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Sierra Leone News: Awoko Tok Tok: Who is playing Politics with Ebola?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

The Ebola Czar has blasted striking burial teams in Kenema as playing politics with Ebola. In a furious mood Palo Conteh condemned the act of bringing out dead bodies from the mortuary and laying them on the paths leading to the hospital as unacceptable. We cannot agree more. While we sympathise with his (Palo) frustration[…]

Sierra Leone News: Awoko Tok-tok: Ebola: a radical re-engineering of the security architecture

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

There is no gainsaying that the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is on us and raging. However whilst western nations have called in their armies to take the lead in the response, our army is still quarantined in their barracks playing only a nominal support role. Since the onset of this deadly onslaught we have called[…]

Sierra Leone News: GTB Marathon kicks off on Saturday

Friday, April 25th, 2014

The much talked about marathon to be jointly organized by Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Trackline and its partners is due on Saturday, 26th April and will start off from three different points in the city. Sisto Anderma working for Trackline said his company is an international company with a local base in Sierra Leone. He[…]

Sierra Leone News: Awoko Tok Tok: National disgrace

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

At the funeral of the late Head of State (Pa Kabbah), we saw the military in full attendance. However we observed that the soldiers were all in combat fatigues and not one of them wore the red ceremonial uniform. Infact the only thing ceremonial about the dressing of the soldiers was the white gloves they[…]

Sierra Leone News: Awoko Tok Tok: …of transparency and accountability

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Our sister country Ghana prides itself in running an open and transparent government. They are so open that they have revealed the budget for their national team’s travel and stay in Brazil if they were to go up to the finals. The figure is a staggering $20 million. They are very open to even reveal[…]

Sierra Leone News: Awoko toktok: The Police have lost it

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

They say wonders never end in Sierra Leone, and that is so true. The on going quarrel at the SLFA will not cease to amuse people even as the actual drama is yet to unfold. We have said that it is a national disgrace and for this we only have to find out what is[…]

Sierra Leone News: Fire engine wahala

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The issue, which led to the cancellation of British Airways and Kenya Airways flights to Sierra Leone over the weekend, sends out a really bad signal for our airport authorities. It shows that the issue of security is not being given the importance it deserves. We believe that the paramount issue for any airport in[…]

Sierra Leone News: Awoko TokTok: We demand an apology

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The news about what happened between the Football Association President and Sierra Leone’s most successful footballer is nothing but disgraceful and absolutely disgraceful. Since the days of football being played at the old Kingtom grounds and then the Recreation grounds (Recree), which now houses the National Stadium, we have never ever heard of the FA[…]

Sierra Leone News: The Mosquito invasion

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

We would want to commend Masada for their efforts at cleaning the City of Freetown. They are not there yet but if they do not get frustrated and continue with the steady zeal they are displaying now, they just might overcome and win the battle against the filth in the City. However as the filth[…]

Sierra Leone News: The SLBC experiment

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: The SLBC experiment

Ban Ki Moon arrives today at the start of a two day visit to Sierra Leone. This visit is largely to celebrate 15 years of UN peace keeping and peace building operations in Sierra Leone, which comes to an end on the 31st March 2014. For the UN there is something to celebrate, and for[…]