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Alpha Kanu: A Study in Oratory

2014-07-13 21:10:21

Today, we bring you yet another story from Bakarr King Conteh and his BAC Productions programme on Sierra Leone TV (SLBC). Please note that Bakarr’s work is mainly pro-government but we are interested in its news and entertainment value. In the video clip that follows we see President Koroma and a high powered entourage on a visit to Antwerp, Belgium. The President and delegation are ina town hall meeting with some members of the Sierra Leone community in Belgium and others from (...)Read the full story »

PTI sends a 40ft container to Sierra Leone

2014-07-13 20:03:59

A UK registered international development charity based in Portsmouth has sent a 40 ft container of tools, books, wheelchairs and medical equipment to Sierra Leone. The items will support post-war community schools, young offenders’ institutes, local hospitals and maternity clinics, disabled groups, and skilled artisans. Practical Tools Initiative, a charity set up by the Sierra Leonean human rights activist and campaigning journalist James Fallah-Williams, and other professionals in (...)Read the full story »

Old Kolenten Students Association Reunion & Dance

2014-06-28 08:37:02

Reunion Firday August 22, 2014. Venue: Comfort Inn Landmark 6254 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia, 22312. Dance Saturday, August 23, 2014. Venue: Capitol Heights, Maryland. 8741 G. Ashwood Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 Co-Grand Chief Patrons: 1. Dr. Ernest Sahid Surrur (Cabinet Secretary, Sierra Leone). 2. His Excellency Ibrahim Sorie Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Commission. DJ: Alhaji Argba (...)Read the full story »

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    Alpha Kanu: A Study in Oratory

    by Gibril Koroma - 13 July
    Today, we bring you yet another story from Bakarr King Conteh and his BAC Productions programme on Sierra Leone TV (SLBC). Please note that Bakarr’s work is mainly pro-government but we are interested in its news and entertainment value. In the video clip that follows we see President Koroma and a high powered entourage on a visit to Antwerp, Belgium. The President and delegation are ina town hall meeting with some members of the Sierra Leone community in Belgium and others from (...)

    PTI sends a 40ft container to Sierra Leone

    13 July
    A UK registered international development charity based in Portsmouth has sent a 40 ft container of tools, books, wheelchairs and medical equipment to Sierra Leone. The items will support post-war community schools, young offenders’ institutes, local hospitals and maternity clinics, disabled groups, and skilled artisans. Practical Tools Initiative, a charity set up by the Sierra Leonean human rights activist and campaigning journalist James Fallah-Williams, and other professionals in (...)

    Haja Khadija Savage: The Passing of a Colleague Journalist

    11 July
    Tribute By Bai-Bai Sesay, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Today, I am writing a tribute with tears in my eyes and great sadness in my heart for a dedicated, humble and great journalist who has great respect for elders and colleagues in the field of journalism and Islam in particular. Her passing is a great loss to the journalism profession in Sierra Leone and to her Islamic brothers and sisters who have had the fortunate opportunity of sharing this great woman’s knowledge and time. Haja (...)

    My Golden Lady

    11 July
    By Cillaty Daboh, USA. We say in the United States of America that there are only two things guaranteed in Life. They are death and taxes. My book of faith, the Holy Quran, never mentions taxes as something guaranteed to us but did say to us:" INA-LILAAHI-WA-INA LILAAHI-RAAJIOON." From Allah we came, and to Allah we shall return. On the 2nd of July 2014, my son’s 22nd birthday Allah decided it was time for my Golden lady to return to him. My Golden lady, my mom, Madam Fatu (Fofie) (...)

    From Creoledom to Kriodom: A Rejoinder

    10 July
    By Professor Cecil Magbailey-Fyle, Freetown, Sierra Leone. I believe I have to respond to this disappointing presentation by Ibrahim Abdullah so that the records can be set straight. This lecture, published in Awoko starting June 17, 2014, roams around major issues in African History, would need some context so that readers can follow some of the more cryptic statements made by Abdullah. At the heart of this issue are our attitudes and epistemology about African History, more (...)

    EDITORIAL

    When We Should Criticize, or Should We?

    By Dr. Charles Quist-Adade, Guest Writer, Vancouver, Canada.* Should we criticize or critique? Should we invite criticism or critique? Personally, I welcome and encourage critique and not (...)

    OPINION

    Usu Boie: Man of the People

    By Alpha Rashid Jalloh, Freetown. For a long time I have not seen Usu Boie or have a chance to talk to him but what triggered my thoughts towards him was when one day I witnessed an argument (...)

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    Religion and Grassoots Politics in Sierra Leone

    by Gibril Koroma - 9 July
    Commentary Bakarr King Conteh is one of the television journalists making an impact in Sierra Leone with his BACS Production linked to the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation. Bakarr has a knack for bringing out interesting aspects of Sierra Leone’s cultural, social and political heritage in a way that is unique, with a style of his own. We shall be bringing you from time to time Bakarr’s work but we would like to start the ball rolling with this video clip of a ruling (...)

