In January 2022, “The leone currency depreciated against the USD by 44.27%” according to Steve Hanke of Johns Hopkins University.
After spending almost a year in jail, govt critic and popular rapstar found guilty of robbery with violence.
“I have not decided your sentence yet, you could face up to 15 years imprisonment. It can be reduced or even increased. But it depends on what you say on your plea mitigation on Friday March 17th”,
Five Sierra Leonean women (maids) died in mysterious fire in Lebanon.
“The argument escalated to the point where a number of the women were thrown from the seventh-floor balcony to the sixth floor by alleged Lebanese men before setting the building ablaze. Another lady also jumped from the sixth floor to the ground to avoid the fire. But also died on the spot,”
Fake Housing Company in Freetown bursted as its CEO is a criminal with fake names, passports, and identities in many countries.
“The President of the Company had criminal past in Ghana and Nigeria and carries himself with several names such as Alexander Moses, a Ghanaian, Edward Alex Philips, a Sierra Leonean, Alex Olubode-Philips, a Sierra Leonean, Olufunmilade Adeyemi, a Nigerian, and Aladura Moses in Dubai.
Civil Society calls Minister Leema’s statement of crushing people reckless.
“Lawrence Leema’s statement is reckless in whatever context he meant. How do you threaten to crush people whose taxes are used to pay the forces, he asked? If we were living in a serious country, he should have been sacked or forced to resign”
The Tobacco and Nicotine Law, the savior of victims of secondhand smoking in Sierra Leone
“In 2017, out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures for tobacco-related diseases were estimated at SLL 45 billion in 2017, having a deleterious impact on poverty levels, inequities, and livelihoods”
Guinea deploys more security forces in the disputed border town of Yenga.
Guineans have taken over Yenga, a disputed border that is found in Kailahun district in East Sierra Leone. Guinean troops […]
EU Sierra Leone Mission commits over 7 mil Euros to the 2023 election, clarifies its position.
“The statement made by Hon. Emerson Lamina about comments made by the EU Ambassador during the August 10 protest does not correspond with the facts. His statement is unfortunate, and his tone did not reflect the good bilateral ties existing between the EU and Sierra Leone,”.
Over 200 sacked airport staff demands for their severance packages
“Refusing to pay the workers their terminal benefits contravenes our labor laws. Our ministers of Transport and Aviation should act fast and solve this issue”, Opposition MP
Sierra Leone: High Court rules opposition presidential contender has a corruption case to answer four months to election
Sierra Leone will be having a keenly contested election in June. As it stands, only President Bio is all clear to contest as the opposition leader now has to battle with a court matter which outcome is unpredictable.
ECOWAS Court to rule on the Ebola survivors corruption case against Sierra Leone in May
“Ebola survivors believed the mismanagement of Ebola funds by the govt led to hundreds of deaths”
Return league for Bio SLPP against Samura APC for the 2023 election.
Its a Bio Samura affair for Sierra Leone’s 2023 election.
Injunction: Opposition APC claims ruling SLPP is pushing it to avoid a fair election contest.
“We have heard a lot -unopposed, no runoff from the ruling party. This is what is manifesting because they know we have a better chance of winning the election. This action shows people are actively using political influence to stop a free and fair election and kill democracy, rob the people of their rights as provided by the constitution,” Hon. Kargbo.
The Catholic Diocese of Makeni gets a new Bishop
“The position of a Bishop is given by qualification and merit in line with the church doctrine” Pope rep. By […]
First Lady Bio calls for more protection as bodyguard dies from accident injuries
“It is with heavy heart that we announced the death of one of the female close protection guards of First lady Fatima Bio”
FEATURE: Improving Education in Sierra Leone is either now or never.
Let me quicken to state that very brilliant ideas are contained in the new Direction Manifesto on improving education in the country. But archiving this over ambitious initiative is one-billion-dollar question.
Alharrkan School Headteacher absconds with millions of school cash and other valuables.
“He also took along the school tablets (equipment) supplied by Child Fund Sierra Leone, thereby creating a negative image for the school. The school is a mission school but we’re suspecting interference from officials from the Ministry of Education,”
Scores of pupils injured in Bo after a stadium rail accident
“My condolences to those affected” President Bio.
Labor Ministry Engage Saudi officials on Labor Migration
“As an Embassy, it is our job to look into it properly because we are the first point of call whenever there are problems with citizens in these Gulf States”, Ambassador Jalloh.
Supreme Court of Sierra Leone OKs ‘Controversial’ Proportional Representation (PR) for 2023 Election
“Between 1996 to 2002, the PR system was used because the country was going through a civil war and military rule. But now, our country is peaceful and there is no need to have a PR system” Opposition.
Boat accident leaves 11 dead in Bonthe district
“The boat flouted safety rules after it was suspended last year” SL Marinetime Agency By Jonathan Omaru in Mattru Jong […]
Project 1808 Concludes its 6th National Science Leadership Festival in Kabala, Sierra Leone
“We started with few students. But now have over one thousand who have gone through Project 1808 and we’re the only organization that started the Free Education Program for a very long time before the government introduced it. As a result, we have transformed many lives and still ready to do more.” Njai.
The death of Philip Neville is a test for investigative journalists
Philip exposed many corrupt politicians, bankers, businessmen, and corporations in society. Many people in the current ruling circles are not comfortable with Philip’s publications.
