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Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes:EDUCATION

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Cooper’s Eyes:EDUCATION

There’s an old saying that goes, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach that man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Perhaps you’ve heard it. The message behind the phrase is simple: education is the greatest gift a person can receive. If you teach a[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes

Of all the beautiful things in this world, the resilience of the human spirit is the most magnificent. It’s 10:30 in the morning and I’m spending my Saturday at the Prince of Wales School in King Tom. Footballers occupy every corner of the large field behind the school, but one match in particular has my[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper Eye: Police Accountability

Monday, July 7th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Cooper Eye: Police Accountability

When a young man declares a desire to become a policeman, it is expected that he would be doing so for a number of reasons: to stop crime, to help the innocent, to serve and protect his country. These are the convictions society would hold him accountable to. These are the qualities that make a[...]

Sierra Leone News: From Creoledom to Kriodom: A Rejoinder

Monday, July 7th, 2014

I believe I have to respond to this disappointing presentation by Ibrahim Abdullah so that the records can be set straight. This lecture, published in Awoko starting  June 17, 2014, roams around major issues in African History, would need some context so that readers can follow some of the more cryptic statements made by Abdullah.[...]

Sierra Leone News: PERSONAL GLIMPSES: MOLLY-CODDLING TERRORISTS

Monday, July 7th, 2014

A few weeks back, Uncle Sam  the a.k.a names of the great United States of America degenerated to an unprecedented all time low by finally acquiescing to an exchange of prisoners deal with the Taliban. Expressed as in currency exchange terms, the parity was TAL.5/USD – assuming of course that TAL as a currency unit[...]

Poda poda: Vehicles of cultural meaning

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Poda poda: Vehicles of cultural meaning

All over sub Saharan Africa from East to West, mini buses have a special name. In Kenya it is Matatu, in Nigeria – Danfor, Ghana – Tro-tro, Guinea – Magbana and in Sierra Leone – Poda poda. These are public minibuses which ordinarily are just modes of transportation, but interestingly they are dynamic modes of[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Cooper’s Eyes

It’s funny, the things we take for granted sometimes. Our families, our friends, our liberties. As participants in democracy, one of the most crucial liberties we have is our freedom of speech. Without it, the whole system would collapse beneath itself; we wouldn’t be able to express ourselves or critique those in seats of power.[...]

Sierra Leone News: “The Scope of Marketing Ethics and Social Responsibility: A Close Relationship”

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Ethics and social responsibility are often times used interchangeably as being related, but they are not the same. Marketing ethics examines these ethical issues that are specific to the domain of marketing.  Companies are putting their best foot forward in an attempt to adhere to the sound ethical principle as a continuous and dynamic process. [...]

Sierra Leone News: A worthwhile experience from MultiChoice “Only the Best”

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  A worthwhile experience from MultiChoice  “Only the Best”

My five days stay in Mauritius has really been worth remembering. It was a journey I would like to do over and over again, despite the fact that I am always frightened of flights and the 15-16 hours journey from Freetown to Mauritius was like hell for me but it I ended up appreciating the[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Cooper’s Eyes

We’ve been in the courthouse for a little under four hours now. Hundreds have filed into the high court chamber to observe the second day of the trial of former Chief of Staff Dr. Richard Konteh and timber tycoon Alie Suma for conspiracy to defraud the government of over 4 billion Leones. But despite the[...]