SOUTH AFRICA: National assembly approves controversial information bill
Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed by the South African national assembly’s adoption of the new version of the Protection of State Information Bill (POSIB) yesterday with 190 votes for, 73 against and one abstention.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has on Tuesday 4th June 2013, educated health workers at Peripheral Health Units (PHUs), Community Health Centers (CHCs), and Community Health Posts (CHPs) in the Bombali District.
President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), Kelvin Lewis on 24th May 2013 addressed journalists and other dignitaries at the 7th Independent Media Commission (IMC) Media Awards held in the capital Freetown.
The SLAJ President said, as they are celebrating the achievements of their colleagues in the various awards categories, they must not be oblivious of the fact that the media in Sierra Leone stand faced with huge challenges, challenges that are undermining journalistic standards that should portray best practices.
Moyamba, (SLENA) - In a bid to achieve President Koroma’s agenda for prosperity on infrastructural development, Works, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Alimamy P. Koroma last week joined Members of Parliament on Works Oversight Committee on an inspection tour in parts of the South of the country.
NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 16 June 2013 – On the Day of the African Child, UNICEF joined the African Union to mark the efforts by African communities to promote social change and end practices that endanger the lives and health of hundreds of thousands of children each year.
As electricity is the centre of development, the Ministry of Energy (MoE) has attracted German investors on a big solar and other renewable energy project of about 200 MWts in Sierra Leone. The Deputy Minister – Martin Bash-Kamara over the weekend toured with representatives of BC BANGERT solar energy project up country to spot potential areas in Sierra Leone for the construction of centres for the project.
Evangelical Mission in Holland boosts Port Loko mission
Port Loko, (SLENA) - The Evangelical Institute of Technology in Polo Loko is a beneficiary of a consignment of teaching and learning materials estimated at millions of leones.
The consignment which comprised of computers, class room administrative equipment and stationeries was a donation from friends of the Evangelical Mission in Holland. It was formally presented by the proprietor of the mission, Rev. Solomon Paul Gazali who said at the ceremony that the essence of the donation was not only to enhance technology in the education sector but to also address contemporary issues that will ensure self-reliance and national development.