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Ernest’s Ebola War Shouldn’t be like ‘Kabbah’s RUF War

2014-07-23 17:53:07

Opinion By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leonean-oriented FACEBOOK cyber pages are lively social media spaces where people post photos of their social and family life (how beautiful or handsome they are; how rich, academically and professionally successful...or widely travelled they are...); but, sometimes, they can be SLPP-vs-APC partisan ‘war zones’. With the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia recently, and fear that the Ebola virus could filter into (...)Read the full story »

Body of late Serry-Kamal Arrives in Freetown

12 February
By PV Staff. The body of the late Abdul Franklyn Serry-Kamal (photo) former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has arrived in Freetown over the weekend, according to reliable sources. The body of the late APC politician, who served his party throughout his life and never joined any other party will be given full honours by the current government in Freetown before being taken to his final resting place in Makeni his home town. Makeni town and its population, according to our (...)

Tom Nyumah and the Making of the NPRC: In Memoriam to "Ranger" (Part 2)

11 February
Editor’s Note: This is the final part of Dr. Patrick Bernard’s tribute to his protege, the late Lieutenant-Colonel (Rtd) Tom Nyuma. We decided to publish these articles for two reasons, the first being to provide another account of the NPRC coup by someone very close to one of its architects and secondly to present to fellow Sierra Leoneans, historians and other researchers with another view of a coup that is still a very sensitive issue in Sierra Leone. The more we know about (...)

Moyamba District Council,rural development champion

by Gibril Koroma - 6 February
Rural development is the cornerstone of economic take-off of developing countries like Sierra Leone. Without rural development it will be impossible for the country’s Agenda for Prosperity to be realized. That is why we are bringing to the notice of our readers a very significant development taking place in Moyamba district (southern Sierra Leone) where the district council, where the Chairman is former academic and researcher Professor Bob Kandeh. One impressive thing Professor (...)

The Wascalleh Reports

4 February
By Alieu Iscandari, Freetown, Sierra Leone. I (recently) met with President Ernest Bai Koroma and we talked about his vision and plans for change and here is my take: I was ushered into the security cubicle at state lodge deprived of my phone and Ipad and asked to wait in a waiting room. I met a security officer and a few other people waiting. After about 30 minutes of waiting I was called in to meet with the president. I was asked to leave my water bottle and I insisted that I needed my (...)

Maada Bio goes back to school

3 February
By Our Correspondent The former presidential candidate (known in Sierra Leone as flagbearer) of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Julius Maada Bio, pictured, is said to be studying hard at an overseas university (probably an online degree factory) for a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD). Online universities are very popular in Sierra Leone these days; there is one in the UK with a dubious pedigree that has been dishing out Masters and Doctorate degrees to Sierra Leoneans (...)

APC-Australia Expresses Condolence for the Deaths of Four APC Stalwarts

1 February
The cold hands of death gripped a number of APC stalwarts over the last couple of weeks. On the behalf of the APC Australia Branch, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolence to the families and friends at home and abroad, and members of APC Party for the loss of Honourable Dr I.M. Fofana, Honourable Abdul Serry-Kamal, Honourable Mohamed Suffian Kargbo,and Honourable Ben Kanu all of the APC Party who had followed the road of our ancestors recently. Surely these political gurus (...)

Sierra Leone: A Presidential aspirant with a difference

31 January
It looks like the 2018 presidential and parliamentary elections are going to be highly competitive with all sorts of people getting ready to replace Ernest Koroma even though the elections themselves are about four years away in the future. The latest presidential aspirant brought to our notice is one Mr. Kanu, living and working in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Kanu actually started his political career in 2012 when the vidoe clip below was recorded but he did not contest in that election but it (...)

Mohamed Kamarainba Hammered

28 January
By Our Correspondent A young APC activist called Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray (photo), has just been hammered and sent into political oblivion by the party’s "rapid response" machine including its media attack agents. Mohamed’s crime is not because he wants to be the next APC president after EBK in 2018 (something at first considered laughable by party Alagbas) but he has alarmed the party’s national secretariat in Freetown with increasingly huge grassroots support. (...)

Tribute to the late Lt.Colonel (Rtd) Tom Nyuma

27 January
Indeed a Hero has Fallen-Lt. Colonel (Rtd) Tom Nyuma alias Ranger. My dear Brothers and Sisters at Home and Abroad, On behalf of the ex-service men and women of the Republic of Sierra Leone Military Forces (RSLMF) Overseas, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of our dear brother-in-arms Lt-Col. (Rtd) Tom Nyuma as they mourn the sudden death of their beloved son. We just wanted to reassure the family that Lt-Col Tom Nyuma is indeed a hero (...)

Major SLPP Announcement Soon

24 January
By PV Staff. According to our correspondents in Freetown, the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party will soon make a major political announcement in which the names of popular UN official Kandeh Yumkella (photo) and former flagbearer Julius Maada Bio will feature prominently. The announcement will indicate the roles the two men will play as the party starts the process of preparing for the next elections in 2018, an election in which their nemesis, Ernest Koroma, will not be contesting, (...)

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EDITORIAL

Let’s Consider ICT in tackling Ebola

By Mariama Kandeh, Guest Writer, UK. Sierra Leone is at the helm of a serious and very challenging public health issue that has the propensity to reverse the gains already made in the public (...)

OPINION

Solidarity is a Pillar for Press Freedom

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

Journalists in Sierra Leone would only meaningfully enjoy the freedom they are yearning for when there is solidarity among them. The incessant press wars, manifestation of malevolence and (...)