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‘Infrastructural Transformation Is a Catalyst for Growth and Development’ – President Koroma

‘Infrastructural Transformation Is a Catalyst for Growth and Development’ – President Koroma

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma today, Monday 29th May 2017, officially opened the Sierra Leone Development Finance Forum jointly organised by the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development held at the Bintumani International Conference Centre in Aberdeen, Freetown. The theme of the event; “Unlocking Private Investment in Sierra Leone” speaks to […]

Opiate addiction has become increasingly common in Sierra Leone, where there are few avenues for drug rehabilitation

Opiate addiction has become increasingly common in Sierra Leone, where there are few avenues for drug rehabilitation

The dark street corner would have been silent if not for the grumble of a motorbike. It was nearing midnight, but for Ibrahim Sesay – a 27-year-old motorbike taxi driver in Freetown – the evening had just begun. He pulled four small pills from his breast pocket, gulped them down without water and set off […]

German National in Freetown Magistrates’ Court for U.S.$172,000 Fraud

German National in Freetown Magistrates’ Court for U.S.$172,000 Fraud

A German, Dr. Jur Olaf Grabowski, yesterday appeared before Magistrate Dr. Abou Bakarr Binneh-Kamara of the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.1 for allegedly defrauding Fawaz Building Materials a whopping sum of US$172 on behalf of the German Drilling Group Limited. The accused was before the court on one hundred and fifty-two (152) counts of conspiracy to […]

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM) to Start Operations in Sierra Leone, Liberia

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM) to Start Operations in Sierra Leone, Liberia

The Netherlands flag carrier airline, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM) has confirmed that they would start operating their flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia at the start of the new 2017 summer schedule. According to the company, the new operation would serve to further expand their African network, adding that with the two […]

Sierra Leone should reconsider barring pregnant girls from classroom

Sierra Leone should reconsider barring pregnant girls from classroom

FREETOWN — The government of Sierra Leone issued a ruling last month barring “visibly pregnant” girls from attending class or even sitting for school equivalency exams, a decision that drew criticism from girls’ rights groups. While groups like Brac and others continue to advocate for the right of all girls to attend school, we can […]

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