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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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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. (...)

FIB breaks new ground

15 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
In a major breakthrough in the banking sector, one of the country’s most successful banks, First International Bank (FIB), recently commissioned another branch on ECOWAS Street in central Freetown, to extend its operations.
The opening ceremony, which marked the bank’s fifth year anniversary, was also graced by eminent personalities and members of the diplomatic corps, and officially launched by Vice President Solomon Berewa. While declaring the (...)

Le 150,000 For UNPP Symbol

15 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
With nominations for aspirants vying for Parliamentary seats set for July 2, 2007, the executive of the United National People Party (UNPP) have requested aspirants intending to vie for party symbols to pay the sum of Le 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand), an equivalent of US$50.
UNPP is perhaps the fourth largest political party in the country after the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) (...)

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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 (...)