The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has learnt, 22 March 2013, with deep sadness the death of Chinua Achebe, Nigeria’s novelist of genius.
As we mourn, Chinua Achebe, pictured, has bestowed upon us a priceless intellectual legacy which will always make us proud to be African, tell our stories from our perspective and which will guide us in our endeavor to make Africa the continent of the future.
Africa has indeed lost a great Pan Africanist and (...)
By Mariama Coker, Monrovia, Liberia.
The Head of Chancery and Acting Ambassador to Sierra Leone’s Embassy in Liberia Dr. Rosaline Turay recently celebrated with the Sierra Leone Community at the Providence Island after performing the inaugural ceremony of the new president of the Sierra Leonean community association, K.J. Alie.
Also at the ceremony were Sierra Leone’s Defence Attache- Colonel Daniel S. Mansaray (seen on the left in photo with Alie), the 1st Secretary and Ag. (...)
by - 21 March
Hon. Theo Nicol, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications (seen in centre of photo flanked by Senessie Kallon (left) and Sheku Tamu) led Sierra Leone’s delegation to the Innovation Africa Digital (IDA) Summit 2013 which commenced today (19th March, 2013) at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa.
The Summit is jointly organized by Extensia, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and one of the Continent’s (...)
Ambassador Andrew Bangali (photo), Sierra Leone’s multi-accredited Envoy to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on Saturday 16th March 2013 adequately represented the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Dr. Samura Kamara at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) Ministerial Preparatory Meeting which is holding in Addis Ababa.
Dr. Samura Kamura was unavoidably absent at the TICAD V confab because he had to attend the (...)
By Kwame Yankson, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Communications, Hon. Alhaji Alpha B.S Kanu on Wednesday 27th February, 2013 informed mobile industry professionals, operators and regulators from across the globe that the electromagnetic spectrum being a scarce natural resource has the potential to increase a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in much the same way as other mineral resources such as diamond, gold, bauxite etc.
By Emmanuel A.B. Turay, Makeni.
The Bishop of Bo Diocese, Rev. Fr. Charles Campbell has decreed all priests and religious from the Dioceses of Makeni not to be allowed to preside or preach in any parish with the dioceses in a communiqué sent to all the parishes.
According to Bishop Charles Campbell in his decree, Makeni diocese is not in communion with Rome.
If this communiqué signed by Bishop Campbell sent to be announced in all the parishes in Bo is anything to go by, then I (...)
By Alie Formeh Kamara, Madina, Northern Sierra Leone.
‘This is the beginning of Limbas with love’ said the Honorable Dr. Sam Sesay (photo), Minister of Agriculture at Madina, Kambia recently during his presentation at the second meeting of the Limba Development Union otherwise known as LDU.
Limbas from all over Sierra Leone and representatives from the Diaspora, notably the United States and Gambia, converged at Medina, Kambia over the weekend for the second meeting of the (...)
by - 9 March
His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity on Tuesday 6th March 2013 received an unflinching endorsement from ECOWAS Ambassadors based in Addis Ababa after Ambassador Andrew Bangali, Sierra Leone’s envoy to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia presented the scheme to them.
The Agenda for Prosperity is the turning point for growth, development and transformation of Sierra Leone after years of war and political instability. And it will also (...)
International Women’s Day,
Freetown, Sierra Leone - 8 March 2013
Statement by Kandeh K. Yumkella
Director General of UNIDO
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a true pleasure for me to join you today to celebrate International Women’s Day!
As a man surrounded and inspired by strong women from the day I was born in a village not too far from here, I know very well what enormous efforts you go through every day to earn a (...)
According to a detailed press release, the Anti-Corruption Commission has on 7th March 2013 filed in the High Court of Sierra Leone, in Freetown, 29 indictments on various corruption offences against officials of the National Health Sector Support Project, Ministry of Health and Sanitation and two other officials of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFed), one National Revenue Authority (NRA) Official and one Mines Engineer relating to the 2011 Audit findings as follows: (...)
By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
As most readers would recall, the war years in Sierra Leone claimed thousands of human lives of both civilians and gun totters of (...)
By Prince Kanikongo, Harare, Zimbabwe.
"He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain." Douglas William (...)