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

Electoral education is an essential electoral process and part of all elections preparedness especially for first time voters who are often swept away by the eagerness and excitement of being part of the process. The education of first time voters is also crucial because the exuberance of first time voters could be easily manipulated by[…]

Five prominent Sierra Leoneans of “good moral stature” were introduced by the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), as members of an Eminent Persons Group (EPG) to aid the Commission in the mediation and settlement of political parties disputes, if or when they arise. The members are: Ibrahim Kamara the deputy Imam Freetown Central Mosque; Kelvin[…]

In his annual scholarship programme, Hon. Chernor Bah on Sunday at the Youyi Building grounds gave 220 pupils scholarships across his former Constituency 110 to the tune of Le100,000,000. Addressing the pupils, Bah told them that at a tender age when he was going to St Edwards he has started helping others with their schools[…]

German Development Cooperation, GIZ, working with West African Health Organisation (WAHO) will meet on Wednesday in Freetown to continue their work in the prevention of pandemics. This cooperation has been implementing the regional programme of support to pandemic prevention in the ECOWAS region (R3P). This programme is supporting pandemic prevention; contributes to the prevention, detection[…]

In Kukuna, mosquito nets are being used to fence vegetable farms. One in every 5 households misuses the nets meant to prevent malaria. Wrong use of mosquito nets needs to be discouraged said Community Health Officer (CHO) Musa Bangura. He encouraged residents of Braimaia Chiefdom, Kambia District, to use bed nets for their intended purposes.[…]

In Mafaray village, child marriage and teenage pregnancy is common, according to the Community Health Officer (CHO) Terena Tholley. She said, “It is really on the high side as the girls don’t go to school. It is really bad.” She said that some parents come to the facility and tell her that they want their[…]

When our representatives in Parliament failed to ably represent their people and got into an unholy alliance with the government, little did many know that most of them will be bowled out wholesale? In the fifty-something grueling years of our existence, most under military and one-party dictatorships, many Sierra Leoneans have not had the opportunity[…]

High Court judge, Bintu Alhadi, said she will pass sentence on a 17-year old boy next Tuesday, 13 February 2018. On Tuesday 6 February 2018 at the Siaka Stevens Street High Court in Freetown, the juvenile pleaded guilty to two charges of Conspiracy and Shop Breaking and Larceny contrary to the Larceny Act of 1916. His particulars of offence states that on the 14 November 2016, the 17-year old, in the company of Abdul Rahman Mansaray (Alkaline), Hassan Kamara (Kao d Nero) and Abdul Bangura (Shakor) broke into the shop of Sama Kamara and stole assorted items worth Le1.2 million. His defence counsel Cecelia Tucker of the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board asked the Court to offer the juvenile a chance to make good use of his life. She noted that he was a first time offender and that his [...]
The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said, “With the dignity, health and well-being of millions of girls at stake, there is no time to waste. Together, we can and must end this harmful practice.” Female genital mutilation (FGM/C) is a procedure that involves altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls. The practice also violates their rights to health, security and physical integrity, their right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and their right to life when the procedure results in death. “It's [...]
An annual report released by global digital agencies, “We Are Social and Hootsuite”, reveals that Africa has seen the fastest growth rates in internet penetration, with the number of internet users across the continent increasing by more than 20% compared to 2017. The 'Digital in 2018' report shows that over half of the world's population is now online (4.021 billion), with the latest data showing that nearly a quarter of a billion new users came online for the first time in 2017. Key Findings: *Much of this year's growth in internet users has been driven by more affordable smartphones and mobile data plans. *Users in Africa are up by more than 20%, with the reported number of internet users in Mali increasing by almost 6 times since January 2017. *The number of [...]