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11 Dec 2010 description
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Written by Bassie B Kanu

A visiting team of the Rotary Club of Nyon La Cote in Switzerland has handed over two separate cheques worth 142,200 United State dollars to their colleague Rotarians in Sierra Leone.

25 Oct 2010 description
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A heavy rain storm has destroyed several school buildings in Kono over the weekend.

A five classroom block of the United Methodist Church Girls Primary School in Tankoro chiefdom, a two classroom block at the Koidu Girls Secondary, and another five classroom block at the Islamic Secondary School in Koidu were all ruined by the heavy rain.

The heads of the respective schools told CTN that important school documents were also destroyed.

The raging storm which lasted for 10 minutes also destroyed over thirteen houses in Bumpeh, Nimikoro Chiefdom and over 16 houses in Bayama in the …

29 Jul 2010 description
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Written by Pat Jakema

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Floods have swept away dozens of houses in Brima Town Section along the Bo -Taiama highway on Wednesday, leaving at least 300 people homeless.  The Chief of Brima Town, Brima Tarawally described the floods as a "big loss to his people, especially the women and children who are mostly affected." He said properties worth millions of Leones were destroyed.

Chief Tarawally said the town had been experiencing floods for quite a long time.

28 Apr 2010 description
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Written by Wilie Collier  

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The free health care service for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children Under Five enters its second day today Wednesday. Pregnant women and Lactating mothers commended the government for the launch of the free health care scheme. Hundreds of women formed long queues at the Princess Christian Maternity (PCMH) and Ola-During Hospital commonly called (Cottage hospital) during the launch of the scheme on Independence Day.

20 Jan 2010 description
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Written by Vandi Bawoh

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Sierra Leone has donated one hundred thousand United States dollars to the UN Disaster Management Fund for Haiti. Madam Zainab Bangura, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation on Tuesday told journalists in Freetown that the initiative was a demonstration of the country's solidarity with the world as a one time beneficiary of the UN. Mrs. Bangura on behalf of the country extended condolences to victims and families of the disaster including China, Haiti and the UN who suffered most.

14 Jan 2010 description
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Written by Munda Rogers

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Honourable Ibrahim Sorie, Member of Parliament, has noted that 'if the Republic of Guinea should explode, Sierra Leone would be consumed in less than a week; and if the situation in Guinea is not treated seriously, Sierra Leone's survival and livelihood as a state would be affected. Honourable Sorie, from the Kambia District, which borders neighbouring Guinea, made this statement at a Civil Society Information sharing consultation on peaceful democratic transition in Guinea.

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Written by Abubakarr Bah

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Residents of Shelmingo Layout, Kendeyela, Tengbewabu, and other extension areas in Bo City are currently experiencing shortage in water supplies. The water wells which are the only source of potable water are reportedly running dry. Women and children now queue to fetch water from other bore holes within the Bo Community. The Bo City and District Councils have complained that they could not do much as the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) has not devolved the function of water supply to the councils.