1st National Security Confab Today

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By David Jabati

The Office of National Security will today hold the first National Security Sector Conference at the Bintumani Hall, Aberdeen to, for the first time, discuss national security issues with relevant stakeholders.

In an interview with AYV the Director of Research and Planning, Office of National Security (ONS), Mr. Francis Languba Keilie, explained the importance of the today’s historic Conference, which according to him, will be bringing together all security stakeholders to talk about national security issues. Continue reading 1st National Security Confab Today

3,066 Prisoners In Hell

ca. 2002, Freetown, Sierra Leone --- Freetown Prison --- Image by © Bill Gentile/CORBIS

By Mariama Mansaray

As at press time yesterday, the welfare of 3,066 prisoners in seventeen prison yards across the country has become a grave concern to the civil society and Non Governmental Organizations dealing with people in detention.

One of the leading advocates for the rights of people in detention is Prison Watch, Sierra Leone. In an interview with AYV, the Director, Mr. Mambu S. Fekah he said, among other things, that all governments really never pay serious attention to issues of detention, inclusive the government of Sierra Leone. Continue reading 3,066 Prisoners In Hell

Kono Okays Victor Foh

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A high-power delegation eminent indigenes of Kono District, led by the Local Government Minister, Diana Konomanyi, past Monday made a courtesy on the Vice President, Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh.

The delegation expressed thanks to President Ernest Bai Koroma for the appointment of Ambassador Foh as Vice President of Sierra Leone whose appointment they referred to as a “Master-Stroke.” Continue reading Kono Okays Victor Foh

Kenema Deprived?

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By Mariama mansaray

Parliament has issued the 2015 budget allocation to 18 out of 19 Local Council excluding the Kenema City Council which according to parliament failed submit to the Parliamentary Finance Committee its 2014 financial report.

However, speaking to AYV, the Information, Communication and Education Officer at the Kenema City Council, Mr. Patrick Jakima said they had submitted all the relevant documents to Parliament but that parliamentarians refused to look at the document which he said included procurement plan, financial report, among others. Continue reading Kenema Deprived?

J Royals Restaurant Honors Nigerian Medics in S/Leone

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J. Royals Bakery, Bar and Restaurant has played host to Nigerian contingent of Ebola Doctors  who volunteered  to come to Sierra Leone at the peak of the Ebola outbreak in the country. The Doctors lunched, wine and dine in the prestigious restaurant as a sign of appreciation for their efforts.
The restaurant which is situated at 38 Rawdon Street, within the Centre Business District of Freetown has being the leading restaurant in Freetown for African dishes among others. Continue reading J Royals Restaurant Honors Nigerian Medics in S/Leone

Bio & Wife Foundation To Commemorates 1st Anniversary

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The Maada and Fatima Bio Foundation will be commemorating the first anniversary of the foundation on Saturday 30th May 2015 at the Prestigious OASIS Banqueting Suites, Barking, IG11 0HZ.  The Foundation will be organising a dinner and dance and the price for the event will be £50 per person.

According to the newly appointed President of the Maada and Fatima Bio Foundation, Mr. Isaac Ken Green “Since the launch of the Maada and Fatima Bio Foundation last year the Foundation was faced with making its contributions to the fight against Ebola. Continue reading Bio & Wife Foundation To Commemorates 1st Anniversary

Children in armed conflict in Africa : Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara makes strong recommendations 

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Sierra Leone’s Permanent Representative to the African Union and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia , His Excellency Osman Keh Kamara , has made strong recommendations about solving the perennial problem of children in armed conflict in Africa .
The ambassador stressed the need to strengthen national capacities, bolster existing child protection regulations and share best practices on emergency response preparedness in order to prevent, protect or alleviate the impacts of threats to vulnerable groups like children and girls. Continue reading Children in armed conflict in Africa : Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara makes strong recommendations 

Sierra Leone Ambassador to Iran Muhammed B. Fofana Woos Investors in Turkey

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By M.B. Jalloh, Press Attaché, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States :

Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Islamic Republic of Iran and accredited to Turkey and other Asian countries has told Turkish Investors to take advantage of the numerous investment opportunities in West Africa.

His Excellency, Ambassador Dr. Muhammed B. Fofana was addressing investors in the Turkish Black Sea Region of Samsun Wednesday, 13th May, 2015 where he was honoured as Guest Speaker for the West African Countries in an International Conference titled: “The Turkish Investment Partnership and Educational Relations in Africa” organized and hosted by the prestigious Ondokuz Mayis University. Continue reading Sierra Leone Ambassador to Iran Muhammed B. Fofana Woos Investors in Turkey

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