Khalifa Jabbie Donates To Flood & Mudslide Victims.

Sierra Leones’s football star Khalifa Jabbie has donated assorted food items and sixteen (16) bails of used clothing… worth over Le 25,000,000 (Twenty Five Million Leones) to the flood victims at the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire on Tuesday, 15th August 2017. In his statement, he noted with sadness that the unprecedented disaster has taken so many citizens with potential, adding that the donation was done on behalf of his family. Khalifa revealed that he is in the country on some important activities but upon witnessing the sad event,Read More


Mudslide Disaster: A Stark Reminder Of Corruption & Poor Urban Planning.

By Yomi Kazeem……. Two days later, the staggering effects of a devastating mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, is starting to become clear. So far, over 400 people have been reported dead while another 600 remain missing and are believed to be buried in the debris as recovery operations continue in the affected areas near the capital. Thousands of survivors have also lost their homes and are, the Red Cross says, at risk of disease outbreaks following the muddy floods. Given that Sierra Leone’s rainy season is not yet over,Read More


Sierra Leone:-Over 400 Dead & 600 Missing In Deadly Mudslide.

By The Associated Press…… The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said that more than 400 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains. Many were trapped under tons of mud as they slept. The Connaught Hospital mortuary in central Freetown was overwhelmed on Tuesday withRead More


USA:- Deandre Harris Nearly Beaten To Death By Pro-Trump’s White Supremacists.

By  Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith,The Independent— More than $118,000 (£91,700) has been raised for an African American man who was brutally beaten by a group of white supremacists in a horrific attack in Charlottesville. Shocking pictures and footage were captured of Deandre Harris being chased by a gang of white men before he was savagely beaten with what appear to be poles at the protests in Virginia this weekend, leaving him needing hospital treatment. The 20-year-old was left covered in blood with a broken wrist and needing eight staples for his headRead More


Tribute To Flood Victims.

By NDA Leader/Flagbearer MC Bah….. Yesterday on that fateful Monday morning of August 14, 2017, the mountain that defined Sierra Leone’s beautiful landscape rolled down like an angry ocean and killed hundreds of our compatriots while destroying homes and properties along its violent path. That ferocious rain which created an ominous valley of death drenched many in a pool of mud. Even in the face of death, our nation stood up against the shameless action of the August 14, 2017 flooding. But we continue to weep with our eyes towardsRead More


VP Alhaji Sam-Sumana Hits Kono Conference USA With Nostalgia & Unity.

By Ibrahim Bockarie….. It is no doubt that the height of the Kono Conference came when the elected Vice President Alhaji Chief Sam Sumana, who was Skyped into the meeting live, ended his speech with an old Kono song of unity, “mor ni moh nyon biya”, meaning “let us hold each other up”. The second annual Kono Conference in Washington DC was indeed a great success! It was a forum where Kono descendants of all tribes and political leanings came together, putting aside their differences, to discuss the future ofRead More


Over 1 Trillion Leones Squandered At Nassit.

An Insider’s View….. The National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) was set up by the people’s money and same exists to provide better life during retirement, sickness or disability and thatthe insured people’s family members may also benefit from the scheme. Over the years, the Trust has been riddled with one controversy and the other, and monies meant for the people have been cornered in the name of bad investments. The 2015 Audit Report on the Accounts of the Government of Sierra Leone has exposed how billions and billionsRead More


KKY Leaves SLPP Forever.

PPRESS STATEMENT By Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, Monday July 3, 2017 KKY is out of SLPP for the betterment of Sierra Leone. Members of the Fourth Estate, Compatriots, Well-wishers, and Concerned Citizens, in the name of the KKY Movement, we salute you for honouring our invitation to this crucial Press Briefing. We have not assembled here in any way to justify what is happening in the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) that has made this ‘indaba’ possible, nor are we here to vilify those that have made it impossibleRead More


HOW “PAOPAISM” WRECKED SLPP.

By r Columba Blango…… A Reflection Let us have a microscopic look at how the Paopas have managed to wreck SLPP and the impact of their avarice, corruption and fanaticism on our party’s reputation. Let us critically examine the cost of paoparism to the party and other aspirants over the last five years. Let us also try to understand for once that, When Corruption, Greed and Fundamentalism converge, it means Unquantifiable Chaos in SLPP. Let us as well bring into the fore the cost of the mayhem and loss ofRead More


The Problem With Dr. Kandeh Yumkella.

By Sorie Fofana….. On Wednesday 28th June, 2017 Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella was due to “suspend” his campaign for the flag bearership of the main opposition SLPP (Sierra Leone Peoples Party). The venue for the Press conference, Kona Lodge, became a media circus. The media was curious to run with the biggest news item of the day. But, unfortunately, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella did not even show up at the venue for the Press conference. What was meant to be an important Press conference turned out to be a medley ofRead More


Mugabe Donates $1 Million To African Union.

