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Port Loko District commences Back to School campaign

2015-02-28 10:03:53

Commentary
By Hassan Bruz.
In spite of the different shades of opinion on the re- opening of schools slated for the end of March 2015, the people of the Northern district of Port Loko have resolved to work along with the guidelines prescribed by Government through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
This was confirmed by the Deputy Director of Education in Port Loko –Briama Taimu Koroma (photo) in a recent interview with the Sierra Leone News Agency [SLENA].
He (...)

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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 (...)

APC secures SLPP big fish

6 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay,Freetown.
Two big names in the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) last Tuesday declared for the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) at an impressive ceremony at the party’s headquarters, Marine House, Hannah Benka Coker Street.
SLPP Member of Parliament, Niniyama, Kono District, Hon. Augustine Torto and former Public Relations Officer, SLPP Kono Branch, Bockarie Kondeh, were both decorated with party ID cards by the party’s leader, (...)

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
+232-33-887-662
PARAMOUNT AIRLINES HELICOPTER CRASH
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 (...)

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EDITORIAL

Celebrating Dr.Cater G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Month

By Charles Quist-Adade, PhD.* February this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Canadian government’s official recognition of Black History Month in Canada and the 89th anniversary 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 (...)