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Commentary The 1980 FBC Student Protests - The forgotten fight against APC dictatorship in Sierra Leone By Kortor Kamara, USA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The period between the nationwide student demonstrations against the APC government of Siaka Stevens in 1977 and the 1983 demonstrations, witnessed the seminal but oft-overlooked 1980 FBC students protests in September and November, 1980.

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A high-level delegation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, led by its Regional Director, Ydo Yao, has met with His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at State House to pledge their support to Government's Free Quality Education Programme.

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Culled from the Satellite newspaper, Freetown Closed door negotiations between officials of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Petroleum Regulatory Agency Executive Director, Brima Baluwa Koroma and the importing and distribution companies (National Petroleum, Total and LEONOIL) have ended in a resolution of what seemed to be a fuel shortage crisis that saw vehicles queuing at filling stations last weekend.

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Editor's Note: There is currently a scarcity of petroleum products in Sierra Leone. It looks like the suppliers want to increase prices while the government does not want to do so. Here are two opposing views on the issue.

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By RAIC media team, Freetown, Sierra Leone The Chairman and Information Commissioner of the Right to Access Information Commission, Dr. Ibrahim Seaga Shaw has said that one of the biggest challenges his commission has been facing is that of getting all public authorities, especially ministries, departments and agencies(MDAs) to trust and see them as partners in development, who are there to support them in delivering quality goods and services to the public and to uphold values of open (.

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Contributed Legal Aid Board lawyers are heading to Port Loko, Moyamba and Sefadu for the Special Criminal Sessions of the High Court started Monday, 10 June 2019. Three hundred and thirty-three (333) accused persons will be appearing before the sessions.

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By Abdul Malik Bangura, Freetown, Sierra Leone The newly elected Regional Chairman of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party North America (SLPPNA) branch has called on his members to work for the progress of the party, pointing out that his administration will have an open door policy in encouraging ideas, suggestions, and criticisms regardless of whether certain members voted for him or voted for his opponent.

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Commentary Sierra Leone and the 1958 New York Convention Signature or domestic approval is not enough to make a treaty enforceable in municipal law – a personal analysis By Patrick Hassan Morlai Koroma, Esq.

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As Sierra Leone in West Africa joined the world to observe the World Environment Day in June with the theme "Air Pollution" , the Civil Society Consortium on Community Accountable and Service Delivery in Sierra Leone with its Headquarters on 20 Main Road Congo Town ,Freetown had on Wednesday June 5 2019 officially engaged journalists from both electronic and print media on World Environment Day in the Child Welfare Society Sierra Leone's office 89 Fort Street, Freetown.

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The English actor, producer, director and musician, Idris Elba OBE, has told President Bio of his plans to transform Sherbro Island into a world-class city as part of his drive to give back to Sierra Leone.

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Press release from Purposeful* At the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada – the largest gathering for Gender equality in the world – Her Excellency The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Madam Fatima Maada Bio (photo) made a powerful statement on the reforms that are needed to build the power of girls and women in Sierra Leone.

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Around 300 investors have gathered in London at a jam-packed Exchange House for the UK-Sierra Leone Trade and Investment Conference jointly supported by the United Kingdom Government and the Government of Sierra Leone.

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Orange Sierra Leone has committed 2.75 billion leones towards the creation of Sierra Leone's first free coding school. Aminata Kane Ndiaye, Chief Executive Officer, Orange SL, made this announcement at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation (DSTI) at State House.

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President Julius Maada Bio will attend the UK-Sierra Leone Trade and Investment Conference in London scheduled for Thursday 6th June 2019. The conference will provide a platform for the Government of Sierra Leone to showcase the Trade and Investment Opportunities in Sierra Leone especially in the areas of Tourism, Energy, Mining, Infrastructure and Agriculture.

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The following are the new Members of Parliament of the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party who took the oath at Parliament building in Freetown today: 1: Hon Ahmed Joseph Kanu Constituency 108 2: Hon Rev Horace Vicent Con 111 3: Hon Emmanuel Sahr Gbekie Con 116 4: Hon Tennyson Hindolo Sandy Con 120 5: Hon Abdul Muniru Lansana Con 121 6: Hon Alieu Ibrahim Kamara Con 122 7: Hon John T Koroma Con 127 8: Hon Benjamin Turay Con 128 9: Hon Abdulai S Morray Conteh Con (.

