News - Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Bans Female Genital Mutilation

2 weeks ago /
International News 

Sierra Leone has banned Female Genital Mutilation in the country until after its march elections amid fears candidates would pay for cutting ceremonies to woo voters.

Sierra Leone President Baikoroma Unveils Succesor

2 months ago /
International News 

Sierra Leone President, Ernest Bai Koroma has praised his All Peoples Congress, APC’s party flag bearer, Samura Kamara as a worthy candidate to carry on with his legacy for the Sierra Leonean people President Bai Koroma was speaking in Abuja while unveiling his successor Samura Kamara for the election holding March, 2018.  He...

ECOWAS Court Reinstates Sierra Leone V. P

2 months ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS court has voided the removal of Sierra Leone Vice President,  Samuel Sumana by President Ernest Koroma.  The three-man panel led by Justice Chijoke Nwoye also held that sumana was not given fair hearing and his removal was therefore unconstitutional. The court ordered that Sumana be reinstated and all his...

EFCC Recovers N738b, Says Magu

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday in Austria said it recovered loots totalling N738.9 billion or $2.9 billion between May, 2015 and Oct. 20, 2017. Its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, stated this at the ongoing 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United...

War Veterans Want Plight Of Ex-Servicemen Addressed

4 months ago /
Nation 

War veterans in Nigeria want the society and government to device means of rewarding and supporting ex-servicemen and their families who fought to keep the nation together. Speakers at a public presentation of the book, “Nigerian air war in sierra Leone” and the unveiling of green heroes foundation in Abuja said...

Sierra Leone Football Association Bans 19 Officials For Life

5 months ago /
Sports  

Two officials banned for life by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) will not accept the sanction. The duo are among 19 officials banned on Thursday for violating SLFA and Fifa statutes concerning taking football related cases to civil courts. The group went to court last month to seek an injunction to stop the...

African Leaders Advised On Promoting Development

6 months ago /
International News 

African political leaders have been advised to look beyond personal gains while in office but work towards promoting unity on the continent. Speakers at the 2017 Nelson Mandela International roundtable on political development in Africa also challenged African leaders to adopt some of the attributes of the late South African leader...

Gambian President 'Appoints New Chief Justice'

1 year ago /
International News 

President Adama Barrow has appointed a Gambian lawyer and former UN prosecutor as chief justice of the country's supreme court, ending a series of controversial foreign appointments to the position by exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh, AFP news agency reports.  Hassan Bubacar Jallow has served in the appeals chamber of the...

Deny Safe Haven To Boko Haram - UN

1 year ago /
Security 

UN Security Council has tasked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to prevent Boko Haram insurgents from regrouping. The Council said that destructive insurgents who were recently dislodged from their safe haven in Sambisa Forest should not be allowed to regroup. The Task Force was set up by Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger...

Gambia's Information Minister Flees

1 year ago /
International News 

The Gambia's Information Minister Sheriff Bojang has fled to neighbouring Senegal, in a sign that President Yahya Jammeh is facing resistance from within his cabinet over his refusal to hand over power when his term expires on 19 January.  In a statement, Mr Bojang said Mr Jammeh's decision to challenge his...

President Buhari To Host Gambia Talks

1 year ago /
International News 

President Muhammadu Buhari is to host four other West African leaders today in an effort to avoid violence in The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to hand over power later this month after losing an election. Senegal President Macky Sall, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sierra Leone Vice-President Victor...

West African Leaders' Peace Mission Frail

1 year ago /
International News 

West African leaders in Banjul trying to convince Yahya Jammeh to acknowledge his defeat in the presidential election have met a stone wall, but remain resolute. They have not yet reached an agreement in this direction, said Tuesday evening the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who had led the delegation. “We did...

West African Leaders Implore Yahya Jammeh To Step Down

1 year ago /
International News 

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to arrive in The Gambia today in an attempt to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down after he lost the election. President Buhari is expected to be joined by Liberian leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Sierra Leone's Ernest Bai Koroma and Ghana's John Mahama, who himself lost...

FIFA's Fatma Samoura To Visit Sierra Leone Over FA Dispute

1 year ago /
International News 

FIFA secretary-general Fatma Samoura is to visit Sierra Leone to address the ongoing dispute between the country's football association (SLFA) and local authorities. Football's world governing body has requested a meeting with Sierra Leone president Ernest Bai Koroma and other leading officials. "We are confident that Sierra Leone's president and government officials...

Team Nigeria Departs for ICC U-19 World cup Qualifier

1 year ago /
Sports  

Nigeria’s under-19 cricket team has departed for the international cricket council (ICC) world cup qualifier division two in South Africa. The team will be engaged in a one-week pre-tournament camping in Cape Town to get acclimatized. They will play series of friendlies ahead of the tournament scheduled to begin on September 9. Nigeria...

Nigeria Moves to 169 in World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking

1 year ago /
Business and Economy  

In the World Bank’s Doing Business 2016, Nigeria has moved up to 169 out of 189 countries.  This reflects badly on the largest economy in Africa and among the top 30 globally.  Rather than query the findings, the Federal government takes the annual surveys seriously and has set targets for...

 

IMF Sees Sub-Saharan Africa Growth Near Two-Decades Low In 2016

1 year ago /

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is likely to slow this year to its weakest in nearly two decades, hurt by a slump in commodity prices, drought and the after-effects of the Ebola outbreak, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. In its African Economic Outlook, the Fund forecast growth would slip...

Ebola: Sierra Leone records new death after WHO declares outbreak over

2 years ago /
Health  International News 

A new Ebola case has been confirmed in northern Sierra Leone by the World Health Organisation (WHO) hours after it announced the end of the epidemic in West Africa. This is the first reported case of the virus since the country was declared Ebola-free on November 7. The victim died earlier this...

 

Ebola epidemic to be declared over by WHO as Liberia gets all-clear

2 years ago /
Health  International News 

The two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people across West Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over Thursday, with Liberia the last country expecting the all clear. The worst outbreak of the tropical virus in history has wrecked the economies and health systems of...

PDP speaks on war against corruption

2 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed its support for an honest and total war against corruption. In a statement issued on Sunday by the National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh, the PDP said it is completely against any one-sided public trial of accused persons without following the age-long legal process in...


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