    Book Review: Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Sierra Leone

    by Roland Bankole, Marke, Deputy Editor, Florida, USA. - 8 July
    Title: Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Sierra Leone ISBN: 978-4917—0609-1: 978-1-4917-0610-7: 978-14917-0611-4 Publisher: iUniverse LLC Date published: November 2013 Author: Dr. Cyrus Macfoy Reviewer: Roland Bankole Marke I’m hopeful, if not delighted, when writing reviews of books written by Sierra Leonean authors that are increasingly making encouraging and steady progress, though the culture of reading and appreciation of books is yet to grow deep roots in (...)

    Ebola: Updates on Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia

    8 July
    Guinea Between 18 and 20 June 2014, there were no new cases of Ebola virus disease, but 3 deaths were reported from Gueckedou (0 cases and 2 deaths) and Telimele (0 case and 1 death). This brings the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported from Guinea to 390 (260 confirmed, 87 probable, and 43 suspected) and 270 deaths. The geographical distribution of these cases and deaths is as follows: Conakry, 65 cases and 33 deaths; Gueckedou, 226 cases and 177 deaths; Macenta, 41 cases and (...)

    Consolidating the Values of Change, Continuity, Diversity and Innovation

    7 July
    Commentary By Dr Michael N Wundah (Senior Lecturer, College- Community Coordinator Lambeth College, London, UK) and Dr Lauretta Will  (Principal, IAMTECH, Sierra Leone). Significant Transition Rests on Faith, Sincerity, Meaningful Innovation, Change and Reform: When it comes to the very important matter of ‘‘innovation’’ in the world of education, in post-modern times, the concept is reduced to nothing other than mere nuances. Why? Sometimes, the concept rests (...)

    Profile: Professor Osman Sankoh

    6 July
    By Bai-Bai Sesay, Freetown, Sierra Leone.* From September 17-20 last year, the INDEPTH Network of health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) research sites in currently 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and the African University College of Communication (AUCC) organized, in Accra, Ghana, a four-day workshop on the theme “Strengthening Climate Change Mitigation in the Sahel and West Africa regions." This INDEPTH-AUCC collaboration was funded by the UNESCO Office in (...)

    New Novel by Syl Cheney-Coker

    by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher - 5 July
    Sierra Leone’s leading and best-known writer, Syl Cheney-Coker (photo) has written a second novel called Sacred River. His first novel was the award-winning Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar. Cheney-Coker’s writing is complex and can be enormously difficult and easily misunderstood by the less careful reader. I would say there is a similarity of style between him and Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka in their use of language and constant attention to their countries of (...)

    Police Investigate Rangers Manpower Solutions

    4 July
    By Titus Boye-Thompson, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Senior police officers in Sierra Leone are currently investigating a limited liability company registered in Sierra Leone with foreign nationals as shareholders that has collected moneys to the tune of around Le 1.4billion from students and unemployed young people in this country for the purpose of finding them work placements in Canada, Finland and Australia. The company was publicly launched with much fanfare with the directors (...)
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    Book Review: Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Sierra Leone

    by Roland Bankole, Marke, Deputy Editor, Florida, USA. - 8 July

    Title: Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Sierra Leone ISBN: 978-4917—0609-1: 978-1-4917-0610-7: 978-14917-0611-4 Publisher: iUniverse LLC Date published: November 2013 Author: Dr. Cyrus Macfoy Reviewer: Roland Bankole Marke I’m hopeful, if not delighted, when writing (...)

    African News »

    Edison Yongai on his latest novel

    23 June

    By Tony Bee , Sydney, Australia. On Tuesday June 17 this year, prolific Sierra Leonean writer, Edison Nyambeche Yongai (photo), did a public reading of his latest novel titled No Name For Refugees to eager readers in the Auburn local government area in Australia. The book was published by (...)

    Africa-Canada »

    Canada: Tour De Delta Awared $50,000

    18 June

    On behalf of The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport),Delta Mayor Lois E. Jackson announced at a media conference Tuesday the awarding of a $50,000 Hosting Grant from Sport Canada to the Tour de Delta, which includes the White Spot | Delta UCI 1.2 Road Race. “Delta is fortunate (...)

    Sports »

    Diaspora World Cup: Sierra Leone Beats England

    25 May

    Commentary By Anthony Solomon, USA. A selected team of talented Sierra Leonean soccer players from different states in the United State are representing Sierra Leone in the biggest International Soccer League in Maryland called the Diaspora World Cup. There are 20 teams that represent 20 (...)

    World News »

    Haja Khadija Savage: The Passing of a Colleague Journalist

    11 July

    Tribute By Bai-Bai Sesay, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Today, I am writing a tribute with tears in my eyes and great sadness in my heart for a dedicated, humble and great journalist who has great respect for elders and colleagues in the field of journalism and Islam in particular. Her passing is a (...)

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