Famous Sierra Leonean musician, Alhaji Amadou Bah, aka LAJ, is again attacked at Aberdeen and presently receiving treatment. LAJ, a strong supporter of the All Peoples Congress, was arrested over the weekend and detained for hours in Freetown, days after… Read More ›
By Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk) Paramount Chiefs concede that political interference has been a key challenge to their authority Traditionally Paramount Chiefs in Sierra Leone play an important role in maintaining law and order at chiefdom level, but they… Read More ›
Stoking fear among followers is not clever politics but a recipe for self-destruction, warns UN rights chief
In a scathing address to the Human Rights Council, the top United Nations rights official on Wednesday warned political leaders who stoke fear and intolerance among their followers for the sake of their own ambitions are merely copying the behaviour… Read More ›
Dauda Kiwo an inmate at the Kenema Correctional Centre that who has spent 12 years on remand without trial on allegations of conspiracy, larceny and burglary has been released.
UN Mission in Afghanistan gravely concerned about ill-treatment of prisoners by Taliban, following first-hand testimony
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expressed “grave concern” on Sunday over “credible accounts” it has been given that Taliban militants have been mistreating prisoners, which in some cases “may amount to torture”.
Sierra Leone Government has navigated the difficulties well in the year since taking office – IMF team
The head of the IMF staff review mission to Sierra Leone, Ms. Karen Ongley said the country’s economic landscape remains challenging but that the authorities have navigated the difficulties well in the year since taking office, helping to stabilize the economy.
At a time when disinformation and mistrust of the news media is growing, a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights”, said the UN Secretary-General, in his message for World Press Freedom Day, marked on Friday.