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First Senior Secondary School for  Tambakha and Samaya Tambakha Chiefdoms in Northern...
First Senior Secondary School for  Tambakha and Samaya Tambakha Chiefdoms in Northern...

First Senior Secondary School for ...

First Senior Secondary School for Tambakha and Samaya Tambakha Chiefdoms in Northern...

First Senior Secondary School for Tambakha and Samaya Tambakha Chiefdoms in Northern...

(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has toured the two Tambakha Chiefdoms and discussed his government’s...
Sierra Leone Seeks Partnership for Sustainable Financial Model By State House Media and...
Sierra Leone Seeks Partnership for Sustainable Financial Model By State House Media and...

Sierra Leone Seeks Partnership for...

Sierra Leone Seeks Partnership for Sustainable Financial Model By State House Media and...

Sierra Leone Seeks Partnership for Sustainable Financial Model By State House Media and...

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio and Stakeholders in the energy sector (SLENA, 30th March, 2021). His Excellency President Dr Julius...
Kamalo, Sanda Tendaren, Mateboi and Batkanu discusses Government’s  Inclusive Development...
Kamalo, Sanda Tendaren, Mateboi and Batkanu discusses Government’s  Inclusive Development...

Kamalo, Sanda Tendaren, Mateboi and...

Kamalo, Sanda Tendaren, Mateboi and Batkanu discusses Government’s Inclusive Development...

Kamalo, Sanda Tendaren, Mateboi and Batkanu discusses Government’s Inclusive Development...

(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has toured major towns in the Karene District as part of his inclusive...
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS STILL prevalent… says Sierra Leone’s Permanent...
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS STILL prevalent… says Sierra Leone’s Permanent...

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS STILL...

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS STILL prevalent… says Sierra Leone’s Permanent...

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS STILL prevalent… says Sierra Leone’s Permanent...

(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). The Sierra Leone's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Alie Kabbah has said violence against women and...
As Consumers Demand for Quality Network Services... Information Minister proffers 90 days...
As Consumers Demand for Quality Network Services... Information Minister proffers 90 days...

As Consumers Demand for Quality Network...

As Consumers Demand for Quality Network Services... Information Minister proffers 90 days...

As Consumers Demand for Quality Network Services... Information Minister proffers 90 days...

(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). The Minister of Information and Communications, Honourable Mohamed Rahman Swaray has given 90 days to all mobile phone...
President Bio Installs Four Paramount Chiefs, Unveils New Vehicle for the Supervision of...
President Bio Installs Four Paramount Chiefs, Unveils New Vehicle for the Supervision of...

President Bio Installs Four Paramount...

President Bio Installs Four Paramount Chiefs, Unveils New Vehicle for the Supervision of...

President Bio Installs Four Paramount Chiefs, Unveils New Vehicle for the Supervision of...

(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has installed four Paramount Chiefs in the Karene District and has unveiled a...
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AFDB New Country Director presents credentials to  Foreign Minister

AFDB New Country Director presents credentials to Foreign Minister

(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). The new Country Director for the African Development Bank in Sierra Leone, Madam Halima Hashi last week presented her Letters of Credentials to the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,...
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Orange SL Showcases Rich Service Portfolio at NATCOM’s Sixth Consumer Parliament

Orange SL Showcases Rich Service Portfolio at NATCOM’s Sixth Consumer Parliament

(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). The General Secretary of Orange mobile company, Haffie Haffner has said that Orange-SL has been operating for five years now in the country and providing excellent service for the Sierra Leonean populace. Madam...
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Unbundle SALCAB if it will give us improved internet access at reduced cost!

Unbundle SALCAB if it will give us improved internet access at reduced cost!

Social Media is awash with stories on the unbundling of the Sierra Leone Cable Network (SALCAB). The generated public interest is understandable given concerns about still limited access to internet and the high charges. While it is so pleasurable...
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Congratulating the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology!!

Congratulating the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology!!

