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Sierra Leone News: You Said it

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Following the death of a 19 year old girl in the Northern part of Sierra Leone, during the female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure, international groups and some civil society organisations have been campaigning for the ban of such practice in the country. Forward for Women’s Health Research and Development and Equality Now (EN) are such[…]

Sierra Loene News: Chasing Money and Losing Our Kids?

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (former name) in the 70s/ 80s had a seasoned Broadcaster late Coulson Thomas Basil who used to say: work like a slave to live like a king. King Coulson, as he was fondly called was very classy and talented. In this work-all-day world it is almost impossible for many homes[…]

Sierra Leone News: Despite Sexual Offences Act, Rape Victims suffer injustice in Kailahun

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

She looks pale and helpless as she tries to pass through the main corridors of the Kailahun Government hospital partially supported by her mother. 10 year old Mamah (real name withheld) had just been confirmed by a medical report from the district Medical Officer to have been gang raped by unknown men. Sata, one of[…]

Sierra Leone News: CHETANYA’s View: The bias of my camera

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: CHETANYA’s View: The bias of my camera

I started snapping photos pretty much as soon as I arrived in Sierra Leone, and I haven’t stopped. Every day, I see something fascinating or beautiful to turn my camera on. Looking back at my pictures, I’m happy to see how my camera captures the gleam of an orange sunset, the multicolored cityscape of Freetown[…]

Sierra Leoen News: Guma: Two Months to Another Water Crisis?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

By nature’s own design, everybody needs water, even a mad man. In fact everything that has breadth and grows ultimately needs water. I almost forgot even the dead needs water to give him his final wash even when he will be ultimately laid to rest six feet down below. No government should under- estimate the[…]

Sierra Leoen News: CHETANYA’s View: What will it take to end FGM in Sierra Leone?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Sierra Leoen News: CHETANYA’s View: What will it take to end FGM in Sierra Leone?

In the last few days the headlines carried sad news about a 19-year-old girl who died after undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Bombali, northern Sierra Leone. Police are treating the case as murder, and have arrested three people, among them the girl’s mother and a nurse who treated her. There are so many upsetting[…]

Sierra Leoen News: Africa Notebook:

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Would the leaders of South Sudan ever learn that peace is better than war and that the lives of their people cannot be equated in silver and gold? Well, its getting darker in what is being erroneously referred to as Africa’s newest country and by extension, the continent most crisis-plagued state. Where will it all[…]

Sierra Leone News: CHETANYA’s View:Police shooting of protesters in Kabala is a shameful blight on their record

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: CHETANYA’s View:Police shooting of protesters in Kabala is a shameful blight on their record

At least two youths were shot by police in Kabala on Tuesday after they protested the relocation of a proposed youth village in the town. When youths heard that the youth village, which would be financed by international aid money and would offer job training and an agricultural facility, would be relocated, they made plans[…]

Sierra Leone Sports: From the Land of Entertainment to the Land of Freedom

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Sierra Leone Sports: From the Land of Entertainment to the Land of Freedom

For the past three weeks I have been in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, covering the 31st edition of the modern Olympic Games which will finally climax on Sunday, 21st August 2016. Even with the high risk of the Zika virus, fans travelled all over the world to witness the much anticipated Olympic Games in Brazil[…]

Sierra Leone News: CHETANYA’s View:Beguiled by the Krio language

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: CHETANYA’s View:Beguiled by the Krio language

There’s a Krio phrase I heard someone say that stuck with me  “ A mos o’clock i de stat?” It took a good five seconds after hearing this phrase for the meaning to hit me: “What time does it start?” I’ve always been fascinated by languages and how they work  my other major in university[…]