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Giant diamond auction fails as Sierra Leone rejects offer

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Giant diamond auction fails as Sierra Leone rejects offer

- The diamond up for auction is the second largest ever found in Sierra Leone. A much anticipated auction for one of the world's largest diamonds fizzled on Thursday when the government of Sierra Leone rejected a $7.8 million bid for the rough, egg-sized stone, saying it failed to meet its own valuation. The 709-carat gem is the second largest ever discovered in the West African country and was unearthed in March in the eastern Kono region by a Christian pastor who gave it to the government to handle the sale

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Ebola nurse says she is going BACK to Sierra Leone for first time since catching deadly virus

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Ebola nurse says she is going BACK to Sierra Leone for first time since catching deadly virus

- Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is returning to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting the killer virus there. Ms Cafferkey contracted Ebola in 2014 and has suffered a series of further health scares due to complications linked to the disease. At one stage she was close to death. The 41-year-old also faced disciplinary proceedings over events surrounding her return to the UK for which she was later cleared

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Massive 706-carat diamond unearthed in Sierra Leone

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Massive 706-carat diamond unearthed in Sierra Leone

- (CNN) -- A pastor has unearthed a massive gem in eastern Sierra Leone. Pastor Emmanuel Momoh, who also works as a miner, discovered the 706-carat diamond in Kono district, the government said in a statement. He handed it over to President Ernest Bai Koroma, who thanked him for not smuggling it out of the country. The President pledged to reward him with some of the proceeds from the sale of the diamond

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Pastor finds 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone

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Pastor finds 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone

- FREETOWN • A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, a discovery that experts said could be the 10th-largest stone ever found. The huge rock was extracted by Mr Emmanuel Momoh, one of the thousands who seek their fortunes in the informal mining sector that dominates the diamond-rich Kono region. As a self-employed miner with a valid government permit, Mr Momoh is entitled to the proceeds of any future sale, except for 4 per cent that the government takes for valuation and export, according to the law, as well as an undetermined level of income tax

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Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village

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Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village

- FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. Pastor Emmanuel Momoh found the 706-carat alluvial diamond in Yakadu village in Sierra Leone's diamond-rich east, and it was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday, said presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay

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706-Carat Diamond Unearthed By Pastor In Sierra Leone

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706-Carat Diamond Unearthed By Pastor In Sierra Leone

- Freetown: A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, a discovery that experts said on Thursday could be the 10th largest stone ever found. The huge rock was extracted by Emmanuel Momoh, one of thousands who seek their fortunes in the informal mining sector that dominates the diamond-rich Kono region. As a self-employed miner with a valid government permit, Momoh is entitled to the proceeds of any future sale, except four percent the government takes for valuation and export, according to the law, plus an undetermined level of income tax

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Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond

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Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond

- FREETOWN: A Christian pastor has found one of the world's largest uncut diamonds - weighing 706 carats - in Sierra Leone's eastern Kono region. The stone, a photograph of which was posted on the president's official website, is being stored in the country's central bank, government sources said. A local chief from Kono handed the stone to President Ernest Bai Koroma on behalf of Emmanuel Momoh who made the discovery

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Sierra Leone pastor finds 706-carat diamond, turns it over for good of the state

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Sierra Leone pastor finds 706-carat diamond, turns it over for good of the state

- FREETOWN – A Christian pastor has found one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds — weighing 706 carats — in Sierra Leone’s eastern Kono region. The stone, a photograph of which was posted on the president’s official website, is being stored in the country’s central bank, government sources said. A local chief from Kono handed the stone to President Ernest Bai Koroma on behalf of Emmanuel Momoh, who made the discovery

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Massive 706-carat diamond discovered in Sierra Leone

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Massive 706-carat diamond discovered in Sierra Leone

- FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. Pastor Emmanuel Momoh found the 706-carat alluvial diamond in Yakadu village in Sierra Leone’s diamond-rich east, and it was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday, said presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay

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Sierra Leone pastor unearths massive 706-carat diamond

