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April 2013

Fatuma binti Baraka (aka Bi Kidude), Zanzibari Taarab singer passed away on 17th April 2013.  She was considered the undisputed queen of Taarab and Unyago and was also a protégé of Siti binti Saad.  Bi Kidude was born in the village of Mfagimaringo,

THE OSWALD HANCILES COLUMN “His  Excellency the President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has urged his ministers to collaborate and cooperate more than building and protecting personal empires.  He made this statement on the occasion of the

Founder of Melqosh Mission International - a UK based Non-Profit Organisation, has been awarded the much celebrated and reputable Unsung Hero in the Debut Honorary Unsung Heroes Awards organised by Calabash Magazine. Faith Okrafo-Smart (in photo)

Hip Hop rapper, poet and community organizer, Toki Wright (in photo), is scheduled to hold a series of concerts and engage young Sierra Leoneans who are interested in hip hop music. The Minnesota MC who is

Accra, Ghana – Ghana has over 4920 registered civil society organisations (CSOs) and about 1500 of these work actively in all ten (10) regions to address social, economic and political upheavals in the country. They

Sierra Leone Parliament Tuesday 16th April, 2013 approved the presidential nomination of Alhaji Wurroh Jalloh (in photo) as substantive Executive Director of the Maritime Administration. The Parliamentary approval of the SLMA former Acting Executive director went

A three-man Road Safety Technical Team from the Federal Road Safety Commission of Nigeria on Tuesday paid a courtesy call to the Secretary of President Koroma at State House. The team, which was invited by the

Corruption has a devastating impact on the economy and the society and that is why Islam strictly prohibits bribery. This is what the Hadith and the Qur’an have to say about it: "God cursed the one who

The Station Manager of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) in Lungi, Lansana Sawie, has accused the Angelic Contracting Firm, Circular Road, Freetown of mismanaging $69 Million meant for the implementation of water projects right

Information reaching this press from Buya Romende Chiefdom, Port Loko District, reveals that OSD officers from Lunsar Police Station, deployed at Dawnus, are engaged in massive theft of the fuel meant for the operation of

In a few days, Sierra Leone will celebrate her 52nd so-called Independence Anniversary. The celebration will be graced by endless petrol queues, inflated prices, salary crisis, water shortage, epileptic electricity, rampant violence, endemic corruption, mass

Supporters of the national team, Leone Stars, have severely criticized the Minister of Sports, Hon. Mohamed Abubakarr Paul Kamara, for the appointment of Irish born Johnny McKinstry (in photo) as head coach of the national

On 27th April, 2013 Sierra Leone will celebrate her 52nd Independence Anniversary amid long petrol queues, water shortage, epileptic electricity, inflated prices, endemic corruption, chronic poverty, salary crisis, rampant violence, mass unemployment, armed robbery, poor

Faith in the Lord Pentecostal Church, situated at 44 Circular Road,  April 14th celebrated its third Annual Thanksgiving Service. Delivering the sermon on the theme, “Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord All Yee Land, Serve

The Ballon International Academy Preparatory School recently held its annual speech and prizegiving ceremony on the school campus at 23 Back Street, Kissy, Freetown. Giving a brief background of the school, the proprietor and headteacher, Emmanuel