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The remains of the late Alex Tamba Brima aka Gullit, a Special Court convict and Former member of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) have been handed over to the family after an autopsy conducted in King Faisal Hospital in Rwanda, where he passed away. According to the autopsy, the cause of death of Brima[…]

Salone will go digital before the next forum-Information Minister As a way of strengthening the exchanges and cooperation between the media authorities and media organizations of China and Africa, the 3rd Forum on China-Africa Media Cooperation has yesterday commenced at the lecture hall of Tower C China Peoples Palace in Beijing, China. This historic event[…]

As a way to promote education and international relation, the International Education and Resource Network (IEARN) through the youth exchange programme with the United States Department of State has on Thursday cheered home 8 pupils from the US and registered their commitment to set another batch in August. Deliberating on the Core initiative of the[…]

China Railway Seventh Group (CRSG) has constructed a Primary School for the Police Community in Jui and have handed it over to the Inspector General of Police Francis Munu in a ceremony that was held yesterday and graced by the Minister of Works Kemoh Sesay and the acting Chinese Ambassador Wang Yi Ming. In his[…]

Sierra Leone preferred telecommunication network- Airtel yesterday presented Le 340 Million ($50k) worth of telecommunications equipment to Njala University Information Communication Technology (ICT) lab at Henry Street, Freetown Campus. Receiving the equipment, the Dean of the school of technology expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to Airtel for capacitating the lab with such equipment, which they were in dire need of. “our dream has come true,” he said. Explaining that they were intending to start a Master's program on ICT but one of their major challenges was lacking an adequately equipped lab. The Dean emphasized that with a well equipped ICT lab “we can now start our masters program.” Airtel's Human Resource Manager, Barry Honor said that ICT is the [...]
The All Peoples Congress (APC) Publicity Secretary Robin Faley has said the Chairman, Leader, Presidential candidate and Parliamentary aspirant for Constituency 050 in Port Loko District Kamarainba Mansaray is delusional believing that the lies he is telling to the world of APC attacking him will make him win the election. In an interview with the Publicity Secretary at the APC Head Office on Monday, he said immediately the report came out last Saturday that APC has attacked him in Lunsar, they instituted an investigation to ascertain the fact and to take immediate action on their supporters if it was true. “To our greatest shock, when we went on the ground, the attack that this man was claiming to have been done by our supporters was a big lie, it was the boys he had hired [...]
The World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone, Perminder Brar, has informed Sierra Leoneans and the government that they will cut off their support to the country if they notice corruption in any government sector. He made this 'strong' statement during the launching of the President's Recovery Priorities in Magburaka town the district headquarters of Tonkolili on Monday 20th June 2016. The World Bank boss said the issue of corruption remains a major factor toward the development of the country which needs to be looked at with all utmost seriousness, pointing out that if the 'pay no bribe' campaign is embraced by all Sierra Leoneans the country will project in a not too distant future. Mr. Brar said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first in Guinea which was followed [...]
Some six months after cabinet approved the national land policy, there are fears that its ground-breaking provisions may not see the light of day, soon or at all. This year, the government allocated the sum of Le 3.1 billion (about US$ 492,000) in its annual budget to the Ministry of Lands to “support land planning and management and the “execution of the national land policy”. Five months into the year, the ministry has not received any money from this allocation for land policy implementation. Over the years, many government institutions have consistently complained that budget allocations do not translate into actual monies received, as they routinely are able to access only a fraction of allocated public funds, often belatedly. This practice can throw even the best [...]
A second hand clothing (junks) trader, Alimamy Bangura of Dauda town has made his appearance in the magistrate court in Kenema before the presiding magistrate Alhaji Sulaiman Koroma on one count charge of sexual offence. According to the particulars of offence the accused was charged on the offence of meeting a child for sexual purpose contrary to section 23 (1) (A) of the sexual offences Act no 12 of 2012. The accused person on 6th June 2016 went on his usual business tour at Dauda town section to collect money within the Dauda town area. He saw a 9 years old class six pupil at the opposite house and he called her. There was nobody around, so he held the hand of the child and went with her behind the house into the toilet. A man who spotted the scene from far distance came to [...]
In the ongoing trial for the murder of David Sydney Buckle Jr. alias DJ Cleff, the prosecution on Monday closed their case against popular and renowned herbalist Baimba Moi Foray alias LA Chocolate, Avril Oreh Renner and Foday Amara Kamara alias G Fag. According to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Sulaiman Bah 17 witnesses including the security officer attached to LAC testified in the proceedings, which started on 17th September 2015, presided by Justice Alusine Sesay. Baimba Moi Foray alias LAC and Avril Oreh Renner were on 3rd of July 2015 charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder while the 2nd accused Foday Amara Kamara who was on the run for over a month was captured in Kono and was charged on 2nd September 2015 for the same offences. Before closing [...]