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Watch Sorious Samura’s New Documentary

2014-09-01 21:26:20

“When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers.” African proverb Emmy-winning Sierra Leonean journalist Sorious Samura travels to Kenya, to witness how the rise of Chinese business in Africa has changed the balance of power between African governments and the West. “African leaders can now look elsewhere for meaningful economic and political support,” says Sorious. In Kenya, Chinese infrastructural projects include schools; thousands of kilometers of new (...)Read the full story »

Ebola Hits Senegal

by Gibril Koroma - 29 August
Senegalese Health Minister Awa Coll-Seck (pictured) announced today at a press conference in Dakar the first Ebola case in her country. According to Jeune Afrique magazine, the person infected is an unnamed Guinean student who "disappeared" in Guinea three weeks ago. He was subsequently traced by Guinean health officials who accordingly informed their Senegalese counterparts. This makes Senegal the fifth African country to be hit by the ebola virus in recent times after Guinea, Liberia, (...)

Meet Bintou, the African-German Female Boxer

28 August
African ladies are normally known for other things than boxing, except for this one who is changing history and making the story look different. Miss Bintou Yawa Schmill, 29 years old, black African with Togolese ancestry born and based in Germany, started her boxing career at a tender age. Now as an adult her career is moving fast. She has been superb in the boxing ring has won 24 fights and two draws in the welterweight category. Bintou Schmill, also known as "The Voice" has since 2007 (...)

At the Kailahun Ebola Frontline in August

28 August
Commentary By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone. While President Ernest Bai Koroma was hosting an ‘Ebola Press Conference’ in State House, Freetown, Sierra Leone born and bred film producer, owner/manager of B-Trixx film productions, ‘cyber journalist’, Jaime Yaya Barry, was guarding two international journalists into the epicenter of the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone, Kailahun District. The journalists were Samuel Aranda of the National Geographic (...)

OKSA: Keynote Address by H.E Hon. Ibrahim Sorie

27 August
Public Spiritedness and Its Role in Community Development Keynote Address By H.E. Hon. Ibrahim Sorie Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union (EU). Delivered on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Founding of Old Kolenten Secondary School Students Association (OKSA) in Virginia, USA, on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd August, 2014. Esteemed Master of Ceremonies, Mr. President of OKSA, Excellencies, Colleague Ambassadors (...)

OKSA Reunion: Chairman Hassan Baraka’s Speech

25 August
2014 OKSA Reunion Night Speech at the Comfort Inn Landmark, Alexandria, Virginia, Friday, August 22, 2014. Good evening fellow alums, friends of Kolenten, ladies and gentlemen. I feel very much honored to stand in front of you in my capacity as chairman of OKSA, USA. OKSA-USA was founded March 1992 when the first meeting of old boys and girls was convened at Flagstaff Road, Landover, Maryland, at the residence of Dr. Alusine S. Jah. After that meeting, another one was convened in 1993 (...)

Old Kolenten Students Association Reunion & Dance

19 August
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 (...)

Gone But Never to Be Forgotten

19 August
By Claude Meama Kajue, UK. In memory of - Dr. Sheik Umar Khan (photo), former Sierra Leone government Chief Virologist. He’s been credited with treating a lot of patients with the Ebola virus during the initial stage of the virus in Sierra Leone: Dr. Modupeh Cole, he was in charge of Connaught Hospital’s Ebola Isolation Center: And, the many nurses, porters and other health officials who succumbed to the dreaded Ebola virus while working to save the lives of others. Your (...)

Addressing the Ebola Virus Disease and Trauma

5 August
Special Commentary By Abdulai Bayraytay, Freetown, Sierra Leone.* To say that the peoples of the three West African states of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are undergoing trauma would be an understatement. This is particularly so as these states are presently battling the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that was first detected and confirmed in Guinea and then spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia with the attendant deaths of innocent and unsuspecting people. Indeed, the Ebola Virus Disease (...)

Funeral Arrangements for the late Mrs Remielekun Mannah Tarawally

16 July
Mrs. Remielekun Monica Mannah Tarawally Aged: 69 The family and friends of the late Mrs. Remielekun Monica Mannah Tarawally would like you to join them in prayers, songs of praise and celebration of her life. She passed away in Dallas, Texas, USA on Friday June 27th 2014. Aged 69 years. The Late Mrs. Remielekun Tarawally is survived by her daughter; Adama Tarawally, husband; Sorie Tarawally, siblings; John, Paul, James, Hannah Marian, Samuel (all in the U.S.), and Lydia (Sierra (...)

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 Balboa Press of Australia and released to the public at the beginning of March. The reading coincided with celebrations marking Refugee Week, a programme described as “Australia’s peak (...)

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Dispelling the Ebola Myths and Misinformation: Citizens’ Responsibilities

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Ebola can be best described as an ‘exterminator’, a disease that is wasting away families and decimating communities. Because of its (...)


Sierra Leonean Women and the Ebola Pandemc

By Zainab Tunkara Clarkson.* As the dreaded ebola virus disease (EVD) ravages across West Africa with a vengeance, afflicting young and old with merciless impunity, it is unfortunate to note that (...)

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