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WFP Distributes Food in Waterloo

2014-10-22 08:59:58

Amid concerns over the increasing rate of Ebola infection in Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and partners has started distributing food for 265,000 people on the outskirts of the capital.
The distribution in the suburb of Waterloo will be the biggest one-off food distribution in the country since the start of the Ebola outbreak.
WFP mobilized 700 aid workers to distribute in just one day over 800 metric tons of food rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt meeting (...)

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Sierra Leone: JHR Begins Full Scale Operations

4 May 2007

Journalists for Human Rights.
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is pleased to announce the commencement of full scale operations in Sierra Leone as of April 2007. As well as establishing an office at 47 John Street, Central Freetown, JHR has appointed Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell, a respected writer and activist, to serve as Country Director.
Among his accomplishments, Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell(photo) is a recipient of the 2006 Young Global Leadership Award (YGL) from the (...)

Sierra Leone: Government Shocked by Political Violence

3 May 2007

We have received the following press release from the office of the Vice President of Sierra Leone, Mr. Solomon Berewa(photo):
Press Release from the Office of the Vice President On the Disturbances in Freetown On Saturday 28 April.
Government has now received an official report from the police on the events of Saturday 28 April.
It will be recalled that two weeks earlier, Saturday April 14, the APC had requested and had received a permit to organize a peace rally. This event took place (...)

GOSL and Diplomatic Community Meet in Bonthe

2 May 2007

As part of the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General (ERSG) and UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Victor Angelo(photo), is facilitating today, Wednesday, 2 May, a retreat of the UN Country Team, diplomats and senior officials of the Sierra Leone Government. According to a UNIOSIL press statement, the event aims at leveraging the impact of international assistance and improving aid coordination between (...)

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 (...)

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Sex in the Time of Ebola

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Ebola-stricken nation of Sierra Leone is employing whatever means possible, from individual to state level, in response to (...)


Television and Learning

By Arthur Ramo, Madrid, Spain. Television is a technological medium of great importance in the lives of people, because it provides information and entertainment, among other things. However, (...)