3 April 2007
The Executive Representative of the Secretary-General, on behalf of the United Nations system, welcomes the announcement on 30 March by the National Electoral Commission of the results of the registration of voters.
The quality of the registration is a critical element of the overall credibility of the 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections. In this context, the United Nations notes the high level of participation by Sierra Leoneans, men and women. Over 2.6 million voters have (...)
3 April 2007
The first-ever field mission from the new United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, set up to prevent countries emerging from civil war and other conflicts from slipping back into bloodshed, has returned from Sierra Leone with a clearer idea of the challenges now facing the once strife-torn state, the delegation leader said Wednesday at a news conference in New York.
“We left with a greater understanding and also with a great commitment from the Government on the next steps (...)
2 April 2007
According to a press release signed by Alfred SamForay (photo) of the Hinga Norman-CDF Defence Fund, the family of Chief Sam Hinga Norman "does not accept or endorse the recently released forensic pathologists’ report alleging that Chief Norman died of “natural causes” as a result of myocardial infarction (heart attack) as the definitive and exclusive cause of death."
The release further stated the Norman family still stands by its original assertion that Chief Norman (...)
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 (...)