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

The Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) Justice Maitland Tolla-Thompson yesterday informed newsmen that the commission is not a court of law. He made this revelation in a media briefing to state the commission’s position on the mediation issue between Ambassador Allie Bangura and the SLPP election court case, and the expulsion letter[…]

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Members of Parliament (MP) yesterday approved nine (9) Presidential Nominees who were presented before the house by the Chairman of Committee on Appointment and Public Service, Hon Ibrahim Bundu. Among the nominees are Ing Max William Thompson -Chairman Guma Valley Water Company, Michael Kargbo -Board Member Guma Valley Water Company, James Momodu Fornah-Sesay -Chairman Income Tax Board of Affiliate Commission, Gibril Thullar and Kabba Conteh -Board Members National Insurance Company, Fasineh S. Samura -Board Member Sierratel, Kelfala Kosia -Board Member Sierra Leone Housing Corporation and Alpha M. Daramy- Board Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation. Hon Claude Kamanda stated that the only way a Board can survive is when they work as a team rather than as an individual, a [...]
After 34 years when the African Charter on Human and Peoples Right was adopted, Members of Parliament yesterday after serious deliberation, unanimously ratified the Maputo Protocol as a way of strengthening the existing Legislations on women's and children's rights but discouraged the teenage female genital mutilation. Immediately the Minister of Social Welfare, Alhaji Moijue Kaikai, was called to table the Protocol for debate and possible ratification, over 50 women who were seated in the Parliamentary Gallery, went outside, leaving everyone in suspense about the reason for their movement, until when the Minister explained that he was not in Parliament to put a halt on Female Genital Mutilation. Presenting the document before Members of Parliament for ratification after [...]
Pandemonium reigned at the Freetown mortuary on Wednesday July 1, as crowded of mourners who had gone to see their dead were denied access. They were unable to catch a glimpse of their loved one because the funeral parlour at the mortuary was too small to hold the surging crowd. That was only the beginning of the nightmare mourners faced as corpses which were supposed to have been buried in a dignified manner in the morning hours, were left in the mortuary compound while Police and mortuary officials battled for supremacy. According to one Sinneh,the mortuary manager, the Police attacked them when they went to bury a corpse which had all documents permitting such a burial and the hurriedly left the corpse in the cemetery without giving it a final resting place because they [...]
The drive by some African leaders to extend their term of office could present a new threat to peace and security on the continent, South Africa's Institute for Security Studies (ISS) warned recently. “If left unchecked, the third mandate issue will be the next cause of war in Africa,” ISS senior research fellow David Zounmenou said while speaking at an ISS briefing on the margins of the recent summit of the African Union (AU) in Johannesburg. “African leaders must speak out quickly and decisively against bids to extend term limits”. Just before the gathering of African Heads of State, Burundians had risen up against their President, Pierre Nkurunziza, who said he was going to run for a third term, in contravention of the constitutionally fixed two-terms. The issue of [...]
The Centre for the Rule of Law and Accountability (CARL) in their report titled “the Sierra Leone Police (SLP): Accountability, bail and Public Perception” has made it very clear that the SLP lacks professionalism in executing their duties. The report which was launched on the 2nd July 2015, at the Santano House had a sampling size of 303 respondents who are either Bike Riders, Motor drivers, Petty traders, journalists and lawyers. Giving an overview of the report, Moses Massa, Project Coordinator CARL said they targeted respondents from Western Urban and Rural District, Koinadugu and Kenema District, adding that the report clearly shows that 78.79 percent of the respondents said that the police often ask people to pay for bail, while 3.79 percent said they do not. On the [...]

Sports writers Association of Sierra Leone on Thursday 2nd July joined AIPS to celebrate its 91st anniversary The 91st anniversary of AIPS comes at a time when all around us the world of sport is enduring the biggest storm of its history. In the one day symposium organized by SWASAL with the theme; Sports Development[…]

The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has announced the start of implementation of the 15% salary increment announced by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development in the well of Parliament last year. A press release from the Ministry issued on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 has informed the[…]

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo has said that Sierra Leone’s development is tied to education and more premium should be given to education so that Sierra Leone will develop at a faster rate. He made this statement when addressing officials of the University of Sierra Leone on Tuesday. “Education is the foundation for a country’s sustainable[…]