There has been some controversies surrounding an alleged rape case of a five-year old girl whose matter is yet to be charged to court even after police investigation by the Family Support Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Sierra Leone Police .
The presiding Magistrate of court No.1 in Freetown, Magistrate Kombis Kamanda has on Thursday 22 October 2015 remanded eight sacked police officers at the Sierra Leone Male and Female Correctional centres at Pademba road and Jomokenyyata road in Freetown for the offence of Manslaughter.
The Cabinet Secretariat-(CABSEC) budget submitted at the FY 2016-18 MTEF Bilateral Budget Discussion Session on Wednesday 14th October, 2015, at the Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building, Freetown; was accepted by stakeholders including the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development-(MoFED)-Budget Bureau, Civil Society Organizations-(CSOs), Members of Parliament-(MPs) Budget Over-Sight Committee, Etc. The Non-State Actorsrecommended more funds for CabSec to address the major challenges affecting the performance and service delivery ofthe CabSec.
Some members of the District Budget Oversight committees and Civil Society Organizations have commended the Office of Diaspora Affairs (0DA) for presenting a realistic budget proposal for the Financial Year2016.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has started a nationwide training of monitors for the monitoring of the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) 2014-2018 by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government. The training of monitors for the Western Area took place on Monday at the Cathedral Hall in Freetown, while the one for the northern region took place in Makeni on Tuesday.
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union on Wednesday 21st October, 2015 participated in a session convened by the African Union Commission designed to brief Member States, development partners and the diplomatic community about the current situation of the Ebola virus disease in the three most affected countries.
The Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation Freetown Mini Marathon for 2015 has been slated for October 31, 2015 as part of the organization’s sensitization lifesaving strategy in the fight against women dying of breast cancer.
The Chairman and Leader of the ruling All People's Congress (APC) party President Ernest Bai Koroma Saturday 10th October 2015 assured party members that the APC will continue to win elections through the democratic process.
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 21st October described Sierra Leone as a resilient nation. He made this statement during a farewell courtesy call on him at State House by the outgoing United Nations Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Sierra Leone David McLachlan-Karr. David McLachlan-Karr has been involved in a wide range of field operations in the response and coordination of the fight against the Ebola virus disease.
The deputy chief of mission at the Chinese Embassy, Mr Xinmin Wang today paid a courtesy call on the Inspector General of Police, Mr Francis Alieu Munu at the George Street Headquarters of the Sierra Leone Police.Welcoming the envoy, IG Munu commented on the long history of bilateral cooperation between the Government of Sierra Leone and China and drew attention to the fact that the Police Headquarters was built by the Chinese in 1982.
By State House Communication Unit President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has urged politicians to focus on ending Ebola as this is not the time for politics. He made this call during a courtesy call on him by Brigadier (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio on Monday 12th October, 2015.
The two men discussed issues ranging from the countdown towards a resilient zero, national cohesion and the need for every Sierra Leonean to focus on ending Ebola as now is not the time for politics.
Preliminary results of a study into persistence of Ebola virus in body fluids show that some men still produce semen samples that test positive for Ebola virus nine months after onset of symptoms.
The report, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides the first results of a long-term study being jointly conducted bythe Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone Ministry of Defence, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Members of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in Kambia District have stated in a recent statement that they are of the suspicion that President Ernest Bai Koroma and the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) want to extend their tenure.
In his statement to the nation, the chairman of the Human Rights Commission for Sierra Leone, Mr. Brima Sheriff, proudly clad in his African colours said: “The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) was adopted by the OAU on 27 June 1981 and entered into force on 21 October 1986, a day which is celebrated annually as the Africa Human Rights Day.”
The Deputy Director General of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), Mr. Amara O. Kuyateh who heads a four-man delegation to the United States of America has made a proposal for a bilateral tie with the Social Security Administration of the United States.
Over fifty staff of Anti Corruption agencies in West Africa have participated in a recently concluded two-week training program at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Academy in Abuja, Nigeria organized by the Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West African (NACIWA). Two staff of the Anti-Corruption Commission Sierra Leone, Glennis Frazer, Head of Outreach, and Mohamed Kroma, Head of Policy and Ethics benefited from the capacity building program.
The third prosecution Witness in the ongoing trail involving three staff of the Electricity Generation and Transmission Company, Detective Alusine Dumbuya Umaru Daniel Kanu, Almamay Kanu and John Esrado Jarret who were alleged to have stolen large quantity of lubricant oil valued over nine hundred million leones from the company’s Store at Black Hall Road in the east of Freetown.
By State House Communication Unit President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma 17 October continued his social mobilization to Kambia and Port Loko Districts to finally flush the Ebola virus disease in the country. He said the country has gone through the first 21 days of the national countdown towards the 42 days, which he described as a significant milestone in the fight against the horrific virus.
Executive Chairman of Shandong Iron and Steel in an exclusive interview have said that if Sierra Leone must be develop, it has to build the middle man power, which is the key in production of goods and services.
Coalition of Students Executives of Fourah Bay College received a lecture on Wednesday at the Mary Kingsley Hall from the Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Rutile, Mr. John Bonoh Sisay who was the Guest Speaker of the occasion.
Ahead of End Poverty Day, new World Bank Group report highlights progress and challenges, calls for ambitious efforts to collect data
ACCRA, Ghana, October 16, 2015 – Africa’s strong economic growth has contributed to improving people’s health and education in the past 20 years as well as major reductions in poverty in several countries, but a rapid rise in population has led to increases in the overall number of extreme poor, the World Bank Group said Friday in a comprehensive report on poverty in the region.
Many listeners this week heard the Chairman and Leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Mohamed Bangura openly criticizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sierra Rutile Limited (SRL), John Bonnoh Sisay, Vice President of Shandong – the successor of African Minerals Limited (AML), Moseray Fadika aka Super, and the erstwhile Director General of UNIDO, Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, on a very popular radio programme in Freetown.
The god-father of contemporary Sierra Leone music industry, Jimmy Y. Bangura, will deliver the keynote speech at the United States embassy Black-and-White Ball in celebration of Black History Month this February 2014.
Jimmy B, as he is popularly known, will speak on the challenges and opportunities of the Sierra Leone music industry.
Kathleen FitzGibbon, Charge d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone, has recounted the successes of popular US music label Motown. The Diplomat who was speaking at the Black and White Ball last weekend at Country lodge said: "No other record company in history has exerted so much influence on culture and style."
Proprietor of Radio Lion Mountain (101.5fm) Kasho Hollande J Cole last Friday awarded organizations, artists, radio stations and Disc Jockeys for their tireless efforts in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the Western Rural area.
The professionally written and directed Ebola movie – ‘Winter in Freetown’ produced by one of the leading Radio Stations in the country – Culture Radio, was officially launched yesterday by no less a person than the Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Alhaji Chief Sam Sumana at the Miatta Conference Centre, Youyi Building, Freetown.