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  • CONFRONTATION!  Police Vs Okada Riders

    CONFRONTATION! Police Vs Okada Riders

    By Mustapha Sesay (FBC Intern) Head of Crime at the Central Police Division in Freetown has told AYV that over 25 commercial motorbike (okada) riders have been charged to court for riotous conduct in the Central Business District (CBD) of Freetown ...

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  • Ebola outbreak…  Thousands Of Orphans Shunned’

    Ebola outbreak… Thousands Of Orphans Shunned'

    Liberia has been worst-hit by Ebola, accounting for 1,830 deaths At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN has said. Carers were urgently ...

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  • Murder!  Accused In High Court

    Murder! Accused In High Court

    Magistrate Komba  Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrate Count No.2 yesterday committed  a Murder matter involving the accused, Abu Bakarr Kalokoh to the High Court based on sufficient evidence adduced. The accused, Abu Bakarr Kalokoh aka (Kalos) was arraigned before the court ...

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  • Sexual Penetration…Another High Court Matter Pending

    Sexual Penetration…Another High Court Matter Pending

    A matter involving a 19 year old Boy, Kamanda yesterday committed to the High Court by the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda for an alleged sexual penetration with a girl child of age 5 based ...

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  • Curfew In Makeni

    Curfew In Makeni

    There was pandemonium in the Northern Headquarter town of Makeni yesterday, Monday, 29 September 2014 when group of misguided youths, mostly commercial motorbike riders and other ill-advised residents of the township took to the streets in protest that the Ebola ...

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CONFRONTATION! Police Vs Okada Riders

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By Mustapha Sesay (FBC Intern)

Head of Crime at the Central Police Division in Freetown has told AYV that over 25 commercial motorbike (okada) riders have been charged to court for riotous conduct in the Central Business District (CBD) of Freetown – a breach of Public Order Act of 1965.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Tommy Bangahun Zizer further explained that the riders were charged with various crimes ranging from assault on police, unlawful gathering contrary to the public emergency regulation, riotous conduct, throwing of missiles to malicious damage, among others. He noted that some of the police officers that were assigned to pacify the rioters were severally injured in the wake. Continue reading CONFRONTATION! Police Vs Okada Riders

Ebola Fight…University Students Battle Ready

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By Mohamed S. Sesay

As the fight against Ebola continues in the country some concerned students in the University of Sierra Leone have formed a group called Ebola Students Taskforce (ESTAF), to complement the government’s efforts in the fight against Ebola in the country. The group is comprised of students of Fourah Bay College (F.B.C), Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), and College of Medicines and Allied Health Science (COMAHS). Continue reading Ebola Fight…University Students Battle Ready

Court Martial Lawyers Speak Law

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By Mustapha Sesay (FBC Intern)

Lawyer representing the 14th accused in the ongoing Court Martial of the 14 alleged mutineers has made a “no case submission” on behalf of his client.

Making his submission, defence counsel, Robert Kowa argued that, “submission of no case to answer in respect of the 14th accused” was in line with rule 58 of the Court Martial Procedure of 2003. Lawyer Kowa furthered that his client was arrested in August of 2013 and was brought before the tribunal in March of 2014 on allegation of mutiny, adding that, the prosecution should be able to prove their allegation beyond a reasonable doubt  as the offence under military law is a serious crime and it maximum penalty is death. Continue reading Court Martial Lawyers Speak Law

PPRC Report Out

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By Mustapha Sesay (FBC Intern)

The Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) in collaboration with Political Parties have  at a  press conference held at their Tower Hill offices, presented a report on the three days stay-at-home Ebola sensitization  campaign.

Making a statement before presenting the report to representatives of different political parties and journalists, Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), Justice Tholla Thompson said   it is pursuant to Section 35(1) of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone that the PPRC complemented the efforts of government through the monitoring of the recently concluded nationwide Ebola sensitization lockdown. Continue reading PPRC Report Out

Anti-Ebola Fight…Big Boost By Sierra Leoneans In Georgia

"In light of the unfolding human tragedy afflicting our beloved Sierra Leone by the current Ebola epidemic and the call to action by the government and people of Sierra Leone to diaspora Sierra Leoneans to help, Sierra Leoneans living in Georgia, USA, graciously responded and organized our community under the auspices of United Against Ebola Inc to join major international effort to generate resources to help combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, and to provide much needed basic materials to help our healthcare workers who have been in the frontline of fighting against Ebola." Continue reading Anti-Ebola Fight…Big Boost By Sierra Leoneans In Georgia

At The 69th Session of the UN General Assembly… Salone Foreign Minister Talks Tough

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Mr. President, Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government, Colleague Ministers, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen.

I bring you fraternal greetings and very best wishes from His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, and his beleaguered people. President Koroma deeply regrets that he is unable to participate in this 69th General Assembly due to obvious reasons. He has however instructed me to deliver to you this message from him, and I quote: Continue reading At The 69th Session of the UN General Assembly… Salone Foreign Minister Talks Tough

Ebola outbreak… Thousands Of Orphans Shunned’

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Liberia has been worst-hit by Ebola, accounting for 1,830 deaths

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN has said. Carers were urgently needed for these orphans, Unicef said.

A basic human reaction like comforting a sick child has been turned “into a potential death sentence”, it added. Continue reading Ebola outbreak… Thousands Of Orphans Shunned’

Murder! Accused In High Court

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Magistrate Komba  Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrate Count No.2 yesterday committed  a Murder matter involving the accused, Abu Bakarr Kalokoh to the High Court based on sufficient evidence adduced.

The accused, Abu Bakarr Kalokoh aka (Kalos) was arraigned before the court to answer to a three-count charge of murder contrary to Law and Arson contrary to Section 2 of the Malicious Damage Act 1861. Continue reading Murder! Accused In High Court

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