According to State House in Freetown, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has said that HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria pose serious threats to the socio-economic development of Africa.
He made this statement on the occasion of the Special Summit of the African Union on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria in the Nigerian capital, Abuja on Monday 15th July, 2013. The theme of the two-day summit which ends today is ’Ownership, Accountability and Sustainability of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (...)
By PV Special Investigator in Freetown.
One of the richest foreigners living in Sierra Leone today is Chief Tony Izabundu Chinyere, a Nigerian national. Nobody in the country can tell you with any certainty how Chief Tony (as this man is called) makes his money. But he is very rich all the same as reflected in the luxury cars and majestic mansion he owns in the west of Freetown among the residences of the country’s moneybags, top politicians, UN staff and diplomats.
Tony (photo), (...)
By Dennis Kabatto, USA.
Ruby Johnson is not your typical beauty pageant Queen.
Just over a month after her trip to Sierra Leone to mark the country’s 52nd Independence Anniversary, Miss Sierra Leone USA Ruby Johnson is back in Freetown to undertake a hard-hat internship with Octea Mining (formerly Koidu Holdings Ltd.).
A mining engineering student in the US, Ruby is set to spend the next two months at Octea’s diamond mining site in Koidu, Kono in the Eastern Province getting (...)
by - 16 July
Sustaining democratic tenets and creating a conducive atmosphere for their thriving in contemporary Africa, after years of totalitarian rule by previous governments in the Cold War era, has been a herculean task and is one of the biggest challenges democratic institutions are currently grappling with.
During the 2012 elections in Sierra Leone, the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) was seen displaying hundreds of different kinds of posters and brochures calling (...)
Editor’s Note:The Old Kolenten Students Association (OKSA) recently held a very successful annual event that included a public lecture and a dinner and dance. The public lecture was delivered by a great Sierra Leonean constitutional lawyer, former Foreign Minister and former Vice-President of the republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Abdulai Osman Conteh. The lecture was followed by a debate and question and answer session. Here are some photos of the event. We shall bring you more photos (...)
Keynote Address by
His Excellency the President
Dr Ernest Bai Koroma
The Agenda for Prosperity
12 July 2013
It is with great expectations that I today launch our Agenda for Prosperity. For the next five years, this Agenda will be our road map towards meeting our goal of becoming a middle income country and donor nation within the next 25 to 50 years
This Agenda is the firming up of the aspirations of our people. We made tremendous progress during our implementation of (...)
Government of Sierra Leone
Ministry of Information and Communications
Freetown, July 11, 2013
The attention of the Government of Sierra Leone has been drawn to the 2013 2013 Corruption Barometer report issued by Transparency International (TI) in which it rated Sierra Leone as the the country with the highest incidences of bribery in the areas of accessing social services.
Whilst the Government of Sierra Leone commends Transparency International for its commitment to (...)
Institutional Challenges in Sierra Leone: The Role of The Political Class; the Judiciary; the military and Police; the Educational System; and Religious Leaders. A Need for Constitutional Reform?
Being keynote Address delivered by A.O Conteh, formerly, 1st Vice President; Attorney –General; and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sierra Leone, and Chief Justice of Belize; and currently, Justice of Appeal in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Cayman Islands, at the Reunion of the Old (...)
By Our Correspondent
The University of Makeni in collaboration with San Pablo –CEU University (Madrid, Spain) and the Makeni City Council will be organising a two-day workshop on the theme ‘Towards a Sustainable Makeni’ on Friday 12th to Saturday 13th July, 2013 at the Makeni City Hall.
The aim of the two-day workshop is to develop new experiences on urban planning and to give more importance to the impact of the city’s shape on social, environmental and economic (...)
By Dennis Kabatto.
As the debate over whether to repeal or invoke Sierra Leone’s Public Order Act of 1965 intensifies, two journalists Kashope Holland-Cole, managing editor and Ibrahim Samura, editor of the Prime Time newspaper have respectively offered a public apology and retracted false and malicious defamatory articles they published against Attorney Adekunle King (photo).
The retraction and public apology is part of an agreement mediated by the president of Sierra Leone (...)