Suba United wins CBF female league

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The Craig Bellamy Foundation national female football league ended over the weekend with Suba United of Makeni emerging as champions.
The final was played at the Wusum Field in Makeni and female football teams from all four regions in Sierra Leone battle for the coveted trophy.

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Salone Boxers Embark On Fitness Test

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The Secretary-General of Sierra Leone Boxing Association (SLBA), Christian Campbell has told this press that the two boxers selected to participate in the July 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland: Abdul Bangura and Mohamed Sillah, are currently undergoing fitness training.

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Zambian football legend sees hope in Salone football

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1998 Africa Footballer of the Year and current President of the Zambia FA, Kalusha Bwalya has affirmed that he sees much hope in the future of Sierra Leone’s football.
“I see hope in the future of Sierra Leone’s football. They just need to be proactive in their preparations and not wait until the last minute,” the football legend stated.

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Vimetco doles out Le132m for Ebola fight

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3The bauxite mining company in Sierra Leone, Sierra Mineral Holdings I Ltd, a subsidiary of Vimetco Company based in Russia, has donated the sum of Le132 million to the Sierra Leone Embassy in Russia in response to the Ebola outbreak in the country.
This followed a letter of appeal by the Sierra Leone Embassy in Russia.

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Ferry FC youngster, Amadu Bah on Sunday, won the innaugural Airtel Rising Stars season (ARS) IV health run marathon, which commenced from the National Stadium entrance at Syke Street to Aberdeen Beach.

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Sierra Leone National Park under Attack

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Sierra Leone’s Nature has of late come under serious attack by greedy and unpatriotic citizens, as a result of illegal activities on the country’s historic tourism site of Outamba Kilimi National Park (OKNP) that serves as home to Elephants, Chimpanzees, Hippos, Buffalos, Maxwell Duikers,

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UK Mayor visits Freetown counterpart

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Mayor of Blackburn UK, Mullah Salim recently visited the Mayor, Franklyn Bode Gibson and Staff of the Freetown City Council, on what he refers to as a call for Business.

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WHO reports new cases of Ebola in West Africa

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UNITED NATIONS, June 18 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has hit 337 since February, a UN spokesman said here Wednesday, quoting data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Sierra Leone Attends Foreign Ministers Meeting in Saudi Arabia - See more at: http://www.sierraexpressmedia.com/archives/68396#sthash.5dSXvzaO.dpuf

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Sierra Leone’s top diplomat in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today, Wednesday, 18th June, 2014 participated in the 41st Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states.  (Photo: Ambassador Kargbo and Deputy Kazakhstan Foreign Minister)

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MF EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPLETES FIRST REVIEW UNDER THE EXTENDED CREDIT FACILITY ARRANGEMENT AND APPROVES US$13.69 MILLION DISBURSEMENT

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The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the first review of Sierra Leone’s economic program under a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Sierra Leone.1

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rancis Tiafoe, Next Big American Tennis Star

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His parents are from Sierra Leone, but Francis Tiafoe, 16, is being talked about as the next big American tennis star.  He has won the 18-and-under titles at the top two U.S.

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Methodist Girls School “Go-Green” with DHL

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On the occasion of the United Nations’ World Environment Day, DHL, called its 480,000 employees world wide, for action to participate in activities for the environment and the climate.

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Use of technology in African elections not foolproof

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The recent order by Malawi’s Electoral Commission (MEC) for a manual recount of electoral results following massive voting irregularities was an inadvertent admission that the experiment with electronic voting technology did not turn out well for the country’s recent elections.

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Surrey Salone Fest a fundraiser for Sierra Leone

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A concert, fashion show, barbecue and silent auction will take place in Surrey this month to help young people in Sierra Leone.

The People’s Foundation of Sierra Leone (TPF) will host its biggest fundraising event of the year June 14 at Surrey Christian School’s Secondary Campus

Salone Fest, a celebration of youth empowerment in Sierra Leone, will offer the community a chance to see the difference TPF is making abroad and to experience a bit of Sierra Leonean culture through displays of authentic fashion, food and artwork.

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Africa Notebook

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Let the games begin. Barring any hitch, the FIFA soccer tournament is certain to start on Thursday. For many South Americans, the games took a long time returning. The continent hosted the World Cup in 1978 and for Brazil in particular, the last game there was as far back as 1950.

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