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  • Freetown Just Implemented a New Tax System That Could Quintuple Revenue

    May 21, 2020 | 15:50 pm

    [African Arguments] In the next few weeks, residents of Freetown are expecting to receive new property tax bills as part of a revamped and more progressive system. Approved as Sierra Leone was entering lockdown in mid-April, the revised arrangement places[…]

  • Lessons From Sierra Leone's Ebola Pandemic On the Impact of School Closures On Girls

    May 21, 2020 | 10:15 am

    [The Conversation Africa] Policymakers globally have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with tough measures. As a result of the risk and uncertainty caused by the virus, economic activity has contracted, hitting firms and workers whose activities rely on face-to-face contacts[…]

  • Govt Initiates Out of the Box Solutions to Economic Stability

    May 20, 2020 | 14:03 pm

    [Concord] The Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Finance, has initiated and launched the Quick Action Economic Response Programme (QAERP) to maintain macro-economic and financial stability and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 shock on businesses and households.

  • Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Makes Record 2019 Profit

    May 20, 2020 | 14:03 pm

    [Concord] The Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, year after year, because of excellent management and operational culture and teamwork, keeps reaching higher performance heights. Ibrahim Babatunde Sesay Reports

  • Solidarity and Cooperation Rather Than Scapegoating Is the Most Potent Weapon against COVID-19

    May 20, 2020 | 14:03 pm

    [Concord] At present, the COVID-19 pandemic is still ravaging the world, posing enormous threat to people's lives and health and bringing formidable challenge to global public health security. What should we do? To take responsibility, get united and cooperate with[…]

  • Kallon - "My Goal Against Atalanta Is One of My Favourite Goal"

    May 20, 2020 | 14:03 pm

    [Concord] Sierra Leone football legend, Mohamed Kallon, says his goal against Atalanta for Inter Milan in the 2002/03 Italian Serie A league season, was one of his best goals for the Inter- Milan jersey.

  • Fishman Gets 15yrs for Sexual Penetration

    May 20, 2020 | 14:03 pm

    [Concord] Twenty three years Osman Kamara was on Tuesday, 19th May, sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment by Justice Monfred Sesay of the High Court, after being found guilty of sexually penetrating an eight years old girl.

  • Alpha Timbo, 4 Others to Be Tried By Judge and Jury

    May 20, 2020 | 14:03 pm

    [Concord] Former Minister of Labour, Alpha Timbo, Deputy Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Emily Kadiatu Gogra, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic Secondary School Education(MBSSE), Charles Tom Kamanda, Director of Nutrition, School Feeding, MBSSE, Mamusu Massaquoiu Zainab, and Binta[…]

  • NOC-SLE to Benefit From IOC U.S.$ 150 Million Aid Package

    May 20, 2020 | 14:03 pm

    [Concord] The National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone, NOC-SLE could be one of the beneficiary National Olympic Committees in the World to benefit from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) aid package of up to USD 150 million.

  • Man, Gets 10yrs Imprisonment for Penetrating Pupil

    May 20, 2020 | 14:03 pm

    [Concord] Alieu Kamara, a student at the Baboo College, Allen Town in Freetown, Western Rural District, was yesterday, May, 19, convicted and sentenced to ten years imprisonment for sexually penetrating a 15 years old pupil.

  • Health Ministry Targets Households With 4.6 Million Mosquito Nets

    May 20, 2020 | 14:02 pm

    [Concord] The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with its partners will embark on a national mass distribution campaign of high quality Insecticide Treated Mosquito net in the 14 provincial districts in the country starting Friday 22nd May -[…]

  • Censorship At Its Peak - Guild of Editors Takes On Parliament Bigotry

    May 20, 2020 | 14:02 pm

    [Concord] In what many described as an attempt to muzzle the media by no less an institution but the House of Sierra Leone Parliament, the Guild of Editors (SL) has stoutly demanded an immediate review of the eligibility criteria set[…]

  • What West Africa's Resilience Can Teach the World About COVID-19

    May 13, 2020 | 18:26 pm

    [The New Humanitarian] This article is part of a special report in collaboration with the 2020 Fragile States Index examining the impact of state fragility on crisis response and prevention.

  • Hockey - Sierra Leone to Compete in North-West Africa Qualifiers

    May 13, 2020 | 16:43 pm

    [Concord] Sierra Leone Hokey team has been rescheduled to compete in the North-West Region Africa qualifiers alongside; Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Togo.

