the conditions for the entry into force of the first legally binding instrument adopted under the WHO FCTC were met, paving the way to eliminate illicit trade of tobacco products
The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is pleased to announce that with the ratification of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the necessary number of Parties to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (the Protocol) has been reached for its enter into force in 90 days.
Cross section of SWASAL Executive poses with Min of Sports, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh & his Director, Ibrahim Bangura
The new Minister of Sports, Mr. Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, has assured the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) of his government and ministry continued support and partnership towards the development of sports in the country.
“SWASAL is not new to me.I want to assure you and make a commitment that our government through my ministry will continue our relationship with you and the good marriage between us will continue stronger," Nyelenkeh said during a courtesy call by SWASAL on Wednesday, 16th May 2018, at his office at Bishop House in Freetown.
Mercury International Sports Betting and Lottery Company is set to splash out Le100 million as bonus on the 4/50 Jackpot Lottery game of5th March 2018 with a caption “ELECTION FEVER”, any of our customer who wins the 4/50 jackpot will receive Le100 million in addition to the amount won. Mercury is always committed to provide range of opportunities to win millions of leones every day.
“I am grateful to God and Onlime. I have never travelled out of Sierra Leone. I am super excited and I look forward to the experience of traveling to a country like Ghana”, says star prize winner of the Onlime December 2017 Promotions.
Hawanatu Agnes Songo was recently addressing the media at the offices of Onlime 33 Regent Road, Hill Station in Freetown, where she also stated that: “I guess my passion for going out with friends and having fun and sharing posts and photos of those bits onlime social networking site has paid off”.
The exhibition which is currently being held at the Miata Conference hall in Freetown, slated to end on 30th November this year has decided to let go all its products with ultra modern qualities to people rushing in now to get them as the trade period draws to an end few days from today.
The leading telecommunications company in Sierra Leone, Africell is to sponsor one of the couintry’s renowned musicians, Abdul Salam Barrie, aka Yung Sal, who has won several awards.
Abdul Salam Barrie will perform tomorrow Saturday 11th November, 2017 at the Empire Night Club, Garrison Street via PZ in Freetown.
African Independent Radio Station Manager, John Konte said that Abdul Salam Barrie’s sponsorship is the normal touch of Africell Night Life to reach out to its numerous valuable subscribers recalling that the company has sponsored several musical shows and concepts.
John Konte revealed that Africell always supports and sponsors several activities citing the recent Beach Volleyball Competition and the Africell Life Insurance Product launched on 23rd October, 2017 in line with the company’s proud tradition of always taking the lead at the cutting edge of technological innovation in the telecommunications industry in the country.
According to John Konte, since the inception of Africell in Sierra Leone, it has never changed its brand name even when it bought over Tigo and has always provided affordable quality service.
He further stated that Africell has transformed the lives of several people nationwide and assured that the company would continue its good work disclosing, “Africell has over 3,000,000 subscribers but our network is still the best in the country.”
Foday Swaray, an Africell subscriber, said that Africell is an household name in Sierra Leone that caters for everybody with quality service intimating that the company has continued to grow daily and underscored that it is not surprising that the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) graded Africell the best provider of quality service.
He continued that he is amazed that unlike other networks, since its inception, Africell has never changed its brand name and promised to attend the Africell Night Life at Empire Night Club on Saturday 11th November, 2017 to rock and dine with Yung Sal and Africell management concluding, “Africell is the cheapest and the fastest 3G++ with new reduced data bundles.”
African women residing in the EU capital of Brussels have added their voices to the clarion call for more inclusion of women in all spheres of governance. Led by the President of the African Women’s League in Belgium, Ms Regina Mukondola, she hammered home the message to members of the diplomatic family in attendance during the celebration of the African Women’s Day at the ACP headquarter in Brussels on 28th July this year.
The leading Sport Betting and Lottery Company, Mercury International on Wednesday 19th July, 2017 made another millionaire (Mr. Brima Samura, A Poyo Seller) who won the 215th edition of the Mercury International 4/50 Jackpot Lottery draw.
