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Ebola Hits Moyamba Junction

2014-09-22 20:50:05

By Alfred Sam Foray, USA.
The tiny town of Moyamba Junction (part of which is shown in photo) about 100 miles from Freetown and 60 miles from Bo, where I spent a few months doing business during my recent visit to Sierra Leone is on the verge of total annihilation from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. We are told by a resident of the town that about two weeks ago a resident physician, one Dr. Blango, who runs a private hospital in the town, recently treated an Ebola patient. Shortly (...)

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PEACE Clubs Launch Report

2 May 2007

By Amadu Massallay.
The launching of the PEACE Clubs initiative on April 14 was a modest event but will very likely be seen in history as a great milestone. A Sierra Leonean-owned company was making an appeal to Sierra Leoneans here in North America and worldwide for ordinary Sierra Leoneans to join forces with it. It chose to go the long route instead of asking a few well-heeled investors to put up some money and then ask the National Social Security Insurance Trust (NASSIT) to put in (...)

Bush to Nominate New US Envoy to Sierra Leone

2 May 2007

According to a White House press release issued yesterday,President George W. Bush has announced his intention to nominate six individuals, appoint eight individuals, and designate one individual to serve in his Administration.
The President intends to nominate Maurice S. Parker, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Mr. Parker, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as (...)

Special Court Advisory

1 May 2007

The Prosecutor vs. Issa Hassan Sesay, Morris Kallon and Augustine Gbao (the RUF accused).
2 May: A Status Conference will take place on Wednesday, 2 May at 10:00 in Courtroom 1.
3 May: The Defence will open their case on Thursday, 3 May at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 1. Following opening arguments, First Accused Issa Sesay will testify on his own behalf.
The Prosecutor vs. Charles Ghankay Taylor.
7 May: A Pre-Trial Conference will take place on Monday, 7 May in (...)

Press Release-New Website

29 April 2007

It is with a spirit of pride, nationalism, seasoned in a fusion of Divinity and humanity that I’m launching my new website: It is the home where everyone can experience a melancholy of peace and bliss and feel the release of that entrapped soul by the mundane and often unpredictable occurrences that humanity has to weather on a daily basis. Regain your spirit, and live life again to its fullest when you visit my site. Take time to sign my guest book before you say (...)

40th Day Memorial Services for Hinga Norman Held

26 April 2007

A press release from Alfred SamForay of the Hinga Norman Defence Fund states that 40th Day memorial services for former Regent Chief and National Coordinator of the Sierra Leone Civil Defence Forces, Chief Sam Hinga Norman(photo), took place in London and at his ancestral home of Nguala, Vulunya Chiefdom in the Bo District on Sunday 15 April 2007.
The Norman family in Sierra Leone and abroad, the release went on, wish to thank Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad for the overwhelming support (...)

Special Court Outreach Mission to Liberia

24 April 2007

According to a Special Court press alert issued yesterday, a high-level mission from the Special Court will visit the Liberian capital Monrovia on April 25-26. The mission will be led by Acting Registrar Herman von Hebel(photo) and will include Prosecutor Stephen Rapp, Principal Defender Vincent O. Nmehielle, and other Special Court officials.
The mission, which is being arranged with the assistance of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) pursuant to Security Council Res. 1750, (...)

Vanguard Features Editor Bags Prestigious Scholarship

23 April 2007

By Abdulai Bayraytay in Toronto, Canada.
The Features Editor of the Vancouver-based Sierra Leone News Portal, The Patriotic Vanguard, Zubairu Wai (simply called Zuba by his peers) has been awarded the Canadian province of Ontario’s prestigious scholarship, the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) for the 2007/2008 academic years.
This information was disclosed in a letter dated April 5th, 2007 in which Dr. P. Van Lieshout, the chairman of OGS’ Selection Board congratulated Zuba (...)

Choosing a Running Mate: Rights, Expectations and Decisive Leadership(Part I)

22 April 2007

By Morie Mussaffa,New Jersey,USA.
There had been some grumbling by some people both inside and outside the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) party, about the most recent selection of Dr. I. I. Tejan Jalloh by the leader and Presidential candidate, Mr. Charles Francis Margai to be his running mate.
This is perfectly understandable and acceptable especially when, in the realm of modern political dynamics, rights, expectations and decision making can sometimes (...)

Building Homes, SHELTERing Lives: Transforming a Nation

21 April 2007

Ezeulu: “I want one of my sons to join these people and be my eye there. If there is nothing in it you will come back. But if there is something there you will bring home my share. The world is like a Mask dancing. If you want to see it well you do not stand in one place. My spirit tells me that those who do not befriend the white man today will be saying ’had we known’ tomorrow." (Chinua Achebe, Arrow of God, 45-46).
1. Executive Summary
This project to (...)

IFAD intensifies fight against rural poverty

20 April 2007

The Executive Board of IFAD approved US$63.5 million in loans and US$59.2 million in grants to fight rural poverty in eight developing countries: Burundi, Cambodia, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Paraguay, Sierra Leone and Syria according to a press release from the organization issued today.
The Board met at IFAD’s headquarters in Rome on 17-18 April.
The grants include US$9.5 million to seven international centres that conduct agricultural research, and provide training and technical (...)

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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 (...)


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 (...)