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Sierra Leone News: TRIBUTE: Late Editor Samuel John … I owe you gratitude

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Sierra Leone News: TRIBUTE: Late Editor Samuel John … I owe you gratitude

I owe gratitude to the fallen hero- Samuel John, as most people have described him.  Even though you’re gone but you’re special in my heart. I could not sleep when a senior colleague, Betty Milton of this award winning newspaper of which the late man contributed immensely to grab the enviable awards, told me that[…]

Sierra Leone News: Tribute – Late Samuel John

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Tribute – Late Samuel John

This world is full of surprises; we live with them and of course we die with things slapping you in the face that are the least expected. Sometimes you begin to wonder what is it about this world that mankind can go the extra mile to harm or even kill his fellow man. Where for[…]

Sierra Leone News: Out of the Bag:Young Sierra Leoneans running away from hardship to face tragic deaths

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Out of the Bag:Young Sierra Leoneans running away from hardship to face tragic deaths

Images of overloaded migrants’ boats, accounts of shipwrecks tragedies and endless lists of death tolls have become a daily matter in the Mediterranean Sea, shifting its common representation from a civilization crossroad to an invisible fence, and eventually a cemetery for illegal migrants.” (The Big Crossing: Illegal Boat Migrants in the Mediterranean- Hassène Kassar and[…]

Sierra Leone News: Demonstrating High Level Leadership for Sierra Leone’s Private Sector John Sisay attends the United Nations General Assembly

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Demonstrating High Level Leadership for Sierra Leone’s Private Sector John Sisay attends the United Nations General Assembly

The public and private sector must work together for Sierra Leone to fully recover from the post-Ebola economy that we are currently living in and begin to focus on implementing the Agenda 2030. John Sisay is currently in New York City to attend the United Nations Private Sector Forum during the 71st Session of the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Samuel John: A Life Well Lived!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Sierra Leone News:  Samuel John: A Life Well Lived!

Few years in journalism, but my less than a year period at Awoko newspaper helped in shaping me professionally for the unknown future and to this end, the late John, who until his call to eternity was Editor, did play his part. Rounding up my studies for my first degree at Fourah Bay College and[…]

Sierra Leone News: TRIBUTE- The ever ready ‘Juni Juni’

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: TRIBUTE- The ever ready ‘Juni Juni’

There was Solemnity in the news room of the Awoko Newspaper on Tuesday September 13th as we spoke about the life well spent by Samuel John, former Deputy Editor. It was never a dull moment in the Awoko news room when Samuel John was around but that day and many more days to come will[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook:

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

World peace squats among the issues scheduled to dominate the upcoming UN General Assembly summit in New York. Leaders agree by various stances that at no time is peace threatened at its highest than today although they are ready to admit that many of them are responsible for the mess. An unstable spot can easily[…]

Sierra Leone News: Mobile Phones: Conversations and Relationships

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

This guy had lived abroad for twenty years without contacting his relatives back home. In the 21st year, when his colleague was going back home on vacation, he arranged for his mother to travel to the city to call him. The woman was so excited that for three days she could not eat or sleep[…]

Sierra Leone News: TRIBUTE TO SMAUEL JOHN (JUNI JUNI/D PA)

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: TRIBUTE TO SMAUEL JOHN (JUNI JUNI/D PA)

Coming to know you is something I will forever cherish in my life even after you left me Mr Samuel John Jr, commonly known as ‘Juni Juni or De Pa.’ I can vividly remember your comment on my first news item published in Awoko Newspaper relating to an alleged corruption matter at the Freetown High[…]

Sierra Leone News: A Tribute to Mr Samuel John

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: A Tribute to Mr Samuel John

We fought, we laughed, and we took walks, shared moments and worked under one roof. I came across Samuel John when I was a young boy, through my late father of blessed memory. My Father was also a broadcast journalist at the SLBS by then, and a good friend of late Sam Metzger another veteran[…]