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

Press Attaché of the Sierra Leone Embassy in China John BaimbaSesay has declared his intention to run for the parliamentary seat of Constituency 034, Bombali District in the coming March 2018 elections. In an interview with John Baimba said the time is right for him to represent his people and want to do it with[…]

Running Mate of the All Peoples Congress (APC) deputy Speaker of the House Hon. ChernorMaju Bah has said that if they win the coming elections, their mandate would be to improve the lives of women and youths as they are the rock of the country’s development. He made this statement after they returned from Makeni[…]

National Publicity Secretary of the All Peoples Congress (APC) who doubles as Deputy Minister of Information Cornelius Deveaux has told Awoko that the choice of the party going into March 2018 elections is the best for the party and they will win the elections first round. He said it was a rigorous process but at[…]

Although the nature of violence recorded in past elections in Sierra Leone is less severe to that of other countries the need to prevent violence in the 2018 general elections have become a concern for both the international and local communities. On Wednesday 18 October 2017, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown, the Minister[…]

The new European Union (EU) Head of Delegation, Ambassador Tom Vens, has said that they are very happy with Sierra Leone for its peace and stability that reigns and called for more concerted effort to keep it going during and after elections. He made this statement at the EU House at Leicester Peak on Tuesday[…]

UNFPA held frank-discussions with women affected by the mudslide and flooding on Tuesday 17 October 2017, at the Juba IDP Camp about the myths and misconceptions about family planning methods and sexual reproductive health. Discussions were centred around the fear women face in their homes where the men think that by accessing family planning services[…]

The Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) is set to host the first produce fair that will hopefully strengthen and create international exposure for over 100 farmers through 60 cooperative groups across the country. It’s no secret that produce from Sierra Leone has lost their credibility on the international market, which is negatively affecting the country’s economy[…]

Since the landslide and flooding disaster on 14 August 2017 that displaced families and damaged property, some young pupils who were displaced have been out of school. Secondary schools resumed around 11 September 2017 but the pupils at the Juba IDP camp are still not in school. Isata, a mother of two, complained of inadequate[…]

Valued at $21.526m and ranked as the 7th most valuable telecoms brand in the world, Orange Sierra Leone was yesterday officially launched at the pristine sea-view front of the Lagoonda entertainment complex, Aberdeen. The launch of this 51st most valuable global brand, according to Brand Finance’s 2017 ‘Telecom 500′ report- struck the last nail that[…]

GenKey Solutions (Plaintiff), a company that delivers large-scale biometric identity equipment has filed a lawsuit against the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) (Defendants) on the grounds of whether there was a breach of procurement procedures in the procurement of biometric registration kits for the 2017 civil registration process. The matter was heard before Justice Miata Samba on Tuesday 17 October 2017, at the Fast Track Commercial Court in Freetown. According to counsel for the Plaintiff, Africanus Sesay, “the decision to award the contract to SMRT Co. Ltd., was irrational. They failed to fulfil the requirements set out in the bid opening checklist.” The Counsel submitted that the defendant disgracefully violated administrative procedures, procurement laws [...]