Vanguard with 

Freetown: COS Chairs second social protection forum

2015-01-26 18:32:26

The Office of Chief of Staff in partnership with the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) Thursday 22nd January 2015 held the second session of the social protection inter-agency forum at the credentials hall, State House, Freetown.
The forum, according to a State House report, brought together professional heads from ministries, departments and agencies, who discussed the way forward to rollout the social protection strategy.
State House Chief of Staff Mr Saidu Conton Sesay (...)

Read the full story »

Conference on Ebola at Kalamazoo College

2015-01-26 19:33:05

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the African Studies Program, Provost’s Office, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, and the Community and Global Health Concentration.
Ebola in Perspective: Our Roles as Global Citizens
January 30-31, 2015
Friday, January 30th
7pm Keynote: The Ebola Virus: Beyond Fear.
Dr. Alhaji Njai, Research Fellow in Pathobiological Sciences,
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
(Olmsted Room – Mandelle Hall) (...)

Read the full story »

Orphans in Sierra Leone: SLAS to the rescue

2015-01-27 04:54:47

The Sierra Leone Association in Switzerland (SLAS) has established a Fund for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone. This Fund will be used to support credible organizations in Sierra Leone that are helping ebola orphans to rebuild their lives.
The ebola virus disease is ravaging Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea and depriving many children of their parents. It has infected more than 21, 000 people, killing more than 8,000 in the three countries.
Most of the new infections now occur in Sierra (...)

Read the full story »

Jump to:

    Orphans in Sierra Leone: SLAS to the rescue

    27 January

    The Sierra Leone Association in Switzerland (SLAS) has established a Fund for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone. This Fund will be used to support credible organizations in Sierra Leone that are helping ebola orphans to rebuild their lives.
    The ebola virus disease is ravaging Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea and depriving many children of their parents. It has infected more than 21, 000 people, killing more than 8,000 in the three countries.
    Most of the new infections now occur in Sierra (...)

    Conference on Ebola at Kalamazoo College

    26 January

    An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the African Studies Program, Provost’s Office, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, and the Community and Global Health Concentration.
    Ebola in Perspective: Our Roles as Global Citizens
    January 30-31, 2015
    Friday, January 30th
    7pm Keynote: The Ebola Virus: Beyond Fear.
    Dr. Alhaji Njai, Research Fellow in Pathobiological Sciences,
    School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    (Olmsted Room – Mandelle Hall) (...)

    Education is key to disaster risk reduction- UNU Vice Rector

    26 January

    Disaster risk management preparedness efforts should include education at different levels on risks prevention, coping and adaptation strategies.
    This, according to Prof. Jakob Rhyner (photo), the Vice Rector of the United Nations University in Europe and Director of Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), will improve knowledge on risk management and cooperation from communities when disaster occurs.
    Prof. Rhyner made the suggestion during a presentation on the topic “Future (...)

    Freetown: COS Chairs second social protection forum

    26 January

    The Office of Chief of Staff in partnership with the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) Thursday 22nd January 2015 held the second session of the social protection inter-agency forum at the credentials hall, State House, Freetown.
    The forum, according to a State House report, brought together professional heads from ministries, departments and agencies, who discussed the way forward to rollout the social protection strategy.
    State House Chief of Staff Mr Saidu Conton Sesay (...)

    Evil use of WhatsApp in Sierra Leone

    23 January

    Opinion
    By Alpha Rashid Jalloh, Freetown.
    The internet has put Sierra Leone abreast with contemporary global trends but it has also offered dangerous opportunities to mischief makers especially in the use of a digital application called WhatsApp. WhatsApp has become a very popular means of chatting by phone in Sierra Leone. It also offers an opportunity for groups to link up with each other, exchange information, share ideas and do many other things.
    But on the other hand, it is a (...)

    EDITORIAL

    Re-opening of schools in Sierra Leone: Another big challenge

    by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

    I know a lot of people will be apprehensive about the re-opening of schools in our country just when we are beginning to witness the death throes of the dreaded ebola virus disease. I am one 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 (...)

