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Commentary By Jarrah Kawusu-Konte, Freetown. I did state back in November 2014 that there was a concerted and well-orchestrated ploy by certain opposition politicians that are dead set on undermining the gains this government is making and trying to use Ebola as a campaign weapon against the ruling party. Now they have upped their game to decry the painstaking efforts of Statistics Sierra Leone in their attempt to conduct a national housing and population census as is mandated after (...)

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The Speaker as Parliamentarian: Repeal Section 77(1) (b)

3 March 2014

Essay
By Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya, Freetown, Sierra Leone.*
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Introduction
In rethinking the judicial power under the current 1991 Constitution, I called for clarity and precision in the demarcation of the original and appellate jurisdiction of the courts, principally the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone, so as to aid the public, Bar, and Bench in navigating the labyrinthine world of the law. Even though, as Alexander Hamilton confided in Federalist No.78, “The Judiciary, on the (...)

Tinubu Degree Causes Diplomatic Row

28 February 2014

By Our Correspondent
A low level diplomatic row has developed between the governments of Sierra Leone and Nigeria over the recent conferment of an honorary doctorate by Sierra Leone’s Njala University on Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (photo), leader of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the All Progressives Party (APC).
According to media reports in Freetown, officials of the Nigerian High Commission are very upset that a Sierra Leonean university could confer such honour on (...)

Sierra Leone: Oasis Gulf Investment, FZC wins Multimillion USD contract

27 February 2014

According to an African Press Organization (APO) press release So Mulk OGI – Oasis Gulf Investment, FZC, a company of the Sharjah-based diversified conglomerate affiliated to Mulk Holdings has recently won a multimillion USD contract to provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) expertise for the pioneering USD 18 million project, based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and to become one of West Africa’s largest solar parks.
The EPC part of the project will be spear (...)

NCD to Sign MOU with ACC

27 February 2014

By Gibrilla Kargbo, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
In a bid to effectively promote democratic good governance through the fight against corruption, the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has paid a courtesy call on the Commissioner of the nation’s anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) at their 3 Gloucester Street office in Freetown on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. During a confab held in the Conference Room, the need for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the (...)

The Current Media Situation in Sierra Leone

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief - 25 February 2014

Analysis
The destiny of most African nations now hinges on their media which have great roles to play in lifting their countries out of the doldrums, enhance accelerated development, good governance and the protection of fundamental human rights , but in many situations like in Sierra Leone, the media have become so hawkish and mischievous that they aid bad governance and also by their subjectivity create acrimony within the society which is responsible for the (...)

Africell Sierra Leone Crosses The 2 Million Active Subscribers

15 February 2014

Africell Holding (http://www.africell.com) announces that Africell Sierra Leone crossed the two million mark with over 2,250,000 active subscribers. This is contained in a press release issued by the African Press Organization (APO).
"The Group is expecting to end 2014 with over 11 million in total active subscriber base," the release stated.
"Africell Sierra Leone is positioned as an uncontestable market leader with 65% market share and is forecasted to cross the 3 million active (...)

UK-based Sierra Leoneans Ready to Assist

13 February 2014

According to an African Press Organization (APO) press release, Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals in the UK are keen to volunteer for short term assignments to fill acute healthcare staffing shortages in their country of origin.
The finding emerged from a report: Mapping of Sierra Leonean Health Professionals in the United Kingdom, commissioned by IOM and produced by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD).
Report co-authors Moses Okech and Denise Awoonor-Renner (photo) (...)

Body of late Serry-Kamal Arrives in Freetown

12 February 2014

By PV Staff.
The body of the late Abdul Franklyn Serry-Kamal (photo) former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has arrived in Freetown over the weekend, according to reliable sources.
The body of the late APC politician, who served his party throughout his life and never joined any other party will be given full honours by the current government in Freetown before being taken to his final resting place in Makeni his home town.
Makeni town and its population, according to our (...)

Tom Nyumah and the Making of the NPRC: In Memoriam to "Ranger" (Part 2)

11 February 2014

Editor’s Note: This is the final part of Dr. Patrick Bernard’s tribute to his protege, the late Lieutenant-Colonel (Rtd) Tom Nyuma. We decided to publish these articles for two reasons, the first being to provide another account of the NPRC coup by someone very close to one of its architects and secondly to present to fellow Sierra Leoneans, historians and other researchers with another view of a coup that is still a very sensitive issue in Sierra Leone. The more we know about (...)

Moyamba District Council,rural development champion

by Gibril Koroma - 6 February 2014

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 (...)

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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 (...)