“In recent times, we have seen a spate of violent incidents many of them associated with post-election tensions. There is also strong evidence that democracy itself may be under serious threat given the growing polarization of our society and the incessant pandering to tribalism.
“We are very concerned about this and the emerging risks to fundamental human rights (guaranteed under our constitution and in international treaties we have ratified) due to a series of arrests/detentions without recourse to Hebeaus Corpus.
Santigie Bangura adjudicating over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven Street has slammed a total of one hundred billion, four hundred thousand Leones (Le140, 000,400,000) for all fourteen accused persons docked for breaching certain sections of the Public Order Act of the laws of Sierra Leone.
The bail condition further indicated that each accused person should produce one surety who should be a residential citizen within the Freetown Judicial District of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
Sureties should also surrender their passports and national identity cards and bail must be approved by the Master and Registrar of the court.
Youth in Action for the Development of Islam (YADI) has awarded former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Chernor Maju Bah aka Chericoco as ‘Best Muslim Politician’ in Sierra Leone.
YADI held its 2nd National Islamic Awards (NIA) ceremony, which was attended by high government officials, including parliamentarians, Imams, Sheikhs and people from all walks of life at the Miata Conference Centre on Sunday 16th December 2018.
The Chief Minister in Sierra Leone, Professor David John Francis has today informed journalists at a press conference organized by the Minister of Information and communications, Mohammed Raman Swaray at State house that the Commissions will finally start in January 2019. While addressing the press, the Chief Minister said the purpose of the press conference was to update the public on the process and the start of the commission of inquiry, saying it was now a reality.
Secretary General of Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issue (SLUDI), Sallieu Turay at a symposium marking the commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPWD) has urged President Julius Maada Bio to implement the Persons with Disability Act of 2011 and establish disability units in the Office of the President at State House as prescribed by the Acts.
The symposiums which was aimed at empowering person with disabilities and ensure inclusiveness and equality, was held at the British Council Auditorium in Freetown.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has indicted Abdulai Barrie, a former Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Works, Housing and Infrastructure (MWHI) under the All People’s Congress (APC) led government of Sierra Leone, for various corruption offences.
Abdulai was indicted on 5 counts of Using Office to Improperly Confer an Advantage, contrary to Section 42(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2008;
The National Chairman and Leader of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Dr. Prince Alex Harding aka Bullet on 4th December 2018 started a countrywide tour first with a meeting of constituency representatives in the east of Freetown.
The first of many such consultations that would end on 22nd January 2019 according to Dr. Harding, took place at the John James Complex, Jenner-Wright Road in the east of Freetown.
Seventeen registered political parties signed a 9-point communiqué, after a two-day Inter-Party Dialogue and Capacity Building session.
The event took place at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Aberdeen with 119 representatives in political leadership and executive positions to brainstorm the root causes of political rivalry and violent clashes between political parties, especially between the two oldest parties, the APC and the SLPP.
Independent Sierra Leonean Members of Parliament, Hon. Emilia Loloh Tongi has returned from the Women MPs of the World conference of female Parliamentarians in London to mark the 100-year anniversary of legislation which first gave women in the UK the right to vote.