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

Two of Sierra Leone’s main hospitals, the Princes Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) commonly called Cottage in Freetown and the Makeni Government Hospital in the Northern region will soon commence the treatment of Cervical Cancer. Last week the Well Woman Clinic at Murray Town organized an awareness raising Programme with a walk for breast cancer along[…]

As Sierra Leone joined the rest of the world on 24th October to commemorate World Polio Day, Government and its partners will conduct the 4th round of polio campaign for this year. In a media briefing, organised by the Program Unit for child health immunization in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, it was reported[…]

Hassan Val-Nelson Barie pulled 439 valid votes against his opponent Mohamed Lawan who pulled 436 valid votes out of the 896 students at the Eastern Polytechnic casted their votes for the two candidates during a student union election that took place on Sunday 9th October 2016 at the college campus in Kenema. In his maiden[…]

UBA SL won three coveted awards for the ”Best Bank of the year 2016”, ”Best Brand Bank of the year 2016”, and ”Outstanding Business Leader of the year 2016” which went to the MD/CEO of UBA SL, Mr. Ndubuisi Ejiofor. In the words of the Organizing Committee of the Sierra Leone Council of Chief Executives,[…]

By adopting Resolution 2758 with an overwhelming majority, the 1976 Plenary Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly voted to restore the lawful seat of the People’s Republic of China at UN” says China’s State Councillor, Yang Jiechi. He made this disclosure yesterday during a dinner hosted for foreign dignitaries at Diaoyu Guest House,[…]

The Chairman, Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, More than a decade after the end of our civil war, I have been left wondering if collectively as a society, we really understood the totality of the impact and ramifications on survivors of that unfortunate experience, especially young men and women. In coming across several cases,[…]

The International Finance Cooperation (IFC) a member of the World Bank Group has announced a support of $27m debt financing package for the Western Area Power Generation Project in Sierra Leone as the first independent Power project. A press release from the Cooperation said this is the first of its kind in the country and “the successful implementation of the project will rely on sustained commitment to broader reforms aimed at revitalizing the power sector. These reforms are being supported across the World Bank Group.” IFC also acted as the lead arranger and interest rate swap provider to mobilize a further $109 million in long-term financing from other development finance institutions, including the African Development Bank, CDC Group (the United Kingdom's Development [...]
In a vexed and angry mood, Magistrate Aboubhakarr Binneh Kamara yesterday sent Ibrahim Kargbo to the High Court to answer to allegations and charges of alleged sexual penetration of four underage girls, which incidents happened at Kissy in the Eastern part of Freetown. Principal Magistrate Binneh Kamara ruled that Police Prosecution was able to adduce sufficient evidence against Ibrahim during the preliminary investigations and based on that he said the accused was found wanting on the charges of sexual penetration involving four underage girls. “It is my judgment that the accused should be tried in High Court pursuant to the offences as charged and for justice to prevail I commit the matter to High Court for further trial” It was alleged that Ibrahim Kargbo on 5th June [...]
During the days when nature was not yet corrupted, when a Paramount chief was about to die, an unexpected rainbow followed by sky splitting thunder and lightning is seen, sending people to rush for cover. Today it is quite usual to have thunder storms in the Dry season. About a month before the Ebola outbreak one of Salone's Rap Goddess Star Zee Zee launched a new album titled After Me Nar Me, at the Young Sportsmen's Club, Wilkinson road, Freetown. Well later during the Ebola fight this creatively sexy title gained some political prominence with an adjustment. The APC National Conference changed it to After You Nar You. Well, the Presidential Advisor introduced the infamous More Time bid for the Presidency. The After You Nar You pronouncement had received a very good lashing [...]
Businesses of women entrepreneurs within the Mano River Union (MRU) sub-region took a nose dive as a result of the Ebola outbreak in 2014. However, it is against this backdrop that representatives of MRU countries had over the weekend converged at the MRU Secretariat in Freetown in order to validate reports on the assessment of the impact of Ebola on these women entrepreneurs. The validation session is the pilot phase of a five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) grant received by the Secretariat for a project titled: “Support to African Women Entrepreneurs in the Mano River Region.” The project which was funded by the African Development Fund towards the cost of the support to African Women Entrepreneur Associations (AWEAs) in the MRU, focuses on agriculture and textile [...]