existing security interests over movable assets provided as collateral. It facilitates the use of movable assets as collateral that may remain in possession or control of the borrowers and thereby improves access to secured finance.

 

 

 

Movable assets are the main type of collateral that MSMEs, especially those in developing countries, can encumber to obtain financing. Given opportunities in agribusiness among others, the Collateral Registry regime allows farmers and entrepreneurs to unlock significant sources of capital with assets that would otherwise not be looked at by lenders as potential collateral.

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Politics

APC Secretary General Ambassador Yansaneh announces the resolutions at the June 1st NAC Meeting
EBK endorsed to continue as Chairman and Leader,continue to unite and transition the party.
 
Selection or Endorsement of Presidential Candidate who will appoint a Running Mate to be endorsed by NAC.
 
National Executive Officers must have served at regional,district or constituency level to be qualified for selection or election.
 
Must n paid up and active in the last 10 years and paid up for 7 years . 
 
Will sign an undertaken to support whoever is selected or endorsed . 
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