By Umaru S. Jah, Berlin, Germany.
As the government of Sierra Leone expressed strong concern over the recently published Transparency International report on global corruption barometer, H.E Jongopie S. Stevens and staff paid a visit to Transparency International Headquarters in Berlin, to seek clarification on the methodology of the survey, sampling techniques and interpretations of results.
While acknowledging the work of Transparency International, Ambassador Stevens(seen in photo (...)
By Elias Bangura, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Parliamentary Committee on Education yesterday 17 July 2013 engaged education stakeholders in Bo at the Bo City Council Hall regarding the effective implementation of the decisions taken by Government through the White Paper, based on the Prof. Gbamanja’s Commission of Inquiry 2008, among other issues.
Chairman of the Committee, Hon Sulaiman Sisay, said several efforts both in human and material resources have been made both by past (...)
Editor’s Note:The Old Kolenten Students Association (OKSA) recently held a very successful annual event that included a public lecture and a dinner and dance. The public lecture was delivered by a great Sierra Leonean constitutional lawyer, former Foreign Minister and former Vice-President of the republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Abdulai Osman Conteh. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session. Here are more photos of the event. We will publish another (...)
Zimbabwean police are continuing to target and intimidate human rights defenders ahead of elections later this month according to a new report by Amnesty International.
Walk the Talk details how the police have conducted systematic raids on offices, arbitrarily arrested human rights defenders and seized equipment to intimidate and disrupt the work of organizations carrying out election related human rights work . “The clampdown on the work of human rights defenders is a worrying (...)
By Charles Quist-Adade with additional reporting from Maayaa Quist-Adade and Malaika Quist-Adade,Vancouver.
“I am here to solve our problems. Let me know what problems you face and we will discuss them. Those that I am unable to solve, I will refer them to the appropriate institutions.” These were some of pieces of advice His Excellency, Mr. Samuel Valis-Akyianu, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada gave at a Town Hall meeting in Burnaby, a city in the Vancouver (...)
Most Sierra Leoneans received news of the re-opening of the Marampa Iron-Ore mine with tremendous enthusiasm as they should, especially as the country was only slowly climbing out of the morass into which it was violently thrown by a brutal and crippling war. The hope of London Mining infusing much needed revenue into the national coffers and providing the opportunity for Sierra Leoneans to earn, at minimum, a decent living wage was worth the country’s welcoming (...)
I am declaring to you and the rest of the world that I Unisa Ibrahim Bakar Kanu want to become your next chairman of the APC party in North America.
In politics there will always be no matter the differences a time to laugh and play. There is also a time to work for our party and our country, but this is one time we should fight a decent, civil, honest and democratic fight as we aspire for the highest office in the APC outside our beloved country, Sierra Leone. The past two and (...)
Comrades of the All People’s Congress of Sierra Leone and North America,
I intend to declare officially my candidacy for the Chairmanship of the APC party in North America on Wednesday July 10th, 2013.
The time is here and the time is now. I salute you all for your courage and the time is now. I salute you all for your courage in the struggles and I promise to stand shoulder to shoulder with you in this new day and this big moment and outr political history.
In the struggles of APC (...)
In Sierra Leone, teenage pregnancy is one of the more pervasive problems affecting the health, social, economic and political progress and empowerment of women and girls. Under the leadership of the President Ernest Bai Koroma, a multi-sectoral committee was set up, involving key Ministries as well as key stakeholders (UN agencies, NGOs, civil society), to develop a comprehensive strategy that has been recently presented in an event with the participation of Ministers, as well as of the (...)
Letter to His Excellency President Ernest Koroma
From Anthony K. Kamara, in Canada.
Your Excellency President Ernest Koroma,
Re:Your final term and the concern about your legacy in our country.
Once again, I want to wish you well , continued health , strength and the energy to enable you to march forward with your agenda and leave behind you a legacy which every Sierra Leonean and even children yet unborn will remember and talk about for generations to come. I listened to your talk (...)