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Port Loko District commences Back to School campaign

2015-02-28 10:03:53

Commentary
By Hassan Bruz.
In spite of the different shades of opinion on the re- opening of schools slated for the end of March 2015, the people of the Northern district of Port Loko have resolved to work along with the guidelines prescribed by Government through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
This was confirmed by the Deputy Director of Education in Port Loko –Briama Taimu Koroma (photo) in a recent interview with the Sierra Leone News Agency [SLENA].
He (...)

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Another Merger: RUFP declares for APC

8 July 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
Revolutionary United Front Party (RUFP) has declared its support for the All People’s Congress Party (APC), barely five weeks to Presidential and parliamentary elections, scheduled for August 11, 2007.
The declaration was made public by the RUFP leader Samuel Gbassay Kanu, who confirmed at the Party’s office this week that the merger has already taken off without any protocols.
Kanu said the membership of the RUFP has come to realize that the (...)

Tigo Breaks New Ground With Internet Services

8 July 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
With the competition getting stronger in the communication world, one of Sierra Leone leading mobile networks, TIGO, is breaking new grounds with the availability of Internet services for its customers.
TIGO is the first mobile company in Sierra Leone to introduce such facilities to its customers and this no doubt, is increasing the company’’ number of subscribers by the hour.
In a country like Sierra Leone where Internet services can only be (...)

APC-Europe Congratulates Sam-Sumana

7 July 2007

Press Release.
Members of the APC-Continental Europe wish to congratulate Mr. Samuel Sam-Sumana upon his appointment as the APC Party Presidential Running Mate. We welcome Mr. Sam-Sumana with opens hands. We pray that God Almighty grant him the required wisdom and understanding in running the office of a vice president after August 11th. It is against this back drop that we want to assure him of our unflinching support and commitment. Our leader Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma, who is determined (...)

U.N. Peacebuilding Commission: Lessons from Sierra Leone

7 July 2007

A report launched today by ActionAid, CAFOD, CARE and ENCISS acknowledges the efforts of the new United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, but says the Commission must address key challenges arising from its experiences in Sierra Leone.
ActionAid, CAFOD, CARE and ENCISS recently conducted an independent analysis of the UN Peacebuilding Commission’s first year of work in Sierra Leone and Burundi. The report, written to coincide with the UN’s own review of the Peacebuilding (...)

Thanks for Sympathy

5 July 2007

On behalf of the family and close relatives
I extend sincere thanks to all those who in various ways
shared our loss and grief; joined us in prayers and consoled us on the passing away of our beloved
THEOPHILUS JONATHAN ABAYOMI ROBERTS
on Tuesday May 29, 2007 at the age of 79 years.
He was laid to rest on Monday June 11, 2007 in Freetown.
May God Bless you and may His Soul Rest in Perfect Peace.
— - Abayomi Charles (...)

Special Court: Justice Benjamin Itoe Elected Presiding Judge

5 July 2007

According to a Special Court press release date July 5,Hon. Justice Benjamin Mutanga Itoe of Cameroon has been elected to a one-year term as Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber I. He succeeds Hon. Justice Bankole Thompson of Sierra Leone, who ends his term today, July 5.
Justice Itoe(photo) was called to the Bar on 25 July 1968.
After a career in the Bar, he was appointed Prosecutor General of the Bamenda Judicial Province in 1972, a post he held for nine years. During that time he was a (...)

Sierra Leonean’s Project Revives War-torn Town in Tonkolili

5 July 2007

By Abayomi Charles Roberts, Edmonton.
Canada is on the lips of every man, woman and child in a small town called Ro-Mano in the Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone. This is thanks to the resourcefulness, determination and kindness of one of their own, Memunatu Dura-Kamara(photo).
Since she arrived in Canada, in 2001, she has ’turned back’ to help the town in its uphill task of rebuilding after the war.
Memuna, as she is called for short, fled the war and spent some years in (...)

Daughter of retired army Brigadier quizzed by police

5 July 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
Winifred Boyah, daughter of retired army Brigadier KES
Boyah is being quizzed by detectives in Freetown, in
collaboration with the National Telecommunications
Commission (NATCOM) over allegations that she is
operating an illegal communications company contrary
to the NATCOM Act of 2006.
GAL Technical, Winifred’s alleged company,situated at Spur Road in Freetown is
the first offender under the newly enacted NATCOM Act
and Police sources say she has been (...)

Presidential nominations underway in Freetown

5 July 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
The process of filing of nomination papers by presidential candidates is underway in Freetown and on the second day on Wednesday, three of them were granted provisional nomination.
On the first day of the exercise on Tuesday, the Convention People’s Party were the first to successfully go through the process in line with a time table of how the parties should present themselves at NEC Headquarters, Wellington in the east of Freetown for nomination.
CPP which has (...)

Samuel Sam-Sumana is APC Running Mate

4 July 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
Less than 48 hours after the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) named Foreign Minister, Momodu Koroma, as running mate to Vice President Solomon Berewa, ahead of the August 11, 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections, APC Leader, Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma, this afternoon announced Samuel Sam-Sumana as his running mate.
At a jam-packed press conference at the party’s Hannah Benka Coker Street headquarters, Koroma said (...)

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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 (...)