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Ban on over 700 pregnant school girls: Lands Govt in ECOWAS Court

Ban on over 700 pregnant school girls: Lands Govt in ECOWAS Court

By Mustapha Sesay A lawsuit was yesterday 17th May, 2018 filed at the ECOWAS Court of Justice against the Government of Sierra Leone by five Civil Society Organisations on the…

US$9.5 Million Grant for School of Midwifery

By Mohamed Konneh For the next five years the Sierra Leone school of midwifery will benefits from a US$ 9.5 Million grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA),…

President Bio appoints Deputy Ministers

A press release issued by State House yesterday announced the appointment of Deputy Ministers by President Maada Bio. The release states: The general public is hereby informed that it has…

SLTU pays courtesy call on Education Minister

By Mustapha Sesay  A high powered delegation of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union Executive led by their president Alhaji Mohamed S Bangura on Wednesday16th May 2018 paid a courtesy call…

WHEN THE VICTIM IS RE-VICTIMIZED

By Mustapha Sesay Five human rights organizations working on advancing the rights of women and girls in Sierra Leone, are urgently calling on the leadership of Sierra Leone, and all…

Shandong to invest $1.5 billion

By Abu Bakarr Kargbo Shandong Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd. is a Chinese state-owned enterprise, established in March 2008 with its Jinan based Iron & Steel Company Ltd. It…

$300 Million spent on Electricity Development: Former Energy Minister reveals

By Abu Bakarr Kargbo One of the most successful entities in the erstwhile APC led political administration headed by ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma is the Ministry of Energy. Under the…

BANK OF SIERRA LEONE ACTS TOUGH: ECLIPSE MICRO FINANCE SUSPENDED

Section 10 (1) of the Other Financial Services (OFS) Act 2001 states that “The Central Bank shall revoke the license of a licenced financial institution if it appears to the…

INSIDE THE NAC MEETING AT MAKENI CONVENTION: Dr. Samura Kamara embarrassed

Dr. Samura Kamara is reportedly an embarrassed man, not because he was selected for the position of flag bearer, but because he was forced into it. Close friends of the…

LE 74 Million BRIBE TO KILL CORRUPTION CASE: 5 CIVIL SOCEITY MEMBERS SENTENCED IN BO

BY PAT KAWA IN BO Five Civil Society members who were on corruption trial at the Bo High Court presided over Justice Kekura Bangura were on Friday 13th October 2017…