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

On Thursday 7 November 2015, all known chains of transmission of Ebola in Sierra Leone were stopped, according to World Health Organisation. Sierra Leone was officially declared “Ebola-free”, and Sierra Leoneans breathed a huge sigh of relief – then applauded and cheered. On 7 November 2015, Sierra Leone was declared Ebola-free, Guinea followed in December[…]

As the debate continues about the continued political fracas in the country, civil society and the police have been pleading for political tolerance from all parties so that the 7th March 2017 elections will be free, fair and peaceful. The Director of Campaign for Good Governance (CGG), yesterday, said the rate at which political intolerance[…]

In a lead up to World AIDS Day on 1 December, the United Nations agency on AIDS has launched a this year’s campaign “My Health, My Right”, which focuses on the right to health and explores the challenges people around the world face in exercising their rights. In a release issued by UNAIDS in Geneva[…]

With several arguments especially on the road infrastructure of which members of Parliament from the opposition have been debating, one thing that came out was the issue of reform in improving feeder roads to ease traffic congestion. Hon. James Allie (SLPP) of Constituency 081, Moyamba district said that so much praise has been showered on[…]

If Sierra Leone ever hopes to be a middle-income country by 2030, as projected by the government, agriculture must be one of the sectors that the government needs to pay keen attention to. The agricultural site along the Lumley Beach Road was over 10 hectares in the early 1980s. But, in 2017 that particular site[…]

Lymphatic filariasis, also known as “elephantiasis”, is a disease caused by parasite worms as filarial worms. Most cases of the disease have no symptoms. Some people, however, developed a syndrome called elephantiasis, which is marked by severe swelling in the arms, legs or genitals. The skin may become thicker as well and the condition may[…]

As a result of the over-use and misuse of antibiotics in animals and humans this is contributing to the rising threat of antibiotic resistance. The United Nations Agency for health has recommended that farmers stop using antibiotics in healthy animals. Farmer Frederick Hanciles, who runs his poultry farm at Gloucester, said that he hardly uses[…]

The eligibility of Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr to vie to be the next Mayor for the Freetown City Council (FCC) municipality under the ticket of the All Peoples Congress (APC) is being questioned by some people using sections of the Local Government Act. The contention is that Aki-Sawyerr registered to vote in Regent village which is Western[…]

The police tribunal court at Ross Road Police Station, yesterday, Wednesday 8 November 2018 released three officers after serving 20 days in detention. The Inspector General, Munu, ordered their immediate release on condition they appear at the Tribunal today. Their release came two days after media publications and human rights activists raised concerns over the period of their detention. The message granting the three defaulters bail was received with mixed feelings especially by family members of the 3rd defaulter, Mac Koroma, who according to them, had lost one of his family members, after his wife was reportedly sick but was unable to attend to his family nor his wife medical status. The 1st defaulter, Sergeant Josiah, said his family were finding it difficult to survive [...]
In October 2017, Jesmed Foday Mami-Suma, Membership Director of the National Progressive Democrat (NPD) 1st Plaintiff and the National Executive Committee of the NPD (2nd Plaintiff) filed an originating summon against the Acting Interim Chair, Vidal Wadiike Williams (1st defendant); Susan Williams (2nd defendant) Interim Secretary General of the Party; and the National Progressive Democrat (3rd Defendant). The plaintiff prayed the Court to grant the following orders: That the Court order the inaugural convention of the NPD summoned by the 1st defendant herein and held on 7 and 8 October 2017, illegal for non-compliance with and in contravention of the NPD Constitution The plaintiff further wants the Court to order the Interim Treasurer to present audited annual accounts and [...]