Re-electing President Bio in 2023 will be an error
What happened to the bread and butter issues promised by this government?
Koinadugu district 15-year-old land dispute between two chiefdoms still unresolved.
“The documents were then forwarded to the Ministry of Local Government and the District Office in Koinadugu District. Government is continuity and therefore the ruling cannot be overturned by me this time round.” The Minister said.
The govt is losing the social media debate of using a visible chimp on Sierra Leone’s new passport
“The pain I feel when I remember I hold a passport from Sierra Leone is heavy. How do you put this sort of photo on our passport. We are already blacks, and they already call us Apes and monkeys and some clown in high office does this to us?” Naasu.
Civil rights activist arrested for suing telecom companies over poor services
By Alpha Kamara in Washington DC Head of the native consortium, a civil society organization suing telecommunication companies over poor […]
Musician BOSS LAJ spends over 200 days in jail including, Christmas, and New Year holidays
In November, the musician posted that he was threatened with a pistol by an ex-combatant and a ruling party loyalist called Major Biyai.
The Philip Neville I Know-A tribute to a fallen media icon
I will celebrate Mr. Philip Neville, a man who started his media from something small with only a newspaper and built it into an institution called Media One Center, adding a radio and TV station through which many young journalists, including my humble self, have passed and are all excelling. I will forever be grateful to him.
President Bio commits to free, fair elections in meeting with President Biden in Washington D.C.
President Joseph Biden on December 14th, 2022 at the White House before the State Dinner met with President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone, Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, President George Manneh Weah of Liberia, President Andry Nirina Rajoelina of Madagascar, and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, to discuss their countries’ upcoming elections in 2023 at this critical time for democracy globally.
President Bio grants citizenship to over 100 African Diasporans
“Sadly, the history of slavery has always been etched on our minds because our brothers and sisters were captured and sold from the early 16th to the late 18th century. Our country was at the heart of that history too”.
As family mourns the death of a pregnant woman in their custody, Sierra Leone police say she died outside their station
“Mabinty was arrested and pushed into the police vehicle even though she told them she was pregnant. They even accused her of being an accomplice to her husband and was treated as a suspect. The police only remove her from their detention after her condition became worse,”
US law firm sues the Sierra Leone govt for U.S. $ 8 million legal fees
Chicago-based Jenner said in its complaint on Tuesday that it “vigorously represented” Sierra Leone in legal matters against an iron ore contractor pursuing claims that exposed the country to potentially $1.8 billion in damages.
Sierra Leonean Athlete in exile over threats on his life for his political views
“Some of the youths were even chanting my name in anger holding stones and other weapons,” Kamara By Alpha Kamara […]
Rapstar LAJ accuse the police and court of violating his rights
My rights have been violated, my dreadlocks shaved, I was beaten up by a gang of police officers, and charged to court and jailed for nothing, “he posted.
Ten sexually penetrated girls in Bonthe receive recovery packages with cash
“Among the victims that received the NLE 500 was a three-year-old girl that was badly penetrated by an alleged 36-year-old man”.
Family of Don Pole killed by SLPP’s Prince Harding still crying for justice one year after his death
By Alpha Kamara in Washington D.C On Saturday November 6, 2021, 40-year-old Mohamed Koroma also known as Don Pole died […]
Sierra Leonean Broadcaster and Actor David Vandy receives the US Presidential Lifetime Award
“I involved myself in a lot of volunteer activities. Sometimes, I work with others to feed the homeless. Another times I work with peers to help African students learn about drama and theater during the summer” Vandy
27 civilians killed by Sierra Leone security forces on August 10th laid to rest
No amount of money is commensurate to Evangelist Samson’s life. So, for the government to give Le 20 million without handing over his corpse to the family despite several requests from their solicitor is totally unacceptable” victims lawyer.
Sierra Leone: Rap Star LAJ collapses in court as his dad is also locked up
“Pa Bah has been taking on the police on the reasons they shaved his son’s dreadlocks after his arrest”
Sierra Leone soccer star Musa Kamara hospitalized after attempted suicide
“I want to ask my fans the world over to please beg my wife and ask her to forgive me and give me a second chance”, he said on video.
Principal Magistrate Jails 4 in connection with August 10 riot
“Having therefore given the consideration to the evidence in its entirety and in line with the legal authorities cited, I therefore hold as follows: that the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th accused are each found guilty on all counts,”
Fake Indian syrup kill dozens of children in The Gambia
The loss of these young lives is beyond heart breaking for their families. WHO is conducting further investigations with authorities in India. While the medicines have been identified in The Gambia, WHO is calling on other countries to join hands and search for these medicines and remove them from the market to stop further harm to patients” WHO D.G.
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“As first Ladies, our first responsibility is to protect our women and children. Let us concentrate on containing and eradicating gender-based violence.
President Bio bids for Sierra Leone to have a U.N. top seat as citizens protest in New York
“We have increase domestic financing in education, provide teaching and learning materials which has seen an increase in the number of girls in schools including pregnant teenagers,” Bio
Ahead of Elections, Sierra Leoneans Flooded Registration Centers, Greeted with series of Challenges
Sierra Leone’s voter registration for the 2023 general elections started on September 3 2022.
