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February 2016

Part I of this article in the previous edition looked at the discovery of diamonds in Kono District, the colonial control of the minerals and the influx of foreign elements into the country in search

President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma a year ago launched a massive cassava cultivation scheme in the country with the objective of making it economically viable. The appointment of former Senior Adviser to the President, Prof. Monty

Pupils of Koyeima Government Secondary School in the Valunia Chiefdom, Bo District, recently demonstrated against the school administration during which they set ablaze the residence of the Acting Principal, Mr. Samuel Ndeleh James (in photo). The

The Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) recently organized a news conference at their headquarters on Kissy Road, Freetown, to express their dismay over what the Public Relations Officer (PRO) Abdul Karim Dumbuya described as

Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation II, Madam Madina Rahman, is in Ethiopia attending the First Ministerial and Stakeholders Conference on Immunization in Africa, which commenced yesterday 24th February, 2016 at the African

Transparency International keeps reminding us that, “Corruption in the health sector can mean the difference between life and death”. The level of corruption in the health sector of countries in developing nations is unfortunately high.

Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) has disclosed in its Auditor General’s report on the Account of Sierra Leone 2014 Assessments and Follow-up on Recommendations (2010-2014) that about 935 recommendations were made for selected Ministries, Departments

With support from the African Women’s Development Fund, over 50 physically challenged women have benefitted from Le200,000 each as start-up capital following their graduation from a soap-making training programme in the Western Area Rural District

Paramount Chief Musa Ngumbukla Kallon of Jawie Chiefdom in Kailahun District has called on Government to put in place measures to arrest the ugly situation of cannibalism in his chiefdom. In-depth investigation by Sierra Express Media

In my view, criticism is a necessary evil to correct the mistakes of seating  Governments the world over but criticism should be constructive and realistic. Some arm-chair critics have in the past condemned President Dr. Ernest

Chief Fire Officer of the National Fire Force (NFF), Mr. Ahmed Nasri Kamanda-Bongay, has disclosed that the Government through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) approved a budget proposal for the institution to

As part of their mandate to mobilize support under the leadership of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, members of the governing All People’s Congress (APC) in Pujehun District at the weekend embarked on a week-long

Since the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) arrived in Morocco in 1963, over 5,000 Americans have served as part of the organization’s partnership with the country to develop resilient communities through education and

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Kaifala Marah, at the weekend took thousands of plantain and banana suckers to his farm in Koinadugu District, Sierra Express Media can authoritatively reveal. According to the Secretary

Happy belated birthday greetings to you Francescia Ann-Marie Lucian Boi Farma of #26B Blackhall Road, Kissy, Freetown, as you celebrated your first natal anniversary on Saturday 20th February, 2016. Wishes of long life, good health, prosperity