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President Koroma’s Speech on Lock Down

2014-09-20 17:52:04

Fellow Sierra Leoneans,
Our country is the midst of a big trial. But by the grace of God, we shall overcome this Ebola outbreak. Many of our people have fallen victims to this disease. It was not a disease that started in Sierra Leone; it came to us from our brothers and sisters in our neighboring countries. But no body, no region, no district wish this disease on themselves. Many people were doing very ordinary things when they contracted the disease. They were attending funerals, (...)

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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 (...)

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 (...)

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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 (...)