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Sierra Leone News: Over Le1.6b to non-formal institutions is unaccounted for – 2016 Audit finds

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Disbursements recorded in the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) were said to have spent Le1,617,206,000 without adequate supporting documents. The Auditor General noted this was in contravention of Section 73 (1&3) of the Financial Management Regulations (FMR) 2007, as several payments were made for which[…]

Sierra Leone News: Guilty plea for wounding

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

On 12 May 2017, in Freetown, a car mechanic, Ibrahim Shar who was 18-years old then, wounded Alhaji Sesay with intent to murder. He was arrested and charged with ‘Wounding with Intent to Murder Contrary to section 18 of the Offences against a Person’s Act. Following preliminary investigations at the Magistrate Court, he was committed[…]

Sierra Leone News: Rape victim dies in hospital in Mattru Jong

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

A ten-year old girl who was allegedly abused by 27-year old, Samu Moinina, in Bonthe District has reportedly died at the UBC Mattru Hospital. Eyewitnesses, including a family member, said the girl confessed, while she was admitted to the hospital, that Moinina sexually molested her in his room. The incident was reported to the police[…]

Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone and Cuba celebrate friendship

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

The bilateral relationship between Sierra Leone and Cuba began 40-years ago under President Fidel Castro. As a way to cement that long lasting relationship, the Cuban Embassy in Sierra Leone on Saturday 30 June 2018, hosted a cocktail dinner to celebrate with their Sierra Leonean counterparts at the Brookfield Hotel in Freetown. According to the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Social media regulation – a fine line of balance

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Traditional media avoids slander and libel. But, social media is often treated as nothing but a private conversation. Social media such as WhatsApp and Facebook are popular and are considered media… and, as such, fall under the purview of regulation. As internet penetration and usage continues to expand, there have been calls to regulate the[…]

Sierra Leone News: WARDC Chair threatens to demolish homes in flood-prone areas

Monday, July 9th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: WARDC Chair threatens to demolish homes in flood-prone areas

The Chair of the Western Area Rural District Council (WARDC) Kasho J. Holland-Cole said the Council has set its sights on flood prevention and mitigation actions. Waterloo is an area that has for the past eight years consistently been prone to flooding during the rainy season. The poor construction of buildings, the clogging of drainages[…]

Sierra Leone News: Female Caucus refuse to participate in Shadow Parliament

Monday, July 9th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Female Caucus refuse to participate in Shadow Parliament

The President of the Female Caucus in Parliament, Honourable Veronica Kadie Sesay, representing Constituency of 094 in Moyamba District, said anything that has to do with a shadow Parliament is opposition. She also added she would not participate in the female shadow Parliament with former MPs, councilors and other women. Hon. Sesay is currently the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Mystery plague kills 127 sheep and goats

Monday, July 9th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Mystery plague kills 127 sheep and goats

On 18 June 2018, the mysterious death of 127 goats and sheep in Kenema and Moyamba were reported to the Ministry of Agriculture. The unknown outbreak among small ruminants falls into the category of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), has created tension among animal’s farmers and consumers as the cause of death and possible disease[…]

Sierra Leone News: ECOWAS court Set Ebola case for July 5th

Monday, July 9th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: ECOWAS court Set Ebola case for July 5th

Two Ebola survivors and the Center for Accountability and Rule of (CARL) between December and January filed a complaint to the ECOWAS Court against the Government of Sierra Leone. The Executive Director of CARL Ibrahim Tommy said the case is a Human Rights case against the government of Sierra Leone with three plaintiffs; two Ebola[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: SLAJ & SWASAL open book of condolence for Sorie Sudan Sesay

Monday, July 9th, 2018
Sierra Leone Sports: SLAJ & SWASAL open book of condolence for Sorie Sudan Sesay

On Friday June 29th Sierra Leone Association of Journalist and Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone open a book of condolence for their former member of both associations The Chair of the programme, Abdul Rahman Swarray, said he has known the late man of the past 20 years in the field of Journalism who had[…]