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President of Sierra Leone Maada Bio declares 12 months state of emergency

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President of Sierra Leone Maada Bio declares 12 months state of emergency – Declaration of a State of Public Emergency by His Excellency, Dr. Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

Fellow citizens:

By the authority vested in me under Subsection 1 of Section 29 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991, Act No. 6 of 199, regarding the declaration of a state of public emergency, it is my opinion that a situation exists which, if allowed to continue, will lead to a state of emergency in Sierra Leone.

The Corona virus disease is a highly infectious disease that constitutes a public emergency of international concern that has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

The rapid global spread of the corona virus poses great risk to human life and can cause enormous socio-economic disruption in Sierra Leone. This situation therefore requires effective measures to prevent, protect, and curtail the spread of the corona virus diseases in Sierra Leone.

Now, THEREFORE, I, JULIUS MAADA BIO, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Supreme Head of State, Grand Commander of the Order of the Republic, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Sierra Leone having regard to the threat that the corona virus disease poses to the lives of the people and the economy of Sierra Leone, and the need to take effective measures to prevent, protect, and curtail the spread of the disease throughout Sierra Leone, do hereby, by this Proclamation, declare that a State of Public Emergency exists in the whole of the Republic of Sierra Leone with effect from today the 24th Day of March 2020 for a period of twelve months.

As I have stated before, I reaffirm the determination of my government to do everything necessary to protect the life of every Sierra Leonean.

This is not a lockdown and nobody must use this as an excuse to hoard goods, hike prices, or engage in acts of lawlessness. This public emergency is not meant to make the lives of Sierra Leoneans difficult or unbearable.

We will continue to deploy the armed forces and Police, as necessary, to enforce compliance with all public health directives.

We believe that the actions that we take as a Government, will have an impact for the well-being of our beloved nation.

I thank you
God Bless the Republic of Sierra Leone

Fashionistas at this year’s AMVCA Awards 2020 in Nigeria

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Fashionistas at this year’s Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) Awards 2020 in Nigeria

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards is an annual accolade presented by Multi-choice recognising outstanding achievement in television and film which is voted by the general public. The inaugural Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards ceremony was first held in Lagos, Nigeria 2013 and was broadcast live in more than 50 countries. Entries into the award ceremony are films and Television series that have been aired on the DSTV channels in the previous year.

Nollywood royalty descended upon Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos last week for the 7th annual edition of this year’s award where the event celebrates the best in African film, morphed into a fashion because Nigerians don’t play at all when it comes to fashion. See below photos of actors, influences, film stakeholder and the slay queens that walked through the red carpet in couture made in Nigeria leaving the rest of Africa talking.

Sierra Leone restricts public gatherings to 100 people or less

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Sierra Leone restricts public gatherings to 100 people or less

Public gatherings of more than 100 people have been restricted to prevent the risk of Corona virus in Sierra Leone.

Davido 1Milli official video reaches over 2 million views on YouTube

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Davido 1Milli official video reaches over 2 million views on YouTube

It has been two weeks since the Nigerian star Davido released his official video 1Milli, the video currently has over 2 million views on his YouTube channel. He also features his baby mama Chioma Roland in the video leaving his fans wondering whether the pictures circulated on social media was their traditional wedding.

The track was taken from his second studio collection ‘A Good Time’. As Produced by Seyi Keyz and co composed by Adekunle Gold.

First Lady of Sierra Leone Fatima Bio visits to the Gambia

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First Lady of Sierra Leone Fatima Bio visits to the Gambia and full interview with The Fatu Network|The First Heroes Awards 2020

Watch the full interview below on I Rep Salone of First Lady of Sierra Leone visits to the Gambia 2020 – Interview with The Fatu Network as well as attending The Heroes Awards 2020

  • During the interview she talks about her recent wedding and how the money spent on the wedding was their own personal money not Sierra Leone resources.
  • She also talks about hands off our girls and the initiative behind the sanitary pads campaign and why girls are dropping out of school as a result of that.
  • She talks about the challenges and issues women and girls faced in Sierra Leone including Africa.
  • She also clarifies where she was born (Kono) since people are getting it confusing whether she was born in Sierra Leone or in the Gambia

Some people are saying was it the right move for her travelling due to the Corona virus outbreak.. What do you say?

Watch full interview why the first lady visits the Gambia and her hands off our girls campaign including her wedding….

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita have been tested positive for Corona Virus

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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita have been tested positive for Corona Virus – Actor Tom Hanks tests positive for coronavirus

Hanks revealed on his social media profiles him and his wife Rita are tested positive for the virus after they fell ill in Australia during a filming session.

This is the post he made on his Twitter profile few hours ago

Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.

Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?

We’ll keep the world posted and updated.

Take care of yourselves!

Hanx!

Mufti Menk Commends Religious Tolerance during his visits to Sierra Leone

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Mufti Menk Commends Religious Tolerance in Sierra Leone – Mufti Menk Commends Religious Tolerance during his visits to Sierra Leone

National Stadium, Freetown , Friday 6 March 2020 – Popular Zimbabwean Islamic Scholar, Mufti Menk, in his message on “Building Bridges”, has commended Sierra Leoneans for maintaining religious tolerance in the small West African nation.