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SL Mining License CANCELLED

Breaking News: Sierra Leone has cancelled the mining license of the iron ore miner, SL Mining. Mines minister Foday Rado Yokie told me it’s due to the company’s “noncompliance with their mining agreement”. It follows a long drawn-out and sometimes acrimonious disagreeing between the two over allegations of breaches of …

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Cut Off Between Freetown And The Southeast

Most of the southeast of Sierra Leone has been cut off from the country’s capital, Freetown after the collapse of a bridge in Gbaima Songa on the Bo highway. It followed a heavy downpour last night into this morning. Hundreds of people from especially Bo and Kenema are already stranded …

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The 54-year-old Criminal & Seditious Libel Law Is Almost GONE

The law was passed in 1965 clearly to suppress press freedom. It allows for pre-trial detention & under it truth is not a defence. Successive leaders since the 1990s promised and failed to repeal the law which journalists say is obnoxious, retrograde and bad for democracy.— Umaru Fofana (@UmaruFofana) September …

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Over 90% Of Students Who Took WASSCE In Sierra Leone Failed

Urgent need for a National Conference on education. We don’t need a band-aid let alone a bandage. We don’t need a placebo either. We need proper diagnosis and treatment of our crumbling education sector. Let’s meet as a nation. We have some bright brains here and abroad. Let them lead …

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NO IMMEDIATE HELP For DISTRESS CALL At Sea

Breaking News: The Director of Safety at the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration says they have received distress calls from local passenger boats amid the heavy rain but that they can’t go to the rescue because the condition is terrible at sea. Ibrahim Wurie said they advised them to anchor anywhere …

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