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

The Executive Director of a local civil society organization, Native Consortium and Research Centre, Edmond Abu Jr., was arrested on Tuesday 17th July 2018, because his group of protesters failed to obtain a police clearance. The small protest was to demonstrate against the recent increase in fuel prices. Abu was questioned at the Criminal Investigation[…]

The area around the Bormeh dumping site is considered at great risk for a large-scale disaster as the rainy season continues to bring heavier and heavier rains. Some of the steel culverts that help transport water from the south side of Bai Bureh Road under the road and to the sea have collapsed and there[…]

The Commissioner for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Francis Ben Kaifala, has received and recorded the assets of the Minister of Youth Affairs, Mohamed Orman Bangura, at their Gloucester Street headquarter in Freetown on Tuesday 17 July 2018. The Minister presented an envelope containing his asset declaration forms in line with the 2008 amended ACC Act,[…]

Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) has started the audit of a $1.4 billion domestic debt in an attempt to review downwards the huge amount of domestic expenditures. As a result, payment to local contractors has been delayed. Last Friday, Finance Minister, Jacob Jusu Saffa, presented the Supplementary Government Budget and Statement of Economic and Financial[…]

The President of Sierra Leone Karate Federation, Shiahan Victor Amara, said the athletes are now training very hard as they will be graded on Saturday July 21 2018. The Technical Director of the Association, Gwyn Allen, said they are looking forward to such grading as that will help the association in terms of selecting athletes[…]

The head coach of the Sierra Leone Wrestling association Abdul Rahman Sesay has disclosed that Mohamed Bundu who represented the country in the heavy weight category in the just concluded ECOWAS traditional Wrestling Championship in Niger has won a Silver medal. Bundu lost to his Senegalese opponent in the final. He said as a coach[…]

On Sunday 15 July 2018, the Managing Director of Cinderella Travel and Tour Sierra Leone, Rohit Bedi presented a return air ticket to Banjul to Mohamed Minks Kuyateh. Kuyateh was the winner of the grand prize of the Country Lodge special World Cup package during the grand final between France and Croatia. The management of[…]

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has been given the mandate to construct the 3.2km road from Regent to Limkokwing by the Chinese government. After providing about $30 million to construct the Regent-Jui Road a few years ago, former President, Ernest Koroma, pleaded with the Chinese government to complete the road from Regent to Hill[…]

A record-breaking 123 million, or nine out of 10 infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from deadly infectious diseases, according to United Nations figures released on Monday. 16 July 2018. An additional 4.6 million infants were vaccinated globally in 2017, compared to 2010, due to the pace of[…]

Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) launched the Data Management and Analytics Capabilities (DMAC) programme in Sierra Leone today. DMAC is a financial inclusion programme working with Financial Service Providers (FSPs) in sub-Saharan Africa to use data-driven evidence to design inclusive and affordable financial products and services that respond to the needs of the unserved.[…]