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

Forty-five years ago today, on July 29, 1971, leaders of China and Sierra Leone made a historic decision to establish diplomatic relations, opening a new chapter in the history of the friendly relations between the two countries. “Bosom friends make distance irrelevant”. Although China and Sierra Leone are far apart from each other, the two[…]

In his move to reaffirm his organization’s commitment to support the Government of Sierra Leone in its activities to foster inclusive agricultural development and rural transformation, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze has accepted a special invitation from the Government and the people of Sierra Leone to[…]

Lumley Beach was bustling with activity on Thursday as a small army of volunteers and laborers worked to clear away the piles of seaweed that covered the golden sands of the beach. Officials say the seaweed is an environmental problem, and threatens to drive away tourist from one of the country’s premier destinations for visitors.[…]

The broadcasted delegate convention of the opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) which was scheduled for the 19th, 20th, and 21st August 2016 will be deferred “because of the prevailing circumstances”. This was disclosed by one of the aspirants for the position of National Publicity Secretary SLPP, Mr. Kalilu Ibrahim Totangi, who has been an[…]

It seems like every day the local Sierra Leone newspapers carry a story about another promise of Chinese aid or investment, another meeting in which Sierra Leonean and Chinese officials proclaim the warm, eternal friendship between the two countries. This Friday marks the 45th anniversary of China and Sierra Leone’s friendship  or at least, its[…]

Whenever I have leisure time, I like to read. I love to read a lot of non-fiction and memoirs. I enjoy learning a lot about people in their backgrounds. When I came to Sierra Leone, I have been reading a lot of Aminata Forna. Aminata Forna is a Scottish born author who was raised between[…]

The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Information has visited the Right to Access Information Commission (RAIC) to follow up on the progress made so far on the implementation of the Right to Access Information Act. Addressing the Committee, the Chairman/Information Commissioner, RAIC, Mr. Unisa Sesay said the Commission is poised to carry out its mandate to[…]

The Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board secured discharges for three accused persons who were standing trial at the Ross Road High Court on Tuesday, July 26. The accused persons were charged with very serious offences ranging from manslaughter to robbery with violence and wounding with intent. One of the accused, Sorie Sesay was charged with Manslaughter and had been in detention, most of the time on remand, since he was arrested on 13 June 2015 and taken to the Kissy Mess Mess Police Station for allegedly murdering one Ismael Turay of Wellington. The case against him was committed to the High Court in January 2016 where he made eleven appearances before his discharge. Mohamed Conteh was charged with robbery with violence and had been on remand since his arrest in July 2015. He is [...]
Senior accountant Alusine Chernor Abass Kargbo on Tuesday appeared in Court in an ongoing Preliminary Investigations (PI) of alleged domestic violence before Magistrate Albert Moody. Kargbo was arraigned in court in August 2015 for allegedly beating his wife Isata Kargbo of 11years. According to police reports Kargbo was arraigned on three count charges of domestic violence and the particulars of offence states that Kargbo being in a domestic relationship with Isata Kargbo to wit his wife did emotionally and physically abuse her on diverse dates in 2015. Since the inception of the matter at Magistrate Court in August 2015, the prosecution presented their case against the defendant, calling on witnesses and providing evidences to substantiate their claim and on that note [...]

Despite growing concerns about leaking pipes, blocked toilets, electrical fault and unfinished buildings within the Games Village, Sierra Leone Olympic delegation has expressed delight for being placed in apartment 31. It was earlier reported that the Australian Olympic Committee moved their athletes into hotels while issues at their village apartment; including leaking pipes, blocked toilets[…]