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Sierra Leone pastor unearths massive 706-carat diamond

- Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, the government said Thursday, as experts said the stone could rank as the 10th largest ever found. The huge diamond was discovered by Emmanuel Momoh, one of thousands of Sierra Leoneans who seek their fortunes in the informal mining sector that dominates the diamond-rich Kono region, a government statement said

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Sing Message of Hope in America

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Sing Message of Hope in America

- SOUTH ORANGE, NEW JERSEY — Musician Ashade Pearce plays songs about being a refugee in West Africa, and he has a message for U.S. President Donald Trump. "Not all refugees are bad," the guitarist with Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars said before a recent performance in a New York City suburb. "You should not judge everybody the same. "The righteous should not suffer for the wicked," the 60-year-old artist, his

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Des présumés agresseurs agression du préfet de Coyah arrêtés, d’autres en fuite vers la Sierra Leone

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Des présumés agresseurs agression du préfet de Coyah arrêtés, d’autres en fuite vers la Sierra Leone

- Conakry- Deux mois après l’attaque du domicile du préfet de Coyah, Dr Ibrahima Barbosa Soumah par des inconnus armés, huit (8) personnes viennent d’être interpellées par les services de sécurité de la préfecture, rapporte l’AGP. Selon une source sécuritaire, «les enquêtes se poursuivent puisque trois principaux présumés auteurs seraient toujours en fuite vers la Sierra Leone. Les huit présumés auteurs qui viennent d’être arrêtés ont été mis à la disposition

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Ghana to play Kenya, Sierra Leone in Afcon 2019 qualifiers

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Ghana to play Kenya, Sierra Leone in Afcon 2019 qualifiers

- The Black Stars will also take on the Ethiopia in the qualifying round of Cameroon 2019 according to draws made by Caf on Thursday. Ghana have been handed a relatively easy group in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers where they will meet Kenya, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia in Group F following the draws held by the Confederation of African Football in Libreville, Gabon on Thursday. The Black Stars

