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The National Malaria Control Program in Sierra Leone will conduct a workshop March 22-24 to align the Malaria in Pregnancy (MIP) guidelines developed in 2005 with the 2016-2020

FREETOWN, March 13, 2017 — The World Bank Group, through its agency - the International Development Association (IDA) - acting as administrator of grant funds under the Supreme

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Saturday 10th September, 2016, conducted random checks on West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Centers across the country.  The move was part of the Commission’s focus to improving integrity in the Educational Sector.

Following the Commission’s intervention, in coordination with the Police and Education Officer, Kono, two pupils, (names withheld) at the Koidu Secondary and Experimental Secondary Schools, Koidu City, Kono District, were caught with cell phones containing model answers to the 2015/2016 WASSCE Mathematics examination paper. Our initial investigation has revealed that these pupils had gained access to the Mathematics questions prior to the Examinations from social media.

The ACC briefly took the pupils into care after the paper, questioned and released them to continue taking the other papers. However, both phones are in the custody of the Commission for further investigation.

Meanwhile, the Commission notes that examination malpractice has become an issue of public interest, as it has the potential to undermine the human resource base of the country. It is with this in mind that the ACC has heightened its surveillance of examination centers nationwide to detect and prevent examination malpractices. The Commission is mindful that with the reopening of schools, there is the tendency for authorities to demand unauthorized extra-charges from parents for admission.

The Commission wishes to assure the public that it will continue to be vigilant in detecting and preventing corruption nationwide.

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On Friday 27th May 2016, the Ministry of Political and Public Affairs received  reports about  skirmishes among Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP)  supporters in Kenema.  (Photo: Hon. Nanette

The International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union Commission (AU) mourns the death of Papa Wemba, real name Jules Shungu

April 22, 2016 – Freetown, Sierra Leone - Further to the Standard Times Newspaper publication of 20th April, 2016 (Vol.69, No. 9), on page 16, which reads …

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 19, 2016/ -- Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has urged African leaders to leave when their mandated time is up and to avoid excluding

Freetown, Sierra Leone - Further to recent news articles regarding Plan International Sierra Leone (Plan), the Organisation wishes to issue this statement. Plan International has a Zero Tolerance policy