By Our Correspondent
The people of Brama village and its environs in the Koya Rural District are now in perpetual fear as police from neigbouring Masiaka town frequently raid the village harassing them in the guise of investigating a matter for which some of the villagers were previously arrested indiscriminately and charges proffered against them for acts which had nothing to do with most of them.
The villagers have complained that the Masiaka police are now in the habit of (...)
According to a statement from the nonprofit organization Clitoraid, pressure from the Catholic Church and other detractors of the International Raelian Movement (IRM) has caused Burkina Faso’s government to block the scheduled March 7 opening of Clitoraid’s clitoral repair hospital, known as the Kamkaso Hospital, in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Nicknamed “the Pleasure Hospital", the Kamkaso facility (photo) is the first of its kind in the world.
“Although the (...)
WE ARE HIRING TALENTED PEOPLE TO JOIN THE TEAM
Position & Vacancy: Mining Shift Supervisor
Location: Marampa Mine Site, Lunsar
Date: 19th Key Areas of Responsibilities: February 2014
To supervise across all the operational areas at Marampa to ensure they are running safely, efficiently and
according to plan.
Inspect working areas and report all safety matters as well as give instructions to rectify any unsafe conditions or hazards.
See that all (...)
By Dr. Angela M. Dumbuya, DNP/Nurse Practitioner,
The Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia, USA.
In the past several years, relatives, friends, and acquaintances have been diagnosed with cancer, and, sadly enough, some of them have succumbed to the disease. As an advanced certified oncology nurse practitioner with many years of experience, I would like to take this opportunity to present to the Sierra Leonean and African diaspora community in general essays on four of (...)
On Friday 12 July, 2013, we released an Open Letter to London Mining raising several concerns regarding the operations of the company in Lunsar town in the Marampa chiefdom. The Open Letter to London Mining drew a response from the company which was published in the Patriotic Vanguard, one of Sierra Leone’s popular online newspapers, on 24 July, 2013.
In their response, London Mining signaled a willingness to engage us in a healthy dialogue to chart the way forward. A line of (...)
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists.
Country ranks among worst for unsolved journalist murders.
Government cracks down on information critical of the administration.
The government of President Goodluck Jonathan used legal tools as well as brutal means to clamp down on media coverage deemed critical of the government. Sensitive and dangerous topics for the press included coverage of high-level public corruption, the government’s war against Boko Haram insurgents, and the (...)
Editor’s Note: Nigerian politician Bola Ahmed Tinubu recently received an honorary doctorate from Sierra Leone’s Njala University. Our curiousity aroused, we decided to do a rudimentary investigation of the man. We note his pro-democracy credentials which are indeed genuine, especially his fight against the Sani Abacha brutal military dictatorship in Nigeria, a fact confirmed by no less a person than the venerable Wole Soyinka in one of his memoirs titled You Must set Forth at (...)
December 2013 marked their fifth outreach mission to the war-affected amputees in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Sierra Care was founded with a dynamic vision of sharing Christlike love to each and every war-affected amputee around the world, especially in developing countries. Their desire is to give hope and human dignity to all amputees through the loving fellowship in the family of God, providing both spiritual and physical needs.It is stated in the Sierra Care core beliefs that being (...)
By Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya, Freetown, Sierra Leone.*
Whenever possible, I attend ceremonies commemorating the end of World Wars I and II, and those commissioning newly enlisted men and women in uniform. I do so in memory of my late father (May His Soul Rest in Peace!) who, along with his compatriots, fought as part of the British Empire’s West African Frontier Force in World War II in Burma and Myohaung, among other places. Fast forward to the present; relatives, friends, (...)
The World Bank, in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Finance, has started the pilot operational communication endeavor to show- case results of the projects in the World Bank country portfolio.
The exercise started last week with visits to several projects sites under the Rural and Private Sector Development Project (RPSDP) and the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) in Kambia and Port Loko, Northern Sierra Leone and in Kono in the (...)