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News in the ‘Features’ Category

Sierra Leone News: Don’t Freeze the Breeze

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

When I was in Junior Secondary School, I loved a particular saying. It went on like this: he who knows not and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, avoid him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him. He who knows and knows not that[...]

Sierra Leone News: You said it

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  You said it

Since the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, over 100 Sierra Leoneans have lost their lives, over 100 have recovered from the infection and many more hospitalised. In spite of the massive awareness and education campaigns mounted by government and civil society organizations, many people still believe the Ebola viral attack is fake and a mere[...]

Sierra Leone News: OPEN LETTER:

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: OPEN  LETTER:

24th July 2014 Your Excellency, The President, Republic of Sierra Leone. Dear Mr. President, Re: THE EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE OUTBREAK IN OUR NATION I write as a citizen expressing my concern about the government’s response to the Ebola Virus disease (EVD) epidemic ravaging the population in Kailahun and Kenema, a concern held by many across[...]

Sierra Leone News: Life Changing Food

Friday, July 25th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Life Changing Food

When I was a child, I had terrible eating habits. I was the pickiest eater imaginable. I refused to eat any type of vegetable, wouldn’t eat any meats with textures I didn’t like, and would gag any time I was forced to eat something new. As a result, my diet consisted of little other than[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: Transparency

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Cooper’s Eyes: Transparency

In an electoral democracy, it is expected that the actions of a governing body are manifestations of the interests of those who elected them into power. But how can anyone truly know if their leaders are working for the general interest of the public if those actions are hidden behind closed doors? That is why[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: Wages & Corruption

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: Wages & Corruption

The issue of corruption in Sierra Leone is not a novel one. Almost every sector of both public and private life is riddled with instances of forced bribery, defrauding, and other grim commonalities. But of course this is not news to anyone. In fact, a recent survey by the Centre for Development and Security Analysis[...]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

After lots of finger pointing as to how Singapore outran many African countries in growing vital agricultural exports like palm oil, the Asiatic country is reaching out to bridge the gap. For two days in August, the Singapore-Africa Business Forum will get going on the 27th and 28th August to develop trade opportunities and partnership[...]

Sierra Leone News: Steady The Ship

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

What is always the case is that our State Actors hardly ever tell us the whole truth. They stay annoyingly economical with the truth most times. Why are our politicians always taking advantage of the illiteracy and ignorance of people? They always twist the truth to suit their ideas. Well to some extent most Sierra[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: Divisions

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes: Divisions

To be united is to be as one and acting as one – seeing through petty differences, containing individual thirst for power and moving forward as one body; the common goal being for the absolute betterment of members and for the wider community or nation. A united front is not just about the betterment of[...]

Sierra Leone News: Cooper’s Eyes:On Women

Friday, July 18th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Cooper’s Eyes:On Women

On paper, Sierra Leone enjoys the benefits of gender equality, and for good reason. Not only do women constitute a greater percentage of the general population than men, but it can also be argued that they play a more central role to the development of society. Sure, men occupy a significantly larger fraction of the[...]