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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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Freetown: Pat Yulisa Amadu Maddy Passes On

21 March

By PV Staff
One of Sierra Leone’s greatest writers and playwrights, Professor Yulisa Amadu Pat Maddy (photo), popularly known as Pat Maddy has passed away in Freetown, today Sunday March 16th.
The news was announced on Facebook by Cillaty Dabo, a well-known Sierra Leonean community leader and Social Worker in Atlanta, USA. The late Professor Maddy had studied, lived and worked in several countries including France, UK, Nigeria, Zambia and the United States. He returned home not too (...)

Isa and Swarray Should Also be Reconciled

by Gibril Koroma - 19 March

Commentary
The news that Political Affairs Minister Kemoh Sesay has resolved the acrimony and rancour between the President of the Sierra Leone Football (soccer) Association Isa Johansen (photo) is nothing but good news.
Isa went unopposed as President last year when elections were held for the executives of the country’s highest soccer body. Her main opponent, soccer maestro Mohamed Kallon, was disqualified because he had spent very little time inside the country as an (...)

Freetown Mayor overwhelmed by corruption allegations

14 March

By Our Correspondent, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Franklyn Bode Gibson (photo), Freetown’s mild-mannered Mayor is currently overwhelmed by allegations of corruption coming from both electronic and print media. In fact most public officials in the country and some private business people are day in and day out accused of corruption, thievery and many other crimes by the country’s media.
Some of the accusations may or may not be backed by evidence (either to protect sources or (...)

From the Ashes of War, Seeds of Peace

7 March

Op-Ed
By Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
What was once the biggest United Nations peace operation in the world winds down this month, and the most extraordinary part of this historic development is that the last UN police officers are not the only ones departing the country – nationals from the once war- ravaged nation are donning blue helmets as they deploy to serve with the UN in other troubled parts of the world. Sierra Leone used to be synonymous with brutality.
The savage, (...)

London Mining employees help refurbish Maforki Village School

7 March

Last Sunday, 16th February, a team of approximately 100 London Mining employees volunteered their time and energy towards the refurbishment of the Kulafai Rashiddeen Islamic Primary School, which is a 425 pupil school located in the Maforki Village of the Marampa Chiefdom. The volunteers tackled carpentry, masonry, metal works, painting and polishing; as well as fed 100 children from the village.
“London Mining encourages its employees to engage in community initiatives; which is (...)

Freetown: BBN Counselling Centre Celebrates

5 March

The BBN Counselling Centre which was established two years ago as a walk-in counselling centre is a novelty in Sierra Leone. This Centre has alleviated the many psycho-social dilemmas facing Sierra Leonean society, according to a press release from the Centre.
"On a personal scale, it is God sent to the 1000 clients who finally found a place to unravel the burning issues disturbing their peace of mind and discover solutions here," the release stated.
The release added: “As we mark (...)

The Speaker as Parliamentarian: Repeal Section 77(1) (b)

3 March

Essay
By Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya, Freetown, Sierra Leone.*
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Introduction
In rethinking the judicial power under the current 1991 Constitution, I called for clarity and precision in the demarcation of the original and appellate jurisdiction of the courts, principally the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone, so as to aid the public, Bar, and Bench in navigating the labyrinthine world of the law. Even though, as Alexander Hamilton confided in Federalist No.78, “The Judiciary, on the (...)

Tinubu Degree Causes Diplomatic Row

28 February

By Our Correspondent
A low level diplomatic row has developed between the governments of Sierra Leone and Nigeria over the recent conferment of an honorary doctorate by Sierra Leone’s Njala University on Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (photo), leader of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the All Progressives Party (APC).
According to media reports in Freetown, officials of the Nigerian High Commission are very upset that a Sierra Leonean university could confer such honour on (...)

Sierra Leone: Oasis Gulf Investment, FZC wins Multimillion USD contract

27 February

According to an African Press Organization (APO) press release So Mulk OGI – Oasis Gulf Investment, FZC, a company of the Sharjah-based diversified conglomerate affiliated to Mulk Holdings has recently won a multimillion USD contract to provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) expertise for the pioneering USD 18 million project, based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and to become one of West Africa’s largest solar parks.
The EPC part of the project will be spear (...)

NCD to Sign MOU with ACC

27 February

By Gibrilla Kargbo, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
In a bid to effectively promote democratic good governance through the fight against corruption, the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has paid a courtesy call on the Commissioner of the nation’s anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) at their 3 Gloucester Street office in Freetown on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. During a confab held in the Conference Room, the need for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the (...)

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EDITORIAL

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 (...)

OPINION

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, (...)