2016 Global Peace Conference to be held in Freetown---as IPRA 50th Birthday confab ends in Istanbul
The 26th biennal conference of the Internatonal Peace Research Association (IPRA) is billed to take place in Freetown, Sierra Leone in November 2016, marking the second time Africa has hosted the conference since the founding of IPRA in 1964. This was announced following the re-election of the two IPRA Secretaries-general, Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw (pictured) and Dr Nesrin Kenar, who co-ordinated the 25th IPRA conference in Turkey, at the organisation’s administrative meeting on August 14 during the 25th IPRA conference in Istanbul to serve a second term of two years.
Some people think good things never come from certain entities except frustration and cheating others out of their monies, especially with mobile companies.
The tide or trend seems to change all of a sudden, isn’t it, with the coming of Momoh Konte into the chairmanship of the national telecommunications commission.
We are happy about and for this, really, and we are encouraging them for the camaraderie to continue, so long as the interest of consumers takes first place – yes first place.
But there’s no need to worry because the Chairman Momoh Konte over the weekend engaged the management of the two leading mobile phone companies in the country, Airtel and Africell, at Radisson Blu Hotel, Freetown.
The Majority Leader in the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone, Ibrahim Bundu, representing Constituency 52 in the Port Loko district in northern Sierra Leone has warned journalists to desist from further discussing the country’s Auditor General’s Report on the management of the Ebola Fund.
The MFWA’s correspondent in Sierra Leone reported that Bundu presented a statement to the House of Parliament on February 17, 2015, which said the Auditor General’s Report on the management of the Ebola Fund falls within the provisions of the country’s constitution and Standing Order 75 of the House of Parliament, which states that such reports cannot be discussed in public or published.
Dr Samura Kamara - an excellent pedigree for AfDB Presidency
Africa’s premier Bank - the African Development Bank, will soon be appointing a new president and the race is on for the best and the most astute to take over the huge governance responsibility that comes with the job.
Sierra Leone’s foreign minister and former finance minister - Samura Kamara is pinning his colour on to the mast, and is looking ever increasingly the best candidate.
Africa’s development has come a long way, especially socio-economically and politically, and now rated as having some of the world’s fastest growing economies.
Ebola money is blood money, according to President Koroma; there isn’t a better description than this, and it is one that will stick better than glue.
Little wonder then that it has generated such furor, even when the disease is slipping from its front page category, with the nation already divided between those who have eaten and those who haven’t, or so the script is reading.
But the crowd has been parted, order has been restored, and propriety has taken centre stage, with Parliament emerging as the arbiter for the moment until there is need for other players to take over.
Sierra Leone Approves Oil Spill Sensitivity Map, Marine Report
ABIDJAN, 23 Feb 2015 – Sierra Leone has endorsed two reports that recognize thethreats to its marine and coastal environment, and which would contribute to a future integrated management of its coastal zone.
The Coastal and Marine Oil Spill Sensitivity Mapping for Sierra Leone, and the State of the Marine Environment Report for Sierra Leonewere validated 22 January at a workshop comprising government ministries responsible for marine and coastal zone affairs, the University of Sierra Leone, and non-governmental bodies with environmental and conservation interests.
The minority leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party,(SLPP), Hon. Dr Bernadette Lahai, has on Monday 9 February 2015, broken silence on the violence that occurred between supporters of the party, over a proposed regional party office foundation laying-out, which led to four serious injuries of key party supporters.
Addressing colleagues and supporters, Hon Lahai, expressed frustration over what she described as injustice done by Assistant Inspector General of police East AIG Alfred Karrow Kamara, to members of her party.
Hon Lahai, said AIG Karrow Kamara, gave police clearance to few acclaimed SLPP Executives who were never indicted when the others were charged to court.