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"A VERY BIG THANK YOU" - cripple woman's children to you all

By Umaru Fofana

Tuesday 25 October 2016: 

Good evening all ye Good Samaritans. We have just returned from Mile 91 to carry out a task a good many of you asked of me to do: coordinate the aftermath of the outpouring of grief after that video of Zainab Kamara - a cripple single mother of four - had gone viral and touched your hearts of gold.

Turkey arrests Sierra Leonean over recent coup

By Umaru Fofana

It has just emerged that a Sierra Leonean national was last week arrested in the Turkish capital, Ankara after he had gone to renew his residency permit. He is accused of being a member or follower of the group the Turkish government alleges was behind the attempted coup of July this year. An accusation he vehemently denies. 

David Junusa, who has been legally resident in Turkey for nearly 20 years, is still in detention. 

Over 2,000 HIV positives in Pujehun - official 

By Mohamed T Massaquoi

Over 2,000 (two thousand) people in Pujehun District, southern Sierra Leone have tested positive for HIV, an official has disclosed.

Emma Sengeh, the HIV and AIDS Supervisor in Pujehun, says the district headquarter town alone and its immediate environs account for over 500 cases. 

She said Pujehun District used to record the highest HIV and AIDS cases in the country with pregnant women accounting for 4.1 % of the current cases. But she would not tell how things compared now. 

Kenema Youth Officer under fire for “misuse” of funds

By Prince Musa

The District Youth Officer in Kenema is under pressure to explain how he used monies disbursed to him by the local council in the name of projects earmarked for youths.

Ibrahim Jabbie, who coordinates all youth activities in the district, stands accused by officials of the Kenema District Council of failing to properly account for money disbursed to him.  

Council officials said he received the sum of Le10 million meant for youth activities for which he has failed to account. 

Mystery surrounds unidentified corpse in Kailahun

By Prince Musa

The authorities in Kailahun have announced a restriction in the movement of motorbike taxis known as Okadas. It follows the killing of a man in the eastern Sierra Leone district for which a bike rider is a suspect. 

Paramount Chief Musa Ngombukla Kallon of Jawai Chiefdom says Okadas are no longer allowed to move about at dark. 

The deceased who has still not been identified has been buried.

Police call in vigilantes as armed robbery alarms them in Pujehun

By Mohamed T Massaquoi

Police in Pujehun have expressed alarm at “a sharp rise” in armed robbery in the southern Sierra Leone district and have drafted vigilante groups to help out. They have blamed the incident an influx of shotguns in the area.

Detective Inspector Guy Patrick Chico Lansana Bussu, Crime Officer attached to the Pujehun Police Divisional Headquarters, says the situation is of serious concern.

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