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

Ibrahim Kamara, a member of Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), said talks are being held between the Gov’t of Sierra Leone, including the Vice President Juldeh Jalloh and the Attorney General Priscilla and Ambassador to Switzerland Lans Gberie and FIFA with SLFA President Isha Johansen and FIFA President Infantino, General Secretary Fatma Samoura. Fifa Governance ,[…]

The World Bank Group observed the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Wednesday 17 October 2018, wherein the Bank used the day to draw attention to the goal of ending poverty by 2030, and what it will take to get there. The theme for this year’s event is: Africa’s Youth and the Future of[…]

The trend in governance indicators for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries according to the World Bank has revealed that Sierra Leone Government’s effectiveness worsened from 2006 to 2016 as compared to other SSA countries. “We do not have to put numbers to this issue as it is getting worse, when an indicator is going into the wrong[…]

The National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Chinese Ophthalmologist team to carry out cataract surgery in Kenema. Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Wu Peng said China has established bilateral relationship with Sierra Leone since 1971[…]

The principal of the Islamic Senior Secondary School in Kenema, Brima Saydeena Koroma, has expelled a student and suspended two others for one month with hard labour for smoking marijuana while in uniform near the school. The decision was taken after the senior staff meeting with the principal, to decide on the measure to take[…]

Beaches along Lakka, Tokeh, Lumley and Aberdeen, amongst others, face challenges from climate change to damaging human activities, including sand mining. Twenty-four hours a day, seven-days-a-week, truckloads of sand are being hauled from the beach into Freetown to satisfy the needs of construction companies and contractors. Hundreds of tonnes of sand from the beaches is mined[…]

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for millions of people. The landmark report released on Monday 15 October 2018 by[…]

The Committee on Foreign Affairs in Parliament yesterday Wednesday met with the Head of Delegation of European Union in a tripartite meeting including the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Development and Planning at the conference Hall of the Foreign Ministry. Ambassador Tom Vens said he thinks it is very good for the development of Sierra Leone.[…]

This year’s celebration of the World Food Day in Sierra Leone carried the international theme, “Zero Hunger, our actions today are our future tomorrow.” At the Moyamba junction on Tuesday 16 October 2018, farmers showcased their various food, livestock, crops and vegetables. The Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Jose Graziano[…]

Morlai Kamara is alleged to have sexually abused a 12-year old class four pupil on 21 August 2018 in Ogoo Farm, a neighbourhood near Goderich along the Peninsula Road. Police charged him with Sexual Penetration of a Child contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act No.12 of 2012. He made his first appearance at Magistrate Court No.7 before Magistrate Abdul Sheriff, where the 12-year old testified with the lead prosecutor. The victim said that she knows the accused as his mother’s lover. She said on the 21 August 2018 her mother asked Kamara to watch over her and her sister because she was going out with some of her friends. After the mother left, the accused entered her room and threatened her with a knife if she made any sound. He sexually abused her, she said. The [...]