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Sierra Leone News: Against re-colonization…Only Africa can determine its own fate-Amb Liu Guijin

Friday, April 29th, 2016

“The fate of Africa’s development should be handled by Africans with vast knowledge about their issues,” this is according to the former Chinese Ambassador to South Africa, Liu Guijin. He made this statement when responding to a question on China’s role in contributing towards conflict resolution in Africa with particular reference to South Sudan and[…]

Sierra Leone News:Africa Notebook

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Tickling rains and bright sunshine continue to be London’s spring time as the capital emerges from the 90th birthday celebrations of the Queen and state functions of the visit of US President Obama. The raging British debate as to whether Britain should quit the European Union rolls on and it would be decided by a[…]

Sierra Leone News: Corruption, Youth and Violence

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

When Dr. Paul Farmer said, “The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world,” in many ways is very apt for the Sierra Leonean situation. Most times when people in authority make monumental blunders, it is the depraved and marginalized that bear the brunt. Just look at[…]

Sierra Leone News: Where there is no toilet

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

To say that most of our schools environments are in terrible WASH states is far more than a rude insensitive understatement. The criticality of water sanitation and hygiene to the wellbeing of our children can hardly be overemphasized. Just as women’s empowerment is critical to child survival, so is the provision of good and adequate[…]

Sierra Leone News:Africa Notebook

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Its spring time in London but don’t bet that’s its not looking like a mini winter. The big news around which will continue to dominate dinner tables, conferences, pub talks while not forgetting the media is obviously, the in- or -out, whether Britain should quit the European Union or stay. As the battle rages on,[…]

Sierra Leone News: No New Jerusalem?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

In 2008, I was opportune to take a course at Galilee College in Israel and also did the Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. We visited all the Biblical places especially those linked with Jesus Christ’s sojourn on earth. We all felt fulfilled when we entered Jerusalem, the holy city. In Jerusalem there is a cemetery[…]

Sierra Leone News: The struggle for Water Is Sickening!

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: The struggle for Water Is Sickening!

With all the efforts made by our ministry of water resources, the bulk of our compatriots are still thirsting for water. In Africa, many communities go without electricity for ages, but they cannot afford to go without water. If the United Nations perhaps knew March month is the driest month in most West African countries,[…]

Sierra Leone News: How Tourism sector can transform Sierra Leone economy with lessons from ‘Hainan Province’

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: How Tourism sector can transform Sierra Leone economy with lessons from ‘Hainan Province’

The fall in price of iron ore and other minerals has had an adverse effect to the Sierra Leonean economy as reflected in the poor performance of the government sector. Before the outbreak of the deadly haemorrhagic Ebola disease in the country in May 2014, Sierra Leone was referred to as the one with the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Its cold comfort these days for some of Africa’s leaders as the ”progressives” are taking over and going out to rewrite the choppy issue of whether to add or subtract from the number of years from presidential terms. The ones that have got away with pushing their constitutional terms are restless for they know not[…]

Sierra Leone News: What the future holds for Traditional Media with the emergence of the new media

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: What the future holds for Traditional Media with the emergence of the new media

The emergence of the new media has posed a serious threat to the sustainability and operations of the traditional media particularly print but also electronic media. The threats range from job dispossession and usurping journalism as a profession. The mainstream journalism requires training for practitioners, accountability, objectivity, and ethics and to some extent there is[…]