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

Tigidankay Bah, an 18-year old student from Muslim Brotherhood Senior Secondary School, achieved the highest grade score and the best results in the recent West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Her remarkable results, five A’s and four B’s, were the highest grades for the 2016 WASSCE. Tigidankay Bah proudly said her success is based[…]

Civil Society Organisations, political parties and citizens have been calling on the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to ensure the 2018 election date is announced as soon as possible. Amnesty International – Sierra Leone, said there are human rights implications if election date is not announced at the expected time. Solomon Sogbandi is the Executive Director[…]

On Wednesday, flag bearer aspirants for the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) met at their party office in downtown Freetown, where a joint communiqué was signed. The document aims to bring peace to the party. Part of the communiqué calls for a return to the original executive structure of August 2013 and annulment of all[…]

In a bid to reduce crime along the Aberdeen Lumley beach in Freetown, the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the National Tourist Board and the Sierra Leone Police has commenced training for 57 beach marshals. Speaking to the trainees at the Tourist Board yesterday at the commencement of the training the[…]

One of the senior Committee members and also the caretaker of the two Agricultural Business Centers (ABC’s) in Luawa Baoma, Kailahun District, Ardu Momoh, has disclosed that farmer’s attitudes towards high price demand is affecting their operations. Kailahun is well known for its large agricultural productivity of cacao, rice, plantain, cash crops and fruits, because[…]

The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has called on the people of Kenema to stop the habit of burning government property. He referenced the Forest Industry Canteen, the local administrative court barray and the Maternity Ward at the government hospital among others. The President made this appeal during the commissioning of rehabilitated and[…]

Engineers without Borders (EWB) in collaboration with Centennial Old Students Association (CeOSA) has provided solar water and sanitation installation and rehabilitated the Centennial Secondary School (CSS) campus, Mattru Jong in the Bonthe District. The school was the first co-educational boarding school in Sierra Leone founded by American missionaries of the United Brethren in Christ Church,[…]

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of FIBank, Dr. Hasiatu Jalloh, has said the bank is committed to increasing and improving products that will make the bank bigger and better. Dr. Jalloh said the Bank’s premium products like, Special Savings Account, Pikin Savings, Foreign Account, Fulfilment Account, Salary Loan Scheme, Target Savings Account, Asset[…]

As part of its mandate to ensure unified voice in communities especially on peace and development initiatives, Fambul Tok International and its partners on Tuesday facilitated a project for inclusive governance in Moyamba district at the District Council hall on Reservation Road. John Caulker, Executive Director, Fambul Tok Intl said that the Inclusive District Peace and Development Committee will serve as a forum for facilitating community participation, ensuring equal rights and justice to support peace and development as well as responding to people's needs in the District. Caulker noted the disagreement between local authorities and the Moyamba District Council on revenue collection. He said an agreement has been reached to put that matter to an end. Professor Herbert [...]
Since the beginning of the 21st century, Africa has found itself in the midst of a new wave of colonization. As if the fact that the people, labor force, mines and petroleum of the old continent were consistently seized by the colonial forces until today was not enough, this time, its most precious and fertile lands have begun to slip away bit by bit.” (Maino: 2016). In recent years, the transfer of lands in Sub-Saharan Africa to foreign investors has gathered momentum. Some 40 million hectares of land in the region was being bought or rented by international investors for the purposes of mining and agriculture. There has been what has now being popularly dubbed “vulturization of Africa”. Yes, the vultures have come to live and stay until they suck black blood dry.”  [...]