Family of Evangelist Samson want his corpse for burial￼
“Samson an opposition activist was killed by the police in Makeni”
Six people died from floods in Freetown Sierra Leone￼
Six people have lost their lives from torrential rains caused by floods across parts of Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. […]
Commonwealth Games 2022: Dozens of Sierra Leone officials and athletes missing in the U.K.￼
“Some athletes are very promising. We were expecting medals. But it looks like their plan to stay in the UK overshadowed their performance in the competition”
Over two months in jail, rapper LAJ’s case sent to the High Court￼
His lawyer said his client has been treated badly in jail including cutting off his dreadlocs which is his key musical identity.
Sierra Leone: ‘Rethink about the environment and go solar’￼
“We can switch from smokey fires for cooking to energy efficient induction plates”.
Makeni generator protest victims sue Sierra Leone government to the ECOWAS court￼
“Makeni people who took to the street were simply exercising their right to protest. The police could have used other lawful means to control the protest” IHRDA
Opposition social media activist killed by state security in Makeni￼
“How can you kill a harmless civilian for allegedly using social media without any formal investigation”
In Sierra Leone: SLAJ Condemn Attacks on Journalists￼
“They parked in the middle of the road blocking other road users. I told them it was wrong and they descended on us”
Sierra Leone police confirms arrest of protesters including two opposition figures￼
“We are protesting to call on government to respect women’s rights and reduce the economic hardship”
Sierra Leone introduces the ‘New Leone’
“New Leone, same value with more better features” Bank Governor.
Sierra Leone’s First lady calls out Air France for treating African passengers like slaves￼
“We are treated like criminals at all European airports especially France. We are given the worst terminal to travel from like dogs” Fatima.
Brother and friends of rapstar LAJ sent to 36 months jail for riotous behavior
“36 months in prison for visiting your brother at the police station? Let’s say they even insulted the police. This is injustice,”.
Police using 60s law to justify inhuman treatment against jailed rap musician LAJ
“LAJ is a musician, his hair or dreadlocks is part of his music brand and identity. Cutting it off is dehumanizing and unacceptable. What happens if he is found not guilty,”
LAJ’s father calls for his son’s immediate release
“Foday Sankoh was a rebel leader. He was jailed for years, but his dreadlocks were never shaved” LAJ’s Dad
Crossroad to death, prosperity, or profit- the illegal migration story in Sierra Leone
“I still want to travel no matter what, this is my ambition to fulfill. My mother and other relatives are looking up to me as the current breadwinner, it is not possible to achieve what I want in Sierra Leone, overseas is where the possibility lies, and I must go there”
Sierra Leone: Army presidential guard killed after a violent struggle
“A military press release says he was stabbed to death by a civilian. But others disagree”
Sierra Leone’s former Aviation Minister jailed for calling President Bio a thief and Ex-coup leader
“Sierra Leone’s judiciary is very poor in handling bail for even bailable offences” Dr. Blyden.
Sierra Leone: Mentally retarded man charged to court for insulting President Bio
“This is the lowest of the low” social media commentator.
Mohamed Asmieu Bah, SLAJ Secretary General is still the right man for the job
“give our flowers to the living when they can still smell them”
US accuses the Sierra Leone government of gross human rights violations
“There were several credible reports that the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings”.
A Sierra Leonean woman arrested in Seychelles with 1.7 kilos of cocaine.
“Officers found around 1.7 kg of white substance suspected to be cocaine in her luggage” Seychelles police crime unit
Sierra Leone Foreign Affairs Ministry uncovers large-scale visa, and passports scam
“A Sierra Leonean residing in the US was defrauded ABOUT USD $ 20,000 by the scammers” By Alpha Kamara-TVS United […]
Sierra Leone’s Education Commission closes ‘fake Dominion Christian University’
“Dominion Christian University and their degrees awarded are of no effect, not valid and are not recognized in Sierra Leone”.
As hardship hits Sierra Leone, Kabala Blind School in desperate need of help
“We used to feed them three times, enjoy electricity and water supply, but all of that stopped”.
Sierra Leone rap star and social critic LAJ arrested by the police and freed few hours later
“Two days ago, he blasted the ruling party and cited social burning issues” By Alpha Kamara-TV Salone USA Rap musician […]
Sierra Leone kicks off AFCON 2023 campaign with test matches as Steven Caulker becomes the next team captain
Leone stars ready for their first friendly in readiness for AFCON 2023.
British council to close its office in Sierra Leone
“We regret to announce that we will be permanently closing our physical location in Sierra Leone, 20 A J Momoh Street, Tower Hill, Freetown, Sierra Leone from 1 April 2022″ British Council Freetown.
CHRDI Visits Jailed opposition leader Kamaraimba Mansaray
“I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in jail. I have to urinate every 30 minutes” Kamaremba
Sierra Leone-US based athlete Maggie Barrie retires from competitive athletics
I’m crying as I write this. Those that understand the blood, sweat, and tears that go behind pursuing a dream with your whole heart will understand this emotion” Barrie.
US Congressional delegates crowned traditional chiefs in Sierra Leone
“Slavery disoriented me with my African roots. But now I am here” Rep. Meeks.
Campaigners petition parliament to outlaw FGM in Sierra Leone
Anti FGM campaigners in Sierra Leone petition government to outlaw the practice.
SL Boxing Association to host the zone 2 boxing competition
By Hawa Dauda in Freetown Sierra Leone Boxing Association is set to host fifteen African countries in the zone two […]
9 year old girl raped by uncle dies in Bo city-Sierra Leone
Wuya was raped by her uncle in 2018. She died in January 2022.
