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Sierra Leone police joins efforts to ensure children go to school  

“Comot under da bed, norto policeman!”, my Aunt shouted to him as I alighted from the vehicle.


Sierra Leone Sports: 2018 Youth Olympic Games features squash - Awoko Newspaper

The President of Sierra Leone Squash and Racket Association, Umaru Kakay, said squash has been confirmed as a showcase sport at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October 2018. He said, “I am happy for that (as) it will give the younger players the chance to represent their vario

AWOKO - 2018-10-17 14:15:01

Sierra Leone Sports: Badminton exec to implement Shuttle Time Badminton Program in schools - Awoko Newspaper

Thomas Lund, Secretary General of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced the BWF’s Schools Badminton Program. This program aims to help teachers and coaches develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to plan and deliver safe and fun badminton lessons to children around the world. To date,

AWOKO - 2018-10-17 14:03:42

Sierra Leone News: Investing in rural women and girls - Awoko Newspaper

Marking International Day of Rural Women, UN Women called on Sierra Leone to ensure that women and girls living in rural areas enjoy their human rights as this would enable making “progress for all”. “The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable and peace

AWOKO - 2018-10-17 13:47:31

Sierra Leone News: Fishermen complain of low catch yields - Awoko Newspaper

Fishermen in Goderich expressed their dismay over the lack of fish in their catches for the past two weeks, which in turn has affected their daily livelihood. On Tuesday 16 October 2018, fishermen gathered to complain about what is happening in the offshore waters of Sierra Leone. Fishing has creat

AWOKO - 2018-10-17 13:44:57

Sierra Leone News: Budget ceiling to be circulated to local councils for 2019 - Awoko Newspaper

In a few weeks a budget ceiling will be circulated to local councils for their 2019 feeder roads maintenance project, according to the Director of Program Planning and Evaluation, Kandeh Kanneh, and the Director of Finance at the Road Maintenance Fund Administration (RMFA), Joe Thomas. They made su

AWOKO - 2018-10-17 13:42:34

Sierra Leone News: ‘Salone current state of affairs not good’- CGG - Awoko Newspaper

In the execution of her first official function, the newly appointed Executive Director of Campaign for Good Governance (CGG), Marcella Samba Sesay did not mince her words saying: “the current state of affairs in Sierra Leone is not good.” “Whether you want to sweep it under the carpet, you want to

AWOKO - 2018-10-17 13:28:00

IDA, Sierra Leone sign US $10m Agro-Business Financing Agreement - Farmers Review Africa

Presenting the loan agreement to the House for discussion, Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr. Patricia Lavaley, said the project’s main focus is the promotion of an enabling environment. This, she says, would cost US $2m. Dr. Layaley said that these funds will go towards helping reduce the burden and c

FARMERSREVIEWAFRICA.COM - 2018-10-17 09:31:06

Sierra Leone: Financial Secretary says Africa is more indebted today

The Harvard trained Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone, Sahr Jusu (photo), is of the view that many countries in Africa have become more indebted after going through massive debt cancellation arrangements two decades ago.

PATRIOTIC VANGUARD - 2018-10-16 16:59:17

Sierra Leone sports minister accuses Johansen of deliberately engineering FIFA ban - Inside World Football

October 16 – Sierra Leone’s Sports Minister, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, has accused the country’s FA president Isha Johansen (pictured left with FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura) of being personally responsible for FIFA shutting down the federation despite on-going criminal investigations into its leade

INSIDEWORLDFOOTBALL.COM - 2018-10-16 11:23:37

Sierra Leone News: Human Capital: we have no excuse but to act now –World Bank - Awoko Newspaper

A key message for increased action to invest in people came out from the Development Committee, at the ministerial-level forum of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, at the close of the institutions’ Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia. According to a statement issued by the Co

AWOKO - 2018-10-17 13:39:46

Sierra Leone News: Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in DRC - Awoko Newspaper

The deadly virus’ appearance for the first time in the far northeast has sparked fear. Suspected contacts of infected people have tried to slip away. Residents have assaulted health teams. The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since the start of this month, experts said. Safe burials are

AWOKO - 2018-10-17 12:57:08

Sierra Leone News: Fisheries Minister assures Bonthe of revamping industry  - Awoko Newspaper

The Minister of fisheries and Marine Resources, Emma Kowa Jalloh has assured Bonthe residents of government assistance in revamping their fishing industry. Addressing fishing stakeholders in the Mania and Momaya fishing communities in Bonthe, following her recent visit to fishing communities in Kamb

AWOKO - 2018-10-17 12:53:46

IFC to fund 50-MW solar project in Sierra Leone

A financing agreement was signed this weekend by the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the government of Sierra Leone. The capacity is scheduled to be put on stream in between 18 months and 24 months.


Can Sierra Leone’s opposition APC party rise again? Op ed

To millions of Sierra Leoneans in 2007, the All Peoples Congress party (APC) was a beacon of hope in post Tejan Kabbah governance. But more than a decade on, the party has been mired in countless corruption scandals and infighting, and now the once ruling party is in a passive opposition.


Building Resiliency in Sierra Leone’s Fishing Communities

Fishing villages off the coast of Sierra Leone often can only be reached by boat. Off-loading is directly in water, as there is usually no docks. In the background, note the aerial roots of the mangroves. Credit: Sylwia Trzaska


Chinese Investment in Sierra Leone Comes Under Scrutiny

Sierra Leone has long been a focus of Beijing for aggressive investment due to the West African country’s rich mineral resources, which include diamonds, gold, iron ore, and bauxite.


Sierra Leone's fate holding DP William Ruto's Sh50 million promise to Harambee Stars

© Goal Kenya.Harambee Stars have won two of their last five home matches in the Afcon qualifiers, drawing one and losing the last two. Kenya won against Congo and Ghana by a 2-1 and 1-0 margins. But before that, the team had lost to Zambia and Guinea Bissau with the only draw coming against Lesotho.


Sierra Leone Cancels Unprecedented $400 Million China-Funded Deal

Sierra Leone has announced its decision to cancel a $400 million China-funded project to build a new airport outside its capital city, Freetown, citing high costs.


Big Wata: The Surfers of Sierra Leone

We decided at a very early stage to make a documentary about surfers rather than a conventional surf film. The main distinction lies in telling of the personal development of the characters, to tell an intimate story covering universal themes … To me, Big Wata touches on the power of hope and dreams