Copyright: Reuters News Agency…. HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Monday he was donating $1 million to the African Union (AU), hoping to set an example for African countries to finance AU programs and wean it off funding from outside donors. For years, about 60 percent of AU spending has been financed by donors including the European Union, World Bank and governments of wealthy non-African countries. Mugabe, who has held power in Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980, has said reliance on foreign funds allows bigRead More


Cameroon, The Best of Africa.

Copyright: FIFA.com… <div class=”video-nojsmessage”>fifa.noJSVideoMessage</div>This summer in Russia will be Cameroon’s third time competing at the Confederations Cup. Other African powerhouses Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa have all made two appearances, while Côte d’Ivoire and Tunisia have both represented their continent once at the Tournament of Champions. The Indomitable Lions have also achieved the best result of an African nation at the competition. While in 2001 they failed to make it out of the group stage, two years later they not only topped their group but also made it all theRead More


President Koroma Sells The 709 Carat Diamond For $50M?

By Lihai Turay…… Much has been written about President Koroma’s brief encounter with the United States President Donald Trump at the recent Arab Summit in Saudi Arabia. This encounter has even been described by pro-ruling APC media as a ‘divine encounter’ ordained by God. But what really was that encounter all about? It is over a month since the Koroma government’s botched attempt at selling the second largest diamond ever found in the country. And questions are now being asked about the whereabouts of the diamond, which the government saysRead More


Sierra Leone Sold Into Economic Slavery.

By Mahmud Tim Kargbo…. Stop Making Excuses for IMF and World Bank Loans. Poor Economic Decisions by this current government—not Prudent Economic Measures—are behind the huge IMF, World Bank and other Financial Institutions Loans obtained by this current Sierra Leone Government of President Koroma. Let’s call it what it is so we can deal with it. What our government and team of propagandist need to understand here is the borrower is always a pure slave to the lender. When the tides come, you know precisely who is defenceless because tooRead More


Addax-Bioenergy Flouts Local Cotent Policy.

By Ranger Ranger…… Workers of Addax Bioenergy Company in Mabilafu, few miles from Makeni, on Monday 12th June 2017, staged a peaceful strike action to register their discontent with the treatment of nationals by the company. Addax Bioenergy is a Swiss-Owned Sugarcane-based renewable energy company operating in Northern Sierra Leone with a work force of over 800 nationals. This move was necessitated by the apparent disregard for the appeals and concerns raised by the workers. According to our source, when workers work over time they simply go without pay. InRead More


Sylvia Blyden Addresses UN Convention On Disabilities’ Rights.

Copyright: MSWGCA…. STATEMENT BY THE HON. DR. SYLVIA OLAYINKA BLYDEN, MINISTER OF SOCIAL WELFARE, GENDER AND CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE AT THE TENTH SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF STATES PARTIES TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, NEW YORK, USA, 13TH -15TH JUNE 2017. Your Excellency Mr. Georgi Panayotov, President of Conference, I stand on existing protocols to bring you greetings on behalf of His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the Government and people of the Republic of SierraRead More


ADP’s Kamarainba Released On Bail.

Copyright: Van-Nelson… The Leader and Chairman, and Presidential Candidate for the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) Mr Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has on June 7th,2017 been arraigned before the presiding Magistrate, George B. Samai of the Kailahun Magistrate Court in Segbwema Town on three count charges. The ADP leader stood trial for “Unlawful Possession of A Stun Gun”. The Leader and Chairman pleaded not guilty to all three counts. In his testimony, the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Foday Suma introduced himself as the Operational Commanding officer of the Daru divison, asRead More


SLPP. Compounding An Already Ugly Situation.

By Kalilu I. Totangi…. Anyone who frequents Facebook may have read my off-the-cuff remarks regarding the expulsion of the plaintiffs in the recently concluded Alusine Bangura et al vs. the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) case before the Appeals Court of Sierra Leone. In my impromptu comment, I referred to the decision to expel the trio as “wrongheaded”, noting that it “only serves to erode the long earned democratic credentials” of the party. I called on “all peace loving and progressive members of our party to stand with me inRead More


Sierra Leone: Ombudsman Recruits 3 Female Mediation Officers.

By A Special Reporter…. The Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone , Mr Melron Nicol-Wilson, as part of the delivery project of his 100 day action plan, has recruited three female graduates as Mediation Officers from Fourah Bay College, the University of Sierra Leone The three mediation officers, Hawanatu Bangura, Ade-Kumbi Emline Renner and Mamie Fomba are also holders of a Division 1 degree in Sociology and Social Work. According to the Ombudsman, the Mediation is the first step in resolving complaints made to the office of the Ombudsman about maladministration.Read More


Sierra Leone: Gov’t Shelters Pen-Robbery, Sycophancy & Bootlicking

By Mahmud Tim Kargbo….. There are corresponding types of government, but on complete investigation of them it is obvious that democracy is the only one which needs propitious leaders and followers. When important leaders are borne by good followers, what follows is a genuine act of holding up to the leader to fulfil his role better. However this is reasonable when the followers have the special privilege granted by the government to agree or disagree with such leaders where it is sure to happen. Therefore President Koroma and our currentRead More