Makeni

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May 31st, 2012
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone. Hundreds of people turned out at a courthouse in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, to watch as Taylor received his sentencing, b...
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Jan 16th, 2012
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Freetown – Police used live bullets and tear gas to quell rioting between followers of Sierra Leone’s ruling party and opposition where several people suffered stab wounds, police and witnesses said on Monday. A witness said members of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) and main...
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Nov 29th, 2011
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Makeni – Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday announced the indictment of the mayor of the capital Freetown and nine other top officials for corruption-related crimes. Herbert Williams, mayor since 2007, was indicted on 25 counts including embezzlement and tax evasion, the ...
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Nov 25th, 2011
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Sierra Leone – A city in Sierra Leone is offering a five-year scholarship to girls who keep their virginity until they complete university. The aim is to cut teenage pregnancies by ensuring “that at least 80% of school going girls keep their virginity until they finish their educational l...
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Jul 25th, 2011
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Sierra Leone has launched a five-year plan to regulate the sale and use of small arms, which still abound a decade after the end of a civil war, causing insecurity, an official said Monday. “The proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons account for 90 percent of the economic uncerta...
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Jun 28th, 2011
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Freetown – A three-member human rights commission on Tuesday ordered the Sierra Leone government to pay all financial benefits due to 235 ex-soldiers who had been wrongly classified as mentally ill. The tribunal set up on June 1 to probe complaints about the soldiers’ disability packages,...