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

25 year old Ade Manneh is presently admitted at the Connaught Hospital Ward 5, where doctors have battled seriously to restore his health after he was severely tortured on allegations of stealing Le20 million Leones. Speaking from his hospital bed, Ade Manneh told Awoko that on Thursday 3rd June he went to visit his friend[...]

After a decade on the Board of Reliance Insurance Trust Corporation (RITCORP) Architect Siray Timbo, has thrown in the quit towel, just after the 27th Annual General Meeting recently. The Ambassador designate to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) disclosed to Awoko that his reason for stepping aside is “for me to prepare myself for my[...]

As outlined in the Constitution of Sierra Leone, the House of Parliament has the power to disapprove Presidential Nominees, if valid reason(s) are established that such nominees do not have the requisite competencies or requirements to manage the offices for which they are being nominated. However, during screening process of seven such nominees by the[...]

The landscape of this country continuously captivates me: the towering green hills, the raging rivers, the golden beaches and the endless sea. Even when a clash of thunder breaks the sounds of the city I relish in the opportunity to stand outside and let the strong rain batter against my face and body. The moisture[...]

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Frank Kargbo, on Friday, urged all shippers of commercial cargo in bulk into and out of Sierra Leone and all Port Agents representing them, to comply with the Certificate of Compliance (COC) Provision and Procedures. This, he said, must be done   in accordance with the Sierra Leone National Carrier [...]

Following Sea Web’s announcement of Victor Hamusa Kargbo, Fisheries Officer and Head of the Joint Maritime Committee as one of nine winners of the 2012 Seafood Champions Awards at the 10th International Seafood Summit in Hong Kong, the International Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance Network based in the USA has also recognized him for successfully going[...]

ActionAid International, Sierra Leone has facilitated a two-day roundtable conference on land campaign coordination which is aimed at fostering networking and developing a comprehensive framework, effective engagement to enhance safer land investment and sustainable benefit for all, especially women and other vulnerable groups. The roundtable conference, which was held at the Civil Service Training College[...]

Glasgow in Scotland used to be a place of fun. Relaxed to the extent that most residents there would ask you, ''what's bothering you'' if you move around there with a straight face. In recent years, it was all smiles and dimples as the trademark so the upcoming Games from July 23 gather steam. The Games logo: Let's celebrate together at Festival 2014 sets the pace and all taken together - the World Cup 2014 - showed that the world itself is edging towards sporting activities as one of the surest way of ensuring safety  in the face of competing hostilities and near threats of war in a world currently sucked up by disasters. So for some 40 days, nearly 5,000 athletes of all shapes and sizes, color and creed will run, flex their muscles, display their hidden skills in the bid [...]
Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2 yesterday denied bail to five accused charged for allegedly conspiring to commit malicious damage on the railway tracks of African Minerals Sierra Leone Limited (AML). The accused are Mohamed Alpha Jalloh, Elvis Sanda, Alhaji Kuyateh, Alusine Kanu and Unisa Bangura who stand charge on four counts ranging from conspiracy to commit malicious damage, malicious damage contrary to section 35 of the Malicious Damage Act 1816, being in possession of breaking implements, contrary to section 28(1) of the Larceny Act and Larceny contrary to the same Act, and the particulars of offence states that on Tuesday 17th June at Rochapr in Port Loko District, conspired with other persons unknown to damage with intent to obstruct the railway property of [...]
As a means of discouraging the rampant misrepresentation of people purporting to be practicing Lawyers, Magistrate Seray Wurie of Court No.2 at Pademba Road, on Friday sentenced Alhaji Kabba, who claimed to be Lawyer Kabba, to four years imprisonment for obtaining money by false pretences in the sum of Le 13m (thirteen million Leones) from Hawa Mansaray. The matter was prosecuted by Inspector Agatha F. Heals, the accused was found guilty on all four count charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretences contrary to section 32(1) of the Larceny Act 1916. According to the Magistrate, the accused duped one Hawa Mansaray of the sum total of Le 13m (thirteen Million Leones) between the 1st of January 2013 to the 31st of December 2013, at No. 39 Guard Street Freetown, by [...]