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Virginia Hospital Center contributes to Ebola fight in Sierra Leone

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By Felix F. Sesay, Virginia, USA. A crisis in some circles is perceived as a situation where in the realization of a definite action must no longer be delayed, because there is no solution within the existing framework.
This is the grim situation in which my native country, Sierra Leone, finds itself in the face of an Ebola Virus Disease that has been rampantly killing its citizens. In addition to the loss of countless lives, Ebola also brought to a screeching halt, (...)

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Ernest Koroma warns against SLPP rigging

13 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
The leader of the opposition All People’s Congress (APC), Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma(photo), has warned that any attempt to rig the August 11, 2007 elections would be disastrous. Koroma said that the incumbent party had already manipulated the electoral process and elements in the government are hell bent on winning the elections at all costs.
In a telephone interview with this correspondent, he said: “what the APC accepted in the 2002 elections, we (...)

Special Court: Verdict on AFRC Next Week

13 June 2007

According to a news alert from the Special Court for Sierra Leone,verdicts in the trial of The Prosecutor vs. Alex Tamba Brima, Brima Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu are scheduled for Wednesday, 20 June at 11:00 a.m. The hearing will take place at Courtroom II in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The three defendants are alleged to have been leaders of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC). They each face a 14-count indictment for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious (...)

Sensitisation Concert to Promote Women’s Participation

13 June 2007

The United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), in collaboration with the civil society women advocacy group, 50/50, is supporting national artists in the organization of a sensitization concert aimed at promoting the participation and involvement of women in the forthcoming elections in Sierra Leone, scheduled to take place on 11 August 2007.
The planned musical event, under the slogan “Salone women on the wheel: Road to Equality”, will take place at the (...)

Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations on Sierra Leone by Year

13 June 2007

By Prof. Abdul Karim Bangura,USA.
In 1994, I wrote an essay titled “Doctoral Dissertations and Master’s Theses on Sierra Leone: A Content Analysis” that was published in The Sierra Leone Review: A Journal of Policy Studies and Culture (vol. iii, no., 1, 1994:42-28). Since then, I have been updating the bibliography on these works and occasionally sharing it with readers. The following is an updated version of the bibliography. If you know of any dissertations or theses (...)

Vanguard Holland Correspondent Bereaved

12 June 2007

The death is announced of Mrs. Mariatu Foday Musa, mother of Vanguard Holland correspondent Teddy Foday-Musa. Mrs. Musa passed away at Dr. Yilla’s hospital in Bo, southern Sierra Leone on Tuesday June 12 at 3.45 A.M.(GMT). She was 62 years old.
She is survived by her husband Mr.Francis Jacob Foday-Musa, a retired police officer (for many years Traffic prosecutor at Makeni and Officer Commanding, Tongofield) and eight chidren including Teddy Foday-Musa. Funeral arrangements will be (...)

Exclusive Interview: PDL Leader Speaks Out

by Gibril Koroma - 12 June 2007

Many Sierra Leoneans we have talked to say they know very little about the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (otherwise known as PDL) or it’s leader or flagbearer Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh(photo). Well, the PDL has been sending numerous press releases to us and and other Sierra Leonean media over the last couple of months. We therefore decided to have an interview with Alimamy Sankoh, who lives in Europe, to know more about this organization and what it stands for. Here is how (...)

A Review of the Freetown Media

11 June 2007

Electoral Commission announces nomination dates
In the exercise of the powers conferred upon it by the Electoral Laws Act, 2002, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced the dates for the nomination (s) of candidates for presidential and parliamentary elections. A public notice by the Commission published in the PEEP MAGAZINE states that the date for the submission of nomination forms for presidential and vice presidential candidates would be between 3 and 7 July, while (...)

12 Charged for Rebellion in Kalangba

10 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
Twelve rebellious residents of Kalangba village,
Bombali district, Northern Sierra Leone have appeared
before Magistrate Sandy at the Makeni Magistrate Court
on charges of assault, arson, and robbery contrary
to the Criminal Procedure Act of 1916.
Police early last week arrested twenty-one suspects,
amongst them the Section Chief of Kalangba Pa Alimamy
Sesay following reports of an attack on the police
post in Kalangba.
Several people were involved (...)

Student wins $30,000 car in raffle

10 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Oliver Somassa last Thursday handed over the keys of a brand new Peugeot 207 car costing US$30,000 to Abdul Rashid Bangura, a Senior Seconday School student of the Huntingdon Secondary School, Jui as winner of last week Sunday’s PREDICT AND WIN ( Sierra Leone vs Togo match) raffle organised by AFRICELL.
The ceremony took place at their Bathurst Street office in Freetown.In his statement, AFRICELL Managing Director (...)

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 (...)

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Re-opening of schools in Sierra Leone: Another big challenge

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

I know a lot of people will be apprehensive about the re-opening of schools in our country just when we are beginning to witness the death throes of the dreaded ebola virus disease. I am one 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 (...)