Source: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Sierra Leone |

Chinese and Sierra Leonean Friends Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year Together

The teachers and students of CI put on many wonderful performances, such as Tai Chi, poetry recitation, yoga and aerobics

On January 21, 2020, the Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Sierra Leone (USL) held a series of cultural experience activities and performance in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, H.E. Hu Zhangliang and his wife Madame Zhou Min, Mr. Festus Kalley, representative…

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Source: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Sierra Leone |

Chinese Embassy launches Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques in Freetown

In recent years, human resources development has been one of the highlights in the cooperation between China and Sierra Leone

On 14th of January 2020, the launching ceremony of Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques was held at Goderich Campus of Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) in Freetown. The 42 days training course is sponsored by the Chinese government and supported by the Ministry of Technical and…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

Newly deployed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) police officers inducted into the mission

The seven-day course also acquainted the officers with the AMISOM mandate, concept of operations, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) awareness, gender awareness and code of conduct

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has completed an induction course into the mission for 22 AMISOM Police Officers from Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda as part of a mandatory training to help them understand Somali culture and operating environment. The seven-day course also acquainted the officers with the…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

Alok Sharma heralds green cities of the future on Kenya visit

International Development Secretary pledges new UK aid to help build green cities across Africa with quality infrastructure

International Development Secretary pledges new UK aid to help build green cities across Africa with quality infrastructure; Alok Sharma announces new UK Centre for Cities and Infrastructure which will help African governments plan, build and run environmentally friendly cities; Visit to Kenya comes ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura as Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

Ms. Bangura has also served as Executive Director of the National Accountability Groups as well as Coordinator and Co-founder of the Campaign for Good Governance

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).  The Secretary-General wishes to extend his appreciation and gratitude to Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), who will continue to serve as Acting Director-General…

Source: WorldRemit |

WorldRemit Celebrating International Migrants Day

Our journey at WorldRemit has allowed us to hear and learn about brave and courageous individuals who have left their homes and comfort for a ‘better life’

WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) was founded on a migrant’s story, and over the years one man’s experience has become the answer to millions across the world. Our journey at WorldRemit has allowed us to hear and learn about brave and courageous individuals who have left their homes and comfort for a ‘better…

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Source: Orange |

Orange and GIZ form strategic alliance to enhance digital employability of 20.000 young people in Africa and the Middle East

This partnership will have a long-lasting impact on the economic perspective of young people

Today, Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Africa and Middle East (www.Orange.com), and Kathinka Kurz, Head of the Development Partnerships Program with the private sector (develoPPP.de) at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, signed a partnership agreement to develop the digital skills of 20.000 young people in 14 countries…

Source: Horasis: The Global Visions Community |

Former President Koroma hosts The Chairman of Horasis

Frank-Jurgen Richter, formerly director of the World Economic Forum, is visiting in preparation for the 2020 Horasis Global Meeting

Sierra Leone's distinguished statesman, former President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, has hosted Dr. Frank-Jurgen Richter, Chairman of Horasis.  Frank-Jurgen Richter, formerly director of the World Economic Forum, is visiting in preparation for the 2020 Horasis Global Meeting. It could be recalled that during the April 2019 Horasis meeting in Cascais,…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World food prices jump in November

Meat and vegetable oils lead Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with the Honourable Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Ph.D., Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

Administrator Green and Vice President Jalloh spoke about Sierra Leone's strong leadership in the health sector, particularly in preventing further outbreaks of Ebola

The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala: On November 19, 2019, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met in Washington, D.C., with The Honourable Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Ph.D., Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone. Administrator Green and Vice President Jalloh spoke about Sierra…