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News Web sites of Sierra Leone PDF Print E-mail

 

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

AMR Gold -Wilkinson Hill Mining Company Outline Activities In Sierra Leone

Freetown 11th April 2016-AMR Gold’s subsidiary company-Wilkinson Hill Mining Company has completed its six months’ trail processing of larger samples planned before the on-set of the rainy season.

The program indicated that special attention should be given to the treatment of clay and organic material when designing a commercial mineral processing plant. 

This has further allowed the company to importantly gather a lot of information on how best to mine the various ore horizons and to determine what the most appropriate cost effective excavating, earth moving and transport equipment to use for full scale commercial mining. This has been very important to determine the quantities and compositions of the heavy minerals recovered which is dominated by coltan and cassiterite with gold, magnetite, ilmenite etc as accessory, and also to know how best to optimise the recoveries.

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Media News

IMC NOT A LIMITATION TO PRESS FREEDOM IN SIERRA LEONE

The Independent Media Commission (IMC) established by an act of Parliament of 2000 and amended in 2006 and 2007 has, as its core mandate to regulate the establishment and operations of the media in Sierra Leone including the Print and electronic.

Media regulation serves as guidance to mass media. These regulations that are enforced via law, rules or procedures, can have various goals, for example intervention to protect a stated public interest, or encouraging competition and an effective media market, or establishing common ethical standards.

Sierra Leone’s vision is to become a stable democracy with a vibrant economy, a united people, progressive nation and attractive country (Vision 2025)

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Commentary

RULE OF LAW MUST BE RESPECTED, PROTECTED AND PROMOTED.

(The thoughts expressed in this article are purely and entirely the thoughts of the author)

The term ‘rule of law’ can be interpreted as the restriction of arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established rules. The rule of law expressly sets standards that no government and, or, branch of government is above the law and no public official may act arbitrarily. It is absolutely wrong for any government or government official to subject anyone to civil damages or criminal punishment except in strict accordance with well defined laws and procedures. Despite its ancient history, the doctrine of the rule of law requires governments all over the world to exercise their authority within the legal framework “Rule under the Law, “Rule according to Law” and “Rule according to higher Law”. This write up will attempt to throw light on the three contexts of the rule of law and cite examples of proceedings where judges were firm in following the rule of law.

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View Point

WHY THE SIERRA LEONE LAW MAKERS ARE AFRAID OF SECURITY THREAT ?

President Ernest Bai Koroma is like any other individual human being on earth that can eat salt. In view of that he is liable to make mistakes because he is not an angel that does not make mistake. Even his detractors or critics’ are not perfect.

They normally make mistakes because they are human beings. Therefore, he is unable to satisfy everybody in the country and even within his government and APC party members he cannot also able to satisfy all  of them. The fact is, no one is perfect in the universe. Likewise no one knows everything in the world.Therefore, the only thing he has to do is to continue doing his very best for the country and the people that elected him into power, especially the improvement of their lives’ status.

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News - Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: World Bank Group, UNICEF urge more investment in early childhood development
 
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today jointly urged global and national leaders to step up and accelerate action and investments in nutrition and early childhood development (ECD) programmes as a critical foundation for equitable development and economic growth.
 
The two organizations announced the establishment of a new alliance that aims to make ECD a global policy, programming and public spending priority, to give all young children access to quality services that improve their health, nutrition, learning ability and emotional well-being.
 
Advances in neuroscience and recent economic studies show that early childhood experiences have a profound impact on brain development and on subsequent learning, health, and adult earnings. Children who are poorly nourished and nurtured, or those who do not receive early stimulation, are likely to learn less in school and earn less as adults.
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Society -Local News

Stakeholders meeting to develop life skills Manual for Adolescent raises positive concerns

Freetown, April 1, 016 (MOHS) - The Director of Reproductive and Child Health Dr. SantigieSesay at a validation meeting for the development of a National life skills manual for Adolescent 14 and older in Sierra Leone has said that the document about to be validated would help influence the lives of many people in the country.

Addressing stakeholders at the Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown on March 31, 2016 Dr. Sesay noted that Adolescents are less catered for in this country and as a result involved in unscrupulous attitude resulting to sexually transmitted Infections, HIV, school dropout and many more.

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Development

Emauni Foundation Supports Marampa Chiefdom

Emauni Foundation - a charitable organization that is based in the United States of America has once again supported the people of Marampa Chiefdom with  food and  non-food  items at the Chiefdom headquarter  town on Friday 11th of March, 2016.

  The support range to feeding 5000 primary and secondary school pupils of Marampa Chiefdom, checking the blood pressure of the old people and also  giving them pain medication, distribution of 48 bags of rice with cooking condiments, given 50 thousand Leones to the old people of the surrounding villages of the chiefdom and the last activity is giving children cloths to lactating mothers for their children.

  Giving these gifts to the people of Marampa, Madam Ashmawo  Bangurah - a philanthropist  and a  registered nurse  of  Neo-natal  Intensive  Care  based in USA  and also the founder for the Emauni  Foundation, when giving  the keynote address to a large number of people who came from the surrounding villages of Marampa Chiefdom, (Matobo, Manso Camp-Mange, Roworreh, Maforki, Mabil, Komrabai and Mafosa-Gbeny  etc), the founder said that alleviating  the sufferings of the people at  Marampa Chiefdom is  her main focus when she is in the United States of America.

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Politics

PARLIAMENT RATIFIES SEVEN (7) PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 12th April 2016, after an extensive debate ratified a motion for the approval of seven Presidential nominees to serve in respectable and high offices of State.
 
The following nominees were approved by Parliament through a collection of voices:
 
  1. Mr. Momodu Lamin Kargbo-Minister of Finance and Economic Development
  2. Dr. Christiana Thorpe-Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology
  3. Dr. Kaifala Marah-Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone
  4. Mr. Alfred P. Conteh-Minister of Internal Affairs
  5. Maj. General John E. Milton-Chief of Defence Staff of the RSLAF
  6. Ms. Mabinty Daramy-Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea
  7. Ms. Rugiatu N. Turay-Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs
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