Sierra Leone, UAE Sign Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement

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Amb.-Timbo-and-UAE-Economy-minister-smiling-after-signing-agreement. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Republic of Sierra Leone last week signed an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement in the commercial Emirati city of Dubai. The Deputy Minister of Economic and Technical Cooperation, His Excellency, Eng. Mohammed al Shemsi represented the UAE and Sierra Leone’s resident Ambassador in...

Saudi Arabia is Not Yet Ready to End Clampdown Against Women’s Right

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Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud Despite moves towards rights for women under King Abdullah before his death, deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud has said the Saudi community “is not convinced about women driving”. The 30-year-old prince, who has amassed increasing powers since his father King Salman came to the throne, said the topic was not about Islam but about cultural norms. “Women...

Ambassador Kamara Clarifies the Smear Campaign over the Kuwaiti House Maids Issue

Ambassador Ibrahim Kamara, Sierra Leone Ambassador to Kuwait
 Ibrahim Bakarr Kamara, Sierra Leone Ambassador to Kuwait  The issue of maltreatment of Sierra Leonean House maids in the State of Kuwait is a subject that has been circulating over the social media for some time now and the conditions reported by the House Maids themselves have been a source of serious concern not only to their relatives and friends at home and abroad but more so to the Government...

Recruitment of Maids to the Arab World Must Be Banned

Migrant domestic workers, hold banners demanding basic labor rights as Lebanese workers, during a march at Beirut's seaside, Lebanon, Sunday, April 28, 2013. More than 200,000 workers mostly women from Asia and Africa work as maids in a country of 4 million people, many also come from places as far as Madagascar and Nepal, but the majority are from Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Eritrea. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Domestic helpers rally in support of an Indonesian maid who was tortured by her employers Generally, the history of maids’ recruitment to the Arab world has oftentimes been a source of misery for the maids themselves and a source of headache for Embassies to which such maids belong. Whosoever has been a resident in the Arab world, especially the Gulf Region, knows the facts of this matter. Hopes...

Female Genital Mutilation: Why Egyptian Girls Fear the Summer

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Cairo, Egypt Summer days: They're what childhood memories are made of, glorious afternoons of unchecked freedom to frolic with friends in the sun, unshackled from the earthly obligations of a math class that never seemed further away. But for millions of schoolgirls in Egypt, this time of year represents something much darker: the start of the female genital mutilation (FGM) season. Mona...

US $35 million grant from King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia to fight Ebola in West Africa

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JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 11, 2014/ — The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has extended a grant of US$35 million to help fight Ebola in West Africa. In a statement to the media on this occasion, Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) (http://www.isdb.org) said that the Ebola fighting programme,...

President Koroma’s First Resident Ambassador in UAE Arrives

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The establishment of a full Sierra Leone diplomatic mission in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has finally become a reality with the arrival of Sierra Leone’s Ambassador-Designate in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 27th August 2014. In an unprecedented national move, the Sierra Leone nationals in the UAE led by their President; Ibrahim Talleh Bah warmly received His Excellency, Siray Alpha Timbo at the...

Prayers Against Ebola Intensified in Saudi Arabia

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In response to His Excellency, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma's call to the nation to stay home for self-reflection and prayers against the deadly Ebola virus on Monday, August 4th, 2014, Ambassador Alhaji Mohamed Sillah Kargbo, President Koroma's envoy to Saudi Arabia, called upon his nationals in Riyadh to converge at the Chancery. The Sierra Leone nationals responded in huge numbers, read...

Sierra Leoneans in Saudi Arabia Pray Against EBOLA

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Sierra Leoneans in Saudi praying against the spread of EbolaUnder the supervision of the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Saudi Arabia, the Sierra Leone Nationals' Union (SLNU) in Riyadh, in collaboration with the Dawa and Guidance Committee, made it a point of national duty to converge at the Chancery on all the four Fridays of the holy month of Ramadan. They met to listen to lectures on the Islamic...

Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Markets Sierra Leone in Saudi Arabia

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Dressed in the traditional African attire, Sierra Leone's new Ambassador in Saudi Arabia and his Staff last Sunday received high-ranking Saudi Government officials, members of the Diplomatic and Consular corps, Saudi and Gulf Investors, among many other dignitaries at a reception hosted at the Riyadh Palace Hotel to celebrate Sierra Leone's 53rd Independence Anniversary. In his opening remarks,...

Ambassador M.S. Kargbo Present Letters of Credence to Saudi Arabia Government

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Sierra Leone's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Alhaji Mohamed Sillah Kargbo has on Monday, 7th April, 2014 presented copies of letters of credence to Saudi Arabia's Deputy Foreign Minister. Presenting the letters to His Royal Highness, Prince Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Excellency Alhaji M.S Kargbo conveyed fraternal...

Senior Citizens in the Gulf Criticize Bahige Annan, the Sierra Leone Consul General in Dubai, UAE

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Under the progressive and result-oriented leadership of His Excellency, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, I believe it should be part of the concerns of every bona fide citizen of Sierra Leone, especially those living in the diaspora, to have an idea about who is representing our country in the various Sierra Leone missions around the world. As a citizen who has dwelt in the Middle East, particularly...

Sierra Leone’s Consul General in Dubai Under Spotlight

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Under the progressive and result-oriented leadership of His Excellency, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, I believe it should be part of the concerns of every bona fide citizen of Sierra Leone, especially those living in the diaspora, to have an idea about who is representing our country in the various Sierra Leone missions around the world. As a citizen who has dwelt in the Middle East, particularly...

Diplomats in Saudi Pay Respect to Late President Kabbah

Saudi Foreign Ministry official Signing the Condolence Book
Diplomats in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh have signed a book of condolence in memory of late Sierra Leone's president, Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah. The book was opened from Monday, 17th March to Thursday, 20th March, 2014. A good number of top diplomats from the Saudi Foreign and International Cooperation Ministry, the United States, Lebanon, UAE, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Brunei –Darussalam,...

Meet Siray Timbo, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Designate to the UAE

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His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed many Sierra Leoneans from various walks of life to high-profile positions in his administration since he assumed power in September 2007. But one of his recent appointments that resonate with his Agenda for Prosperity is that of the Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Architect (Arc.) Siray Alpha Timbo, who has been the Special...