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Ebola Hits Moyamba Junction

2014-09-22 20:50:05

By Alfred Sam Foray, USA.
The tiny town of Moyamba Junction (part of which is shown in photo) about 100 miles from Freetown and 60 miles from Bo, where I spent a few months doing business during my recent visit to Sierra Leone is on the verge of total annihilation from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. We are told by a resident of the town that about two weeks ago a resident physician, one Dr. Blango, who runs a private hospital in the town, recently treated an Ebola patient. Shortly (...)

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Christmas Message from APC-Australia

21 December 2013

Editor’s Note: The following is a Christmas message from Mustapha Bangura (photo), Chairman, APC-Australia, to Gibril Koroma, CEO of the Patriotic Vanguard newspaper.
On behalf of APC Australia Branch, I would like to wish you the best for the festive season and a safe and relaxing holiday period. May the magic of Christmas bring you Happiness, cheer and fun.
It has been a big year for us in Australia, with much growth and special moments for all our comrades. Thanks for (...)

C-10: Ambassador Amadu Koroma Delivers Statement

19 December 2013

By Leeroy Kabs-Kanu, New York.
On Thursday, 12th Dec. 2013, the 9th Round of the Intergovernmental Negotiations in the informal plenary on the question of the equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council, was held at the UN Headquarters in New York.
A statement on behalf of the African Group was read by Sierra Leone, the Coordinator of the African Union Committee of 10 ( C-10 ), which is mandated by the African (...)

London Mining Awarded “Most Compliant Taxpayer of 2013”

18 December 2013

London Mining is pleased to announce that, on 14 December, it was awarded the “Most Compliant Taxpayer of 2013” by Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority during its Annual Awards Ceremony at the Family Kingdom Hall. The Award recognizes the Company’s “timely filing of returns and prompt payment of taxes”. Dan Desjardins, Managing Director, London Mining Company, said, “As one of the largest investors, employers and tax payers in Sierra Leone, (...)

President Koroma Hosts MCC Global Vice President

18 December 2013

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has assured the visiting MCC Acting Vice President for Compact Operations, Jonathan Bloom, that government is committed to the fight against corruption not just to qualify for the MCC, but to ensure it impacts positively on the development of the country. "I am happy that you have time to come immediately after your Board meeting and to know that you have decided to continue the engagement with us", he said, and added that their arrival in the country is in (...)

Freetown: Outgoing Envoys Bid Farewell to President Koroma

16 December 2013

By Jarrah Kawusu-Konte, State House Communications Unit, Freetown.
Their Excellencies, the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Kuang Weilin and outgoing Nigerian High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Eyo Asuquo have this morning officially taken leave of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, Freetown.
Ambassador Weilin is fourth from right in photo.
Both envoys paid their farewell courtesies to President Koroma in separate ceremonies which were done consecutively.
Foreign (...)

Farewell Speech by former APC-NA Chairman Al-Aziz Turay

16 December 2013

Fellow APC supporters in North America and around the world,
The Past Struggle
Comrades, for a branch I led for almost four years) as Chairman, I realize a two to thirty minutes statement is not enough to say good bye to the fine men and women I served; as such, I decided to make this statement to the branch and the wider world.
The past four years have been charged with tension, disagreements and challenges within the APC North America branch. Many people expressed different (...)

President Koroma’s Message on Anti-Corruption Day

9 December 2013

Fellow Sierra Leoneans,
Today, the 9th of December, is International Anti- Corruption Day. This day was set aside by resolution 58/4 of the United Nations Security Council in 2003 to raise awareness about the evils of corruption and to foster public support against the scourge.
As we all are aware, corruption is one of the biggest challenges of our time. It slows down development, distorts trade, undermines the security of our state, and weakens the economy and social fabric of our (...)

Barry Honnah Departure from LMC

9 December 2013

London Mining and its General Manager of Human Resources and Community Relations, Mr Barry Honnah, have announced that Mr Honnah will be leaving the company.
In his time with the company, Mr Honnah was instrumental in assisting the company assimilate into Sierra Leone and promoted cultural awareness across the workforce.
London Mining wishes Barry (photo) well in his future endeavours. Barry appreciates the opportunity to have worked with a leading company in Sierra Leone, and looks (...)

Profile: Ismael Koroma, Deputy Ambassador Designate

5 December 2013

By Osman Benk Sankoh, Monrovia, Liberia.*
It was probably around 7:30am. Owing to the snail pace of the traffic particularly from the west end of the city, his wife and kid had already left home for school and work respectively. Then, I woke up. The light in his bedroom was off and so too was the one in the living room. Strangely though, the kitchen was alight. It was busy and an aroma that could make the hungry much more famished with a very strong desire for a taste of whatever it was (...)

Golley’s Appointment Applauded

4 December 2013

By Alpha Bedoh Kamara, Freetown.
Just a few weeks after the Government of Sierra Leone secured the biggest grant-in-aid loan ever given to an African nation by the Republic of South Korea, the architect behind the scenes, lawyer Omrie Golley, has been appointed as Ambassador to South Korea.
The Government made the appointment public over the weekend, subject to the approval of Parliament.
The grant-in-aid loan agreement between Sierra Leone and the Republic of South Korea was signed on (...)

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EDITORIAL

The Ebolarization of Every Death in Sierra Leone

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The magnitude and spread of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone requires enormous commitment of resources and robust sustained (...)

OPINION

Sierra Leonean Women and the Ebola Pandemc

By Zainab Tunkara Clarkson.* As the dreaded ebola virus disease (EVD) ravages across West Africa with a vengeance, afflicting young and old with merciless impunity, it is unfortunate to note (...)