FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The national Olympic committee of Sierra Leone says it has been suspended by the country's sports minister, even though it maintains he has "no such jurisdiction." The Sierra Leone Olympic Committee says recent elections were held according to IOC rules and it is an autonomous body that works with the sports ministry and is not "under" the ...
Eight districts in Sierra Leone are to benefit from 500 Kilometres feeder roads rehabilitation project through the Rural and Private Sector Development Project in Sierra Leone. These districts which comprise Western Area Rural, Port Loko, Tonkolili, Bonthe, Bombali, Bo, Pujehun and Moyamba were said to have been selected based on the updated district road master plan in relation to priorities ...
Residents of Bumbuna town including local authorities have issued a 21-day strike notice to the Ministry of Energy, demanding why their houses have not been electrified since 2009. According to a letter addressed to the Minister of Energy requesting an explanation concerning the electrification of the town and its immediate environs, the people of Kalansogoia chiefdom, natives of the chiefdom ...
An accident involving a white Renault tanker with registration number AEO 004 and a commercial motor-bike with registration number AIA 863 ridden by one Ibrahim Kenei, yesterday killed Wuyateh Sedique in Kenema City. The accident occurred around 1:30pm on Thursday 23rd May 2013 along Hangha road, just after the former UNHCR office in Kenema city. The motor-bike loaded with some goods and a ...
Hundreds of pregnant women and lactating mothers have denounced early marriage, teenage pregnancy and frequent deaths of women in childbearing in the Kailahun district. The women danced and sang in their local languages along the streets of Kailahun, to mark the launching of the ‘Mami en Pikin welbodi Week’ in the district. The occasion was very remarkable, as people from all walks ...
You wouldnt know it from Senso, a Technicolored visual feast in the grandest tradition of historical-epic melodrama, but director Luchino Visconti was one of the principle architects of Italian neorealism in the 1940s. In fact, his 1942 film Ossessione, an unauthorized adaptation of th ... ...
The Speaker of Parliament, Nathaniel Abel Stronge, has officially declared three vacancies in the House. This follows a ministerial appointment of two members and the sudden death of the Late Hon. Alice M.T. Foyah of Constituency 001, Kailahun District. Prior to the death of Hon. Alice Foyah, the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma appointed two Parliamentarians as Ministers of Government, Hon. ...
The Northern Regional Executive of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) over the weekend peacefully settled the dispute between staff of Radio Cart Barming and Honourable Patrick Lahai Kargbo of Constituency 39 in Tonko Limba Chiefdom, Kambia District. The Northern region SLAJ Secretariat was informed that Honourable Patrick Lahai Kargbo of Constituency 39 in Kambia district was ...
The SLPP Member of Parliament representing Kono District, Hon. Eric K. Koedoyorma,yesterday expressed delight on behalf of the people of Kono, following the signing of a twenty-five million dollar (USD25, 000,000) loan agreement for the Yeyi-Sefadu Road. The loan agreement is between the Government of Sierra Leone and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, for the construction of the ...
A 40 year-old woman, Fatmata Deen and five others were yesterday docked before Magistrate Komba Kamanda presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 2 on two counts charge of unlawful possession of cannabis sativa and count two frequenting in a place used for smoking cannabis sativa. It was alleged that the accused on Tuesday 21st May 2013 at 22 Abbot street was found in the possession of ...
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Sierra Leone Country Office, is seeking to hire a qualified Sierra Leoneans for a Consultancy for the Evaluation of Radio Listener Groups in the Communication for Development Section, Freetown, Sierra ...
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29 April 2013 150 The Security Council today welcomed the joint declaration of non-violence signed last week in Conakry between the main Guinean stakeholders in which they committed themselves to resolve all differences exclusively through peaceful means.
In a statement issued to the press, the 15-member Council also welcomed the declaration by President Alpha Cond233; whereby he expressed his readiness to ensure the transparency and the credibility of the electoral process, and committed himself to accepting the results of the upcoming legislative elections.
In March, protests in the West African nation related to the polls led to several deaths and hundreds of injuries. At that time, both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN human rights office appealed for calm amid the violence and urged political actors in Guinea to pursue dialogue to create conditions for peaceful elections.
The Council, which was briefed last Thursday on the situation in Guinea by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, expressed its concern over the "volatile situation" in the country.
"The members of the Security Council deplored the violent incidents that occurred during the demonstrations in Conakry on 25 April 2013, which resulted in the death of one person and injured a number of others. ...
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