20 March 2007
Lovemore Munlo(photo), SC has announced he will leave the Special Court after a year and a half as Registrar.
“After one and a half years at the Special Court, the time has come to move on”, Mr. Munlo told staff members last week.
Mr. Munlo became interim Registrar in October 2005. In February 2006, he was appointed Registrar of the Special Court by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
In taking up his post in 2006, Mr Munlo said his vision was (...)
19 March 2007
Word has reached us from PMDC Headquarters in Freetown that four NEC officials had been apprehended Saturday March 17, 2007, in an alleged act of elections fraud in Tombo village, near Freetown.
Vigilant and alert PMDC supporters in the Waterloo area in the Western Region of Sierra Leone informed PMDC Headquarters of a suspicious act in the residence of a NEC official by the name of Mr. Joko Ven.
PMDC and APC officials in a joint effort to stop the suspicious act (...)
19 March 2007
A national roundtable at Freetown’s Miatta Conference Centre on Friday, 16 March, brought together Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) delegates from all regions with high-level representatives from the United Nations, the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) and Civil Society Organisations to consolidate the findings from regional seminars in a final Electoral Code of Conduct for Media.
One day later, on Saturday, 17 (...)
18 March 2007
By Roland Bankole Marke.
Alpha Sheriff(photo) was born in 1958 in Sanda -Rokulan area in northern Sierra Leone. His ascension onto the pinnacle of academia did not happen by sudden flight, for while others were sleeping or having fun he was busy toiling to harness the mid-night oil in achieving his burning desire. His tertiary education started at M.M.T.C. now Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, where he pursued the Higher Teacher’s Certificate. He later proceeded to (...)
17 March 2007
The publisher, editorial board and friends of the Patriotic Vanguard would like to report, with great sadness, the news of the passing away of Umarr L. Bayraytay(photo), the elder brother of the deputy editor of this press.
This sad event occured in the early hours of Sunday, March 4th, 2007 at Dr. Willoughby’s hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The late Umarr is survived by his mom, Mrs. Fatmata Juldeh Bayraytay nee Jalloh, and his long time fiance’ Naidae Davies.
by - 17 March 2007
Lovemore Munlo, the registrar and chief administrative officer of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, has been "sacked with immediate effect", according to a press statement issued recently by a Hinga Norman loyalist, the Indiana-based Reverend Alfred SamForay.
In the statement, SamForay added that the failure to renew Munlo’s contract is "not entirely unrelated" to the conduct of the court during the transfer, incarceration and death of Chief Hinga Norman, the former Civil Defence (...)
15 March 2007
Youth For Sierra Leone Improvement Presents
"Footsteps To Achievement"
Making a Difference In Education and Democratic Awareness Through Sierra Leone Youths Self - Determination
March 31st, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Long Branch Community Center at 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20781
Come dine, dance, be served & entertained while investing in the Youths.
Youth for Sierra Leone Improvement (YSLI) is a (...)
by - 15 March 2007
Ansu Lansana, Secretary General of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC)told the Patriotic Vanguard recently that his party is sure of victory this time as it takes Vice President Solomon Berewa to the Supreme Court over the constitutional issue of whether he(Berewa) can be Vice President and presidential candidate of his party at the same time.
PMDC,it will be recalled, challenged the Vice President on the same issue last year by taking the matter to the Political (...)
14 March 2007
By Dr. Abou Bai-Sheka, Vancouver,Canada.
The advent of the 6-3-3-4 implementation date has seen the introduction of four of our indigenous languages in our schools’ curriculum but not without considerable skepticism from some educationists, parents and senior citizens. The fact remains however that for the first time, status, integrity and recognition are being given to our local languages and the yoke of inferiority and (...)
13 March 2007
The National Communications Strategy Project (NCSP) in Sierra Leone has launched a weekly radio talk show, “Development Dialogue”, on UN Radio FM 103. The hour-long interactive programme airs live every Friday at 2:30PM and a repeat broadcast at 11:00PM. The central aim of that platform is promoting stewardship and accountability among policy makers and political leaders to the citizenry of Sierra Leone. The debut programme (23 February) attempted to draw a nexus (...)