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Farmer Finds 30 Carat Diamond!

John Sesay found the diamond in Katimbo Village

John Sesay found the diamond in Katimbo Village

By Elkass I. L. Sannoh

A diamond worth 30 Carat, found on Monday 14th April 2014 at the Katimbo village, Sella Limba Chiefdom, Bombali District, Northern Sierra Leone, by one farmer and diamond digger Joseph Sesay, was yesterday handed over to the Director of Mines, Abu Bakar Barrie at the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources conference room in Freetown.

Explaining the mystery associated with the said 30 Carat diamond, Joseph Sesay said he woke up strangely on that fateful Monday having had divine direction to where the precious mineral located. He said he headed directly for the mining site in Katimbo village in a frustrated mood, and he spotted a shining object on the ground. He said the object was similar to a marble, and he felt the urged to pick it up. Continue reading Farmer Finds 30 Carat Diamond!

Musa Tarawally: ‘Our Land Use Laws Are Obsolete and Not Applicable’

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The Minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, Musa Tarawally, says the country’s management and land use laws are obsolete and non applicable with dual land tenure systems.

Mr.  Tarawally said land grabbing and squatting is among the fundamental problems undermining the development of Sierra Leone before and after Independence. According to him, the land problem has been an inherited challenge for successive governments and Ministries. He said as a government, they are aware of this fact and they are working hard to review the whole system for the benefit of all Sierra Leoneans. Continue reading Musa Tarawally: ‘Our Land Use Laws Are Obsolete and Not Applicable’

Sierra Leoneans Urged To Uphold Traditional Folklore

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By Prince C. Kamara

“Sierra Leoneans should do all they can to maintain, sustain and promote their traditional folklore. Sierra Leoneans are amongst the best when it comes to political and religious tolerance. These are excellent national attributes and traits which all Sierra Leoneans must endeavor to uphold and jealously protect.”

These were the words of outgoing Chancellor of the Islamic Republic of Iran Cultural Center, Mohammd Ghezel Reza Sofla. He was speaking in an exclusive interview with AYV at his Garrison Street office in Freetown yesterday; days before he leaves the shores of Sierra Leone for his native Iran, together with his wife and family, after his successful tour of duty here. Continue reading Sierra Leoneans Urged To Uphold Traditional Folklore

Sheik Daboh Inaugurated as 4th President of the APC Dallas By Sanpha Sesay Texas Chief

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The Sierra Leone Ambassadorto the United States, Ambassador Bockarie K. Stevens, on Saturday, April 6, witnessed a historic event when Mr. Sheik Daboh, a president of local chapter for the All People’s Congress of the United States (APC-USA) branch in Dallas, Texas was inaugurated as the 4th chapter president in that organization. It was the second time Ambassador Stevens visited the Sierra Leone community in that metropolitan area. The first was in July 2008 when the Sierra Leone community on the occasion of a soccer tournament also invited him.

The Ambassador did not deliver a keynote address as was expected, but in a brief statement he reaffirmed that Sierra Leone is now essentially a quest for development and investment under the leadership of President Earnest Koroma. Mr. Stevens urged Sierra Leoneans to be mindful of the process involved in formulating and implementation of the agenda for prosperity. He commended the APC Dallas as an example of a viable community among the APC branch-chapters across North America.   Continue reading Sheik Daboh Inaugurated as 4th President of the APC Dallas By Sanpha Sesay Texas Chief

Presidential Youth Aide Bags Award

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By Maddieu A. A. T. Kabbah

The Presidential Youth Aide, Bai Mahmoud Bangura, has received an award for his outstanding performance in advocating for young people in the country

According to the citation, the young presidential Youth Aide started patronizing with African Radio TV since 2012 but the Big Voice of Salone only came across this young man while addressing hundreds of Sierra Leoneans in Virginia on his visit to the United States of America last November.
Besides being the Sierra Leone youth that delivered the most impressive and motivating speech about development in his own country, African Radio TV Salone has also followed the activities of Mr. Bangura through the social media in his fight to give a new meaning to the youths of Sierra Leone. Continue reading Presidential Youth Aide Bags Award

Sierra Leoneans Join Iran to Celebrate Women’s Day

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Hundreds of Muslims and non-Muslims women will on 20th April, 2014 (20th of Jamadi Thani on Islamic Calendar), join their Iranian counterparts and women in other parts of the world to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Fatima Zarah, the grand-daughter of Prophet Mohammad AS.

In Sierra Leone, the celebration would take the form of a seminar on the theme: ‘Fatima Zarah: Role Model for Women.’ The seminar is collaboration between the Islamic Republic of Iran Cultural Centre in Sierra Leone and the Islamic College at Wilkinson Road in Freetown. Continue reading Sierra Leoneans Join Iran to Celebrate Women’s Day

Returning from The Gunners with broad Smile… 2 Grassroots Coaches Set for Arsenal Academy

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By Abubakarr Kamara

Returning from North London, where she had a very successful tour in Arsenal Football Club community, the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Mrs Isha Johansen came home with several goodies including an invitation for two grassroots coaches to travel to the North London Club for a Level One Coaching Course.

The marriage between the SLFA and Arsenal Football Club started sometimes last year in Switzerland when an organization called ‘Football is more’ invited the FA President as Guest Speaker to talk on football development in Sierra Leone. In her presentation in front of club directors from Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester City among others, Mrs Johansen made an appeal to bigger clubs and associations to come to the aid of her country’s football. Continue reading Returning from The Gunners with broad Smile… 2 Grassroots Coaches Set for Arsenal Academy

Old Edwardian FC Continue Fine Form

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By Maddieu A. A. T. Kabbah

As the Sierra Leone Premier League gets interesting, Old Edwardians FC have shown a very strong start to the campaign than last season.

The Head Coach, Amidu Frikin Koroma, said this year is different for his team because they are very determined to win both the FA Cup and the Premier League. Continue reading Old Edwardian FC Continue Fine Form

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