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NOSLINA elects Dr. John Davies-Cole Chairman of the Board

2014-10-19 21:52:09

Sent by Kwame Fitzjohn, Washington DC, USA.
The National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA) wishes to announce it has elected Disease expert Dr. John Davies-Cole (pictured) to succeed Mr. Minkailu Jalloh, an IBM engineer of 25 years standing, as the Chairman of the Board for the 2014-16 term.
At the completion of the Election this month, Mr. Mohamed Barrie, Sierra Leone Honorary Consul of New England States and NOSLINA Board Member aptly remarked, "Sierra Leone and (...)

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AFRC Guilty Verdicts: Amnesty International Reacts

20 June 2007

Amnesty International said that today’s guilty verdicts by the Special Court for Sierra Leone against three senior members of Sierra Leone’s feared Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) — while a positive step — should not be the closing chapter in the struggle to achieve justice for the terrible crimes committed against the people of that country during the 11 years of violent conflict.
The organization based its comments on preliminary reports of the verdicts, (...)

Guilty Verdicts in the Trial of the AFRC Accused

20 June 2007

According to a Special Court press release,three former leaders of Sierra Leone’s former Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) have each been found guilty on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Today’s judgments were read out in court by Justice Julia Sebutinde(photo), the Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber II, in proceedings which lasted just over two hours.
Alex Tamba Brima, Brima Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu were each found guilty on Count 1 (...)

UNIOSIL Presents Prisons Report Thursday

19 June 2007

The Executive Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Sierra Leone, Mr. Victor Angelo(photo), formally presents, on Thursday 21 June, a report, “Behind Walls: An Inventory and Assessment of Prisons in Sierra Leone”. The comprehensive assessment will be received by the Minister of Internal Affairs on behalf of the Sierra Leone Government.
In a bid to support efforts towards improving the corrections system in the (...)

Sierra Leone Parliament Passes Gender Bills into Law

19 June 2007

On Thursday June 14th 2007, the Sierra Leone Parliament passed three ‘gender bills’ into law. The new Acts, the Domestic Violence Act, the Registration of Customary Marriage and Divorce Act and the Devolution of Estates Act, will together help to radically improve the legal position of women in Sierra Leone.
This day is a landmark in the history of justice for women in Sierra Leone. Until now the issue of redress for injustices committed against women especially in the domestic (...)

SLCA to Assist School for the Blind

by Gibril Koroma - 17 June 2007

The Milton School for the Blind in Freetown is one of the institutions in Sierra Leone that will soon benefit from a scholarship program put together by the Atlanta-based Sierra Leone Community Association(SLCA) of Georgia, USA.
According to SLCA president Mohamed C. Bah,the organization will provide scholarships for a number of students at the School for the Blind and will work with schools for the blind and other non-governmental organizations in the Atlanta area to provide school (...)

Emmerson in Winnipeg - Ready to Rock the City Today

16 June 2007

By David Mahdi Koroma,Winnipeg.
The man himself, the godfather of contemporary Sierra Leone music - Emmerson - is in Winnipeg, Canada, to grace the much anticipated concert in the city (picture showing Emmerson and one of the show promoters, Muckson Sesay at the Winnipeg International Airport on Wednesday). This is the biggest show to hit the African Community in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada, with Ghanaian hip-hop holy gospel star Steve Kodjo Vizion Kelly.
Speaking to one of the (...)

ACC on the Warpath: Minister, 3 Others Refused Bail

16 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
Dr. Prince Alex Harding(photo), suspended as Minister of Transport and Communications in the aftermath of the helicopter crash, his Permanent Secretary Ahmed Wurie, the Director of Civil Aviation and his deputy Messrs Gbongor and Tarawalie respectively spent the weekend in detention at the Aberdeen Police Station after the Anti Corruption Commission refused giving orders for bail to be granted following their arrest on Friday.
Reports say ACC boss, Dr. Henry (...)

Freetown Media Reports

16 June 2007

50/50 urges for female vice president
According to the New Citizen of today, Dr. Nemata Eshun-Baiden, Founder of the 50/50 Group that seeks to promote the welfare of women by agitating for more female participation in state administration, has intimated the New Citizen that Dr. Kadi Sesay of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party and Minister for Trade and Industry possesses all the qualities of a presidential running mate and that the womenfolk of Sierra Leone would appreciate immensely any move (...)

ACC Orders Arrest of Top Govt Official

16 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh,Freetown.
Ahmed Wurie, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of
Transport and Communications was on Friday arrested on the orders of
the Anti-Corruption Commission investigating illicit
payments by Paramount Airline whose helicopter crashed
at the Freetown International airport on June 3
killing some 20 Togolese and Gabonese nationals.
Both the Permanent Secretary, who was one time State
Chief of Protocol in the office of the President, and
the suspended Minister (...)

Update on Funeral Ceremonies of the late Mrs. Mariatu Foday-Musa

15 June 2007

By Zubairu Wai, Toronto.
The late Mrs. Mariatu Foday-Musa, mother of Vanguard Holland correspondent Teddy Foday-Musa was laid to rest at at 4pm GMT on Tuesday June 12 (the very day that she
died, in line with Islamic principles) in Bo.
As per tradition, the 3rd Day memorial ceremony will be on Friday 15th June in Bo and the 7th Day
ceremony will be on Tuesday June 19. We shall inform all and sundry accordingly, when
arrangements for the 40th Day ceremonies have been finalised. (...)

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EDITORIAL

Sex in the Time of Ebola

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Ebola-stricken nation of Sierra Leone is employing whatever means possible, from individual to state level, in response to (...)

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 (...)