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Archive for July, 2007

Mischief:The case of the missing corpse

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The packed crowd of sympathizers who had gone to the Christ Church last Friday to pay their last respects to Madam Christiana Laraba S. Murray went home shocked when the obviously embarrassed Preacher (name withheld) announced that the funeral was “called off”. As usual this set tongues wagging as to what had gone wrong. A[...]

PMDC argues Berewa’s eligibility

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The PMDC’s chief legal adviser, Mohamed Pa. Momoh Fofanah, on Friday at the Supreme Court adduced reasons why VP Solomon Berewa is not eligible to flag the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) for the August 11 presidential election.   In his submission Mr Fofanah said, “the nomination of Mr Berewa as flagbearer of the SLPP is[...]

Salone launches stock exchange

Monday, July 30th, 2007

After the launching of the Sierra Leone Stock Exchange, done by President Tejan Kabbah last Friday, Sierra Leone is now assured of “completeness of the financial system.” President Kabbah, launching the stock exchange said, “it will enhance a greater measure of conclusiveness by enabling those currently outside the formal financial sector to take advantage of[...]

Kabbah tells army to eschew politics

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Performing his last official function as Reviewing Officer at the Armed Forces Training Centre at Benguema barracks, President Kabbah warned the army to eschew politics. He cautioned them: “as we approach  elections, as Commander in Chief let me remind you that you must remain outside politics and fulfill your constitutional responsibility in support of the[...]

Constituency 49: Aspirants dialogue priorities

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Aspirants vying for the parliamentary hot seat for Port Loko Central, now dubbed Constituency 49 have been selling their priorities to their constituents in a dialogue organized by the Talking Drums Studios at the Maforki court barray. The session was in collaboration with DFID and Iris Aid, and it attracted all the candidates with the[...]

Yansaneh Memorial lecture postponed

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Today marked the second anniversary of the death of journalist Harry Hassan Yansaneh who passed away at a private clinic at Kingtom, Freetown, after he was beaten by a gang instigated by a former Member of Parliament, Dr Fatmata Hassan. The culprits have still not been charged to court even after a judicial inquest found[...]

Port Loko police accused of bias

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The police in Port Loko have been accused of bias in the on-going electoral process in the district. This allegation was made during a meeting of all political parties under the mandate of Talking Drum Studio in collaboration with DFID and Irish Aid. Citing the case of police bias was APC Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay who[...]

Amnet adds voice on election violence

Monday, July 30th, 2007

A local non governmental organization, Advocacy Movement Network (AMNET), has added its voice in preaching against election violence. Speaking to the press yesterday at their Freetown office the chief executive officer, Hawa Samai, reminded Sierra Leoneans of the major crisis they went through and should not make the mistake of witnessing it again. She told of[...]

PMDC accuses SLPP of political manipulation

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has accused the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) of ‘political manipulation’ in order to win the August 11 elections. This accusation was delivered at an-all-orange Bo Coronation field Saturday by Param Tarawalie of the PMDC. He disclosed that “there is a list going round the country, which has[...]

Effat Rashat Shaker achievement

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The Egyptian tutor Effat Rashat Shaker who is presently in town for the handball level two course organized by the association in collaboration with the National Olympic Committee (NOC), has in an interview with Awoko Sports at the football Academy last week spoken about his achievements in handball for 45 years and 18 years as[...]