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UN Chief Commits to Help End Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-12-20 17:29:21

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has reaffirmed the UN’s strong commitment to help the country put the Ebola outbreak under control.
He paid glowing tribute to the leadership of President Koroma in the handling of the national response to the outbreak, saying that such a good work would have been impossible without a strong and dedicated team.
The UN Scribe also join the president to urge strong social mobilization to engender community involvement by enforcing the byelaws as well (...)

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Moyamba District Council,rural development champion

by Gibril Koroma - 6 February

Rural development is the cornerstone of economic take-off of developing countries like Sierra Leone. Without rural development it will be impossible for the country’s Agenda for Prosperity to be realized.
That is why we are bringing to the notice of our readers a very significant development taking place in Moyamba district (southern Sierra Leone) where the district council, where the Chairman is former academic and researcher Professor Bob Kandeh.
One impressive thing Professor (...)

The Wascalleh Reports

4 February

By Alieu Iscandari, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
I (recently) met with President Ernest Bai Koroma and we talked about his vision and plans for change and here is my take:
I was ushered into the security cubicle at state lodge deprived of my phone and Ipad and asked to wait in a waiting room. I met a security officer and a few other people waiting. After about 30 minutes of waiting I was called in to meet with the president. I was asked to leave my water bottle and I insisted that I needed my (...)

Maada Bio goes back to school

3 February

By Our Correspondent
The former presidential candidate (known in Sierra Leone as flagbearer) of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Julius Maada Bio, pictured, is said to be studying hard at an overseas university (probably an online degree factory) for a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD).
Online universities are very popular in Sierra Leone these days; there is one in the UK with a dubious pedigree that has been dishing out Masters and Doctorate degrees to Sierra Leoneans (...)

APC-Australia Expresses Condolence for the Deaths of Four APC Stalwarts

1 February

The cold hands of death gripped a number of APC stalwarts over the last couple
of weeks. On the behalf of the APC Australia Branch, we would like to extend
our heartfelt condolence to the families and friends at home and abroad, and
members of APC Party for the loss of Honourable Dr I.M. Fofana, Honourable
Abdul Serry-Kamal, Honourable Mohamed Suffian Kargbo,and Honourable Ben
Kanu all of the APC Party who had followed the road of our ancestors recently.
Surely these political gurus (...)

Sierra Leone: A Presidential aspirant with a difference

31 January

It looks like the 2018 presidential and parliamentary elections are going to be highly competitive with all sorts of people getting ready to replace Ernest Koroma even though the elections themselves are about four years away in the future.
The latest presidential aspirant brought to our notice is one Mr. Kanu, living and working in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Kanu actually started his political career in 2012 when the vidoe clip below was recorded but he did not contest in that election but it (...)

Mohamed Kamarainba Hammered

28 January

By Our Correspondent
A young APC activist called Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray (photo), has just been hammered and sent into political oblivion by the party’s "rapid response" machine including its media attack agents.
Mohamed’s crime is not because he wants to be the next APC president after EBK in 2018 (something at first considered laughable by party Alagbas) but he has alarmed the party’s national secretariat in Freetown with increasingly huge grassroots support. (...)

Tribute to the late Lt.Colonel (Rtd) Tom Nyuma

27 January

Indeed a Hero has Fallen-Lt. Colonel (Rtd) Tom Nyuma alias Ranger.
My dear Brothers and Sisters at Home and Abroad,
On behalf of the ex-service men and women of the Republic of Sierra Leone Military Forces (RSLMF) Overseas, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of our dear brother-in-arms Lt-Col. (Rtd) Tom Nyuma as they mourn the sudden death of their beloved son.
We just wanted to reassure the family that Lt-Col Tom Nyuma is indeed a hero (...)

Major SLPP Announcement Soon

24 January

By PV Staff.
According to our correspondents in Freetown, the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party will soon make a major political announcement in which the names of popular UN official Kandeh Yumkella (photo) and former flagbearer Julius Maada Bio will feature prominently.
The announcement will indicate the roles the two men will play as the party starts the process of preparing for the next elections in 2018, an election in which their nemesis, Ernest Koroma, will not be contesting, (...)

Sierra Leone:Psychiatric Teaching Hospital Planned

23 January

By Angelo Georgiou, International Reporter on African Affairs.
His Excellency C. Vassili, Ambassador of the International Council of Professional Therapists (ICPT) and its sister organisation the ICPT International Human Rights Council, has entered into talks with Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to the UK His Excellency Edward Turay to help find a solution to Sierra Leone’s mental health crisis.
The talks have led to an understanding that the ICPT plans to build a teaching (...)

APC-USA Statement of Condolence

22 January

APC-USA Branch Official Statement of Condolence to the Family of the Late Honourable Abdul Serry-Kamal, All APC Supporters around the World and to the Leadership of the Party in Freetown.
APC-USA on behalf of its interim chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Kamara, branch presidents and all its members in America, is sorry to hear the death of Honorable Abdul Serry-Kamal who passed away in Maryland, USA, Saturday January 18, 2014 at the age of 70 years.
The general membership of APC-USA extend our (...)

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EDITORIAL

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 (...)

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 (...)