Home Coming: Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger visits Sierra Leone
Chelsea star Rudiger visits Sierra Leone.
Leone Stars Kakay rescues a local shop in Cameroon
Osman Kakay rescues a needy family in Cameroon.
Coach Keister calms angry fans after Leone Stars early AFCON exit
“Disappointment is an element of the sport. Even though we do not embrace the outcome” Coach Keister
Herbalist, murder convict LA Moiforay’s presidential pardon revoked, Justice Minister sacked
President Bio revokes herbalist LA Chocolate’s clemency and sacked his Justice Minister
Why Team Sierra Leone is being celebrated by fans like AFCON champions?
The fans of the Leone Stars are celebrating the team as AFCON winners. Do you know why?
Comedian Sara D Great blast LAJ for hanging out with LA Chocolate
Sara D Great blasts LAJ for hanging out with LA Chocolate.
Sierra Leone Army accused of corruption, sexual abuses and human rights violations
A local human rights body has accused the Sierra Leone army of corruption and gross human rights abuses.
Sierra Leone Entertainers angry over the release of murder convict Herbalist LA Chocolate
Sierra Leone entertainers unhappy over the release of herbalist convict LA Chocolate.
17 months old toddler dies in police detention in Makeni
A 17 months old baby has died in police custody in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Her mum was in custody for allegedly stealing a handbag.
Sierra Leone’s Kao Denero crowned African Hip Hop King of 2021
Kao Denero of Sierra Leone is crown African hip hop king of 2021.
Bonthe Lady-21 dies in FGM or Bondo initiation bush
A 21 year old lady has died inside an FGM secret society bush in Southern Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone: 2020 audit report- millions of USDs unaccounted for
Sierra Leone’s 2020 audit report says about four million USD is accounted for.
Sierra Leone police detain opposition leaders ‘over census defiance’
Opposition leaders have been detained for speaking against the 2021 census.
Sierra Leone starts the 2021 census in the midst of opposition boycott
Sierra Leone ends its 2021 census in the midst of opposition boycott.
Ambassador Kao Denero visits the US Embassy in Washington DC
Kao Denero says his desire is to boost the country’s entrainment to promote young talents.
Christmas Love- Ladies With Vision Donates to the School For the Blind
“We give to the needy because this is the Goodwill season” Ladies with vision.
Fears of ritual killings hits Bonthe as two people are reported missing
Fears of ritual murders rise in Mattru Jong as more people are reported missing.
Sierra Leone’s Auditor General, Lara Taylor-Pearce given an indefinite suspension
“This is shocking. The people of Sierra Leone deserve answers” Opposition leader.
Taxi Driver sentenced to 50 years jail for killing a US citizen in Freetown
Taxi driver sentenced to 50 years for killing a US citizen in Freetown.
Police in Bendugu detain suspects on remand for 3 months
“We know its a human rights violation but we have no choice” LUC Mongo.
Over 80 fire victims given a state burial outside Freetown
“Current death rate stands at 115” According to health officials.
Fire disaster claim dozens of lives in Freetown- Sierra Leone’s capital
Fire disaster claims the lives of over a hundred people in Freetown. Aye witness says the fire started after a fuel truck exploded.
Opposition Leader questioned by the Anti-Corruption Commission
Sierra Leone’s opposition leader invited by the Anti Corruption Commission in Freetown.
Sierra Leone: National Female Soccer Coach Suspended on Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
Sierra Leone’s national female team coach suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct.
EU Election Follow Up team to Sierra Leone indicts NEC and the Police
EU mission to Sierra Leone indicts NEC, Police and PPRC and called on them to increase public trust.
Gambia and Sierra Leone remove residential permits for its citizens working in both countries
Sierra Leone and the Gambia remove work permits for its citizens working in the two countries.
As RUF Gibril Massaquoi’s trial continues in Finland, witness says Taylor Ordered the killing of Sam Mosquito Bockarie
Witness tells court Charles Taylor ordered the killing of former RUF leader Sam Mosquito Bockarie
As migrants protest continue in Germany, Leema backs SL citizens’ deportation
As migrants protest continue in Germany, Sierra Leone okays deportation of his citizens.
Doctor leaves forceps or (scissors like) in patient’s abdomen for 7 years
Doctor in Sierra Leone leaves forceps in a woman’s abdomen for 7 years
Fridays for Future Sierra Leone kickstarts Tree Planting in Freetown
Friday’s For Future Sierra Leone is planting trees in Freetown.
Protests against forceful repatriation of ‘Sierra Leonean Migrants’ in Germany intensifies
“The Germans are paying foreign embassies to help deport their perceived nationals” German Government. By Alpha Kamara in New York […]
Sierra Leone Senior Female Soccer Team ready to take on The Gambia
Sierra Leone’s female team Sierra Queens are ready to face The Gambia in their return leg.
NEC’s credibility questioned, Observers call for investigation into the Koinadugu by-election fraud
“Some election officials were accused of falsifying results in favor of the ruling party candidate” Observers.
Sierra Leone arrests close to 100 foreigners outside Freetown
“They were undergoing a combatant training” Police LUC.
The rainy season in Kroo Bay: ‘Taking the slum from the people or the people from the slum’
Kroo Bay in Freetown Sierra Leone’s capital is not new to flood disasters. But residents say ‘taking the slum out of them is the only solution.
As Conde remains in jail, Doumbouya is sworn in as interim president
Guinea sworn in Doumbouya as interim president as Conde remains in jail.
