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WFP Distributes Food in Waterloo

2014-10-22 08:59:58

Amid concerns over the increasing rate of Ebola infection in Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and partners has started distributing food for 265,000 people on the outskirts of the capital.
The distribution in the suburb of Waterloo will be the biggest one-off food distribution in the country since the start of the Ebola outbreak.
WFP mobilized 700 aid workers to distribute in just one day over 800 metric tons of food rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt meeting (...)

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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) (...)

Reports from Freetown

14 June 2007

Government approves new conditions of service for the army
Following decades of demanding improved conditions of service, the Sierra Leone Government has reportedly approved new terms of service for the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). Awoko reports the disclosure made by the Forces’ spokesman at a press briefing held at the Ministry of Defence in Freetown. Brigadier Nelson-Williams told the press that due to harsh financial reality facing the government only certain (...)

65 SLPP Parliamentarians Voted Out

13 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
Sixty-five out of the 83 current sitting members of Parliament of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party will not contest the forthcoming Parliamentary elections having been unable to secure party symbols in the recently conducted primary election of their party.
An electoral college made up of sectional/zonal executives, chiefdom executives, constituency executives, representatives of women, youths and councillors across the country has the mandate under laid (...)

Pilot Heads Helicopter Crash Probe

13 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
John Tambi, a pilot and Aeronautics Engineer has been
appointed to head the Commission set up by Government
to investigate the June 3 Paramount Helicopter Crash
at the Freetown International Airport killing 18
Togolese and Gabonese nationals.
Tambi, aged 52, studied Aviation at Oxford and holds
Master of Science degrees from Indiana State
University and Florida State.
Those who died in the crash were Togolese football
officials who were in Freetown for an (...)

Fake Diamonds: Three Americans duped

13 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay.
Police last week arrested three American citizens at
the Lungi International Airport with parcels
containing stones suspected to be diamonds, Assistant
Director of the Criminal Investigation Department
(CID), JPJ Conteh last Tuesday confirmed to
journalists at the weekly police press briefing.
According to Conteh, the suspects: Banik Babad Janov,
Albert Babad Zhanov and Abo Mordukhayov, claimed that
the said parcels were sold to them by one Mohamed
Barkwe, (...)

Ernest Koroma warns against SLPP rigging

13 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
The leader of the opposition All People’s Congress (APC), Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma(photo), has warned that any attempt to rig the August 11, 2007 elections would be disastrous. Koroma said that the incumbent party had already manipulated the electoral process and elements in the government are hell bent on winning the elections at all costs.
In a telephone interview with this correspondent, he said: “what the APC accepted in the 2002 elections, we (...)

Special Court: Verdict on AFRC Next Week

13 June 2007

According to a news alert from the Special Court for Sierra Leone,verdicts in the trial of The Prosecutor vs. Alex Tamba Brima, Brima Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu are scheduled for Wednesday, 20 June at 11:00 a.m. The hearing will take place at Courtroom II in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The three defendants are alleged to have been leaders of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC). They each face a 14-count indictment for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious (...)

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 (...)

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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

Television and Learning

By Arthur Ramo, Madrid, Spain. Television is a technological medium of great importance in the lives of people, because it provides information and entertainment, among other things. However, (...)