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

As former Vice President (VP) Alhaji Chief Sam Sumana patiently awaits Supreme Court ruling, his Lawyer Charles Francis Margai has said that they will only consider taking the matter to the ECOWAS Court “if Supreme Court ruled against” them. Speaking to journalists at his Rawdon Street Chambers, Lawyer Charles Margai said Alhaji Samsumana had earlier[…]

Director of Communications in the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) has said there is no ebola case in the country right now. He made this comment yesterday during a telephone interview with Awoko. The Director of Communications said that on the 28th of August there was a reported death case of ebola from Tonko Limba[…]

The Mayor of Kenema City Council, Joseph Samba Keifala has accused the central government of unfairness in the distribution of resources from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) and particularly to the people of Kenema district. He expressed his disgust with government during a meeting of the National Security Coordinating Group (NSCG) held at the district[…]

A society that is responsive and responsible, cares for the private and public welfare of everyone. It ensures that the progress of men does not diminish that of women and that the progress of one woman does not diminish the progress of another woman” says Country Director of Social Enterprise Development (SEND) foundation, Joseph Ayamga.[…]

The Leader and Chairman of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) Charles Francis Margai has said that since the All Political Party Association (APPA) has elected an unqualified interim chairperson, “PMDC has ceased to be an APPA member.” He made this pronouncement at a press briefing in his Chambers at Rawdon Street. Mr. Margai[…]

There are currently serious sanitary and hygiene challenges at the Kenema Government hospital which if not immediately remedied could have extreme health hazards on the very patients admitted for treatment at the hospital. The entire toilet and sanitary systems of the hospital have collapsed with human faeces and smell of urine felt in almost all[…]

Flag bearer aspirant of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Alpha Osman Timbo has told a cross section of Editors that the problems within the party started when retired Maada Bio was allowed to continue in office after he lost the last presidential election. Speaking to a selected core of Editors at a dinner at[…]

“Sexual and domestic violence cases are still on the increase in Kailahun District. If you look at the statistics, since January to date, we have recorded over two hundred cases on sexual and domestic violence, including teenage pregnancy” says the Family Support Unit (FSU) line manager in Kailahun, Alpha Koroma. According to him, presently they are investigating a case of an alleged rape of a girl between the age of 11 and 12 years by a group of men who took to their heels when the police went to the scene. He cited Section 57 of the Child's Rights Act 2007, that makes provision for FSU to investigate all issues related to children, which they (FSU) have been doing over the years by charging cases to Court and had lost most of them, simply because of the medical [...]
You might have mixed feelings about Kono district just now because of the seeming no love lost relationship among very prominent sons and daughters of that soil. However one thing will always remain and that is that Kono has for a long time played a remarkable role in especially the economic and political spheres of the rugged history of this raped paradise of a country called sierra Leone. kono is yet the real swinging district when it comes to political support. I took a trip to Koidu City last week after almost three years. I boarded the Sierra Leone Road Transport corporation (SLRTC) bus, one of the old ones they call J Bus…J for Jubilee. You remember the Jubilee Celebrations, Sierra Leone's 50th year of (In) dependent living as a nation. Well that one ended up a little [...]
Many South Africans are coming round to the saying - it is better to build bridges than walls and it is apparent that it is the judiciary that is making the pitch. And whether its an instant hurray will be laid bare on September 22 when judge Bert Bam delivers hi sentencing judgement in the case of eight South African police officers whom he found guilty last week for the murder of 27 year old Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia in 2013. Too gruesome to be remembered. Mido died after he was arrested for parking illegally and obstructing traffic on a busy highway. He was pounced on, kicked and brutalised and eventually handcuffed, tied and hooked to the back of a police van and dragged to the police station about half a mile away. Obviously, he was dead within three hours in his [...]