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News in the ‘Features’ Category

Sierra Leone News: Employing Education as a catalyst for Economic Development in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

I have been following with keen interest developments as they unfold as far as Sierra Leone’s educational system is concerned. Sequel to this, I am now of the firmest conviction that the country needs to go back to the drawing board in order to robustly address some of the challenges that the country’s educational system[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

A graffiti scrawled on an office wall in Jo’burg’s International airport in South Africa some years back read, ”due to financial restraints, the light at the end of the tunnel will be switched off until further notice.”Was this an advanced warning of the outburst in South African cities against business run by migrants we are[…]

Sierra Leone News: Who Will Tell The Presidency?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

In Africa, most Leaders leave office with little or no sound legacy to be remembered for because while in office they keep around them cronies, sycophants and fanatics who stay in a very unholy alliance and hoodwink the leader to think that all is well. For me I will never blame the guys around the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Post Mark: London

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Thorny roads plus a stubborn electorate causes headache for British politicians  THE other day, coming back to London from Holland I had the most amazing chat with an American who lives and works in England as a banker in the City of London. He told me that Finance Directors in England are more worried about[…]

Sierra Leone News: Schools before Ebola Outbreak

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Amidst the clanging cacophony and the myriad of questions that keep being raised on several issues around the clocking of the much needed zeroes for the end of Ebola, our authorities need to remain upfront and realistic in the decisions they take if we are to maximize the gains already made. A lot of people[…]

Sierra Leone News: Adieu my Uncle, My Principal Ambassador MP Bayoh

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: Adieu my Uncle, My Principal Ambassador MP Bayoh

Did I ever think of writing this eulogy for the late H.E Alhaji Mohamed Pamamie Bayoh who happens to be my uncle? – I definitely knew he shall one day die but not at this time and at such short notice. This is not one of my pleasurable articles on human rights, politics or entertainment[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Date line, Kigali but all you hear these days in the hilly green capital of Rwanda is whether President Paul Kigame would give support to moves to change the country’s constitution so that he would run for a third term. The clamour so far is coming from side kicks and those practising stomach politics urging[…]

Sierra Leone News: The Private Sector and Sierra Leone’s Economic Regeneration

Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: The Private Sector and Sierra Leone’s Economic Regeneration

Sierra Leone is a country that holds much promise. We have been tested over the years – war, economic and political difficulties, disease and other natural disasters – but at every given occasion we have shown ourselves capable of facing down our challenges.  We have made resilience our backbone and enduring hope our oxygen.   We[…]

Sierra Leone News: The falsehood of objective journalism and the nakedness of politics exposed by the voting public…

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Margaret Atwood, the famous Canadian poet, novelist and literary critic talking about journalism, once said that “you will always have partial points of view, and you’ll always have the story behind the story that hasn’t come out yet. And any form of journalism you’re involved with is going to be against a biased viewpoint and[…]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola: From Complacency To Despondency

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Right now a lot of people are confused as to which is worse: Ebola or some of the state actors. Don’t ask me why. Why should we now care more about saving hazard pay when many accused persons are yet to cough up millions? Is it not a national scandal, that with all the resources[…]