4 September 2013
Addax Bioenergy is a sugarcane-based renewable energy company that has launched a sustainable bioenergy project in Sierra Leone.
A subsidiary of AOG, we initiated the project in Makeni in 2008 and it is expected to become operational in 2014. We will produce sustainable bio-ethanol from sugarcane for export and for domestic use, as well as ‘green’ electricity from a biomass-fuelled plant that will power the ethanol refinery and supply approximately 20 per cent of the needs of (...)
4 September 2013
President Koroma has on Tuesday 3rd September, 2013, congratulated Bishop Abu Koroma of Flaming Evangelical Ministries for awards he received from the State of Texas, United States of America in recognition of his spiritual contribution to mankind.
The awards, according to President Koroma, clearly indicate that Bishop Koroma’s visit to the United States created huge impact among the American people.
The president, therefore, profusely thanked the bishop for adequately representing (...)
1 September 2013
Attorney General Files Additional Charges Against Kaba Simeon Khalu and Others, Drops Four.
The office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice wishes to inform the general public that (on) Friday 30th August 2013, fresh charges were filed in the two ongoing matters against Kaba Simeon Khalu and others, for offences including but not limited to conspiracy to obtain credit under false pretences for the sum of 5.6 billion Leones.
It would be recalled that the Sierra (...)
30 August 2013
In a goodwill gesture and consistent with the company’s donation policy, London Mining on 29 August donated 175 bags of rice and water well purifiers to the people of Manonkoh Village, which has been affected by several incidents of flooding due to heavy rains within the region.
While handing over the items, London Mining’s Deputy Community Relations Manger Mohamed Saticon Conteh said the intent is for each household in the Manonkoh Village to receive some rice and chlorine (...)
26 August 2013
Morlai Bai Kamara Jr. (born December 2, 1966) is a singer-songwriter and performer based in Brussels, Belgium. Bai was born in Bo Town, Sierra Leone, and spent his childhood years there. Due to both his parents’ involvement in government jobs, he was exposed to the harsh realities of African politics at a young age, and this theme is prevalent in much of his music today.
At the age of 15 Bai moved to England to continue his schooling, living in Bath and Manchester, where he started (...)
15 August 2013
Letter To The Editor
I hereby present my response to the keynote address delivered by Hon. Justice A. O. Conteh, former, 1st Vice President, Attorney-General and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sierra Leone and Chief Justice of Belize and currently, Justice of Appeals in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Cayman Islands, at the Reunion of the Old Kolenten Students Association (OKSA), at the Radisson Hotel Maryland, USA on 5th July 2013.
My compliments to the Honorable Justice for his (...)
12 August 2013
Sona Jobarteh is the first female kora player to come from a Griot family, as well as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from the Gambia and the UK. She was born in 1983 into one of the five principal Kora-playing Griot families from West Africa. She is the granddaughter of the Master Griot of his generation, Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, and cousin of the well-known, celebrated Kora player Toumani Diabate and she is also the sister of the renowned Diaspora Kora player Tunde Jegede. (...)
5 August 2013
Barry White, born Barry Eugene Carter (September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003), was an American composer and singer-songwriter.
A two-time Grammy Award-winner known for his distinctive bass voice and romantic image, White’s greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with the Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits, "You’re the First, the Last, My Everything" and "Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, (...)
30 July 2013
Bassekou Kouyaté (born in 1966 in Garana) is a musician from Mali. His band is known as Ngoni ba.
He was born in Garana, Barouéli Cercle, 60 kilometres from Ségou in 1966. At the age of 12, he started playing the Ngoni. In the late 80’s he moved to the capital Bamako.
Kouyaté’s debut album Segu Blue was released internationally in 2007 by Out Here Records and distributed in the U.K. by Proper Music Distribution. The album was produced by Lucy Durán.
He has also appeared on a (...)
25 July 2013
Abdullah Ibrahim, born Adolph Johannes Brand on 9 October 1934, formerly known as Dollar Brand, is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles.
Ibrahim is considered the leading figure in the sub-genre Cape jazz. Within jazz, his music particularly reflects (...)