US State Department calls-out Sierra Leone for gross human rights violations
The US Department of State has call out Sierra Leone for its gross human rights violations in 2020.
Keister calls 19 foreign based players for Morocco, S.Sudan and Gambia
Sierra Leone is ready for friendlies against Morocco, South Sudan and The Gambia.
Liberia deports 4 Nigerians ‘undesirable aliens’ for bank robbery
“They were convicted of armed robbery with aggravation” Liberia official. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic […]
President Bio interacts with Sierra Leonean ‘Diasporans’ via zoom
“Some of us are unhappy because we were not allowed to pose questions to the President”
Freetown and its current Water Crisis
Water is one of the main problems facing Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital. Its shortage is part of the environmental problems.
President Bio calls on the UN Security Council to reform its leadership
Sierra Leone’s President Bio calls on the UN to reform its leadership.
President Bio and First lady Fatima in the US to attend the UN General Assembly
President Bio and Firstlady Fatima Bio in the US to attend the UN General Assembly.
CID opens investigation into Kenema Council Office damages
Police is investigating to find culprits that destroyed the Kenema council office after a ruling SLPP party lower election.
Guinea Opposition “the coup is first step to end an illegal 3rd term rule”
Guinea’s opposition leader
Opinion-Sierra Leone is Stable, no more dark days of ‘Military Coups’
Opinion-Sierra Leone is different from guinea. No more coups.
A landslide in an illegal gold mine in Tonkolili district left scores dead
A landslide in an illegal gold mining site kills several locals in Sierra Leone.
ECOWAS damns the Guinean coup while the opposition okays it
ECOWAS condemns the coup leaders in Guinea.
Sierra Leone Paralympic athlete is the African long jump champion in Tokyo.
Sierra Leone Paralympian Kargbo leads Africa in Long Jump.
31 Stranded Sierra Leoneans Depart Senegal for Freetown
31 Sierra Leoneans stranded in Senegal to be repatriated back home.
Leone Stars to open AFCON 2022 against defending champions Algeria
Sierra Leone will open the AFCON finals against defending champions Algeria.
Bank of Sierra Leone to introduce new bank notes to fight depreciation
Sierra Leone to introduce new bank notes.
Former President Koroma is AU’s Chief Election’s Observer to Zambia
Former President Koroma leads a team of AU election observers to Zambia.
Makeni detainees released on bail after spending a year in jail
Makeni generator protesters released on bail after a year in jail.
UK adds Sierra Leone on the Red List of Covid-19 countries
UK adds Sierra Leone on the Red list of Covid-19 affected countries.
Councilors of Freetown City accuse their Chief Admin of divide and rule
Councillors of Freetown complain their Chief Administrator for alleged divide and rule politics.
Government disburses Le 4.1 billion to 30 players and 11 officials.
Government disburses promised bonuses to Leone Stars players and officials.
Football Star Mo Buya Turay boosts Sick Pekin Project
“I will donate 10 million leones every month till the end of the year” Buya Turay By Alpha Kamara in […]
Fatima Bio mourns kid brother and suspects foul play in his death
“He went to Warehouse healthy and came out dead” Fatima.
Jubilation in Freetown as Sierra Leone qualifies for AFCON 2022
“It’s the country’s first AFCON finals in 25 years” President Bio By Alpha Kamara in New York Freetown, Sierra Leone’s […]
Sierra Leone Benin match-Tit for Tat or African French Conspiracy?
“CAF rule says Covid19 tests and results should be issued to players at least two hours to kickoff. But this […]
New York Court serves legal notice to the Sierra Leone Mission in New York “Africanist Press”
The Sierra Leone diplomatic mission in New York has been accused of corruption in its office rehabilitation
FIFA and CAF Presidents visit Sierra Leone for the first time
FIFA and CAF presidents visit Sierra Leone for the first time.
Sierra Leone hosts ECOWAS leaders at it marks ’60 years of Independence’
Sierra Leone celebrates its 60th anniversary in the company of other regional leaders in Freetown.
Female student plus doctor abused by police and Government officials
Two women were abused by the police and government officials in Freetown.
Two Female Wheelchair Handball Athletes cry for help
Wheelchair Handball athletes are calling for help.
CAF says Sierra Leone- Benin AFCON match will be played in June
CAF says Sierra Leone will play Benin in June. But Sierra Leone appeals the decision.
Sierra Leone AFCON match against Benin cancelled
“CAF will take a decision on the next move” SLFA The AFCON match between Sierra Leone and Benin in Freetown […]
Makeni Youths Generator protesters in jail since July 2020
Over a dozen Makeni youths arrested last year are still in jail.
Rap Star Kao Denero appointed as Entertainment Ambassador
Rap Star Kao Denero has been appointed as entertainment ambassador for Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone UK player sent to 10 years jail for rape
“He raped women in female toilets in night clubs. He is a predatory sexual offender” UK Police Alpha Kamara in […]
Sierra Leone swimmers ready for Tokyo 2021 Games
Sierra Leone swimmers are ready for Tokyo 2021.
Isha Johansen is elected into the Fifa Council
Isha Johansen has been elected a member of FIFA’s executive council.
Kadija’s suspects released on bail as Judge order dad’s arrest
“Father posted negative comments about the trial and called me a nasty judge.” Judge Bosco. By Alpha Kamara in New […]
Alpha Amadu Bah the newsman with a passion for human interest news is no more
In memory of Alpha Amadu Bah of SLBC TV, a tribute to a journalist.
