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

As the Leader and Chairman of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray wrote to the Inspector General of Police for clearance for a peaceful demonstration against the decision of the Supreme Court that President Koroma has the power to remove his vice President, the Secretary General of the same party David Gbla has[…]

Mr. Parminder S. Brar is the new Country Manager for the World Bank in Sierra Leone, effective yesterday October 1, 2015. He replaces Mr. Francis Ato Brown, who served in the office for the past three years. In this position, his top three priorities will be to: (i) maintain the excellent relationship between the Bank[…]

France’s Orange SA which is in talks with Airtel (SL) to buy out the 100% Indian owned mobile service provider is in the final round of talks to sell its 70 percent stake in its Kenya business, the country’s finance minister said on Thursday, without naming the buyer. Orange is the second international operator to[…]

The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) says that it has committed $3.6 billion in new long-term financing and support for projects in sub-Saharan Africa in fiscal year 2015. The IFC Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Oumar Seydi, said: “IFC’s expanding investments in Africa in 2015 are a reflection of the investment opportunities and[…]

Group Managing Director and CEO, UBA Plc, Mr. Phillips Oduoza has emerged as the 2015 CEO of the year at this year’s 8th annual Ai CEO Investment Summit. This is the second time he is winning the award after winning it first in 2013. He was named the winner from a long shortlist that included[…]

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) will today start engaging stakeholders on the benefit and impact of the activity based budgeting approach in Sierra Leone at the Miata Conference Center at Brookfield’s in Freetown. The ministry officers will engage stakeholders like Ministers, Members of Parliament, Civil Society Organizations, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs),[…]

The ‘Employee Volunteering Month’ initiated by Standard Chartered Bank on September 21st continues on to October 20th when it will end. With over 8,000 staff in Africa, the Bank encourages its staff to use their interests and skills to help out in the local communities in which it is based to make a real difference.[…]

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) has issued a stern warning that he will order the arrest and prosecution of people still engaged in secret washing of dead bodies which contravenes laid down anti ebola protocols established by health authorities. “We will search and arrest anyone reported to be engaged[…]

A three-day Ebola (Ad 5 – EBOV) Vaccine Phase II Clinical Training for Investigators ahead of the vaccine initiation in Sierra Leone has started at the Shangri La Resort conference hall Aberdeen in Freetown. Organized by the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology China, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, the systematic training tool[…]

Action Contraire la Faim (ACF) in collaboration with the Scaling up Nutrition initiative (SUN) and other partners yesterday officially launched the “Good Nutrition: Key for a Healthy Nation” documentary and sensitization song. Held in the Office of the Vice President, at Tower Hill, both public and private sectors witnessed the documentary production designed by ACF,[…]