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    17-Jul-2018 to 20:50

    Sierra Leone activist arrested over botched demo

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The authorities in Sierra Leone have detained a prominent civil society activist over a botched protest against a hike in the prices of petroleum products.

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    14-Jul-2018 to 16:57

    S/Leone: Education docket allocated 21 percent in revised budget

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leone government has increased the budgetary allocation to the education sector to 21 percent, one percent above the minimum promised in the ‘New Direction’ development blueprint of President Julius Maada Bio.

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    13-Jul-2018 to 17:51

    Sierra Leone: Amended Finance Act reverses tax on alcohol

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leone government has announced a tax cut for imported brands of alcoholic drinks as part of a move it says is meant to prevent smuggling.

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    13-Jul-2018 to 03:31

    Sierra Leone: Government removes university application fee

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Beginning next academic year [September], Sierra Leonean students seeking entry into tertiary learning institutions will no longer be required to buy entry forms, after the government on Thursday announced the elimination of this requirement.

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    13-Jul-2018 to 02:00

    Sierra Leone: Defense Ministry confirms investigations over missing arms

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s ministry of defense has confirmed ongoing investigations over missing arms and ammunition.

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    13-Jul-2018 to 01:37

    Sierra Leone: Leading petroleum importer denies exporting to Liberia

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s leading importer of petroleum product has denied exporting its products to neighboring Liberia in exploitation of price differences.

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    11-Jul-2018 to 13:18

    Sierra Leone: Opposition leader denies selling of gov’t shares in leading miner

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s main opposition leader and presidential candidate in the March general elections, Dr Samura Kamara, has dismissed allegations of the illegal sale of government’s shares in the mining firm Sierra Rutile.

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