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

The 3 years is not the issue, but how much I can make within 3 years”, says the All Peoples Congress (APC) candidate for the bye-election in Constituency 107, Francis Emmanuel Kowa. He made this disclosure immediately after completing the provisional nomination exercise at the National Electoral Commission (NEC) Western Regional office, whiles responding to[…]

Sierratel yesterday donated the sum of One Hundred Million Leones (Le100m) to the Vice President, Mr. Victor Bockarie Foh as financial support to the victims of the recent flood in the Western Area. Presenting the cheque to the Vice President, the Board Chairperson of Sierratel, Mrs. Alice Onomake said she was presenting the Cheque on[…]

Plan International Sierra Leone has joined the rest of the world in commemorating the ‘International Day of the Girl’ over the weekend. The commemoration is in line with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 66/170. It was adopted on 19th December 2011 to declare 11th October as the ‘International Day of the Girl’, after a[…]

A former child-soldier from Sierra Leone has been released after spending over two years of immigration detention in Minnesota. A U.S. magistrate judge this week ruled that Nelson Kargbo should go free. In a statement released Friday, Kargbo says he just wants to walk outside with his four children and play with them at the[…]

As part of their corporate social responsibilities and as a way of promoting education in the country, the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) over the weekend provided learning materials to 250 pupils and also turned the sod for the construction of sanitation facilities in six schools. This event took place at the Wellington Muslim Association[…]

A-25 year old man, believed to be one Salim Saccoh Jalloh was found hanging to a mango tree with an electric cable firmly tied around his neck and on to a branch of the tree last Saturday at Hegbeima layout near Dan Memorial Private School in Kenema. The incident according to family sources happened in the thick of Friday night. The younger brother of the deceased, Mohamed Jalloh who came from Freetown earlier on Friday, informed this press that on arrival, he met his brother but that by night fall he could not trace his whereabouts, and that he was shocked to see his elder brother dead and hanging to a mango tree with an electric cable around his neck. “I was shocked. I could not believe my eyes,” he cried. He informed that he later reported the incident to the Area Chief [...]
Legal Aid Board Sierra Leone yesterday handed over fifty criminal files to twenty four members of the Sierra Leone Bar Association. During the handing over ceremony at Santano House, the Executive Director, Mrs Fatmata Clair Hancils said this social contract between the Bar Association and the Legal Aid Board will be a continuous project as it is not the desire of the institution for prisoners to spend long time behind bars without justice. She went on to say that the Board is targeting one thousand prisoners for 2016, adding that as a start they have asked the government for two thousand five hundred. “One thousand from Freetown, five hundred from the North, five hundred from the East and five hundred from the South, respectively,” she highlighted. Furthermore, she said [...]
The wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Jonta Mumie Foh has said that “a girl born in Sierra Leone is more likely to be sexually assaulted than she is to attend high school.” She said available statistics has indicated that everyone in six girls in the country will attend high school and the completion rate is even lower, stating that “when a girl is educated, her life survival changes and opportunities increase dramatically.” “Marriage is postponed and the girls are left with the beauty of having a smaller and healthier family. For every year she stays in school, her income increases by 10 percent and 90 percent of that money goes back to the family which clearly shows that educating a girl improves the local economy and stands out to be a worthy investment,” Madam [...]

As the counting continues in Sierra Leone for her to be declared free of the ebola virus, the country will reach 42 days on the 8th of November and the country will be free. Chief Executive Officer, Retired Major Palo Conteh has said that he hoped this time round the counting will not be interuppted[…]

Smiles of triumph have faded from the faces of some Zimbabweans who had written off President Robert Mugabe as gone with the wind. Mr. Mugabe's new found grace  came unexpectedly from a new survey  by the Public Opinion Institute  ranking Mr. Mugabe as the second trusted person after religious leaders in the Southern African country. Analysts said the result of the survey has put an abrupt halt and damper on strategists who were about to conclude Mr. Mugabe's political obituary ahead of the 2016 presidential election as a loser if he dares to contest as he had said. According to the influential survey, 62 percent of those polled agreed that Mr. Mugabe can be trusted and that they would give him massive support whenever elections are held. The gift-wrapped assurance [...]