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

The newly sworn-in Ombudsman, Melron Nicol-Wilson, launched his plans for the first 100 days of his tenure. He dubbed the action plan, “PED: Power, Empower and Deliver”. The Office of the Ombudsman is a public body, established by the Ombudsman Act No2. of 1997. The mandate of the office is to investigate any action taken[…]

Like most costal countries in the sub region, Sierra Leone’s coastlines during the rainy season, are often under attack by aquatic alien and invasive species. The most common is the sargassum seaweed.  Coastal communities are heavily dependent on fishing and fish mongering as a means of livelihood, however with the seaweed invasion, apparently all the[…]

Africans Rising is a growing and self-selecting collective of social movements, NGOs, peoples and popular social justice movements, intellectuals, artists, sports people, cultural activists and others, across the continent and Diaspora. People who have given input to the development of the movement agree that African unity reflected by greater social, political and economic integration is[…]

Nathaniel Margai, a student of the Confucius Institute at Fourah Bay College, on Friday 26 May 2017, won the 16th Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Competition to represent Sierra Leone in the final of the world competition. Speaking to Margai after his victory, he said he was very happy to have won this competition because[…]

Senior Public Education Officer of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Southern Region, at a sensitization campaign organized at Craftshare compound on the Pay No Bribe campaign encouraged students, instructors, and administrators to join the fight against corruption. Alimamy Lahai Kamara told technical and vocational students at the Craftshare Institute that, social and economic development in the[…]

Alusine Samura, alias (Deli), was arrested by security guards and police in the early hours of Saturday morning, along Pipe Line, off Lumley Road off Spur Road. A security guard with AK Security with an OSD officer apprehended Alusine Sesay and his accomplice Joseph, alias (School over), for pilfering granite stones and bags of sand[…]

Following a spate of road accidents in Freetown, a group known as “Friends of Sonia”, on Friday, called on government authorities to implement proper road safety measures to prevent more road accidents. Sonia Akar was killed in a tragic road accident when a truck lost control and careened down Spur Road through the Lumley round[…]

Auditors KPMG-Sierra Leone has certified that the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank stands on sound financial footing. In its annual reviews of commercial banks under its supervision, the Central Bank rates SLCB as one of the two leading financial institutions in the county. For the year ending 31 December 2016, KPMG confirms that SLCB increased its[…]

Addressing the issue of human rights abuses, poor conditions of arrest, detention in police custody and pre-trial detention across Africa, major stakeholders on Saturday 27 May 2017 ended a two-day strategic planning meeting for the implementation of the Luanda Guidelines. The Independent Police Compliant Board (IPCB) in collaboration with Africa Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF)[…]

Whatever is better than spending an afternoon at a University campus? I did that the other day at the commencement (graduation) exercises of Towson University in Baltimore where over a thousand students got their degrees in various fields. It was a well-organized ceremony with shuttle buses taking guests to the event. A couple of Sierra Leoneans were among the graduates. University President Kim Schatzel told the graduates, "to get this far, you have had to exhibit discipline, commitment, resolve and leadership. Our university works hard to ensure its students emerge well prepared for their professions and ready to make intellectual contributions and discoveries within their respective fields. "As you enter the next chapter of your lives, I want to remind you that you will [...]