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

The Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have confirmed the outbreak of the Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Sierra Leone. It has now become clear that the pest is everywhere in the country and already causing serious damage to crops like maize. The scale of[…]

With the emergence of more political parties and coalitions, a former Councilor of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) in Kono, Mariama S. Turay-Allieu, from 2008 to 2012 has defected to the Coalition for Change (C4C). It’s no secret that the C4C is still in the process of becoming a fully registered political party with[…]

As a way of preparing for the political task ahead, more than 100 female aspirants from Kono, Kenema and Kailahun concluded a three-day training session on leadership and advocacy techniques in Kenema. The training was part of the promoting Women participation in Governance project undertaken by the Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD) and[…]

Securiport, Sierra Leone’s Trusted Airport Security Partner has brought enough trust to the country that international agencies and airlines have commended them of the safety of the airport over the years. Securiport has shown the strength to Combat terrorism and Illegal Migration in Sierra Leone and Africa and they were commended during the World Border[…]

Chinese Military Medical team working at the 34 Military hospital yesterday Thursday launched a $10 million USD Prevention and Control Centre for Infectious Diseases where major tests including DNA will be done. The Chinese Team Leader, Professor Guo, said he was happy that the Sierra Leone military especially Brigadier Foday Sahr has been giving them[…]

Continuing with her representation in the local Council, Councilor Aminata Koroma (SLPP) in Kenema district, representing Ward 32 Constituency 011 is on the verge of applying for her Party symbol to contest in the 2018 election. Councilor Koroma explained she was from the northern region, Buya Romende, Tonkolili District, to be specific but transferred to[…]

The new kid on the block, the National Grand Coalition (NGC) has signed up over 200 members from both the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the All People’s Congress (APC) on Thursday 9 November 2017, at the Harry Yansanneh Hall Campbell Street. Key among the new members are the former women’s leader of the[…]

As part of the solution to reduce disaster risk in slum communities in Freetown, the Women's Network on Environmental Sustainability on Thursday engaged the Congo and Oloshoro communities on waste management systems as tools for disaster reduction. Giving an overview of the project, Iyesha Josiah Kamara, internal consultant, WoNES explained about environmental damage and devastating consequences for people's health and well-being. “We don't want to speak only about waste management but what can we do to improve the health status of the community as a key contributor to ensure sustainable development,” said Kamara. Lamenting on the several disaster incidents in the country over the years and the economic loss during such crisis, Kamara said proper waste management is [...]
On 23 Monday 23 October 2017, a Nigerian, Gozie Vdokalssac, was alleged to have been found in possession of 38 wrapped parcels of cocaine weighing 20.7 kg at the Sierra Leone International Air Port at Port Loko. The accused was arraigned before the Court on six charges of Transporting Prohibited Drugs, Importing Prohibited Drugs and Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Drugs to wit cocaine, contrary to Section 7(b) of the National Drugs Act of 2008. On Thursday 9 November 2017, the accused appeared before Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1. Testifying in Court, Idriss Ibrahim Sesay, a close protection officer attached at the Lungi Air Port said he was on duty with regards to the date in question at the Air Port at around 3:49 am when Air Morocco flight [...]
Fatmata Kamara, a 31-year old hairdresser had her baby while she was incarcerated at the Correctional Centre in Freetown. On 8 June 2016, Kamara and her rival, Sama Conteh, who was ten months pregnant had a fight during which Kamara bit her on several parts of her body. Conteh later died as a result of tetanus infliction. When her rival died, she was arrested and charged with murder. Kamara was pregnant during the preliminary investigation at the Magistrate Court and since murder charges were not bailable offences, she was incarcerated at the Correctional Centre. There she had her baby. One year later, Kamara appeared with her baby at the High Court in Freetown to be tried for murder. On 13 July 2017, her defence counsel, Philip I. Mamie raised the issue of bail since she was [...]