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

Supreme Court of Sierra Leone chaired by Acting Chief Justice Valesius Thomas yesterday 30th July ruled in favour of Plaintiff Alie Issa Bangura’s injunction appeal to restrain the current executive of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) not to conduct or organise any lower or upper level elections until the court has passed a final[…]

In a bid to strengthen public financial management by way of consolidating government’s receipts and payments through the banking system, government through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, is on the final leg of implementing a Treasury Single Account (TSA) and Consultant Experts say it will be up and running in the next 6-8[…]

The century-old Wilberforce village market, which had become an eyesore is to be replaced by an ultra-modern one. The market which is situated between Regent and Lumley Roads at Wilberforce, will according to Mayor Bode Gibson be built within ten months at a cost of Le2.4 billion. He told Awoko this week while disclosing the[…]

The President of Africa Felix Juice LLP Claudio Scotto has said that his factory could not produce even when they had pineapple concentrate available because one of their expatriate staff could not come into the country due to the Ebola outbreak. He spoke to Awoko from London saying it was difficult to find customers as[…]

In order to be able to rule out the practice of injustice, the Director of Don Bosco Fambul, Brother Lothar Wagner, has called for the immediate release of 80 inmates (prisoners) who have been in custody at the former Freetown Prison at Pademba Road, now known as ‘Male Correctional Service’ for over three years without[…]

As a result of an increase in juvenile victims as well as offenders in Freetown, the NCO Crime at the Family Support Unit (FSU) of the Central Police Station, Moses Fofanah has called on government and child-support agencies and organizations to improve on the welfare of juveniles while in custody. He made this call in[…]

As a way of showing their commitment in ensuring Kailahun District maintains its ebola free status with over 200 days without any new infectious cases, the Social Enterprise for Development (SEND) Foundation, with funds from DFID emergency ebola response fund, through Welthungerhilfer (WHH) will construct 25 shelters for security personnel at some of the border[…]

Love One Another Campaign is a Christian Organization founded by renowned medical Doctor, Christian T. H. Bell with the sole aim of reaching out to vulnerable and deprived communities in the country. Recently the organization embarked on a series of humanitarian activities targeting ebola affected children in the country especially in the Grafton, Lokomassama, Port[…]

The Civil Society Organization (CSO) Platform which comprises different CSOs in the country has raised concern in the National and Community-level Activities Tracking there is no direct support to ebola survivors in the programme. The CSO Platform funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) includes; ActionAid, Campaign for Good Governance, Center for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL), Center for the Coordination of Youth Activities, Institute for Governance Reform, Budget Advocacy Network and Democracy Sierra Leone. The CSO Platform is aimed at enhancing trust between the citizens and the state. From the Position Paper read by Aminata Kelly- Lamine of the Network Movement for Justice and Democracy (NMJD), it was disclosed that government support to ebola [...]
Pathologist Dr Simeon Owizz Koroma in his medical report yesterday 30th July told Magistrate Seray Wurie of Court No 1 that the autopsy he conducted on the remains of Sheriff Sulaiman Vakie revealed that the deceased's internal organ and other vital body parts were removed and that caused his death. Dr Owizz recalled 9th May 2015 noting that on that particular date he exhumed the remains of the victim at Ngewabu Village, Falla Wondor Chiefdom Kenema District and conducted an autopsy at the grave side. He explained that on the completion of his autopsy examination he reduced his findings to a post-mortem report for which the accused has been in his custody ever since. In his report Dr Owizz said the deceased suffered neurogenic shock due to blunt force and also suffered head [...]