We are living in a time when one can easily fall into the temptation of believing all is gloom. The year 2020 has been so dominated by COVID-19 and its effects that we have hardly had time to show to ourselves due appreciation for the dividends of...
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Say No to Hate Speech

Say No to Hate Speech

This week, I fear we have reached another acute moment in the use of hate speech, and I am using this editorial to add the voice of Sierra News to that of many Sierra Leoneans who are calling for the outright rejection of hate speech. Hate...
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Social media and the case for Media and Information literacy

Social media and the case for Media and Information literacy

The invention of the World Wide Web is arguably the greatest social revolution in modern times. Through the World Wide Web we get connected with each other in real time. Access is however not equitable at this point. In 2017, the World Bank...
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Say No to Hate Speech

Say No to Hate Speech

This week, I fear we have reached another acute moment in the use of hate speech, and I am using this editorial to add the voice of Sierra News to that of many Sierra Leoneans who are calling for the outright rejection of hate speech. Hate...
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Take our children off the streets and enroll them in schools

Take our children off the streets and enroll them in schools

The title of this editorial surely strikes a chord in every adult Sierra Leonean. Far too many of our children are on the streets and living wild. We have for many years had a problem of streetism because of a combination of circumstances. We have...
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Plastics here Plastics there, Plastics everywhere!! We can do better

Plastics here Plastics there, Plastics everywhere!! We can do better

As I sip water from my plastic sachet, I can't help but wonder where the plastics will end up! Maybe it will end up on the gutter, clogging the water ways, littering our streets, or on our precious soil affecting the food chain, or back in my...
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Medium-Term National Development plan: A call for people's participation and ownership

Medium-Term National Development plan: A call for people's participation and ownership

Today I will touch on a topic for which two sayings are particularly relevant. The first is the saying that goes: "Failing to plan is planning to fail," by Benjamin Franklin. The second is "If you don't know where you are going,...
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MASK UP SIERRA LEONE: COVID-19 is real!

MASK UP SIERRA LEONE: COVID-19 is real!

This week (August 7 - 14, 2020) is World Mask Week. A week set aside as part of a global move to inspire people to wear face coverings to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Fellow Country men and women, we are in the middle of a pandemic that is...
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Please join me wish Maria Brewer - Tenki and Adios

Please join me wish Maria Brewer - Tenki and Adios

When Maria Brewer Ambassador Nominee to the Republic of Sierra Leone appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on July 26, 2017  her opening remarks recognised her husband Mark and eight-year-old daughter, Arina thanking them...
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Fake News:  Putting the genie back in its bottle

Fake News: Putting the genie back in its bottle

Today, I will attempt to discuss the emerging global problem of disinformation or 'fake news' that confront societies in general, and journalism in particular. A particular danger is that this information is usually free, easily accessible...
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Health Insurance towards Universal Health care

Health Insurance towards Universal Health care

Last week His Excellency the President, Dr. Julius Maada Bio launched the first insurance scheme for Health workers. Under the Group Life Insurance Scheme, all eleven thousand frontline health workers who are engaged in the fight against COVID-19...
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Opening the Economy amidst COVID-19 anxieties: Welcoming the new normal!

Opening the Economy amidst COVID-19 anxieties: Welcoming the new normal!

On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). This was followed by the March 11, 2020 declaration that the outbreak could be described as a...
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Criminal Libel laid to rest: Advancing liberalisation and Professionalism in the Media Landscape

Criminal Libel laid to rest: Advancing liberalisation and Professionalism in the Media Landscape

On Thursday 23rd  July 2020, the Parliament of Sierra Leone amended the Public Order Act of 1965 (Act No. 46 of 1965) by repealing Part V of that law which deals with criminal libel and also enacted the Independent Media Commission (IMC) Act...
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COVID-19 Pandemic Likely to Result in Lasting Changes to schooling

COVID-19 Pandemic Likely to Result in Lasting Changes to schooling

Ah at last, the school bells are ringing albeit for pupils prepping for national exams. But the feeling is good! It is a 'back to school' season like no other as we begin to reopen our school gates following weeks of enforced...
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Freedom of Expression - Our Rights and Responsibilities

Freedom of Expression - Our Rights and Responsibilities

As we continue to move the discourse on media information literacy, I will today attempt to discuss the issues surrounding freedom of expression, its indispensability in a democracy and its attendant responsibilities. The good news for all is...
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Lest we forget Freetonians - the Rains are here!

Lest we forget Freetonians - the Rains are here!

Over the weekend, we witnessed the first heavy rainfall in the year. The weather forecast was so bad that the Mayor of Freetown was compelled to raise an alert and an emergency call line was introduced. As I drive through downtown Freetown,...
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Reopening faith centers: Adhere to keep our places of worship safe and open

Reopening faith centers: Adhere to keep our places of worship safe and open

While the burden of the COVID-19 fell evenly across Sierra Leone, faith groups were forced to punctuate their practice as part of the COVID-19 preventive measure.  But at a time of widespread anxiety about 'The now and The future',...
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