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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

POLICE BOSS SPEAKS IN MAKENI… “Allegations Against AMR Gold is Baseless”

Following recent allegations made by some unidentified landowners claiming that AMR Gold Exploration Company has hired police and military officers to beat them up, the Deputy Regional Commander of Police, Northern Region, FrancisNyumaBundor has described the allegations as baseless and untrue.

The Chief Superintendent of Police told journalists in Makeni that, “the police are there to protect every one including AMR Gold exploration company and the landowners.”

He queried, how can the police, who is there to protect lives and property be violent against the people its provide security for. He said the allegation made by the self-styled landowners is not true, adding that his personnel are not violent and the people making the allegations have never approached the police management regarding unfair treatment by the police or hiring of police by AMR Gold

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Media News

ACC Romances with Guild of Editors

In a bid to maintain the relationship between the two institutions, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), has organized a one-day seminar for the Guild of Editors on the theme, “strengthening   partnership with the media on the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone.”

  Speaking at the opening ceremony held at the Hill Valley Hotel, at Signal Hill, in Freetown, ACC deputy commissioner, Shollay Davies, who doubled as the chairman of the program, said corruption is an epidemic that is responsible for the low standard of living of the people of Sierra Leone.

  He also stated that the reason why they are partnering with the media is because they believe that media reports will provide valuable link to identifying corrupt cases.

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Commentary

CPIE Holds 2nd Annual Teachers’ Workshop

Center for the Promotion of Inclusive Education in Sierra Leone (CPIE) was on Wednesday 22nd July 2015, held their 2nd Annual Teachers Training Workshop at the St. Anthony Catholic Church Conference Hall at Syke Street in Freetown.

The purpose of the workshop among other things geared towards the right of children with disabilities continues to be trampled upon and disregarded around the world.

CPIE is a registered non-profit entity that focuses on issues pertinent to inclusive education for students with disabilities such as the physical and epistemic accessibility of schools for the advocacy, parental orientation, teachers training development, collaboration with government and non-governmental agencies, and the provision of community education through the media and other forms of public engagement.

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View Point

From New York to the Ebola frontlines

At the peak of Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone in November last year, when up to 500 persons were infected weekly, 26-year-old bespectacled Mohamed Kakaywas always holed up in the offices of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Freetownporing over loads of data. Intermittently,he would take a glance at information filtering into his two computer screens, even as Ebola fighters from different organizations and of different nationalities breathed down his neck for oneassistance or the other.

Before joining UNMEER, Mohamed was in the Bronx in New York, United States, working as a sales coordinator in a retail industry. Sierra Leonean born, in the wake of the Ebola outbreakhe felt a strong pull to be back home as a volunteer Ebola warrior.

He had created an online public donation platform, proceeds he hoped could helpsave lives being ravaged by the virus.He was hired by UNMEERin October 2014 and is now its longest-serving International staff in Sierra Leone.

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News - Press Release

EXTENTION OF RESTRICTIONS IN PORT LOKO AND KAMBIA DISTRICTS

The 21 days curfew declared by His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma in both Port Loko and Kambia districts has expired yesterday 7th July 2015.

However, given the initial successes of the Operation in identifying and containing cases, our District Ebola Response Centres in Kambia and Port Loko have requested an extension of Operation Northern Push in order to solidify gains made to date. The curfew in EVD affected chiefdoms in both
districts is therefore being extended for a further 30 days subject to review.

Residents of Port Loko and Kambia are advised to abide by the restrictions in order to get Sierra Leone to zero by eliminating EVD in these two districts as quickly as possible.

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Society -Local News

Sierra Leone Called to the OGP Global Steering Committee

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Steering Committee on governance has Wednesday 23rd July 2015 called on Sierra Leone’s OGP Director to serve as a member of the global steering committee.

Madam Khadija Sesay was called at during an OGP Working Level Steering Committee Meeting at the African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Johannesburg South Africa.

The global acknowledgement came in recognition of concerted efforts being made by the OGP secretariat in the implementation of its country’s development agendas.

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Development

Decentralization Secretariat on orientation program for MDAs

Freetown, July 18 (SLENA) - The Decentralization Service Delivery Program (DSDP) (Dec-Sec) last week Tuesday conducted an orientation prpgramme for representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) at the Ocean View Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown.

The focal point for the GRM is the Monitoring and Evaluation Department at Dec-Sec, 9th Floor, Youyi Building in Freetown.

The World Bank is advocating for a standardized GRM for all other MDAs to plug in.

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Politics

PRESIDENT KOROMA LAUNCHES POST – EBOLA RECOVERY PROGRAMME

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE H. E. Dr Ernest Bai Koroma LAUNCH OF THE POST – EBOLA RECOVERY PROGRAMME 24TH JULY, 2015

Courtesies

A little over a year ago, we were attacked by an evil new enemy called Ebola. We did not understand this enemy, most of the world did not understand this enemy, and all of us did not see it coming to this part of the world. This vicious enemy brought about the death of over 3500 of our compatriots, stopped our economic growth, and reversed many of our gains in the health system. Farms were neglected; markets abandoned; trade and travel contracted; fiscal balances weakened; revenue decreased; and expenditure shut up to combat the disease.

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