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One of the major problems Sierra Leone has been grappling with for many decades now is how the Government should attract more Direct Foreign Investments to change the economic narrative of the country which is naturally endowed with dozens of minerals many of which had never even been tapped yet. Over forty-four million hectares of arable lands have not been cultivated as Sierra Leone continues to import her staple food – rice to the tune of over US$2 million annually.

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Reports reaching The Spectator suggest portions of Lower Banta Chiefdom were engulfed in flames over the weekend. The reports alleged that youths from Gbangbatoke fuelled violence in the village of Lagor targeting the Paramount Chief who narrowly escaped for his life.
According to reports, the irate youths set ablaze quarters in the chief’s compound including the court ‘barray’ and also torched the house of the chief’s brother located a few kilometers from the chief’s compound.

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The Minister of Water Resources’ Hon. Momodu Elogima Maligie II backed by the Chairman, Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Water Resources, Hon. Sualiho M. Kororma in collaboration with community stakeholders have commissioned bore-holes, water tanks and taps at Brookfield community West of Freetown.

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“I went to try to provide for my mother ... I was beaten with sticks, with lead pipes and with a motorcycle chain. Every day they beat me and demanded money.”
More than 7 million children in West and Central Africa are on the move because of violence, poverty and climate change, accounting for over half of all migrants in the region, the United Nations children’s agency said on Wednesday.
Yet most children seek refuge in other African nations, and only one in five attempt the perilous journey to Europe, UNICEF said in a report.

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The Minister of Youth Affairs, Hon. Alimamy Alim Kamara and six others have returned home from the first Africa Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (AR-CYMM) held in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

The three-day conference under the theme: “Young People Building A Stable And Sustainable Future” brought ministers, senior government officials, youth representatives and experts from Commonwealth countries in Africa under one umbrella.

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How will you feel as a mother if your husband sexually abuses your innocent daughter? This is the question a woman in Bauchi State is trying to come to terms with, as her husband, Abubakar Magaji, a resident of Liman Kagum in Bauchi local government, did the abominable act of having carnal knowledge of their 11-year-old daughter.

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Wife of the People’s Republic of China Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Madam Mao Xuehong, last Friday donated food items and learning materials to the St George’s Foundation for orphans at the Grafton camp.

Making the donation, Madam Mao Xuehong disclosed that she is the Education Officer in the Chinese Embassy and that since she came to Sierra Leone, she had been working with the First Lady, Madam Sia Nyama Koroma, women’s organizations and also with children.

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Dr. Sarah Bendu

The Executive Director of Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority now renamed Sierra Leone Road Safely Authority (SLRSA), Dr. Sarah Finda Bendu, has said removing right hand vehicles from the streets of the country is still a monumental challenge to the Authority.

The Executive Director made the statement this week, when addressing a cross-section of her staff at the Authority’s head office on Kissy Road, Freetown.

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Supporters showing supports for APC
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Supporters showing supports for APC

~~The outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in May this year has clearly exposed the country’s weak health system. Can President Ernest Bai Koroma and the international community mend it?

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