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Sierra Leone News: Salone Last Again and Again… Why?

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

With just about one-and-a-half years left for next elections, those bent on continuously posting nasty stuff on the presidency, should well pipe down and allow the government to manage to do whatever they could do in the time left. I have just realized that we stand to lose as a nation if our leaders grow[…]

Sierra Leone News: Family Planning and Community Development: Two Uneasy Bed Fellows- Over 10, 000 Women and Girls Reached

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

One of the authoritative voices in Sexual Reproductive Health and Human Rights in Sierra Leone, the Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone (PPASL), Mr. David Williams, has said in Freetown that “If we can manage family planning well, community development and poverty reduction could be achieved by the close of 2030”. He said[…]

Sierra Leone News: The Need to Redefine ‘Grand Corruption’

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Corruption is often defined as the use of public office or position for private gain. This definition covers bribery, extortion, bid rigging, peddling influence, deceiving a principal, embezzlement and many other forms of corruption. An example of bribery-one of the most common forms of corruption-could be a public officer demanding money or anything of value[…]

Sierra Leone News: Salone Music Review: Ten Thousand

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Salone Music Review: Ten Thousand

Despite the generally agreed opinion that the average Sierra Leonean “get bad hart’ and indulges in fatalism with “aw for do” and “God dae,” there is that feeling that we are still better than some neighbours. I say so because although we buy most of our trade goods from like Guinea and the Gambia, we[…]

Sierra Leone News: A True Story About the South China Sea

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: A True Story About the South China Sea

The issue of the South China Sea has drawn the attention from the international community lately. Some Sierra Leonean friends also from time to time keep on asking me about what is on earth happening there. So, I would like hereby to share with you some true facts on the background, the origin and some[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is still not out of the woods, despite the calm over the demand for him to quit office. The uproar will resurface again in the upcoming weeks to August 2 when important local elections are due that will be crucial to the survival of both the powerful African National Congress[…]

Sierra Leone News:PERSONAL GLIMPSES: SIERRA LEONE @ 55 INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY A POST MORTEM

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

But for the dawn broadcast of H.E the President’s Anniversary address to the nation, our 55th Independence Anniversary would have passed off just like any other ordinary day. The airwaves (as usual), did not beat the late great Ali Ganda’s Independence 1961 Calypso urging compatriots “to grap en dance” because “we don free we don[…]

Dr M A.B Kawa July 15th 1934- May 21st 2006

Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Dr M A.B Kawa July 15th 1934- May 21st 2006

Dr. Kawa was born on 15th July 1934 in Jimmi Bagbo, Bo District, Southern Province. He obtained his primary education at the Jimmi Central School and Secondary education at the Bo Secondary School. At Bo School he was a star pupil and prize winner throughout his stay. He obtained Grade 1 School Certificate in 1956[…]

Sierra Leone News: One more time; keep the City Clean

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: One more time; keep the City Clean

Freetown after Independence in 1961 up to the early seventies was a reasonably clean city. Local dump sites for garbage were strategically located all over the city and were regularly cleared out by either the City Council or the Ministry of Health. The City Council was then a vibrant entity focused on providing municipal services[…]

Sierra Leone News:Africa Notebook

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The excitement in air travel is losing its frill and thrills for most Sierra Leoneans these days going to Europe and beyond or coming back. “Its an ordeal,” sighed tiresome business traveller, Saheed Mohammed as he swiped beaded sweat on each side of his unshaven face after waiting some five hours at Brussels airport to[…]