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Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

It was much ado about something really the other day as many celebrated Easter in the glare of piercing heat that dribbled beads of sweat on the faces of the revellers. It was multiple years ago, many remembered, that the period of Easter had seen such sunshine; an old timer recollected adding “if we see[…]

Sierra Leone News: The Audacity Of Incumbency

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The week from March 19 was full of drama. Remember out of bitterness, corporal Foday Saybana Sankoh launched its rebel carnage on Sierra Leone on March 23, 1991; The students of Njala University did their demonstration on march 23, 2017 which they called black Thursday. The events of that day are by now fully in[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa NoteBook

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Africa NoteBook

The most important trip you can make in life is meeting people half way and that’s what the month of April is about – a time of love and compromise if you are jilted never mind the April fool’s Day tagged to it. There was the mingling crowd the other day at the Instagram photo[…]

Sierra Leone News: Gross Institutional Deficiency

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Today perforce citizens are obliged to ask governments to account but in tandem, the institutions that form the pillars for the promotion of democracy need first of all themselves to be above board. We have a whole lot of public offices which are supposed to function well in order to enhance the wellbeing of depraved[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Isn’t it awesome that spring arrived on March 20 but the next few days were not that springing? Happily, the dodgy heat seemed here to stay. It’s too soon for Minnesotans to clink their alcoholic glasses in bars, restaurants or in the comfort of their homes over the state’s decision to lift the ban on[…]

Sierra Leone News: SPEECH BY DR. ADONIS ABBOUD AT THE 2017 COMMONWEALTH–AFRICA SUMMIT IN LONDON. Theme: “LEVERAGING OUR SHARED HERITAGE FOR A COLLECTIVE GROWTH”

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: SPEECH BY DR. ADONIS ABBOUD AT THE 2017 COMMONWEALTH–AFRICA SUMMIT IN LONDON. Theme: “LEVERAGING OUR SHARED HERITAGE FOR A COLLECTIVE GROWTH”

Your Excellencies, All other protocols observed, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. Annually, I am invited to fora just as this or gatherings that aim to examine the subject of growth, especially as it affects Africa. Several decisions and policy documents are churned out at the end of such meetings. Yet, this is 2017 and the continent[…]

Sierra Leone News: Nor Wait, Grap Go Regista!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Why is it that when elections are approaching the general citizenry are both hopeful and apprehensive? Why do some people concentrate on the Election Day and forget that all the activities in the electoral cycle are equally important? If you want to search for correct answers to these, you will have to understand all what[…]

Sierra Leone News: Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the Western Area in the face of Rapid Urbanization

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the Western Area in the face of Rapid Urbanization

Background As the world celebrates World Water Day today, it is important for us in Sierra Leone to reflect on those activities which may have adverse impact on this life sustaining resource in. Despite being a public worker, I wrote this piece as my personal view on a very important issue confronting our beloved country,[…]

Sierra Leone News: PRESIDENTIAL & GENERAL ELECTIONS BID THE REQUIREMENT FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS TO RESIGN Commentary By Solomon A.J Jamiru

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

I recently did a commentary titled “Presidential Elections in Sierra Leone; is there a time conundrum?” It was published in the Awoko Newspaper, Tuesday 28th February 2017 edition, and also accessed online on www.awoko.org. I am indebted to SLAJ President and Awoko proprietor Kelvin Lewis. Sequel to that piece, this is a commentary on an[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa NoteBook

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The countdown to spring was snapped when trickles of snow and rain wet most part of the Washington and Maryland communities leaving us to careless about the sightings of the fabled ground hog. It stemmed a warning that if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. A couple of activities geared up last week[…]