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Harambee Stars lose to Sierra Leone - what they said
Harambee Stars lose to Sierra Leone - what they said "FT: #HarambeeStars 1 Sierra Leone 2. Poor poor start for Kenya in #AFCON2019Qualifiers. Oh well... The usual." - NTV reporter Warothe Kiru. "The state of the pitch messed our boys....anyway kudos Harambee Starts.....I'm a Proud Kenyan." - Prof-Robbie M. Warobbie, a Kenyan fan, Posted on Facebook after the match. "Siaka Stevens stadium packed to the rafters...electric atmosphere in Freetown. Very good for African continental football   Read More ...
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Harambee Stars back from Sierra Leone
Harambee Stars back from Sierra Leone The national Soccer team Harambee Stars returned to the country from Sierra Leone where they lost 2-1 to the hosts in the Group ‘F’ 2019 Africa Cup of nations qualifier. The defeat left Stars in a precarious position as it seeks to qualify for its first ever AFCON finals in 13 years.   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone dim Harambee Stars in Freetown - Capital Sports
Sierra Leone dim Harambee Stars in Freetown - Capital Sports Ten-man Harambee Stars had a false start to their qualification journey for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in Freetown on Saturday evening. Kenya went into the fixture on the backdrop of a much talked about 10-match unbeaten run, most in friendly matches, but head coach Stanley Okumbi was stunned back to reality with his third loss since taking charge of the team early last year   Read More ...
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The onus on Kenya to defeat Sierra Leone convincingly
True, Harambee Stars is facing a herculean task as it has been put in the same pool as Sierra Leone, Ghana and Ethiopia. The team needs victory on Saturday to tide themselves over ahead of the tougher ties against Ghana and Ethiopia next year. A cocktail of poorly motivated players, travelling nightmares and poor team selection in previous editions has seen Kenya start the tournament on a poor footing   Read More ...
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Harambee Stars launch campaign against Sierra Leone
Harambee Stars launch campaign against Sierra Leone Built in 1980, the venue of Saturday’s match is the largest stadium in Sierra Leone, and is named after the country’s second president. Saturday’s weather forecast for Freetown is suitable, with partly cloudy skies with highs of 29 degrees Celsius and lows of 26 degrees, with the promise of a thunderstorm at night. Harambee Stars arrived in Freetown on Thursday, and were expected to have a feel of the pitch Friday evening ahead of the high stakes encounter   Read More ...
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Jesse Were out of Sierra Leone AFCON match - Capital Sports
Jesse Were out of Sierra Leone AFCON match - Capital Sports Zesco United forward Jesse Were has been ruled out of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone due to injury as First Coach Stanley Okumbi named his 20-man travelling squad on Wednesday. Okumbi explained that Were, who sat out of the morning training session at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos picked up a knock on Tuesday and will not be able to play   Read More ...
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Omolo out of Stars squad for Sierra Leone - Capital Sports
Omolo out of Stars squad for Sierra Leone - Capital Sports Belgium based midfielder Johanna Omolo and Bulgarian based left-back Abud Omar have been ruled out of the Harambee Stars squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier away to Sierra Leone on June 10. The duo picked up injuries while playing for their respective clubs and will not be part of the team that is scheduled to depart for Freetown, Sierra Leone on Thursday (June 8) at 09:50hrs   Read More ...
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Chinese medics set to return from Sierra Leone
The 18th group of Chinese medical aid workers sent to Sierra Leone are preparing to return after more than a year on assignment, according to Changsha Evening News. When the nine-strong team from Hunan province arrived at the China-Sierra Leone Friendship Hospital in February last year, their aim was to help it become the best in West Africa. "Such a task is easier said than done," said Teng Chaoyu, leader of the team and dean of the hospital, which is in the western town of Jui   Read More ...
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Okumbi names foreign legion for Sierra Leone - Capital Sports
Okumbi names foreign legion for Sierra Leone - Capital Sports Defender Joseph ‘Crouch’ Okumu who plies his trade in the South African top tier with Free State Stars has earned a recall to the national football team Harambee Stars as First Coach Stanley Okumbi named a 13-man squad of foreign based players for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier away to Sierra Leone June 10. The former Chemelil Sugar center-back’s last appearance for the national team was in November last year during the friendly match against Sudan but has endured a tough patch since, especially after picking up an injury   Read More ...
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From Sierra Leone to Winnipeg: Long road to Blue Bombers for Abubakarr Conteh
From Sierra Leone to Winnipeg: Long road to Blue Bombers for Abubakarr Conteh WINNIPEG — Drafted by his hometown team earlier this month you’d be hard pressed to wipe the smile off the face of 21-year-old Abubakarr Conteh. But his life wasn’t always this good.Born into a civil war in Sierra Leone, Conteh and his mother escaped the war torn country, eventually landing in Winnipeg before his ninth birthday. “I don’t remember much of it, but what I’ve been told it’s pretty tragic,” Conteh said   Read More ...
