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June 2018

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed sealed indictments for corruption offences committed in the 2017 Hajj scholarship scheme. It will be recalled that the ACC launched an investigation in August 2017 relating to the abuse of

18th June 2018 - The Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) received with utter shock and disbelief the sad news of the demise of our former President Mr. Sorie Sudan Sesay (in photo), who

It was while I was attending the funeral service of the late Madam Abator Davidson at Christ Church during that I thought of writing this piece. She was a dedicated Sierra Leonean woman who spent

The Ministry of Children's Affairs with support from its partners has commemorated the Day of the African Child June 16, with the Theme: "No Pikin Nor For Lef Bien For Salone E Betteh Wan; Leave

In a drive to promote Sierra Leone’s tourism through sports, the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) last Friday paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Mrs. Memunatu Pratt to

The President of the Sierra Leone Bar Association Rhoda Sufian-Kargbo on Friday 6th June 2018, handed over a Sub Treasury to one of the supervising Judges of the Fast Track Commercial Court  (FTCC) Hon Justice

Sorie Sudan Sesay, Sierra Leone’s Minister Plenipotentiary at our London Mission and Publisher/ Proprietor of the widely read Sierra Update Magazine is dead, family sources say. What a big and an irreparable loss.  I am devastated. 

Momoh Konte, NATCOM chairman today handed over his notes to incoming chairman Prince Harding. (Photo: l-r  (l) outgoing chairman Momoh Konte, and (r) incoming chairman Prince Harding).  Below is a transcript of the notes. BACKGROUND                                                           In

Sierra Leone's Attorney General, Charles Margai has been sacked, with no reasons given at time of press and SEM is uncertain whether he has received his last month salary.  He becomes the county's shortest-lived holder

Robert Weiss, an American national and owner of WS Development here in Sierra Leone, is a subject of an alleged police cruelty and illegal detention over a legal diamond business transaction that transpired between him

As a result of weak labor laws enforcement by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in the Government of Sierra Leone, a gas producing entity situated at National, Cline Town in Freetown known as

Madam Haddijatou Jallow (in photo), the out-going Boss of the Environment Protection Agency, on Friday 8th June 2018, officially bade farewell to her staff and handed over to the institution newly appointed and approved Chairperson,

The Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Madam Memunatu Pratt (in photo) has outlined the quick wins of the tourism and cultural sectors at weekly Government press briefing in the Ministry of Information and Communications,

The Human Right Commission of Sierra Leone (HRC-S/L) with support from UNDP has on Thursday 7th June 2018, launched the Human Right and Peace Clubs in secondary schools on the Theme “Building a Center of

"The bonds that bind us together should be greater than those that divide us."  These were the exact words of the  newly appointed Chairman of the National Commission for Privatisation, Umaru Napoleon Koroma as he