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The Visit of the Saudi Prince and the Richest Arab Business Tycoon to Sierra Leone: What Should We Make out It?
Written by Ibrahim Sillah   
Monday, 10 June 2013 10:29

Sierra Leoneans and the world at large are eagerly and impatiently waiting to hear and to see what His Royal Highness, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz’s historic and high profile visit to Sierra Leone will be all about. True, the momentum that accompanies this visit is undoubtedly and unusually high. That is so because it comes as a well-deserved response to His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s invitation of His Royal Highness to have a friendly communion and business-minded talks with His Excellency, the President and his Government on the fertile soil of Sierra Leone.

Willie Jay and Star Zero to be united
Written by press release   
Sunday, 09 June 2013 02:47

The United Sierra Leone Initiative and its partners, would like to announce that it has reached an agreement ‘’in principle’’ between Ms Wilhelmina John otherwise known as Willie Jay and Ms Linda Samai otherwise known as Star Zero for a peaceful settlement of their disputes to avoid the ongoing legal proceedings for alleged libelous and defamatory suit against Star Zero for some lyrics used in a song offensive to Willie Jay.

The settlement included an undisclosed joint United Sierra Leone Mutual Agreement between Willie Jay and Star Zero, unanimously approved by their respective lawyers. Parties shall continue to comply with their respective obligations under the ten (10) point Mutual Agreement, in order to pave the way for the case to be withdrawn from court, on or before the next court hearing date.

President Koroma’s tolerance; lessons learnt
Written by John Pa Baimba Sesay   
Sunday, 09 June 2013 02:37

Launching the APC  manifesto prior to the last Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone, President Ernest Koroma spoke of his strong willingness and commitment to work towards strengthening the country’s democracy and new politics. Chapter eight of the said manifesto deals exclusively with ways the then presidential flagbearer would want to deepen the country’s democracy, in terms of  deepening the process of decentralization and strengthening local governance across the country; empowering women and youth; enhancing participatory policy making and promoting political tolerance and inclusion, amongst other ways.

Welcoming Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed to Sierra Leone
Written by Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Press Attaché, Sierra Leone Embassy, Riyadh   
Sunday, 09 June 2013 02:23

His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia is scheduled to visit the small West African State of Sierra Leone on 10th June, 2013, following his recent invitation by Sierra Leone’s President, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.

Prince Alwaleed – ‘The Richest Arab’

HRH Prince Alwaleed is the Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC). He was ranked number one in the Arabic and English issue of Arabian Business Magazine’s 50 Richest Arabs List, 2012 with a net worth of 25.9 Billion dollars. The Prince’s wealth reached $ 26.9 billion dollars, according to the latest poll conducted by Bloomberg as of 3rd, June 2013.

Written by Expotimes   
Friday, 07 June 2013 20:32
President Ernest Bai Koroma today make the following appointments pending Parliamentary Approval:Mr. Leonard Balogun Koroma (Logus) - Minister of Transport and Aviation and Mr. Vandi Chidi Minah - Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, withdrawing the previous appointment of Mr. Abu Bakarr Multi-Kamara due to ill-health.
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2016 Global Peace Conference to be held in Freetown---as IPRA 50th Birthday confab ends in Istanbul


The 26th biennal conference of the Internatonal Peace Research Association (IPRA) is billed to take place in  Freetown, Sierra Leone in November 2016, marking the second time Africa has hosted the conference since the founding of IPRA in 1964. This was announced following the re-election of  the two IPRA Secretaries-general, Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw (pictured) and Dr Nesrin Kenar, who co-ordinated the 25th  IPRA conference in Turkey,  at the organisation’s administrative meeting on August 14 during the 25th  IPRA  conference in Istanbul  to serve a second term of two years.


Business News

Sierra Leone Embassy & Beijing Chamber Of Commerce for Cultural Industries Launch China-Sierra Leone Hand-In-Hand International Foundation

The Sierra Leone Embassy in China in collaboration with the Beijing Chamber of Commerce for Cultural Industries on Saturday 17th June, 2017 launched the China-Sierra Leone Hand-in-Hand International Foundation with a view of cultivating good citizenship by enhancing social, environmental, cultural and economic wellbeing of communities in Sierra Leone.

It also will among others, serve as a bridge of friendship between the two nations in a bid to promote international culture and art exchanges and contribute to economic development.

Speaking at the event, Madam Kumba Alice Momoh, the embassy’s Chargé d'Affaires   referred to the launch of the China-Sierra Leone Hand-In-Hand International Foundation as “the birth of a new era during a period that Sierra Leone is celebrating 46 years of bilateral relationship with China”


Media News

Freedom of Expression Violations Rise Sharply in West Africa

The incidents of freedom of expression rights violations in West Africa more than tripled in the first quarter (January-March) of 2017.

