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28 students to depart for China

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Some 28 students will depart Sierra Leone for China on Sunday after receiving scholarships from the Chinese government to study in various fields. In his speech at the farewell reception hosted at the Chinese embassy on Wednesday, ambassador Cheng Wenju said it was the third time for him to hold a farewell reception to see[...]

Energy minister urges all to pay bills

Friday, August 31st, 2007

As the alternator of the Kingtom power station mysteriously went up in blaze, the minister of energy and power, Lloyd Ado During has urged Sierra Leoneans to pay their bills especially now that the ministry needs money most to repair the generator’s burnt alternator. In his reaction to the question that people might refuse to[...]

As the spate of violence increases… SLP warns ex-combatants, military & police

Friday, August 31st, 2007

 The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has issued a stern warning to ex-combatants and other retired military and police personnel who are being used by political groups to conduct foot or mobile patrols. The SLP notes that following the announcement of the official election results and the declaration of a presidential run-off scheduled for September 8,[...]

As APC/PMDC Campaign in Kenema Kabbah is joking – says Margai

Friday, August 31st, 2007

The leader of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) Charles Francis Margai has said in Kenema that President Tejan Kabbah was joking by talking about imposing a State of Emergency. Mr. Margai who made this statement while addressing a crowd of supporters in Kenema town during a run off campaign tour with his alliance[...]

Kingtom power station goes on fire

Thursday, August 30th, 2007
Kingtom power station goes on fire

Workers on duty at the National Power Authority (NPA) Kingtom power station, at Kingtom in Freetown, yesterday afternoon ran helter-skelter to extinguish flames which suddenly out busted from Sulzer 4. In the midst of lung chocking smoke that clouded the generator room, firemen from the Freetown Fire Force struggled with their fire extinguishing hoses to[...]

For riotous mood… Kenema police detain 15

Thursday, August 30th, 2007
For riotous mood… Kenema police detain 15

Fifteen suspects are in police custody for riotous conduct and malicious damage of private property. According to the Community Relations Department (CRD) officer, PC 10322 Kamara B.J.P, the suspects who were in riotous mood were rounded up last night by police personnel in the city centre. He said, “the police are still investigating the matter”.[...]

Ernest highlights what APC did for Bo

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

 Mr Ernest Bai Koroma, the presidential flagbearer of the All People’s Congress (APC), has told the people of Bo that all the major infrastructural development of that city took place during APC rule. This, he said, should be one good reason why the people of Bo should vote for his leadership under the All People’s Congress.[...]

NEC Commissioners subjected to threats

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

The Western Area Commissioner for the National Electoral Commission, Mrs Daphne Olu-Williams, has intimated that “at the moment, commissioners and some members of staff are being intimidated and subjected to threats.” She made this disclosure yesterday at the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) hall, Brookfields in Freetown, when the Commissioner convened civil society members, political[...]

Don’t take Sierra Leone to those dark days…Uniosil chief of peace

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

The chief of peace and governance at the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), Sebremedlin Hagos, has called on Sierra Leoneans not to take the country to those dark days. The Uniosil chief of peace was speaking yesterday at the YMCA hall, Fort Street in Freetown, at a conference organized by the Coalition[...]

Civil Society backs IMC‘s reprimand of hate media

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

The Civil Society Action Group (CSAG) for violence-free elections has given the Independent Media Commission (IMC) its support to take firm action against media groups that do not adhere to the media code of conduct. This was said in a press conference held at the IMC’s conference hall yesterday, organized by IMC and Civil Society[...]