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‘Infrastructural Transformation Is a Catalyst for Growth and Development’ – President Koroma

‘Infrastructural Transformation Is a Catalyst for Growth and Development’ – President Koroma

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma today, Monday 29th May 2017, officially opened the Sierra Leone Development Finance Forum jointly organised by the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development held at the Bintumani International Conference Centre in Aberdeen, Freetown. The theme of the event; “Unlocking Private Investment in Sierra Leone” speaks to […]

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Visits Sierra Leone

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Visits Sierra Leone

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has wrapped up a one-day friendly and working visit to Sierra Leone during which the two leaders held bilateral talks aimed at strengthening relations between Ghana and Sierra Leone. Welcoming his Ghanaian counterpart, President Koroma recalled the long-standing relationship between the two countries and congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa […]

Sierra Leone ‘Divine Diamond’ Offered for Sale

Sierra Leone ‘Divine Diamond’ Offered for Sale

One of the world’s largest diamond discovered in Sierra Leone has been put up for sale, the government announced. The 709 carat uncut diamond found by an evangelic pastor earlier this month, is being sold by international tender, a public notice on Saturday indicates. The Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources pegged the fee for […]

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were denied visas, according to event leaders. The African Global Economic and Development Summit, a three-day conference at the University of Southern California (USC), typically brings delegations from across Africa to meet with business leaders in the […]

Justice for Women Who Kill in Sierra Leone

Justice for Women Who Kill in Sierra Leone

Aminata* was only 17 years old when she was arrested for killing her former boyfriend eight years ago. She was sentenced to death for murder in November 2010 and feared each day she would be executed before her sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the government on Sierra Leone’s 50th Independence Day on 27 […]

706-Carat Diamond Found in Kono and Presented to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma

706-Carat Diamond Found in Kono and Presented to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma

A 706-carat diamond was presented to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday evening (Wednesday March 15th, 2017) by Paramount Chief Paul N. Saquee The 5 of Tankoro Chiefdom in Kono district led by the Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Honourable Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray at State House. According to the Mines Minister, the diamond was […]

Sierra Leone’s Koroma Wants ‘No Postponement’ to 2018 Polls

Sierra Leone’s Koroma Wants ‘No Postponement’ to 2018 Polls

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday March 9, 2017, appealed to development partners to work with a high sense of urgency to address the funding gap needed for the smooth conduct of the 2018 general elections. “I don’t want anything that will delay and undermine the elections process,” he said, and emphasized that the […]

Sierra Leone to Have Over 3,000 Centers for Voter Registration

Sierra Leone to Have Over 3,000 Centers for Voter Registration

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced that a total of 3,300 Civil and Voters Registration Centres would be used to register eligible Sierra Leoneans for the forthcoming presidential, parliamentary and local councils elections slated for March 7, 2018. Christopher Jones, an Electoral Officer of NEC, revealed that the voter registration exercise would run from […]

Sierra Leone ‘President Koroma Is One of the Best Presidents in the World’ – Says UN Special Adviser

Sierra Leone ‘President Koroma Is One of the Best Presidents in the World’ – Says UN Special Adviser

United Nations Special Adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Dr David Nabarro has described President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma as one of the best presidents in the world. He made this pronouncement during a courtesy call on the president at State House in Freetown on Friday February 24, 2017. Dr Nabarro commended the leadership […]

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014

Most of the people who were infected with Ebola in the 2014 West Africa epidemic contracted the viral disease through “super-spreaders”, researchers say. According to a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists said super-spreaders, a small percentage of people who are responsible for infecting several others during […]

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