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

The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has announced the start of implementation of the 15% salary increment announced by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development in the well of Parliament last year. A press release from the Ministry issued on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 has informed the[…]

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo has said that Sierra Leone’s development is tied to education and more premium should be given to education so that Sierra Leone will develop at a faster rate. He made this statement when addressing officials of the University of Sierra Leone on Tuesday. “Education is the foundation for a country’s sustainable[…]

The world’s third largest mobile company and Sierra Leone’s leading Telecommunication Company, Airtel, has proudly launched their biggest Bomba Millionaire raffle draw worth 1.2 billion Leones that will last for sixty (60) days. The raffle draw will start on Friday 3rd July 2015 and 20 Airtel subscribers will win a million Leones daily and a[…]

The Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) has concluded public consultations in the 14 electoral districts of Sierra Leone on Friday 26th June, 2015. The consultations which attracted participants from various walks of life were not only inclusive but participatory as well. Paramount Chiefs, Chiefdom Speakers, Tribal Heads, principals and head-teachers, retired civil servants, market women, motorbike[…]

Air France Director General of Africa Richard Honigsberg has said they are delighted to start operations again in Sierra Leone after a 10 month suspension. He made this statement yesterday at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko hotel. Mr Honigsberg said it was very disappointing for them to suspend flights to Sierra Leone because it has[…]

The Ambassador of the United States of America in Sierra Leone HE John Hoover yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Chairman, Commissioners and Management Staff of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC). The purpose of the meeting was to get first-hand information on the activities of the Commission, the status of political parties and[…]

Based on the philosophical assumption that ‘every help counts’, Sierra Leoneans of the Ebola Task Force in Belgium (SLETFB) have deemed it necessary to join in the fight against the menace. The Chairman SLETFB, Dr. Abdul Morlai Kanu on Monday and Tuesday donated 187 bags of rice to 10 orphanages, in rural and urban Western[…]

The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) will today in Bo July 2, 2015 validate its Position Paper to the Constitutional Review Committee. The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone, as the national Human Rights institution which has as one of its functions 'to review existing legislation, has a critical role in ensuring that the revised constitution is human rights friendly by taking on board international human rights standards, providing safeguards against violations of human rights and guarantees for the full enjoyment of human rights for citizens and non citizens. In March 2014, HRCSL set up its own in-house Constitutional Review Committee (HRCSL-CRC), to among other things work to ensure that the HRCSL makes a detailed, comprehensive and timely submission to [...]
It was because governments especially in Africa fail woefully to deliver, that civil society organizations sprang up to be the bridge between insensitive governments and their suffering populace. In countries where there are some amount of good governance and the observance of human rights, you have very few civil Society Organizations. I really get worried when personalities in the top echelon of governance prefer hugging their so-called mandates or statutory roles as if they operate in a vacuum. Why don't we learn lessons from the Foot Ball team? Sometimes for the ball to hit the back of the opponent's net, it touches over six to eight team mates. Yes, the person who scores gets the praise, but indeed the other team mates supported the process. Some time past an MP was over [...]
Madam Lilianne Ploumen, the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, will this Sunday 5th July lead a delegation of Dutch Investors to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. “This is the first economic mission to these countries since Ebola hit. Over 30 companies and several NGOs are participating in this mission. This underlines the Netherlands' commitment to the Ebola affected countries, both morally and economically”, stated Madam Ploumen. She maintained that the “impressive economic growth experienced before the Ebola outbreak, (by) communities and their economic structures need to be rebuilt”. The over 30 Dutch business conglomerate representing various sectors including agriculture, logistics, health etc will be based in Sierra Leone [...]