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Message from Kathleen FitzGibbon, US Embassy, Freetown, Sierra Leone

2015-02-26 09:58:33

From Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen FitzGibbon
There is no doubt that we are on a bumpy road to zero cases of Ebola. Epidemiologists tell us that we are on a plateau after experiencing a significant drop in cases as our efforts “broke the curve” at the end of the year.
However, the number of new cases has increased and of serious concern because they are coming from unsafe burials, illegal burials, herbalists treating patients, and sick individuals actively avoiding the (...)

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UNMEER Crisis Manager bids farewell to President Koroma

2015-02-23 09:18:18

The outgoing Crisis Manager of the United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Mr Amadu Kamara Thursday 19 February paid a farewell courtesy call on President Koroma at a quiet ceremony at State House, Freetown. President Koroma, on behalf of government and the people of Sierra Leone, thanked Mr. Kamara for his excellent service to the country adding that he has served as United Nations Resident Coordinator and also as a son of the soil. He expressed admiration for the (...)

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Concepts and Challenges of Canadian Multiculturalism and Diversity

2015-02-26 10:00:54

The following paper was delivered in 2004 at Simon Fraser University by Dr. Godwin Eni (photo), a leading member of the African-Canadian community in Vancouver, Canada. As we celebrate Black History Month we hereby publish it with very minor changes because we think it is still relevant as far as multiculturalism and diversity are concerned in Canada and the rest of the world.
Concepts and Challenges of Canadian Multiculturalism and Diversity
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British (...)

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    Concepts and Challenges of Canadian Multiculturalism and Diversity

    26 February

    The following paper was delivered in 2004 at Simon Fraser University by Dr. Godwin Eni (photo), a leading member of the African-Canadian community in Vancouver, Canada. As we celebrate Black History Month we hereby publish it with very minor changes because we think it is still relevant as far as multiculturalism and diversity are concerned in Canada and the rest of the world.
    Concepts and Challenges of Canadian Multiculturalism and Diversity
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British (...)

    Message from Kathleen FitzGibbon, US Embassy, Freetown, Sierra Leone

    26 February

    From Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen FitzGibbon
    There is no doubt that we are on a bumpy road to zero cases of Ebola. Epidemiologists tell us that we are on a plateau after experiencing a significant drop in cases as our efforts “broke the curve” at the end of the year.
    However, the number of new cases has increased and of serious concern because they are coming from unsafe burials, illegal burials, herbalists treating patients, and sick individuals actively avoiding the (...)

    Harold Roy-Macauley appointed Director General of AfricaRice

    25 February

    Dr Harold Roy-Macauley (photo), a Sierra Leonean national, was appointed as the new Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at an Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of AfricaRice held on 6 February 2015, in Kampala, Uganda.
    The announcement was made by the Honorable Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda, Tress Bucyanayandi, in his capacity as the Chair of the AfricaRice Council of Ministers, which is the (...)

    President Koroma impressed with private sector led growth

    24 February

    President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has called on the people of Sierra Leone to recognize the efforts of those who are promoting the private sector as an engine of socio-economic growth.
    He paid special tribute to the chief executive officer and founder of Union Trust Bank (UTB) James Sanpha Koroma for his initiative, resilience and hard work in establishing the UTB 20 years ago, and acknowledged his consistency in the banking industry since then.
    President Koroma (seen in photo with UTB CEO (...)

    UNMEER Crisis Manager bids farewell to President Koroma

    23 February

    The outgoing Crisis Manager of the United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Mr Amadu Kamara Thursday 19 February paid a farewell courtesy call on President Koroma at a quiet ceremony at State House, Freetown. President Koroma, on behalf of government and the people of Sierra Leone, thanked Mr. Kamara for his excellent service to the country adding that he has served as United Nations Resident Coordinator and also as a son of the soil. He expressed admiration for the (...)

    EDITORIAL

    Celebrating Dr.Cater G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Month

    By Charles Quist-Adade, PhD.* February this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Canadian government’s official recognition of Black History Month in Canada and the 89th anniversary of (...)

    OPINION

    The truth about reporting corruption

    By Abdulai Saccoh, Anti-Corruption Commission, Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a specialized anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been (...)

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    Sierra Leone: Information Minister blasts Audit Service report

    23 February

    By Septimus Kanu, Freetown.
    The Minister of Information and Communications, Hon. Alhaji Alpha B S Kanu (second from left in photo) has described the recently released auditor general’s report as baseless and fallacious.
    He made this statement at recent weekly press briefing at the Ministry’s conference hall Youyi building that was attended by many journalists who were poised to dig further into the government’s reaction to the latest hullabaloo.
    According to the (...)

