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2013-02-11 13:30:34 Le1.3 Million or Two Month Jail for Loitering [Concord]Freetown -Magistrate Komba Kamanda of court No. 2 yesterday slammed a Le1.3 million fine (Le130,000 each) or an alternative of two month imprisonment on thirteen accused persons - Amara Kajuei, Abu Bakarr Conteh, Foday Barilor, Abdulai Sorkor Kamara, Mohamed Alie Kalokoh, Sheika Samura, Yayah Sellu, Mohamed Sesay, Mohamed Sesay, Mohamed Algalie, Sheik Umar Alpha Sankoh, Plulip Gbaugau and David Kanu - who were docked on one count charge loitering contrary to the law of Sierra Leone.

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Thursday, 12-18-14, 13:42Revenue Service Deputy Commissioner's Suspension a Breach of Contract[SAPA]Johannesburg -The SA Revenue Service (Sars) breached deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay's contract when it suspended him without giving written notice, the Labour Court in Johannesburg found on Thursday.
Thursday, 12-18-14, 13:16Chief Sitentu Mpasi Dies[New Era]The Ukwangali tribal chief Hompa Daniel Sitentu Mpasi yesterday died at Nkurenkuru Health Centre in Kavango West after a long battle with various chronic illnesses. He was 80.
Thursday, 12-18-14, 13:14President Kabila's Troubled Relationship With Katanga[African Arguments]Since the beginning of 2014, electoral fever in the DRC has been on the rise, although presidential elections aren't scheduled before the end of 2016.
Thursday, 12-18-14, 13:11Anti-Gay Legislation Could Defeat Goal to End Aids in Zimbabwe By 2015[IPS]Harare -Despite a mandate to eradicate HIV/AIDS under the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Zimbabwe has done little or nothing to reduce the rate of infection among vulnerable gays and lesbians, say activists here.
Thursday, 12-18-14, 13:08Gambia's HIV/Aids Percentage Stands At 1.9[Daily Observer]The regional AIDS coordinator of the National Aids Secretariat (NAS) in the Lower River Region (LRR) has disclosed that the estimated number of people living with HIV/AIDS in The Gambia currently stands at 19,380, representing a percentage of 1.9.

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