A Le25 million Leones (Twenty Five Million Leones) cheque and a 10 KVA generator was presented to the Sierra Leone Society for the welfare of the aged by the Chairman of Mercury International Charitable Foundation Samir Hassanyeh in fulfillment of the company's annual financial support on Saturday 24th June,2017 at the society's Grafton resident in Freetown.
The Executive Director of the Legal Aid Board, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles has disclosed plans to launch a White Cane Campaign in the coming weeks.
Ms. Carlton-Hanciles made the disclosure while addressing a cross section of the Waterloo Community including stakeholders at the District Council Hall on Monday, 24 April 2017 in a meeting to plan the launch of the Legal Aid Board in Waterloo in the WesternArea Rural District on 6 May 2017.
The 121st China Import and Export Fair, otherwise known as ‘Canton Fair’ started on 16th April 2017 with exhibitors coming from various countries across the globe to showcase their products and services. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, the Canton Fair is held annually in Guangzhou City. Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ source country and the greatest business turnover in China. As at the 120th session last year, the world’s largest trade fair accumulated export volume of about $1.2trillion and total number of overseas buyers has reached 7.83 million.
The introduction of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) into the electoral process is generating both interest and concern among voters, as well as practitioners across the globe.
Most electoral management authorities use new technologies—ranging from basic office automation to more sophisticated data processing tools—with the aim of improving the electoral process. Every year, new technologies and tools are introduced to the market.
Barely few months after empowering Foot ball Associations and other institutions in various parts of the city with computers and other valuable sports materials, members of the Sama Foundation have presented another consignment of football items to executive members of the Approved School Sports Promoters Association at a well attended ceremony held at theSchool’s Playing Field in Wellington.
An independent investigations conducted by AYV has disclosed that officers of the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarter in Freetown, are currently investigating one Hassan Kamara for impersonate the Minister of Sports, Ahmed Sesay.
Suspect Hassan Kamara was arrested on Thursday 26 January 2017, at Alie’s Jewelries shop at Howe Street in Freetown, when he attempted to dupe the proprietor, on the ploy that he was sent by the Minister of Sports, Ahmed Sesay to collect some money from the proprietor of Alie’s Jewelries.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on 18 January called for building a community of shared future for mankind and achieving shared and win-win development amid growing challenges and risks.
While expounding his vision of mankind's future in a keynote speech at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the leader of the world's second largest economy championed a world of lasting peace, common security for all and common prosperity, as well as an open, inclusive world, and a clean, beautiful world.
Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Sidi YayahTunis has commissioned the refurbished Mahera Beach Resort during the previous weekend.
The Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Sidiyayah Tunis officially commissioned the Mahera Beach Resort, wherein he lauded the Managementof Sea Coach for resuscitating the Mahera Beach Resort which operation was halted due to the challenges it once faced. He said Lungi is the gate way to Freetown. The minister stated that the resort will contribute in many aspect of the country’s development, such as tax and revenue generation, employment opportunities, and the promotion of the tourism sector.
Sierra Leone's Minister of Sports, Ahmed Khanou on Tuesday 13th December 2016, presented a cheque of Two Hundred and Twenty Million, One Hundred and Ninety-six Thousands Leones (Le 220,196,000) to the historic Mercury 4/50 Jackpot lottery winner Abdul Abu Kalokoh.
During the symbolic handing over ceremony of the cheque at 44 Bathurst Street in Freetown, the Sports Minister applauded Mercury International Sports Betting and Lottery Company for what he described as the company's relentless and unchallenged contribution to national development.
Major iron ore producer Sierra Leone’s economic progress has taken a double hit in recent years with the drop in global commodity prices and the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014.
Now EVD free and on a mission to diversify its economy, its government has made tourism one of its priority sectors for development.
President Koroma and key ministers are in China this week to appeal directly and personally to the Chinese political leadership, especially president Xi Jinping. They desperately need help – and they need it fast.
Sierra Leone is at risk of falling apart, due to rampant corruption, economic mismanagement and politicisation of business and everyday public life.