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Archive for September, 2007

More funding for Special Court

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Australia will increase its support for efforts to bring to justice those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the African nation of Sierra Leone. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Greg Hunt has announced that a further $100,000 will be provided to the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Mr Hunt[...]

HIV/AIDS sensitization workshop ends at Rofainya

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

A one day HIV/AIDS sensitization workshop has ended at Rofainya in the Gberay-Morrie Section of Maforki Chiefdom in the Port Loko District. The workshop was organized by the Sendugu Youth Movement in collaboration with the National HIV/AIDS Secretariat. The ceremony was climaxed by statement from key community members. Abdul Osands Bangura a Senior Lecturer at[...]

8 arrested as Youths go wild at Masulaimani

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Police have arrested 8 people and are pursuing several others at Masulaimani in the Lokomassama Chiefdom Mapaite, where a cross section of the youth have gone wild, in spite of President Ernest Bai Koroma’s appeal against the act of lawlessness. The youth of that areas converted themselves into angry mobs, dethroned the town-Chief- Pa Adikali[...]

In Kenema:- Tec. Voc. Center improves middle level manpower

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

The Proprietor and founder of the Kakajam Technical and Vocational Training Centre (KTVTC) Kenema Emmanuel Metzger has disclosed that there has been a marked improvement in the middle-level man power in Kenema city since the establishment of the Technical vocational school in 1998. Speaking to Awoko press at his Fatmata street office in Kenema where[...]

Sea board fraud: Managing Director testified in court

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Testifying before Magistrate Sam Margai at the Freetown court No1 Hussein Ibrahim Bazzy the Managing Director of Sea Board West Africa Limited told the court that he recognized six accused persons out of 28 who are facing three count charges. Sworn by the holy Koran the Managing Director informed the court that he knew six[...]

40 yr-old farmer held for unlawful carnal knowledge

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

40 year-old Farmer Vandi Robin of Baama Konta in the Gorama Mende chiefdom in the Kenema district has appeared before the Presiding High Court Judge in Kenema Hon. Justice Nyawo Maturi-Jones for unlawful carnal knowledge. State Prosecutor Timothy Momoh Sowa informed the court that the accused appeared before the court on one count offence of[...]

Guinean military officers caught in pirate act

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
Guinean military officers caught in pirate act

Two military officers in the Guinean armed forces have been arrested alongside six others following an alleged piracy act on two fishing vessels within the territorial waters of Sierra Leone last Sunday. The two officers who bear the rank of Lieutenants are Sidibay Kelfalla and Nabieu Kamara, while the others are fisheries observers Jallow Mamoud,[...]

Four appear in court

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Gibrilla Bangura , Mathew Sesay, Mohamed Kamara and Gabriel Turay were yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Komba Kamanda  at the Freetown court No 2 to answer to five count charges of conspiracy to commit felony to wit robbery with aggravation, and robbery with violence on five persons. According to the charge sheet read in court, its[...]

Human Right Commission raps Police

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Three Commissioners of the new Human Right Commission last Friday paid a courtesy call on the Police boss, Brima Acha Kamara to apprise him about the work of their Commission. The Commission’s team, which was headed by Commissioner Edward Sam, the deputy chair of the commission told the Inspector General of Police that they want[...]

after ‘poda-poda’ accident For Di People production manager dies

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

“He can no longer put up with the pain so he gave up the ghost,” this was the word muted around as news flashed that For Di People newspaper’s (FDP) Assistant Production Manager Michael Kulubanda had died at the Emergency Hospital, Goderich where he had been admitted after a fatal accident last Wednesday. The late[...]