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Coming Up: Albert Academy Foundation Day

2014-10-01 21:58:44

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 (...)

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

28 September

Analysis
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

Opinion
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 (...)

Ebola Hits Senegal

by Gibril Koroma - 29 August

Senegalese Health Minister Awa Coll-Seck (pictured) announced today at a press conference in Dakar the first Ebola case in her country. According to Jeune Afrique magazine, the person infected is an unnamed Guinean student who "disappeared" in Guinea three weeks ago. He was subsequently traced by Guinean health officials who accordingly informed their Senegalese counterparts.
This makes Senegal the fifth African country to be hit by the ebola virus in recent times after Guinea, Liberia, (...)

At the Kailahun Ebola Frontline in August

28 August

Commentary
By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
While President Ernest Bai Koroma was hosting an ‘Ebola Press Conference’ in State House, Freetown, Sierra Leone born and bred film producer, owner/manager of B-Trixx film productions, ‘cyber journalist’, Jaime Yaya Barry, was guarding two international journalists into the epicenter of the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone, Kailahun District. The journalists were Samuel Aranda of the National Geographic (...)

OKSA: Keynote Address by H.E Hon. Ibrahim Sorie

27 August

Public Spiritedness and Its Role in Community Development
Keynote Address By
H.E. Hon. Ibrahim Sorie Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union (EU).
Delivered on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Founding of Old Kolenten Secondary School Students Association (OKSA) in Virginia, USA, on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd August, 2014.
Esteemed Master of Ceremonies,
Mr. President of OKSA,
Excellencies,
Colleague Ambassadors (...)

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EDITORIAL

The Ebolarization of Every Death in Sierra Leone

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The magnitude and spread of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone requires enormous commitment of resources and robust sustained (...)

OPINION

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 (...)