Over the three-month period, a total of 47 violations were recorded as against 14 violations for the last quarter (October-December) of 2016. The violations recorded in the quarter under review range from arrests and detentions to physical attacks, online violations, shutdown of media houses, censorship, seizure and destruction of property and killings. The 47 violations occurred in 10 out of the 16 countries in West Africa.

These findings are contained in the latest edition of the West Africa Freedom of Expression Monitor, a quarterly report by the MFWA which analyses and highlights freedom of expression developments in the sub-region.





 Your Excellency Sir,
 It’s been six months since I subscribed to my usual publications of this piece. And this is primarily because I have been out of the country for the entire period, and as such would not normally objectively tender a subscription. I do apologize to my readers for this. So having being in Monrovia, Liberia for the recently concluded ECOWAS Summit, I would like to do some analysis on such a historic august body and gathering of this sub-Saharan/West African region.
In resume, among other crucial achievements, ECOWAS, through its military apparatus, ECOMOG, played very sacrificial and invaluable roles in bringing peace, security and democratic governance to both Sierra Leone and Liberia during their past civil wars, and most recently ensuring that the Gambian people’s democratic change of government from the notorious dictatorial twenty seven years regime of Yaya Jarmeh, to the current government of President Adama Barrow, through their tactical robust intervention, overseen by President Helen JohnsonSirleaf of Liberia and other ECOWAS Presidents/actors, was enforced. Furthermore, ECOWAS has also spearheaded the enactment of several socio-political, advocacy and economic treaties in the sub region.

View Point


Honestly speaking Sierra Leoneans are well known for their hospitality all over the world, especially in Africa. But ironically many of them hate each other. But they love foreigners. They have high respect for strangers. But unfortunately they do not have respect among themselves. You can attest this to what is happening in the social media. Where they are showing their pull him down (PhD) syndrome. By castigating their compatriots unnecessarily. Some of them just because of jealousy and envious evil spirit they possess. They prefer to promote foreigners than their own brothers and sisters both in and out of the country.

Day in day out they are insulting each other.They are using all sorts of vulgar languages against each other. And even their own highly respected president in the world, President Ernest Bai Koroma they are insulting him openly. Therefore, it is an open secret that many Sierra Leoneans are not well cultured.


News - Press Release

WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication

 World Health Organization Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has welcomed contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The pledges were made at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, USA which is being attended by 32 000 Rotarians from around the world. 

“It is humbling to see again the power of this incredible global partnership to generate funding to fight one of the world’s most horrible and debilitating diseases,” said Dr Tedros.



A proportion of the money pledged will help WHO fund disease surveillance in more than 70 countries and enable it to provide expertise to help countries vaccinate 450 million children per year against polio. The Organization will also provide guidance on vaccination policy and participate in research into vaccine delivery methods, operational tactics and other approaches that can help accelerate eradication.


Society -Local News

Kambia hosts 41st Africa Child Day celebration

The Ministry of Social Welfare in collaboration with its international and local partners has commemorated the 41st Day of the African Child with residents in Kambia District.

The theme for this year’s celebration is" The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Children in Africa: Accelerating Protection, Empowerment and Equal Opportunity "

The ceremony attracted distinguished personalities from across the country and thousands of school going pupils from the district.



Sierra Leone Collateral Registry to improve access to finance for MSMEs

Minister of Finance and Economic Development and Governor of the Central Bank Monday (June 12) jointly launched the Sierra Leone Collateral Registry, an electronic public database holding information on security interests in movable property.


The Registry is an initiative of the Bank of Sierra Leone with technical and financial support provided by the World Bank Group to improve access to finance, particularly for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Established under Part II of the Borrowers and Lenders Act, the Registry is a web based system that allows lenders to search for any pre-existing security interests over movable assets provided as collateral. It facilitates the use of movable assets as collateral that may remain in possession or control of the borrowers and thereby improves access to secured finance.




Movable assets are the main type of collateral that MSMEs, especially those in developing countries, can encumber to obtain financing. Given opportunities in agribusiness among others, the Collateral Registry regime allows farmers and entrepreneurs to unlock significant sources of capital with assets that would otherwise not be looked at by lenders as potential collateral.



APC Secretary General Ambassador Yansaneh announces the resolutions at the June 1st NAC Meeting
EBK endorsed to continue as Chairman and Leader,continue to unite and transition the party.
Selection or Endorsement of Presidential Candidate who will appoint a Running Mate to be endorsed by NAC.
National Executive Officers must have served at regional,district or constituency level to be qualified for selection or election.
Must n paid up and active in the last 10 years and paid up for 7 years . 
Will sign an undertaken to support whoever is selected or endorsed . 
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