Eight Bombali Football stars die by road accident outside Makeni
“All football activities in the North are therefore suspended” NERFA. Eight football stars playing for different football clubs in Bombali […]
Mohamed Buya Turay donates $ 6,000 to save sight of a promising youth
Mohamed Buya Turay has donated $ 6,000 to help save a Sierra Leonean youth.
Kadija’s Elder Sister Testifies in Court on her sister’s rape and murder Trial
Kadija’s elder sister testifies in court on her behalf.
Rachel Horner donates street lights to ginger hall in Freetown
Sierra Leone’s Diaspora Co-ordinator in the US donates to her community.
Sierra Leone Activates Emergency Health Response as Guinea confirms new Ebola cases
Sierra Leone is on high alert as Guinea records new cases of Ebola
The story of Musa Tombo- Can it be a case of African magic?
Musa Tombo has abandon his contract twice in Europe only to coma back to Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leonean citizen stranded in Jamaica to be flown back home
The Sierra Leone Embassy in Washington is to repatriate a stranded citizen from Jamaica to Freetown.
President Bio Calls on ECOWAS to settle the Border Dispute Between Guinea and Sierra Leone
President Bio has called on ECOWAS to intervene in the Guinea Sierra Leone border dispute.
Makeni resident shot by the police last year is now paralyzed
One of the victims of police brutality in Makeni is now paralyzed.
Kallon blasts SLFA as AYV Navo vies for SLFA Vice Presidency
Sierra Leone football legend Mohamed Kallon says he is being treated unfairly by the SLFA.
The EU and Italy turn a blind eye to illegal fishing in West Africa
The EU is turning a blind eye to illegal fishing taking place in West Africa, investigative journalists have found.
US based Sierra Leonean develops SupAfrica a new messaging App
“It’s such a great app, I wasn’t expecting something incredible like this trust” User By Alpha Kamara A US-based Sierra […]
22 African-Americans granted Sierra Leonean citizenship
Twenty two Afro Americans who traced their roots to Sierra Leone have been granted citizenship by the President.
NYPD Cops Who Care donates to vulnerable families in Staten Island.
NYPD is teaming up with local officials to give donations to vulnerable communities.
Former Defense Minister Conteh freed from jail after granted a presidential pardon
Sierra Leone’s former defense minister Alfred Paolo Conteh has been released from jail after receiving a presidential pardon.
Salone Music Industry boils as allegations of sexual harassment hits ‘God Father Jimmy B’
Sierra Leone music god father Jimmy B has been accused of sexual harassment by some Sierra Leonean women.
Fish exported from Sierra Leone to Italy is exposed to alleged illegal trawling
A new investigation found out that fish from Sierra Leone shipped to Italy is fished illegally.
War convict Gbao is first RUF rebel leader to receive a Conditional Early Release
Former RUF war convict Augustine Gbao will serve his remaining jail term in Sierra Leone after he was given a conditional early release.
5,000 farmers to benefit from the Tormabum Agric. Rice Project
Five thousand farmers are to benefit from the Tormabum agricultural project.
Mercy and Hope Int. donates to children at Cottage Hospital
Mercy and Hope International donates to kids at Cottage Hospital.
Leone Stars Mustapha Dumbuya to help slum residents this Christmas
Giving during Christmas is always part of the Sierra Leonean culture.
Former Pres. Koroma’s interview with the ACC did not hold again
He is concerned about his security.
Head Teacher arrested with Free Quality Education Materials outside Makeni
A head teacher has been arrested with free quality education items outside Makeni.
Bumbuna OSB Police Officer attacked by armed robbers
An OSD officer has been attacked by armed robbers in Bumbuna.
UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed to Visit Sierra Leone
UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohamed is visiting Sierra Leone and other countries.
Tonkolili Regent Chief missing with Chiefdom Staff of Authority
We’re surprised he is no where to be seen. He is at large with the staff” Resident Minister.
Daddy Saj blasts Lands Ministry for alleged land grabbing
Sierra Leone musician Daddy Saj is unhappy with the lands ministry accusing them of trying to steal his family land.
Fatima Bio clarifies why she visited Housemate and not Big Sister Salone
Sierra Leone’s Firstlady has responded to the allegation of her taking sides with Housemate over Big Sister Salone TV shows.
A Chinese company is accused of Illegal gold mining in Tonkolili district
A Chinese mining company is accused of illegal mining in Tonkolili district in Sierra Leone.
Makeni bids farewell to Alpha Jah- a development Worker
By Mohamed Papa Bangura The city of Makeni on Saturday October 31, bade farewell to one of the city’s young […]
How Palm wine tapping is changing lives of Tappers in Bombali
Palm wine tapping in Sierra Leone has changed lives of several people.
Justice and Human Rights Clinic opens at EBK University in Makeni
A Justice and Human Rights clinic has been set up at the EBK University in Makeni.
Police arrests nine suspected armed robbers in Makeni City
Suspected armed robbers in Makeni with lots of properties.
Man sentenced to ‘Death By Hanging’ for killing a high school student
A man has been sentenced to death by hanging in Tonkolili.
Man cries for help after he got blind in prison
A convict has gone blind in prison. He is now calling for help.
RC School Patebana Marank needs Infrastructural Support
Pate Bana Marank calls for their school to be upgraded.
