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First Lady Fatima Bio Invites Anti-FGM Campaigners

The First Lady of Sierra Leone, who caused a furore this year when she said she did not think female genital mutilation was harmful, has said she will meet campaigners after being ambushed while addressing a major women’s rights conference. Delegates were stunned when Sarian Kamara, a British anti-FGM activist, …

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Civil Rights Coalition Highlight challenges in Cleaning Exercise

By Alim Jalloh The national Coordinator of the Civil Rights Coalition Alphonso Manley has commended the government of President Bio, Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr of the Freetown City Council, military and police personal, youth groups and community stakeholders for sustainable cleaning exercises since it was declared as a national and monthly …

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Renaissance Movement Questions High Court Ruling on APC MPs

A press release issued by the Sierra Leone Renaissance Movement says it is concerned about the judgments delivered by the High Court in several petitions against the election and continuance of some members of parliament as Parliamentarians through questionable judicial decisions which removes democratic franchise from the people. Firstly, the …

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Plans Underway to Transform Kingtom Dumpsite

In a rare social media livestream video cast to mark her first year in office on Saturday May 11, the Mayor of Freetown Yvonne Aki-Sawyer disclosed plans by the Freetown City Council to convert the Kingtom dumpsite in Freetown into what she described as “a faecal sludge treatment centre”. This …

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RMFA Breaches Procurement Rules – Audit Report Says

Section 135(1) of the Public Procurement Regulations of 2016 requires the rate for advance payment not to exceed 30% of the contract sum. The advance payment shall be provided with a submission of a valid advance payment guarantee. A review of payment vouchers and contractof works at the Road Maintenance …

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US Trains RSLAF on Peacekeeping Support

The United States has resumed training aimed at preparing the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) for international peacekeeping. The first in a series of courses started on Wednesday at the U.S. Peacekeeping Logistics Depot in Murray Town, Freetown. A press release from the US embassy says the month-long …

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Hawaii Assists Sierra Leone to Build Disaster Management Capability

Sierra Leone’s national leaders and experts came together on May 8, 2019 to continue collaboration with Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) on the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA) underway since late 2018. The mid-term workshop held in Freetown at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel and facilitated by PDC—an applied …

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Tourism Minister Breaks New Ground in USA & Ivory Coast

The New York University has hosted Sierra Leone’s Minister of Tourism and Culture – Madam Memunatu B. Pratt to throw her experience and expertise on the topic: “Knowledge Sharing on Sustainable Tourism Development. The New York University is a private research university originally founded in New York City but now …

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