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Port Loko: Press Conference on Ebola

2014-09-17 21:29:57

By Hassan Bruz in Port Loko.
"I know you know it is the constitutional responsibility of the Sierra Leone Police to protect lives and properties- a responsibility the management has always ensured it is done with remarkable professionalism. But it has also become a fact for you to know that manning the increasing numbers of Ebola-quarantined homes and at the same time coping with general criminality are crucial challenges that require the cooperation of all well meaning persons."
Those (...)

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Political Violence in Sierra Leone

27 May 2007

Commentary
By Abdulai Bayraytay in Toronto, Canada
Large scale rebel wars in the history of post-colonial Africa have usually started on a low scale until they blossom into some uncontrollable proportions. Such scenarios are particularly akin to the rebel onslaughts of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone in 1989 and 1991 respectively.
It is against this backdrop that the current violence of arson, looting, rapes and (...)

Emmerson Hits Winnipeg, Canada, June 16

27 May 2007

By David Koroma, Winnipeg.
He has brought the heat to the airwaves and dance halls in Sierra Leone, The Gambia, England, USA, Holland, Australia and Canada with his ground breaking singles Tutu Party, Borbor Belleh and Gi Am Bench.
And now Sierra Leone’s multi-platinum artist Emmerson plans to heat up the road and rock his fans with guest artist Ghanaian music sensation Steve Kodjo Kelly for a headlining North American tour in support of his second smash album " "Tu Fut Arata" (...)

Bo: SLPP Doles out Party Symbols

26 May 2007

By Edie Vandy.
It seems all is now set for the August 11, 2007 Parliamentary battle, following the ruling party’s move to dole out party symbols across the length and breadth of the country. The fan fare that followed in Bo district in particular was euphoric, in the wake of the young and dynamic Foday Rado Yokie’s victory over that of challengers Matina Foray, and Edwin Boima, for the high profiled parliamentary seat of Bo Town 2.
The PMDC has played it smart by (...)

Political Parties to Attend Media Training Workshop

26 May 2007

According to a UNIOSIL press release, representatives of the eight registered Political Parties will benefit from a media training workshop jointly organized by the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The event, which will take place on Tuesday 29 May at the UNIOSIL headquarters Mammy Yoko Hotel Freetown, aims at enabling participants to effectively communicate their messages through the news media, and to (...)

UNDP Launches Poverty Eradication Projects in Bo and Kenema

24 May 2007

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a series of mini-projects in Freetown, Port Loko, Kenema and Bo in October 2006 to commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP). The first of these projects, the Rehabilitation of Kissy Library, was completed and handed-over in March 2007. Saturday, 19 May 2007 saw the handing-over ceremony for the rehabilitation of the Kotugbuma Spring Water Project in Bo(photo) and the Gbongbontor Market Water Well Project (...)

PMDC Offers Assistance to Indictees’ Families

23 May 2007

The North American branch of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC -USA) is pleased to offer financial assistance to the families of the indicted leaders of the CDF in accordance with the Indianapolis accord of November 2006. The national PMDC as well as its various international branches will continue to stand by the families of the CDF with financial and moral support despite the untimely death of Chief Sam Hinga Norman. We appeal to all our members at home and abroad (...)

Voting in the Rain: A Ruse or an Incompetent Execution of Election Laws?

22 May 2007

Commentary
By John Lansana Musa,USA.
The decision by the ruling party - the SLPP administration, to conduct elections in the middle of the rainy season has drawn complaints and speculations over the prudence of that decision. Prof. Jonathan Peters in particular has stirred us to think of the constitutional implications. The present essay examines the factor of voting in the rain as detrimental to voter turnout. The Kabbah administration may assume criticism or doubts about its neutrality (...)

UNDP to host National Forum on Microfinance

21 May 2007

The National Microfinance Forum takes place from Tuesday, 22nd to Wednesday 23rd May 2007 at Kimbima Hotel, Freetown. Hosted by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the workshop is being organized in collaboration with KFW, UNCDF, Cord Aid and the Government of Sierra Leone.
The forum meets to evaluate the Microfinance Project ‘Development of Sustainable Pro-Poor Financial Sector in Sierra Leone 2004-2009,’ which was developed by the Government of Sierra Leone and (...)

SLMWA Launches ADR Handbook

21 May 2007

The Sierra Leone Market Women’s Association (SLMWA) has launched the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Handbook on Monday 21st May 2007 at the British Council Hall Tower hill in Freetown, with support from the Justice Sector Development Programme (JSDP).
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to the availability of mechanisms outside of the more formalised state structures that have been established to dispense justice. The Justice Sector Development Programme (JSDP) (...)

A Reply from Toegondoe Sagba aka Morie Mussafa

21 May 2007

Mr. Taylor-Kamara,
I have to be honest with you in saying that I have always respected your approach to issues. But for the first time, I have to say that you have surprised me by many factors regarding your theses. I can only conclude that you "jumped" on all my postings withourt really undrstanding either the specific objects of each posting, or you failed to understand the overall objective in my writings about the running mate issue. I shouldn’t be surprised, though, since it (...)

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EDITORIAL

The Ebolarization of Every Death in Sierra Leone

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The magnitude and spread of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone requires enormous commitment of resources and robust sustained (...)

OPINION

Sierra Leonean Women and the Ebola Pandemc

By Zainab Tunkara Clarkson.* As the dreaded ebola virus disease (EVD) ravages across West Africa with a vengeance, afflicting young and old with merciless impunity, it is unfortunate to note (...)