On the re-opening of SLPP Office … “We would never encourage violence” John Benjamin...

News in the ‘Features’ Category

Sierra Leone News: How dignified are burials these days?

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Pandemonium reigned at the Freetown mortuary on Wednesday July 1, as crowded of mourners who had gone to see their dead were denied access. They were unable to catch a glimpse of their loved one because the funeral parlour at the mortuary was too small to hold the surging crowd. That was only the beginning[…]

Sierra Leone News: ‘Third presidential term raises peace and security issues’

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The drive by some African leaders to extend their term of office could present a new threat to peace and security on the continent, South Africa’s Institute for Security Studies (ISS) warned recently. “If left unchecked, the third mandate issue will be the next cause of war in Africa,” ISS senior research fellow David Zounmenou[…]


Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Sixty years ago Sierra Leone’s image was one of a disciplined, law abiding and hospitable nation. Today we are known as corrupt, dirty and amongst the least developed nations on the planet HOW DID WE GET HERE? A popular anecdote is that many years ago, before the Chinese took control of a huge chunk of[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Bad moon rising summed up the recent arrest and court appearance of Rwandan spy chief 54 year old Karenzi Karake in London on war crime charges. With full extradition hearings to start mid-October, a lot of saber rattling is envisaged from the two capitals while the rest of the world would have to listen to[…]

Sierra Leone News: Freetown the Junks Dump

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Just as the Almighty God Blessed our nation Sierra Leone with every natural and other resources to make us live like in paradise, so also every damned thing in the name of junks and scraps are imported into this country without land is frivolity and impunity. This is the country where we changed over to[…]


Monday, June 29th, 2015

News of massive malfeasances of the Ebola funds originated directly from President Ernest Bai Koroma, angered by evidence of obstacles to his determination to do more for his people, and it infuriated a highly expectant citizenry sorely. Their utter annoyance stemmed from the fact that even as the government was encouraging and marshalling strong global[…]

Africa Notebook

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Africa came to the brink twice for some connected reasons last week which baffled many political analysts and some jurists. First, it was over the dodgy acts of both the South African government and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to flout the international arrest warrant of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on war crime charges. Hopes[…]

Sierra Leone News: Electricity: Between EGTC & EDSA

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

For goodness sake if not for God’s sake do not lynch me if I ask the question: what is working in Sierra Leone? Don’t blame me if I’m sounding sarcastic or pessimistic. You see I am older that our independent Sierra Leone and for the most part our nation has been making some two steps[…]

Sierra Leone News: Pedro da çintra did not name Sierra Leone: An Exploration into available evidence

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

There has been a huge misconception about the source of the name ‘Sierra Leone’. Everyone who claimed authority on Sierra Leone history had without question attributed this to the Portuguese voyager named Pedro da çintra (the cedilla softens the ‘c’ into an ‘s’ rendition, just as in ‘çapes’, often written as ‘sapes’) This voyager visited[…]

Sierra Leone News: Politics For What?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Many of our big guys today in politics and other spheres of life who hail from the regions, especially where agriculture is the mainstay, were educated on cash crops. Painfully today agriculture is yet to feed this country. Before the 90s, it was quite fashionable to put one’s father’s profession on forms especially for government[…]