27 September 2013
Leading Nigerian entrepreneur Kola Aluko was joined today (September 26) by Oscar Winning actor Jamie Foxx and British fashion designer, Ozwald Boateng to mark the launch of a new chapter for African development.
The Made in Africa Foundation (MIAF) which was co-founded by Aluko and Boateng, marked the launch of its historical partnership with the African Development Bank at the NASDAQ in New York this morning, an alliance which will co-manage and market initiatives to attract new (...)
26 September 2013
London Mining is pleased to announce the appointment of Whitsun Ade-Cole (Jnr.) as Manager Government Relations effective 1 October 2013.
Whitsun joins the company from the Office of the President where he was a Policy Analyst of the Strategy and Policy Unit, State House, Freetown. In this role, Whitsun contributed to the effective running of the performance contract and management systems for THREE ministries and FIVE local councils and provided advisory support on policy research and (...)
23 September 2013
By Khadi Mansaray, London, UK.
A recent shocking event in Sierra Leone have forced us to confront an uncomfortable truth that many would rather ignore. The alleged rape of a young girl by a cabinet Minister caused an outpouring of emotion. Since the news broke a few days ago, social media has been swamped with reactions of horror, outrage, pity, cynicism and even indifference. From knee jerk reactions, mad rants to the solitary voices of reason, Sierra Leoneans at our best and (...)
19 September 2013
Lecture by His Excellency the President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on
“Harnessing the African Diaspora in Building Capacity in Africa”.
Washington DC [September 17th 2013] - by Video Link
It is a great honor for me to speak on how we can harness the African Diaspora for African development.
The Diaspora is pivotal to the sustainability of the ongoing renaissance of Africa, and we thank the Constituency for Africa and the World Bank for organizing this most (...)
17 September 2013
By Our Reporter
One of this newspaper, the Patriotic Vanguard’s Special Correspondents in the United Kingdom, Ahmed Ojulla Bangura has recently graduated with a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. His topic for the doctorate was: "The Political Ecology of Sustainable Community Development in Sierra Leone" with special emphasis on the mining sector.
Ahmed, pictured, was born in Magburaka, Tonkolili district and attended the Church of God (...)
17 September 2013
By Siraju Bah, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The National Commission for Democracy has played host to the Sierra Leone Peoples Party SLPP who paid a courtesy call on the Commission at its headquarters at Youyi Building in Freetown to formally introduce its newly elected executive members and to acquaint the Commission with their just concluded national party convention.
The Newly elected National Chairman of the Party who also doubles as leader of the party Chief Sumanoh Karpen (photo) stated (...)
14 September 2013
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 6th September assured the Barefoot Women Solar College at Konta Line enroute to Masiaka, Port Loko District, that government was very pleased that the project is working and solar lights are now being installed across the entire country.
He however acknowledged the unfortunate water situation at the college.
According to a report from the State House Comunications unit President Koroma said government does not only want one solar college in the (...)
12 September 2013
By Dagbayonoh Kiah Nyanfore II, USA.
I recently researched cases which the Liberian Supreme Court had decided on regarding press freedom. The just passed decision of the court resulting in the closure of FrontPage Africa newspaper and the imprisonment of its editor and publisher Rodney Sieh prompted the study. My major finding is that on almost all of the cases, the court ruled against press freedom or freedom of speech. In the 1861 landmark case Dennis v. Bowser, the court (...)
12 September 2013
Appeal to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, Senate and College Council of the University of Sierra Leone about Block I, the unnamed student hostel at Fourah Bay College, Mount Aureol.
Please name it "Milton Margai Hall of Residence."
By Anthony Karim Kamara, Winnipeg, Canada.
Recent alumni visitors to Mount Aureol will notice a new (but old) student hostel on the right side of the Davidson Nicol Hall of Residence a three storey building facing the East End of Freetown (...)
9 September 2013
Letter To The Editor:
Response to President Koroma’s address to the Constitutional Review Committee
My response to President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s key note address at the launching ceremony of the constitutional review committee on the 30th July 2013.
I respectfully submit and commend the President for his articulation on issues surrounding the history, people and the constitution of Sierra Leone.
Having said that, let me also remind members of the committee that