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

Captain Prince Sesay, the 14th accused at the on-going Court Martial of RSLAF members, testified before Judge Advocate Otto During on 25th March, that the Squad 99 meeting was approved by Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel A.S Bockarie, and other senior staff officers at the 4th Battalion, Makeni. As the Court Martial session proceeded, Defence Counsel,[…]

The official turning of the sod for the construction of a new paediatric and maternity hospital in Kailahun  the first district to register Ebola cases in Sierra Leone – took place today as part of UNICEF’s efforts to invest in the long-term health infrastructure. The $1.1 million new hospital will be equipped with 100 beds,[…]

Chinese Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has praised the three days ‘Zero Ebola Campaign’ organized by National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) which took place over the weekend all across the country. The Chinese CDC Team were on the field evaluating the exercise in three villages in the Western Rural District where they have been working[…]

One of the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) providers in Sierra Leone, IDT Labs, has unveiled its plans to transform Sierra Leone through effective ICT solutions. The company has successfully completed the re-verification exercise of thousands of health workers working across the country in the Ebola response program led by the National Ebola Response[…]

By José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Bernard Vallat, Director-General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) It is something extraordinary when a disease is eradicated from the face of the earth, as great a human accomplishment as inventing the internet or putting a man on the moon.[…]

In a bid to complement the efforts of government and non-government organizations to provide food items to families who were facing challenges in the just concluded three days lockdown, the Sierra Leone Cement Corporation, Leocem on last Thursday donated one hundred bags of rice to its host community, Kanikay. Handing over the rice at the[…]

The Missionary Holy Rosary Sisters (HRS) have joined the Government in sensitizing the masses and providing food to pockets of quarantined homes in Freetown and its surrounding communities in the final push towards Zero Ebola infection. Trocaire; a humanitarian organization based abroad, has facilitated this charitable venture which is being championed by the Holy Rosary[…]

On August 23rd, 2014, Ibrahim Sie died from a fatal stab wound in the neck. Jeremiah Reeves, of Brookfields has been charged with murder. The case of the State vs. Reeves was presented before Magistrate Komba Kamanda in Court No. 1 on 30th March, who referred the matter to the High Court of Sierra Leone.
Prosecutor Sgt John Dumbuya, presented three witnesses in the matter. Two eyewitnesses testified they'd seen the accused stab the deceased with a knife. The third witness, Dr. Owizz Koroma, testified that the deceased died of a stab wound. The Prosecutor explained before the court that a stab wound resulted in the death of Ibrahim Sie.
Defence Counsels submitted there was no case for the Courts and said Sie died as a result of poor medical care.
After [...]

Sierra Leone has been plunged into a major constitutional crisis following the President's decision to sack the Vice President.
The President based his decision on two grounds: having been expelled from the ruling All People's Congress, the Vice President is no longer a member of a political party, which the President claims is a “continuous requirement” for the post of VP; and Section 40 (1) of the 1991 constitution gives the President “supreme executive authority” to relieve the VP of his post without going through parliament as stipulated in Sections 50 and 51 of the constitution.
Eminent legal scholars and practitioners, including the erudite jurist and chief architect of the 1991 constitution, Justice Abdulai Conteh, have challenged the legality of [...]

Policy Adviser at the Office of the First Lady, Sam Bangura, has assured pregnant women and lactating mothers that our hospitals and health centres are now “safe”. “I am appealing to all women and adolescent girls to seek services for reproductive health in hospitals and healthcare centres,” he added. Mr Bangura was speaking at the commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of the launch of the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal and Infant Mortality in Africa (CARMMA), organised by the Office of the First Lady and other development partners at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH). CARMMA is an initiative by Heads of State and governments in Africa aimed at addressing the unacceptable high rates of maternal and child morbidity and mortality. Mr Bangura [...]