Man jailed to 35 years for pouring caustic soda on his fiancé’s eyes
A farmer in Tonkolili north has been jailed for 35 years for pouring caustic soda on girlfriend’s eyes.
Voice of Peninsula Radio in Tombo burnt down by fire
Peninsula radio in Tombo has been burnt down by fire on Wednesday morning.
Bombali District Council chairman missing after police raid
Bombali district council chairman John Shanghai Koroma is declared missing by his councillors.
Makeni City council boost Girls Education with a Science School
A new school for girls to study sciences has been completed in Makeni.
Bonthe district: Angry bike riders stormed the police station
Bike riders in Bonthe stormed the police station in Mattru Jong in protest and destroyed properties.
Police arrest Traditional Authorities in Bombali District
Chiefs in Bombali have been invited by the police for questioning.
Police IG vows to thrash civilians in Makeni in a leaked conversation
Sierra Leone Police IG Ambrose Sovula vows to thrash civilians in Makeni if they disturb the peace.
Office of National Security condemns the Makeni protest
The security sector in Sierra Leone condems the youths protest in Makeni North.
Makeni Youths protest in solidarity with Former President EB Koroma
Youths in Makeni are protesting in solidarity with former president Koroma.
Leone Stars 42-man squad arrives in Mauritania
A 42 man Leone Stars delegation has arrived in Mauritania ahead of the friendly match.
Look Who’s Talking! Corruption in the Big House
Journalist Claudia Anthony has been looking at the issue of corruption in the Sierra Leone parliament.
Former President Koroma complains of political intimidation
Former President Koroma is complaining of harassment and intimidation from the current government.
Man arrested with a loaded gun in Mayawlaw outside Magburaka
A man has been arrested with a loaded AK 47 along the Magburaka highway.
Pampana bridge by the Matotoka highway is ‘a death trap’.
Residents in Tonkolili say the Pampana bridge is a death trap.
President Bio releases the white papers on corruption
President Bio has launched the white papers on corruption in the past administration. But opposition says its a witch hunt.
US renews Sierra Leone visa ban due to its refusal to receive deportees.
The US has renewed visa sanctions against Sierra Leone for failure to accept its citizens back.
Ghana’s Ambassador to the US pays tribute to Barbara Tommey
Ghana’s Ambassador to the US pays tribute to Barbara, a Ghanian pastor killed by her husband.
Sierra Leone Rap King Kao Denero lights the African rap game
Sierra Leone’s hip hop star Kao Denero lights the Hip Hop game in Africa becoming the most talked about Hip Hop star in Africa.
Opposition politician Sylvia Blyden complains of police harassment
“Conspiracy to commit felony, incitement by offering fuel to commercial motorbike riders” Police. Opposition politician of the All Peoples Congress (APC) and […]
President Bio and Fatima meets with Sierra Leonean maids in Lebanon.
President Bio and First-lady met with Sierra Leonean maids in Lebanon.
Savage street bridge collapsed injuring some people
A bridge linking Western Freetown has collapsed.
Police suspects foul play in police officer’s alleged drowning in Tonkolili
Police say they suspect foul play with the death of an officer in Tonkolili.
Life Care doctor saves pregnant lady shamed for ‘carrying a witch pregnancy’.
A patient accused of being a witch has been successfully operated on by a medic in Freetown.
US sanctions Gambia’s former First lady Zineb Jammeh.
Gambia’s former First-lady Zineb Jammeh has been sanctioned by the US.
Charles Taylor’s call to be transferred from the UK jail due to COVID-19 dismissed
Charles Taylor’s appeal to be released from UK due to Covid-19 has been rejected by the court.
Ruling Party MP attacked by armed robbers in Waterloo
By Richmond B. Tholley in Makeni Hon. Musa Baimba Foray Jalloh of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party is hospitalised […]
Ruling SLPP party MP resigns from parliamentary accountability committee
Ruling SLPP party MP resigns from parliamentary committee on accountability.
A ‘ Beninese Timber Company’ accused of human rights violations in Bombali
“Local workers don’t even know the name of the company” Residents. By-Richmond B Tholley in Makeni. Angry residents of Makambo […]
Police officer reportedly drowned in the Makoli river in Tonkolili
A police officer has reportedly drowned in Tonkolili while on a visit with his fiancee.
Road linking Paki Masabong and Safroko Limba cut off by floods
Road linking Mapaki and Safroko has been cut off by floods since 2019.
Ex-RUF Chief Augustine Gbao Granted Conditional Early Release
Former rebel commander Gbao to be released soon. He will spend the rest of his jail term in his village.
Bendugu: SLPP MP’s son detained for illegal possession of a gun
By Richmond B.Tholley in Makeni Manseh Jalloh, son of the ruling SLPP party MP for constituency 056 in Bendugu is […]
Police officer released on bail after 21 days in jail for alleged rape
A police officer has been released after he was accused of raping a 7 year old.
Revenge killing: 5 year-old girl slaughtered by her uncle in Kambia
In Kambia, a man has been arrested for killing his brother’s daughter.
Makari Market a ‘White Elephant’ project
A market built in Bombali district has been abandoned by the market women.
13 Makeni generator youth protesters have spent 45 days in jail
13 Makeni youths have spent 45 days in jail.
Human Rights Watch blasts the US for sanctioning ICC officials
Human Rights Watch hits on the US Government for sanctioning ICC key officials.
