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Ebola: President Koroma Issues Stern Warning

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On a working visit to Port Loko, Bombali and Tonkolili districts over the weekend, President Ernest Bai Koroma issued a stern warning to traditional and religious leaders to take responsibility to halt the spread of the virus in their chiefdoms and districts.
According to a State House report the President said the country has a crisis that should be handled with all the seriousness it deserves and added that government in its efforts to improve the efficiency of handling the outbreak (...)

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PMDC Goes To Supreme Court

6 June 2007

By Theophilus S. Gbenda, Freetown
The long awaited court hearing involving the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), came up this morning (Tuesday) at the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone.
It could be recalled that sometime last year, the PMDC filed a Petition to the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), questioning the eligibility of Solomon Ekuma Berewa to be elected Leader and Presidential Candidate of the SLPP (...)

Prince Harding, Two Others Suspended

5 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
Sierra Leone’s Transport minister Prince Harding, the Director of Civil Aviation and
his deputy have been suspended from duty by president Kabbah pending investigations into last Sunday’s helicopter crash incident.
President Kabbah took the decision few hours after
returning home from Libya. His arrival back home
coincided with the arrival also here of the Togolese
government delegation which accompanied the rest of
their delegation back (...)

Helicopter Crash: Togolese Pathologist Heads for Freetown

5 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh in Freetown.
Events seem to be moving fast since the tragedy on Sunday night at the Freetown international airport in which a helicopter crashed killing 21 including 18 Togolese who were part of a delegation for an African Nations Cup qualifier.
On Monday morning, a four man delegation made up of the Togolese Ministers of Health, Presidential Affairs and Information respectively, and the President of that country’s National Olympic Committee arrived in Freetown to (...)

Drama at the Hague: Khan Versus Sebutinde

5 June 2007

By Teddy Foday-Musa, at the Hague.
The Charles Taylor trial at the Hague started in a dramatic fashion yesterday with Taylor himself refusing to make an appearance but sending his lawyer to say he has lost confidence in the court in a way reminiscent of the late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic who also raved and ranted in similar circumstances.
But the disappointment of the media over the Taylor no-show was partly relieved by the sparring match between Mr.Karim Ahmad Asad Kahn, (...)

Helicopter Crash: Government Launches Probe

4 June 2007

Press Release.
Office of the Vice President
Spur Road, Freetown
Tel: +232-76-651-584
Freetown, Sierra Leone - June 4th 2007. The Government of Sierra Leone regrets to announce the death on Sunday, 3rd June, 2007, of 20 Togolese Football Officials and Fans, including the Togolese Minister of Sports and a Russian Crew Member, on board a Paramount Airlines Helicopter flight from Freetown to Lungi International Airport.
The (...)

PMDC & SLPP In Court Tuesday

3 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
A Supreme Court motion filed by the People’s Movement
for Democratic Change (PMDC) party challenging the
eligibility of Vice President Solomon Berewa to lead
the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) while he
still holds office comes up for hearing on Tuesday.
Chief Justice Dr. Ade Renner - Thomas(photo) will preside
over the matter to be assisted by four other Judges.
The PMDC had earlier lost a similar protest when the
Political (...)

Guma Valley Workers Shut Down Freetown

3 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
Junior workers of the Guma Valley Water Company shut down taps in Freetown for few hours last Friday in protest at the murder of one of it Senior Personnel by Fire Force Workers two days earlier.
The shut down completely paralyzed the city which is already experiencing acute water shortage. A statement from the office of the President regrets the death of Tony Ojeah, the company’s Distribution Engineer “in an encounter with personnel of the (...)

Workshop for Army Officers Concluded

3 June 2007

In its continued efforts to strengthen the capacity of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF), UNIOSIL in collaboration with UNDP and UNIFEM have concluded a three day sensitization training for middle career officers mostly women with a view to consolidating peace and security in the country, consistent with resolution 1325 (2000) of the United Nations Security Council.
The workshop which was held from 30 May to 1 June, was aimed at acquainting middle level personnel of the (...)

Special Court: Judgment on AFRC, CDF, Soon.

3 June 2007

By Teddy Foday-Musa at the Hague and Gibril Koroma in Canada.
The months of June and July are very crucial months for Sierra Leone as those are the months the Special Court for Sierra Leone has set aside to pass judgment on the three accused members of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) and the three accused members of the Civil Defence Forces (CDF), one of whom, Chief Samuel Hinga Norman, is already deceased.
According to a recent Special Court fact sheet, judgment on the AFRC (...)

Charles Taylor Goes On Trial Monday

1 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh in Freetown and Teddy Foday-Musa at the Hague.
Special Court for Sierra Leone said on Thursday it shall be screening live in Freetown the trial of Charles Taylor which opens at The Hague on Monday. A statement from The Hague says his trial will provide an important opportunity for victims to see justice done.
Two weeks ago, Justice El Hadji Malick Sow, a Senegalese, was sworn in as alternate Judge of the Court’s trial Chamber. In accordance with article 12(4) of (...)

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Sex in the Time of Ebola

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Ebola-stricken nation of Sierra Leone is employing whatever means possible, from individual to state level, in response to (...)


Television and Learning

By Arthur Ramo, Madrid, Spain. Television is a technological medium of great importance in the lives of people, because it provides information and entertainment, among other things. However, (...)