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Members of Congress Travel with CARE to Sierra Leone to see how U.S. Investments are Leading to Sustainable Health Gains for Women and Girls

Image (media):photo_aug_10_01_23_51.jpgSierra LeoneWASHINGTON-A group of members of Congress from California and their staff and guests traveled with the poverty-fighting organization CARE to Sierra Leone to see how vital U.S. investments and partnerships are improving health outcomes for women and

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-13 18:50:00

Is Sierra Leone’s commission of inquiry a witch-hunt or political accountability?

A Commission of Inquiry that is to investigate corruption in a few weeks’ time, is now on the lips of every Sierra Leonean. Whether the intention is witch-hunting or political accountability, the mere mentioning of the words – ‘commission of inquiry’, is sending shockwaves through the spines of the


Sierra Leone mudslide survivors still living without homes

Hundreds of people are still missing one year after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital.The worst natural disaster in the nation's history killed more than 1,100 people.Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Freetown.

ALJAZEERA.COM - 2018-08-13 13:01:00

Sierra Leone and Liberia set to ratify African Court protocol -

The President of Liberia Dr George Weah, welcomed the delegation to Monrovia on Monday 7 August 2018, and said that his country was committed to protecting and observing human rights and fully backed the work of the Continental Court.

GNNLIBERIA.COM - 2018-08-13 12:08:18

In Sierra Leone, cash transfers bring relief to families affected by deadly floods

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – After a 20-minute-walk up a steep rocky path in the Dwarzark community, I arrived at the new home of Foday and Mamiesia Kallon and their 14-month-old son. It’s a fresh start following the tragic events of 14 August 2017 when flooding and a landslide killed at least 500 peopl

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-08-13 00:00:00

'Our city has no future if we don't save the environment': Freetown...

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown must tackle deforestation, poor housing and decrepit drainage if it is to prevent the next disaster, its mayor said one year after a devastating mudslide killed an estimated 1,000 people and left thousands of others homeless.

REUTERS - 2018-08-14 00:06:50

Anti-Corruption Czar speaks about the impact of corruption in Sierra Leone

Last Friday, Francis Ben Kaifala – the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone, addressed the National Governance Symposium 2018, organized by the Institute for Good Governance.


Liverpool Ex-Gangster On Run Spotted In Freetown_ Sierra Leone.

By Adam Lusher, The Independent Online….. Liverpool ex-gangster on run hires private plane and flies to Freetown, while taunting police on Twitter. To admirers he is the heroic “Robin Hood” fugitive who fled Britain to help the people of Africa, while making a gloating online guide: “How to get out


Chasing A Dream: An Ambulance Service That People Can Trust

When Jamil Bangura realized that he and his family had signs of Ebola, in September 2014, he did what he had been told to do. Following instructions from the Sierra Leonean government, he didn't try to treat himself or walk to a clinic. He didn't go to a traditional healer or stay at home. He called

NPR - 2018-08-12 11:00:21

One Refugee to Host Human Rights Advocate Ishmael Beah

One Refugee, a nonprofit organization supporting refugees in Utah through education and career initiatives, will host an evening of inspirational storytelling with New York Times bestselling author and human rights advocateIshmael Beahon August 17, 2018.

LOOK TO THE STARS - 2018-08-13 14:00:00

APC wrecked the economy of Sierra Leone

When the economy crashed in the hands of the APC, its supporters said it was a global problem. The APC government of president Koroma, declared austerity measures after 10 years in power. But those austerity measures failed. Sierra Leone was already bankrupt.


When Only The Corrupt Wanted To Be Presidents.

By Ibrahim T Jalloh….. There was absolutely nothing more stressful than thinking about the ignominal political culture in Sierra Leone. The number of corrupt, miseducated, unpatriotic, unscrupulous and known criminals who wanted to be president was both alarming and staggering. Sierra Leone has suf

RADIO EGYPT - 2018-08-13 00:00:00

Sierra Leone Sports: Giants FC battles with Pratt Lane FC

While tomorrow, Saturday August 11 2018, the encounter will feature Benjamin Lane FC engage New Castle United FC and Omolay Bush FC will clash with Parliament FC on Sunday August 12 2018.


Minister Bibeau to visit West Africa

As part of Canada’s commitment to strengthen ties with Africa and to work with the continent to help address the challenges it faces, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, will travel to Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire from August 13 to 19, 2018.

AFRICA-NEWSROOM.COM - 2018-08-13 00:00:00

$800 million investment for Bumbuna phase two development  

In 2012, officials in the APC government of former president Koroma entered into negotiations with the American company – Joules Corporation, who had promised to invest $800 million in developing Sierra Leone’s Bumbuna hydro-electricity dam.


Afro-Tribal dance group accepting donations for Sierra Leone in exchange for dance classes (4 photos)

At age 10, toward the end of Sierra Leone Civil War, Koroma was sponsored by a missionary group and this allowed her and her mother to move to Canada and settle in Guelph. In the years since coming to Canada, Koroma’s mother has been sending barrels of clothing and supplies back to her family in Sie


Sierra Leone News: CSOs brace for implementation of AU Charter

Members of the Sierra Leone Chapter of the West African Civil Society Forum on the African Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance (ACDEG) had pledged their commitment towards ensuring provisions in the AU Charter on governance are implemented well. At the first regional conference held at the


Sierra Leone Sports: Ministry of sports inter-community charity shield continues today

The Ministry of Sports Inter Community Charity Shield will continue today Friday 10th August 2018 with Bambara Town playing against Fullah Town the match will now play at the Parade GroundsAccording to the media team of the Ministry of Sports said the reason for that the Siaka Steven Stadium is unde


Which Startup receive Ecobank Africa Fintech Prize?

Ecobank (Ecobank.com), the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology startups.Startups:read more


Kandeh Yumkella meeting his UK supporters

It is now almost five months since general and presidential elections were held in Sierra Leone, in which one of the country’s newly formed political parties – the National Grand Coalition (NGC) led by Dr Kandeh Yumkella, proved it is a force to be reckoned with.