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Goodwill Ambassador and philanthropist Moseray Fadika was finally laid to rest at the Kissy Road cemetery following a well attended civic funeral held at the Miatta Conference Hall graced with the presence of state dignitaries, public officials, friends and other sympathizers; and Janaza prayers offered at the Madingo Mosque, Magazine Cut.

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Dr. Abass Bundu

The cold war amongst Executive Members of the Sierra Leone People’s Party has taken a u-turn as allegations and counter-allegations continue to fly from pillar to post.
According to our information, the Deputy Chairman of Portloko District has alleged to have provided $1,500.00 of his personal funds (through the then Chairman of the party, the late Alhaji UNS Jah) to the then Port Loko District SLPP Chairman, Dr. Abass Bundu for renovation of the SLPP’s party office in Port Loko town.

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Liberia is to reopen its borders following a reduction in the number of Ebola cases being reported in the country.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made the announcement on Friday and said nationwide curfews would also be lifted.

New infections have dropped to one-tenth of the level seen when the virus was at its peak.

But health officials warned the decline has levelled off in the last month.

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Ebola has devastated Sierra Leone, but has also brought some unexpected solace for the women and girls there.

The country has temporarily banned female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of its aggressive efforts to stop the worst Ebola epidemic on record, Bloomberg reported.

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Attorney General and Minister of Justice

One Mr. John Kamara of No. 82 Lower Congo Water, Wellington, Freetown, on Wednesday 7th January, 2015 wrote an official letter to President Ernest Bai Koroma complaining that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General has killed justice and asked for his kind humanitarian help.

The letter was copied to the Ombudsman Office, the Inspector General of Police, Appeal Court Judges and President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) respectively. Beneath is the letter we have published unedited.

 

BULLYING SIERRA LEONEANS CALLED ON PRESIDENT KOROMA

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Theophilus Gbenda

~~The Station Manager of Culture Radio FM 104.5, Theophilous Gbenda, who presents the controversial programme “Burning Issue,” was yesterday locked up at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Freetown.
Theophilous Gbenda was arrested and detained at the CID headquarters following an alleged social media post on Dr. Russell.
The Station Manager of Culture Radio was reported at CID by Dr, Russell following circulation of the news on whatsapp that the latter had been infected with the deadly Ebola Viral Disease (EVD).

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has charged to court Mr. Herbert H.I. Davies-Cole, former Registrar of the Sierra Leone Law School, Mr. Fomba Koroma, a civil society activist, Hassan Dabor, a World Food Program (WFP) Contractor, Emerson Musa Conteh, a representative of the WFP Contractor, Aminata Amara, Mount Everest Security Personnel and Abu Bakarr Fofannah, a truck driver.

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Ambassador John Hoover on 28th November, 2014 handed over 24 multi-purpose vehicles and 29 motorbikes to the National Emergency Response Center’s Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Gaojia on behalf of the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation.

The vehicles were provided by the CDC Foundation through a donation by Mark Zuckerberg-Founder of Facebook along with his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan.

The cost of the vehicles and airlift expenses to Sierra Leone was US$.6 million.

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Rtd. Paolo Conteh

Six children last week reportedly died in forty-eight hours at the Kerry Town Treatment Centre in the Western Area Rural District.

According to report, four of the children died last Thursday while the other two died the following Friday. They all died of Ebola related cases.

But what has baffled most Sierra Leoneans is that despite the Kerry Town Treatment Centre is state-of-the-art medical facility with trained Western medical experts, the centre does not seem to be producing result   

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Director of Prison

Assistant Superintendent Momoh of the Sierra Leone Prisons Department, who is attached to the Pademba Road Maximum Prisons, has been accused of several wrongdoings in that overcrowded penitentiary.

In an interview with CTN, a former inmate of Pademba Road Prisons accused Assistant Superintendent Momoh aka ‘Cockroach’ of malpractices and discrimination against prisoners who cannot meet his demands.

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