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Ernest’s Ebola War Shouldn’t be like ‘Kabbah’s RUF War

2014-07-23 17:53:07

Opinion By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leonean-oriented FACEBOOK cyber pages are lively social media spaces where people post photos of their social and family life (how beautiful or handsome they are; how rich, academically and professionally successful...or widely travelled they are...); but, sometimes, they can be SLPP-vs-APC partisan ‘war zones’. With the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia recently, and fear that the Ebola virus could filter into (...)Read the full story »

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 in what (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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Welcome to the Free Town

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

The mountainous city of Freetown is not only the capital of the coastal West African State of Sierra Leone but is also the seat of government. It is a common saying among the residents that the (...)


Solidarity is a Pillar for Press Freedom

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

Journalists in Sierra Leone would only meaningfully enjoy the freedom they are yearning for when there is solidarity among them. The incessant press wars, manifestation of malevolence and (...)