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Sierra Leone News: Compaore’s exit places spotlight on African leadership again

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

The sudden exit from Burkina Faso by Blaise Compaore as the country’s president at the end of last month has once again placed the spotlight on leadership in Africa. Compaore was forced from power after young people took to the streets in Burkina Faso to protest against his plans to re-write the country’s constitution so[…]

Sierra Leone News: School broadcasts is good but…

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

I listened smilingly to Ziggy Marley, son of the late Reggae/Rasta Legend Rober Nestor Marley singing that Love is his religion. There are so many truisms here. Some years back, 2002 or so, some Patriotic Sierra Leoneans came together and launched the Love One Another campaign led by Dr. VHT Bell. They did an essay[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Dozens of Sierra Leoneans in the United States are in glee over a State Department announcement that people from Ebola-hit West Africa may apply for protection against deportation and work permits for 18 months because of the Ebola virus. It was a welcome relief for many whose time was up to quit the American shores[…]

Sierra Leone News: Killing Ebola or leadership … Which is burdensome … ?

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Since my last letter, I have brooded over what I have witnessed firsthand; what I have heard from the British here and in London; read in newspapers both local and international, what the local radios are saying and of course, what the people, including politicians are saying and questions they are asking about why the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Three European journalists in town the other day busily pointed out some odds the dreaded ebola disease has brought us through. ”Ever noticed”, said the Portuguese one ”that every shop, eat-out or business stop has a plastic bucket with chlorine or soap nearby on a high stool?” Countered the other one from Romania. I’d even[…]

Sierra Leone News: School Broadcasts Fine, But…

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

I listened smilingly to Ziggy Marley, son of the late Reggae/Rasta Legend Robert Nestor Marley singing that Love is his religion. There is so many truisms here. Some years back, 2002 or so, some Patriotic Sierra Leoneans came together and launched the Love One Another campaign led by Dr VHT Bell. They did an essay[…]

Sierra Leone News:Do More for Prisons Department

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The essence of a thing is that thing which without it, it ceases to be what it is. I listened carefully to the interview done with Dr. Austin Demby, a very foremost Sierra Leonean working at the CDC in the US of A. Whenever this illustrious compatriot talks about Ebola; you learn so many new[…]

Sierra Leone News: A dying Christmas…

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

November is here and it’s slowly fading like a floating object, smoothly drifting away by the current of a river that flows downstream. Before the advent of Ebola outbreak, it was the month when most holidaymakers with outlandish styles, flamboyantly spend their hard-earned cash, in an elated city, preparing for the yuletide. It’s a tradition[…]

Sierra Leone News: Letter from Freetown: The 11th hour cries of indiscipline…A political fallacy?

Monday, November 17th, 2014

I am much divided in my mind as to whether I should devote this week’s letter to the cries from the political front about the difficulties we as a nation face to cut the chain of Ebola transmission or another issue, which has been troubling me in recent days – the readiness  of government, come[…]

Sierra Leone News: EBOLA – History about to repeat itself in Sierra Leone

Monday, November 17th, 2014

It looks as if History is about to repeat itself in Sierra Leone as the Ebola disease outbreak in Sierra Leone on May 25, 2014 is following the same route across the country as the RUF rebels who in the eastern Kailahun District started the savage war which spread across the country and that war[…]