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News in the ‘Features’ Category

Sierra Leone News: Forging a West African Consensus on UNGASS

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

A recent news story cited Ghana’s Deputy Superintendent of Police, David Selom Hukportie, as bemoaning the formidable challenges he faces trying to destroy marijuana farms across the country. Mr. Hukportie, who also heads the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police Service, said the effort was like “trying to kill a swarm of flies[…]

Sierra Leone News: “THE TEARS OF FOURAH BAY COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SIERRA LEONE”

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

In Parts 1 and 2 of the above produced last year (2015), the writer explained the difficulties FBC is going through, the reasons for such a sad state of affairs, the reaction that followed from the Project Implementation Unit of the government and the ensuing questions regarding the commencement of implementation and completion of project[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The breezy Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa had a busy weekend last week as heads of states and governments met to dialogue on a fraction of Africa’s problems that had dodged solutions for the past years. Hardly such meetings anywhere will come out with concrete solutions anyhow but as the late President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere[…]

Sierra Leone News: THE DARK SIDE OF SIERRA LEONE’S DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The 20th Century is gone and the celebrations that marked the beginning of the 21st Century on January 1, 2000 reverberated throughout the world. This new Millennium was considered by many (especially Development Practitioners) to be a period of  unbridled hope to eradicate poverty, ensure peace at all times and restore the dignity of the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

All seems calm in Zimbabwe after the recent tussle on who should succeed President Robert Mugabe but storm clouds sit on the horizon. Political experts says the ruling ZANU-PF is battling to cleanse itself even before Mr. Mugabe goes and three strategies are in the front ebbed with three complimentary but different outcomes leaning on[…]

Sierra Leone News: We make I.T. Happen: Integrated Immigration Control System stops 6 criminals at Lungi International Airport

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: We make I.T. Happen: Integrated Immigration Control System stops 6 criminals at Lungi International Airport

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. I’m talking about those who make it happen, the IT officers that support the immigration agents at Lungi International airport, every day and every night, seven days a week. These young men and women bring us the best Information Technology[…]

Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone’s Economy in the Post-Ebola Era

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone’s Economy in the Post-Ebola Era

Sierra Leone’s economy was brought to a virtual standstill by the onslaught of Ebola. The epidemic stretched already fragile public finances, and its direct and indirect socio-economic impacts resulted in the erosion of some of the post-civil war gains in human development. The declaration of the end of Ebola transmission in early November now opens[…]

Sierra Leone News: Security is a must in every airport all over the world

Monday, January 18th, 2016

I was surprised to read between lines, in an article published a few days ago, the argument that airlines do not care about the security of their passengers.  Moreover, when I asked around the origin of such an intelligence-insulting proposition, I was told by a witness that it had been argued in a meeting at[…]

Sierra Leone News: THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY WANTS YOU TO PAY FOR AIRPORT SECURITY EVEN IF YOU DO NOT TRAVEL

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Traveling internationally today means heightened security at airports worldwide. High-tech solutions such as biometrics and immigration border control systems are necessary and a moral obligation for airports and governments to protect their passengers and visitors. The Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents over 260 airlines, says, “It is the responsibility[…]

Sierra Leone News: Terrorists and Organized Mafia Against Securiport’s Work in Sierra Leone

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Since October, 2012, Sierra Leone’s immigration officers have used advanced biometric systems to process and positively identify travelers coming in and out of the country through the Lungi International Airport.  The systems are provided and maintained by Securiport, a well established American company which was awarded the contract through a public tender, where two other[…]