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Chief Minister Assures Development Partners

Chief Minister, Professor David Francis Chief Minister, Professor David Francis has assured that despite the COVID-19 pandemic in Sierra Leone, his government would continue its development efforts. He was speaking at a virtual meeting summoned...

Jail Term for Illegal FOREX Trading -Bank Governor Warns

Governor Kelfala M. Kallon As Sierra Leone’s exchange rates against major global currencies continue to fall, the Governor of the country’s Central Bank Prof. Kelfala M. Kallon, has issued another stern warning to those trading in foreign...

Mercury Pays Over Le1.7Bn to Winners

By Public Relations Department It was a moment of redemption as Mercury International Sports Betting and Lottery Company(SL) doles out over Le1.7 Billion to more than Seven Thousand, Five Hundred lucky winners from the Saturday night...

Sierra Leone mining revenue sinks as pandemic hits production and prices

By Cooper Inveen - Reuters (Reuters) - Sierra Leone is weathering a dramatic crunch in mining revenue as COVID-19 restrictions hurt companies’ ability to export gold and diamonds and access essential supplies. Revenue from mining dropped...

ACC & Radio Maria Sign MoU

Commissioner ACC, (L) Francis Ben Kaifala and Fr. Babeley displaying the signed MoU The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday 12th March, 2020 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Radio Maria - Sierra Leone which is geared...

Petroleum Directorate Opens Bids from 6 Companies

By Mohamed Lamin Banya The Director General of the Petroleum Directorate Timothy Kabba has disclosed that, six companies have applied for acreages since the fourth licensing round bid was opened. The Directorate...

Africell’s Le250,000 Smartphone is ‘Hot Cake’

A Commentary By Prince C. Kamara Sierra Leone’s premier mobile telecommunications giant, Africell has once again demonstrated that it is on top of every situation when it comes to making easier the lives of ordinary Sierra Leoneans.

Timber Association Executive Engages Members

By Prince C. Kamara Stakeholders in the timber industry of Sierra Leone have met to discuss the way forward in the timber business which according to them generates huge revenue for the country. Issues bordering on...

African Development Bank to Invest More in S/Leone

By Mohamed Lamin Banya President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina says they have invested more than seven hundred million United States Dollars in Sierra Leone and that the portfolio of the bank in Sierra...

Mercury Makes More Local Billionaires

Over 18,000 customers  on Friday 13th March 2020, flooded Mercury International Payment Centers across the country including the main Walpole Street center in Freetown in joyous mood as the company dishes out over  4.7 Billion Leones payout in Oddest Regular (Football) winnings.
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Why Is The Covid-19 Related Mortality Rate On The Increase In Sierra Leone?

By Dr. Manal Ghazzawi  As of today 26th May 2020, Sierra Leone records 754 cumulative confirmed positive Covid-19 cases,...

Countries failing to stop harmful marketing of breast-milk substitutes, warn WHO and UNICEF

A new report by WHO, UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals that despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of...

Chief Minister Assures Development Partners

Chief Minister, Professor David Francis Chief Minister, Professor David Francis has assured that despite the COVID-19 pandemic in Sierra Leone, his government...

SLAWIJ Donates Pads to Quarantine Women

In commemoration of  World Menstrual Day 2020, the Sierra Leone Association of Women in Journalist (SLAWIJ), donated Sanitary Pads, soap, toothbrush and Vaseline...