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The Sierra Leone Premier League Board has recentlypresented trophies for the 2018/2019 Premier League to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at a meeting held at State House. Chairman of the Board, lawyer Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai, said they were meeting the President to formally present him with the trophies in appreciation of his government's substantial support to the league.

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Stats SL's Key Achievements Period: April 2018 – March 2019 Management with new Statistician General ● Strengthened collaboration with global development partners o Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) – support for research activities o Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) and the Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC).

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Contributed Sierra Leone's Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Wurie (right in photo), capped an extraordinarily busy week at the World Health Organisation's 72nd annual General Assembly in Geneva, Swotzerland, with a lengthy bilateral meeting with WHO's Director General, Dr.

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By Tamba Bull, Freetown, Sierra Leone Having dismissed about 60% of it's workers through a council decision, Stats SL's charismatic and multi-talented Statistician General Professor Osman Sankoh (photo) has swiftly laundered the image of the institution, thus saving Stats SL management, council members, government and the country in general from the negative propaganda of naysayers.

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Perspective on Bintumani III: Sierra Leone Consultative Dialogue Conference By Paul Duwai-Sowa (PDS) On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the Government of Sierra Leone gathered Sierra Leoneans from all walks of life at the Bintumani Conference Centre in the nation's capital, Freetown to reflect on our national cohesion, public good, citizenship and democracy.

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By Kortor Kamara Failure to recognize the intrinsic nexus between the cost of political risk insurance and the rising commodity prices, exchange rates, interest rates and consumer goods, continues afflicting and eluding policy makers in Sierra Leone.

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Keynote Address by His Excellency, Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone at the Consultative Dialogue Conference (Bintumani III). Freetown, Bintumani Conference Centre, 23 May 2019. The Honourable Vice President, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ministers of Government, Members of Parliament, Our revered local and religious leaders, Representatives of local councils and municipalities, Representatives of political parties Members of the Diplomatic and (.

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Available for lease!!! Absolutely fantastic for commercial office use, NGO Offices, or embassy location. Situated at a quiet and safe area off Wilkinson Road, at 18 A Mudge Farm. Galore packing space for 15 to 20 cars, extensive conference rooms.

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Speech by HE Guy Warrington, British High Commissioner On 2019 World Press Freedom Day I am delighted to welcome you here today on World Press Freedom Day. The British Council is a particularly appropriate venue for this meeting as it has stood as a bastion of free speech and press freedom over the last seventy five years.

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Sierra Leone Standards Bureau Ministry of Trade and Industry Celebrating World Metrology Day-2019 Welcome Address by Prof. Thomas B. R Yormah Executive Director, Sierra Leone Standards Bureau Mr. Chairman Members of Parliament, Honourable Ministers, Members of the Diplomatic & Consular Corps – Head of the EU Delegation, UNIDO Country Representative, UNIDO Consultant, Dr.

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The Royal Commonwealth Society, in partnership with The British High Commission in Sierra Leone and MasterPeace Sierra Leone, have launched the 2019 Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition in Freetown. The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world's oldest schools' international writing competition, established in 1883.

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Group work photos during the Media Roundtable Meeting on Biodiversity and Climate Change in West Africa on Tuesday 14 May 2019 in Labadi Beach Hotel,Accra,Ghana organised by United States Agency for International Development ( USAID) via its funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate in West Africa (WABiCC) program.

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A case for a New Direction government National Insurance Policy In Sierra Leone. By Kortor Kamara, USA A national insurance policy plan designed with a clearly articulated vision, embracing the central economic development tenets of the government - including its vision of a modern vibrant insurance sector in the pursuit of sustainable financial stability and economic growth - is what Sierra Leone now needs.

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Opinion Delayed justice is denied justice By Kortor Kamara, USA It's being exactly a month since the Chief Justice rendered his ruling allowing for the High Court to proceed with hearing the petition cases against some 16 APC members of parliament.

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By Emperor Bailor Jalloh, Accra, Ghana In a bid to propel the campaign on Biodiversity and Climate Change in West Africa, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) via its funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate ( WA BiCC) program on Tuesday 14 May 2019 in Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra,Ghana engaged Environmental Journalists in a media roundtable meeting on biodiversity and climate change in West Africa.

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