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Chief Executive of Leone Rock Metal Group, Gilbert Zhao Sierra Leonean workers at the Leone Rock Mining Company, former Kingho Mining, have been complaining of improper treatment by the Company. They made these complaints pointing at the poor condition of service meted at them, and highlighted long hours at work, and low wages, among other mistreatments. They further maintained that apart from the fact that few Sierra Leoneans are manning top management positions, there is complete discrimination against Sierra Leonean workers as to those of other nationalities, especially the Chinese. Another concern raised by the Sierra Leonean staff is the…

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By Jack Jenkins You are walking through the bustling centre of Bo, Sierra Leone’s third-largest city. Following the crowd, you turn off the main road onto a narrower thoroughfare and find yourself in an open-air market. Shelters constructed from timber and sheet-metal roofing line each side of the narrow, unpaved walkway. A foul smell hits your nose. The source? A young woman is raising an axe over the carcass of a duiker, a type of small antelope, laid out on a butcher’s block at the edge of the pathway. As you pass by, you are sprayed with the animal’s fluids.…

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His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has expressed hope in the partnership between Sierra Leone and Korea, both now serving as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, emphasising the need for shared growth, sustainability and solidarity. In his national statement to the inaugural 2024 Korea-Africa Summit, aimed at elevating the dialogue between Korea and African nations from the ministerial to the highest levels, President Bio kept to the theme: “The Future We Make Together: Shared Growth, Sustainability, and Solidarity”, and assured of his country’s commitment to working with his counterparts. “Sierra Leone looks forward to leveraging its…

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The tragic incident in Kawonsor Village, Madina Town, Kambia District, Tonkoh Limba Chiefdom, which led to the alleged shooting of one Momoh Dumbuya, a resident of Kawonsor, by one Musa Sesay commonly known as Musa Baylaybaylay of Mapendehun Village, has been treated with levity by the Police in Kambia. The Regional Crime Officer of the North West Region, CSP Lamin Kamara, said that they requested the file because they noticed that the matter was moving at a very slow pace, but that upon their request, no file was submitted on the alleged shooting of Momoh Dumbuya. He said that there…

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In an impressive ceremony held at the exquisite King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, Ms Olayinka Williams of the Sierra Leone High Commission (SLHC- London) was honoured with the Diplomats’ Long Service Officer of the Year Award for Africa.Deputy High Commissioner, Mrs Yvonne King Odigboh, along with a cross-section of the SLHC staff, attended this prestigious event held to celebrate the remarkable achievements of one of their own. Ms. Olayinka Williams has served the Sierra Leone High Commission for 29 years, as a Confidential Secretary. Her steadfast dedication, admirable professionalism and unfailing commitment have strongly endeared her to both staff and…

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The Anti-Corruption Commission Sierra Leone (ACC-SL), on the 28th and 29th May 2024, served as the host for a two-day Joint Experience Sharing Exchange meeting at its Conference Room, Integrity House, Tower Hill, Freetown, involving; the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission ( LACC) and the National Human Rights Commissions of Sierra Leone and Liberia, facilitated by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Liberia. The engagements, which were anchored on the theme; “Scooping Best Practices for Strengthened Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Anti-Corruption in Liberia and Sierra Leone” attracted the Leadership and Senior Management Officials…

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The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Local Government and Community Affairs, chaired by Hon. Musa Fofana, on Friday 31/05/2024 and Saturday, 01/06/2024 respectively, conducted an oversight inspection on the European Union-funded project, “Local Authorities Programme Sierra Leone” implemented by Kenema District and Kenema City Councils. The project is intended to strengthen Local Governance, Decentralization and Sustainable Urban Development through a Territorial Approach to Local Economic Development. The Committee Members observed that the Councils have almost completed the projects’ various components, which commenced around the 2020-2021 financial year, with three years. The Committee visited various District Council project sites, including the mortuary…

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The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) office was abruptly closed by an order issued by the High Court this morning at 7:30 AM. Former Leone Stars players Ibrahim Koroma and Samuel Barley filed a case accusing the FA of match-fixing, which led to this decision. Following the High Court’s decision in favour of Koroma and Barley, the SLFA office was forced to close. It was confirmed by Senior Bailiff Officer Dauda Bangura of the High Court that the FA has been ordered to pay Koroma and Barley $3 million in total. This drastic action was prompted by the FA’s disregard…

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June 5, is World Environment Day, and this year’s campaign focuses on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience. According to the UN, “only 0.5 per cent of water on Earth is useable and available freshwater. Climate change is dangerously affecting that supply.” “Lakes, rivers and wetlands hold 20–30 per cent of global carbon, despite occupying only 5–8 per cent of its land surface.” One place that is being helped to get access to fresh water is Robekeh Village in Moyamba, Sierra Leone. This is thanks to children from St Joseph’s Upper Primary School, who donated enough money to Action 4…

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Africell, the leading telecommunications company, has taken a pioneering role in fostering technological innovation in Sierra Leone by becoming the primary sponsor of the 2024 Sierra Leone Innovates Tech Summit. Organized by the Ministry of Communication, Technology, and Innovation, the summit is slated to take place from the 11th to the 13th of June, 2024, at the prestigious Freetown International Conference Center, Bintumani. Shadi Gerjawi, the Managing Director of Africell Sierra Leone, underscored the significance of creating a platform for young people to thrive in technology and innovation. “It’s our firm belief at Africell that supporting education, technology, and innovation…

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