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

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, accompanied by his wife, Lynette Kamara, spent about 10 minutes to register to vote at the SOS Children’s Village. He described the process as “satisfactory”. He called on all Sierra Leoneans to register to vote. The Attorney General said, “the right to vote and be[…]

Well Woman Clinic continues to provide breast cancer screening. The clinic got a small boost from the Jestina V. Jones Memorial Fund (JVJMF) who donated Le1,500,000 to provide free breast screening for 12 poor women. One of the women who will benefit from this project this year is Balay Kamara. She said, “I started experiencing[…]

Barely three days after the start of the voter’s registration process across, many issues have been highlighted by people who have registered. Among these issues is the delay in timing to complete the process, faulty machines, long distances to the Centres among others, which have led to so many people saying they would not waste[…]

Women’s Network for Environmental Sustainability (WoNES) on 21st March 2017 organized a day’s dialogue and experience sharing meeting with stakeholders in three communities on Environmental and Climate Change Developments and also sensitized them on the ongoing voter registration process at the Jabex Complex, Waterloo, Western Rural District. The three communities are Fofbo, Tombo and John[…]

To commemorate the 5th International Day of the Forest (IFD) about twenty children from various Secondary School Nature Clubs in Freetown visited forests in the Western Area Peninsular National Park (WAPNaP) on Tuesday 21st March 2017 lead by the Conservation Society Sierra Leone (CSSL). The theme for this year’s IFD was “Forest and Energy”. The[…]

By late 2001, the Anti Corruption Commission arrested then Sierra Leone’s  transport and communications minister, together with his wife, “for involvement in illegal diamond mining” in Kenema district.  Large quantum of illicit diamonds had been found in their possession, according to a BBC report at the time. With some diamonds said to have been smuggled[…]

Doctor of internal medicine at the Jui Hospital, Dr. Huang Yang said Sierra Leone should do more to prevent diseases by improving on sanitation and cleanliness. He said many of the patients he treats at the hospital have problems because of poor sanitation. “The water they drink is infected with bacteria and so most of[…]

Sierra Leone is playing host to three countries; Guinea, Liberia and Ghana at a regional, 3-day workshop on state reporting obligations under the Maputo Protocol at the Bintumani Hotel, Freetown. The Maputo Protocol was originally adopted by the “Assembly of the African Union” in Maputo, Mozambique on July 11, 2003. The official document is titled “Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. The Parliament of Sierra Leone ratified the Protocol on the 2nd July, 2015 which was signed on the 11th July, 2003. At the opening ceremony, Professor Michelo Hansungule of the Center for Human Rights, Faulty of Law, University of Pretoria, said his institution strives to impart knowledge while undertaking ground breaking research in [...]
One month ago, UNICEF, WHO, Min. of Health and Sanitation vaccinated 99% of children under 5-years. The process distributed over 1.5 million doses and 1.5 million children were vaccinated. The process was an amazing success. Now, those same donors and government ministry want to re-do the entire exercise – all over again – the second round of National Immunization Days (NID's). The second polio vaccine campaign will take place from the 24-27th April and will target over 1.5 million children, using the community house-to-house process. Children 0-59 months (under five's) will be given the oral polio vaccine, by a trained medical worker. Programme Manager, Child Health on Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Dr. Dennis Marke stated that despite the almost 100% [...]
This month marks the 225th anniversary of the Nova Scotians arriving from Canada and the establishment of Freetown in 1792. This is likely the oldest contact between Canadians and Sub Saharan Africa. According to the Monument and Relics Commission, Isata Smith, said the Nova Scotia settlers were former slaves who escaped from plantations in the southern United States. They were then recruited as soldiers by the British to fight in the American War of Independence. In exchange for their service they were promised citizenship, land rights and freedom. When the war was lost they travelled to Nova Scotia, Canada, where some stayed to form what are now the country's oldest African- Canadian communities. Others felt unwelcome in Canada, and chose to return to the continent from which [...]