The Presidents Recovery Priorities (PRP) National Conference Starts Today

The Presidents Recovery Priorities (PRP) national conference engagement and convergence jointly organised by the Office of the President and UNICEF starts today at the Bintumani Hotel. In a joint press conference held at the Ministry of Information Communications yesterday Monday, chaired by the acting Minister of Information, Cornelius Deveaux said the government is serious about […]

Internet Growth in Africa is a Problem for ALL

PRESS RELEASE Internet Society Study Points to Reasons for Slow Internet Growth in Africa Launches “Promoting Content in Africa” at African Peering and Interconnection Forum in Tanzani DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, August 30, 2016/ — Internet access and availability are not enough to get people online, says a new Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) study released today […]

Sierra Leone not the hellholes people seem to Imagine.

I’ve travelled to some countries that don’t usually elicit an instant reaction of “Sounds great!” from people. In the past four years, when I told people I was going to Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel and Palestine, I’d usually didn’t get the reaction you’d hear after announcing you were going to Europe. I’d usually hear “Stay […]

Freetown was struck by heavy floods,

In September 2015, Freetown was struck by heavy floods, which killed at least seven people and made thousands homeless. Some of the hardest-hit communities were those in Freetown’s estimated 61 slums. Saidu Turay, who has served as Chairman of Disaster Response Management for Kroo Bay slum for over ten years, said the floods last September […]

China Dashes Scholarship to Deserving SL Female Students

At a programme organized by the Chinese Embassy and the Sini- Sierra Leone Alumni Association, on Wednesday 24th August 2016, the People’s Republic of China awarded scholarship to 14 deserving female students. The awarding ceremony took place at the Bintumani Hotel, Aberdeen, in Freetown. Most of the awardees will be going to study graduate courses in […]

Politics is important, but it should not be at the expense of the survival of the country: (Please do not read further if you do not on finishing the story!)

You know something, while the chatter all across the country on shop floors, in markets, within business circles, and in classrooms and beer parlours as well as gatherings of compatriots in the Diaspora, is about the current state of Sierra Leone, I have come to an inescapable conclusion that for whatever reasons, politics has turned […]

Ambassador Alimamy P. Koroma First Official Visit to Shandong Iron/ Steel Group

NEWS : LOCAL NEWS Email this article Printer friendly page Sierra Leone’s envoy to China has called on Shandong Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd in Shandong Province, North of China to strongly consider processing raw ore in Sierra Leone into finished product given the company’s huge presence in the country through its operations in the Tonkolili District. Ambassador […]

A RENEWED DETERMINATION by the C10 – PRESIDENT KOROMA

 State House  President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has said that the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government (C-10) on United Nations Security Council Reform had come out with a renewed mandate and determination on the reform of the United Nations Security Council after a successful meeting in Kigali about two months ago.   […]

Money Issues Threaten Support for Sierra Leone’s Sexual Abuse Victims

With international donors diverting their attention to health services in Sierra Leone, organizations devoted to helping women and children recover from and find justice for abuse face having to close their doors. FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Sitting on a plastic chair outside her one-bedroom apartment on the outskirts of Freetown, Fatmata braids her daughter’s hair. […]