A matter involving a 19 year old Boy, Kamanda yesterday committed to the High Court by the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda for an alleged sexual penetration with a girl child of age 5 based on evidence presented before the court.
The Freetown Magistrate Count No.1 presided over by , Magistrate Komba Kamda yesterday granted bail to three accused persons and committed them to the High Court for an alleged unauthorized distribution of copy right property.
A youth was yesterday sent to the Maximum Security Prisons at Pademba Road by Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 for an alleged sexual penetration with a girl child under the age of 18 years.
Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrate court no.2 yesterday August 29, 2014 referred the matter involving three accused persons for robbery with aggravation, to the high court based on sufficient evidence adduced.
Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrate Count No. 2 yesterday remanded Mohamed Kamara at the Pademba Road Maximum Security Prisons after the complainant testified in court for an alleged robbery with aggravation.
Fatmata Bomporo Sesay and Mohamed Sesay were on Monday 21th July, 2014 denied bail by Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Freetown Magistrate Court No 2 for allegedly selling fake ten kilogram of gold dust to an Indian businessman, Mr. Ashraf Abdel Twab Yusuf.
The Lokos, who happened to be one of the minority tribes in Sierra Leone have, in the show of solidarity, expressed grave concern over the sacking and subsequent indictment, by the President of one of their tribesmen, the former Chief of Staff, Dr. Richard Konteh who is currently remanded at the Maximum Security Prisons on Pademba Road, Freetown for alleged criminal and corruption offences contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.
Defence counsels in the ongoing National Revenue Authority (NRA) and Ecobank mega fraud case involving Ibrahim B. Lavaley and nine others at the Freetown High Court No.2 presided over by Justice M.A. Paul yesterday submitted written addresses in court on behalf of their clients.
After more than a year of negotiations between the United States of America (USA) and Iran, the two sides have failed to reach an agreement. They have agreed to continue negotiating, but the failure to meet the deadline was clearly not caused by the lack of time.
Billions of Leones and thousands of United States Dollars have been poured-in to eradicate the Ebola virus from West Africa, especially the hardest hit countries-Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Some analysts are saying that the monies have not yielded the required results in Sierra Leone because it has not been managed judiciously.
“Without police, there could be no police state. Every tyrannical law needs flesh-and-blood enforcement agents who are willing to break down doors at midnight and spit on human rights. Without them, unjust laws are nothing more than ink on paper. But with them, no door is strong enough to stay closed against government; no home is safe.” (Wendy McElroy)
Ebola has dented the growth of Africa and stalled all developmental activities thereby undermining the Continent from rising. Ebola has indeed portrayed Africa as a place of poverty and disease. With more than 2,000 reported deaths from Ebola in West Africa, the virus continues to be an urgent health crisis, but it is also having a devastating impact on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
After decades of slavery which later metamorphoses into colonial rule, the pronouncement of independence to African states brought joy and happiness to Africans and some non-Africans who were advocates of independence. However, such a description seems to me the best way possible of describing with what hope and optimism independence was received by Africans. Even internationally, it cannot be denied with what positive prospects these new states were viewed, sometimes serving as a beacon of hope for nations struggling towards statehood everywhere. Within Africa, the struggle for independence became a creed; no African state would be content in its independent status till its continental sisters were equally liberated.
Many Sierra Leoneans and non Sierra Leoneans who are aufait with the indelible contributions made by Furah Bay College (FBC) across the world are still mystified with consternation whether the institution will rise or better still regain its lost glories in the educational sector. In the beginning, it was FBC is one of the first universities in Africa and it was founded in February 1827. Later, in 1970, the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) and in 1988, the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (CoMAHS) were established.
Corruption kills, it hampers development and destroys the growth of a nation. Indeed, our leaders who are bent on engaging in this act are massive murderers. Even in our sacred temples, churches and mosques corruption tends to reign.
"Large scale coercive measures like forced quarantines and lockdowns are driving people underground and jeopardizing the trust between people and health providers. This is leading to the concealment of cases and is pushing the sick away from health systems," MSF has in a statement issued at the Weekend warned.
“Die don cheap,” says popular Sierra Leonean hip hop star, Pupa Bajah. Death, in the typical African setting, is expensive. When an individual falls sick, he or she (except in acute poverty) is taken care of. Lots of money is spent to heal the individual and eventually, if he or she dies, family members will spend their last penny to give the dead a befitting funeral; if not for the deceased but for the family name or both.
The Voiceless Sierra Leoneans were bemused and taken aback by President Ernest Bai Koroma’s late proactive stands when he addressed the nation regarding the Ebola scourge. Yes, they were! The 30th July, Midnight address on the Ebola virus by President Koroma was action oriented but untimely. It was very untimely because President Koroma who is the ‘Father of the Nation’ knows that Sierra Leone is not only in a crisis state but the country has been put under attack, a stressful attack indeed.
There is no need denying the fact that events of the horrible decade civil war and its aftermath, the alarming poverty and the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, unarguably convey a fatalistic dose of stress. Therefore, Sierra Leone is not only in a crisis stage but the country has been put under attack, a stressful attack indeed.
Health care in all developing countries particularly Sierra Leone is a massive challenge, but an achievable one. What’s needed, according to The Voiceless Sierra Leoneans, is the will, and the funding. Despite the numerous challenges in the health sector, President Ernest Bai Koroma is credited for his Free Health Care Initiative with a full gear to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 respectively.
The Voiceless Sierra Leoneans were and are still asking why the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) separated the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from the Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment? EPA was established by an Act of Parliament dated 11th September 2008 under No. 44 of the Sierra Leone Gazette.
Many Sierra Leoneans and non Sierra Leoneans are still asking, is the Agenda For Prosperity now a misplaced policy or one that is almost dysfunctional? Yes! There is need for such probing question(s). This is because many things seems to go wrong, either as a result of the ineffective Presidential Advisers or because President Koroma himself is tired to take Sierra Leone to Paradise.
Africa faces a rapidly increasing burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) alongside the continuing threat of Communicable Diseases. The main NCDs include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, sickle-cell anaemia and the consequences of violence and road traffic accidents.
It is said that if all lizards lie prostrate then it becomes difficult to tell which one is truly suffering from a belly ache. But this is not the case with our law school, a place that claimed to genuinely produce the moral and legal conscience of the nation. Indeed the most trumpeted incessant examination fraud in the 2012/2013 final Bar exams, is in the public domain today because a handful of aggrieved Law School students refused to lie prostrate and allow their colleague bevy of young lawyers to continue their new found careers.
Corruption kills, it hampers development and destroys the growth of a nation. Indeed, our leaders who are bent on engaging in this act are massive murderers. Even in our sacred temples, churches and mosques corruption tend to reign.
Truth they say is sacred and it is the only healer of an open wound called conscience. Indeed the dishonesty and political hypocrisy of our politicians showed its ugly head like a hydra during the recent death of the first post-conflict and third President of Sierra Leone, President Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, whose irreparable loss took place at his Kabaya Estate, Juba Hill in Freetown, on Thursday 13th March, 2014.
Kono District is in the Eastern province of Sierra Leone about 212 miles from the country’s capital. The name Kono rings a resounding bell, a township that was once considered to be the ‘bread basket’ of Sierra Leone has today been labelled the eyesore for conducive human habitation. Indeed there are blames and counter blames for the current predicament of Kono District. This ranges from the mismanagement of the District’s popular resources such as Diamonds and Gold, political divide, selfishness and unpatriotism on the part of the sons and daughters of Kono.