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16-Dec-2019 to 11:21

Sierra Leone papers dominated by presidential media cocktail

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Monday’s edition of Sierra Leonean papers is dominated by Friday’s meet between President Julius Maada Bio and the local media, dubbed Presidential Media Cocktail. The second edition of the event was hosted at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel. It serves as a forum for the president to interaction in a casual environment with senior members of the media.

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13-Dec-2019 to 20:47

Ecowas court rules against S/Leone ban on pregnant schoolgirls

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Ecowas Community Court has ordered the Sierra Leone government to scrap a controversial policy banning girls who are pregnant from attending mainstream schools.

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13-Dec-2019 to 19:25

Sierra Leone: New Deputy Health minister gets parliamentary nod

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio’s nominee as Deputy Minister for Health 2 has been approved by parliament, nearly a month after his latest cabinet reshuffle.

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13-Dec-2019 to 14:51

Sierra Leone: Parliament expunges controversial non-accountable imprest

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s parliament on Friday heeded public call by voting to remove a controversial section in the 2020 Finance Act which gave carte blanche spending rights to the president, Vice President and the Speaker of Parliament.

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09-Dec-2019 to 21:06

S/Leone Finance ministry to promote academic research

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance has called for academic articles and research proposals for the 2019 edition of its in-house Economic Bulletin.

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09-Dec-2019 to 14:17

Sierra Leone’s ex-president invited to 2020 Horasis confab

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Former Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has been invited to attend the Horasis Global Meeting for the second year in a row, APA learnt on Monday.

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09-Dec-2019 to 08:04

Sierra Leone papers zoom in on diplomacy, others

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Monday’s edition of Sierra Leone dailies focuses on a wide range of issues. But notable areas of interest include the international diplomatic front.

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