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Giant diamond auction fails as Sierra Leone rejects offer
Giant diamond auction fails as Sierra Leone rejects offer The diamond up for auction is the second largest ever found in Sierra Leone. A much anticipated auction for one of the world's largest diamonds fizzled on Thursday when the government of Sierra Leone rejected a $7.8 million bid for the rough, egg-sized stone, saying it failed to meet its own valuation. The 709-carat gem is the second largest ever discovered in the West African country and was unearthed in March in the eastern Kono region by a Christian pastor who gave it to the government to handle the sale   Read More ...
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Giant Diamond Auction Fails as Sierra Leone Rejects Offer
Giant Diamond Auction Fails as Sierra Leone Rejects Offer FREETOWN — A much anticipated auction for one of the world's largest diamonds fizzled on Thursday when the government of Sierra Leone rejected a $7.8 million bid for the rough, egg-sized stone, saying it failed to meet its own valuation. The 709-carat gem is the second largest ever discovered in the West African country and was unearthed in March in the eastern Kono region by a Christian pastor who gave it to the government to handle the sale   Read More ...
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Giant diamond auction fails as Sierra Leone rejects offer
Giant diamond auction fails as Sierra Leone rejects offer FREETOWN A much anticipated auction for one of the world's largest diamonds fizzled on Thursday when the government of Sierra Leone rejected a $7.8 million bid for the rough, egg-sized stone, saying it failed to meet its own valuation. The 709-carat gem is the second largest ever discovered in the West African country and was unearthed in March in the eastern Kono region by a Christian pastor who gave it to the government to handle the sale   Read More ...
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$7.7 million bid for Sierra Leone 709-carat diamond fails
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone official says a $7.7 million bid for a 709-carat diamond has failed because it didn't meet the government's target price. The diamond discovered in March caused a sensation and is the second-largest ever found in this West African nation. The gem, a bit smaller than a hockey puck, is among the 20 largest diamonds ever found   Read More ...
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GERALD METALS ON THE SPOTLIGHT AS ACCUSATIONS OF BRIBERY SHEDS LIGHT ON THE US-BASED MINING COMPANY’S OPERATIONS IN SIERRA LEONE
GERALD METALS ON THE SPOTLIGHT AS ACCUSATIONS OF BRIBERY SHEDS LIGHT ON THE US-BASED MINING COMPANY’S OPERATIONS IN SIERRA LEONE Gerald Metals have taken the unprecedented steps to withdraw the mining license from Timis Mining and it seems the Stamford, Connecticut-based dealer in Metals-turned mining company, seems bent on influencing the way things play out on the ground in Sierra Leone as it positions itself to be the main player in the iron ore mining business on the ground in the West African State   Read More ...
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Nova Scotia connection to Sierra Leone a highlight of navy deployment
Nova Scotia connection to Sierra Leone a highlight of navy deployment Two Royal Canadian Navy sister ships have returned to Halifax after spending just over two months in West Africa. “It was really just a great trip and the word going around the ship is what a spiritually rewarding deployment it was,” said Lt.-Cmdr. Paul Smith, the commanding officer of HMCS Summerside. Smith, alongside the crew of HMCS Moncton, the other Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel that was deployed, visited five West African ports during their travels   Read More ...
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KQ’s Sierra Leone fare to rise by Sh8,000 on new tax
Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ passengers flying to Sierra Leone will have to pay $80 (Sh8,000) extra for their return tickets after the government introduced a new tax to pay for security equipment installed at the country’s main airport.   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone on edge over presidential term limit
Sierra Leone on edge over presidential term limit Freetown. Last month, the youth wing of Sierra Leone’s ruling All People’s Congress (APC) endorsed a motion declaring Ernest Bai Koroma chairman for life. It was unclear what that eyebrow-raising move means outside the party, but it certainly fuelled an already fiery atmosphere occasioned by the so-called ‘More Time’ campaign. Sierra Leone’s constitution provides for two five-year terms limit for the president   Read More ...
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Police free women trafficked from Sierra Leone to Kuwait
Victims forced to work as domestic helpers. KUWAIT: Anti-vice and human trafficking police arrested a gang that trafficked in people, led by a Ugandan national who brought women from Sierra Leone. According to investigations, the prime suspect (identified in the Interior Ministry’s report by his initials ‘S.M’) smuggled the women to Guinea by land, making authorities there believe that they were heading to Senegal   Read More ...
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Ebola nurse says she is going BACK to Sierra Leone for first time since catching deadly virus
