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Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Wow, we say here as the New Year comes round sometimes without our knowing, leaving the dusty trails of the year was. It’s thrilling as one year casts its shadow over the other and people gleefully wave off the past year and hope the New Year will be better off. Well they say nothing is[…]

Sierra Leone News: Burden or benefit? Should NEC add Constituencies and Parliamentarians?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Since 1924, long before Sierra Leone’s independence, Governor, Sir Ransford Slater, introduced a Parliament of 21 members  11 appointed and 10 “unofficial”. In 1951, 12 Paramount Chiefs, one per district, were added to the composition of Parliament. In 1961, upon Independence, Parliament became a completely elected body, which existed till 1978 when a one-party State[…]

Sierra Leone News: All I want for Christmas… A special gift for readers… From the Awoko family

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

“Twas the night before Christmas”, was written by Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) in 1822. It is now a tradition in many families to read the poem every Christmas Eve. The poem was first published in the U.S. on the 23rd of December 1823, and it was an immediate success. The Awoko family would like to[…]

Sierra Leone News: You can pay me through my cell phone: Mobile money in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

This past March, the International Growth Centre (IGC), in partnership with the Bank of Sierra Leone, held the ‘Sub-Regional Workshop on Mobile Money in West Africa’ to explore the challenges and opportunities facing West Africa as they seek to replicate successes from East and Southern Africa. By: Nadia Hasham (IGC Freetown) & Sarah Logan (IGC[…]

Sierra Leone News: All I want for Christmas… Letters from children to Father Christmas

Monday, December 19th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: All I want for Christmas… Letters from children to Father Christmas

I didn’t write to you last year, 2015, or the year before, 2014. In my country, Sierra Leone, we had a crisis called Ebola and I didn’t want you to risk coming here to deliver presents, just in case you or your reindeer touched someone who had Ebola. I didn’t want you to get sick[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Multiple years ago when I worked with the African Service of Radio Moscow, there was the program as the world turns, which was a hit for Muscovites and Africans alike. It was driven by events in Africa and at the end of each year we take stock of how the continent shaped out and its[…]

Sierra Leone News: Remembering The Sumanan Saga!

Monday, December 19th, 2016

You might want to forget that singular action, the reverberations of which we are still feeling today. Except if you want to be part of the political sycophants who have continued to wreck this nation, the former VP’s saga will be very difficult to forget. Check what is happening to the CRC report, then you[…]

Sierra Leone News: CHRISTMAS CRACKER 2016

Monday, December 19th, 2016

It is quite a task to find a starting point when one’s mind is overloaded with issues that beg to be shared with my Christmas cracker audience. However, the word change presents itself as a thread through which run all issues that merit discussion according to my thinking. From global climate change which is experienced[…]

Sierra Leone News: “FOULAH TONG 1960 AND BEYOND”

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

It is not often that a community has an opportunity to reflect on its history and at the same time map a path for its future. Such an opportunity will come next week Monday, 19th December, 2016, at the British Council Auditorium at 7:00pm,  when the book  “Foulah Tong 1960 and Beyond” is formally launched.[…]

Sierra Leone News: Is SLRSA Part of the Problem?

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Is SLRSA Part of the Problem?

We are told that although Africa has only 2% of all the vehicles in the world but contributes some 80% of all the accidents in the world. Interestingly Sierra Leones accident rates are quite high. Although the Body in charge of road traffic has changed its name from Sierra Leone Road transport Authority (SLRTA) to[…]