Tuesday, July 7, 2020

International News

Panic in Freetown as riot breaks out at Pademba Road Prisons

Murtala Moh. Kamara Prisoners inside Sierra Leone’s central Pademba Road Prison were on riot earlier Wednesday. Some of the prison facilities were set ablaze by the inmates over alleged too much #COVID19 restrictions. Gunshots were fired and one person was confirmed dead. It came three days after one of the inmates tested positive for the virus leading to the introduction of further restrictions. Officials say the situation is now under control. Seven dead at the Pademba road prison riot in Freetown: 29th April 2020. 2:11 pm. The authorities in Sierra Leone say seven people died in today’s prison riot at …continue reading

SIERRA LEONE AT 59: SAME OLD, SAME OLD

SIERRA LEONE AT 59: SAME OLD, SAME OLD PONDER MY THOUGHTS BY Andrew Keili SIERRA LEONE AT 59: SAME OLD, SAME OLD! Happy 59th birthday to this “land that we love”. President Bio put a hold on official celebrations in the first independence anniversary under his watch until there was some substantial economic progress. Unfortunately this year there cannot even be talk about celebrating our 59th independence anniversary. We are distanced from each other because of the corona pandemic and even the President is in isolation. It is at a time like this that one values the importance of human …continue reading

Sierra Leone: President Bio’s Independence Day address

By Staff April 27, 2020 Today is Sierra Leone’s 59th independence anniversary. As usual, President Julius Maada Bio has delivered, in a general way, a message that covers all the concerns of Sierra Leoneans at this time in their lives including the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic (which has not been as devastating in Sierra Leone as in other countries) and the need for all to come together irrespective of ethnicity, political beliefs or region. Here is President Bio, courtesy of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation in Freetown, Sierra Leone:

Coronavirus: Africa CDC receives third donation of medical supplies from Jack Ma Foundation

Coronavirus: Africa CDC receives third donation of medical supplies from Jack Ma Foundation The Patriotic Vanguard / 2 hours ago The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has received a third donation of medical equipment and supplies from the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The donation is to support COVID-19 response by African Union Member States and it includes 4.6 million masks, 500,000 swabs and test kits, 300 ventilators, 200,000 sets of protective clothing, 200,000 face shields, 2,000 temperature guns, 100 body temperature scanners, and 500,000 pairs of gloves. The Ethiopian Airlines …continue reading

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Coronavirus: Africa CDC receives third donation of medical supplies from Jack Ma Foundation The Patriotic Vanguard / 2 hours ago The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has received a third donation of medical equipment and supplies from the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The donation is to support COVID-19 response by African Union Member States and it includes 4.6 million masks, 500,000 swabs and test kits, 300 ventilators, 200,000 sets of protective clothing, 200,000 face shields, 2,000 temperature guns, 100 body temperature scanners, and 500,000 pairs of gloves. The Ethiopian Airlines …continue reading

Kobe Bryant Helicopter Lacked Recommended Safety Device

January 28, 2020 11:22 pm Chicago Tribune Writer The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land, but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine because the pilot may have lost control as the aircraft plunged into a fog-shrouded mountain, federal investigators said Tuesday. Pilot Ara Zobayan had been climbing out of the clouds when the aircraft banked left and began a sudden and terrifying 1,200-foot descent that lasted nearly a minute. “This is a pretty steep descent at high speed,” said Jennifer …continue reading

The Bondo/Sowe Society: As Ruggie N. Koroma, Former Minister of Social Walfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Takes the Lead

January 27, 2020 By Arolyn I. Koroma Former Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Rugiatu Neneh Turay-Koroma in collaboration with other organizations heads had exhibited a defining moment with the people of Port Loko City. It is a tale of a selfless and Patriotic woman, who is traditionally and culturally grounded to her roots in Maforki (Port Loko Town) and Marampa (Lunsar). Rugiatu Turay is among the few African women who refused to shed off her Africaness in exchange for Western culture. She remained committed to her rich African traditions and culture. She steadfastly believed in her …continue reading

At press briefing, Opposition National Grand Coalition ( NGC) highlights bad signs from SLPP Government regarding 2018 Audit RepAt

January 23, 2020 By KABS KANU PRESS BRIEFING NGC No 3 THE AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT AND RELATED FINANCIAL ISSUES *********************************** Last month, December 2019, the Auditor General presented to the Sierra Leone Parliament her report on the Accounts of Sierra Leone for the financial year ended 31st December, 2018. This is an annual event in which, by the authority of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, the Auditor General informs the people of this country, through their representatives in Parliament, about how Government is collecting and spending their money. There are a number of reasons why this last audit report is …continue reading

State House: Michael von der Schulenburg honoured

State House Media Unit His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has awarded renowned diplomat and former UN Executive Representative to Sierra Leone, Michael von der Schulenburg, as Grand Commander of the Order of the Republic, for his exceptional contribution to sustainable peace and democracy in the country. Mr Schulenburg’s appointment by the UN Secretary General in 2009 as Executive Representative for the organisation’s first fully Integrated Peace Building Office in Sierra Leone, UNIPSIL was linked to a plethora of accumulated and diversified range of professional experience; covering virtually all aspects of United Nations activities – from development assistance to …continue reading

Mabohanday Donates 200 Bags Of Rice To 10 Limba Churches Across Freetown

By Abdul Malik Bangura Mabohanday, a nonprofit cultural organization formed in 1982 by a group of Sierra Leoneans belonging to the Limba tribe in Sierra Leone who are currently residing in the USA has between 22nd to 25th December 2019 donated 200 (two hundred) bags of rice to 10 (ten) Limba churches across the capital, Freetown. The distribution in the 10 Limba Churches include 30 bags in First Street, 20 bangs in Fourah Bay, 20 bags in Kissy, 20 bangs in Wellington, 20 bags in Congo Cross, 15 bags in Moeba, 20 bags in Lumley, 20 bags in Goderich, 15 …continue reading