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More than 1.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic

More than 1.5 million children around the world are estimated to have lost at least one parent, custodial grandparent, or grandparent who lived with them due to death related to COVID-19 during the first 14 months of the pandemic,...

President Bio Addresses Global Education Summit in UK, Assures of Girls’ Access to Quality Education

President Dr Julius Maada Bio today addressed the Global Education Summit, the biggest of such events to encourage donors to raise $5 billion in the next 5 years, along with commitments from partner countries on domestic financing for education. The...

Hotel, Tourism and Nutritional Sciences Observes Faculty Day

The Faculty of Hotel, Tourism and Nutritional Sciences of the Milton Margai Technical College (MMTU), Brookfields Campus, on Friday 30th July 2021 organized its Faculty Day at its Brookields Campus in Freetown. The Faculty Day was organized under the project...

Report on Makeni ‘Generator’ Massacre Out

The Report titled: ‘Study on Police Response to Protests Bombali Human Rights Committee’, done by one of Sierra Leone’s sober legal luminaries Lawyer Valnora A.C Edwin, is finally out and was officially launched over the weekend in Makeni. According to...

Gender Empowerment Bill…

Bio Leaves No Development Stone Unturned By Betty Milton, Brussels, Belgium In his New Direction Manifesto, President Julius Maada Bio committed to addressing a lot of burning issues, apart from his flagship project, the Free Quality Education and other human capital...

I’m bigger than Mayor of Freetown position” – Blyden

By Aruna Turay One of Sierra Leone’s fearless women politicians, Dr. Sylvia OlayinkaWalminahOresolaBlyden has told AYV newspaper that she is far bigger than, and aiming far bigger than the position of being a Mayor in Sierra Leone. She was responding to...

Aftermath of August 2020 police, youth riot in Makeni;

10 Gallant Youth Still Missing By Aruna Turay Ten gallant youth, who were caught in the August 2020 ‘generator riot’ between police and youth of Makeni that claimed the lives of at least four people including a teenager and wounded several...

Planning Minister Pledges Sierra Leone’s Commitment to Climate Change

By Betty Milton, Information Attache Brussels, Belgium During the 112th session of Council of Ministers of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr Francis Kai-kai pledged Sierra Leone's commitment to...

6 Jailed for Damaging Police Vehicle

By Judiciary of Sierra Leone Communications Unit Court of Appeal Judge Honourable Justice Ansumana Ivan Sesay (JA), who presided over the special criminal session held in Magburuka town, Tonkolili district in the North-East Region of the Country has convicted six...

Human Rights Commission Receives Support from UNDP

The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) has received fifteen (15) brand new laptops from the Irish Aid/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part of the ongoing support to the Commission. In her statement, Chairperson of the Commission, Patricia...
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