    That was not Finance Minister Kaifala Marah

    23 February

    Culled from Cocorioko newspaper, New Jersey, USA.
    Although it is very obvious to keen observers that the Minister of Finance, Dr. Kaifala Marah (photo) spells his name differently from the Kelfala Marah requested by the Anti-Corruption Commission ( ACC) to appear before it in connection with the Ebola Audit report released by the Auditor-General’s report, it is necessary for the sake of emphasis and further clarification to draw our readers’ attention to the fact that the ACC (...)

    NERC Chief of Staff, Port Loko District Coordinator conclude visit

    20 February

    By Hassan Bruz.
    It appears there is hardly any peace of mind these days for the Chief of Staff of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), Brigadier General D T O Tarluva who has virtually relocated to the provinces.
    He has been in the district headquarter town of Port Loko, one of the districts with leading Ebola recorded cases for nearly a week now so as to ensure an effective monitoring mechanism.
    Apart from the series of joint sensitisation visits he has made to almost all the (...)

    Ebola Funds: APC Secretariat issues statement

    18 February

    Statement by the All Peoples Congress (APC) National Seceretariat on the Auditor General’s Report on Ebola Funds.
    The All Peoples Congress (APC), being the current ruling party in Sierra Leone, is impressed at the way the accountability structures in the country have been strengthened and capacitated since the ascendancy to the presidency of President Ernest Bai Koroma.
    Before 2007, there was hardly any known serious report by the Auditor- General, and the Anti-Corruption Commission (...)

    SEAGA reacts to Auditor General’s report

    18 February

    The Salone Ebola Action Group Australia (SEAGA) would like to add their voice to the concerns raised by Sierra Leoneans living at home and abroad regarding the recent Auditor General’s report on Ebola funds.
    We applaud the Auditor General, Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce and her staff for their brave and diligent work in promoting accountability in the use of public funds in Sierra Leone. This shows their commitment to their mission statement which partly includes “ensuring the (...)

    Black History Month in Vancouver, Canada

    18 February

    In recognition of two major global events, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) students and faculty have launched a series aimed at the celebration, reflection and understanding of African heritage.
    The Black History and Elimination of Racial Discrimination Series (BHERDS) will run events throughout February and March to mark Black History Month, and the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21).
    Events in the series include a Black (...)

    MRU leaders vow to end Ebola within 60 days

    16 February

    The leaders of the three Ebola worst-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone declared at an Extraordinary Summit in the Guinean capital of Conakry, on Sunday 15 February to eradicate the virus within 60 days effective February15, and called on the international community to provide all necessary support to meet this objective.
    Guinea’s President Professor Alpha Conde (centre in photo) and his Sierra Leonean and Liberian counterparts Ernest Bai Koroma and Ellen Johnson (...)

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    President Koroma impressed with private sector led growth

    24 February

    President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has called on the people of Sierra Leone to recognize the efforts of those who are promoting the private sector as an engine of socio-economic growth. He paid special tribute to the chief executive officer and founder of Union Trust Bank (UTB) James Sanpha (...)

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    Harold Roy-Macauley appointed Director General of AfricaRice

    25 February

    Dr Harold Roy-Macauley (photo), a Sierra Leonean national, was appointed as the new Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at an Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of AfricaRice held on 6 February 2015, in Kampala, Uganda. The announcement was made by the (...)

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    Black History Month in Vancouver, Canada

    18 February

    In recognition of two major global events, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) students and faculty have launched a series aimed at the celebration, reflection and understanding of African heritage. The Black History and Elimination of Racial Discrimination Series (BHERDS) will run events (...)

    Sports »

    Francophone African Soccer Players Gain Supremacy

    25 November 2014

    Commentary By Koyie Mansaray, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Out of 28 African Cup of Nations tournaments organized between 1957 and 2013, Anglophone countries have won 18.* The remaining 10 have been won by our Francophone counterparts. This fact notwithstanding, Francophone African countries (...)

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    SEAGA reacts to Auditor General’s report

    18 February

    The Salone Ebola Action Group Australia (SEAGA) would like to add their voice to the concerns raised by Sierra Leoneans living at home and abroad regarding the recent Auditor General’s report on Ebola funds. We applaud the Auditor General, Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce and her staff for their (...)