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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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Drama at the Hague: Khan Versus Sebutinde

5 June 2007

By Teddy Foday-Musa, at the Hague.
The Charles Taylor trial at the Hague started in a dramatic fashion yesterday with Taylor himself refusing to make an appearance but sending his lawyer to say he has lost confidence in the court in a way reminiscent of the late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic who also raved and ranted in similar circumstances.
But the disappointment of the media over the Taylor no-show was partly relieved by the sparring match between Mr.Karim Ahmad Asad Kahn, (...)

Helicopter Crash: Government Launches Probe

4 June 2007

Press Release.
Office of the Vice President
Spur Road, Freetown
Tel: +232-76-651-584
Freetown, Sierra Leone - June 4th 2007. The Government of Sierra Leone regrets to announce the death on Sunday, 3rd June, 2007, of 20 Togolese Football Officials and Fans, including the Togolese Minister of Sports and a Russian Crew Member, on board a Paramount Airlines Helicopter flight from Freetown to Lungi International Airport.
The (...)

PMDC & SLPP In Court Tuesday

3 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
A Supreme Court motion filed by the People’s Movement
for Democratic Change (PMDC) party challenging the
eligibility of Vice President Solomon Berewa to lead
the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) while he
still holds office comes up for hearing on Tuesday.
Chief Justice Dr. Ade Renner - Thomas(photo) will preside
over the matter to be assisted by four other Judges.
The PMDC had earlier lost a similar protest when the
Political (...)

Guma Valley Workers Shut Down Freetown

3 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
Junior workers of the Guma Valley Water Company shut down taps in Freetown for few hours last Friday in protest at the murder of one of it Senior Personnel by Fire Force Workers two days earlier.
The shut down completely paralyzed the city which is already experiencing acute water shortage. A statement from the office of the President regrets the death of Tony Ojeah, the company’s Distribution Engineer “in an encounter with personnel of the (...)

Workshop for Army Officers Concluded

3 June 2007

In its continued efforts to strengthen the capacity of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF), UNIOSIL in collaboration with UNDP and UNIFEM have concluded a three day sensitization training for middle career officers mostly women with a view to consolidating peace and security in the country, consistent with resolution 1325 (2000) of the United Nations Security Council.
The workshop which was held from 30 May to 1 June, was aimed at acquainting middle level personnel of the (...)

Special Court: Judgment on AFRC, CDF, Soon.

3 June 2007

By Teddy Foday-Musa at the Hague and Gibril Koroma in Canada.
The months of June and July are very crucial months for Sierra Leone as those are the months the Special Court for Sierra Leone has set aside to pass judgment on the three accused members of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) and the three accused members of the Civil Defence Forces (CDF), one of whom, Chief Samuel Hinga Norman, is already deceased.
According to a recent Special Court fact sheet, judgment on the AFRC (...)

Charles Taylor Goes On Trial Monday

1 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh in Freetown and Teddy Foday-Musa at the Hague.
Special Court for Sierra Leone said on Thursday it shall be screening live in Freetown the trial of Charles Taylor which opens at The Hague on Monday. A statement from The Hague says his trial will provide an important opportunity for victims to see justice done.
Two weeks ago, Justice El Hadji Malick Sow, a Senegalese, was sworn in as alternate Judge of the Court’s trial Chamber. In accordance with article 12(4) of (...)

NDA struggles for national identity

1 June 2007

By Alpha Jalloh.
Like northerners in Ivory Coast or Tutsis in Rwanda or Bayamulange in DR Congo or Tuaregs in Mali or Blacks in Mauritania , Fullahs have never been recognised as citizens of Sierra Leone, but the National Democratic Alliance(NDA) leader Alhaji Mohamed Boye Jalloh says those days are over. The NDA is a mainly Fullah dominated but he insists that it aims not only to assert the right of Fullahs to their citizenship in Sierra Leone but to strive for an ideal state for (...)

SL Government official killed over water.

1 June 2007

By Alpha R. Jalloh, Vanguard Freetown Bureau Chief.
A senior engineer of the Guma Valley Water Company has lost his life today after a scuffle with fire fighters for water drawn from a street hydrant which he suspected was about to be sold to homes in the west of the capital Freetown. Guma valley is the water supplying agency of the government and has been unable to provide water to the growing population of Freetown which has caused many homes to be buying water from either (...)

Indian Doctors Provide Free Surgical Treatment

31 May 2007

A team of 12 Indian doctors from the Rotary Club of
India are currently in Freetown providing free
surgical treatment to those patients who deserve it.
They will be here for two weeks and in the last 72
hours, close to 250 patients have visited the
Choithram Memorial hospital at Hill Station, where
they are based, for observation and possible
Firstly, patients will have to undergo screening and
if their case is serious, are either admitted at the
Choithram Hospital or (...)

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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 (...)


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, (...)