Chinese Ambassador Boosts Education in Sierra Leone

[Concord] As a way of complementing President Ernest Bai Koroma’s, Recovery Priorities and Agenda for Prosperity in the education sector, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, H.E Wu Peng, yesterday awarded scholarships to 15 students from Fourah Bay…

[Concord] As a way of complementing President Ernest Bai Koroma's, Recovery Priorities and Agenda for Prosperity in the education sector, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, H.E Wu Peng, yesterday awarded scholarships to 15 students from Fourah Bay College, (FBC) Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) and the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) respectively.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Sexual Penetration Accused Discharged for Want of Prosecution Witness

[Concord] Presiding Magistrate of the Freetown Ross Road Magistrates’ Court No.2, John Manso Fornah, yesterday discharged one Abubakarr Kamara, who was in court for the offence of sexual penetration, for want of prosecution witness.

[Concord] Presiding Magistrate of the Freetown Ross Road Magistrates' Court No.2, John Manso Fornah, yesterday discharged one Abubakarr Kamara, who was in court for the offence of sexual penetration, for want of prosecution witness.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Accused Committed to High Court for Fraud

[Concord] Magistrate John Manso Fornah of the Freetown Ross Road Magistrates’ court No.2, yesterday committed one Benjamin Koroma to the High court for fraudulently converting to his own use, property worth fifty million Leones (Le50M), entrusted to hi…

[Concord] Magistrate John Manso Fornah of the Freetown Ross Road Magistrates' court No.2, yesterday committed one Benjamin Koroma to the High court for fraudulently converting to his own use, property worth fifty million Leones (Le50M), entrusted to him by the complainant, Haja Sesay.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Despite World Bank’s U.S.$138 Million for 57 MW Electricity Supplywestern Area Still Struggles With 36.5 Megawatts

[Concord] Even though the World Bank Group in July 2016 approved a huge sum of one hundred and thirty-eight million United States Dollars (US$138) as support for 57 megawatts heavy fuel oil green-field thermal power plant in the Western Area, the Minis…

[Concord] Even though the World Bank Group in July 2016 approved a huge sum of one hundred and thirty-eight million United States Dollars (US$138) as support for 57 megawatts heavy fuel oil green-field thermal power plant in the Western Area, the Ministry of Energy and its utility companies-Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC) and the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) are currently struggling with only 16.5 megawatts electricity supply.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Capt. Demba Baldeh Arrested

[Foroyaa] Captain Demba Baldeh of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) was arrested at his home in Farato village by three soldiers in uniform on Sunday, 15th January, 2017 between the hours 10 and 11 in the morning.

[Foroyaa] Captain Demba Baldeh of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) was arrested at his home in Farato village by three soldiers in uniform on Sunday, 15th January, 2017 between the hours 10 and 11 in the morning.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

15 Judges’ Contracts Renewed

[Foroyaa] Landing Sanneh, the Judicial Secretary, yesterday, 17 January 2017 confirmed to this paper at the high court complex in Banjul the renewal of the contracts of fifteen judges, including the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Oluremi Ade…

[Foroyaa] Landing Sanneh, the Judicial Secretary, yesterday, 17 January 2017 confirmed to this paper at the high court complex in Banjul the renewal of the contracts of fifteen judges, including the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Oluremi Ademola Adegoke.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Is There Any Need for Declaration of a State of Emergency?

[Foroyaa] The Gambia went through the toughest election campaign during the past 20 years without any state of emergency being declared. At a time when all Gambians are going about their business and some even leaving the urban area to reduce tension, …

[Foroyaa] The Gambia went through the toughest election campaign during the past 20 years without any state of emergency being declared. At a time when all Gambians are going about their business and some even leaving the urban area to reduce tension, a state of emergency is declared.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Capt. Bubacarr Bah Arrested By Republican Guards

[Foroyaa] Captain Bubacarr Bah, alias ‘Vandam’, who is the second in command at the Republican Guard Battalion and an explosive expert, was arrested at the Fajara Barracks by personnel of the Guards battalion at state house and taken away to an unknown…

[Foroyaa] Captain Bubacarr Bah, alias 'Vandam', who is the second in command at the Republican Guard Battalion and an explosive expert, was arrested at the Fajara Barracks by personnel of the Guards battalion at state house and taken away to an unknown destination on Sunday, 15 January, 2017 around 9 pm, a family source revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia