1 April 2007
PMDC’s short-list running mate hopeful, Hon. Dauda Tombo Bangura(photo) spoke at a YSLI banquet on Saturday evening, March 31, 2007. We bring you his entire remarks courtesy of PMDC-USA Comm. & Media.
By Dauda Tombo Bangura
Thank you for inviting the PMDC.
Based on my knowledge of Youth for Sierra Leone Improvement (YSLI) activities, I want to declare myself a youth, at least for tonight, so that I could share accolades with you guys.
No, but thanks. On a serious note though, (...)
29 March 2007
In view of the crucial role of women in ensuring a smooth democratic process in the up coming general elections, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), with support from UNIOSIL and UNDP, is organizing regional workshops across the nation to help increase women’s participation in the political process.
The workshops began on 26 March 2007 in the southern city of Bo and then went on to Kenema on 28 March. The next stop will be Makeni in the north in early April.
29 March 2007
According to a recent press release from the Justice Sector Development Programme (JDSP), The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in collaboration with the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) and the Justice Sector Development Programme (JSDP) is hosting a workshop for the Local Policing Partnership Board (LPPB) in Sierra Leone, at the Police Training School in Hastings, near Freetown, from today Thursday March 29 to to tomorrow Saturday March 30,2007.
The theme for the (...)
28 March 2007
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 28 March 2007
An autopsy to determine the cause of death last month of Special Court indictee Sam Hinga Norman showed he died of natural causes.
According to the autopsy report, Mr. Norman “died of natural causes from a myocardial infarction”. The report was finalised this week after receipt of the results of toxicology tests.
The autopsy was conducted on March 5 by a four-member team of pathologists and medical experts led by Prof. (...)
27 March 2007
By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong, Vanguard Ottawa Correspondent.
The press release carried by the Sierra Leonean-owned Vancouver, British Columbia-based Patriotic Vanguard (www.thepatrioticvanguard.com) from the Freetown-based National Communications Strategy Project (NCSP) that it is to launch a weekly radio talk show dubbed “Development Dialogue” on the Freetown-based United Nations Radio FM 103 that will discuss accountability among Sierra Leonean elites is a pointer to (...)
25 March 2007
By Roland Marke.
It is with deep regret and sympathy that I announce the death of Amara Kabba (Karamoh Kabba’s younger brother) in Freetown. He died at the 34 Military Hospital today from meningitis (a treatable infection). He was 34 years old, and a mechanic by trade who lived around Rokupa Junction (east of Freetown). He’s survived by his wife and three kids and several relatives at home and abroad. May his soul rest in perfect peace. For details and funeral arrangements (...)
25 March 2007
Freetown, March 22, 2007-IFC today signed trade finance agreements with three leading banks in Sierra Leone that will enable them to provide import letters of credit to the country’s business community. The three banks, Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, Rokel Commercial Bank, and Guaranty Trust Bank Limited, will each benefit from guarantees worth $1 million under IFC’s Global Trade Finance Program.
IFC places a high priority on helping Sierra Leone’s private (...)
24 March 2007
By Sahr Musa Yamba and Lans Omar.
Winnipeg (Canada) police officers had to intervene Sunday March 18th to quell heated confrontations among some members of the Sierra Leone National Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) at the Acomi office at 471 Kennedy Street in Winnipeg.
Many have described the incident as unfortunate and just a replica of the disunity of Sierra Leoneans back home. What was scheduled to be a nomination for the ushering into office of a new executive, turned into a fiasco. (...)
23 March 2007
By Kai M. Perry.
On June 21, 2007 Freedom Schooner Amistad will embark on its first transatlantic voyage joining with international agencies and organizations in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe and West Africa in the recognition and commemoration of a most significant milestone: the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in the former British Empire (1807) and the United States (1808).
The 14-month voyage will retrace the infamous slave industry (...)
20 March 2007
Tuesday, 20 March 2007 saw the re-opening of the refurbished Kissy Branch Library(photo) in the Eastern area of Freetown. The re-opening ceremony celebrated the completion of the rehabilitation of the library, which had not been previously renovated since its construction in 1980. The project, which was funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the amount of ten million Leones, is a step by the organisation to eradicate ‘knowledge poverty’ in the country.