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Sierra Leone News: Letter to Editor : Namati welcomes new National Land Policy

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Sierra Leone’s new National Land Policy, recently approved by the cabinet, presents a progressive and ambitious plan for protecting land rights that will strengthen women’s access to land, give communities a bigger say over land management and create a better framework for major land investments. All of which is urgently in need if Sierra Leone’s[…]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola Hates Bad Roads

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Sierra Leoneans are very great story tellers, only that they may not want to write books because their compatriots may have had long stopped reading. Those who read do it willy-nilly because they are teachers or NGO workers or just to prove that they went to some school or so. Yes, in a country almost[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook:

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Don’t ever mention that again, an African diplomat angrily chided a foreign journalist some time past when he suggested it was about time Somalia and its runaway kid, Somaliland be united once more after a 22 year partition. It’s like asking North and South Korea to unite tomorrow, a diplomat who was within hearing distance[…]


Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Mr. Maurice King’s casual statement that with the mass migration of Middle-Easterners the ISIS “Eagle” has finally landed in Continental Europe was discountenanced more out of our trepidations  with the kind of “God forbid” mentality – than out of our strong convictions.  And perhaps the only set of people who entertained a contrary conviction was[…]

Sierra Leone News: Writing the new Sierra Leone constitution: why an open, inclusive and objective process is necessary

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

A few weeks from now, the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) would begin winding up its activities. The committee was established in 2013 to review the current 1991 constitution taking into account views from the public and lessons from other countries. This 80 member review body has been constituted by an eclectic mix of representatives including[…]

Sierra Leone News: THE BIBLE: what will I gain?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

In my last article in which I spoke concerning man’s need of salvation, I told you that the Bible does not only provide our physical needs but also our spiritual ones. One need that is more important is our need for salvation. I also tried to take you back to where it all started to[…]

Sierra Leone News: Civil Society Please Save Salone

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

You might want to know why civil society came on the development scene. Simple, it was because governments especially in Africa failed woefully to deliver, that civil society organizations sprang up to be the bridge between insensitive governments and their suffering populace. Of course you will agree with me that governments are still failing their[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

It’s like as if Santa Claus will be coming to town a month earlier than expected. But it all depends whether the upcoming meeting in Juba to bridge the lingering gap between President Salva Kiir and his arch rival and onetime Vice President Riek Machar would come off this time. The event holds a start[…]

Sierra Leone News: Opinion :Sierra Leone: the recovery starts now

Monday, November 16th, 2015

There is cause for celebration in the fight against Ebola here in Sierra Leone, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared our country Ebola free. The outbreak killed at least 4,000 people in Sierra Leone  and as many as 11,300 if you include Liberia and Guinea. The total number of reported cases is more[…]


Monday, November 16th, 2015

Listeners to the recent 98.1 Radio Democracy interview of the Amnesty International (AI) country representative, Sabrina Mahtani should be forgiven for not being able to fathom whose interest she was trying to serve. In one and the same breath she came out as abrasive, condescending, arrogant, livid, passionate and ultimately out rightly rude and disrespectful[…]