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News in the ‘Features’ Category

Sierra Leone News: Masada and Waste Management

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

It is so difficult to put one’s finger on any project that the City Council has started and satisfactorily completed since the local government was reinstituted in Sierra Leone in 2004. Just check out the trumpeted Sewa grounds Market which started around 2009 and has just been abandoned for a brand new contract to be[…]

Sierra Leone News: The Power of Belief

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

I have had an obsession in life to answer one important question: “What is it that makes the difference in people’s lives?” What is the Secret of Success and for that matter, what is the secret of failure? Why do people start off rich in life and 25 years later they are broke? Why do[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Events in South Sudan have entered a cul-de-sac and will remain so until President Salva Kiir decides the way forward and this depends on whether he will sign the August 17 peace agreement in the coming days or flush it. He left negotiators red-faced last week, when he balked at signing the agreement to bring[…]

Sierra Leone News: Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

20th August 2015 The Director Leone Preparatory School 1, Cantonement Road Freetown Dear Sir, We write on behalf of the general parent body of Leone Preparatory School, with regard the closure of the school on July 2nd 2015 {which unfortunate event had such negative connotation and resulted in some traumatic experiences for our children}. Since[…]

Sierra Leone Features: Citizen’s Budget Challenges

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

For the past couple of years, citizens have to a very large extent been allowed to participate in the national budgetary process. We still have challenges given that a huge portion of our annual budget is provided by international donors. It is always patriotically fulfilling to take part in the budgetary process. I must say[…]

Sierra Leone Features: How about that 30% Quota for women

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Because most of the decision makers today in our land went through a system that hardly knew issues like democracy, good governance, gender equity, decentralization, community participation and all the other development jargons, they find it very strange to be champions of modern development paradigms. One thing you can always bank on is that many[…]

Sierra Leone Features: African Notebook

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

If it is true that the world is now a global village then riding shod on that axiom, there is no reason why Africa Notebook cannot venture beyond the continent with destination – Calais, where one of Africa’s problems are being played out. Though not only an African issue, undocumented migrants are waging an all[…]

Sierra Leone News: Save the Aberdeen Creek

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: Save the Aberdeen Creek

Any developing country such as Sierra Leone which has a weak Industrial and Agricultural base must of necessity put in place policies that will promote and exploit its natural assets in a sustainable manner for the general good of its people. This would also mean that determined effort must be placed on protecting these resources[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Dateline- Bujumbura (Burundi) – Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has won an election whose result has been known even before its campaign started. It was a poll with one candidate, one man campaign. Understandably, the election was snubbed by international democratic institutions giving the government-run Election Office a cozy ride to doctor election figures. As one[…]

Sierra Leone News:No sacred cows yet?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

In Mende land they will tell you that you do not trust a crook because he appears very neat. Somebody advised that you should not let your happiness be controlled by something you cannot control. In our situation, unfortunately most of the time our happiness is controlled by people we cannot control. We only pray[…]