Ebola nurse says she is going BACK to Sierra Leone for first time since catching deadly virus Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is returning to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting the killer virus there. Ms Cafferkey contracted Ebola in 2014 and has suffered a series of further health scares due to complications linked to the disease. At one stage she was close to death. The 41-year-old also faced disciplinary proceedings over events surrounding her return to the UK for which she was later cleared   Read More ...
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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone
Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who survived Ebola, is to return to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting the disease there. She worked as a volunteer in the West African country in 2014, where an epidemic killed almost 4,000 people. Her return next month is to raise funds for children orphaned by the disease and people who survived it   Read More ...
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Pres. Sirleaf to Break Ground for CLSG Project in Sierra Leone
Monrovia — President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will lead an array of heads of state of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire to officially break ground for the CLSG interconnection project on the sideline of the ECOWAS summit slated for June 4, 2017, in Monrovia, Liberia. Heads of State of the ECOWAS will convene a high-level summit in Monrovia, Liberia. On the sideline of this Summit, the official Groundbreaking ceremony of the CLSG interconnection project is being organized   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone Grapples with Mental Health Impact of Ebola
Sierra Leone Grapples with Mental Health Impact of Ebola FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE — With the recent Ebola crisis, officials in Sierra Leone have seen a rise in mental health concerns. Mustapha Kallon's problems are typical. He survived Ebola but lost many family members during the epidemic. "Whenever I think of my parents, I feel depressed," he said. Kallon said he turned to alcohol to cope with his grief. He was still receiving care in the Ebola treatment unit when his parents died from the virus   Read More ...
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KQ Dutch partner resumes flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia
KLM has announced the resumption of flights to Freetown in Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia for the first time in 20 years.   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone ‘divine diamond’ offered for sale
One of the world’s largest diamond discovered in Sierra Leone has been put up for sale, the government announced. The 709 carat uncut diamond found by an evangelic pastor earlier this month, is being sold by international tender, a public notice on Saturday indicates. The Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources pegged the fee for bidding documents at $5,000. Bidders will also have to place a security of $50,000   Read More ...
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Young and pregnant in Sierra Leone
Young and pregnant in Sierra Leone Pregnant girls in Sierra Leone are prevented from attending school, as they are thought to be a bad influence on their peers. In April 2015 - just as schools re-opened after the Ebola crisis - the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology issued a statement banning pregnant girls from mainstream education and from sitting exams. The ban was enforced through invasive physical examinations of the girls   Read More ...
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Police kill at least 1 student demonstrator in Sierra Leone
Police kill at least 1 student demonstrator in Sierra Leone Dakar - Amnesty International says Sierra Leone security forces have killed at least one person and injured two others after opening fire on students demonstrating in the city of Bo. The group said several other were arrested Thursday in Bo. It called police response to demonstrations heavy-handed, urging police to refrain from committing human rights violations and to allow students to safely exercise their freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly   Read More ...
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Massive 706-carat diamond unearthed in Sierra Leone
Massive 706-carat diamond unearthed in Sierra Leone (CNN) -- A pastor has unearthed a massive gem in eastern Sierra Leone. Pastor Emmanuel Momoh, who also works as a miner, discovered the 706-carat diamond in Kono district, the government said in a statement. He handed it over to President Ernest Bai Koroma, who thanked him for not smuggling it out of the country. The President pledged to reward him with some of the proceeds from the sale of the diamond   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village
In this photo taken from video footage, Sierra Leone's Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray hands a diamond during a meeting with delegates of Kono district, where the 706-carat gem was found, at the presidential office in Freetown, Sierra Leone, March 16, 2017. A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation   Read More ...
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Pastor finds 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone
Pastor finds 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone FREETOWN • A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, a discovery that experts said could be the 10th-largest stone ever found. The huge rock was extracted by Mr Emmanuel Momoh, one of the thousands who seek their fortunes in the informal mining sector that dominates the diamond-rich Kono region. As a self-employed miner with a valid government permit, Mr Momoh is entitled to the proceeds of any future sale, except for 4 per cent that the government takes for valuation and export, according to the law, as well as an undetermined level of income tax   Read More ...
