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Bondo Secret society spread fear and sleepless nights among rural families

Sierra Leone secret society and its traditional practices of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains night mare for most families especially in rural settings. The practice which is deep rooted in…

Sierra Leone Land Rights Defenders under attack

Environmental Forum Up to seventeen land rights activists and civil society organizations have raised concern over the “excessive use of force by state security personnel since Monday 21st, January, 2019…

A future of surprises: Why addressing Climate Change matters in Sierra Leone

A future of surprises: Why addressing Climate Change matters in Sierra Leone

By Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya By Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya: Yealiboya Island is situated along the North-West of Sierra Leone. According to Pa Hassan Sesay, the Community is comprised of about 1000…

EPASL’s Executive Chairman Leads on the spot Checks to Hotels operating without Environment Impact Assessment Licenses

A team of more than seven Government Officials, the Police and the Media visited up to eight hotels on Tuesday including the Bintumani Hotel, Sierra Light House, Lagoonda, Hotel Barmoi,…

Africa mapped: the forces that have shaped our continent

Africa mapped: the forces that have shaped our continent

The African continent is perhaps the most romantic and mysterious part of the world. Its beauty, size, and people are often misunderstood. Africa is also the birthplace of the human…

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…