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Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone Police reinforce ban on secret societies

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone Police reinforce ban on secret societies

Sierra Leone Police have banned all secret societies in the country because of security threats. The Inspector General, Richard Moigbe, saidsecurity is the primary reason why the police and government have made this latest ban in Sierra Leone. A recent press statement from the Sierra Leone Police reminds the general public of the decision of[…]

Sierra Leone News: Sundays truly are a day for relaxing

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Sundays truly are a day for relaxing

As someone who has been busy and stressed about my university duties for the last four years, the weekends were often reserved for making up lost study time or trying to get ahead on upcoming work. Now that I’ve graduated, I’ve had more time on my hands to do what I want, and my first[…]

Sierra Leone News: Chief Minister visits Kenema

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Chief Minister visits Kenema

A 40-vehicle convoy entered Kenema over the weekend with Chief Minister David Francis and other government officials, MPs and an entourage. The convoy of vehicles, motorbikes and kekes visited Holy Trinity Secondary School and then the SLPP regional office. The government group then visited the Centre Mosque for Friday prayers and then went to the[…]

Sierra Leone News: FAO needs $23m to scale up Fall Armyworm campaign

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: FAO needs $23m to scale up Fall Armyworm campaign

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has yesterday made a call for $23million USD for a massive scaling up of the Fall Armyworm campaign to train more than 500,000 farmers in 2018 to manage the pest through Farmer Field Schools in sub-Saharan Africa. In a statement issued by the agency, it stated that[…]

Sierra Leone News: Ineligible NGOs benefitted from over Le724m duty waivers

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

State auditors have in their 2016 report discovered that duty waivers were given to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) amounting to Le724,229,845.80, either because they were not registered or they did not renew their registration, which is a prerequisite of the law that guides the approval of duty waivers. These duty waivers, the Auditor General’s Annual report[…]

Sierra Leone News: Bench warrant ordered for former APC minister in alleged $75000 vehicle saga

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Magistrate Santigie Bangura of the Freetown No.1 on Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown on Monday 2 July 2018, ordered a bench warrant for the former Deputy Minister of Works, Housing and Infrastructure, Kadija O. Sesay, and her sureties because they failed to turn up in Court. Between 7 March to 19 April 2018, it is[…]

Sierra Leone News: Beach murder trial… Judge orders arrest of jurors

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

On 13 August 2015, Mohamed Lamin Kamara and Paul Korn were accused of murdering, Hannah Bockerie, along Aberdeen Beach in Freetown. Bockerie’s half-naked body was found on a lonely stretch of beach in the early hours of the day. The accused have been in prison since their arrest almost three years ago. Since the commencement[…]

Sierra Leone News: Resident Minister makes unannounced visit to Salone/Guinea Border

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Resident Minister of the Northwest Region, Haja Isata Abdulai, made an unannounced visit to the customs posts at the Sierra Leone and Guinean border. The visit to the Gbalamuya Customs Post border by the Resident Minister was to identify challenges to revenue maximisation and listen to concerns from the business community in the area. During[…]

Sierra Leone News: Accused thief dies in prison

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

In 2012, Maligie Kamara was accused of stealing 4,500 cement blocks valued Le67,500,000 as well as two stacks of iron rods valued at Le400,000 entrusted to him by one Karifu Jawara for safe keeping. He was arrested and charged with Fraudulent Conversion contrary to the Larceny Act of 1916. Kamara has been in custody for[…]

Sierra Leone News: World Bank/ECOWAS to electrify SL

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (ECREEE) is in full gear to transform the energy landscape in the West African and Sahel regions. To make this a reality, the World Bank has provided ECREEE $200 million USD, which is expected to benefit 19 countries. The beneficiary countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote[…]