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

The President of Sierra Leone Squash and Racket Association, Umaru Kakay, said squash has been confirmed as a showcase sport at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October 2018. He said, “I am happy for that (as) it will give the younger players the chance to represent their various countries during the next games.” The Games Organising Committee[…]

Both communities, Fourah Bay and Shell, who will replay the final for the Central One Football Association (COFA) super community league sponsored by Sierra Leone Brewery will play on Sunday 21 October 2018 at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown. According to Umaru Bangura of Fourah Bay, he said they are looking forward to a peaceful[…]

Thomas Lund, Secretary General of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced the BWF’s Schools Badminton Program. This program aims to help teachers and coaches develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to plan and deliver safe and fun badminton lessons to children around the world. To date, BWF have supported the implementation of Shuttle Time in[…]

President Donald Trump warns the US would inflict “severe punishment” if Saudi Arabia was behind journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi recorded audio on his Apple watch of the moments he was allegedly interrogated, tortured and then killed, according to reports. He has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul[…]

The Director of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Ahmed Kamara said they will be hosting the Maritime conference on money laundering under GIABA from the 24 to 26 October 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Aberdeen, Freetown. He said they need to sensitize the public very well so that they can combat money laundering within. Kamara[…]

Ansu Fofanah on 9 September 2018 in Calaba Town allegedly murdered a 3-month old baby. On 10 October 2018, the mother of the 3-month old baby, Komeh Sheriff, testified at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court No.7. This is the second appearance of the accused before the Magistrate. She recognized the accused as her ex-husband. She[…]

Marking International Day of Rural Women, UN Women called on Sierra Leone to ensure that women and girls living in rural areas enjoy their human rights as this would enable making “progress for all”. “The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable and peaceful future for all on a healthy planet,” the[…]

Fishermen in Goderich expressed their dismay over the lack of fish in their catches for the past two weeks, which in turn has affected their daily livelihood.  On Tuesday 16 October 2018, fishermen gathered to complain about what is happening in the offshore waters of Sierra Leone. Fishing has created countless jobs for people, which[…]

In a few weeks a budget ceiling will be circulated to local councils for their 2019 feeder roads maintenance project, according to the Director of Program Planning  and Evaluation, Kandeh Kanneh, and the Director of Finance at the Road Maintenance Fund Administration (RMFA), Joe Thomas. They made such statement during a familiarization meeting with local councils[…]

A key message for increased action to invest in people came out from the Development Committee, at the ministerial-level forum of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, at the close of the institutions’ Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia.  According to a statement issued by the Committee at the end of the meetings,[…]