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

During the handling over ceremony of two Prado jeeps to the Bank of Sierra Leone on Thursday, programme manager, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Tejan Keller lamented on the cash-strap status of the government of Sierra Leone. Recalling the current unsteady financial status of the country, Mr Keller further spoke on the huge amount[…]

Professor Moses John Bockarie a Sierra Leonean Director of South-South Cooperation and also member of EDTCP has called on Sierra Leonean researchers, scientist and medical practitioners, and those that have been working during the ebola to engage in research. The European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDTCP), has billions of euros to fund research, in[…]

Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Magistrate Freetown Court No.1,  on the 29th September 2016, sentenced 23 year-old Zainab Sesay (first accused) and 24 year-old Radiatu Bundu (second accused), to two (2) years imprisonment each or pay the sum of two million eight hundred thousand Leones each after pleading guilty of willfully pretending[…]

It was a dream come true when I finally received my confirmation notice from the Hangzhou 2016 G20 Summit organisers that I have met all the security requirements to cover the event as an international Journalist from the African continent. Thousands of Journalists around the world submitted their applications for confirmation to cover and witness[…]

Isatu Kamara, 32 suddenly burst into tears as she realised after buying Le50,000 electricity recharge units, she only ended up having 37 units. She couldn’t stop blaming the agent who she has just made the transaction with earlier, as Isatu claimed she is just an ordinary trader in waterloo who has no knowledge about the[…]

Following an order by the Sierra Leone Electricity Water Regulation Commission (SLEWRC) in March, 2016 for 86 companies that have been selling sachet water in the country to shut down with immediate effect based on poor quality, SLEWRC has confirmed that now “most of the companies have passed the test which means they are complying.”[…]

Both teachers and pupils of the Wilberforce Municipal Primary, expressed concern over the two shift schooling system, which is affecting education output in public exams. This concern was made during an informal session at the school grounds, organised by Save the Children and facilitated by Civil Society Organisation, Health Alert. According to some of the[…]

As Peter Sahr Aruna a pre-med student at the college of medicine and allied health sciences wins the 2016 Dr. Willoughby’s Award, the Congo town slum community is proposed to get a new toilet facility. He received this award during the Sierra Leone medical student’s association’s SLeMSA Annual General Meeting held at the Bank of[…]

The seven man delegation from the Independent National Commission on Human Rights in Liberia (INCHR) who were in Sierra Leone from September 18-28th to under study the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) bids fare well. The delegation was in Sierra Leone to look at areas of study that will be helpful to them. They looked in to Inter- departments coordination and reporting, requirement for achieving 'A' status, International Protocols and their ratification as national instruments, networking with other institutions of government responsible for human rights as well as CSOs, fund raising with government and donor organizations and the Commission's role in the implementation of the TRC. Whilst in the country, the Liberian delegation held strategic engagements and [...]
Police attached to the Daru Police division in Kailahun district are currently investigating a 28 year old farmer Musa Mustapha of Sembehun village in Jaluahun chiefdom Kailahun district for sexing a goat to death. According to the investigation officer DP/C 14462  Mohamed Turay of the Family Support Unit at the Daru police division, he explained to Awoko that they received the suspect and the complainant Bockarie Lahai from the Chief of the village about an alleged sex of a pregnant goat. The complainant explained that he went with his goat for feeding in the nearby bush of the village and not too far from his working place, and while at work he heard the goat crying. Upon arrival at the scene he met the suspect on the height having sexual intercourse with the goat. He said [...]