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Ibrahim Soummah, Deputy Chairman of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) described Mohamed Kamarainba Manasary, the Leader and Chairman of the Alliance Democratic Party as a fraudster, dictator and corrupt leader. He called for the resignation of the Party Leader on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. According to the Soummah, the resignation demand is the position of[…]

Pastor Akolade Daniel Abimbola and Sheku Koroma of the God Nation Church appeared in Court before Magistrate Binneh Kamara, on Wednesday, on allegations of issuing a fraudulent First International Bank (FIB) cheque to Zion Travel and Tours. The cheque was meant to cover nine airline tickets and was worth Le 73,152,000. Abimbola and Koroma are[…]

Africa Youth Coalition Against Hunger-Sierra Leone (AYCAH-SL) in collaboration with the Bank of Sierra Leone has launched the Financial Literacy School Savings project and trained participants in financial literacy with the aim of setting up financial savings school clubs in the eastern region. Two schools are selected per district for the pilot phase of the[…]

Only 22% of 15 to 24-year old men are reportedly using condoms. Only 8% of the same age women use female condoms, according to Planned Parenthood Association (PPA) in Sierra Leone. In 2013, Sierra Leone has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world. 28% of girls aged 15 to 19-years are pregnant[…]

The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have ended a week long participatory assessment for 355 exempted Liberia refugees and other nationals. The objective of the assessment was to discuss possibilities to ensuring an effective local integration as well as local collection of relevant[…]

Sailors from the Plymouth-based Royal Navy ship, HMS Portland, who arrived last week, have spent their patrol rest periods helping orphans in Heavens Home. The frigate’s crew volunteered for two days at the Heaven’s Home and Saint Georges Foundation orphanages in Sierra Leone. The Engineers re-wired one of the orphanages, mended their main generator, which[…]

Total Sierra Leone Ltd. has officially commissioned a two-classroom building to the St. Anthony Boy’s Primary School, on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 on Syke St. in Freetown. The classrooms come with desks and chairs and will accommodate up to 100 children. Nelson Koroma, Headmaster, thanked Total for the donation. “Together with the teachers, we sat[…]

In preparation for Phase III of the implementation of the programme for the promotion of Pro-Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation (GPC III) in Sierra Leone, the German Development Bank (KfW) is conducting a study to evaluate NaCSA’s current capacities as a project-executing agency and to make concrete recommendations on how to improve the status quo.[…]

The Amnesty International Report, 2017/17, states, “Sierra Leone agreed to repeal or revise laws used to restrict freedom of expression and association, but refused to prohibit by law female genital mutilation (FGM), to allow pregnant girls attend schools and or to guarantee the human rights of lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people”. The Executive[…]

International Social Justice Day is celebrated on 20th February to ensure that all people, without discrimination, are able to access opportunities to improve their lives and those of others. The United Nations General Assembly proclamation of World Day of Social Justice is a support effort of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all. According to the UN General Assembly, social development and social justice are crucial for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security within and among nations and thus social development and social justice can be attained with peace, security, respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms. Giving an [...]