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NERC Condemns Kenema Strike Action

2014-11-28 17:37:23

By Mabel Whenzle, Freetown.
Major (Rtd) Alfred Palo Conteh (right in photo), the Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) has outrightly condemned the strike action in the Kenema district by 23 burial team workers seeking their backlog payment for services rendered.
Delivering his statement at the weekly update organised by NERC, Palo Conteh described the move as despicable and totally unforgivable noting that the action undermines efforts towards combating the (...)

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Freetown Media Reports

22 June 2007

Media Commission empowered to discipline defaulters
The Media Code of Practice (MCP) that incorporates the Media Code of Conduct on electoral reporting prepared by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalist (SLAJ) and UNIOSIL now empowers the Independent Media Commission (IMC), hitherto considered a toothless bulldog, to suspend or cancel, with immediate effect, the registration of any medium that breaches the code, Awoko and The News report today. IMC’s chairperson, Mrs. Bernadette (...)

ADB Opens Office in Sierra Leone

22 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
The Africa Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday opened a Field Branch in Sierra Leone located on Lamina Sankoh Street in Freetown.
The inauguration ceremony however, was held at the Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building at Brookfields in Freetown with Finance Minister, John Benjamin(photo), who is also an ADB Governor performing the official opening and promising that Sierra Leone will ensure that it maintains a direct relationship with the ADB as a (...)

Systemic Corruption II: Corruption and Economic Performance: A Comparative Approach.

22 June 2007

’’In Singapore, like Sierra Leone, successful independence became highly contingent on the reconciliation of seemingly irreconcilable differences and the mapping out of sustainable growth strategies. These strategies are often conflictive and cluttered with less transparent individual idiosyncrasies of major political actors. In Sierra Leone there was the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP); the All People’s Congress (APC); and the National Council of the Colony of (...)

Kabbah’s Farewell Speech to Parliament

21 June 2007

Address by
His Excellency the President,
Alhaji Dr Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
At a Special Session of Parliament
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Defining Moments of My Presidential Journey
1. I am addressing you today at this special session of Parliament as in a matter of weeks, I will be retiring as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone after eleven rewarding but sometimes difficult years. I would like, once more, to express my gratitude to you all. You have provided close and valuable (...)

Freetown: Training Workshop for Independent Media

20 June 2007

A five-day training workshop to benefit the independent media corps is currently underway at the presidential lounge at the National Stadium complex in Freetown. The training, organised by the National Communications Strategy Project (NCSP) in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is in partial fulfilment of the country results framework set out in the project document. The key objects of the training as (...)

Freetown Media Reports

20 June 2007

UN Chief salutes adoption of three gender bills in Sierra Leone
The Executive Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Sierra Leone, Mr. Victor Angelo, has on behalf of the United Nations commended the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone for unanimously adopting three bills related to gender issues, The News reports. According to Mr. Angelo, the passage of the Devolution of Estate; the Registration of Customary Marriages and Divorce; and the Domestic Violence Bills constituted an (...)

AFRC Guilty Verdicts: Amnesty International Reacts

20 June 2007

Amnesty International said that today’s guilty verdicts by the Special Court for Sierra Leone against three senior members of Sierra Leone’s feared Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) — while a positive step — should not be the closing chapter in the struggle to achieve justice for the terrible crimes committed against the people of that country during the 11 years of violent conflict.
The organization based its comments on preliminary reports of the verdicts, (...)

Guilty Verdicts in the Trial of the AFRC Accused

20 June 2007

According to a Special Court press release,three former leaders of Sierra Leone’s former Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) have each been found guilty on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Today’s judgments were read out in court by Justice Julia Sebutinde(photo), the Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber II, in proceedings which lasted just over two hours.
Alex Tamba Brima, Brima Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu were each found guilty on Count 1 (...)

UNIOSIL Presents Prisons Report Thursday

19 June 2007

The Executive Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Sierra Leone, Mr. Victor Angelo(photo), formally presents, on Thursday 21 June, a report, “Behind Walls: An Inventory and Assessment of Prisons in Sierra Leone”. The comprehensive assessment will be received by the Minister of Internal Affairs on behalf of the Sierra Leone Government.
In a bid to support efforts towards improving the corrections system in the (...)

Sierra Leone Parliament Passes Gender Bills into Law

19 June 2007

On Thursday June 14th 2007, the Sierra Leone Parliament passed three ‘gender bills’ into law. The new Acts, the Domestic Violence Act, the Registration of Customary Marriage and Divorce Act and the Devolution of Estates Act, will together help to radically improve the legal position of women in Sierra Leone.
This day is a landmark in the history of justice for women in Sierra Leone. Until now the issue of redress for injustices committed against women especially in the domestic (...)

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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 (...)