4 October 2013
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 (...)
3 October 2013
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 (...)
2 October 2013
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 (...)
1 October 2013
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 (...)
23 September 2013
London Mining Company in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and St. Joseph Vocational Training Institute on 19 September officially launched the “From Mines to Minds” Project at the Peace Hall at St. Joseph Institute in Lunsar. The “From Mines to Minds” Project is a vocational and technical skills training programme funded by London Mining and GIZ and implemented by the St. (...)
by - 19 September 2013
Amidst reports of use of chemical weapons and atrocities committed by the warring factions, one Sierra Leonean, Sheikh Mohamed Canan Bah (photo) has been captured and tortured to death by the Free Syria Army that has staged a rebellion against the government of President Assad.
Even though no reason has been proffered by the rebel faction for the capture and execution of the Sierra Leonean, reports generally indicate that such dispositions have been usually manifested against (...)
17 September 2013
LUKOIL has kicked off its exploration drilling campaign 50 miles offshore Sierra Leone. Making a short statement at the launching ceremony, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma said he has been left with the impression that within sixty to eighty days, LUKOIL’s scientists working at the rig would be in a better position to tell government if they strike oil, whether it will be in commercially viable quantities. He made this statement soon after he returned from a conducted tour of (...)
17 September 2013
Once again, Sierra Leonean academic institutions benefited from the annual missions outreach services and academic donations from Dr. Lauretta Will through her foundation, the Dr. Lauretta Will Educational Foundation Inc. (DLWEF).
DLWEF is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Atlanta. The DLWEF Mission statement is to “Gather, distribute and disseminate educational materials, professional expertise and technological resources to poverty-stricken, inner-cities and war-devastated (...)
12 September 2013
20 new Sierra Leoneans who acquired citizenship status through Naturalization as provided for in the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone (photo) have subscribed to the oath of allegiance at the Presidential Lodge, Hill Station on Tuesday 10th September, instant.
In a brief congratulatory statement shortly after administering the oath, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma admonished them to be good citizens, saying a good citizen is one who pays his/her taxes, law abiding, and works within the (...)
by - 9 September 2013
The Chief Imam of the Freetown Central Mosque and also Spiritual Leader of the United Council of Imams in Sierra Leone, Sheikh Ahmad Tejan Sillah was host of President Ernest Bai Koroma , Vice President Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana , the Chief Justice Haja Umu Hawa Tejan –Jalloh and the entire judiciary on September 6.
The President, Vice President and members of the judiciary were there to offer prayers for the beginning of the judicial year of 2013/2014. Addressing the jam-packed mosque (...)