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

China Railway Seventh Group (CRSG) has given certificates to some of their workers for their hard work, sincerity and determination to learn. Addressing the workers at their Mongeba office yesterday, the Minister of Works, Alhaji Komoh Sesay, commended the workers for their faithfulness and determination to capacitate themselves and make the company proud. “You are[…]

The flag-bearer of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Julius Maada Bio, his running mate, Juldeh Bah and members of the SLPP Executive visited the Inspector General (IG) of Police, Richard Moigbeh, to discuss security issues ahead of the general elections in March. Bio highlighted some of the issues the Party encountered during the 2012[…]

Local Government Service Commission has over the weekend completed a familiarisation tour to all 19 councils across the country. According to the newly appointed Chairman of the Commission, John Bosco Kuyateh, the tour was to familiarize the core staff of councils and discuss ways of improving the services of councils. The Commission was established in[…]

The National Grand Coalition (NGC) flag-bearer aspirant, Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, has described the action of the All People’s Congress (APC) as hypocrisy and a continuation of the selective use of the Constitution to settle political debts and witch-hunts. Speaking on the issue of dual citizenship at the SLICO Building yesterday, 18 January 2018, Yumkella responded[…]

Although the nature of violence recorded in past elections in Sierra Leone is less severe to that of other countries, the need to prevent violence in the 2018 general elections has become a concern for both the international and local communities. Sierra Leone has a long history of youths’ involvement in election-related violence. An April[…]

On 23 October 2017, a Nigerian, Gozie Udoka Isaacs, was alleged to have been in possession of 50 palettes of cocaine at the Lungi International Airport. The accused was charged with six counts ranging from Transporting Prohibited Drugs, Importing Prohibited Drugs among others, contrary to Section 7 (b) of the National Drugs Act of 2008. On Thursday 18 January 2018, the accused appeared before Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court 1. Testifying in Court, Detective Police Officer, Ali Mansaray, of the Transnational Organized Crime Unit, said that on the date in question he was on duty when the accused was arrested and brought by Detective Police Inspector Patrick Sesay and Sergeant Idriss Sesay from the Lungi International Airport. According to the witness, [...]
On Wednesday 17 January 2018, the body of Crime Officer, Superintendent, Ederson Tucker Bockarie, of Waterloo Police Division, was found by the side of the road near Six Mile. Superintendent Tucker was kidnapped on Tuesday 16 January 2017 along Three Mile axis and a day later he was found lying dead. The Media Spokesperson of the Sierra Leone Police, Superintendent Ibrahim Samura, said, “Superintendent Tucker disappeared on Tuesday 16 January around 17:00”. Superintendent Tucker left his office at Waterloo to go to a nearby shop to drink ataya, where he was with other civilians.” Samura noted, he did not return to the office neither his home. They received a phone call from the Headman of Six Mile about a corpse lying along a road path in six Mile. He maintained that [...]
According to the report from the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC), delivered to the President in January 2017, Section 75 and 76 of the 1991 Constitution should be replaced, to enable citizens by naturalization to hold Public Office and Elected offices, except that of the presidency. The CRC mandate was not limited to the review of the 1991 Constitution but was also done line with the Peter Tucker Report of 2008, and to propose amendments to it. They further went on to recommend that the right to dual citizenship should be included in the new Citizenship Chapter they proposed, which the government cleverly ignored in their White Paper published in Sierra Leone Gazette Vol. CXLV111 No. 79 of Friday 10th November, 2017. The government response was, “Government notes this [...]
The latest edition of the State of Media 2016 report, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Media Reform and Coordinating Group (MRCG) and Fourah Bay College has been released. The Media Report is based on active research agendas investigating the perplexing problems of journalism in Sierra Leone and in general media studies and communication. A team of impressive writers were assembled to share their perspectives on issues pertaining to the media in Sierra Leone. Their contributions traverse both the academic and professional worlds. In the report, Francis Sowa investigates the challenges of media management and the issues of profitability and sustainability and the concept of “media poverty” to proffer an understanding of why our media outlets [...]
The Integrated Gender and Nutrition within the Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) project in Sierra Leone, is organizing a symposium at the Njala University Guest House, at Njala campus from 15-19 January 2018. The event brings together extension stakeholders to focus on how to promote gender and nutrition sensitive agricultural extensions. The symposium will play critical role in improving extension programs, reduce gender gaps in agricultural extension services, increasing empowerment of women farmers, and improving gender nutrition integration. The INGENAES project supported the United States Presidential Feed the Future Initiative that is led by the University of Illinois in USA, funded by the USAID and sub-awarded to Njala University. The project is housed in the [...]