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Evidence-based research has shown that life skills education programs, which include sexual and reproductive health information, have proven to be effective in delaying the onset of sexual debut. This has increased the preventive skills among sexual experienced youth in sexual risk reduction. According to the 2015 Population and Housing Census, 45% of the country is[…]

Thousands of supporters of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) on Sunday 3rdDecember at Aberdeen new market,have assured Hon. Chernor MajuBah aka Chericocoof their total support and to also vote ‘All For All’ in the March 2018 elections. The chairman of the event, Momodu Kargbo who also doubles as the Minister of Finance informed the[…]

One of the most renowned slave transit points along the west coast of Africa has met the dawn of its transformation. “Through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the United States of America Government has awarded a grant to the World Monument Fund to carry out urgent preservation work at Bunce Island.” U.S Ambassador, Maria[…]

Women’s Forum Sierra Leone (WF-SL), the national umbrella organization of all female organizations in the country, on Monday 4th December 2017 welcomed the newly-appointed Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Isata Kabia at the Ministry’s conference room, New England Ville in Freetown. Minister Kabia said she believes in consultation, needs inputs from the[…]

After an hour and thirty-five minutes of intensive back and forth debate on the 2018 Finance Act, which had been described as a “hopeless Bill” by Hon. Edwards S Jengo, Members of Parliament (MP's) finally enacted the Bill into law. Presenting the Bill for debate in the Well of Parliament, the newly approved Minister of State II at the Ministry of Finance Momoh Vandi said it intended to provide for the efficient, effective administration of tax and other related laws to avoid reputation and promotes consistency by reconciling and redefining the administrations different revenue loss by the National Revenue Authority to other related matters. The objective of the Bill is to effect modification, provisions in all domestic legislations that are no longer in the interest of [...]
President Ernest Bai Koroma made so many promises upon assuming office including expunction of criminal libel laws; increasing women's participation in governance to a minimum of 30%; provide more space for youth and the physically challenged in governance and so forth. However, civil society organizations (CSO) are incredibly dissatisfied that these promises were not kept. Yesterday, 6 December 2017, Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) and the 50/50 group issued a joint press statement calling on the President to make his word his bond. The release reads, "We, the women of Sierra Leone, are concerned that His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma has reneged on his promise and parliament is about to dissolve without the bill being enacted for the minimum 30% quota for women's [...]
The Executive Director for the Network of HIV Positive in Sierra Leone, Idrissa Songo, has told stakeholders and government officials, “stigma is the greatest barrier in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the country.” He said if stigma is not appropriately addressed has the tendency to affect efforts in the fight. The Executive Director was speaking at the National HIV/AIDS Secretariat in collaboration with the National Commission for Children in Sierra Leone day seminar on status of 'Children in National Response to HIV. At the Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown on Wednesday 6 December 2017. Songo said not much has not been done in the area of coordination in the response with people living with HIV. He said the issue of children has been missing in the entire process. He called [...]
The Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) recommendation states, for a person in detention, or held in jail before trial, should be reduced from ten days to seven days and from 72-hours to 48-hours. Further recommendations include a person unlawfully detained should be entitled to a public apology as well as compensation from the appropriate public authority or person to be specified by law. However, on the Protection from Arbitrary Arrest and Detention theme, the CRC reference that the periods within which a person is arrested or detained for the purpose of bringing him before a Court or Tribunal or upon reasonable suspicion of his having committed or of him being about to commit a criminal offence be reduced from within ten to seven days from the date of arrest in cases of [...]
Issa Sesay said that the two days Volleyball competition Organized by the Bo District Volleyball association has ended peacefully with 12% female team of Kono won the female category while super six of Freetown won the male category. The female final was played between 12% of Kono and Bo Volleyball team at the end 12% won by three set to one in the first set it was 25-14 in favour of 12% female in the second sets it was a win again for 12 % 25-20 and Bo female team came very strong to win the third sets 18-25 While the fourth set was won by 12% by 25-15 to crown them as champion for the female competition In the male it was between two male teams from Freetown Super Six and Solar Spikers .Super six came very strong to defeat Super Six by three straight sets 25-17, 25-22 and [...]

FC Lahti and Sierra Leone defender, Hassan MillaSesay has signed a contract extension, which will keep him at the club until November 2018. Next season will be his fifth consecutive with FC Lahti. He has played over 75 matches in all competitions scoring five goals. The 30-year-old versatile player signed the Finish top-tier side from[…]