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

Presidential candidates will face each other and the nation, tonight, 15 February 2018, in a much-anticipated debate of ideologies, strategies and goals for governance. Six men from six political parties, across the political spectrum will stand before the people of Sierra Leone. The seventh man on stage will be our own, Hassan Arouni, on loan[…]

The All People’s Congress (APC) Mayoral candidate, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, has called on all supporters to remember that dancing and street carnivals will not win the elections for the party but their voting will. She called on all APC supporters who have not collected their voter ID cards to do so now so that all the[…]

The National Grand Coalition (NGC) manifesto 2018 has committed to improving affordable and access to decent homes for all working Sierra Leoneans and their families. The housing units will be developed targeting vulnerable and marginalized segments of society. This will be achieved by employing innovative construction techniques and creative financial models to ensure that citizens[…]

At a public lecture at the Amphitheatre at Fourah Bay College (FBC) on Tuesday 13 February 2018, Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella said that only professionalism will fix the broken state of Sierra Leone. “People talk as if they know everything and when professionals makes analysis, they say it is simple and it is just common sense.[…]

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) Voters Training and Education Officer in Kailahun District, Thomas Tamba Taylor, and the Kenema District NEC Coordinator, Bockarie M. Vandi, disclosed they still have more than 5,000 voters identification cards each to be collected in their respective offices. After the completion of the registration process, NEC allowed two-weeks for people[…]

Advocating for gender equality in development and political governance in the 2018 elections and beyond, women in Kailahun, Kenema and Kono on the 12 and 13 February 2018 launched the Eastern Region Women Manifesto at the Kailahun Court Barry and Peace Garden, respectively. Both launchings started with processions of women, girls, school pupils, motorbike riders,[…]

Resident along the 17-mile Kailahun-Pendembu Road celebrated on Tuesday 13 February 2018 when the Chinese construction company, CHICO, spread the first layer of concrete. Over the years, concerned citizens living and doing business in Kailahun District have been calling for the construction of the only road linking them with Liberia. Many people describe the Matotoka-Kono[…]

Though it’s been six months since the mudslide and flooding at Motormeh, the aftermath of this ghastly disaster can be vividly seen in the community. The hills and the relics of once magnificent structures stand bare like a desolate war torn village. Trauma, poverty and hunger lines the faces of the survivors. Some are haunted[…]

The holy month of Lent began on 14 February 2018. Ash Wednesday is the observance of the redemption of the human race by Jesus. It is the beginning of the forty days of penance, which is marked with the symbol of ashes, which is used in the liturgy. The use of dried, burnt palm leaves[…]

Augusta Steven Sankoh, a nurse, is accused of Child Cruelty and been remanded at the Correctional Centre in Kenema after making her first appearance in the Magistrate Court before Magistrate Joseph Tobi. The victim is a 13-year old, class 4 pupil, at the Islamic Primary School in Kenema. She testified that her guardian, Augusta Steven[…]