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Thetorchlight: Online news source on Sierra Leone

AllAfrica.com - Sierra Leone: News reports on Sierra Leone from African sources.

Awareness Times: Major newspaper operated from inside Sierra Leone.

Awoko: Daily newspaper.

Cocorioko: Newspaper published in Somerset, New Jersey.

Concord Times: Freetown based online newspaper.

Cotton Tree News: News site of Sierra Leone broadcaster.

Exclusive: Freetown daily.

Globe: Fortnightly newspaper published in Sierra Leone, and in the UK.

IRIN News - Sierra Leone: by UN Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN).

New Citizen: Daily newspaper in Freetown.

Kalleone: Entertainment and sports newspaper.

New People: Online newspaper from the US.

Newstime Africa: UK based online newspaper.

Official Website of Sierra Leone President: Government news and info.

Peep: Independent Sierra Leone's satirical newspaper.

Sierra Express Media: Online news source featuring Sierra Leonean current events, entertainment, and sport.

Standard Times Press: Major Sierra Leone newspaper from Freetown.

Patriotic Vanguard: Canada-based Sierra Leone news portal.

 

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

Good Job, NATCOM & GSM Operators

  Some people think good things never come from certain entities except frustration and cheating others out of their monies, especially with mobile companies.

  The tide or trend seems to change all of a sudden, isn’t it, with the coming of Momoh Konte into the chairmanship of the national telecommunications commission.

  We are happy about and for this, really, and we are encouraging them for the camaraderie to continue, so long as the interest of consumers takes first place – yes first place.

    But there’s no need to worry because the Chairman Momoh Konte over the weekend engaged the management of the two leading mobile phone companies in the country, Airtel and Africell, at Radisson Blu Hotel, Freetown.

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Media News

Sierra Leone Alert: Journalists warned against reporting on the audit of the Ebola Fund

The Majority Leader in the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone, Ibrahim Bundu, representing Constituency 52 in the Port Loko district in northern Sierra Leone has warned journalists to desist from further discussing the country’s Auditor General’s Report on the management of the Ebola Fund.

The MFWA’s correspondent in Sierra Leone reported that Bundu presented a statement to the House of Parliament on February 17, 2015, which said the Auditor General’s Report on the management of the Ebola Fund falls within the provisions of the country’s constitution and Standing Order 75 of the House of Parliament, which states that such reports cannot be discussed in public or published.

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Commentary

Dr Samura Kamara - an excellent pedigree for AfDB Presidency

Africa’s premier Bank - the African Development Bank, will soon be appointing a new president and the race is on for the best and the most astute to take over the huge governance responsibility that comes with the job.

Sierra Leone’s foreign minister and former finance minister - Samura Kamara is pinning his colour on to the mast, and is looking ever increasingly the best candidate.     

Africa’s development has come a long way, especially socio-economically and politically, and now rated as having some of the world’s fastest growing economies.

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View Point

Any Truth About Our Ebola Money?

Ebola money is blood money, according to President Koroma; there isn’t a better description than this, and it is one that will stick better than glue.

  Little wonder then that it has generated such furor, even when the disease is slipping from its front page category, with the nation already divided between those who have eaten and those who haven’t, or so the script is reading.

  But the crowd has been parted, order has been restored, and propriety has taken centre stage, with Parliament emerging as the arbiter for the moment until there is need for other players to take over.

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News - Press Release

EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---February 27, 2015

? DISCHARGED CASES
? Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 3,084
? NEW CASES
? New Confirmed cases = 11 as follows:
Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0
Bombali = 5, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko = 1, Tonkolili = 0
Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0, Pujehun = 0
Western Area Urban = 4, Western Area Rural = 1, Missing = 0
? CUMULATIVE CASES
? Cumulative confirmed cases = 8,331 as follows:
Kailahun = 565, Kenema = 503, Kono = 253
Bombali = 1,030, Kambia = 178, Koinadugu = 106, Port Loko = 1,394, Tonkolili = 454
Bo = 314, Bonthe = 5, Moyamba = 208, Pujehun = 31
Western Area Urban = 2,134, Western Area Rural = 1,141, Missing = 14
? CUMULATIVE DEATHS
? Total cumulative confirmed death is 3,133
? Probable cases = 287
National Ebola Response Centre (NERC)
Media and Communications Office
Block 1 Former Special Court Complex
Jomo Kenyatta Road
FREETOWN

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Society -Local News

Inadequate Jurors…Murder Changes to Manslaughter

After spending sometime in prison, counsel prosecuting Prince Massaquoi, Ahmed GM Bockarie, has asked the bench to change the charge of the accused from murder to manslaughter.

The accused was before Justice Samuel Margai, of the Freetown High Court after going through preliminary investigation at the magistrate court on a count charge of murder.

The State prosecutor AGM Bockarie alleged that on 29 October 2011, in Freetown, the accused murdered one John Contor Kanu. He was denied making plea to the charge.

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Development

Sierra Leone Approves Oil Spill Sensitivity Map, Marine Report

ABIDJAN, 23 Feb 2015 – Sierra Leone has endorsed two reports that recognize thethreats to its marine and coastal environment, and which would contribute to a future integrated management of its coastal zone.

The Coastal and Marine Oil Spill Sensitivity Mapping for Sierra Leone, and the State of the Marine Environment Report for Sierra Leonewere validated 22 January at a workshop comprising government ministries responsible for marine and coastal zone affairs, the University of Sierra Leone, and non-governmental bodies with environmental and conservation interests.

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Politics

ON SLPP FRACAS IN KENEMA…MINORITY LEADER BREAKS SILENCE

The minority leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party,(SLPP), Hon. Dr Bernadette Lahai, has on Monday 9 February 2015, broken silence on the violence that occurred between supporters of the party, over a proposed regional party office foundation laying-out, which led to four serious injuries of key party supporters.

Addressing colleagues and supporters, Hon Lahai, expressed frustration over what she described as injustice done by Assistant Inspector General of police East AIG Alfred Karrow Kamara, to members of her party.

 Hon Lahai, said AIG Karrow Kamara, gave police clearance to few acclaimed SLPP Executives who were never indicted when the others were charged to court.

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