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Peaceful Ebola Awareness March in New York

2014-10-29 02:03:43

By Amadu Massally, USA.
It was a kind of chilly afternoon in New York City as we congregated on 8th Avenue to begin a peaceful march last Friday of about 12 blocks - one way - to the Daag Hammarskjold UN Plaza.
We did not have thousands of people present, but we had a few hundred who were committed to the cause. What attracted me more than anything is the way people looked at us as to whether they were suspicious of us as carriers of Ebola, or were empathetic to our (...)

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Obituary: Arnold R. B. Samuels

by Roland Bankole, Marke, Deputy Editor, Florida, USA. - 27 October

The Samuels families in The United States and Freetown, Sierra Leone are mourning the death of their youngest son/brother: Arnold Reginald Balogue Samuels of Congo Town, who died suddenly in Freetown.
He was snatched at the age of 28 years, by the poisoned arrow of death on October 20, 2014. Samuels was a vibrant member of Saint Peters West African Methodist Church, Congo Town, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and member of the Youth Fellowship. He was also a member of the (...)

Cremation: A Suggestion for Burial of Ebola Victims

23 October

Cremation: A Suggestion for Burial of Ebola Victims.
By Imodale Caulker Burnett, Virginia, USA.*
Dear Sierra Leonean Friends and Family,
The reports from home, which we get on the internet and Face book as well as from the phone calls we make, are getting worse each day. We are already in serious trouble. If more aggressive action is not taken soon, the situation will be untenable!
In a discussion with some of my family and friends, it became clear that one of the biggest problems, is (...)

DRC Expels UN Official

22 October

Scott Campbell (pictured), a UN official, has been expelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He has been monitoring and documenting human rights violations in that country.
Here is a statement from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon conveyed by his spokesman on human rights:
The Secretary-General condemns the decision of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to expel from the country Mr. Scott Campbell, Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights (...)

Book Launch of Painful Journey: A Story of Escape and Survival

20 October

The launching ceremony of Painful Journey: A Story of Escape and Survival, by Liberian-Canadian BC resident Jerry Gbardy will take place on Saturday November 1, 2014 at the UNIFOR Building, 326 12th Street, in New Westminster, British Columbia from 5pm to 9pm.
Painful Journey is about the traumatic experiences of Jerry, his family, relatives and other Liberians as they escaped from the brutal carnage of the Liberian civil war and crossed over to neighbouring Sierra Leone where horrible (...)

Message from OKSA Financial Secretary

12 October

Fellow Alumni and Friends of Kolenten,
It is my pleasure to once again report to you the wonderful news of another record-setting OKSA-USA fund-raising season that came to a climax around the events of 22-23 August 2014. Notwithstanding the plethora of fund-raising activities and free events every weekend in the Washington DC metropolitan area, and the continued scarcity of committed event organizers, we are on course to make $20,000 in profit.
Acknowledgments On behalf of the Chairman, (...)

Bintou is new European Junior Welterweight Champion

7 October

By Msema Kweli, Frankfurt, Germany.
The popular African-German female boxer Bintou Yawa Schmill , 30, aka The Voice recently beat a Serbean female boxer champion Mirjana Vujic on K.O on the third round.
Bintou Schmill, of Togolese ancestry, is undefeated. She already ringed as professional boxer nine times, with an incredible record of nine wins and eight knock-outs. .
The recent fight on 26th of September 2014 was in the city hall in Saalbau Frankfurt-Nied, where she won the title by (...)

Coming Up: Albert Academy Foundation Day

1 October

On October 4, 2104, old and current students of one of the oldest and most prestigious secondary schools in Sierra Leone, the Albert Academy (founded by American missionaries October 4, 1904), will celebrate their school’s Foundation Day in and out of Sierra Leone. There are chapters of AA alumni associations in several countries around the world.
For instance the Washington DC AA alumni chapter will be having a thanksgiving service on Sunday, October from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the (...)

Preventing the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa

28 September

By Nanah Sheriff-Fofanah Sesay, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, USA. Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a virus whose normal host species is unknown. This disease was originally identified in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), as such the disease was named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The genus Ebola is divided into five different (...)

NCD Launches Good Governance Magazine

25 September

By Siraju Bah, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The National Commission for Democracy has officially launched the maiden edition of its Good Governance Magazine that will give the general public the opportunity to have an insight into the invaluable contribution the Commission has been making in addressing issues of good governance and democracy by remarkably inculcating civic education into the hearts and minds of the people.
The event was hosted at the Commission’s headquarters at the West (...)

Mohamed Jalloh: A Life of Historic Firsts

23 September

By Our Correspondent
A Life of Historic Firsts
A Biography of Mohamed A. Jalloh.
The life of our 2014 Grand Chief Patron, Mr. Mohamed A. Jalloh (St. Edward’s Secondary School Class of 1973), Managing Director of Bridgedal Capital Management, LLC, a financial services company based in suburban Washington, D.C., USA, can be accurately summarized as a life of historic firsts: When Mohamed A. Jalloh (pictured), universally known to his very many friends by his nickname, Moh’m, (...)

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Sex in the Time of Ebola

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Ebola-stricken nation of Sierra Leone is employing whatever means possible, from individual to state level, in response to (...)


Television and Learning

By Arthur Ramo, Madrid, Spain. Television is a technological medium of great importance in the lives of people, because it provides information and entertainment, among other things. However, (...)