18 May 2007
Justice George Gelaga King of Sierra Leone has been unanimously re-elected Presiding Judge of the Appeals Chamber, a post which makes him President of the Special Court for a period of an additional one-year term.
Justice George Gelaga King has been President of the Sierra Leone Court of Appeal and of Court of Appeal of the Gambia. He served as Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to France, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland from 1974 to 1978, and was at the same time Sierra Leone’s (...)
17 May 2007
Six faculty members have earned tenure at Franklin & Marshall College, effective July 1, 2007.
They are Patrick Bernard, English; David Brennan, economics; Peter Fields, biology; Stephen Medvic, government, Shawn O’Bryhim, classics; and Amelia Rauser, art and art history.
These faculty members will all hold the rank of associate professor as of July 1. O’Bryhim and Rauser have held that rank since joining the faculty.
Bernard(photo) joined the Franklin & Marshall (...)
17 May 2007
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY
HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT,
ALHAJI DR. AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH
ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NORTHERN
PROVINCE OFFICE OF NASSIT - MAKENI
WEDNESDAY THE 16TH OF MAY 2007
It is a great pleasure to be here today in Makeni to perform a function that will stand out as one of the most gratifying of my tenure as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone. The inauguration of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) in 2001 was (...)
15 May 2007
With the assistance of the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international partners, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) has, since its establishment in December 2005, embarked on dynamic initiatives geared towards the fulfillment of their constitutional mandate of monitoring the conduct of political parties as a contribution to ensuring transparent and credible presidential and (...)
12 May 2007
Justice El Hadji Malick Sow of Senegal(right, photo) was sworn in Friday as an alternate Judge of the Special Court’s Trial Chamber II.
Justice Sow made his solemn declaration before Acting Registrar Herman von Hebel at a special ceremony held in the Court’s landmark courthouse in Freetown. Court President Justice George Gelaga-King then gave the closing address.
The solemn declaration was witnessed by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Mr Frederick Carew on behalf (...)
10 May 2007
Freetown, 7 May 2007
Following today’s Pre-Trial conference in The Hague, opening arguments in the highly anticipated trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor(photo) are set to take place on June 4.
“Great efforts have been made to bring this case to trial since Mr Taylor was indicted in March 2003”, said Stephen Rapp, Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
“His arrest and transfer last year were the result of three years of (...)
10 May 2007
Consistent with its mandate to assist the Government of Sierra Leone in facilitating the dissemination of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report, the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), in collaboration with Sierra Leonean artists, has produced a Music CD to sensitize the general public on findings and recommendations of the Report. This unique CD containing 15 songs on various aspects of the TRC report will be launched by Mr. Adisa Jelani Andwele (...)
8 May 2007
On behalf of the Patriotic Vanguard and our numerous readers, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Foday Kalokoh (photo), former Deputy Mayor of Freetown and former National Oraganizing Secretary of Sierra Leone’s leading opposition party, the All People’s Congress (APC). Mr. Kalokoh died this week in a terrible road accident in the north of Sierra Leone.
The late Kalokoh was a friend of the press and as far as we know, harboured no ill will for (...)
8 May 2007
The People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), one of Sierra Leone’s vibrant and dynamic political parties, has rejected the new election date recently announced by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Here is a letter the PMDC recently sent to NEC boss Christiana Thorpe(photo) :
Date: 7th May 2007.
The Chief Electoral Commissioner
National Electoral Commission Office
RE: REVISED ELECTORAL TIMETABLE
I write on behalf of the (...)
7 May 2007
A Sierra Leonean academic and respected linguist, Dr.Abou Bai-Sheka has written a new Krio-English dictionary which was recently published by Morris Publishing in Kearney, United States of America.
Dr.Bai-Sheka (photo)is a former French and Linguistics lecturer and Acting Head of the Department of Modern Languages at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He now lives in Coquitlam, British Columbia,Canada, with his family. He hails from Gbinti in the Port Loko district of Sierra (...)