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MSF Commends President Koroma

2014-11-26 22:11:08

President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 26th November received the international President of Medicines San Frontiers (MSF) Dr Joanne Liu and delegation at State House Freetown. The delegation is in the country to do a tour of the three most affected countries to find out how things are evolving, the deployment of other actors and how MSF is adjusting its current response to the evolution of the epidemic.
In welcoming the delegation, President Koroma said that the country has come a long (...)

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PTI sends a 40ft container to Sierra Leone

13 July

A UK registered international development charity based in Portsmouth has sent a 40 ft container of tools, books, wheelchairs and medical equipment to Sierra Leone. The items will support post-war community schools, young offenders’ institutes, local hospitals and maternity clinics, disabled groups, and skilled artisans.
Practical Tools Initiative, a charity set up by the Sierra Leonean human rights activist and campaigning journalist James Fallah-Williams, and other professionals in (...)

Haja Khadija Savage: The Passing of a Colleague Journalist

11 July

By Bai-Bai Sesay, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Today, I am writing a tribute with tears in my eyes and great sadness in my heart for a dedicated, humble and great journalist who has great respect for elders and colleagues in the field of journalism and Islam in particular.
Her passing is a great loss to the journalism profession in Sierra Leone and to her Islamic brothers and sisters who have had the fortunate opportunity of sharing this great woman’s knowledge and time.
Haja (...)

My Golden Lady

11 July

By Cillaty Daboh, USA.
We say in the United States of America that there are only two things guaranteed in Life. They are death and taxes. My book of faith, the Holy Quran, never mentions taxes as something guaranteed to us but did say to us:" INA-LILAAHI-WA-INA LILAAHI-RAAJIOON." From Allah we came, and to Allah we shall return. On the 2nd of July 2014, my son’s 22nd birthday Allah decided it was time for my Golden lady to return to him.
My Golden lady, my mom, Madam Fatu (Fofie) (...)

From Creoledom to Kriodom: A Rejoinder

10 July

By Professor Cecil Magbailey-Fyle, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
I believe I have to respond to this disappointing presentation by Ibrahim Abdullah so that the records can be set straight. This lecture, published in Awoko starting June 17, 2014, roams around major issues in African History, would need some context so that readers can follow some of the more cryptic statements made by Abdullah.
At the heart of this issue are our attitudes and epistemology about African History, more (...)

Religion and Grassoots Politics in Sierra Leone

by Gibril Koroma - 9 July

Bakarr King Conteh is one of the television journalists making an impact in Sierra Leone with his BACS Production linked to the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation.
Bakarr has a knack for bringing out interesting aspects of Sierra Leone’s cultural, social and political heritage in a way that is unique, with a style of his own.
We shall be bringing you from time to time Bakarr’s work but we would like to start the ball rolling with this video clip of a ruling (...)

Ebola: Updates on Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia

8 July

Between 18 and 20 June 2014, there were no new cases of Ebola virus disease, but 3 deaths were reported from Gueckedou (0 cases and 2 deaths) and Telimele (0 case and 1 death). This brings the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported from Guinea to 390 (260 confirmed, 87 probable, and 43 suspected) and 270 deaths.
The geographical distribution of these cases and deaths is as follows: Conakry, 65 cases and 33 deaths; Gueckedou, 226 cases and 177 deaths; Macenta, 41 cases and (...)

Profile: Professor Osman Sankoh

6 July

By Bai-Bai Sesay, Freetown, Sierra Leone.*
From September 17-20 last year, the INDEPTH Network of health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) research sites in currently 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and the African University College of Communication (AUCC) organized, in Accra, Ghana, a four-day workshop on the theme “Strengthening Climate Change Mitigation in the Sahel and West Africa regions." This INDEPTH-AUCC collaboration was funded by the UNESCO Office in (...)

New Novel by Syl Cheney-Coker

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher - 5 July

Sierra Leone’s leading and best-known writer, Syl Cheney-Coker (photo) has written a second novel called Sacred River. His first novel was the award-winning Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar.
Cheney-Coker’s writing is complex and can be enormously difficult and easily misunderstood by the less careful reader. I would say there is a similarity of style between him and Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka in their use of language and constant attention to their countries of (...)

Police Investigate Rangers Manpower Solutions

4 July

By Titus Boye-Thompson, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Senior police officers in Sierra Leone are currently investigating a limited liability company registered in Sierra Leone with foreign nationals as shareholders that has collected moneys to the tune of around Le 1.4billion from students and unemployed young people in this country for the purpose of finding them work placements in Canada, Finland and Australia.
The company was publicly launched with much fanfare with the directors (...)

London Mining supports public education campaign on Ebola

4 July

London Mining has announced a donation of Le 115 million (US$ 26,497) as an emergency support to help stem the spread of the Ebola disease outbreak in Sierra Leone. This is part of London Mining’s ongoing support to communities, local authorities and government to prevent the spread of the disease and a purely precautionary action plan with the locus of the Ebola outbreak in a completely different part of the country.
The Company has donated Le70 million to (...)

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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 (...)


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 (...)