Monthly Archives: March 2015

Match-Fixing Allegations Fifa Director of Security to Visit Salone

The world football governing body, FIFA has confirmed that their Director of Security, Ralf Mutschke, will soon visit Sierra Leone as part of their dedicated initiatives to tackle match manipulation around the world. In a bid to secure more information

Sierra Leone Winger Joins Bristol Rovers

Sierra Leonean-born winger, Abdulai Bell-Baggie, has joined Bristol Rovers on a short-term contract until the end of the season. The 22-year-old, who was released by Tranmere in February, where he scored five goals in 65 appearances during a three-year spell,

WANEP and Partners Call for Dialogue and Negotiated Settlement

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and partners have called for dialogue and negotiated settlement in the current political tension in the country. In a press release issued on 25 March, the group stated, “We therefore express our unreserved

Civil Society Views On the Sacking of VP Sam-Sumana

Various civil society groups across the country have issued statements to either condemn or applaud President Ernest Bai Koroma for the sacking of Vice President, Chief Alhaji Sam-Sumana. Most, if not all of the releases underscored that civil society has

Seven Convicted for Violating Public Health Emergency

Presiding magistrate at the Pademba Road Magistrates Court No.2, Manuella Harding, Thursday, 26 March convicted and fined seven persons the sum of Le1 million each or serve 12 months at the Male Correctional Centre for violating the Public Health Emergency

UK Ship Hosts President After Service in Sierra Leone

His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma has thanked UK sailors and Royal Marines on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus on the eve of their departure back to the UK. It follows nearly six months deployed as part of

NACSA Ends Confab to Combat Irregular Migration

The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) last Thursday, 26 March ended a stakeholders’ conference at the Atlantic Hall, National Stadium hostels on ‘Capacity Building for Combating Irregular Migration (CBCIM) in Sierra Leone’. Irregular migration, according to experts, is a

Between Peace and Constitutionality

Sierra Leoneans have been unfortunately divided along the line of “peace” and “constitutionality” despite still grappling with a deadly Ebola conflict which has not only decimated our number, but has inflicted a telling socio-economic impact on the citizenry. No doubt