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UN Chief Commits to Help End Ebola in Sierra Leone

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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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SLCA to Assist School for the Blind

by Gibril Koroma - 17 June 2007

The Milton School for the Blind in Freetown is one of the institutions in Sierra Leone that will soon benefit from a scholarship program put together by the Atlanta-based Sierra Leone Community Association(SLCA) of Georgia, USA.
According to SLCA president Mohamed C. Bah,the organization will provide scholarships for a number of students at the School for the Blind and will work with schools for the blind and other non-governmental organizations in the Atlanta area to provide school (...)

Emmerson in Winnipeg - Ready to Rock the City Today

16 June 2007

By David Mahdi Koroma,Winnipeg.
The man himself, the godfather of contemporary Sierra Leone music - Emmerson - is in Winnipeg, Canada, to grace the much anticipated concert in the city (picture showing Emmerson and one of the show promoters, Muckson Sesay at the Winnipeg International Airport on Wednesday). This is the biggest show to hit the African Community in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada, with Ghanaian hip-hop holy gospel star Steve Kodjo Vizion Kelly.
Speaking to one of the (...)

ACC on the Warpath: Minister, 3 Others Refused Bail

16 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
Dr. Prince Alex Harding(photo), suspended as Minister of Transport and Communications in the aftermath of the helicopter crash, his Permanent Secretary Ahmed Wurie, the Director of Civil Aviation and his deputy Messrs Gbongor and Tarawalie respectively spent the weekend in detention at the Aberdeen Police Station after the Anti Corruption Commission refused giving orders for bail to be granted following their arrest on Friday.
Reports say ACC boss, Dr. Henry (...)

Freetown Media Reports

16 June 2007

50/50 urges for female vice president
According to the New Citizen of today, Dr. Nemata Eshun-Baiden, Founder of the 50/50 Group that seeks to promote the welfare of women by agitating for more female participation in state administration, has intimated the New Citizen that Dr. Kadi Sesay of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party and Minister for Trade and Industry possesses all the qualities of a presidential running mate and that the womenfolk of Sierra Leone would appreciate immensely any move (...)

ACC Orders Arrest of Top Govt Official

16 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh,Freetown.
Ahmed Wurie, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of
Transport and Communications was on Friday arrested on the orders of
the Anti-Corruption Commission investigating illicit
payments by Paramount Airline whose helicopter crashed
at the Freetown International airport on June 3
killing some 20 Togolese and Gabonese nationals.
Both the Permanent Secretary, who was one time State
Chief of Protocol in the office of the President, and
the suspended Minister (...)

Update on Funeral Ceremonies of the late Mrs. Mariatu Foday-Musa

15 June 2007

By Zubairu Wai, Toronto.
The late Mrs. Mariatu Foday-Musa, mother of Vanguard Holland correspondent Teddy Foday-Musa was laid to rest at at 4pm GMT on Tuesday June 12 (the very day that she
died, in line with Islamic principles) in Bo.
As per tradition, the 3rd Day memorial ceremony will be on Friday 15th June in Bo and the 7th Day
ceremony will be on Tuesday June 19. We shall inform all and sundry accordingly, when
arrangements for the 40th Day ceremonies have been finalised. (...)

FIB breaks new ground

15 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
In a major breakthrough in the banking sector, one of the country’s most successful banks, First International Bank (FIB), recently commissioned another branch on ECOWAS Street in central Freetown, to extend its operations.
The opening ceremony, which marked the bank’s fifth year anniversary, was also graced by eminent personalities and members of the diplomatic corps, and officially launched by Vice President Solomon Berewa. While declaring the (...)

Le 150,000 For UNPP Symbol

15 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
With nominations for aspirants vying for Parliamentary seats set for July 2, 2007, the executive of the United National People Party (UNPP) have requested aspirants intending to vie for party symbols to pay the sum of Le 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand), an equivalent of US$50.
UNPP is perhaps the fourth largest political party in the country after the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) (...)

Reports from Freetown

14 June 2007

Government approves new conditions of service for the army
Following decades of demanding improved conditions of service, the Sierra Leone Government has reportedly approved new terms of service for the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). Awoko reports the disclosure made by the Forces’ spokesman at a press briefing held at the Ministry of Defence in Freetown. Brigadier Nelson-Williams told the press that due to harsh financial reality facing the government only certain (...)

65 SLPP Parliamentarians Voted Out

13 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
Sixty-five out of the 83 current sitting members of Parliament of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party will not contest the forthcoming Parliamentary elections having been unable to secure party symbols in the recently conducted primary election of their party.
An electoral college made up of sectional/zonal executives, chiefdom executives, constituency executives, representatives of women, youths and councillors across the country has the mandate under laid (...)

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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 (...)