By Donald Roberts, KKY Movement.
A month ago, I went to Sierra Leone for several weeks, traveling to different parts of the country. Hanging out with the political elite and grassroots alike. I was particularly amazed by one thing, "KANDEHMANIA" (will Kandeh run for president in 2017/18, if so, under which party?). Never has one person dominated the imagination of supporters in both leading parties (and independents), and intensely challenge the entrenched political (...)
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday received honours and praises from the legislatures of four states in the United States of America in a presentation ceremony pioneered by Hon. Alhaji Alpha Kanu, Minister of Information and Communication who jointly with Dr Samura Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation led the delegation to the US in September.
President Koroma said that Sierra Leone is enjoying a considerable amount of importance in the international (...)
Culled from Standard Times newspaper, Freetown.
A meeting was scheduled to have taken place (recently) at NASSIT to discuss issues relating the dilapidated and troubled NASSIT Ferries was called off. It never took place because of the current scenario that has left many individuals both at the top Management Level and Board in a state of disappointment.
The Director General of the Trust Mr. Samuel Bangura Jnr (photo) now has his job hanging on a thin thread. His salary, reports alleged (...)
By Elias Bangura, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Dr. Idriss Sesay, a Sierra Leonean doctor based in the United Kingdom has donated medical equipment to Cottage and Conaught Hospitals, a gesture which both hospitals greatly appreciated and called timely.
Professor Tamira Runswe-Abiodun, Head of Department, Pediatrics, at Cottage Hospital (seen in photo with Dr. Sesay) who received the donation said they were grateful and happy for the equipment because "most of it is not available here - like the (...)
By Dennis Kabatto, New York.
While, Sierra Leone Minister of Information and Communications Alhaji Alpha Kanu and Senior Government officials were engaged at a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Town Hall Meeting recently in Maryland, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mr. Samura Kamara was briefing the Security Council on Peace building and development agenda 217 miles away at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The Security Council, in unanimous resolution (...)
Welcome to the fifth edition of London Mining’s quarterly newsletter which hopefully coincides with an easing off in the rain. This year we have had more rain in every month since May, making it very difficult for the operation- the August rainfall alone was 665mm over a 40-year average of 559mm for the same month. As the Interim Managing Director coming into the business, it has been like walking into a whirlwind (or more appropriately a thunderstorm) but I have been (...)
By PV Staff Writers
Mr. Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO and Publisher of the Patriotic Vanguard, one of Sierra Leone’s leading newspapers, has been invited by the African Union to attend a conference for the media in Arusha, Tanzania, November 21-22. The conference will bring together legal and media experts from the continent of Africa and beyond.
Titled Continental Conference for the Media, the event will specifically focus on the African Court on Human and People’s Rights and (...)
In an effort to support local economic diversification, London Mining in May 2013 signed an agreement with The Cotton Tree Foundation – Sierra Leone to support the Marampa Youth Agricultural Project in the Marampa and Maforki chiefdoms, Port Loko District.
The 12-month project is an integrated programme, which includes support to various agricultural and income generating activities. It will engage approximately 500 youths in 10 communities in large-scale agricultural food (...)
Peter A. Dumbuya, pictured, a Professor of History at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture/do research at Fourah Bay College, the University of Sierra Leone, during the 2013-2014 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Dumbuya will conduct research on “Gender, Violence, and Postwar Reconstruction in Sierra Leone.”
Dumbuya is one of (...)
The outgoing United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Michael Owen has on Monday 30th September paid a farewell courtesy call on President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, Freetown.
President Koroma described the occasion as an opportunity to thank the United States’ Government for the great contribution to Sierra Leone’s development strides. He said that owing to the good work the outgoing US diplomat has been doing in the country, ties between the two countries have become (...)