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

After years of challenges in opening up their new campus, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) has finally started operations in Sierra Leone with 1,200 students. The campus was established last month making it the fourth LUCT campus on the continent after others in Swaziland, Lesotho and Botswana, which is the biggest and oldest LUCT[…]

As he concludes his maiden tour of various battalions around the Country, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has disclosed that he is working on an immediate and long term plan for the Military. Lieutenant-General, John Milton confirmed to Awoko that from all battalions visited his men were in high spirits, despite some of the[…]

At least two youths were shot by police in Kabala on Tuesday after they protested the relocation of a proposed youth village in the town. When youths heard that the youth village, which would be financed by international aid money and would offer job training and an agricultural facility, would be relocated, they made plans[…]

The recurrence of youths’ confrontation with the Sierra Leone Police is becoming an alarming issue. This is because it always results in chaos and in most cases – fatalities. Awoko’s Edna Smalle was out on Thursday to get the public’s opinion on the issue… Santigie: business man I feel sorry for the people in the[…]

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has decided to reach effective application of the common external tariff from Jan. 1, 2017 by the whole of its 15 member states. A release stated that the decision was reached on Monday night in Cotonou. It is noted that the decision had become imperative as only[…]

On Thursday, The Director of Public Prosecution Sulaiman Bah strongly argued that accused Baimba Moi Foray alias LAC, Foday Amara Kamara alias G-Fag and Avril Oreh Renner did conspire to murder Sydney Buckle Jr. alias DJ Cleff in May 2015. DPP made this statement while he was addressing presiding Judge, Justice Alusine Sesay and members[…]

Dressed in a swaggering black and red baseball cap, tightly fitted black tube top, pink skin tights and flat shoes with a matching purse; she stood under the drizzling rain braving the cold evening wind without an umbrella or a windbreaker dragging deep on a cigarette while looking for clients. Awoko Entertainment caught-up with Isatu Bangura 20yrs (not her real name), - a commercial sex worker to narrate her story. After few minutes of making small talk and giving her a can of Carlsberg stout she decided to narrate her story. This is the confession of a prostitute. “I was living with my parents attending secondary school. When I got to Senior Secondary School 3 (SSIII) I wanted to stop going to school but my parents won't let me. They wanted me to study and go to college [...]

Heather Maxwell, the producer and host of the award winning radio program “Music Time in Africa” who is also the African Music Editor for the Voice of America (VOA) recently made a brief visit to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Heather is an ethnomusicologist with a Ph.D. from Indiana University specializing in African Music. She is[…]

Marketing Communications Specialist and business consultant, Vickie Remoe has recently launched Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) new beer  King Leone and the Mi Na King campaign. The campaign seeks Sierra Leonean men with stamina, strength and vigour, who are courageous and adventurous, since these are the qualities of the King Leone brand. Vickie Remoe explained[…]

The Director General of Sierra Leone Correctional Service (SLCS), Sanfa Bilo Kamara has recently told the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Internal Affairs about the numerous challenges the institution is facing. He reiterated that in 2014 the name Pademba Road Prisons was transformed to Correctional Centre through an Act of Parliament. He informed the Committee that the Correctional Service is at present having nineteen correctional centres across the country. Sanfa Bilo Kamara however noted that despite the numerous achievements made by the Sierra Leone Correctional Service, they are still experiencing serious operational challenges, including huge overcrowding. The Director General disclosed that there are currently three thousand six hundred and sixteen 3,616 inmates [...]