    More News

    President Koroma speaks on new ebola strategy

    22 January

    Broadcast to the Nation
    By His Excellency the President
    Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma January 22, 2015.
    Fellow Sierra Leoneans,
    We have been ensuring a steady downward trend in the number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone over the past seven weeks and I wish to express my deep and sincere gratitude to all those who have contributed to this achievement. In my working visits to all districts and nearly all treatment centers in the preceding months to urge, endorse and monitor the measures we (...)

    Sierra Leone: Schools to reopen in March

    22 January

    In an effort to facilitate the reopening of schools to achieving new heights and moving beyond pre-Ebola gains in the country’s educational system, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) held a consultative meeting Wednesday 21 January at State House with other line ministries and development partners to discuss ways and putting in measures for the reopening of schools within the shortest possible time.
    In his opening statement, President Ernest Bai Koroma said the (...)

    Ebola and the children of Sierra Leone:Sierra Care cares

    22 January

    By Dr. Ernest Kamara, Sierra Care Board Member, Texas, USA.
    Dear Compatriots,
    Ebola has ravaged a country that could ill-afford any more pain, destruction, loss of life. This epidemic has claimed the lives of countless un-named Sierra Leoneans and the Government and a myriad of international organizations are scrambling to curb the rapid spread.
    In many cases, we can clearly identify the results of those efforts. We have seen the hospitals being refurbished, the new buildings erected, (...)

    A speech and a dream: The lessons learned and still to be learned

    20 January

    Commentary
    By Charles Quist-Adade, Ph.D.
    "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
    I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood".
    I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of (...)

    Danish Prime Minister commends President Koroma

    20 January

    According to the communications unit at State House in Freetown, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (left in photo) has paid a courtesy call on President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House Monday 19 January 2015.
    In her introductory remarks, Sierra Leone’s deputy minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Ebun Strasser-King said the delegation had visited a group of 19 Danish health workers working with the British at the 100 bed Ebola Treatment Unit in (...)

    Sierra Leonean doctor offered Aspen Institute fellowship

    20 January

    By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Freetown.
    Aspen Institute, based in Washington DC in the USA is supported by the Melinda Gates Foundation and offers fellowships to development experts from Africa and other parts of the developing world.
    Fellows are drawn from a variety of development disciplines, ranging from public health and education to poverty alleviation, agriculture, and sanitation and community activism. The selected fellows are experts in their fields who have a deep understanding of (...)

    Important Announcement: Patriotic Vanguard new phone number

    20 January

    It has come to our notice that some of our readers, contributors and other individuals worldwide still use or have our old phone number (1-604-308-6087) saved in their phones even though we had changed that number to a new number (1-604-428-8557) for over a year now.
    Please use the new number (1-604-428-8557) as displayed on our Contact Us page.
    Thank you very much.
    PV (...)

    Salone News »

    President Koroma speaks on new ebola strategy

    22 January

    Broadcast to the Nation By His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma January 22, 2015. Fellow Sierra Leoneans, We have been ensuring a steady downward trend in the number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone over the past seven weeks and I wish to express my deep and sincere (...)

    African News »

    Education is key to disaster risk reduction- UNU Vice Rector

    26 January

    Disaster risk management preparedness efforts should include education at different levels on risks prevention, coping and adaptation strategies. This, according to Prof. Jakob Rhyner (photo), the Vice Rector of the United Nations University in Europe and Director of Environment and Human (...)

    Africa-Canada »

    Builders Award for Dr. Eni of British Columbia

    3 December 2014

    By PV Staff On November 8, 2014, the British Columbia Chiropractic Association [BCCA] in association with the BC College of Chiropractors honoured Dr. Godwin Eni of Vancouver, British Columbia, at their leadership awards convention with a Builders Award in recognition of his contributions. (...)

    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 (...)

    World News »

    Evil use of WhatsApp in Sierra Leone

    23 January

    Opinion By Alpha Rashid Jalloh, Freetown. The internet has put Sierra Leone abreast with contemporary global trends but it has also offered dangerous opportunities to mischief makers especially in the use of a digital application called WhatsApp. WhatsApp has become a very popular means of (...)