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Sierra Leone News: CHETANYA’s View: Being vegetarian in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: CHETANYA’s View: Being vegetarian in Sierra Leone

I’m a vegetarian. I eat dairy products, but I mostly don’t eat eggs, and never meat or seafood. Before I left for Sierra Leone, one of the questions I was asked the most from people in Seattle was, what would I eat there? Being vegetarian is not the norm in Sierra Leone. Though everyone seems[…]

Sierra Leone News: My Experiences in Sierra Leone Continued

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: My Experiences in Sierra Leone Continued

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to visit my mother’s childhood home. My mother grew up in Crojimmy, which is a neighbourhood in the east part of town. On Sunday afternoon, we took the trip to the east part of town. When my cousin and I arrived at Crojimmy, I was rather astounded; the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Out of the Bag: Leave Dr. Kaifala Marah Alone!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Out of the Bag: Leave Dr. Kaifala Marah Alone!

If there is any Sierra Leonean today who is being unduly hunted, hounded and vilified by his unscrupulous compatriots unfortunately using the media, that Sierra Leonean is Dr. Kaifala Marah. These vices are coming in spite of all the good things he has done and continues to do for Mother Sierra Leone first, as Chief[…]

Sierra Leone News: Salone Retirement Age Hoax

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Civil Society Organizations were formed basically because governments, especially in Africa, woefully failed their people and they are still woefully failing their long depraved, ignorant and poverty subdued compatriots. Civil society works in favor of depraved citizens by holding governments to account in order to improve public services like health and education There is no[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Would the anchor hold in the pending political storm for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC’s) President Joseph Kabila after his constitutional term ends on December 19? Well, they say, never trust a man when he’s in love, drunk or running for office and this goes also so Kabila as the country’s clock ticks. For a[…]

Sierra Leone News: My Experiences in Sierra Leone Continued

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: My Experiences in Sierra Leone Continued

My experiences in Sierra Leone are getting better, I love going out, especially with friends. I enjoy the outdoors. I finally got a chance to hang out in Aberdeen with my brothers. We went to a lounge called Roy’s Lounge and I was impressed. Unlike America, you can stay at the restaurants here as long[…]

Sierra Leone News: THE ONE THAT FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST!!

Monday, July 25th, 2016

We have this typical Sierra Leonean mentality of deliberately refusing to quantify the financial impacts of various government operations so as to guide us against repetitions and also enable the government identify and achieve substantial costs savings where necessary. So we appear to have been condemned to endless workshops and seminars by MDAs, geared more[…]

Sierra Leone News: Freetown’s Sprawling Slums

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Freetown’s Sprawling Slums

If you think life is fair, just think of your birth and you will realize that you just found yourself in a family and you started referring to two strange people Mama and Papa. That’s just the way of the world and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. The good news is[…]

Sierra Leone News: CHETANYA’s View:Exploring Freetown

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
Sierra Leone News: CHETANYA’s View:Exploring Freetown

I never know what I’ll find when I turn a corner in Freetown. It’s unlike any city I’ve been to, and I’ve unexpectedly stumbled on so many things just walking around. In fact, there are too many to list. The paved street outside my hostel turns into to a dirt road through a cluster of[…]

Sierra Leone News: My Experience in Sierra Leone

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
Sierra Leone News: My Experience in Sierra Leone

Being in Sierra Leone for the first time in twenty three years has made me see the world in a new perspective. I have previously heard stories from my parents and various family members about the beauty of Sierra Leone. My family describes it as a place that “you will never want to return.” As[…]