The Sierra Leone Police has issued a letter to the National Secretary General of the All Peoples Congress (APC) party, Osman Foday Yansaneh, informing him that the Police leadership will not give any clearance or provide security to the party, to hold any forthcoming delegates conference in Sierra Leone.

A leaked letter the Secretary General dated 16th January 2020 which was written by the Executive Staff Assistant to the I.G, Superintendent Ismail Keita, on behalf of the Inspector General of Police noted that police clearance and security support was provided for the APC's National

The Countess of Wessex Sophie Rhy-Jones who is also wife of Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II youngest son is in Sierra Leone this week (22 -23 January), focusing on “addressing sexual and gender-based violence, supporting survivors, and championing women’s roles in peacebuilding.”

The visit, which came at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, sees Sophie undertaking engagements in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown.

Fix Solution is set to implement inmates’ biometric registration in Waterloo, Port Loko, Kenema (male & female), Makeni (make & female), Sefadu, Bo (male & female), and Makeni (male & female) Correctional Centres respectively, according to Rita Wright- Director of Admin and Operations Fix Solution.

She made this disclosure in a meeting with the Director General of the Sierra Leone Correctional Service, New England Ville, Freetown.

Director General (DG) of United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) has today Tuesday 21st January 2020 paid courtesy call on the High Commission of Sierra Leone Chancery in Nairobi, Kenya. During her visit to the High Commission Chancery at 57 Gigiri Court, off United Nations Crescent, Nairobi, Kenya, Madam Zainab Hawa Bngura was received by the High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Kenya, H.E. Peter J. Francis and his staff, who all welcomed her in a very joyful manner. As normal practice, she paid a courtesy call on H.E. Peter Joseph Francis at the High Commission Chancery. During her brief conversation, she commended the Government of Sierra Leone for establishing a full diplomatic mission in such a strategically placed country.

Sierra Leone has progressed ten (10) places upwards in Transparency International’s Global Corruption Ranking, moving from 129 in 2018, to 119 out of 180 countries surveyed in the 2019 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI). The country also increased its score from a stagnant thirty (30) points in 2016, 2017, and 2018, to thirty-three (33) in 2019, making a three (3) points gain, scoring above the sub-Saharan average of 32.

A local civil society organisation, Native Consortium and Research Centre (NCRC has called on the government and partners to investigate 'the mysterious disappearance of our strategic stock'. According the Executive Director of NCRC, government needs to immediately reactivate the strategic stock which serves as a buffer in case of fuel scarcity, but maintained that over the course of time the strategic stock had disappeared from the radar through cartels which is a major cause of many 'fictitious' fuel scarcity and also the increase of fuel hoarding through the 'black market'. 
"Government and stakeholders must institute measures in place to tackle the problem but first we call for an investigation of the mysterious disappearance of our strategic stock," he said.