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Sierra Leone News: Building with rice straw

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Rice straw is a leftover product after rice has been harvested. It has generally been considered waste material. But, it can also be used as a building material. Straw is the plant structure between the root crown and the grain head. It is tubular, tough and efficient. The tube or pipe shape is strong and[…]

Sierra Leone News: Two Njala University protesters still in jail

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

On Thursday, March 23rd, students from Njala University converged at the Cotton Tree with faces turned towards State House, desperately calling on the government to re-open the University. Dressed in black and white attire the students carried placards with messages calling on President Koroma to re-open the University. They were also chanting with one voice,[…]

Sierra Leone News: FAMILY AND POLITICAL SUCCESSION; THE SIERRA LEONE STORY

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Political dynasties have played a significant role in democracies all over the world. From the Americas to Asia, From Europe to Africa, people from the same families have succeeded their fathers, mothers and siblings. People from the same families have governed at least a couple of times. It is also obvious that in a democracy,[…]

Sierra Leone News: CDS murder case to High Court

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

On December 22, 2016, Festus Mansaray, Alhaji Steven Bangura, Ibrahim Kalokoh and Alhaji Umaru Jalloh, allegedly attacked the residence of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) retired Lieutenant General, Samuel Omar Williams, murdered him and robbed him of 2 iPhones 6+ mobile phone, a Sierratel phone, Samsung Galaxy edge phone, Silver Mac Book PRO, Apple laptop[…]

Sierra Leone News: CDS murder case to High Court

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

On December 22, 2016, Festus Mansaray, Alhaji Steven Bangura, Ibrahim Kalokoh and Alhaji Umaru Jalloh, allegedly attacked the residence of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) retired Lieutenant General, Samuel Omar Williams, murdered him and robbed him of 2 iPhones 6+ mobile phone, a Sierratel phone, Samsung Galaxy edge phone, Silver Mac Book PRO, Apple laptop[…]

Sierra Leone News: Le100 million bail for NPD leader

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

On Tuesday, March 28th, Jesmed Foday-Mami Suma, Co-founder, Policy and Membership Director of the National Progressive Democrats was granted Le100 million bail. Suma was arrested along with several other Njala students during a peaceful protest at the Cotton Tree in central Freetown on the 24th March, 2017. to the state, the accused uttered seditious words[…]

Sierra Leone News: Denied bail for missing Le300 million Ebola money

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Executive Director, Programme Manager and Finance Officer of The Needy Today, a local NGO, were alleged to have misappropriated Le300 million meant for vulnerable groups affected by the Ebola outbreak in Makeni. According to State Prosecution, Ebola funds were fraudulently withdrawn from The Needy Today bank account at Rokel Commercial Bank between August 2015[…]

Sierra Leone News: Re-produced, this article was first published in Awoko sometime back

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Role of The Ombudsman in the Protection of Human Rights Access to the ombudsman varies from country to country. In some countries, individuals may lodge a complaint directly with the ombudsman’s office. In other countries, complaints may be submitted through an intermediary, such as a local member of parliament. Complaints made to the ombudsman[…]

Sierra Leone News: Registration Officers face challenges

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

As the civil and voter registration process continues, some Registration Officers of NEC have complained about the challenges in the process and this is contributing to the already snail pace of the process. In Kambia, Data Entering Officer ARO1, Isha Kamara, explained that they find it difficult to get some of the fingerprints of locals.[…]

Sierra Leone News: High hopes amidst despair… Guma scores 10.38% on Aqua Rating

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) has scored a dismal 10.38% Aqua Rating, administered by an independent entity hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Water Association (IWA). The Minister of Water Resources, Momodu Maligie has expressed optimism in the growth and development of the company. The Minister explained, “The public is dissatisfied[…]