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

It is important for African leaders to encourage African youth, which is part of the Africa Governance Architecture (AGA). More countries are moving in the right direction with a premium on young people to put comprehensive youth policies and implementation strategies into place, to ensure that young people are educated at all levels. The United Nations[…]

Over a decade ago, the university authorities banned student union activities and elections in all universities across the country. The reason quoted for the ban included allegations of violence during elections. A few months ago, the University authorities lifted the ban, giving a green light to students to continue student union activities and elections. The College[…]

Chief Minister David Francis has called on six defaulting government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to submit their Proactive Disclosure Publication Schemes to the Right to Access Information Commission (RAIC) by 30 May 2019, after failing to meet the first deadline of 1st March, 2019. The proactive disclosure of information is the releasing of information before it[…]

Heavy winds have lifted the zinc roof off the King Fahad Senior Secondary School in Kamalo Town, near Makeni. The disaster occurred on Friday 12th April 2019. The Principal of the School, James Koroma, said they need the immediate intervention of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. Kamalo Town is located in the Sanda Loko Chiefdom,[…]

President Julius Maada Bio delivered a talk at this year’s TED conference in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. The TED conference scheduled for 15-19 April 2019 was for global leaders to meet and brainstorm on “Ideas Worth Spreading”. President Bio was to speak on Leadership. TED conferences will bring together participants and top professionals in the[…]

A veteran Nollywood actor and former Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Zack Orji and Emma Oyilogu have paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Rahman Swarray at his Youyi Building office in Freetown. The purpose of the visit according to the Director of Next Movie Star, Sierra Leone[…]

Between 16 and 17 March 2019, Pankajkumar Panchal, Mohamed Kamara, Osman Kamara and Mohamed Koroma were accused of stabbing Bai Koroma a phone dealer, on Guard Street in Freetown. The accused were charged with forceful imprisonment, wounding, wounding with intent, etc. On Wednesday 17 April 2019, the accused and the victim appeared before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 on Pademba Road. Testifying before the Magistrate, the victim, Koroma, noted that on the date in question, he was at PZ when he received a phone call from his boss on Goderich Street, informing him that his customer, the Indian national was waiting for him at the shop. The witness added that on his arrival at the shop, the first accused, Pankajkumar, told him that he needs a [...]
During the Lenten season, normally from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Christians are expected to fast and cut down on the pleasures they normally cherish. This year the end of the Lenten Season ushers in the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan when our Islamic compatriots have a month-long fasting. The afore-mentioned periods are periods of fasting, charity and almsgiving. What is very much amiss is the fierce hike of prices of commodities especially those that go to make the sunakati, or morning meal. Many Sierra Leones today think doing business or being a trader is an alternative to having some higher education or learning a trade. So today, every available space is used by traders, even along prohibited streets causing terrible traffic congestion. It is also true that there is [...]

Elongima Joseph Amara, a handball coach in the Eastern region said they are going to organize a 2-day handball competition in Kenema. He said the competition will be played over the weekend between African United Handball team from Freetown and Camp Kenema Handball team. Both teams will engage themselves during the 2 days the 20-21[…]

Two young Sierra Leone table tennis players, Bredford Sawyer and Mohamed Kamara, have been invited for a week-long continental training in Ghana, according to the Technical Director of Sierra Leone Table Tennis Association, coach Bobson. Coach Bobson said they were invited because of their performances during the cadet and junior championship in Ghana that ended recently. Ibrahim[…]