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Universiti Limkokwing kampus Sierra Leone dibuka
Universiti Limkokwing kampus Sierra Leone dibuka FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE 17 Mac - Presiden Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma yakin pembukaan kampus Universiti Limkokwing berupaya mencetuskan transformasi dalam kalangan generasi muda di negaranya. Beliau juga yakin inisiatif itu akan memperkukuhkan lagi hubungan dua hala antara Sierra Leone dan Malaysia. “Saya sangat berbesar hati dengan pembukaan kampus Universiti Limkokwing di negara ini dan ia merupakan satu peristiwa bersejarah bagi kami,” katanya ketika berucap merasmikan pembukaan kampus tersebut di sini hari ini   Read More ...
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US$30,000.00 Child Trade Smashed, As Sierra Leone Interpol Agents Arrive In Liberia
US$30,000.00 Child Trade Smashed, As Sierra Leone Interpol Agents Arrive In Liberia According to report, Sierra Leone Interpol agents arrived in Liberia Monday, March 13, 2017 seeking the cooperation of their Liberian counterparts in a syndicate that would have seen the sale of two kids for US$15,000.00 each. A local daily reported here today, that the syndicate was smashed last week when Tubmanburg police detachment in western Liberia arrested two Sierra Leoneans former inmates negotiating the sale of the kids; the under aged children were being sold for US$15,000   Read More ...
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Pastor findet Riesendiamant in Sierra Leone
Pastor findet Riesendiamant in Sierra Leone Sierra Leones Minister für Minen und Bodenschätze, Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray, präsentiert den 706 Karat schweren Diamanten, den ein Pastor gefunden und der Regierung geschenkt hat. (KEYSTONE/AP SLBC) Ein Pastor hat in Sierra Leone einen 706 Karat schweren Diamanten gefunden - einen der grössten, die je entdeckt wurden. Der Geistliche Emmanuel Momoh habe den Riesendiamanten dem Präsidenten Ernest Koroma übergeben, wie dessen Büro am Donnerstag mitteilte   Read More ...
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Pastor schenkt Regierung in Sierra Leone einen 706-Karat-Diamanten
FREETOWN - Ein Pastor hat in Sierra Leone einen 706 Karat schweren Diamanten gefunden - einen der grössten, die je entdeckt wurden. Der Geistliche Emmanuel Momoh habe den Riesendiamanten dem Präsidenten Ernest Koroma übergeben, wie dessen Büro am Donnerstag mitteilte.   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village
Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village Pastor Emmanuel Momoh found the 706-carat alluvial diamond in Yakadu village in Sierra Leone's diamond-rich east, and it was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday, said presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay. The gem, a bit smaller than a hockey puck, is the second largest diamond found in Sierra Leone. In 1972, the 968.9-carat Star of Sierra Leone was found by miners and sold for about $2   Read More ...
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Massive 706-carat diamond discovered in Sierra Leone
Massive 706-carat diamond discovered in Sierra Leone FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. Pastor Emmanuel Momoh found the 706-carat alluvial diamond in Yakadu village in Sierra Leone’s diamond-rich east, and it was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday, said presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village
Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. Pastor Emmanuel Momoh found the 706-carat alluvial diamond in Yakadu village in Sierra Leone's diamond-rich east, and it was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday, said presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay   Read More ...
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706-Carat Diamond Unearthed By Pastor In Sierra Leone
706-Carat Diamond Unearthed By Pastor In Sierra Leone Freetown: A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, a discovery that experts said on Thursday could be the 10th largest stone ever found. The huge rock was extracted by Emmanuel Momoh, one of thousands who seek their fortunes in the informal mining sector that dominates the diamond-rich Kono region. As a self-employed miner with a valid government permit, Momoh is entitled to the proceeds of any future sale, except four percent the government takes for valuation and export, according to the law, plus an undetermined level of income tax   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village
Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. Pastor Emmanuel Momoh found the 706-carat alluvial diamond in Yakadu village in Sierra Leone's diamond-rich east, and it was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday, said presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay   Read More ...
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Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond
Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond FREETOWN: A Christian pastor has found one of the world's largest uncut diamonds - weighing 706 carats - in Sierra Leone's eastern Kono region. The stone, a photograph of which was posted on the president's official website, is being stored in the country's central bank, government sources said. A local chief from Kono handed the stone to President Ernest Bai Koroma on behalf of Emmanuel Momoh who made the discovery   Read More ...
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