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Turkish Ambassador Pays Follow-up visit to IGP on PIKM Regulation

Turkish Ambassador Pays Follow-up visit to IGP on PIKM Regulation By Kembay Police Headquarters George Street Freetown, Wednesday 28th February, 2024 Her Excellency the Turkish Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Madam Sibel Erkan has visited the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. William Fayia Sellu to know the SLP stands on the Police Coordination and Cooperation Center (PIKM), ahead of the 5-6 May and 15-17 July, 2024 OIC meetings in Banju and Yaounde respectively.  In her presentations, Her Excellency Madam Erkan discloses that, her visit was to know if the SLP is interested in being part of the Police Coordination and Cooperation Center (PIKM) establishment following the 13th Summit  heads of States and Government of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The PIKM she went on to explained would be established to combat terrorism, extremism, organised crime and to strengthen capacities of PIKM members states.  "For the Center to become op

Thomas Daddy Brima's Unrivaled Legacy in Sierra Leone Football

Thomas Daddy Brima's Unrivaled Legacy in Sierra Leone Football By Maada Lans The current President of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Thomas Daddy Brima emerges as a catalyst for positive change, surpassing the accomplishments of his predecessors. His exceptional contributions to fostering unity among football stakeholders, revitalizing local leagues nationwide, and undertaking extensive rehabilitation of football structures exemplify a legacy that not only transforms the sport but also propels it towards unprecedented heights. President Brima stands as a beacon of hope, having redefined the narrative of unity within the Sierra Leone football community. Through inclusive dialogue and collaborative efforts, he has successfully united diverse stakeholders, instilling a sense of camaraderie that transcends past divisions. This unity not only fortifies the foundations of Sierra Leone football but also positions the nation as a harmonious force on the global football

Property belonging to former president Ernest Bai Koroma could be seized by a court.

Dear Sir, FINAL DEMAND FOR COMPLIANCE PURSUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL (THE SUM OF USD 135,000.00 (ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND UNTED STATES DOLLARS) AND Le 300,000,000.00 (THREE HUNDRED MILLION LEONES) I write in connection with the Judgment issued by the Court of Appeal on the 7th day of December 2023 requiring you to pay the sum of $135,000.00 in accordance with the findings and recommendations of the Sole Commissioner and cost of le 300,000,000.00. Despite the Court's Order and our demand letter of 20th December 2023 to comply with the said order, the outstanding amount remains unpaid. As a result, we have no choice but to insist on immediate compliance with the Court Order. Please be advised that this letter serves as a final demand for the payment of the said sums. We expect the full payment to be made within 48 hours from the date of this letter. Failure to comply with this demand will leave us with no alternative but to pursue

CIO Makes First Familiarization Tour at Freetown International Airport

CIO Makes First Familiarization Tour at Freetown International Airport   Freetown International Airport, Lungi,Port Loko District-19th January 2024 In line with His Excellency, President Dr. Julius Maada Bio's vision to transform the face of the country, the Sierra Leone Chief Immigration Officer (CIO), Hon. Alusine Kanneh made his first familiarization tour at the Freetown International Airport since his appointment in August 2023, admonishing staff to be professional in performing their responsibilities to travelers in administering their day to day activities at the airport. Addressing a cross section of both permanent staff and volunteers, CIO said his visit was to seek first-hand-information about the numerous challenges faced by the staff and also reminded them about the complaints received from travelers who go through the screening process from immigration staff and thereby putting unprofessional conduct whilst performing their duties. Th

We have clear evidence against former president and others

*Government Press Conference On The Ongoing Trials Of The November 26th, 2023 Foiled Coup Attempt 19th January 2024 UPDATES The Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Civic Education held a Press conference at Guma Building on Friday 19th of January 2024 to update the public on the ongoing trials relating to the November 26th failed coup attempt. The Minister of Information and Civic Education Honourable Chernor Bah in his opening remarks made it very clear that the trial process is guided by the rule of law and not in any way witch-hunting anyone. He added that the Government will continue to stick and abide by the principles of the rule of law. He furthered that the Government relies on evidence to ensure justice is served. Highlighting the need for peace and unity, Minister Chernor Bah talked about the Ministry's campaign to put 'Salone Above All' which is in line with His Excel

Koita and 11 Others Charged with Treason and Other Offences

Koita and 11 Others Charged with Treason and Other Offences The Republic of Sierra Leone today charged Amadu Koita and 11 others, including ex police and correctional officers, for their roles in the 26th November, 2023 failed coup. The charges include treason, misprision of treason, harbouring, aiding, and abetting the enemy, among others. Eleven (11) accused persons were arraigned before Magistrate Santigie Bangura of the Magistrate Court No. 2 of Freetown. One of the accused persons, Bai Mahmoud Bangura, was reported sick and is currently admitted at the Kingtom Police Hospital. The case has therefore been adjourned to the 9th January 2023. All accused persons had legal representation. Other accused persons are expected to be charged in the coming days. The Ministry will continue to provide updates on the investigations and the efforts to bring justice to those responsible for the atrocities of the 26th November, 2023.