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Ebola Scientist Assures President Koroma

2014-12-20 16:57:36

The Director of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Professor Peter Piot Thursday 18 ecember assured government of their support in the fight against Ebola through the development of a vaccine that will bring a final halt to the spreading virus. He made this assurance during a courtesy call on President Ernest Bai Koroma at State Lodge, Hill Station.
The distinguished Belgian microbiologist well-known for his research on Ebola and AIDS is in the country to support (...)

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On Tejan Kabbah’s Intelligence

29 March

By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Tejan Kabbah: Not Intelligent Enough to Understand ‘Intelligence’
“Foday Sankoh was power hungry. He was also desperately hungry for diamonds. In his bush war and as head of the nine member Commission for the Management of Strategic Resources, National Reconstruction and Development, his objective was to use the country’s diamonds as a means of acquiring and exercising power....Foday Sankoh misunderstood the (...)

Ahmed Tejan Kabbah-Another Perspective

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief - 26 March

Sierra Leone’s third Executive President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (photo) has passed away at the age of 82 and there have been numerous tributes paid to him. He was laid to rest on March 23 at the Kissy Road cemetery, in the east of the capital Freetown, and joined his predecessor Joseph Saidu Momoh and two former Vice Presidents, S.I. Koroma and Christian Alusine Kamara-Taylor under Siaka Stevens’ government.
Paradoxically March 23 on which Tejan Kabbah was buried is notorious for (...)

Ebola Threatens Sierra Leone

24 March

By Our Correspondent in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
There has been an outbreak of the deadly disease called Ebola in neighbouring Guinea-Conakry and experts say it’s likely to spread in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Guinea Bissau and Mali, five countries that share borders with Guinea-Conkary. But of the five, Sierra Leone is more threatened because the outbreak occurred in South-Western Guinea which is in close proximity to Sierra Leone’s Kambia district in the northern province. (...)

More Details About Abacha Stolen Money

24 March

By Our Correspondent
More details are emerging about the money stolen by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha from the Nigerian treasury and stashed in secret accounts abroad.
According to informed sources including US and European publications, Abacha and his cronies deposited his loot all over the world including some African countries and there are suggestions that the money Abacha used in military "assistance" was actually a loan to be repaid to him personally at huge interest, (...)

Africa: Writing On the Wall for Lootocrats

19 March

By Cameron Duodu, London, UK.
Credit: Pambazuka News.
The recent freezing of the assets of the former Nigerian dictator, Sani Abacha by the American government indicates that the writing is on the wall for Africa’s lootocrats. But will ordinary Nigerians benefit from the returned money?
A most significant news item – significant for developing countries, especially those in corruption-ridden African countries – emerged from Washington, DC, on 5 March 2014.
The news was (...)

Sierra Leone Police Receives UNIPSIL Equipment

19 March

Jens Toyberg-Frandzen, Executive Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), handed over more than $64.000 worth of UN communications equipment to the Inspector General of Sierra Leone Police (SLP), Francis Alieu Munu, in Freetown on Wednesday to support the efficiency of the police force.
The container included over 50 VHF/HF radios and repeaters, associated antennas, masts, cable, microphones, speakers, (...)

Profile: Chinyere Eni, Landmark Achiever

by Gibril Koroma - 17 March

Chinyere Eni , daughter of Dr. Godwin Eni, a well-known Nigerian-Canadian in British Columbia, Canada, was among the 60,000 Canadians awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal issued in 2012 and delivered by the War Amputations of Canada, the nominator, in February 2013.
The commemorative medal honors significant contributions and achievements by Canadians as nominated by government and partner organizations.
Raised in Vancouver British Columbia, Chinyere (photo) lost her left (...)

Togolese Designer Awarded Vilcek Prize

6 March

Mansour Ourasanah, from Togo in West Africa is one of three winners of the 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in the Arts, this year focusing on design. The prizes, according to a press release from the African Press Organization (APO) are awarded annually to young immigrants who have had a significant impact on the American arts early in their career, and include a $35,000 prize.
“We are delighted to recognize such a forward-thinking designer as Mansour,” said Marica (...)

Police accused of taking sides in land conflict

6 March

By Our Correspondent
The people of Brama village and its environs in the Koya Rural District are now in perpetual fear as police from neigbouring Masiaka town frequently raid the village harassing them in the guise of investigating a matter for which some of the villagers were previously arrested indiscriminately and charges proffered against them for acts which had nothing to do with most of them.
The villagers have complained that the Masiaka police are now in the habit of (...)

Burkina Faso: Pleasure Hospital Faces Setback

6 March

According to a statement from the nonprofit organization Clitoraid, pressure from the Catholic Church and other detractors of the International Raelian Movement (IRM) has caused Burkina Faso’s government to block the scheduled March 7 opening of Clitoraid’s clitoral repair hospital, known as the Kamkaso Hospital, in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Nicknamed “the Pleasure Hospital", the Kamkaso facility (photo) is the first of its kind in the world.
“Although the (...)

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Government Should Investigate Ebola Surge

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

It is sad and very unfortunate that while the Ebola scourge seems to be receding in the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is facing a dramatic increase with hundreds of (...)


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 (...)