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How not to conduct Large-scale Agricultural Investments: Lessons from the Malen/Socfin Land dispute in Sierra Leone

By Sonkita Conteh, Director, Namati Sierra Leone Background The website of Socfin Agriculture Company Ltd (SAC) paints a picture of turbulence. A series of posts stretching as far back as…

FAO/Government unveil mapping initiative in Port Loko in an effort to Protect Women’s Customary Land Rights in Sierra Leone

 By Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya Three villages of the North-Western region in Port Loko district have recently validated their village maps showing land plots and their sizes of all land-owning families.…

Yeliboya Residents demonstrate willingness to relocate from a sinking island to a Safer Environment

By Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya Yeliboya is a Community located in the Northern Kambia District, some few Miles from Kychom Township and the latter being the Samu Chiefdom Headquarter Town. From…

EPA-SL Executive Chairman honored for sound Environmental governance in Sierra Leone

The new Executive Chairman of Sierra Leone’s Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Professor Foday Moriba Jaward has been awarded for his profound commitment and contribution to sound environmental governance in Sierra…

The Blame Game and the Usual Criminalization of Green Scenery Starts Again: But how safe are Sierra Leoneans at the Hands of Transnational Corporations?

The Blame Game and the Usual Criminalization of Green Scenery Starts Again: But how safe are Sierra Leoneans at the Hands of Transnational Corporations?

By Joseph Rahall One thing I have learnt in Sierra Leone in all of my active years is the fact that you should not be straight, when you are, you…

As Media calls for Government Protection of Socfin: An Independent Writer reports on his findings in Malen Chiefdom and asked of whether citizens are worthy of Government Protection?

By John Adune Last Week, I browsed through a number of local Sierra Leonean Newspapers.  One Common theme ran through all the stories; that story focused on SOCFIN, an agricultural…

Environment Protection Agency and Partners facilitates the validation of the National Adaptation Plan Framework in Sierra Leone

Environment Protection Agency and Partners facilitates the validation of the National Adaptation Plan Framework in Sierra Leone

The Environment Protection Agency of Sierra Leone with the support and funding from the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, the United States Assistance for International Development (USAID) and the International…

HON. MUSA TARAWALLIE SIGNED UNISEL CONVEYANCE ..COMPANY DOCUMENTS REVEAL

HON. MUSA TARAWALLIE SIGNED UNISEL CONVEYANCE ..COMPANY DOCUMENTS REVEAL

Clarifications and rebuttal continue to make the necessary negative impact on the Government Transition Team report relating to the purchase of lands and Government quarters. Yesterday’s publication of the Standard…

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella at the Grave Sites ex-President Kabbah &Co …to explain political disappointment or…..

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella at the Grave Sites ex-President Kabbah &Co …to explain political disappointment or…..

It is notorious for the Krio ethnic group, a minority one in Sierra Leone to pay homeage to their dead, but not forgotten relatives and friends. This tradition according to…

ILLEGALITY AT THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT TRAVEL BAN

ILLEGALITY AT THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT TRAVEL BAN

The rule of law and adherence to it is a fundamental tenet of democracy from which government derives its legitimacy. In September 2012, the UN convened the General Assembly to…