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Sierra Leone Declares The Endangered Chimpanzee As A National Treasure

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, officially declared the Chimpanzee a National Animal on 28th February 2019, at a public speaking event and cocktail reception held in honour of the global conservation activist, Dr. Jane Goodall, at the Bintumani Hotel; Aberdeen in Freetown. The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Joseph Ndanema observed that Dr. Jane Goodall’s visit to Sierra Leone has created another opportunity to…

SOCFIN Accused Of Corporate Gangsterism

Over 50 Human rights Organisations across the world are calling on the Government of Sierra Leone to uphold its obligations to promote, respect, protect and fulfil human rights in accordance with international standards and national laws. They say Sierra Leone is party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and, as such, is bound to uphold the following human rights obligations, among others: the right to be free from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; the rights to peaceful…

Star Zee Donates To Less Privileged In Kissy Town Waterloo

One of Sierra Leone’s top female music artists, Star Zee, alongside the DOZ–KABAAL team has donated baby toys , baby clothes and other items worth millions of Leones to less privileged children and lactating mothers, after she made an unannounced visit to the former refugee camp in Kissy town, on Tuesday the 5th March 2019. The residents of Kissy town were taken by surprise when Star Zee and Team arrived in the community. Speaking to NewsWatch entertainment, the popular musician said the donation was to demonstrate to the…

Fire Disaster Hits Pujehun. 23 Houses Burnt, 432 Homeless

432 displaced people, including children and pregnant women are now sheltering at the Kombeina Primary School, after 23 houses in Kombama Village in the YKK Chiefdom, Pujehun District, were burnt to ashes on Tuesday 5th March 2019. The house of the Town Imam Lamin Pullia was the first to burn down and has left 15 people who occupied that house, homeless. “I was not at home when the fire broke out and when I returned the house was gone. I have lost everything, all my properties were destroyed. We are requesting for…

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Sierra Leone Boxing Association (SLBA) Boxing Gym Upgraded

The Sierra Leone Boxing association has officially unveiled the newly refurbished boxing Gym at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown room. Speaking to NewsWatch sports on Wednesday, 6th March 2019, the Secretary General of the Boxing Association, Alhaji Komba, said the executive and general membership were elated to see all present in what he described as a landmark event for the Association and sports in general in the country, adding that the association is grateful to the former Boxer, Bill Becket, who helped to make it…

Limkokwing University To Help Boost Sierra Leonean Music

Head of Faculty of Sound and Music at Limkokwing, University Sierra Leone, Lesly Tshekedi, has said that the faculty of Sound and Music Technology wants to bring new innovation into the Sierra Leone entertainment industry and ensure that musicians not to only focus on music but the technology that goes with it. He explained that some of the students are artists but they only have background about singing and cannot use software to enhance their productions. The Lecturer made these statements at an event organised by…

Fish Exports Banned For A Month

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, together with its key stakeholders, including the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee (STEC), the Sierra Leone Industrial Fishing Companies Association and the Sierra Leone Artisanal Consortium, have all agreed to implement a Closed Season as one of the measures to protect the fish stock from depletion. Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Honourable Emma Kowa Jalloh, said that the Closed Season on industrial fishing will take effect from 1st-30th April, 2019,…

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