Police monitoring the Media and regulating gatherings: Not a Human Right violation.

By Foday Mark Kamara (Uncle Mark) Since the Sierra Leone Police press release of 23rd July 2018, there have been an unending flow of responses from various opposition party members, civil society activists and other pressure groups including the Sierra Leone Bar Association which just woke from a ten year slumber. I want to state at this moment that as an activist myself, I do … Continue reading Police monitoring the Media and regulating gatherings: Not a Human Right violation.

Government Transition Team drops “Bomb”.

By Foday Mark Kamara (Uncle Mark) The Government Transition Team headed by Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister had early today released the transition report after many calls from citizens including opposition All People’s Congress members and supporters. The President on 6th April this year in a press released announced the setting up of the 12 member committee which was headed by the Chief Minister and had … Continue reading Government Transition Team drops “Bomb”.

Over Hajj Palava, Victor Foh and two others indicted.

By Foday Kamara (Uncle Mark) The Anti-Corruption Commission has opened the sealed indictments against the former Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh who was former supervisor to the Hajj Coordinating Committee 2017, Sheka Sahid Kamara, former Special Assistance for Political Affairs to the former President Ernest Bai Koroma and former Secretary to the Hajj Coordinating Committee 2017 and Abu Bakkar Carew the Permanent Secretary of the … Continue reading Over Hajj Palava, Victor Foh and two others indicted.

Chief Minister to serve as Foreign Affairs Minister tentatively.

By Foday Kamara (Uncle Mark) President Maada Bio has today appointed the Chief Minister, Professor David J. Francis to act as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the absence of the substantive Minister and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Alie Kabba and Mrs. Nimatulai Bah- Chang in a press released dated 28th June 2018. Prior to … Continue reading Chief Minister to serve as Foreign Affairs Minister tentatively.

Preseident Bio declares assets.

By Foday Mark Kamara (Uncle Mark) Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has today 28th June declared his assets in the presence of the country’s newly appointed Anti Corruption Commissioner, Francis Ben Keifala, making it the commissioner’s first official ceremony after his oath taking yesterday. According to State House Communications, the declaration is in line with the country’s Anti Corruption Law  which compels all civil … Continue reading Preseident Bio declares assets.

The fight to maintain Obama’s program for young African leaders.

By Sophie Edwards. Credit Devex WASHINGTON — Politicians, business leaders and a former top United States defense official have made a passionate case for maintaining one of President Barack Obama’s flagship programs — the Young African Leadership Initiative — which is likely to be cut back under the administration of President Donald Trump. They spoke as 1,000 young people from across sub-Saharan Africa gathered in Washington, D.C., this week for four … Continue reading The fight to maintain Obama’s program for young African leaders.

NEW MAP OF SIERRA LEONE UNVEILED.

By Foday Kamara. Sierra Leone has unveiled a new map showing the latest geographical boundaries in the country. Some 41 de-amalgamated chiefdoms have been created adding to the current 149, in a move the government has said is meant to right a historical wrong. Most of the de-amalgamated chiefdoms are found in the Northern Region which also saw two new districts added. The new map, … Continue reading NEW MAP OF SIERRA LEONE UNVEILED.

SALONE STORIES ESSAY COMPETION

Salone Stories will be accepting essays from Sierra Leoneans who meet the criteria stated below on the topic “The Role of political parties towards avoiding election violence and ensuring a peaceful electoral process in the 2018 General Elections”  from the 9th August to  26th August 2017. Essays should be submitted within deadline to salonestoriesessay@gmail.com ELIGIBILITY Must be a Sierra Leonean residing in Sierra Leone. Must be … Continue reading SALONE STORIES ESSAY COMPETION

As it was with the Ghanaian slum, so should it be with Kroo Bay.- Isaac Massaqui.

By Isaac Massaquoi. The jury is still out over the success or otherwise of the action taken by the Ghanaian government to destroy the biggest slum in that country in the last few weeks. It will take a little more time before any conclusive statement can be made because there’s just the odd chance that after all the media hype that accompanied the demolition of … Continue reading As it was with the Ghanaian slum, so should it be with Kroo Bay.- Isaac Massaqui.

FAMILIES WITHOUT BORDERS; NOT ONLY A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME, BUT A PARENTING, MENTORSHIP, LEADERSHIP AND COACHING PROGRAMME.

By Foday Kamara. Beneficiary, Families Without Borders. Families without borders is an organization with a mission to improve the lives of children and families through education and economic development. The organization do this through an empowerment model – honoring the inherent capabilities of individuals and providing the education and tools for them to improve their lives and communities. The organization has been engaged in offering … Continue reading FAMILIES WITHOUT BORDERS; NOT ONLY A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME, BUT A PARENTING, MENTORSHIP, LEADERSHIP AND COACHING PROGRAMME.