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Book Launch of Painful Journey: A Story of Escape and Survival

2014-10-20 20:10:38

The launching ceremony of Painful Journey: A Story of Escape and Survival, by Liberian-Canadian BC resident Jerry Gbardy will take place on Saturday November 1, 2014 at the UNIFOR Building, 326 12th Street, in New Westminster, British Columbia from 5pm to 9pm.
Painful Journey is about the traumatic experiences of Jerry, his family, relatives and other Liberians as they escaped from the brutal carnage of the Liberian civil war and crossed over to neighbouring Sierra Leone where horrible (...)

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Message from OKSA Financial Secretary

12 October

Fellow Alumni and Friends of Kolenten,
It is my pleasure to once again report to you the wonderful news of another record-setting OKSA-USA fund-raising season that came to a climax around the events of 22-23 August 2014. Notwithstanding the plethora of fund-raising activities and free events every weekend in the Washington DC metropolitan area, and the continued scarcity of committed event organizers, we are on course to make $20,000 in profit.
Acknowledgments On behalf of the Chairman, (...)

Bintou is new European Junior Welterweight Champion

7 October

By Msema Kweli, Frankfurt, Germany.
The popular African-German female boxer Bintou Yawa Schmill , 30, aka The Voice recently beat a Serbean female boxer champion Mirjana Vujic on K.O on the third round.
Bintou Schmill, of Togolese ancestry, is undefeated. She already ringed as professional boxer nine times, with an incredible record of nine wins and eight knock-outs. .
The recent fight on 26th of September 2014 was in the city hall in Saalbau Frankfurt-Nied, where she won the title by (...)

Coming Up: Albert Academy Foundation Day

1 October

On October 4, 2104, old and current students of one of the oldest and most prestigious secondary schools in Sierra Leone, the Albert Academy (founded by American missionaries October 4, 1904), will celebrate their school’s Foundation Day in and out of Sierra Leone. There are chapters of AA alumni associations in several countries around the world.
For instance the Washington DC AA alumni chapter will be having a thanksgiving service on Sunday, October from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the (...)

Preventing the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa

28 September

By Nanah Sheriff-Fofanah Sesay, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, USA. Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a virus whose normal host species is unknown. This disease was originally identified in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), as such the disease was named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The genus Ebola is divided into five different (...)

NCD Launches Good Governance Magazine

25 September

By Siraju Bah, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The National Commission for Democracy has officially launched the maiden edition of its Good Governance Magazine that will give the general public the opportunity to have an insight into the invaluable contribution the Commission has been making in addressing issues of good governance and democracy by remarkably inculcating civic education into the hearts and minds of the people.
The event was hosted at the Commission’s headquarters at the West (...)

Mohamed Jalloh: A Life of Historic Firsts

23 September

By Our Correspondent
A Life of Historic Firsts
A Biography of Mohamed A. Jalloh.
The life of our 2014 Grand Chief Patron, Mr. Mohamed A. Jalloh (St. Edward’s Secondary School Class of 1973), Managing Director of Bridgedal Capital Management, LLC, a financial services company based in suburban Washington, D.C., USA, can be accurately summarized as a life of historic firsts: When Mohamed A. Jalloh (pictured), universally known to his very many friends by his nickname, Moh’m, (...)

Ebola: Establish Mechanisms for Treatment Abroad

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher - 15 September

It is indeed sad that we have lost yet another medical doctor, Dr.Olivette Buck, to the dreaded Ebola virus disease. She is the fourth Sierra Leonean doctor to be taken away by the disease, thus severely reducing the number of medics in this fight and scaring away a lot of nurses who used to look up to her for guidance and motivation. May her soul rest in peace.
One thing that has shocked Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone at home and abroad is the allegation that WHO (...)

Mr. President, Okada Curfew is Causing Hardship

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief - 12 September

President Koroma’s immense and timely efforts in containing the Ebola outbreak has been widely appreciated in the country as many lives have been saved, although the Okada ( commercial motorbikes) curfew has caused untold hardship to commuters especially those residing at Wellington and beyond. The 7.00 AM to 7:00PM curfew was imposed on Okadas in the city was as a result of suspicion that they were transporting persons suspected of being infected with Ebola into the city or (...)

Cholera Outbreak Rattles Accra

by Roland Bankole, Marke, Deputy Editor, Florida, USA. - 11 September

While Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are rattled by an alarming upsurge in Ebola infections and high death rates, a cholera outbreak is ravaging Accra, capital of Ghana reaching pandemic levels, officials say. Authorities blame the current outbreak on poor sanitation and poverty that are common in the shantytowns and ghettos of the city. Overcrowded health centers are also aiding the rapid spread of the infection. The Vice President of Ghana, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur reports that 10,000 (...)

Meet Bintou, the African-German Female Boxer

10 September

African ladies are normally known for other things than boxing, except for this one who is changing history and making the story look different.
Miss Bintou Yawa Schmill, 29 years old, black African with Togolese ancestry born and based in Germany, started her boxing career at a tender age. Now as an adult her career is moving fast. She has been superb in the boxing ring has won 24 fights and two draws in the welterweight category.
Bintou Schmill, also known as "The Voice" has since 2007 (...)

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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 (...)


Sierra Leonean Women and the Ebola Pandemc

By Zainab Tunkara Clarkson.* As the dreaded ebola virus disease (EVD) ravages across West Africa with a vengeance, afflicting young and old with merciless impunity, it is unfortunate to note (...)