  • Leaked Correspondences Reveal Rift Diplomatic Community

    May 13, 2020 | 16:43 pm

    [Concord] Leaked diplomatic correspondences seen by the Africanist Press reveal a growing rift between members of the diplomatic community and the government of President Bio, including an apparent refusal by multilateral and foreign officials in the country to meet with[…]

  • Mustapha Bundu's Agent Admits Player's Readiness for the Next Step

    May 13, 2020 | 16:42 pm

    [Concord] Agent for Sierra Leone international striker, Mustapha Bundu, has admitted that his player is ready to take the next step in his football career by moving away from Denmark side, AGF.

  • President Bio's Allegation Dismays APC, Calls for Peace and Justice

    May 13, 2020 | 16:42 pm

    [Concord] While President Julius Maada Bio in a nationwide address accused the main opposition All People's Congress of being behind all the youth violence across the country, the party has in a press statement expressed frowned at such an allegation,[…]

  • We will lose more lives to COVID-19 if you blame before you act - Activate Your Citizenship!

    May 13, 2020 | 16:42 pm

    [Concord] One of my contracts just ended, and in the past eight weeks, my company's revenue has shrunken by 80%. After May, there is a strong possibility that the partial salary I paid staff last month will go down to[…]

  • The Country May Record More Cases of COVID-19

    May 13, 2020 | 16:42 pm

    [Concord] -EOC Spokesperson

  • Alhaji Kamara Randers FC Resumes Training

    May 13, 2020 | 16:42 pm

    [Concord] Sierra Leone forward, Alhaji Kamara and his Randers FC side recommenced training session in smaller groups last Friday morning at Viborgvej in line with the guidelines of the Divisional Association and authorities.

  • UNICEF, SLFA, Footballers Sign Corona Virus MOU

    May 13, 2020 | 16:42 pm

    [Concord] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a joint communication and advocacy campaign, which will see local football players engaged in public sensitisation around the[…]

  • UNFPA Supports Health Ministry With Maternal Health Facilities

    May 13, 2020 | 16:42 pm

    [Concord] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone is supporting the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to preposition contraceptives and life-saving maternal health medicines to all 16 districts and 24 hospitals that provide family planning and maternal health[…]

  • Rodney Strasser Eyeing Serie A or Serie B Return

    May 13, 2020 | 16:42 pm

    [Concord] Sierra Leone and former AC Milan midfielder, Rodney Strasser, is eyeing a comeback in the Italian game, but only with teams at either the Serie A or Serie B.

  • Educating Abusive Husbands

    May 10, 2020 | 10:27 am

    [DW] Violence and rape have long been part of everyday life for many women in Sierra Leone. One rural village has begun educating men on the dangers of raping their wives to become better husbands.

  • President Julius Maada Bio addresses Sierra Leone on Law and Order

    May 9, 2020 | 18:50 pm

    [Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has addressed the nation following a spate of violence despite having reached out to all Sierra Leoneans to work together to make the small West African nation a peaceful[…]

  • Sierra Leone President Accuses Opposition of 'Terrorizing' State

    May 9, 2020 | 18:24 pm

    [Nation] Freetown -Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio on Friday vowed to crush an act of "terrorism" been allegedly perpetrated against the state and accused the main opposition All People's Congress (APC) of being behind it.

  • President Sacks Minister After Deadly Unrests

    May 8, 2020 | 11:08 am

    [Nation] Freetown -Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio has sacked his Internal Affairs Minister, after two weeks of bloody unrests across the country.

  • Balancing Lives With Livelihood - the Horrid Reality of the COVID - 19 Pandemic

    May 8, 2020 | 10:59 am

    [Concord] By Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie

  • COVID-19 Fight Is Not a Political Party or Tribal, but a National Fight

    May 8, 2020 | 10:45 am

    [Concord] Honorable Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella has called on President Julius Maada Bio, ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma and other opposition party members to collectively come together and fight COVID-19, adding that the fight is not a political party or tribal, but[…]

  • S/Leone Loses Over LE15.9 Trillion to Corruption in Three Years

    May 8, 2020 | 10:44 am

    [Concord] A joint survey conducted by Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL), Public Finance Management Consortium, the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and Christian Aid (UK) has revealed that Sierra Leone has lost between 10.45 Trillion[…]

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