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Sierra Leone News: Prof. Cecil Blake receives Idowu Sobowale Award

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Prof. Cecil Blake receives Idowu Sobowale Award

Professor Cecil Blake, of the Mass Communications Department at Fourah Bay College of the University of Sierra Leone has been honoured for his contributions to communications and media by the organizers of the Idowu Sobowale International conference. The Idowu Sobowale conference recognizes African communicators who significantly contributed to promoting and showcasing African messages through the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Orange opens Rawdon Street office

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Orange opens Rawdon Street office

Orange continues its rebranding with the official opening of their Rawdon Street office in the Central Business District of Freetown, yesterday. At the entrance of Orange Rawdon Street Office, which was beautifully decor with orange and black corporate colours of the brand, Orange Sierra Leone Chief Executive Officer, Sekou Drame said, “Orange is about listening[…]

Sierra Leone News: Salone credit union celebrates success

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Salone credit union celebrates success

Yesterday, the world celebrated International Credit Union Day, which has been celebrated for the past 150 years. This year’s theme is, “dreams thrive here”. Sierra Leone, for the first time, took part in this celebration with a symposium held at the Miatta Conference where the Chair of the National Cooperative Credit Union Association of Sierra[…]

Sierra Leone News: The ideals and reality of the media in 2018 elections

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: The ideals and reality of the media in 2018 elections

Ideally, and in theory, the media is expected to play a “watchdog” role in society… to contribute to the development of good governance, democracy, peace and stability. As the “fourth estate”, the media’s role, principally, is to report what’s happening and hold government and duty-bearers to account. Ideally, the media is a force for good…[…]

Sierra Leone News: NMA upgrades online repository for mining info

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: NMA upgrades online repository for mining info

The National Minerals Agency (NMA), yesterday, organized a one-day training for civil society groups and journalists on the Sierra Leone resource contracts repository – an online portal tailored to mining agreements, policies and regulations. Alusine Timbo, Director of Mines, said the workshop was aimed at training civil society groups to understand how to make use[…]

Sierra Leone News: Hull-Freetown “Freedom Week” starts tomorrow

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

The 38-year relationship between Hull in the United Kingdom and Freetown will be celebrated over ten days dubbed, “Freedom Week” in Sierra Leone. Starting on 21 October 2017, a huge variety of events are planned including creative discussions, films, multi-media exhibitions, theatre and music. This Freedom Week is a ten-day program of cultural, civic and[…]

Sierra Leone News: NEC in Court for missing data

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Following the mass registration of voters for the 2018 general election, three citizens have filed a lawsuit against the National Electoral Commission (NEC). The Plaintiffs, Melvin Concuwa Alieu, Melvina Alieu (both from Koidu City) and Zainab Mansaray (from Kissy in Freetown) are claiming that they were not registered and their names were not included in[…]

Sierra Leone News: Illegal power connections bothering EDSA

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Electricity is a key amenity in terms of development. But illicit connections are a major problem and in Sierra Leone the problem of illegal connections is affecting the revenue base of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA). Over the years, several arrests have been made and culprits have been prosecuted but the problem continues.[…]

Sierra Leone News: Lebanese takes formal leave of Minister of Foreign Affairs

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Ambassador of the Republic of Lebanon to Sierra Leone, Nidal Yahya, has taken formal leave of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Samura Kamara at the Ministry’s office, Tower Hill. In his farewell statement to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nidal Yahya, on behalf of the Government of Lebanon and the Lebanese community[…]

Sierra Leone News: Witness detained for discrepancies during testimony

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

On 6 September 2017, Ernest Brewa allegedly killed Ibrahim Tarawalie, on Fergusson Street, Brookfields, in Freetown. Tarawalie’s body was found stabbed and butchered at 3:00 a.m. Brewa was arrested and charged to Court on 9 September 2017. On Thursday 19 October 2017, Brewa made his first appearance before Magistrate Albert Moody to answer to the[…]