On the re-opening of SLPP Office … “We would never encourage violence” John Benjamin...

Assistant Superintendent of the Correctional Service Centre, Junior Siaba Kargbo on Friday, 5th February 2016 explained to a cross section of journalists at the central police station on why he disrupts the marriage activity of one Marie Samura. According to Junior Siaka Kargbo, he had legally wedded Marie Samura on June 30th 1996 with a[…]

Parliament has ratified a new agreement between the Government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) and Bollore Freetown Terminal limited (FTL) leading to the Government owning 20 percent shares of the company and the government in turn granting Bollore FTL 50 percent exemption on its income tax liabilities for 10 years. As part of the agreement, Bollore[…]

A consortium of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) led by World Vision Sierra Leone, Catholic Relief Services (CRS),World Hope International and BRAC Sierra Leone with funding from UK aid has commenced a one year project to  rebuild  Livelihoods of Ebola affected Petty Traders in Sierra Leone. Bintu Moseray, Livelihood Adviser, World Vision Sierra Leone explained the[…]

The ISU Engineering and Construction Company, a South Korean company, has officially handed over the newly reconstructed and upgraded Kenema-Pendembu road to the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA). The reconstruction and upgrading of the road, which started in January 2010 and completed in December 2015, cost ninety million United States dollars (US$90m). Public Relations Officer[…]

Sierra Leone may be set to get a new diamond cutting and polishing company, according to reports on StarAfrica.com The development, which is thought to be as a result of a business delegation visit recently that included dozens of Dutch investors accompanied by the Dutch trade minister, Lilianne Ploumen, and organized by the Dutch government[…]

The regulatory agency for Sierra Leone’s produce sector has announced new prices for cocoa beans citing change in market dynamics at the international level. The Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board (SLPMB) in a public statement seen by Awoko notes its indicative price for cocoa beans has been reduced to Le13,000 ($3) per kilo, while coffee[…]

The Nigerian-owned airline Arik is set to resume its flights to Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. The airline said in a statement its first flight from Lagos to Freetown is expected on February 23rd. It will be the first flight linking Nigeria and Sierra Leone by a Nigerian airline in over 18 months, since Arik followed[…]

Seven-year old Kadijatu S. Barrie, a Class II pupil of the Bethel Primary School is a recent discovery of a child with tumour and her situation has worsened as the tumour has taken over half her face. Little Kadijatu is praying and appealing for a humanitarian organisation, an individual philanthropist or group of philanthropists to[…]

Commissioner for the Energy Transition Commission of the United Nations, Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkela has said that Sierra Leone needs robust energy policies to help strengthen the country’s energy sector and foster economic development. Dr. Yumkela made this statement during a public lecture organized by the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers to discuss eminent issues[…]

Lawyers for embattled SLPP politician Alie Kabba plan to storm the Law Courts building today with a motion to quash the Committal Order handed down by Magistrate Seray-Wurie. The Lawyers will be asking the High Court to impose an ‘Order of Certiorari’ because they allege that, Magistrate Seray-Wurie failed to give Alie Kabba the “right[…]