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President Koroma Speaks on Christmas Restrictions

2014-12-17 23:43:16

Address by His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Restriction of Movement Between Districts During Christmas Period.
Fellow Sierra Leoneans, since our country registered its first case of Ebola on the 25th of May 2014, my government has been working tirelessly with its international partners to bring an end to this outbreak.
The outbreak has been a very difficult period for our country. But through out all these difficulties we remain resilient as a people. We have (...)

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The Murzuk Ferry in Freetown is Stranded at Sea

10 June 2007

By Karamoh Kabba
An anxious passenger onboard a Lungi airport-bound ferry, the Murzuk, called to tell me today that their ferry is stranded at sea, that the engine went out suddenly and the ferry is smoking.
The passenger who is a government official requested for his name not to be mentioned fearing that he may be fired from his job if the SLPP-led government officials find out he supplied information about the stranded ferry to journalist owing to the fact that 21 foreign passengers (...)

Measuring the Performance of Sierra Leone’s Government

9 June 2007

Commentary
By Amara Omar Kuyateh
Part (1)
Sierra Leoneans will be going to the polls in August 2007, and the electorate, yet again, has another opportunity to decide who will form the sovereign government of Sierra Leone for the next 5 years.
Thomas Hobbes in the Leviathan (1651) stated as follows:
"During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; such a war as is of every man against every man...the nature of war (...)

Sierra Leone, U.S.A Sign $58M Debt Relief Pact

8 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown
The Government of Sierra Leone could be breathing a sigh of relief following the signing of a $58million debt relief pact with the United States Government.
United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone Thomas N. Hull and Sierra Leonean Minister of Finance John Oponjo Benjamin signed the bilateral debt relief agreement to cancel $58.3 million of debt which amounts to 100 percent of Sierra Leone’s eligible debt to the United States Government, according to (...)

Freetown: Irate youths demand Victor Reider’s departure

7 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
Wednesday, 6th June turned out to be a nightmare for the Propaganda Secretary of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Victor Ibiyemi Reider(photo), when desperate youths from his constituency in central Freetown demanded that he must no longer represent them in Parliament.
“Tem don don, Victor Reider yu for go nar doe” meaning, “Time is up, Victor Reider you must leave,” the irate youths sang and chanted repeatedly in (...)

Journalists organize debate for political leaders

7 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
Sierra Leone Journalists Association is bringing together aspirants vying for the Presidency and their running mates in a political debate ahead of the August 11, 2007, Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
SLAJ President, Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, who is also Managing Editor of the New Citizen newspaper, while making the disclosure at a press conference at the Sierra Leone News Agency (SLENA), on Wallace Johnson Street, last Wednesday, said the two (...)

Seven Firemen in court for murder of Manager

7 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
Preliminary court proceedings into the death of John
Samuel Ojeah, Distribution Manager of the Guma Valley
Water Company started Tuesday at the Freetown
Magistrate Court No.1 with seven employees of the
National Fire Force appearing on charges of assault
and murder.
Thaimu Sesay is charged with assault whilst Gibrilla
Dumbuya , Mohamed Tarawalie, Mohamed Kamara, Philip
Thomas, Ibrahim Garba and George Smith are charged
with murder.
Director of Public (...)

PMDC, SLPP matter adjourned indefinitely

7 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
A five man panel of Judges sitting at the Supreme Court in Freetown on Tuesday adjourned sine die the matter in which the opposition People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) is challenging the eligibility of Vice President Solomon Berewa as leader of the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).
Charles Margai, Leader of the PMDC opened the legal argument on behalf of the appellant maintaining that the election of Mr. Berewa as leader of the SLPP (...)

Mano River Bridge Opens Thursday

7 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh,Freetown.
The Mano River Bridge, a vital trade link between Liberia and Sierra Leone will be officially re-opened on Thursday at Jendema, Pujehun District. It serves as a link for economic activities between the two countries.
Created in 1973 following an agreement signed by then Presidents Siaka Stevens of Sierra Leone, Sekou Toure of Guinea and William Tolbert of Liberia, it was aimed at establishing closer economic cooperation in the Mano River Union Basin, by (...)

Kingtom Dumpsite Upgraded

7 June 2007

The handing-over ceremony of the Kingtom Dumpsite and Sewage Pond Rehabilitation(photo) to contractors took place at Kingtom, Freetown on Tuesday, 5 June 2007. Stakeholders responsible for the project who attended the ceremony included the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UK Department for International Development (DfID), Freetown City Council and GTZ.
UNDP, who is responsible for managing the ‘Transitional Solid Waste Disposal Scheme’, has received 150,000 (...)

SA media group meets Sierra Leone business leaders

6 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay.
Officials of South African based media group, Business in Africa, arrived Tuesday this week in Freetown to invite Sierra Leonean business leaders to the 5th African Business Leaders forum.
According to a press release, this year’s forum which, takes place outside South Africa for the first time will be hosted in Ghana from October 17-19, 2007 in collaboration with the government of Ghana and Business & Financial Times, a local business newspaper. The forum (...)

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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 (...)