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EBK Should Not Listen to Third Term Sycophants

2014-04-24 04:49:45

Opinion By Hassan Baraka, Businessman and Writer, USA. The notion for President Ernest Bai Koroma to seek a third term in office was first started on national TV and radio by a well known political opportunist whom the president later rewarded handsomely for his vociferous support of the idea. However, this politically despicable idea was overwhelmingly rejected in the country and the diaspora; it never saw the light of day. Recently, this double headed monster is rearing its ugly head (...)Read the full story »

Sierra Leone: The Eco to Replace the Leone Next Year

18 April
By Mekki Elmograbi, Khartoum, Sudan. Starting from May 2014, citizens from the five countries of East Africa Community – EAC; Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania will be able to use their national currencies in the area of EAC. Banks and agencies will offer to the public the service of digital cross-border cash transactions in real time for all local currencies of EAC. A citizen from Uganda can buy a car from Tanzania using Rwandese francs, taking his fuel from an oil station (...)

Meet Beny Steinmetz of Koidu Holdings

15 April
Editor’s Note: Many Sierra Leoneans know of or have heard of Koidu Holdings, the giant foreign company mining diamonds in Kono district in the east of the country where some of the largest deposits of diamonds in the world can be found. Its owner, Beny Steinmetz, also owned a vast iron ore mine in neighbouring Guinea but lost it when the Guinean government recently investigated him and found him guilty of corruption. Steinmetz was allegedly very close to former Guinean President (...)

Third Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC3), August 20-22, 2014

14 April
Third Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC3), August 20-22, 2014. JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KUMASI, GHANA), LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (PENNSYLVANIA, USA). VENUE: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Rd., Richmond, (Vancouver) British Columbia, Canada. THEME: “Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization.” Kwantlen Polytechnic University, (...)

Freetown: Ecobank, NRA Officials Convicted

10 April
According to a press release signed by Koloneh Sankoh, the Anti-Corruption Commssion’s Deputy Director of Public Education and Outreach, the High Court of Sierra Leone, presided over by the Honourable Mr. Justice M.A. Paul, on 10th April 2014, pronounced sentence in the matter of the STATE VS SOLOMON HINDOLO KATTA and OTHERS; having found them guilty in a judgment delivered on 3rd April 2014. The convicts were officials of National Revenue Authority and Ecobank in Sierra Leone. In a (...)

Sierra Leonean workers called "Bush Pigs" by Expatriates

7 April
By PV Staff. Some foreign companies operating in Sierra Leone are allegedly treating their Sierra Leonean workers in a very abusive and inhumane way including poor working conditions, insults and blatant abuse, according to a report from a credible organization called Care2. There have been cases of expatriates referring to Africans as "Black Pigs" and "Black Monkeys", according to the Care2 report. In addition to bad working conditions the companies concerned also displace entire (...)

Tejan Kabbah’s Treachery

4 April
Opinion By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Tejan Kabbah’s Debased TREACHERY of Hinga Norman Maybe, the worst part of late President Tejan Kabba’s ‘War Record’ as President of Sierra Leone was the Treachery on his first deputy defence minister, and later, internal affairs minister, and Coordinator of the Civil Defence Force (CDF), late Chief Hinga Norman. The perfidy of Kabbah (photo) against Chief Norman would always kindle incredulity and boiling (...)

Court Ruling on Finda Koroma versus Philip Neville

2 April
Finda Koroma vs Philip Neville & co: Thirty Million damages awarded to complainant. C.C. 213/10 2010 K No.34 IN THE HIGH COURT OF SIERRA LEONE GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION BETWEEN: FINDA KOROMA - PLAINTIFF AND PHILIP NEVILLE - 1ST DEFENDANT I B M KAMARA - 2ND DEFENDANT BERTHAN MACAULAY JNR for Plaintiff LEON JENKINS-JOHNSTON ESQ for Defendants BEFORE THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE N C BROWNE-MARKE JUSTICE OF APPEAL DATED THE 23 DAY OF OCTOBER, 2013 DAMAGES 1. On Monday last, the (...)

Shollay Davies Appointed Deputy ACC Boss

1 April
According to a press release from the Anti-Corruption Commission in Freetown, President Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed Mr. Shollay Davies (photo) Deputy Commissioner of the ACC, subject to Parliamentary approval. Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Shollay Davies was Director of Public Education and External Outreach of the Commission. He holds a Higher Teachers’ Certificate (HTC) from the then Milton Margai Teachers College (MMTC), a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Degree from the Njala (...)

Cocoa Na Chocolate

31 March
ONE.org (http://www.one.org) Sunday March31 launched one of the continent’s biggest musical collaborations ever, ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’, in support of a new campaign to boost investments in agriculture: ‘Do Agric, It Pays’ (http://www.one.org/doagric). Nineteen of the top recording artists from across Africa, including D’Banj and Femi Kuti from Nigeria, DR Congo’s Fally Ipupa, Cote d’Ivoire’s Tiken Jah Fakoly, Kenya’s Juliani, and (...)

London Mining:Largest Ship Loaded in Freetown Harbour

31 March
London Mining announced that, today, the Baby Cape vessel, MV MAGSENGER 8 (photo), left the Freetown harbour carrying 107,746 tonnes of its iron ore concentrate. This represents the largest load ever of Company ore to be shipped from, and the largest vessel ever to be loaded in, Sierra Leone’s natural harbour. “London Mining is proud of this achievement, which caps off a challenging first quarter,” said Dan Desjardins, Managing Director, London Mining Company. “It (...)

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EDITORIAL

Sundry Matters

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

The Law School Imbroglio I have been watching and observing the Law School mess developing and escalating with some amusement. It shows that some members of the so-called "noble" profession are (...)

OPINION

Comparing South Africa and Nigeria

By Mekki Elmograbi, Sudan. It is widely well known that the economy of South Africa is the strongest among African economies but some economists say that Nigeria, "not South Africa", is the (...)

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