Boseman ‘The Black Panther’ actor also helped relief efforts
Black Panther also helped relief work apart from acting.
More calls for the South Korean Government to protect religious rights
More calls are coming for South Korea to allow religious tolerance as Covid-19 raves on.
Daddy Saj Foundation Donates School Materials to Kroobay Community in Freetown
Sierra Leonean musician Daddy Saj donates to kids in Freetown.
Ten struck to death by lightening in Uganda
10 kids were killed by lightning on Friday.
Eleven-year-old rape victim laid to rest in Bonthe District
An eleven year old girl has been raped and killed in Mattru Jong, Bonthe district.
Love Your Menses gets a $ 10,000 grant from the Walsh and Boston Fund
Love Your Menses gets a $ 10,000 grant from Boston and Walsh.
ECOWAS cut ties with Mali’s Junta regime
ECOWAS hits hard Mali’s military regime.
Sylvia Blyden “Pa Koroma must let go of the APC party leadership”.
Key opposition politician calls of the leadership of her party to relinquish power.
Twelve Makeni Youths charged to court over the generator protest
Twelve Makeni youths charged to court over generator protest.
Politician Kamaremba remanded for alleged sexual penetration of a minor
Opposition politician on remand for alleged sexual penetration.
Man banished for killing village pastor through witchcraft dies in exile
A man accused of witch craft dies in exile.
The story of Valentine Strasser from Head of State to the street.
Former President Strasser is now on a wheel chair in Ghana.
Safroko Limba residents appeal to humanitarians to rescue their health center
Residents of Bombali Bana wants support to complete their abandoned health center.
AdvocAid warns overcrowding in prisons expose women to Covid-19
AdvocAid says overcrowding in prison exposes women detainees to Covid19.
NBA names Sierra Leonean Victor Williams as CEO of NBA Africa.
Victor Williams of Sierra Leone named NBA CEO for Africa.
Gospel singer Daniel Bangura graduates with a Masters degree
Sierra Leone gospel artist graduates with a Masters degree.
The killing of three siblings in South Sudan sparks concern in the country.
The story of three girls killed in Juba, South Sudan.
John Keister is Leone Stars’ Head Coach for the next 3 years
“We are here to develop Sierra Leone football, and I want all your support” Keister By Hawa Dauda in Freetown. […]
Charles Taylor’s promise to make sierra Leone taste the bitterness of war
By Madonna Garber in Freetown Charles Ghankay Taylor was born in Arthington, Montserrado county, Liberia. He worked as a government official under President Samuel K. […]
Makeni buried alleged victims of police brutality
Two of the victims have been laid to rest.
Three foreign fishing vessels escape detention in Sierra Leone
We raised $ 700,000 in fines from fishing vessels so far this year. Fisheries minister.
Opposition MP’s call for an end to police brutality with “Makeni Lives Matter”
This story is about MP’s sending a message against police brutality.
A visit to the Margai’s family cemetery in Gbangbatoke
Its about Sierra Leone’s first Prime minister Sir Albert Margai and how he ruled.
Sierra Leone diasporans refute claim from officials of the High Commission in Ghana
We felt insulted and we are angry.
UK labor MP raises concern over human rights violations in Sierra Leone
I will push the UK parliament to talk to the Sierra Leone government to respect rights of people.
President Bio launches the Sexual Offenses Model Court
We are a nation of good people. We must do better to end SGBV.
Journalists praise the repeal of the 55 year old bad media law
Today 23rd July is Freedom Day not only for journalists but all Sierra Leoneans.
Sierra Leonean guitarist nominated for an international award
Bai is the only nominee outside North America.
Five inmates in mattru Jong pardoned and freed
“I have been living here for 3 years and 3 months”
Makeni indigenes abroad raise over $ 4,500 in 48 hours to support the city
The group raised over $ 4,500 in 48 hours.
APC and SLPP disagree over the appointment of the new Elections Chief
The two parties disagree on the appointment of the elections chief
Opposition head Mohamed Kamaremba arrested for alleged sexual offense against a minor
If I’m needed I can be called upon at any time. No need to storm my house with security.
Makeni riot: Over forty-five people have been arrested
But sources said over ten people have been killed.
Makeni protest: Five youths killed by security officials
Youths are protesting the relocation of a back up generator to another town.
First lady calls for brutal justice for child rapists
“We will start kicking asses of child rape convicts” Fatima bio
President Julius Maada Bio calls for support from parents to end rape
But Khadija Saccoh’s father is still calling for justice.
Kao Denero releases story of Lumumba Video
“Lumumba’s story can be any one of us” Kao Denero.
Domestic violence turns house wife visually impaired
“My husband applied caustic soda in my eyes in Kono”
Commercial bike riders demolish police check point in Mattru Jong
“I was beaten, lost one million Leones and my drivers license” Bike chairman.
South Sudan Journalists lack support to report Covid-19
South Sudan has recorded over 2,100 cases of Covid-19.
Imperi Chiefdom-Bonthe district gets 30 acre rice farming project
“We do farming to sustain ourselves” Hon Kumabeh.
Bunny Mack-‘Let me love you’ hit maker celebrated 5 years on
Let me love you has been remixed by several other musicians across the world.
SGBV fight boosted as President Bio launches one stop centers
President Julius Maada Bio has launched “one stop centers” to fight rape and SGBV in Sierra Leone. The president in […]